Launch your career on the right trajectory

Launch your career on the right trajectory

Careers unfold over a lifetime. Unexpected opportunities and obstacles arise—at work and at home—that affect how a career progresses, especially for women. The same job that may eventually lead one person into the c-suite may end in a stalled career for another. There are multiple paths and no guarantees. It’s all part of the journey. But we do know that certain choices, especially early in one’s career, can set people on trajectories that increase the likelihood of long-term career success. So, a key question for gaining more gender equality in…

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What the happiest two-career couples are doing differently

What the happiest two-career couples are doing differently

Image: Shutterstock  The currently prevailing pessimism about the viability of dual-career couples may dishearten the romantic in us, but it has some basis in reality. Even for single people and sole breadwinners, work-life balance can sometimes feel like an impossibility. Two people staggering in search of their own equilibrium can easily step on each other’s toes, if not knock each other down. On the other hand, they could theoretically help each other find more solid footing than either could achieve alone. The optimistic quest for a shared, equal foothold helps…

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15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Get the recognition you deserve. Getting people to take you seriously isn’t always easy. It depends on elements like your appearance, your speech, and your body language. We put together 15 tricks that will help you establish credibility quickly. Examples include saying “no” on occasion and giving a solid handshake. Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way. If you want coworkers and friends to take you seriously, you’ve got to think seriously about the image you’re projecting – from your outfit to…

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4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

Tired of feeling stuck at work? Here are some suggestions for books that could help you break through. While it’s tempting to stream your favorite show in your down time, reading a helpful book instead can give you the tools you need to actually achieve your goals. Billionaires such as Warren Buffett , Bill Gates and Elon Musk credit much of their success to reading and learning. As Tesla and SpaceX founder Musk recently told Rolling Stone, “I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.” Here are four reads that will help you make 2018 a year…

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Become a genius at analytics with these classes on data science

Become a genius at analytics with these classes on data science

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Every time you do something online — whether it’s shopping, searching Google, downloading apps, or more — leaves a trail of data that’s rife with patterns and trends. The trick is being able to sort through it all. That’s too big of a job for just Dave the data guy, and thus, the importance of data science teams has exploded in…

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Starting your career? How to become a crorepati before you turn 40 and hang up your boots

Starting your career? How to become a crorepati before you turn 40 and hang up your boots

Albert Einstein once remarked, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” (Image: PTI) Just starting out in your career and wondering how to save and create a corpus of Rs 1 crore in a short span of time? All you need is a strict financial discipline and a bit of patience. As the great Albert Einstein once pointed out, “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it, he who doesn’t, pays it.” Here’s how you can become a crorepati before you…

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8 Fascinating Ways Genes Affect Our Careers

8 Fascinating Ways Genes Affect Our Careers

We like to think of ourselves as in charge of our own destinies.  The American Dream is all about being able to achieve what you are capable of — regardless of who your parents are or what they do for a living. But a new book by Professor Scott Shane argues and establishes that our genes do indeed affect our work lives.  In Born Entrepreneurs, Born Leaders, he posits that genes have an impact on the occupations we choose, our success in those occupations, and whether we start a business. The…

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How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

If HR professionals aren’t focusing on company wide career development programs in 2015, a new study show they’ll regret it in 2016. Recent research (PDF) conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed that career advancement opportunities were highly important to nearly half of everyone who was surveyed. The study, referred to as the Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement report, clearly shows that as the economy improves, your enterprise might lose talent if you are not investing as much in workforce development as your competition. Based on the findings found…

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Call me Mohamed: Mo Farah to change brand for road racing career

Call me Mohamed: Mo Farah to change brand for road racing career

Sir Mo Farah wants to be known as “Mohamed” when he starts the next chapter of his career. The 34-year-old claimed a silver medal in his last track championship race in London, finishing behind Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in the 5,000 metres on Saturday night. Farah is now switching his focus to road racing and wants it to be a fresh start, with the four-time world champion ditching “Mo” to become known as “Mohamed”. He said: “My road name is Mohamed. I just feel like Mo is done. I need to forget about what…

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Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel could consider playing only one format of international cricket, and it may well be Tests, as he reaches the twilight of his career. At 32, Morkel considers his career “nearly finished” and will meet with CSA at the end of the ongoing tour to England to discuss his future. Unlike some of his senior team-mates such as AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, Morkel does not appear to be eyeing the 2019 World Cup as a swansong, despite recent reappearances in the one-day team. Asked how long he…

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