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How To Thrive In The Hybrid Job Economy

Even though the job market is booming and unemployment remains at or near record lows, there are signs that this favorable environment may be waning. Automation is accelerating, eliminating jobs that have always been performed by humans. For the jobs that remain, many will become almost unrecognizable combinations of formerly separate positions. A 2019 report from Burning Glass Technologies argues ... Read More »

We Are In A Free-Agent Job Market: Here’s What’s Happening And What You Need To Know To Succeed

Today’s economy and job market is radically different from just a few generations ago. Back then, you could graduate from high school, get a decent job, afford a home, two cars and raise your kids in a nice, suburban neighborhood. You would work at the same company for most of your adult life and receive a pension when you retire. ... Read More »

Good news for job seekers: Manufacturing, services firms open to hiring apprentices

A survey by the National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP) showed that manufacturing (40 percent) and services (42 percent) sectors are open to hiring apprentices over the next six months. As per  ‘The Apprenticeship Outlook and Index’ report, the July-December 2019 period will witness positive growth in apprentice hiring. The hiring sentiment is expected to grow from 36 percent to 41 percent, up ... Read More »

Looking For A Flexible Job? Five Ways To Ace The Job Interview

October is National Work and Family Month. October 15 is National Flex Day, which started in 2013 by flexible jobs career site FlexJobs to call attention to the need for flexible work. If you’re interested in working flexibly, you don’t necessarily have to leave your job to get more flexibility in your career. However, if your current job doesn’t lend itself to ... Read More »

Broadcasters set to drop MRP of flagship entertainment channels in festive season

MUMBAI: Top broadcasters are reducing the a la carte price of each of their flagship general entertainment channels to Rs 12 per month from Rs 19 as a festive offer even as the sector regulator is reviewing its new tariff order. Zee Entertainment EnterprisesNSE -1.02 % (ZEE) on Friday dropped the MRP of six of its GECs – Zee TV, Zee ... Read More »

Google to mentor 10 startups in Bengaluru from October 14

BENGALURU: Google on Wednesday announced to kick-start third class of its three-month “Launchpad Accelerator India” programme from October 14 here with a line-up of 10 fresh startups. Similar to the two previous classes, these startups will get access to mentorship from Google teams and industry experts, free support, Cloud credits and more, the company said in a statement. The startups will undergo an intensive ... Read More »

Modi’s big tax cut unlikely to spur job bonanza in India

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: With one eye on flagging demand, businesses in India are likely to bank the government’s $20.4 billion corporate tax windfall rather than unleash the investments that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes will create millions of jobs and revive the economy. The tax cuts, which Modi vowed would woo global private investment and improve India’s competitiveness, came as a surprise to ... Read More »

All the new health & fitness features coming to iOS 13 & watchOS 6

The Health app Launching the Health app, it looks immediately different from that seen in iOS 12. No longer do four tabs span the bottom —they have been replaced with only two for Summary and Browse. Summary View The Summary view brings all relevant information to the front, populated by the health metrics you track. This can be dependant on what ... Read More »

10 Crucial Questions To Make Your Résumé Land A Job

Business people handshake GETTY Your résumé is probably something you consider when changing careers or looking for a new job. Job searching doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it, especially if we focus on what I wrote about in this column. Thinking about the job search process and how it compares to things in your everyday life helps you ... Read More »

Employee Provident Fund: Left job? Want to keep contributing to EPF? Read this

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) contribution rules: You can’t contribute after leaving job. Representational Image/Pixabay Employee Provident Fund (EPF) contribution rules: If you have left service, you cannot contribute to EPF anymore. As per rules, any contribution to the EPF by an employee must be matched by the contribution of the employer. The EPFO rules say, “In the absence of wages and ... Read More »