Is it petty for a woman to remind a man she pays the bills? KOT share thoughts



People have shared their thoughts on being married to someone without a job, and the financial burden placed on them

Many resented their partner for putting more financical pressure on them.

Others revealed they gave their partner ultimatums.

Married women on Classic 105 shared their honest views on having an unemployed spouse, with many admitting they resent their partner.


Here are some sample views from classic fans:

If she pay rent of one month it would be the talk of the Town for the whole year
We men take care of the pills in the house for decades but nobody would not know.

We are not that petty, maina we carry our responsibility and we don’t go back and count because if we do there is nothing women will have of their own

God is great I was waiting for such a topic kama yule alisema anaoshewa gari na bwana wake why don’t she ever thought of opening a business for him to do or even empower him in one way if she is okay upstars #MainaAndKingangi


most of these primary school teachers were educated by their men, if a lady buys you a Trouser that will be the talk in their meetings, ata bibilia inasema what the right hand gives the left hand should not know

#MainaAndKingangiMen are like a cow which gives milk which feeds entire village and keeps quiet Women are like Hen which lays one egg and makes noise in the entire village. The egg can’t even feed two people

@ItsMainaKageni @Classic105Kenya A Real Woman NEVER utters such from Her mouth, thoughts & deep in Her. It shows disrespect, demean & immaturity.. That’s how women throw Blessings thinking they’re making themselves look better.


Kwanza nani anawaambia au kuwalazimisha wanawake kununua hayo magari au sijui rent? They do it willingly bila gun on their heads. Quit paying if you dont want otherwise shutter up, mnatupigia kelele hapa. Y’all gullible

So what? You loved him and you had sworn to be with him for better and worse. Why leave him anyway? It means that wasn’t true love. True love conquers all #MainaAndKingangi


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My husband of 8 years is lazy and won’t get a job


People go through rough patches in their lives sometimes. But how can you deal with a partner who doesn’t want to do anything about it?

On the Thursday conversation on Classic 105, a woman spoke about how she works and pays the bills while her jobless husband stays at home. She does all this without complaining, and insists they respect and love one another.

I supported my man for four years and we are still together, I understand if he has not had a job for four years, I give him transport money because he doesn’t have a job.

However this isn’t the case for another woman Keziah, who spoke of her untold suffering with a jobless man

The woman whose unemployed husband hasn’t attempted to return to the workforce took some drastic action.


She kicked him to the curb saying

let me tell you these guys you don’t need to show him any peace, the man should be the provider, I kicked him out

I’ve been with my man for eight years, he was supportive and helping me until the day he lost this job, so I supported the guy and now it’s been two years and he does is cheat on me in the neighborhood.

She tried to stay positive and upbeat however tiem took it’s toll on her. She said

I believe for three years I also supported him. Let me tell you something about guys once you show them the comfortableness, they will take advantage of you, my husband used to be so hardworking now he has become lazy and sits at home all day, then goes to be with other women out there, he leaves home at 4pm and comes back past midnight, what is he doing, women should wake up.


She has tried broaching the subject of his returning to work and the response ?

This bugger the only thing he knows how to do is go around roam outside with women, these guys you don’t need to show them any peace, I told him out nija (get out)

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Leave your accomplishments at the gate when you go home – Kingangi tells women


Women must constantly hide their achievements from their fragile husbands, according to Mwalimu Kingangi.

Mwalimu this morning wanted to discuss the responsibilities of successful women to their families. He felt that rich women are making their men feel like less of a man.

the husband to the late Joyce Laboso at her funeral said when Laboso came home to him, she used to leave all the titles and power trappings at the gate and would be his wife at home. Now tell me how many  powerful women can do that? I won’t mention names, you know them  and when she goes home she should be a wife and mother, make sure your husband is happy and make sure you do homework with the kids,

Here is his list of conditions for successful women to do at home

  • Be submisive
  • Hand over your salary
  • Cook for him

Just like Size 8, these women give their entire salaries to their husbands

One of the women on the show pointed out that a successful woman must remain humble in front of her husband so that he never feels threatened by her success. According to her, a woman shouldn’t gloat of her achievements, because it will belittle her husband. Instead, a woman must make her husband feel powerful by showing him how inferior she is.

