Daily Archives: July 19, 2019

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How job-seekers can survive…

The world is on the precipice of the fourth Industrial revolution- changing the ways people approach careers and even life. The fourth industrial revolution, which has been brought about by incredible advances in technology, will change the way we work, live and relate to one another. These changes will affect massive changes in many sectors of the job market. The fourth industrial revolution will likely lead to job cuts across certain sectors, as machines replace several human skills. The jobs most at risk are those that do not require specific skills or training, placing low-skill workers at risk. Certain careers are more likely to be well-suited for the changes brought by the fourth industrial revolution and a number of fields have been identified as showing potential for the future. These are: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automation, Cyber Security, Big Data and Data Analytics Biotechnology, Biomedical Science & Biomedical Engineering, and Healthcare Climate, Energy, Natural Resources & Environment Liberal Arts, Design & Creative Technologies Education and Skill Training How should job-seekers prepare for this new development? Many experts recommend that people seek out skills that can survive the fourth industrial revolution, skills acquired through multi-disciplinary education where human and social sciences understand science and technology, and vice versa. Workers need to stay updated with the latest skills and technology and ensure that they are knowledgeable about their fields. Skills that will..

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The Do’s and Don’ts…

Negotiating a pay rise can be a delicate and challenging task, requiring a healthy dose of preparation and a bit of courage! If you’re looking to request a pay increase, here are some do’s and don’ts to implement with this often-tricky task! The DO’s Do have a plan for getting the raise you deserve. Be ready with a pitch to convince your boss why you deserve a raise- what do you bring to the company? Where have you performed well, and what are your skills? Do track your accomplishments throughout the year, so that you have a list of your achievements and successes to share when it comes to asking for a raise. Do gain an understanding of the negotiation process and plan accordingly. Do focus on your future with the organisation. Do consider enlisting the help of a mentor or experienced colleague that you trust. Do know your worth! Conduct research to check for roles similar to yours, in the same geographic area and performing the same tasks. Make sure you understand the going market rate for your position and put your target salary slightly higher than that- but not too high. Do consider other options, such as stock, executive benefits, flex time, bonuses and increased vacation times. Sometimes, when a company is unwilling or unable to raise your salary, they might still be willing to negotiate bonus incentives...

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Signs that You Need…

You’ve been thinking about a career change, dwelling on the problems at work and feeling stuck and uninspired. But how do you know whether what you’re experiencing is part of the normal ups and downs of work or whether it’s time to move on and find a new job? Warning signs that you might need to consider a career change: You feel trapped Does heading into the office make you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Feeling trapped is a sign that your job isn’t what you need it to be. Employers who feel trapped might be facing situations with few opportunities for professional development or growth, which can be restricting for long term career potential. You’re constantly exhausted- both physically and emotionally Are you feeling tired, heavy and drained of energy? A classic signal that you might need to make some career-changes are physical and mental exhaustion. If you find that your job or your workplace constantly drains you, it might be time to move on. You’re not being compensated fairly Money isn’t everything, but it is critical to ensure that you are being paid what you are worth. Wage unhappiness can easily permeate every aspect of your job, creating resentment, lowering the quality of your work and damaging relationships with your boss or co-workers. In contrast, if you’re only staying at a..

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