Most people looking for a job put it on hold in December. That’s generally because hiring slows down during the holiday season as people take vacations and lose time to seasonal events, and companies do other year-end activities like budgeting and employee evaluations. December may not be when you’ll land a lot of interviews for permanent work,
Difficulty in asking for and accepting help is a common problem for a lot of people. In wanting to seem self-reliant and capable, and in living in a society that triumphs the “pushing on through” mentality, asking for help can feel like a negative action — a sign of failure. In my experience, it is
An EU Budget that Invests in Potential charts the potential results that EU aid could deliver at a time when Sub-Saharan Africa is home to more than half of the world’s extreme poor. As the world’s largest aid donor, the EU needs to lead the way and get closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030.
We often equate success with talent. But the reality is, talent and technical skills alone are not enough. We all have seen talented people squander their success by making poor decisions. Here are 10 behaviors that require zero talent yet have a huge impact on our success: Being on Time – Many people have a habit
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Uganda office, invites politically interested and active young people to apply for the 2019 intake of the Young Leaders Training Forum. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is a German political foundation with more than 100 offices worldwide. It is dedicated to the promotion of international dialogue and social justice. In Uganda, FES supports the transition to
Jesse Lutabingwa, Associate Vice Chancellor of International Education and Development at Appalachian State University, has written over 300 international project proposals and earned over $5 million in grants. He says even excellent projects need help from outside supporters. These are his tips on how to meet and work with partners and funders for your next
For any community organization or project, grants can be a valuable source of funding. Yet, writing a grant proposal can be a challenging process that raises many questions. It is important to note that grants are generally available for discrete periods of time, and you cannot rely on a grant to fund your project or
Jesse Lutabingwa, Associate Vice Chancellor of International Education and Development at Appalachian State University, has written over 300 international project proposals and has been awarded over $5 million in grants. He has developed tips to prepare a winning grant proposal that he recently shares with a group of Mandela Washington Fellows. While his tips will
The speaker walked into the room, tapped the microphone, ducked for cover at the high-pitched screech his tapping produced, laughed mechanically, swallowed audibly, mumbled something, and began stuttering. It all went downhill from there. The most interesting part of the presentation was over. While he strung word upon flat word, I looked around the room.
Every day, we write campus papers, blog posts, work documents, emails and social media updates. Our writing represents who we are personally and professionally, so it’s worth it to hone your skills. Here are twenty-five tips to help you communicate better in text. How to Get Started 1. Set Writing Goals Maybe you want to write a certain