 I earn more than him, he has all my ATM cards, some I have. I bought the house I educate the kids, once in awhile I cook, and this is my second marriage. why is she educating the kids? Because I’m in a better position, his salary wont allow the kids to go to the school I want, na pesa yake ananunua chakula

Maina Kageni rolled his eyes as far back as he could saying

ladies please listen to me if you let your husband get used to such situations of you paying all the bills, aki you have shown him bad manners

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I expect my husband to wash my car before I go to work

Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially in the era of breadwinner wives.

Women are far out earning their men, proving to be a problem in some relationships.

Yes, men and women react to money differently. Yes, they have different scripts. And yes, I think it’s important to talk about it, instead of pretending money is the same for everybody.

So what happens to the social norms when a woman earns more than her man?

A woman who bragged that she earns half a million shillings a month, narrated how she lives life happily with her jobless husband.

She spoke on the Maina and Kingangi show

I work earning half a million a month, he is jobless and wakes up to wash my car, and I expect to find house chores done when I come back home from work


She added

We have been together for three years and I provide everything without complaining, He does house chores and it makes me happy, even when we go out I pay the bills without complaining, and he is ok with that and I respect him, he has never cheated on me and neither have I. I am a happy woman maina

Dear Classic fam, I want to hear your stories. If you earn more than your partner, does it affect your relationship? How does gender play a role in your finances?

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Sports journalist Mukami Wambora’s college degree might just surprise you


The Citizen TV anchor is fondly remembering having studied law 8 years ago.

Mukami revealed she studied law in a hearty post.

She wrote

Facebook just reminded me that this happened 8 years ago 😳.. I’m no longer practising law but I am glad I studied it. Also at least I can still fit in the skirt

if you’re looking for some degree inspiration, you could do worse than finding out what your favourite celeb studied at uni – it might just surprise you. And it just goes to show, you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.

Other Kenyan celebrities who studied law but are now doing something different include:

  •  Polycarp aka Fancy Fingers
  • Sanaipei Tande
  • Sarah Hassan
  • Nameless
  • Wahu
  • Frasha
  • Brian Chweya (Elani)

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Tips: 10 Best ways to safeguard your ambitions

We all have ambitions, the difference is the degree and level to which we are willing to go to be successful.

These can be easily killed especially when surrounded by negative people. However there are various ways of protecting them.

They include;

Be kind

Always be ready to learn and be corrected in case you are wrong. Ambitious people are always kind and humble.

Stay focused

Always avoid people that will drain your energy towards your goals. You have to be positive minded and focused to achieve your ambitions.

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Avoid comparison

Never compare yourself with other people because people are never the same. Never strive to be like someone who is much more qualified than you. This might kill your dreams and hopes hence may kill your dreams.

Have a you time

Create time for yourself once in a while. This will help you have a preview on how far you are fairing on with life and make amends in case of mistakes.


Have faith in yourself and believe in all the efforts you make towards achieving your goals. You are the first source of motivation before anyone else in your life.

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Do not backbite people

If you want great things to happen to you, then you should wish the same for others. Never talk about other people behind their backs or judge them because it might also happen to you. Use other people’s challenges as a lesson in your life to make something better.

Make wise decisions

Take time when making your decisions to prevent cases of regretting your actions. Never make decisions when you are either so excited or angry.

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Set attainable goals

Set goals that are reasonable and can be achieved. When you set goals that are far much your standards, chances are that you will eventually quit.

Have a watch 

Always be time conscious. Manage your time well and spend all your time in doing constructive work that brings positive impact to you.

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Things successful people do before 8 A.M that you didn’t know

Studies show that human beings are more productive in the morning. The way you spend your first hours when you wake up predicts the rest of your day. These are some of the things successful people do before 8am:

Tokeo la picha la meditating


This helps your muscles and mind to relax. When you have a relaxed mind, it will be easier for you to be productive in anything that you will be doing in the course of the day.

