Career Courage: Do You Have What it Takes To Follow Your True Calling?

Career Courage: Do You Have What it Takes To Follow Your True Calling?

Summary Knowing what career you would like to follow can be almost as difficult as obtaining a job, and few people are fortunate enough to be able to say that they love their job and it provides them with the opportunity to lead the life they desire. “Career Courage” sets out the type of questions that you need to ask yourself to discover what really motivates you and matters in your work and personal life. Dissatisfied after three years in her chosen career as a psychotherapist, Katie C. Kelley decided…

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Should You Hire a Career Changer?

Should You Hire a Career Changer?

These days there’s a lot of talk about the difficulty of finding job candidates with adequate skills, education and/or experience to fill open positions. For small business owners, finding suitable employees can be especially challenging when competing against big companies with juicy perks. If you’re struggling find a new employee with the qualities you’re looking for, perhaps you should consider hiring someone who’s changing careers. Almost 6 of 10 working adults are interested in making a career change, a new study by the University of Phoenix School of Business reveals. Lack of opportunity, boredom…

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Are you ready for the career challenges of 2018?

Are you ready for the career challenges of 2018?

Each month Career Corner shares tips for taking your professional life to the next level. If 2017 has taught us one thing, it’s that adapting to change is more crucial than ever. Whether you’re looking for a job, changing careers or setting goals for the future, are you ready for the next challenge? Find out with this quiz built from the past year’s Career Corner columns. Answers are at the bottom. 1. You just lost your job. What’s the first thing you should do? a. Convince your boss to rehire…

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Which Career Battles Should You Fight And Which Should You Drop?

Which Career Battles Should You Fight And Which Should You Drop?

Kaleigh Moore had been working for an Illinois nonprofit as a PR manager for around two years when she asked her boss to work remotely once a week. “I was mostly doing email and phone outreach or writing work when I wasn’t traveling,” Moore recalls, and “the 100-plus miles on my car each day and gas money were significantly cutting into my earnings,” which weren’t that high to begin with. But Moore, who now works for herself as a writer for tech companies, was only 23 at the time and one of the least…

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8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

The idea of continuing to learn new things after leaving school is an attractive one, but one that can seem daunting. Finding both the time and the proper resources to learn something new can prove difficult, and leave us with unsatisfied curiosity. Even if we find a class we might be interested in, the cost can be prohibitive. So, to help you curious cats out, we present 8 online classes from Yale you can take right now, at no cost. Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Who hasn’t looked up at…

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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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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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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Long-distance learning is doable and you can succeed in it

Image courtesy of www.pixabay.com Long-distance learning is a convenient way of self-development and giving oneself an opportunity to achieve financial freedom through promotion at work, entrepreneurship, or qualification for a new career. Many people opt for long-distance learning because of their daily responsibilities such as full-time employment and taking care of their family members. Time management, goal orientation and self-discipline are the main requirements to be a prosperous long-distance learner. Nomahlubi Ngwenya, 28, of Kagiso is a full-time sales assistant in Muldersdrift, but decided to enroll at the Westcol Technical…

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Lost Your IT Job? A Scholarship To Help You ‘Bounce Back’

Lost Your IT Job? A Scholarship To Help You ‘Bounce Back’

Indian IT sector is facing challenges on multiple fronts, from change in technological landscape to stricter work permit regime in many countries. There have been also been reports of mass layoffs by various companies, even though the industry has consistently denied the allegations. To help IT workers who have lost their job in recent times, online professional training company Simplilearn is offering “Bounce Back” scholarships. The programme aims to help IT professionals avail free access to relevant courses and training programmes and help reskill themselves. The scholarships which are available…

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