Just one failure does not ruin a career

Just one failure does not ruin a career

Hard work need not always be academic as some people have strengths in non-academic areas as well and that can lead to different careers.(Shutterstock) AddThis Sharing Buttons QAfter my results, I have become rather confused. I have got average marks which means I will not get into the best colleges. What shall I do? My friends tell me that average marks are okay and I should not worry. But I feel guilty because I know I could have done better if I had studied harder. What do you think? Can…

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Are You Betting Your Career On One Manager?

Are You Betting Your Career On One Manager?

“You get an orange, and you get an orange – Everybody gets an orange!” photo credit: MediaPunch Loyalty to one manager can be a profitable strategy, but only if you choose the right manager. If your career goal is becoming a head coach of a college football program, you could do worse than aligning yourself with Nick Saban. Owner of a record six national championships and 237 career wins, Saban has the most accomplished resume in the field. His coaching tree is incredible. In total, 23 of Saban’s former assistantshave gone on…

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Four Things To Do This Summer To Advance Your Career

Four Things To Do This Summer To Advance Your Career

Summer is the perfect time to focus some attention on your career success. Why? Because work inevitably slows down a little then; people take vacations and leave early on Fridays. In most industries, it’s a time for relieving some of the pressure. You too need to use your vacation time to recharge and get some perspective, so don’t miss the beach and backyard barbecues. But while you’re at it, make time for some career-focused action that will give your personal brand a boost when the workplace is back to its bustling buzz in the fall. Here are four things that will help you and your brand blast into September. 1. Prepare For Your Annual Review…

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Advice From A CEO On Beginning Your Career After Graduation

Advice From A CEO On Beginning Your Career After Graduation

We’re at the tail end of graduation season, and tens of thousands of young people across the country are settling into post-college life, waking up early and commuting to their first jobs as graduates. Your first job can be an emotional experience. On the one hand, there’s the excitement of having the chance to learn and prove yourself in a challenging setting with high expectations. But there’s also pressure to perform, the risk of impostor syndrome, and the challenging lifestyle adjustment of transitioning from college to a phase of life…

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How parents can expose kids to different career options early

How parents can expose kids to different career options early

In a recent survey, it was found that children spend twice the amount of time surfing on the internet as their parents think they do. In fact, the average age for them in terms of using the internet is three years. While choosing your child’s career, it is imperative to keep in mind their likes, dislikes, hobbies and goals. At an early age, parents have the advantage to seed in the career choice which will be the best for their future. Additionally, parents should keep the following things in mind: Avoid treating…

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Career Management – The Art Of Staying Relevant And Fulfilled

Career Management – The Art Of Staying Relevant And Fulfilled

The workplace of today has never been more interesting! There are multiple dynamics at play. On one hand, organizations are operating in a world that has been “VUCA-ised” multifold compared to the past. The speed of disruptions businesses are experiencing is at a never-before pace. On the other hand, the workforce has become multigenerational where employees’ motivations and drivers are beyond money and job security. Keeping this context, Career Management as a concept has become as real and true as it can get. It is no more an esoteric thought…

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Does Your Company Care About Your Career? Ask Kevin Durant

Does Your Company Care About Your Career? Ask Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant with teammate Stephen Curry. photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS For five weeks, the noise grew louder while superstar Kevin Durant rehabilitated his injured leg. His team was battling through the playoffs short-handed, down three games to one in the NBA Finals. Popular opinion slowly turned against Durant. “He needs to find a way to play.” “He only cares about signing a contract after the season.” “What if they prove they can win without him?” Rumors were leaking from the Warriors organization about the frustration that Durant…

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You Are The Ultimate Authority On Your Life And Career: Here’s How To Own It

You Are The Ultimate Authority On Your Life And Career: Here’s How To Own It

Do you seek out help with your life’s challenges? Perhaps you seek out career or business mentors? Or devour personal development tools to help you navigate your work and/or life problems – the latest self-help books, podcasts, classes, courses etc.? If so, that’s fantastic. Taking in advice, teachings, and guidance from others can help us learn, and reach our personal and professional goals. But, as I have experienced myself and seen in others, we can take things too far. We can begin to subtly abdicate our own authority over our…

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Five Reasons To Avoid Taking Shortcuts In Your Career

Five Reasons To Avoid Taking Shortcuts In Your Career

Sure, many of us want to be first in various aspects of life, especially as it relates to our careers. Your aspirations and goals may be to climb the ladder fast, be recognized in the industry or start a thriving and fast-growing company all under the age of, let’s say, 35. I can relate to these goals, but with time, I’ve learned that experience is important, and there are benefits to slow growth. Here’s why: 1. Nothing beats real experience.  Allow time to learn and develop in a role and within…

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DDU students carve a career out of ‘lassi’, and how!

DDU students carve a career out of ‘lassi’, and how!

The USP of the stall was the ‘desi’ drink in wide range of flavours such as chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch and roohafza.(HT Photo) Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to ‘pakauda stall’ as a business option, a group of students from DDU University have set up ‘Student Lassi Corner’ — in different areas of Gorakhpur. The unique start-up, the students claim, has not only made them financially independent to pay their fees and meet daily expenses but has given jobs to at least three dozen people in the…

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