Eat and drink 

You have to be healthy to be successful. These are the basic needs that can help you accomplish what you had planned for. When you are hungry it will become a challenge for you to concentrate in whatever you will be doing.

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Spend the first 30 mins of your waking hours to engage your body in exercises and make it a routine. This will freshen you up before starting to tackle your daily duties. It will help you stay active for the rest of the day.

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Stay positive

Always have a positive mind on what you are doing no matter how hard it may be. When you become positive about everything you you will have that motivation to push through the day and will have positive results at the end of it all.

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This is what every person should be doing before starting your day. It is most important to give thanks to God and praise him for everything that you got. When you place your work, business and life unto to God then you will receive abundant blessings and become successful in all that you do.

Create a ritual

When you create a routine to follow on a daily basis, it makes work easier for you. This makes you to be a more responsible person who can work under no supervision but your own goals that you are to accomplish.

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Wake up early

It is better to always wake up much earlier than the expected time. This gives you time to relax for some time before embarking on your daily duties. Waking up earlier also gives you time to prepare yourself and mind on how you are going to start your day.

Plan the day

When you have a planned routine on how the day is going to be spent, it makes work easier for you. Plan on how you are going to accomplish what you have planned earlier before getting ready to work on the same.

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People who work long hours are more likely to suffer a stroke

People who work long hours are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke, research suggests.

A study found employees who juggle a demanding 10 hour work schedule every day for at least a decade are 45 per cent more likely to develop the life-threatening condition.

And, in a result that baffled the French researchers, the under 50s were more at risk than their older colleagues.

The research was carried out by Paris Hospital, Versailles, and led by Professor Alexis Descatha, of the occupational health unit.

Britons have been found to have the longest working days of anywhere in Europe.

Irregular shifts, night work and the strain of a high-pressure job have all been blamed for poor health among employees.


To uncover how the working day may affect the risk of stroke, the researchers started analysing the hours of 143,592 French workers in 2012.

Of these volunteers, 42,542 (29 per cent) reported having long hours, which was defined as working more than 10 hours at a time for at least 50 days a year.

Around one in ten of the study’s hard grafters claimed they had worked these hours for at least a decade.

Over the next seven years, 1,224 of the volunteers suffered a stroke.

Results – published in the journal Stroke – revealed those who reported working long hours had a 29 per cent greater risk of the life-threatening condition.

And the odds rose to 45 per cent for the 14,481 (10 per cent) who had done this for a decade or more.

This remained true even after the researchers adjusted for any other heart-related risk factors or previous strokes.

Surprisingly, the participants, who were aged between 18 and 69, were more at risk if they were younger.

‘The association between 10 years of long-work hours and stroke seemed stronger for people under the age of 50,’ Professor Descatha said.

‘This was unexpected. Further research is needed to explore this finding.’

The scientists particularly worry about the wellbeing of healthcare workers, who are typically forced to endure long shifts.

‘I would also emphasise many healthcare providers work much more than the definition of long working hours and may also be at higher risk of stroke,’ Professor Descatha said.

‘As a clinician, I will advise my patients to work more efficiently and plan to follow my own advice.’

Business owners, CEOs, farmers, professionals and managers have previously been found to suffer the effects of a long-working day.

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However, the French researchers argue these employees may have more control over their hours.

The researchers did not speculate as to why people who work long shifts are more likely to suffer a stroke.

But sitting down for too long – a problem rife among office workers – can lead to obesity and raise blood pressure, which the NHS warns can raise the risk of strokes.

Other studies have also suggested a similar danger for those who work long hours.

A two-year study of more than 85,500 British and Scandinavian employees found those who worked at least 55 hours a week were 40 per cent more likely to develop atrial fibrillation over the next decade than those who put in the ‘normal’ 35-to-40.

Atrial fibrillation is defined as an abnormally fast, irregular heart rate. The condition affects around one million people in the UK, and can lead to stroke, heart failure or even dementia.

A 2015 international study of more than 600,000 people found the risk of developing stroke increased by a third in those who worked more than 55 hours a week compared to those who stuck to the traditional ‘9-to-5’ day.

