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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3 Career Tips To Kick Off The New Year

A new year is the perfect time to get your career on track. Whether you’re working towards a promotion, looking for a new job, or are simply seeking growth opportunities, it’s important to take charge of your career. Take advantage of the new year and the momentum that comes with it with these three tips to kick off your career in 2020. Don’t procrastinate. There’s no time like the present to get things started. Procrastination will only ensure that your career stays stagnant. Don’t allow yourself to do things tomorrow,…

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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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3 Career Moves You Need To Prioritize To Protect Your Livelihood In The 20s

Ten-year career plans became passé as the pace of change in business increased. It’s hard to predict what the technological and economic environment will be in the coming year, much less a decade. But there are still many things you can and should plan for as this new decade approaches, especially if you hope to protect your marketability and increase your earning potential. Positioning yourself to ride the wave of economic and cultural volatility that lies ahead will require a prolonged and sustained effort. That might be daunting to hear,…

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The 4 biggest challenges to our higher education model – and what to do about them

Education models need to reflect the demand for lifelong learning to cope with the technological and social changes brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Skills not degrees may be the reality of the future. Start-ups and new business models are disrupting traditional educational institutions and operating models. In a future of unprecedented societal shifts, education is crucial to managing the challenges ahead. With more automated, digitized and fluid job markets, today’s higher education systems are quickly becoming incompatible with the future we are looking towards. We are two decades into…

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To Boost Mental Health, Spend Time in ‘Blue’ Spaces

OFFICIALS ARE INCREASINGLY recognizing that integrating nature into cities is an effective public health strategy to improve mental health. Doctors around the world now administer “green prescriptions” — where patients are encouraged to spend time in local nature spaces — based on hundreds of studies showing that time in nature can benefit people’s psychological well-being and increase social engagement. Much of this research to date has focused on the role of green space in improving mental health. But what about “blue” space — water settings such as riverside trails, a lake, a waterfront…

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Ten People To Be Thankful For In Your Career

While giving thanks this holiday season, don’t forget all the things to be grateful for in your career, especially the people who enable your career to flourish. People hire people. People decide who to retain, promote and advance. Even if you’re self-employed, your clients hire you, and you benefit from word-of-mouth and other people-powered promotion. Here are 10 people to be thankful for in your career: 1 – Role models to inspire you You need role models at every career stage. At the very least, seeing other careers gives you…

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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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Career in Interior Designing: Skills needed, job opportunities, salary and where to study

Here are the skills you need, job opportunities, salary details and where you can study interior designing. Rapid urbanisation backed by the rising cosmopolitan culture and improved lifestyle is aspiring people to accommodate themselves in luxurious and comfortable spaces. This gradual shift in lifestyle is definitely a boon to the interior designing industry of India, which is growing at 8 per cent (CAGR) and is expected to reach US$ 1,138 million by 2021. Amidst this steady growth, the industry is beckoning to people who have a great aesthetic sense and the…

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Chinese fashion group EP Yaying to expand into the US and Australia

Chinese fashion group EP Yaying is planning to expand beyond Asia by launching in the US and Australia by next year. The group is bullish about the increasing popularity of the Chinese culture-inspired fashion, and believes it will resonate with foreign consumers. EP Yaying started as a small garment factory in 1988 and in 2016, it has adopted a dual-brand development strategy to cater to different customer bases. Its EP brand offers contemporary international fashion styles while Yaying focuses on “deep exploration of China’s traditional culture, aesthetics, fashion and craftsmanship…

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