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November 21, 2019

If your response to the idea of a meeting about your past year’s performance is “make it be over”, try remembering that your review shouldn’t be a one-way street where your boss is doing all the talking – it’s also your chance to make clear the value you’ve added. And...

November 14, 2019

In the workplace, the primary ways in which stress and mental ill-health manifest are anxiety and depression, which although not always caused directly by work, can be exacerbated by it.

In some cases, the causes of stress do originate at work and this is referred to as...

October 31, 2019

With the launching of our very own UAE astronaut into space yesterday, we wanted to look at your ability to achieve what you want.

Can achievement be broken down into steps? It isn’t always that clean and easy, but those who achieve great things usually go through much...

September 23, 2019


To everyone that is celebrating, we hope you have a wonderful day.

From the team at Irwin & Dow.

September 12, 2019

Whether you feel stuck in your current position, were a recent casualty of a company layoff, or are about to embark on your professional life after graduation, looking for a job can be overwhelming. Between resumes and cover letters, job boards and social media, it’s h...

August 15, 2019

After hanging by the shore and soaking in the sun, the last thing you want to think about is work. But as much as you would like your vacation to last forever, it's time to come back to reality and figure out ways to get back to work after your vacation. Ideally, befor...

August 8, 2019

We can’t stress enough the importance on regularly asking for time off work and going on holiday. Not only does it decrease the risk of heart disease and depression, but it also improves productivity and lowers stress levels. However, stress can follow you on vacation...

August 1, 2019

Downtime is a rare thing in most workplaces — but there’s a good chance you’ll experience a slow day every once in a while. (If you’re reading this at work, you might be having one today.)

These quiet periods can be game changers if you use them to check to see if you'r...

April 25, 2019

You don't need to tell all to an employer. Sometimes, what you choose to leave off your applications is as important as what you include. Along with not revealing why you left a job or if you were fired, here are some other things you should keep to yourself to avoid d...

April 4, 2019

In an increasingly competitive job market, where there are often dozens of applicants for every vacancy, companies are looking for stand-out candidates. First impressions count, so a CV or application form is sometimes the only chance a jobseeker will have to grab an e...

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