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For most of us, choosing a career path or a new job is riddled with confusion and anxiety. Many people would advise you to follow your passion, but it isn’t a piece of beneficial advice.  According to research , humans are bad at predicting how we’ll feel about doing something in the future. But to be fair, how are you supposed to know if you’ll love marketing or being an artist until you try? When you’re...
The leap from manager to executive is rare in most organizations. Most companies hire laterally—that is, they hire those who have worked in similar roles in other companies. The most common reason for this is a lack of leadership skills. While most people have the potential to lead, it requires effort and grooming to convert that potential into capability. To help you get there, we've put together a list of leadership qualities...
Company culture is an umbrella term that signifies attitudes and behaviors that are prevalent at a company. They’re evident in how employees interact with each other, how the management leads, the goals they set, and the decisions that are taken. Organizational culture has a significant impact on a company’s success and its rapport with its clients, partners, employees and customers. Establishing a positive, inclusive culture...
Finding the right candidate for a vacancy is a long-winded task that also comes with a lot of pressure, especially when the hiring manager is calling you repeatedly for an update. But, making a quick decision, without due diligence, may land you with a recruit who is not up for the job. A wrong hire can prove to be extremely costly ; but the good news is that this is avoidable by ensuring that you don’t make these common mistakes....
We’ve heard plenty about millennials entering the workforce, including how they’ve changed and set new work expectations with regard to organizational policies and management behavior. But there’s a new workforce that’s primed to enter the corporate world— Gen Z. The oldest of Gen Z are set to join the workforce this year. These individuals are markedly different from their predecessors and have novel notions...
With work becoming more flexible and significant changes being made to the corporate workplace, a lot of employers seem more attractive than ever to the new workforce. Over the years, different generations have had different reasons for accepting certain jobs. For Gen X and Boomers, money was the primary reason they sought employment. For millennials, other factors became important as well, such as non-monetary frills, open communication,...
What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize and manage emotions. If you have it, nurture it, construct it, and develop an edge over others. Currently, emotional intelligence is trending amongst employers and leaders. It means that having EQ can be beneficial for your career advancement.  According to Howard Gardner , a psychologist at Harvard University, emotional intelligence is your...
The list of habits and qualities a CEO needs to have is long. They need to have the drive to persevere, high emotional intelligence, ambition, and an endless sea of confidence and humility. A CEO’s personality needs to be dynamic, so it’s felt throughout the boardroom. They are known for their mentoring capabilities, their trustworthiness, and their vision for the company. Being a CEO is a dream for most corporate employees....
There are hundreds of opportunities in the tech space. Firms from within and outside the industry are recruiting innovative people with in-depth knowledge of trend analysis and computational research, making the field rife with opportunities. With all the competition out there, an information technology professional needs to be armed with the right technical knowledge and education to take on challenging roles that lead to long-term...
Different circumstances call for different leadership skills. Do you think you’re equipped with the right leadership skills to move up the corporate ladder, toward an executive position? Do you know what skills a young executive needs to become a member of the C-Suite? Why do you think you’re the best fit for the job? The C-Suite, often known as the Chief Suite, is an organization’s uppermost echelon. C-Suite executives...
While HTML, CSS, and JavaScript form the basis of knowledge that every front-end developer should have, some other skills are equally important but often overlooked. Along with soft skills such as written and verbal communication, teamwork and problem-solving ability, you should know the following to build a successful career in the flourishing tech world: Browser workings Different web browsers use different engines to run their...
Working in the growing tech industry has its perks—a higher paycheck, flexible schedules, and creative nature are some of the attractions of a front-end developer's role. If you're passionate about coding websites, are tech-savvy and want to build a career in the booming tech world, here are some must-have skills that'll help you grab the hiring manager's attention: Knowledge of HTML and CSS HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and...