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  2. I was preparing for a program on introverted leadership by interviewing research scientists at a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company when a new word caught my ear. “Did you say ‘loudership’?” I asked a seasoned manager. Yes, he had. He went on to tell me that loudership was a companywide code word for what it meant to be… How to Become an Exemplary Leader of Introverts Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  3. Intel engineers are taking their careers and skills in new and inspiring directions to create anti-poaching technology that saves elephants and other species in Africa. View the full article
  4. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 4.8 million in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent. These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. View the full article
  5. We put the question: How can leaders inspire teams in a digitally connected world? to Dr. Karina R. Jensen - Practice Professor of Global...C2nd Jul 2020 By Peter Remon peterwremon@gmail.com View the full article
  6. With an economic downturn correlating to an increased rise in suicide, the impact of Covid-19 on the economy will take its toll on mental...M2nd Jul 2020 By Brett Hill Distribution Director View the full article
  7. These jobs give you the flexibility you need to work from home, whether you’re a parent or caregiver, have a disability or chronic illness, or just want to make your own schedule. View the full article
  8. Pre-COVID, employers were already beginning to evolve their workplaces, modeling them after the big tech employers. Of course, large campuses with swimming pools and yoga studios isn’t possible for most businesses, but offering some sort of entertainment has become fairly commonplace, especially in trendy cities like London. Shared offices transformed almost overnight to provide things… Workplaces of the Future Must Take Responsibility for Employee Health and Wellbeing Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  9. Joey Patterson, a science and math teacher at Success Academy in New York City, left his research job and found a fulfilling career teaching children. View the full article
  10. For Saarem, choosing a career wasn’t going to be easy. As a high-performing finance major, he heard a lot about the different options for ​his career. However, coming from a family of medical professionals, helping people save lives and advance science were basic family values. And as a part of his Muslim upbringing, Saarem says, it’s natural for him to want to help the people around him. So, how could he find a finance career that would utilize his talents and make a positive impact on the world? The Finance Leadership Development Program at Thermo Fisher—a Fortune 200 science company dedicated to making the world healthier, cleaner, and safer—offered him an opportunity to do just that. Rotating Through Finance Career Paths—And Making A Difference, Even In The Fight Against COVID-19 Thermo Fisher’s program allowed Saarem to rotate throughout various business areas, roles, and even offices at the company. This might seem like a lot of change, but it was exactly what he was looking for. “What better way to learn what you want to do than a rotational program? You get four six-month rotations in completely different areas of finance,” Saarem says. Throughout his rotations he worked in Franklin, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; and at the company’s headquarters in Waltham, MA. His first role was in financial planning and analysis (more commonly known as FP&A) on a site that produced chemical analysis tools. Even in this manufacturing-based role, he could still see the good he was doing. “Everything at Thermo Fisher goes back to the mission: to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer,” Saarem says. “One of the business units at my first rotation produced air quality measurement tools, which definitely contribute to those goals.” As the rotations advanced, so did his skillset–and his ability to do contribute to enabling a better world. A rotation with a team in Pittsburgh starting in February of this year suddenly put him on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: Saarem’s new team was responsible for the sale and supply chain of personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses, doctors, and other front-line personnel. “For a lot of FLDPs at other companies, you just learn from a process doc and follow instructions,” Saarem says. “When COVID-19 hit, I was given the responsibilities of a senior analyst.” The impact of his work had never been clearer. “Finance, a lot of the time people think it’s only about metrics. But understanding that you’re making a difference and helping customers react to a pandemic is extremely fulfilling. Even if I’m working on a financial file, I know that down the road that it’ll help someone like a doctor, or patient on a ventilator, or a family who’s worried about their loved ones,” he says. Moving Up In His Career, Moving Forward With His Mission The beauty of a Leadership Development Program at Thermo Fisher is that you can do well in your career while doing good in the world around you. The very same responsibilities that afforded Saarem the opportunity to make a social impact also allowed him to work with senior leaders, learn new skills, and make an impact for the business. No matter the rotation, learning was always a part of the assignment. “I’m a student of knowledge. This rotational program has really done that for me,” he says. “If you have a hunger for knowledge, then you’re definitely going to be satisfied here. The more you learn, the more you realize there is to learn.” Saarem and his colleagues making “Science Care Packages” for a local middle school. And more than just learning, Saarem’s unique work on financial modeling helped him land a new type of role after his last rotation. He’ll be returning to his first office, where his manager will lead a team that gives company leaders more visibility into FP&A. But even though the program is over, Saarem still expects to grow at Thermo Fisher. “The great management is why I’m going to the Franklin office,” Saarem says. “My manager did an awesome job of managing talent and developing talent. She would give me challenging work, but she’d guide me or push me enough that I could learn how to do things on my own and produce results.” And whether those results were driving the bottom line forward—or the mission—Saarem could be confident in his career choice. Want to make your mark and develop your career? Check out open opportunities at Thermo Fisher on WayUp! The post How This Finance Development Program Helped Me Start a Successful STEM Career With A Social Impact appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog. View the full article
