Bolstering a career post motherhood

New Delhi: Renewing your career after motherhood is a challenging milestone; one that presents several dilemmas for women as professionals. Quite often it is the woman who has to bear the brunt of sacrificing her career post marriage and subsequently childbirth. In today’s age, issues like renewing career, providing maternity benefits and child-friendly workstations or facilities for working mums are of importance. Women make up 48 percent of the Indian population but have not benefitted equally from India’s rapid economic growth. Sixty-five percent of women are literate as compared to…

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Brad Pitt Reflects On Career During Touching Oscar Acceptance Speech

Brad Pitt has been one of the biggest stars in the world for decades now, delivering many iconic performances in amazing movies, but one honor that has long eluded him has been an Academy Award for acting. While he won an Oscar as a producer a few years back for his role in making 12 Years A Slave, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences repeatedly overlooked his work on screen for years. But that streak ended tonight. Regina King took the stage this evening to hand out the award for Best Supporting Actor, and…

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Free Agency wants to give every tech worker a career and salary boost

Labor markets, particularly those in the tech industry, are incredibly lopsided against employees. Companies screen, interview, and negotiate with thousands of candidates per year, while employees may only go through recruiting a handful of times in their lives. Inevitably, they can select the wrong positions, pick the wrong managers to work with, and end up with a salary well below market rate. New York City-based Free Agency wants to become the advocate of choice for this high-priced talent. Taking its cue from Hollywood and the sports world, the growing startup wants to…

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My association with Sheila Dikshit was longer than my career: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Saturday remembered former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as one who stood by her side in her “darkest years” and guided her “like an elder sister”. She praised her contribution at the helm of Delhi, describing Dikshit as the “best and most effective” CM the capital has had. Delivering the ‘Sheila Dikshit Memorial Speech’ at the Shankar Lal Auditorium, in Modern School, Gandhi said: “Rarely does history bring together compassion, statesmanship, efficiency and stamina in one person. Sheilaji was one such example in recent…

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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

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

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

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

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

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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