And their odds of developing heart disease rose 13 per cent.

-Daily mail

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5 Ways to strategically plan for a new week effectively

Planning for a new week is very important. What is more important is knowing what to do every day for the entire week without much hustle.

We have highlighted how you can do this as you plan for the week.

1. Schedule everything in your calendar

This will be like your savior into the week.

Planning and arranging your week and scheduling all that into the calendar is everything that you need for that week.

This simplifies your work flow and and helps you to keep tabs on what you ought to do.


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2. Manage your weekly schedule before the start of the week

Prioritize your tasks before hand to manage the rest of the week.

Take advantage of the weekend to plan for your week in order to prioritize for all the plans you have made.


3. Update meetings before the week starts

Again, take advantage of the weekend and plan the duties, meetings and assignments for that week.

This helps you to be focused and manage your week without much hustle.

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4. Review your previous weeks 

This allows you to set goals for the next week by knowing what happened in the previous week,

If there were any losses, un attended meetings, less sales, and all that, by reviewing what happened in the previous week, you get to know what adjustments and changes you need to make.


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5. Do it after and the week after that ….and so on

Making this a habit and doing it on a weekly basis makes weekly planning manageable.

It helps you not to strain your time and to manage your weekly events successfully


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How a lady should appear for interviews to score that job

When going for an interview you must look presentable, that goes without saying.

The panel judges you by how you look, so it will be of benefit to you to step out in your finest.

The following are ways to enhance your look;

You should wear suits with a skirt or pants. Suits portray seriousness so when you appear in one you make a good impression of being ready to work. They should be simple and dark in color, neat and well pressed.

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Avoid wearing tight, bright or short clothes. Knee length skirts are recommended,  and the waistbands should not be cutting you half. Wear a blouse that matches the suit and avoid bright color or anything that is not official. Dress in a professional way that matches the position you are seeking for. It will make people to take you more seriously and treat you with respect.


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Try as much as possible to be natural. Avoid wearing too much make up. In case of nail polish it should be understated and not with long nails. Wear minimal jewelry and hair accessories that are not flashy, distracting or shiny.

The shoes worn should be fairly low-heeled and not noisy when walking. Avoid wearing shoes with open toes or back. They should not be of bright colors and should match the full outfit. You can carry a pair if need be.

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Take a shower in the morning and avoid wearing very strong perfumes. In this case deodorants are advisable to avoid allergic reactions. Make sure you have fresh breathe and avoid smoking or eating before interviews. This is to avoid cases of bad breath during the session.

Your hair should be thoroughly cleaned and professionally styled. Plaited hair should be well tied to avoid instances of hair covering your face. Short hairs should be neatly cut and combed. Avoid dying hair with bright dyes.

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6 Important things you need to know about working abroad

Have you ever been interested in working abroad? Well we have put a list on what you need to do when you take that new job in a foreign country.

Here are some of the things you might need to take into account when take that abroad role.

1. Laws

Understanding the laws of a foreign country is very important.

This helps you understand how to get your credit cards, your bank statements, how to file your returns, criminal offences not to commit and so forth.

It also helps you understand your rights as a foreigner in that country.

Understanding this helps  you to live  with no fear of if you are committing a crime or not.

2. Language barrier

Language barrier is simply not communicating the same language thus information being slow to process.

For instance if you go to a country like China, you get to understand that that most of the citizens there only speak Chinese.

This may be a language barrier as both parties may not understand each other.

Therefore when going to such countries, try to at least know the basic communications skills to ease communication.

3. Culture shock

I have seen people go to countries and come back sooner than expected due to culture shock.

Different countries have different cultures and beliefs and it is experienced mostly after leaving a familiar place or home.

Therefore to avoid this learn as much as you can about the new location before you go. This means the good, the bad, and the simply different.

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4. Understand your visa

This is very important and we will tell you why.

In cases where you are working in a different country it is important to understand your working visa operates

For instance if you decide to quit your job or worse get fired, it is important to know how your working visa works in such situations.