  11. With initiatives like inclusive hiring practices and unconscious bias training, the tech company has made D&I a priority. View the full article
  12. HR metrics are key insights that help businesses keep an eye on their human capital and measure how effective their HR initiatives are...W30th Jun 2020 By Anastasiia Osypova Head of People, Engagement and Culture View the full article
  13. While some of us will continue to work from home indefinitely, workplaces up and down the country are gearing up to reopen safely. If you’...W30th Jun 2020 By Yvonne Smyth Director of Hays Human Resources View the full article
  14. In this weeks episode Helen and Sarah discuss why we procrastinate and 5 ideas and actions to help prevent procrastination, including monk mode, the pomodoro technique and swallowing the frog. And as an added bonus Helen finishes the episode by sharing her top productivity hints & tips. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. View the full article
  15. For this consumer goods brand, employer brand and diversity and inclusion aren’t separate initiatives—they work in tandem as vital components of attracting the best employees. Both employer brand and D&I play vital roles in attracting the best employees. Both foreground employee stories, shape company culture and inform its values. As Unilever’s Employer Brand Lead Zakiya… How Unilever Integrates Diversity & Inclusion with Employer Brand Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  16. Coming out at work is still not always easy. Here’s what to consider—and tips for how to come out in a way that feels right for you. View the full article
  17. The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis has affected us all in different ways. But whatever our commercial differences, our industry is...I29th Jun 2020 By Zellis_Official John Petter, CEO View the full article
  18. As lockdown ease around the world and businesses start to operate as normal, employers ought to be discretionary. Many employees are...H28th Jun 2020 By ariaareeds View the full article
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  20. Hello maxwillor, Welcome to Career Grub. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. maxwillor joined on the 06/27/2020. View Member
  21. For most, work looks and feels different today than it did just a few months ago—and we’re not talking about working from home. A new study by VitalSmarts shows 58.6 percent of employees have experienced either a reduction or a restructure that changed the dynamic and size of their team. And the impact of these… 8 Out of 10 Employees Feel Overwhelmed and Overworked Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  22. If this unexpected remote work experiment has shown or confirmed to you that you’d prefer to work from home, there are steps you can take to try to make it permanent. View the full article
  23. Covid-19 is changing people’s work preferences with many now looking for roles that give them the flexibility to work from home. New data from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, finds that job searches for remote work have increased by 60% globally since March. Companies will need to adapt to existing policies and offer greater… Searches for ‘Remote Work’ Increase Significantly During Covid-19 Undercover Recruiter - View the full article
  24. The UX/UI design profession is one of the most interesting ones in the digital industry. It is a discipline that combines artistic skills with business thinking, marketing, and sometimes even programming. Every company, from a startup to an international enterprise, is thinking of creating a website or application to promote their products and services, and professional UX/UI design agencies are those who help them fulfill their goals. But how does one become such a professional and get UX design agency job? Is it necessary to have a formal education in design? Continue reading this post to find out. By following these guidelines, you’ll be able to become a top-level UX/UI designer and start working in the field of your dreams. Gather information Start by reading books related to UX/UI design, watch Youtubers, and listen to podcasts. Learn whatever you can, as it will help you gain a better understanding of what UX/UI design actually is – very often, what beginners think is part of the profession is not at all related to design. Look at other people’s portfolios The works of others can inspire you and teach you how to properly represent yourself and your work. Also, by comparing the portfolios of renowned professionals with the not so good ones, you can discover the trends in the area and what sells. Study as many examples as you can find (at least 30-50), and it might teach you about UX/UI more than the best books. Choose a course The thing is that to become a professional UX/UI designer, you don’t need a university degree. Whether you have a diploma or not – it doesn’t guarantee you anything. What matters are the skills. However, both online and in-class courses can be very helpful for beginners. Some of them are free, some are paid. If you have found a good free course or can afford to attend a paid thing, you should, of course, benefit from this opportunity. There are three reasons for that: Courses give you discipline. You know that you have to learn this and by this date. Courses