Dropping out of university was the best career decision I ever made

Dropping out of university was the best career decision I ever made

I wish I could say I knew the exact moment when I decided to drop out of university. My sixth form, like many others, prioritised going to university above any other path, so with little knowledge about other options, I applied to study journalism. I thought I was going to take the usual route into the profession: a degree, perhaps a master’s or an NCTJ followed by a series of internships and finally – hopefully – a staff job. Instead, I left the course after the first year because I…

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I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

I finally found a way to get students talking in class: Teach it online

Bill Bergman taught digital marketing to students at the University of Richmond Robins School of Business. Here, he writes about the unexpected result of an experiment in teaching:  Bill Bergman. (Kevin Schindler/Kevin Schindler Art and Design) I feel especially close to the 20 undergraduate students who just completed my five-week summer session marketing class. This close bond wasn’t a result of the usual experiences that bring students and their instructors together, like individual office meetings or vibrant classroom discussions. The closeness was created digitally, because this was a class delivered…

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NICL AO Scale I Recruitment 2017: Prelims Results Declared,

NICL AO Scale I Recruitment 2017: Prelims Results Declared,

NEW DELHI: National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) has published the results of NICL AO prelims 2017 results on the official website of the company. NICL recruitment section has published the the list of candidates (Alphabetical Order) who have qualified for appearing in Phase-II Main Examination for the post of Administrative Officer (Scale-I), following the examination held on June 3 at various centers across the country. The list NICL published today, also includes PWD candidates. According to NICL AO Prelims results notification published today, qualified candidates are advised to satisfy themselves…

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NICL AO Scale I Recruitment 2017: Prelims Results Declared

NICL AO Scale I Recruitment 2017: Prelims Results Declared

NICL AO Prelims Result Declared, Check @ Nationalinsuranceindia.nic.co.in NEW DELHI:  National Insurance Company Ltd. (NICL) has published the results of NICL AO prelims 2017 results on the official website of the company. NICL recruitment section has published the the list of candidates (Alphabetical Order) who have qualified for appearing in Phase-II Main Examination for the post of Administrative Officer (Scale-I), following the examination held on June 3 at various centers across the country. The list NICL published today, also includes PWD candidates. According to NICL AO Prelims results notification published…

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Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

Why I Feel It Is Important To Focus On Building A Career, Rather Than Searching For The Perfect Companion

  The legendary Lady Gaga once said, “Some women choose to follow men and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore”. My thoughts are on the same line. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that searching for a partner is foolish, but doing that at the expense of your career (especially if you are young or the decision is not yours) might not be…

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IBPS CWE RRB V office assistants main exam, officer scale I, II, III results declared

IBPS CWE RRB V office assistants main exam, officer scale I, II, III results declared

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will on Friday declare the results of Common Written Exam for Regional Rural Banks (CWE RRB V) on its official website. (Ravi Kumar/HT file) The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Friday declared the results of Common Written Exam for Regional Rural Banks (CWE RRB V) on its official website. Candidates can check the results of main examination for recruitment of office assistants, combined results of main exam and interview for officers scale I, combined results of single exam and interview for…

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3 Lessons I Learned From Bombing An Interview That I Thought Was A Sure Thing

3 Lessons I Learned From Bombing An Interview That I Thought Was A Sure Thing

Early in my career, my boss made the terrible mistake of telling me that I was the best interviewee he’d ever met. “It was evident from the beginning that we should hire you,” he said, “and the only thing I’d tell you to do differently next time is to ask me for a $1 billion salary.” OK, the last part of that quote isn’t entirely accurate, but the damage was all the same. Not only was I convinced that I was the best candidate on the planet, but I also thought…

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‘I was a little homesick’: Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle chose acting over a foreign service career because she wanted to stay in LA… as she spends time with the royal in London

‘I was a little homesick’: Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle chose acting over a foreign service career because she wanted to stay in LA… as she spends time with the royal in London

Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle chose acting over a promising career in foreign service because she was homesick for her native Los Angeles. The 35-year-old Suits star made the confession in an essay for a new book titled The Game Changers, which asked 40 famous women to reveal their ‘success secrets’. Meghan’s contribution was written just two weeks before her relationship with the popular royal was made public. ‘I was a little homesick’: In an essay, Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle revealed she chose acting over a foreign service career because…

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How To Answer The Mid-Career Question, ‘What Should I Do Next?’

How To Answer The Mid-Career Question, ‘What Should I Do Next?’

“What should I do next?” I hear this question a lot. After running a company designed around the new world of work for the past decade, I’ve had hundreds of discussions with people in the middle of their careers who feel stuck, unhappy, disengaged or confused — and who are looking for a better path. A group studying job satisfaction in the U.K. suggests the mid-career slump is “U-shaped” — meaning, our satisfaction with our work peaks at the beginning and end of our careers, but often dips in the…

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I dedicated 16 years to a regeneration project and yet didn’t get director’s post

I dedicated 16 years to a regeneration project and yet didn’t get director’s post

Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremyadvice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. Here is the latest dilemma – what are your thoughts? I am in my mid-50s and for 16 years have poured everything into a regeneration project within a local authority. I initiated the renewal of a previously neglected cultural asset, setting the strategy, raising six-figure sums in funding, while…

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