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Today we see the beginnings of a ground-shaking new wave of developments, with artificial intelligence as the primary driver but also genomics, blockchain, 3D printing, nanotechnology, virtual reality, and more discoveries gaining recognition. How can we manage our way through these upheavals to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes? We can strengthen Quester traits.  Questers Who are Questers? What personality...
Math is an important subject and school and proficiency in arithmetic serves people well when it comes time to leave the classroom and enter the workforce. As demand for workers proficient in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics continues to grow, students can benefit by working as hard as possible when studying such subjects. People with strong math skills who thrive on data and crunching numbers may find a diverse array of...
Climbing the corporate ladder and working for someone else isn't for everyone. If you have a growing side hustle or idea for that next big business success, here are some things to consider before becoming your own boss. Do a test run. Confirm there's actually a market for your product or service. You might think your idea is brilliant but test it out first by polling friends and soliciting feedback from your target customers. Look into...
Much of the talk centred on women in the workforce concerns the disparity between earnings when compared against men in the same positions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the earnings difference between women and men varies with age, with younger women in the country more closely approaching pay equity than older women. Still, Pew Research Center says the female median annual earnings is around 83 percent of what men earn...
Graduation is a momentous day in the lives of post-secondary students. After years of schooling that dates all the way back to preschool or kindergarten, newly minted college, university and technical trade school graduates are finally ready to begin their professional lives. That can be a scary prospect for some students, especially those who graduate without jobs lined up. The summer after graduating from post-secondary school can be a...
Tracy thinks she might like to own a boutique. Ricco doesn't know whether to be a computer software or hardware engineer. Hang doesn't know whether she should work for a large company or a start-up. To obtain additional information about occupations and industries, they conducted informational interviews. Informal meetings are excellent sources of knowledge and can be fun. People enjoy talking about themselves and their jobs....
Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives and does not discriminate based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, economic status, or age. The American Institute of Stress says job-related stress costs businesses millions of dollars each year due to unanticipated absences. In fact, work is the foremost source of stress for many adults. Although not all stress is bad and stress responses can motivate people to perform more...
(NC) Successful investing is a slow and steady journey. It requires patience and dedication over the long term. The good news is that the longer you invest, the greater the opportunity to grow your savings. A sound understanding of your investments will serve you well on your path to long-term financial health. Here are four tips to help you manage your investments over time: Choose your investments based on when you expect you will...
Unemployment isn't easy for anyone, regardless of their age. But unemployed men and women over 50 may find it especially difficult to find work. Whether it's a byproduct of age-related discrimination or any of a host of additional variables, jobless older workers often struggle to find work. In a 2016 analysis of government figures, the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School estimated that the jobless rate for...
Several studies suggest that having a sense of control over work plays a central role in workers' health. Employees, who are given more autonomy and challenge, have nearly half the number of stress-related illnesses such as high blood pressure compared to workers who have little challenge and control over work. Are you in control of your work? Answer "yes" or "no." My job enables me to use my own ideas. My job allows me to...
(NC) Landing a permanent position is becoming much tougher in today's competitive economy. One way for young people to get their foot in the door is an internship, where they learn key skills and experience. If you are or know a recent graduate or student planning on an internship next semester, here are some tips to help them make the most of the position. 1. Try a smaller organization. Smaller and medium-sized companies can often offer...
Managing one's time can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. As a result, adults with hectic schedules and multiple responsibilities may pine for an extra hour or two in the day. While it's impossible to extend a day from 24 to 26 hours, there are ways for busy men and women to create more time in their day. Embrace organization tools. Whether it's day planners, smartphone reminders or more traditional print calendars with meetings and...