5. Create a bucket list

Don dull your moments when working in a new location or country.

Try out new things, go for road trips, try out new foods, network, make new friends and so on.

This will make your work more bearable in your new location.


6. If not now the then when?

If you get that new job in a foreign country, go for it.

If not now then when?


Most women would not trust their husbands with their salaries (Poll)

The topic of finances is one of the most important (if not the most important) in a marriage. This and s3x are probably the biggest reasons couples have issues in their marriages.

Maina Kageni and Kingangi last week spoke about the issue of finances exhaustively but it still remains controversial especially in the era of equal rights and feminism.

We conducted a poll on the Classic105 Facebook and Twitter page to find out from women, whether they could trust their husbands with their salaries, with the results being very interesting.

The Twitter poll was split right down the middle but the facebook page returned a result that showed that most women could not trust their men with their salaries.

Screenshot of the poll results
Screenshot of the poll results
Screenshot of the poll results
Screenshot of the poll results

Some of the responses to the poll are below;

Roselyne Mbugua: My papa only
Winny Carter: Not married so I wouldn’t know.
Bosibori Naomy: Which salary? If he trusts me with his salary why not.
Esther Wa Jeff: No
Roader Cliff: Neffa
Liz Derrick: Yeah
Mercy Kim: Yes
Mercy Luvai: No
Milka Muteo: No
Jaque Rupee: Yes ohh
Stella Juliet: No

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Research: Night shifts and jet lag fuel tumor growth

Working night shifts and having jet lag may make tumors grow faster by ‘turning on’ genes, new research suggests.

Disrupting the circadian rhythms that fuel our sleeping and waking cycles may ‘turn on’ genes that encourage cancer cells to multiply and ‘turn off’ the ones that block tumor growth, according to the new University of Pennsylvania study.

That means that simply keeping sleep schedules steady may help to cut cancer risks.

And the researchers even believe that timing cancer treatments correctly could make them more effective.


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Long before cell phone screens, fluorescent lights and the 24-hour news cycle, the human schedule was dictated by light and dark.

And try as we might to overcome nature with technology, our bodies still operate according to circadian rhythms, waves of sleeping and waking that regulate many of the body’s other processes.

These rhythms flow in a 24 hour cycle and are sometimes referred to as the internal clock.

But they are triggered by fluctuations in certain hormones that are, in turn, responsive to environmental cues, most notably light.

So when we force ourselves to stay up late into the night, or to do waking behaviors during dark hours, the body winds up fighting itself and the processes that would naturally occur at night.

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For example, women who do shift work are at five to 20 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer than the general population.

The same hormones that tell our body when to sleep also have effects on tumors.

In other words, the disruption accelerates cell division and, therefore, tumor growth.

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Scientists have already developed a drug that blocks the activity of that second protein, which is used in tumor fighting.

In fact, the team’s findings suggest that ‘chornotherapy’ or time-based cancer treatment might be able to supercharge drugs and techniques used to fight tumors.

Night Shift work and jet lags may make tumors grow faster by ‘turning on’ genes, new research suggests. Disrupted sleep patterns may turn on cancer genes.



-Daily mail

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Everything you need to know to nail a job interview

According to leading Australian recruitment expert, Kara Atkinson, the first 60 seconds of any meeting between a manager and potential employee are crucial – so being in top form is all important.

‘Before you even walk into the room and sit down. Right or wrong, judgements are being formed quickly,’ Ms Atkinson said.

What top nine things should you do to impress at an interview?

1. Make sure your hair has been cut recently, and your nasal hair is non-existent.

2. Take your sunglasses off your head and remove any facial piercings.

3. Wear deodorant/aftershave/perfume, but not enough that your interviewer can smell it before they see you.

4. Wear industry appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes.

5. Shake hands – firmly. And make some eye contact while you’re doing it. Then maintain eye contact.

6. Accept the water/tea/coffee when asked. You are attempting to build a relationship here.

7. Push the small talk as you walk towards the interview room – traffic, weather, something in reception that you noticed whilst waiting, anything to build rapport quickly.

