From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

From Jeff Bezos’s advice to discussing salary in an interview: Suzy Welch’s top 6 career tips of 2017

limbing the career ladder is no easy feat. After all, even the most experienced professionals face confusion about how to get ahead in the workplace. However, according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, there are a few key steps you can take to ease your journey and ensure that your career stays on track. From offering year-round tips about how to negotiate, interview and excel at work, below are the best pieces of career advice Welch recommended in 2017. Suzy Welch: Here’s how to answer the interview question,…

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Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

There’s a widely circulated YouTube video you may have seen called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” To spoof the strange, stilted dynamics of conference calls, it replicates them in a face-to-face setting. Participants stiffly announce their names at the door of a meeting room, are suddenly interrupted by bizarre background noises, and find themselves inexplicably locked out of a room they were just in. If you haven’t watched it, do. You’ll recognize the familiar awkwardness of virtual meetings, where the rhythm of conversational interaction is thrown wildly askew by…

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The beginner’s guide to become a web developer: Tips, prospects and resources

The beginner’s guide to become a web developer: Tips, prospects and resources

We cannot do without websites, and every website has a number of web developers working behind it. Get some great tips to make it big in this lucrative career. Web development career tips RELATED STORIES 10 ways to improve your career in 10 minutes or less 4 emerging career options that are fast becoming popular Digital Marketing: Next big career opportunity A career in photography: Time is right but competition is intense Raise a toast to a wine-tasting career in India Summer is the perfect time for students to explore…

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Startups chip in with career tips for students

Startups chip in with career tips for students

CHENNAI: Having spent 8 years in an IT company , instrumentation engineering graduate Rajiv Jhunjhunwala, wanted a career change, as he could not perform well in his current role.He had approached Career Futura, a startup that connected him with an IT industry veteran to help him find his true calling. Going beyond psychometric profiling and the conventional career counselling with psychologists and career counselers, startups provide the extra layer of matching the aspirants with people in the industry who have been there done that or provide a tech-based assessment of…

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Experts’ top tips for success in online classes

Experts’ top tips for success in online classes

Nearly 5,000 students are enrolled in online courses at CSU this semester. Many study fully online, and others are taking just one or a few of their classes online. Regardless of your online course load, it’s important to remember that studying online comes with a unique set of advantages and challenges. Several CSU professors and instructors have offered their advice for success in online courses. Here are some of their best tips. Get to know your instructor and peers Linnea Sudduth Ward, instructor Taking the time to get to know…

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Six tips on starting a career in fashion

Six tips on starting a career in fashion

Choose an area of fashion It’s important to decide which specific area of fashion you are interested in, says Alexandra Alberta Yeo, founder of jewellery label Alexandra Alberta. “Fashion jobs include everything from: photography, styling, merchandising, buying to designing. Hone in on one area and then go from there.” Lauren Gibson, who works with Fashion Awareness Direct, agrees that you should build focused experience on the area you’re interested in. “CV’s and applications that are focused and succinct are more successful than broad ‘I love fashion’ CVs.” Get work experience…

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TOP TIPS FOR INTERVIEW SUCCESS

TOP TIPS FOR INTERVIEW SUCCESS

In the current market where many individuals have similar experience, employers are putting more emphasis on personality when interviewing potential employees. Below are tips to make you stand out from the crowd: • Be fully prepared before interview – Ensure you know your interview location, information on the company, and names and backgrounds of who you will be meeting, which can be done through their website and career websites. Thoroughly read the job description and your resumé to prepare examples of where you meet the requirements. • Create the right…

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FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT

FIVE TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT

Be realistic. Recruiters and HR professionals take time to write accurate job descriptions and advertisements. If you do not match at least 80% of their requirements, chances are you will not be considered for the role, but there are techniques for you to land your dream career. • Pick a good recruiter. They advise you on how to present your CV, which roles to apply for and your salary level. They develop relationships with their clients, presenting candidates for roles along with their own recommendation and interview notes. Crucially, they…

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