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When I Turn Down The Job Offer, Should I Tell Them Why?

Dear Liz, I recently received a job offer for a Marketing Analyst job. Last night I decided to turn it down. I was conflicted about the decision. The job pays more than any job I’ve held so far. The people were friendly enough but every time I visited their facility (three times total) I saw and heard more disturbing signs about ... Read More »

Southampton plans job losses within chemistry department

As part of its long-term strategy, the University of Southampton in the UK has announced plans to reorganise its existing eight faculties into five, and make cuts of 50–75 employees through voluntary severance schemes in six academic areas. The areas facing job losses have not yet been publicly announced due to an ongoing internal consultation, but the university has confirmed ... Read More »

Informal sector will be main job creator in future. So equip workers today

Hardly a day goes by without another article, conference, or research initiative devoted to the future of work. The robots are coming, or they’re not coming as fast as we think; when they do come, they’ll put everyone out of work, or they’ll create as many jobs as they destroy. Thus the conversation goes. But what if, instead of trying ... Read More »

Actress claims more job offers after ASEAN lane controversy

MANILA, Philippines —  Actress Maria Isabel Lopez could lose her license for using a traffic lane reserved for ASEAN delegates, but she has also gained career opportunities, she said. “Too many offers—TV guestings, new soap, two new movies for 2018, on top of the one I’m producing… plus a new international film to be shot in Japan.. I’m booked guys til ... Read More »

Automation May Take Your Job Away, But It Might Just Create a New One for You, Too

Robots are undeniably decimating jobs in certain industries—but the news isn’t necessarily all bad. A new report by Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work lays out 21 new kinds of jobs that will be created in the next 10 years, employing large swaths of people impacted by automation. All the jobs fall under three main areas: coaching people to expand their ... Read More »

On singer-composer Job Kurian’s workspace

Job Kurian’s creative space is a pantheon to the greats of popular music. Photographs of AC/DC, Coldplay, Sting, Eagles, Beatles, Avial, Iron Maiden and Alt J look down from the wall near an iron staircase that leads to the terrace of Job’s house at Vattiyoorkavu. But for the cane furniture, the partially covered terrace has a minimalistic decor with a ... Read More »

How the fake-jobs industry scams Indians

Like many college students, Deepika Chadha was looking to make a little money and get some work experience this summer. In the future, she’d like to be a graphic designer. For the moment, Chadha thought, a call centre job would do. She expected to earn Rs 15,000 a month while positioning herself to get a real job, rather than an ... Read More »

Tech & future of jobs: Time to incentivise human capital

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has already started to impact the jobs market. How do these changes matter to us, and specifically how do they impact entrepreneurs?  Twenty years ago, there was no Google. The founder of the world’s largest social media network Mark Zuckerberg was a 13-year-old teenager, probably trying to find his bearings between ... Read More »

Unmanned, these police booths will still do the job

Residents collected money to have this booth at Anna Enclave in Injambakkam Photo: M. Karunakaran   | Photo Credit: M_Karunakaran;M_Karunakaran – CCTV cameras will come up at these facilities, thanks to initiatives taken by residents as well as the police Every time K. Karthik passes through Raju Street, a road off Rajiv Gandhi Salai that leads to Kannagi Nagar, the image ... Read More »

How To Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job

Shutterstock With all the networking sites out there, LinkedIn is still my favorite resource to recommend to my clients. And while I know that not everyone is as jazzed as I am about Linkedin (as a career coach, I can’t help it!), it’s powerful and worth learning. Not only can you view an array of opportunities on the market, but ... Read More »