8. Give specific and concise examples to each question. Don’t be vague or offer suggestions as to what you would do in a hypothetical situation.

 9.  Try to smile often, work some humour and commonality into the conversation.


The 5 signs you are on the brink of a burnout 

While juggling the demands of a busy life can be exhausting, pushing yourself too far, and too often can leave you burnt out – a condition more damaging to your health than stress.

‘You no longer feel capable of caring about what’s important to you, to making any effort, or staying motivated,’ Reach Out explained.


What are the signs you may be experiencing burnout?

* Feeling exhausted and unable to perform basic tasks

* Losing motivation in many aspects of your life, including your work and friendships

* Feeling unable to focus or concentrate on tasks

* Feeling empty or lacking in emotion

* Losing your passion and drive

* Experiencing conflict in your relationships with co-workers, friends and family

* Withdrawing emotionally from friends and family

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5 efficient ways to achieve the perfect life-work balance

Most if not all the times, work might be very demanding , however, it should never become a priority over your well-being, your life and your peace of mind

You need time and energy for your hobbies and interests, for your family and loved ones.

We have highlighted 5 ways that can give you tips on how to balance both life and work.

1. Always schedule your events

By micro managing your events , it will help you create time for office activities as well as free time to do your own kind of personal activities outside work like hanging out with family and friends.

This creates balance for both your social and professional life.



2. Do not procrastinate 

This is a very important factor for a very simple reason, when you procrastinate, you will be taking time from an activity or your free time.

In short if you have planned to do something, just do it otherwise you will end up messing your schedules, in the end you will end up not having a balance between your professional and your personal life.

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3. Make sure you like your work

If you have a problem with where you are working or you simply just don’t like your job, you will not be happy, plain and simple.

It doesn’t mean you have to love everything about your job but have some positives about it that will make you want to go to the office every morning.

This will make you create balance between your working conditions, and your personal life in general.



4. Make time for yourself

If you do not make time for yourself, you will be very miserable in both your work and personal life.

It is very important to create time for yourself. This will make it very easy to distinguish your work and you personal life time. It is very important to do this, trust me you will age gracefully if you make sure you have time for yourself.

By making time, it basically means, go out, go make your hair, go for spa dates, travel, try out new things, sleep more and much  more of that.

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5. Introduce some little spice to your life

If both your personal life and work have been stagnating or have become boring, change a few things to add that extraness to your life.

It is important to keep your life happy with some spiced up activities. This will not strain you from trying to keep a balance between the two.

If you think that you do not spend quality time with your family in the evening, try to reschedule your work hours. Maybe arrive at work a little early and come back home a bit early.




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5 career lessons everyone should know about the job market

“Work hard and get those good grades so that you get that perfect career job,” are some of the words that we have all heard in our years of growing up.

However, as you get into that job space you realize that not everything is on a silver platter like they once said.

So here are 5 lessons that  you need to know in the career world.

1. Success takes time

Success takes a lot of hard work and simply just sticking to your plan is very important.

Being happy in your career doesn’t come as easily as you think or just with a blink of an eye, reaching success takes time  and accepting this requires patience.

One more thing, success doesn’t happen by taking one bold leap. Don’t forget the little steps you take along the way, they may not seem much now,they may even seem insignificant  but years from now, you will be glad you took them.


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2. Even your best career will have its down sides 

Even on your worst days, that carer is still worth the try, it may have some down sides to it like working long shifts, little or small pay but that does not necessarily mean you have to quit that job.

Looking at the positive side to that job will help you know your initial goal and that is to work hard  reaching for that success.


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3. Your idea of a dream job can change

In the job industry, the idea of what you have in mind as a dream job can easily change. The truth is everyone deserves to love their career, but more importantly everyone has the ability to do so.

It won’t happen immediately, and along the way you might find that you are good at another career than the one you thought you were good at.

You may have thought that your career path was writing but you may find that you are also really good at anchoring.


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4. Career happiness require work

Ever been in a work environment and you see people leaving their work stations everyday with a smile of their face? Do you wonder why? Do you wonder what their secret is ? You may even think they got a work promotion  or won the lottery 365 days of the year.

