The Insight: Get the extra edge in the employment market

BY JOHN VIANNEY AHUMUZA A few weeks ago the UCU career development office conducted yet another finalists’ Careers Week. The theme was: “Beyond the transcript”. Skilled and experienced facilitators from within and outside UCU spoke to the students on various topics. I was honoured to be part of this purposefully selected team. Indeed, the world continues to change and so are the required skills for ideal professionals. This trend is influenced by globalization. Therefore, anyone searching for a job placement needs to conform to international standards. This global perspective is…

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When jealousy derails professional politesse

BY JOHN VIANNEY AHUMUZA Did you know that jealousy is a reality in every professional practice? According to the Psychology Today website, jealousy is a complex emotion that encompasses many different kinds of feelings, ranging from fear of abandonment to rage and humiliation. The same site confirms that jealousy can strike both men and women when a third-party threat to a valued relationship is perceived. It can be a problem among siblings competing for parental attention, or envy after a more successful friend or workmate. In any professional environment, there are…

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