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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Correct, convincing email communication is key to millennials career

Correct, convincing email communication is key to millennials career

With the increasing popularity of text messages, WhatsApp and other social media platforms, email may not be considered important by the millennials (people born between the early 80s to late mid-2000s). However, email gains importance in the workplace. If millennials can master the aspect of business writing, they will give themselves the best possible chance to make significant headway in their lives and professional careers. Before we jump to list the tips for writing great emails, it might be worth understanding why emails have assumed the kind of importance they have….

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Top career skills for 2019

Top career skills for 2019

The career trends that will define 2019 Whether looking for a new job or planning to stay put, here’s how you can embrace the changing workplace and evolving career approach in the coming year Have a knack for automation and data By Devashish Chakravarty Be it your current boss or your future hiring manager, both will value you more if you are comfortable with technology. Every firm’s outlook for 2019 includes increasing automation and going digital, so you can leverage automation to boost your output. You should be able to…

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Former England Opener Nick Compton Calls Time on Career

Former England Opener Nick Compton Calls Time on Career

A day after Andrew Strauss stepped down from his post in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), one of his many opening partners Nick Compton called time on his career.  The 35-year-old English batsman, the grandson of English legend Denis Compton, played 16 Test matches and scored 775 with an average of 28.70. “The pinnacle of my career was following in my grandfather Denis Compton’s footsteps, having achieved my dream of playing and winning Test series for England,” the former England international told the Middlesex’s website. Compton, who also…

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