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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Here’s Your Starter Kit For Building Career Success

Here’s Your Starter Kit For Building Career Success

We look at super successful people and marvel over how they have obtained their exalted status, fame and fortune. It’s easy to become intimidated when you compare yourself to someone else and their amazing success. I can’t speak about people in the rarified strata like Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos, but I have spoken with thousands of everyday-successful people. These are the people you don’t read about in the news; however, they have become experts in their respective professions and are currently at the top of their game. They tend…

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Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

Meet the new “Career of the Year” Barbie

The fantasy world of Barbie dolls just got more high-tech. On Tuesday, Mattel, the company that makes the famous stick figurine, announced Barbie’s new career: robotics engineer. The “Career of the Year” Barbie is now available online for $13.99. She comes with safety goggles, a doll-sized laptop computer, and a small humanoid robot. SEE ALSO: Kids are drawing more female scientists than ever before While robotics engineer is a first-ever career for Barbie, she’s previously had several occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math, including as a computer engineer, astronaut, and video game…

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Suzy Welch: The common career trade-off you should never make

Suzy Welch: The common career trade-off you should never make

In a perfect world, your dream job would be at a great company, with a great boss. But according to bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch, the odds of this special combination occurring are small. “There is a very good chance that at some point in your career, you are going to have to make the incredibly difficult decision between working for a good boss at a bad company, or a bad boss at a good company,” she tells CNBC Make It. “This dilemma is so common and such…

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An Event Pro’s Guide to Navigating a Career Change

An Event Pro’s Guide to Navigating a Career Change

Career changes are scary. They signal a time in your life that is marked by both excitement and uncertainty. Even when you aren’t completely satisfied with what you are doing, you grow comfortable with your routines. However, you wouldn’t still be reading if there wasn’t a part of you that was intrigued by the possibilities that a career change might bring. Change is hard, but there are ways to prepare and manage transitions that can help you adjust well and enjoy the fulfillment and new challenges that lie ahead. Related: Using…

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Preparing Financially For A Career Change

Preparing Financially For A Career Change

In my last article, I discussed the emotions of making a career change, specifically the guilt and pushback you may receive from others. In this article, I discuss what I consider to be the scarier part of a career change – how to prepare financially for the leap. Understanding the cost of your needs and wants I cannot state emphatically enough that the biggest component of financial freedom, successful life transitions, and getting through financial emergencies is knowing how much you spend and breaking it down into things you absolutely need…

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Confidence, curiosity ensure millennials succeed in career

Confidence, curiosity ensure millennials succeed in career

I find myself often in a rather unenviable position to predict the future of jobs. In spite of my valiant Nostradamus attempts, I have concluded that predictions are good for TRPs but are potentially misguiding for our youth. India’s job market has witnessed many unpleasant incidents in the past twelve months — while as a nation, through various noisy debates, we kept reacting to the symptoms but did not try to get to the root of the issue. Since childhood, youth here have been told by parents that they need…

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Real estate career job roles include architects, analysts engineers, lawyers, consultants – there is something for everyone

Real estate career job roles include architects, analysts engineers, lawyers, consultants – there is something for everyone

There is a wide variety of careers and job roles available in the fast-growing real estate industry. Wherever you go in Mumbai at the moment, the city is adorned with brightly coloured boards saying ‘Mumbai is Upgrading’. The metro, finally a much-needed addition to the packed to the brim train network, seems to be moving full steam ahead and the government seems determined to make a slight dent in achieving some of the infrastructure development targets. In this city alone, there is a new airport proposed, a metro, enhanced east-west…

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Career Options in Science Stream

Career Options in Science Stream

Science students are often confused about what the science world holds, given the vast number of options available to them. While the careers options are much straightforward than Arts-based courses, students are confused by the sheer vastness of each subject offered. However, there are numerous career options you can opt for, depending largely on your skills and interest – Engineering Engineering is a good option for people who have a good math and physics background. There are numerous options in Engineering including, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc. While…

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How One Provocative LinkedIn Post Can Transform Your Career

How One Provocative LinkedIn Post Can Transform Your Career

“What if this plane goes down?” Marcus A. Murphy sat down in his seat, anticipating a relaxing, yet productive flight on his way to San Francisco. Suddenly, the conversation in the row before him invaded his consciousness, and he couldn’t help but overhear the dialogue … “Hey, what’s your name? Where are you going? What do you do for a living?” Murphy cringed as he quickly realized the context of the “conversation” and recognized the tragedy taking place. Before their impending flight, Murphy overhead the “Middle-Seat Man” trying to sell…

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