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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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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Cyber Work Podcast: Take control of your career with CyberSeek [product walkthrough]

Introduction In this episode of the Cyber Work with Infosec podcast, host Chris Sienko interviews Tim Herbert, vice president of research and market intelligence at CyberSeek, the foremost online cybersecurity career research engine and CompTIA, one of the IT industry’s top certification associations. CyberSeek combines job posting data with localized job market data to create an interactive tool that can map out cybersecurity career paths. This article will explore this podcast episode and present every question asked in detail, laying out Tim’s invaluable insight into this useful cybersecurity online career…

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Revealed: how drugs giants can access your health records

Sources allege that ‘anonymous’ data can be traced back to specific surgeries and individual patients. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian The Department of Health and Social Care has been selling the medical data of millions of NHS patients to American and other international drugs companies having misled the public into believing the information would be “anonymous”, according to leading experts in the field. Senior NHS figures have told the Observer that patient data compiled from GP surgeries and hospitals – and then sold for huge sums for research – can routinely be linked back to individual patients’…

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8 Questions That Will Help Diagnose Your Current Career Status

Once you decide your career needs rehabbing, you need to evaluate the current state of your career. This is the “diagnosis” phase. It’s similar to a contractor inspecting a home they’re planning to renovate: You’re going to evaluate what remains strong, what could use some minor repairs, and what needs to be completely gutted and rebuilt. This inspection of your career is called the Rehab YOU Evaluation, and it will require you to be transparent and open to new ways of designing, building, testing and launching your personal brand, once you…

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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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Can Intermittent Fasting Help You Lose Weight And Improve Your Health?

With the holidays upon us and everyone focused on watching their waistline, it’s a natural to think about the ideal diet to prevent weight gain and maybe even promote weight a little loss. Let’s face it, it’s really difficult to go on a “diet”. Diets are faced with a high risk of failure with the bulk of them failing, ending with eventual weight gain above and beyond where you started. The concept of caloric restriction which has been explored as a way to improve longevity has been shown to be…

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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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