How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

The most unsettling periods of my own life have been when I made a major career change, whether that involved quitting medical school to pursue a career in business, relocating from San Francisco to London, or leaving the corporate world to start my own career consultancy. Make no mistake, career pivots involve more friction, disruption, and risk than simply staying on a more linear, traditional career path. Having experienced the emotional ups and downs of navigating career changes myself during the past two decades of my professional life, I’m now…

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Health insurers can’t refuse to renew plan because you are a senior citizen

Health insurers can’t refuse to renew plan because you are a senior citizen

I am 62 and have retired from a public sector company. I have a family floater policy from my organisation for ₹2.5 lakh. At present, I am healthy. Do I need to top up my cover? If yes, then by how much? —Parol Ramani A sum assured of ₹2.5 lakh will be inadequate for most advanced surgeries, at prevailing medical prices. At current costs and your age, a ₹10 lakh cover is the minimum you should have. This should be enhanced based on your lifestyle and family medical history. Further, at 62, you…

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6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

Asif, Nitish and Manish at the Special Training Centre at Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar, on Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo) Sitting in a classroom at a government training centre in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on a sunny Friday morning, 13-year-old Mohammad Asif is busy scribbling in his notebook. He wants to be careful and not make mistakes. “Mai somvar se school jana shuru karunga. Mai bhi apne padaus ke bachhon ki tarah dost banaunga. Mai kadi mehnat karunga aur apne mata pita ka ke sapno ko pura…

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Venture Catalysts to invest $10-15 million in early stage health startups

Venture Catalysts to invest $10-15 million in early stage health startups

Venture Catalysts, India’s first integrated incubator that backed companies such as OYO Rooms in early stages, said it plans to invest around $10-$15 million in 8-10 early stage healthcare startups in coming three years. Venture Catalysts so far invested around $5 million in four health startups such as Impact Guru (crowdfunding platform), Hospals (Medical tourism aggregator), Assure Clinics (chain of skin and hair clinics), and WonDRx (prescription digitising firm). Wallfort, the parent company of Venture Catalysts will soon launch Rs 300 crore early-stage venture capital fund for the purpose. Accelerator…

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Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Use This Process To Find Lasting Happiness In Your Career

Could it be that our basic beliefs about how to achieve lasting happiness are wrong? That’s what Dr. Alex Lickerman, a primary care physician, and Dr. Ash ElDifrawi, a clinical psychologist and marketing professional, claim in their book The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness. The two doctors argue that we have erroneous beliefs deeply embedded in our thinking that produce a fragile and temporary sort of happiness, which we often mistake for happiness that will last. Based on two decades of research into the latest science and real-life patient…

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6 handy tools to run your business from home

6 handy tools to run your business from home

When you are the sole caretaker of a business venture that you have founded and are working on it from home, because of lack of manpower, the efficiency of the business may be hindered. These handy tools will simplify all the core tasks for you and up your business game. 1. Invoice maker With GST the hassle of managing multiple taxes is gone, yet it is not easy to get a good invoice generator with support for GST in India. There are a few paid options such as Tally, QuickBooks etc. that work well, but as a…

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Repco Bank business crosses ₹15,000 crore

Repco Bank business crosses ₹15,000 crore

Repco Bank, a cooperative bank under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs, today announced that its business has crossed ₹15,000 crore in FY19, with total deposits of ₹8,669 crore and advances of ₹6,337 crore. Established in 1969 with the prime objective of rehabilitating repatriates from Sri Lanka, Burma and Vietnam, the bank has a unique reputation of catering to the repatriate community. With presence in 108 centres and 10-lakh customers, this cooperative sector bank has a strong financial net worth of around ₹800 crore. In the past five years, it has…

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Career Smack Downs: 10 Tips To Discover Your ‘Tremor Of Truth’ And Persevere And Thrive

Career Smack Downs: 10 Tips To Discover Your ‘Tremor Of Truth’ And Persevere And Thrive

Your ‘Tremor Of Truth’ Will Give You The Resilience To Overcome Career Obstacles PHOTO BY TIM GOUW ON UNSPLASH At this writing, I can bench press 185 pounds. It wasn’t easy to get here. I put everything into it. My personal trainer kept saying, “Let me see your tremor of truth.” Raising an eyebrow at her, I grunted and trembled and sweated before reaching the goal, but I got there. She explained later that the phrase “tremor of truth” is used in physical fitness circles when we push ourselves to…

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Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University launches report on higher education in India The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday. In the report “Diversity and Inclusion: Towards Building a Diverse, Equitable and Global University”, the JGU high lighted its progress on 16 indicators including national origin, state origin, gender parity, age, religion and caste, education and professional background, disability, academic offerings and interdisciplinary, pedagogy, research and disciplinary diversity. The other indicators are international collaborations and partnerships,…

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5 Secret Keys for a Successful Fulltime Writing & Speaking Career

5 Secret Keys for a Successful Fulltime Writing & Speaking Career

Dreams are good but they don’t pay bills. This bubble needs to be busted before you think of taking writing or speaking as a fulltime profession. In order to earn your life and lifestyle, you’ve got work in the direction where you are not just living your dreams but also living your dream lifestyle. Sounds really fancy (and inspiring maybe) but it’s not that easy. In this post, you will discover 5 secret keys for a full-time writing and speaking career. Use these keys and you never know, you might…

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