How To Promote Your Career When You Work From Home

Now that most professionals are working from home, being remote should not be a disadvantage come promotion time. That said, you still need to manage your career to be promotion-worthy and to manage your brand to get noticed. With everyone working remotely – including your boss, helpful mentors and supporters, senior leaders you don’t know as well – you need a strategy to proactively get and stay top-of-mind with the decision-makers and influencers of promotion decisions. Here are seven ways you can proactively promote your career even when you work…

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Coronavirus break could add one or two years to my career, says England pacer James Anderson

England pacer James Anderson feels the break due to the Covid-19 pandemic could help him extend his career by two more years. Anderson has not played since suffering a rib injury in January after the cricket season was halted in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. “The break could just add on a year or two at the end of my career,” 37-year-old Anderson was quoted as saying on the Tailenders podcast. “I’ve really enjoyed being back; and as odd as it is just bowling into a net with not…

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How To Change Careers Without Losing Your Mind Or Yourself

Change is terrifying and career change—well, let’s face it—it can make you feel like your head is going to explode. And now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, the employment landscape is changing by the day. That being said, it is possible to make a pivot (even in today’s environment) without losing your mind or yourself. Here are some essential dos and don’ts if you are finally ready for that career makeover: Don’t make assumptions One easy mistake is to assume the timing is wrong to change careers.…

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Top 5 job skills to future proof your career post-Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a curveball that has brought entire countries to their knees. With lockdowns and forced social distancing, we’ve seen industries come to a standstill as people are forced to stay indoors. As society at large tries to grapple with the extent of the impact, technology has in many ways, emerged as the saviour. Among other things, it has allowed people to work from home, people to shop from the comfort of their homes. It has enabled governments to monitor and take targeted action to curb the…

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Coronavirus Will Force Fashion To A Sustainable Future

Fashion is an industry that runs on change with new trends, styles, and whole new ranges offered up every season. In order to meet those demands, it must keep the supply chain working at full steam to stitch up and ship out new fashions at breakneck speed. With its focus on the front end to deliver a continuously changing collection of fashion, it has, by necessity, been slower to change the many moving parts of the industry’s back end. So, it has been moving at a measured pace to meet…

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How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Donating to Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fashion and beauty brands are the latest to launch initiatives to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Indie and established names are making donations or raising funds for various organizations that are fighting the impact of COVID-19 on local and national communities. Several brands, including beauty brands Farmacy and Grande Cosmetics, as well as contemporary fashion label Everlane, are donating to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks that is providing meals to children and low-income individuals. Celebrity-founded brands are also launching giveback initiatives. Kim Kardashian West’s Skims shapewear brand is donating 20 percent of sales from its cotton collection…

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Health insurance: Pre-existing diseases rules changed, to benefit policyholders

In a bid to make health insurance more simple and customer-friendly, the insurance regulator recently amended the definition of pre-existing diseases. The Insurance Regulator and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said in circular that it deleted ‘the additional/modified clause’ in its current definition of pre-existing diseases. This move could actually help in reducing claim rejection rates in health insurance policies. To include certain illness under health insurance policy, the regulator had modified the definition of pre-existing disease through a circular in September, 2019. If certain illnesses were diagnosed within 3 months of buying the…

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New mothers in England to receive health check six weeks after giving birth

The health check on mothers will be separate to the six-week check that all babies already have. Photograph: Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source New mothers will be given a physical and mental health check six weeks after giving birth, in a victory for campaigners. From April, the 600,000 women a year who have babies in England will undergo an assessment of their health and wellbeing with either a GP or practice nurse at their surgery. The appointments will be dedicated to exploring the mother’s health and be separate to the six-week check that…

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Oil ministry seeks approval to split GAIL; pipeline business may be sold later

NEW DELHI : The Oil Ministry has moved a cabinet note seeking approval for hiving off state-owned gas utility GAIL (India) Ltd’s pipeline business into a separate entity for a possible sale to a strategic investor at a later date, sources privy to the development said. GAIL is India’s biggest natural gas marketing and trading firm and owns more than 70 per cent of the country’s 16,981-km pipeline network, giving it a stranglehold on the market. Users of natural gas have often complained about not ‘fairly’ getting access to GAIL’s 12,160-km pipeline…

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Mental health: Crowds gather at Stormont to call for better services

About 200 people have gathered at a protest at Stormont to call for better mental health provisions in Northern Ireland. One of the organisers, Helena Palmer from west Belfast, demanded action from politicians. “We need to better the mental health system in Northern Ireland,” she said. “People are fed up suffering day in day out. Everyone is pulling together here today and we want our voices heard.” Mental health: Young people call for more education ‘It’s scary what can happen if not implemented’ Ms Palmer urged the public to demand…

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