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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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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