Tag Archives: Job

Should I Tell My Boss I’m Job Hunting?

Shutterstock Dear Liz, I know you say it’s a bad idea to tell your boss you’re job hunting, but I think my situation is different. I like my boss a lot. I like my job. I have to quit my job because it’s too far away from my daughter’s day care. I have to find something closer. If I try ... Read More »

Redefining retirement: Senior citizens give back to the society, explore more job opportunities

Gone are the days when retired seniors simply withered away after a productive life at work for decades. Statistics show that retirees returning to the job market is seeing a steady year-on-year increase. With increased life expectancy, need for independence and the desire to give back to society, the elderly are redefining retirement. The ‘She Who Knits’ Facebook page is ... Read More »

India job market may expand 20% next financial year

Since November 2016, the Indian job market has weathered the storm created first by demonetisation and then by the initial glitches related to the execution of GST. MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: India’s job market is likely to see 15-20% growth in hiring next financial year (2018-19) on improving business outlook and industry confidence supported by GDP growth, according to estimates by recruitment firms. At ... Read More »

Facebook Says Not Its Job to Recruit Publishers for Content

In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebookexecutive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the “Code Media 2018” conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode, Facebook’s Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown said “her job is to make sure ... Read More »

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 »