Many of us experience stress in some shape or form, whether it is in the short term, or long-term stress – especially now during a Global Pandemic! This can be pretty unpleasant, but more insidiously, this may in fact affect your health – and the approach you encompass to your work.
The GOOD NEWS is that you can learn to manage your stress more effectively, by learning the right tools and techniques.
Below, we will be looking at what stress is, what increases your risk of feeling it, and how you can manage it, so that it does not affect you negatively. Remember! Your health is your wealth!
As a consultant that has often been required to host sessions for candidates outside of South Africa, I have historically not enjoyed online encounters. Particularly when it comes to conducting simulations (or otherwise known as role-plays), I always prefer observing the candidate’s body language in reality.
However, Covid pushed many Consultants and Health Care providers into an alternate reality in offering sessions online. After having little to no choice during our heavier lockdowns, we were all forced to adapt – and results have been varying. Some businesses (Holistan included) have embraced the many positives of having a more remote business. Time and cost spent traveling to client’s sites and our own business premise has been minimised; overheads have been drastically reduced by working from home; more flexibility can be offered PLUS we have developed more of an appetite to accommodate international clients means we have been able to scale our business globally.
You may have noticed we have been making some elusive announcements as of late about some major changes taking place at Holistan…and here it is!
In honour of my 10 year wedding anniversary today to my lovely husband, Garth Almendro, I thought I would collate my thoughts on marriage and careers because surprisingly, there is a strong synergy between choosing a life partner, and choosing a career. Here is what I have learned in my professional and personal life.
Social media came into existence, well, for social reasons. However, social media, now more than ever, is an extremely powerful tool to find your next career opportunity. And, NO, it is not a tool just for Hipsters! Traditional methods of applying for advertised jobs on job boards, using your CV, are completely dated. Using social media can differentiate you from the competition. Here is how.
Given the global economic climate at this point in time, you would be a fool to think that the traditional method of applying for jobs using your CV is the right tactic to employ. Of course the CV document, and related profiles on job boards are still important. However, to really get noticed, you will need to rise above the competition. Luckily for you, we are about to disclose all these tactics – absolutely free – below!
It is certainly a strange headline for our blog this week – especially considering one of our core offerings is Professional CV Writing here at Holistan. However, the reason for this article is to dispel the myths and facts around CV writing. Below, we are about to reveal ALL our secrets behind this art, as well as what you need to know if you do contract a CV writer to compile your resume.
There has been a definite increase in the number of South Africans contacting Holistan to support them in finding work overseas. We here at Holistan are fortunate enough to have a number of contacts, specifically abroad. Thus the perceptions we describe below are predominantly from a European perspective. Although South Africans have got a fantastic reputation when it comes to our work ethic, there are a number of uncomfortable faux paus’ we commit – mostly not even knowing it. Below is an outline of what you need to be aware of – especially if you are seeking employment abroad – or if you have just started a position.
***Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for the offence that may caused to our readers. The content of this post are opinion only, based on our experience in the business world.
On Saturday night, our President gave us the news we have all been yearning to hear: We are moving into Level 2 Lockdown from midnight tonight! Instead of feeling happy, excited, and relieved… I felt… the same. And then I started to feel disappointed at the anticlimactic emotion I was feeling. Feel similar? Let us unpack these emotions.
The News and your social media newsfeeds are probably filled with the latest stats on C-19, alongside the growing worry around the economic damage that our current set of circumstances is causing.
However, little attention is being paid to the psycho-social impact of the 2020 Corona Virus and subsequent draconian lockdown. Research is showing us that the increase in anxiety and depression is mounting. We simply have to look at the stats from Lifeline and SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group), which have observed a 50% increase in calls to their respective crisis lines.
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