India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

Sindhu said overall the world championship final has been very satisfying for the Indians. An “upset” P V Sindhu rued that a historic gold medal at the World BadmintonChampionships slipped through her hands in the dying moments of the thrilling final against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. Sindhu and Okuhara fought tooth and nail in the gripping summit clash, described by many as the best women’s singles final in recent times. The Japanese won 21-19 20-22 22-20. “I am upset. In the third game, it was anybody’s game at 20-all. Everybody aims…

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5 Career Decisions That Can Backfire And Crush Your Success

5 Career Decisions That Can Backfire And Crush Your Success

Part of the series “Finding Brave to Build Your Best Life and Career” Photo: iStock Dealing with the impact of career decisions that hold us back Before I mustered the bravery to reinvent my career from unhappy corporate VP, to success coach, writer and speaker, I was stuck in a corporate marketing career that was just plain wrong on so many levels. While it was “successful” on the outside (meaning, I made good money, had high-level responsibility, earned lots of perks and benefits, oversaw large projects, etc.), it was a…

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7 Social Media Trends That Will Dominate 2018

7 Social Media Trends That Will Dominate 2018

How do you plan on socializing next year? How do you plan on reaching your target audience, who will be socializing with each other, next year? By default, we underestimate how our lives will change in the future. We tend to think of next year as ending more or less the same as this year (with the exception of any personal plans you might have). In addition, we tend to underappreciate the progress of technology, at least on a smaller scale. That’s because our favorite social media apps tend to roll…

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Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Professors argue that EMU deal to boost online classes dilutes value of degree

Colleges and universities are seeking ways to reach more students, and bring in more money. One way to do that is to hire an outside company to market and support online programs. That company recruits students for online degrees branded with the name of that university. Among universities in our state, Michigan Tech and Michigan State University have arrangements like this for some classes. Professors at Eastern Michigan University, however, are pushing back against such an arrangement between EMU and a for-profit company called Academic Partnerships. Judith Kullberg, a professor of…

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This is the No. 1 trait that will kill your career

This is the No. 1 trait that will kill your career

Everyone knows someone who fits the profile that bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch dubs a “boss hater.” No matter who this person’s boss may be, they’ll never see eye-to-eye with them. This employee routinely claims to be receiving unfair treatment, and is never satisfied with their work environment — and it’s all their boss’ fault. “Are you a boss hater?” Welch says. “If you are, watch out.” You may think you’re being subtle, but the boss can tell. Boss haters, says Welch, direct “an instinctive disdain, a distrust…

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Suzy Welch: This is the No. 1 trait that will kill your career

Suzy Welch: This is the No. 1 trait that will kill your career

Everyone knows someone who fits the profile that bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch dubs a “boss hater.” No matter who this person’s boss may be, they’ll never see eye-to-eye with them. This employee routinely claims to be receiving unfair treatment, and is never satisfied with their work environment — and it’s all their boss’ fault. “Are you a boss hater?” Welch says. “If you are, watch out.” You may think you’re being subtle, but the boss can tell. Boss haters, says Welch, direct “an instinctive disdain, a…

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Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

Trump’s budget seeks to eliminate one major benefit of federal student loans that costs billions

The Trump administration’s first budget proposes ending a program to encourage student-loan borrowers to go into public service by forgiving their debt to save an estimated $27 billion over the next decade. Here’s how the program works: If you take out a federal student loan, you have your loans forgiven after making 10 years of on-time payments and working for an employer the Department of Education deems to be serving the public good. Qualified employers include local, state and federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations. (Private lenders don’t offer this…

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For so many Americans, Obamacare offered career freedom. A repeal could take that away.

For so many Americans, Obamacare offered career freedom. A repeal could take that away.

Health insurance and career opportunity are impossible to separate for Erin Hoover. Hoover is a 37-year-old Florida State University student who will graduate with a doctorate in English literature this spring. She is also eight months pregnant. Until recently, Hoover had a clear plan. She would have her baby in March, graduate in May, and begin adjunct work to build up her resume. She felt like she was on a good path; one of her poems was recently selected for the Best American Poetry anthology of 2016. Adjunct positions typically…

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The Five Hiring Mistakes That Taught Me How To Recruit

The Five Hiring Mistakes That Taught Me How To Recruit

I learned to recruit employees by doing it at a rapid pace in two companies. In the first company I recruited hundreds of newcomers and in the second company, I recruited thousands more. When you interview and hire huge numbers of people, you are going to make hiring mistakes. Here are five of my worst hiring mistakes — the ones that taught me how to recruit! Barney We will call my first unfortunate hire Barney. Barney applied for a job in our IT department. I was not going to be…

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3 Lessons I Learned From Bombing An Interview That I Thought Was A Sure Thing

3 Lessons I Learned From Bombing An Interview That I Thought Was A Sure Thing

Early in my career, my boss made the terrible mistake of telling me that I was the best interviewee he’d ever met. “It was evident from the beginning that we should hire you,” he said, “and the only thing I’d tell you to do differently next time is to ask me for a $1 billion salary.” OK, the last part of that quote isn’t entirely accurate, but the damage was all the same. Not only was I convinced that I was the best candidate on the planet, but I also thought…

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