Next Step / Four lessons from working abroad

The author started her professional career with an aspiration to work for a global business that would enable a borderless career. Last year, she had the chance to live and work in South Korea for three months on an assignment. Here are four lessons she learned during that time.

13h ago

Next Step / How to launch a profitable side hustle: A step-by-step guide

How can you transform your own passion or expertise into a profitable sideline? Here's a comprehensive guide to kickstarting your side hustle journey, drawing on expert insights and successful strategies.

1w ago

Next Step / How to make a successful career transition

Navigating through career transitions should be well thought out and properly assessed. In the dynamic era of professionalism and competition, strategic transition is necessary for successful growth, so let's take a look at how you can tackle this sudden change successfully. 

1w ago

Next Step / How to manage work-induced stress as a modern employee

Characterised by tight deadlines, high expectations, and constant connectivity, modern workplaces can take a toll on employees' mental and physical well-being. As such, let's take a look at the causes behind workplace-induced stress and how you, as a modem employee, can manage it. 

2w ago

Here’s how to ask for a raise

Mastering the art of asking for a raise is an essential skill in a work environment where conversations about remuneration often remain shrouded in unwarranted discomfort and hesitation, particularly among women. Many employees traverse their entire careers without ever requesting a salary increase, primarily due to the awkwardness associated with the process or fear of appearing greedy. 

3w ago

Next Step / Your smart guide to looking for jobs in the digital era

No longer are job seekers confined to the limitations of paper resumes and postal applications. Instead, the digital world unfolds a myriad of opportunities, where the click of a button can open doors to potential careers. 

3w ago

Financial planning as a first-year employee: things to consider

The first year of a job comes with its own set of challenges, including but not limited to learning curves, self-development, and of course, financial stress. Establishing a solid financial plan early in your career will not only cultivate responsible habits in you but also set you for better financial decisions in the future.

4w ago

Next Step / Emotional intelligence: The X-factor for professional success

Experienced professionals will admit that emotional intelligence is a secret weapon in today's workplaces; guiding you through office dynamics and fostering collaboration with teammates. If you plan to level up your professional success, you must come to terms with your emotional intelligence, and, if possible, improve it.

How the modern workplace will look like in 2024 

In 2024, the workplace in Bangladesh is set to be influenced by global trends and local dynamics, primarily driven by advancements in technology, evolving work models, and shifting employee priorities. Here's an in-depth look at the key trends and culture shifts expected in the coming year.

How to set achievable goals this new year

As another new year approaches, the age-old tradition of setting resolutions is upon us once again. However, this time around, rather than overwhelming ourselves with lofty goals that may fizzle out by February, let's focus on setting achievable resolutions that will help us achieve commendable professional and personal growth.

What is upskilling and why it matters

In a world where technology is evolving every day and AI is gradually transforming modern industries, the concept of 'upskilling' has become more important than ever. As such, it is imperative for you, a modern professional seeking better career opportunities, to be familiar with what upskilling is and why it matters so much.

The crucial role of digital footprint in today’s job market

Navigating the complexities of the modern job hunt requires a strategic understanding of how to cultivate and leverage your online presence. Let's take a look at what your digital footprint entails and how you can use it to your advantage in landing the best possible job opportunities available to you.

A beginner's guide to navigating the modern creative industry

Whether you are a budding designer, writer, photographer, or multimedia enthusiast, stepping into the world of creativity can prove to be an ineffective endeavour if you aren't sufficiently prepared. Before you embark on this exciting journey of professional creative talent, here are some essential things to keep in mind.

From projects to promotions: Teamwork skills that drive career growth

From projects to group assignments to meeting deadlines, knowing how to work in a team setting can make or break your professional success. Whether you are new at your job or an experienced professional, it is important to brush up on the essential know-how of ensuring good teamwork in a modern work environment.

The art of proficient public speaking

There's no denying the fundamental role of public speaking in elevating workplace performance and ensuring you rise above the rest. Yet, a remaining fear of the spotlight often casts shadows on this professional prowess. If you are seeking to nurture this crucial skill to unlock more career opportunities, here are some essential tips and tricks to consider.

Things to keep in mind before rallying for investment in your startup

The appeal of venture capital and angel investment can be tantalising in the vibrant realm of startups, and the journey leading up to that pivotal pitch meeting is one steeped in meticulous preparation and forethought. To assist in this endeavour, here's an expanded guide on pivotal considerations before embarking on the investment quest.

Building a strong network for career prospects: the ‘why’ and the ‘how’

Networking is essential for career development as it serves as a gateway to numerous opportunities and resources, opening your doors to unadvertised job prospects and helpful collaborations. If you aren't yet too familiar with the importance of networking for professional development, here's a quick refresher on the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of it.

Fostering workplace harmony: your guide to workplace conflict resolution

Knowing how to handle conflict resolution in the modern workplace takes some time and effort to master, but doing so is crucial for maintaining a productive atmosphere that would benefit both you and your coworkers. Let's take a look at conflict resolution in workplaces and how you can do your part in handling them.

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