hold you accountable for your learning. It’s more fun. Following multimedia content with a teacher and other students is much more exciting and fun than locking yourself in a library. While some people are organized enough to study through books, others need extra motivation from a teacher and competitiveness with our students in a class. Directions. A teacher in a class is usually a UX/UI practitioner who knows what is relevant and what can be omitted. They will tell you what you should focus on and what can be saved for later. Want to Read More Articles Like This One? Sign up here to receive weekly updates from Career Enlightenment, and never miss another powerful job searching tip! SUBSCRIBE! You have Successfully Subscribed! We hate spam too. Unsubscribe any time. Make a training plan Now that you have collected a lot of information, it is important not to drown in it. Create your training plan. Otherwise, you will randomly rush from a book to a website, from a website to videos and social networks, and then you’ll miss out on something important. Plan what you study, but also when you do it. Set deadlines for yourself and stick to them. Combine theory and practice during your sessions. Get a grasp of professional programs Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are used in different areas of design, so you will certainly need them. But others need to be mastered like Figma, Sketch, and InVision. Usually, there are several options – choose the program consciously, carefully collecting information, comparing the pros and cons. You will add one more selection criterion: how easy it is for a beginner to master it. At the start, you are unlikely to need to know many programs. But try to master the ones that you have chosen. Work on your portfolio The portfolio is very important when a designer is looking for a job. Do not chase the size of the portfolio, do not include everything in it – only the most successful work, the ones that you are proud of. And do not forget to update the collection from time to time: this means not only adding new works there but also throwing out the old ones that you have already outgrown. You can post your portfolio on Behance.net, Portfolios.ru, Dribbble.com, Deviantart, and Pinterest. You can use several sites at once, but not necessarily. Apply for a job It’s better to start your career working for a company where you can learn from other team members. Also, if you make a mistake (which often happens to beginners), it will not affect the project because there are more experienced professionals there to guide and correct you. You can start from being a freelancer, but the quality of your work might not be satisfactory and will affect your reputation at the start. Conclusion Now you know how to succeed at becoming a professional UX/UI designer. Start by collecting information about the field and studying how the pros do it. It’s always a good idea to take a course if you are certain of its quality. Do not wait for too long before making a portfolio and starting to look for a job. Do these simple things and you’ll be well on your way to becoming successful. View the full article
  25. How can we get out of the crisis and move forward? As many countries are slowly coming out of lockdown, businesses need to prepare for the...W25th Jun 2020 By Katrin Kircheis Managing Director and Learning Consultant View the full article
  26. The global coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is pushing several businesses to take extraordinary steps to keep their workers safe and healthy...R25th Jun 2020 By Bhagyashree View the full article
  27. The expenses associated with college can be difficult to anticipate--even if you scored a few great scholarships, even if you commute to school. In order to help offset costs, many students opt to take on part-time jobs, or find paid internships. Doing so shows great responsibility, and can certainly result in more money in your pocket. However, a part-time job may not work with a busy, disordered student schedule, and it may have nothing to do with the field you're actually studying. Internships, too, can be quite demanding during the semester, and many offer compensation only in the form of college credit. And, with Covid-19 still wreaking havoc on the job market, finding either a job or an internship have become far slimmer possibilities. So, it may be the perfect time for college students to explore the option of freelancing. While this path doesn't necessarily seem as steady a work-source as an hourly job, it can be quite advantageous. Firstly, you get to make your own hours, and don't have to take on tasks when you don't have the time for them. For instance, during finals week. Moreover, you can use freelancing as a chance to strengthen your skills in certain areas, particularly in those related to your major. And lastly, you get to decide how much your time and energy is worth, as you define your own rates. No longer do you have to work for minimum wage. Finding The Right Field For You So, you've decided that freelancing may be the best option for you to consider right now. Here are some fields to look into when deciding your focus. From Freelance Writing to Dogsitting, there is bound to a perfect freelance gig for your personal interests. Social Media Strategist: The majority of college students fall under the zoomers category with a keen eye for social media management. Running a company's social media account can be a fun way to make money with a flexible schedule that you control. You would serve as the voice of the brand and help increase the engagement on the company's platform. To get started, reach out to local companies directly and add your resume to job boards related to social media management. Online Tutor: As a college student, you know how the learning process works first-hand, and how difficult certain topics can be to learn. If you know that you perform particularly well in a certain subject, consider becoming an online tutor. You can build your own tutoring business by catering to your fellow college students or connecting with K-12 students. This