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As Confucius said, “choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” It’s great advice, but it’s not always that simple—it can be difficult to figure out what you love and how to turn it into a viable business or job. Here’s a step-by-step plan to identify your passion—and ways to help you turn them into a career. 1. Remember What You Loved As A Child Often, our...
Despite the onset of automation and the future of work, can we actually prepare ourselves to secure meaningful careers? To answer this query, there are four questions that should be addressed: Where can we find  resources that have timely, reliable and relevant information ? What skills  do we need to future-proof ourselves  regardless of the career path we choose? Are there certain industries and  occupations...
Hiring people is an art, not a science. More often than not, resumes may be not an accurate reflection of whether a candidate is a suitable fit for a company. This sums up the importance of assessing a job seeker for their soft skills–not just what’s on paper. What are “employability skills”? Also known as “soft skills”, “employability skills” can determine whether a candidate will be a...
We are living in a fast-paced, unstable time period where things change swiftly and dramatically. The corporate world is more dynamic and chaotic than ever. The advancement of technology, globalisation and the corporate view that employees are disposable have all changed the game. We can no longer view our careers as safe and immune from change. It’s career self-sabotage to believe that things will stay the same and that you’ll...
It’s the season to get started on those New Year resolutions! Many of us are looking forward to make important life-changing decisions in the New Year including making a career move. There may be many reasons to pursue a new career, for example, better work-life balance, better salary and benefits or even a new area of work to challenge yourself by moving out of your comfort zone. Whatever your reasons may be for a career move,...
According to  LinkedIn Learning , the following hard skills are the most in-demand in 2020, given the digital age and the awareness for tech-related skills. 1.  Blockchain  – Related to the use of cryptocurrency, blockchain made its debut in 2009 as a way to store, validate and authorise digital information in a public database. According to  LinkedIn , the small number of professionals with the skills in this...
There has never been a better time to think about learning graphic design or switching careers and becoming a graphic designer. You will be in demand, too – employers in creative industries (both local and international) seek individuals with the ability to communicate ideas in inspiring and engaging ways. Studies  have shown that creative jobs will continue to increase in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the future only...
The recent events of Covid-19 have left many job seekers with doubt and uncertainty, and phrases like ‘there’s a huge recession going on now’ or ‘companies are firing and no one is hiring’ keep getting thrown around. But a quick search on any job search site will prove otherwise.  On LinkedIn alone, companies posted over 7000 jobs within the last month, ranging from entry level all the way to executive...
We’re certain you’ve heard the expression ‘people leave managers, not jobs’.  At some point in our lives, we’ll leave a dead-end job – quite literally. The type of job where you’re promised exciting growth and development opportunities but encounter the opposite – repetitive work, few training opportunities, minimal career mobility, and only a slow, linear path to promotion. We get...
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways, this prolonged period of social distancing can be used productively to improve job prospects and become industry-relevant to meet the demands of employment post-lockdown. Apart from staying motivated and focused, here are some valuable tips to increase your job-readiness while in lockdown. 1. Learn new skills and gain a competitive edge There is no better...
There are so many ways that a job interview can go wrong — the possibility of being super late, being underprepared and other slip-ups — more importantly, you should always be mindful of your words. Your language can speak volumes about who you are as a candidate. Here are some tips regarding things you should avoid saying during a job interview. Don’t hurl insults about the office space you walk into You walk...
  The field of data science is ever-evolving, spanning several industries and requiring an extensive skill set that includes mathematics, statistics, programming and marketing. As such, to be a data scientist requires an impressive blend of technical skill, creativity and communication. Job descriptions for data scientists can vary greatly, though all are seeking candidates with a long list of the desirable job skills like critical...