9 things to think through to ensure your second career is a hit 

9 things to think through to ensure your second career is a hit 

If you are returning to work after a break, know that the professional world has moved on. By Devashish Chakravarty You want to reset the career button because you are either fed up with your current role or your industry as gone into a tailspin. Perhaps you want to reboot your personal and professional life because you have just retired or have moved into a new country or a new family where your needs and demands have changed. Maybe you are returning to work after a long break and want to restart…

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Follow these 9 steps to make your second career a success

Follow these 9 steps to make your second career a success

eset. Reboot. Restart There could be many reasons why you may want to hit the reset button on your current career. Maybe the industry you are in has gone into a tailspin. Maybe you are returning to work after a long break and want to restart your career. Or maybe you are just plain fed up with the daily humdrum. If you are someone who is considering changing their career, here are nine steps to ensure that it is a success. Plan for the long term Think about the goals…

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Kickstart your career

Kickstart your career

Which is better for a career that is about to take off — startups or MNCs? A look at the pros and cons involved in both. The uncertainty and ambiguity that everyone faces at the beginning of their career and the alternate career choices that they can opt for is one of the most important decisions in life. The career path you chose plays an instrumental role in being the driving force as you will be spending a large chunk of your time there. However, the realities of working in…

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Seeking A Career Boost: What Is The Best Study Abroad Experience?

Seeking A Career Boost: What Is The Best Study Abroad Experience?

Previously in this blog, I have highlighted often quite surprising findings from the UK and also the European Commission, giving evidence about the various career advantages one gets from studying for some time abroad. A lot of research has been done about these benefits. Recently an American survey of 4500 graduates, conducted by the Institute for International Education (IIE) in Washington DC was published. It addressed this question: how much more do you benefit from a long (typically a year) study period abroad than a short one (typically 8 weeks)?…

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Arithmetic of career

Arithmetic of career

Gauri Chhabra Are you a number cruncher? Do you love solving mathematical problems? Are you data driven? If yes, you are on the threshold of a growth trajectory of diverse range of careers such as actuaries, computer engineering, mathematicians, economics, professors and much more and will be the most sought after resource. Getting in To make a career in mathematics after Class XII, you need to pass Plus II with physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM). To explore the career options after graduation, you must have obtained a bachelor’s degree in…

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Job Search: Can your brain tell what career is right for you?

Job Search: Can your brain tell what career is right for you?

Can your brain hold the answers to what career is most suitable for you? Every brain is wired differently, which means everything from your thought process to your reaction to a situation and even the skill sets you possess will be different from someone else. A revolutionary new process called 4D Brain Analysis promises to unlock the secrets of the brain and provide scientific answers about one’s personality. The patent-pending 4D Brain Analysis combines four different steps to arrive at answers. Components of the analysis include Brain Mapping, DNA mapping,…

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4 Ways Your Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

4 Ways Your Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

We all know that millennials love a good side hustle—to fuel both their passions and wallets. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 44% of 25-34 year olds and 39% of 18-24 year olds have a side hustle to supplement their daily 9 to 5. While some may argue that adding on responsibilities might detract from success at work, if managed properly, there is also significant potential for career advancement. When we start a business or passion project, we are often put into positions outside of our comfort zones. We can be challenged…

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A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

Every England all-rounder of the past forty years has, at some point or other, been labelled as ‘the new Ian Botham.’ Chris Lewis, a Guyanese born seam bowler and middle-order batsman who played 32 Tests and 53 ODIs for England, was no different. But his story went down a very different path to that of Botham. In 2008, Lewis was stopped at Gatwick Airport with three cans of cocaine in his luggage. He was sentenced to thirteen years in prison. During his first night in confinement, fearful and desperate, Lewis…

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Going Back To College To Advance Your Career

Going Back To College To Advance Your Career

Hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear of a line of work that’s on the verge of being automated. As Peter Coy, economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek recently wrote, “automation is on the rise in fields from radiology to volleyball coaching.” That’s the bad news for American workers. Credit: Shutterstock The good news is that the country’s employers are seeking to fill more than six million job openings, a record number. The challenge many workers face today is not a lack of job opportunity but, rather, the skills to advance…

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Interested in an IT career? Here are 5 things you must remember

Interested in an IT career? Here are 5 things you must remember

  Interested in computer science and want to take up a career in information technology (IT)? Here are five things you should keep in mind. 1. It is best to take up science with physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM). Information Technology is a field where there is an increasing demand for professionals with a variety of computer specific qualifications for jobs which vary according to the skill requirement of IT companies. 2.There are several routes to a career in computers and IT. The three major IT-related courses in engineering are…

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