field relies heavily on client referrals, so consider asking your clients to refer you to friends and fellow classmates. Freelance Writer or Editor: If you have a love for writing, this is the perfect opportunity to consider. Through freelance writing, you have the ability to set your own rate and pick which gigs you want to consider. With the availability to set your own schedule, you make money from researching and writing about virtually any topic from the comforts of your home. You can begin your freelance writing gig by pitching stories to local magazines that interest you and checking social media sites for specific opportunities. Graphic Designer: Graphic design has become one of the most sought out freelance opportunities as companies, small business owners, and individuals looking to build their personal brand want unique website banners and company logos. If you have a history in design and interest in growing in your creative field, consider building a business in graphic design. There are a number of opportunities on social media and on professional sites that will grant you the opportunity to build your portfolio. Photographer or Videographer: If you own a DSLR camera, consider turning your fun hobby into a small business. There are several people looking for photographers and videographers who can capture special events, like social events, concerts, and even school events. With the ability to decide, which gigs you want to shoot you will have the opportunity to build your portfolio and decide which hours work best for your schedule It takes a while to build your portfolio, but beginning a relevant freelance gig in your career can be especially beneficial. Here are some resources to help begin your freelance journey smoothly. Which Resources Are Available To You? Unless you already have potential clients who have expressed interest in working with you, then you need to start somewhere. Right now, most if not all freelancers are working from home. Fortunately, the necessary resources for getting started and for sustaining your freelancing goals are online. Good websites to use for launching your services are Fiverr and Upwork. Both of these sites will guide you through the pricing and communication processes. Keep in mind, though, that websites tailored for freelancers usually take a predetermined percentage of each project's earnings. For example, Fiverr takes a 20% commission on every gig you make. For this reason, while it's good to start on a freelance tailored website, this should only be the first step in your journey. Another resource for getting your independent work off the ground is to use social media. If you're a current college student or recent graduate, you're probably already familiar with the social networking scene. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest are great for spreading the word regarding the kind of business you offer. Likewise, making different pages and accounts for your work on social media can help you market that work as separate from your private life. If you choose to market yourself or your business on social media, then it's important to use a secure platform for financial transactions. If you'd rather sell handmade projects, like pieces of art, then e-commerce sites such as Etsy, Depop, or Redbubble come in handy. Similarly, if there's a long-form, long-term project that you think could do well commercially, then consider starting a Patreon or a Ko-fi account. These platforms are useful for those who create content like podcasts or video essays on a regular basis for a particular niche. Committing Your Time One of the largest benefits of freelance work is the ability to make your hours. As a busy college student, it's hard to dedicate the majority of our time to full-time careers. Freelance opportunities grant you the ability to make money and build your resume while maintaining a flexible schedule. Although you can decide which projects you want to take on, remember to keep your schedule of assignments and deadlines in a planner. While working freelance, it is easy to tackle more than one project, but it is important to always be mindful of deadlines for all of your freelance projects. Freelance allows you to build your portfolio and build relationships with multiple people in your industry. Make sure to produce good quality work that represents you well and will make you stand out to future employers. Setting Your Pay Rate Despite the fact that you get to define how you will get paid for the services or products you're willing to offer, you still have to set your rates competitively. While you certainly should not undersell yourself, there is still such a thing as overselling yourself, especially as you just begin. To get the full picture of what your pay rate should be, begin by doing research. Check out what kinds of services are being offered by others in your field and at your level, and the costs of those services. If you start out freelancing with a pricier rate, other people offering similar products or work could out-sell you, despite the quality of your production. Of course, as you successfully network through your freelancing and gain a loyal clientele, you can begin to raise your prices to better match your work. What's more, as you gain more experience, your work will become better, and so will your process for producing it. Even though more conventional job options have become less opportunity, that doesn't mean you have to give up on building upon your employability. Nor do you have to give up on the idea of having a reliable source of income. While college is difficult, a balanced education and career made even more so during coronavirus, you can take control over your job search by dabbling in freelancing. For many, freelancing is a viable job option after they graduate as well. So, starting this kind of work early can surely contribute to your efforts in becoming career-ready. Still looking for ways to pivot in your career this year? Download our free career change guide to get started! View the full article
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