Navigating a Discovery-Driven Career

Navigating a Discovery-Driven Career

Found Art Photography Diane Danielson giving a keynote at WordCamp Boston in 2016 “I should have gone to business school; that was much more interesting to me.” I hear this kind of thing a lot, especially from people who went to law school. They’re not sorry they went to law school; they just realize it was a springboard to doing something they enjoyed more or felt more passionate about than practicing law. Sometimes, they feel like a different springboard would have been even better. This is not at all about…

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How To Create A Career Bucket List

How To Create A Career Bucket List

If you’re always working for the weekend, you’re not alone. Just one-third of employees are actively engaged at work, leaving the majority of us unhappy on the job, according to the most recent State of the American Workplace Gallup poll. Instead of keeping an eye on the clock and the calendar, take the reins by creating a career that you love, experts suggest. “People often find themselves on a lifelong career journey without a destination in mind, only to look back at some point and realize they are not where they expected…

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How to get hired after a layoff or a career break

How to get hired after a layoff or a career break

Layoffs or looking for a job after a career break can be challenging. Here’s how you can realign your goals to triumph through life’s struggles. Layoffs are tough. It is the beginning of a rough battle filled with bouts of anxiety and uncertain paths, but let me tell you one thing — nothing is permanent, not even the adversities in your life.   Life is a bitter-sweet symphony of success and failures but do not let one misfortune break your confidence. Don’t panic! It may sound impossible to do, but…

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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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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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These online courses will turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

These online courses will turn your entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

Ditching your 9-to-5 and starting your own company can be daunting, especially if you’re going into it completely blind. A stellar business idea is worth nada if you don’t know what you’re doing, and attempting to get it off the ground all by your lonesome may cost you a lot of money (and maybe even a little bit of your soul). SEE ALSO: Could Microsoft Office still be the key to a promotion? Make an early investment in your company’s long-term success with Evan Kimbrell’s Business Launching Bundle, a set of seven…

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Get an education loan, at a swipe

Get an education loan, at a swipe

Getting an educational loan in India is very difficult, mainly for students who do not qualify to study in the top institutes in the country. It is also tough to garner funds to purchase expensive devices such as tablets and laptops that are a necessity for most professional courses. This is the key anomaly that Bengaluru-based financial tech firm, Quicklo, is attempting to solve. Founded a couple of years ago by Mrigank Shekhar, Kush Srivastava and Rahul Saxena, classmates from IIT Delhi, Quiklo partners with banks and non-banking financial institutions…

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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The letters “CFPB” may not be much more than alphabet soup to your average student loan borrower. They stand for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new-ish federal agency — created in 2011 — with a unique mission and a big effect on student lenders and for-profit colleges accused of defrauding or otherwise mistreating Americans. But the U.S. Education Department has just called a halt to the enforcement collaboration between itself and CFPB. This move leaves 44 million student loan borrowers, owing $1.4 trillion in debt, with potentially less, or at…

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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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