How Asking Questions Advanced This Assistant’s Career To Head Of Talent

Laura Sapp, head of talent at IAC, oversees executive recruitment, talent management and internal growth and mobility for IAC Corporate and its portfolio of leading media and technology businesses, including Vimeo, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and BlueCrew. Having started her career nearly 20 years ago as an assistant to IAC Chairman Barry Diller, she understands the drive, talent and skills required to build and maintain a successful career. IAC builds companies guided by curiosity, a questioning of the status quo and a desire to invent or acquire new products and…

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How To Get Unstuck To Make Career Progress

So, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most people, you’ve fallen off the wagon or have hit a serious stumbling block. According to U.S. News & World Report, the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is a whopping 80 percent. And that statistic can be especially disheartening when you’ve made career-related resolutions, and you feel you’ve hit a professional plateau. Here are seven tips on how to get unstuck and back on track to make progress in your career: 1. Admit you’re in a rut.…

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How To Read Technology Surveys

Technology vendors love surveys. It would be hard to find a tech specialist that hasn’t at one time or another conducted a market study in order to table ‘findings’ that are meant to provide industry insight in one direction or another. The challenge here is that IT surveys are typically channeled to analyze a specific segment or niche of the market, or to address a specific technology platform issue. But even when they are carried out ‘independently’ (by analyst houses or dedicated research firms), there is obviously a general skewing…

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Career in art and photography: How to turn your hobby into a profession

What if your hobby could become your profession? Here’s how you can turn your hobby of art and photography into a career. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines hobby’ as an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure’. If this leisure time’ activity can be converted into a livelihood generator then so much more better earning a livelihood from what you love to do. A walk down in a well-frequented park will bring you across many people walking around with a sketch book and pencil or a camera,…

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Here’s A Wake-Up Call: At The End Of Your Career, How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career? We all may have been looking at our careers the wrong way. Everyone mostly views their job and profession from beginning to end. We hyperfocus on each step up the rungs of the corporate ladder. Perhaps, we should view things differently—by starting backwards. Look through the lens of your career as if you’re retired. To get a little deeper and heavier, how would you like your obituary to read? How would like people to remember you? At…

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Your Marriage Or Your Job? How To Balance Your Career And Your Relationship

Elephant stands on thin branch of withered tree in surreal landscape. This is a 3d render … As a couples therapist practicing in the non-stop, always-buzzing city of San Francisco, I’ve seen my fair share of dual-career marriages. Tech executives, financial professionals, lawyers and others in demanding or high-profile jobs come to me asking for help. For many of these clients, their chief complaint is being unable to nurture their relationships amid their hectic lives: “We have two very demanding careers. We each work 10 or 12 hours a day, and…

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Ready for a recession-proof career? Learn how to become a beauty entrepreneur

When it comes to a career in the beauty industry, all that glitters is truly gold. It holds one of the top slots in the list of unconventional and offbeat careers. What makes the beauty industry truly unique is the fact that it offers a place to everyone depending on one’s talent and area of interest. Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, a makeup artist, hairstylist, skin aesthetician or a nail art expert, each career is full of opportunities. With the growth of technology, the beauty industry has created…

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How to pick the perfect job interview outfit, according to a ‘fashion psychologist’

Don’t know what to wear for your upcoming job interview? We’ve heard the same advice over and over again: “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” But how do you go about doing that? Browse the internet and you’ll discover countless advice on things like what colors and accessories to wear (e.g., black to convey power, red for passion and energy, a splash of white for simplicity, a bold tie for authority). But what if red makes you feel angry and white looks depressing to you? If wearing the “conventional…

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How To Find Purpose At Work When Your Career Is Constantly Changing

You’ve defined purpose, taken stock of your days and crafted every aspect of your job. But more often than not, meaning isn’t found in a matter of moments, and even if it is, it’s likely that what you consider to be fulfilling today will change over the course of your life. “Individuals change, life circumstances change . . . and so too will your interests and goals,” says David Ballard, director of the American Psychological Association’s Office of Applied Psychology and Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. “It is important not to…

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How to start your own ecommerce business in India

Bill Gates once said: “If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.” The ecommerce industry is ushering in the next wave of change for the Indian economy and if you’ve been thinking about venturing a foot into its world of infinite profits, then the clock is ticking…the time is ripe to start your own ecommerce business in India. Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal all showed us that ecommerce truly is the future. And the only way they became as big as they did was because…

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