Well the real secret is that people work hard to get to where they are .

Some may not have even loved the job when they stared but they persevered during all those low days and low paying jobs just to get to where they are.

5. You can create your own opportunities.

In every job career, when it comes to making moves in our career, we tend to wait for permission. We wait for someone to show us all the ropes instead of going to get the experience yourself.

We wait to get job promotions and increase in salaries instead of working hard to acquire you own job/firm so as to become less dependent of that place to begin with.

It’s a trap we so easily fall into when in reality, we are the only ones who can give ourselves permission to do something.  You can accomplish much more in a team than by yourself of course, but do not let the absence of help pull you down.

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Eight crucial steps to perfect your online profile for future employers



– Cheat sheet tells you how to get the basics right and use the perfect profile pic

– Build up your recommendations and use LinkedIn’s more hidden handy tools

– The nifty tips compiled by online-based Leisure Jobs could help your prospects

Someone with a fully optimised ‘all-star’ Linkedin profile is 40 times more likely to receive job opportunities via the website or app than those who don’t bother, recruitment experts at online-based Leisure Jobs claim.

With that in mind, to get ahead of the job-seeking pack you need to use these eight nifty ‘cheat sheet’ tips to make the most of your LinkedIn profile and secure that all-important dream job.

1. Get the basics right

There are a number of basic points on a LinkedIn profile that you need to get right. The most pertinent are outlined below.


As a starting point, include your first, last and middle name, if applicable. This is not the place for nicknames or humorous references to job titles such as ‘Sales Rockstar’ or ‘Developer Ninja’, Leisure Jobs says.

2. Get your image right

A crucial element of any decent LinkedIn account is a profile picture. You can also add a ‘banner’ image’ to your profile to give your profile an extra boost.

For a profile picture, consider the sort of industry you work in and select an appropriate headshot for both potential employers and your peers.

There a a few simple dos and don’ts to consider when selecting your profile shot.

Getting a professional photographer may seem like an unnecessary and time consuming expense, but it could pay off in the log run and help you curate a more professional looking online LinkedIn profile.

3. Get decent recommendations

For ongoing network development, a solid combination of recommendations and skill endorsements can go a long way to successful networking on LinkedIn.

Written by other members, recommendations add more credibility to your profile and work history and enhance your profile’s visibility to others.

4. Make use of LinkedIn’s hidden features

Setting up a basic profile on LinkedIn is all well and good, but to get the most out of the site you need to delve a little deeper.

For a start, you can message someone you are not connected with by joining a common group.

Click the hyperlinked members list on the group homepage, search for your desired connection and click the ‘Message’ button next to their name.

5. Show up in more search results

Customise your LinkedIn URL to make it easier for people to find you, more professional looking and easier to share. The SEO benefits may be minimal, but it is good practice nonetheless. To do this click the ‘Edit public profile & URL’ on the right-hand side of your profile.

Are you bilingual or multilingual? The general rule on LinkedIn is that you may only have one profile, however, according to Leisure Jobs, there is one exception to that rule: The Secondary Language Profile.

6. Polish your profile regularly

Make sure you keep your profile current. LinkedIn users who update their profiles are more likely to get job offers.

The best time to post on LinkedIn is, according to Leisure Jobs, between Tuesday to Thursday, 8am – 9am and 4pm – 6pm local time

7. Keep your online profile secure

With recent news of so many high-profile data breaches, it is important to make sure you know how to keep your LinkedIn account information private.

Automatic checks already protect all LinkedIn accounts and are designed to thwart unauthorised sign-in attempts and keep user’s data safe. But, you can take several additional steps to ensure your account is completely watertight.

8. Use the mobile app to get a new job

According to Leisure Jobs, half of LinkedIn visits are made on a mobile device, so if you don’t want to alert your bosses via your desktop that you are desperate for a new job, consider downloading LinkedIn’s mobile app.

If you’ve got the LinkedIn app you can use something called the ‘QR Code.’

This offers a quick way to find the profile of someone you just met so you can connect with them on the spot.