Lee Chong Wei’s stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport’s beloved nearly man

Lee Chong Wei’s stellar 19-year badminton career in interactive graphics, from World No 1 to sport’s beloved nearly man

How many times has an athlete retired as G.O.A.T (Greatest of all time) in his sport without becoming a world champion, winning Olympic gold or by standing on the podium with a silver medal? No one really remembers who came second in the world of sports. But Lee Chong Wei has flipped this narrative not once, not twice but on a number of occasions as badminton’s beloved nearly man. And still, when the 36-year-old broke down while announcing his retirement from the sport, the world of badminton bemoaned. Lee has been a part of…

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Do you want to pursue career in environmental science? Check out top 4 options here

Do you want to pursue career in environmental science? Check out top 4 options here

World Environment Day 2019: Top career options in the field of environmental science The dynamics of our lives are directly controlled by environmental parameters. Environment forms an integral part of our lives hence, it is imperative to know the environmental details right from starting level of our education system. Environment studies should be included as a part of school and college curriculum. This will not only make children aware and conscious about the environment but can also inspire them to take up environment as a core subject for their higher…

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When Partners Don’t Listen: 5 Tips To Get Better Career Support At Home

When Partners Don’t Listen: 5 Tips To Get Better Career Support At Home

You may think that you can keep your love life and your work separate, but nothing could be further from the truth. Who you love and the quality of that relationship impacts the way you show up in the workplace, the risks you take and your ability to get the most out of each opportunity presented. Research suggests that the quality of your primary relationship expands your professional identity, but only if your partner is dependably supportive and encourages exploration. Maintaining a close friendship in a marriage is key to realizing…

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Mine your mind for the data to drive your career

Mine your mind for the data to drive your career

Everyone should be a data scientist. I don’t mean the profession—although there are lots of opportunities if that’s what you want to do. What I am referring to is a mindset and a set of actions for career planning, development, and advancement. To find your career bliss and to advance in your profession, you need to constantly collect and analyze data—about yourself, what brings you joy, and the professional ecosystems where you thrive. Becoming a data scientist is your indispensable insurance against a career mismatch. This is not an easy…

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13-time ATP champion Nicolas Almagro’s career comes to end

13-time ATP champion Nicolas Almagro’s career comes to end

Spanish tennis player Nicolas Almagro’s career has come to an end. The Spaniard announced last week that this week’s Murcia Challenger would be the last tournament of his career. Almagro, 33, played just a total of five matches last year, losing all five of them. Prior to the Murcia event, Almagro didn’t play since October and the Szczecin Challenger. On Tuesday, Almagro lost to fellow compatriot Mario Vilella Martinez 6-2 6-2 in the Murcia Challenger first round. World No. 262 Vilella Martinez claimed an easy win as he broke Almagro twice in…

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Tips to find fulfilment in your career: Set goals, take an online course, connect with new people

Tips to find fulfilment in your career: Set goals, take an online course, connect with new people

What do Madonna and Binny Bansal have in common? They both promote the art of reinventing yourself. In a recent interview, the former CEO of Flipkart said that before co-founding the e-commerce website, he was not satisfied with his job and so he decided to find his own purpose. While not everyone can quit and chase their dreams, you can update and reinvent your career to help you find fulfilment. Read these tips to get you started. Both Binny Bansal and Madonna promote the art of reinventing yourself. Change it up While it may be obvious,…

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To find the right career fit, I needed to do more than move from job to job

To find the right career fit, I needed to do more than move from job to job

As 170 people sat down to dinner, I breathed a sigh of relief: The conference was going well. Running it was part of my job as a university program manager, working on a project to boost biotech collaborations between academia and industry. When I started in the role a few years earlier, I thought that maybe, after years of career exploration, I had finally found the right job for me. But at the conference, I found myself wondering whether that was really what I wanted from my career. I’m a…

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What Does it Take to Be Successful in Your Career

What Does it Take to Be Successful in Your Career

The primary desire of every professional, be it a writer, artist, actor or dancer, is to be successful in their chosen career field. Success doesn’t occur based on desire; it’s a culmination of consistent effort, commitment, and a push towards a particular course, including a career that yields success. So, what does it take to be successful in your career? Continue reading to find out. It’s important to mention here that there’s no specific rule or guideline to guarantee career success, as the journey towards achieving it for one individual…

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Here’s One Sentence That Will Dramatically Increase Your Career Success

Here’s One Sentence That Will Dramatically Increase Your Career Success

As a recruiter, I’m referred to as a headhunter, matchmaker or salesperson. The goal of recruiting is to successfully place a candidate with a company that seeks their background, talent and experience. It sounds easy, but it’s not. There are a lot of silly games that take place between the parties. Candidates and employers sometimes play hard to get and they keep their real thoughts and agendas hidden to themselves—thinking that it will offer them a competitive advantage. A common approach by job seekers is to feign disinterest in the…

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10 Career Growth Questions You Probably Aren’t Asking Yourself

10 Career Growth Questions You Probably Aren’t Asking Yourself

Career growth is something we often have to be intentional about to see ideal results. Excuses, a lack of clarity and persistence, following someone else’s dreams and poor inspirational support are common career growth barriers. Thomas Edison showed such great tenacity with his ambitions. Great leaders are always growing and don’t let pride get in the way of their career growth. Whether you’re a manager, director or senior professional, keep taking actions to achieve your goals. I recently asked a client experiencing career burnout to tell me ten things she…

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