Next Step / 5 most in-demand soft skills for today's job market

As workplaces constantly transform in the ever-evolving job market, including the recent rise of remote and hybrid work environments, the demand for certain soft skills has surged. Here are five most in-demand soft skills you should focus on developing to thrive in the workplace of today.

5d ago

Next Step / Looking to get hired? You may have to fight it out with AI first

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) in the hiring process has ushered in an era of both promise and peril. As employers and job seekers adapt to increasingly sophisticated AI tools, the landscape of recruitment is undergoing a profound transformation, raising essential questions about fairness, efficiency, and the future of work.

1w ago

Next Step / 6 platforms that offer free online courses to boost employability

In the dynamic job market of today, continuous learning is essential to stay competitive. The good news is that you don't have to spend a fortune to acquire valuable skills. Numerous websites offer free online courses that can greatly enhance your employability. Here are some platforms providing such courses.

1w ago

Next Step / How to raise funds for your startup: A guide

Launching a startup is an exhilarating journey, but one of the greatest challenges lies in securing the necessary funding to turn your vision into reality. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the strategies and steps that aspiring entrepreneurs can undertake to raise funding for their startups.

2w ago

Next Step / Navigating the big, scary world of your first career break

Whether it's for studies or personal development, stepping away from work can be scary, especially when you're new to the full-time world. In our world of constant hustle, taking a break to recharge and refocus takes guts. But, if you're up for it, the rewards can be worthwhile.

3w ago

Next Step / 5 apps to make your everyday work easier

Do you struggle to manage a heavy workload? Are you finding it difficult to prioritise tasks amidst overflowing calendars and scattered notes?  If you're looking to optimise your workflow and maintain focus throughout the workday, consider incorporating these five helpful productivity apps into your routine.

3w ago

Why the culture of glorifying over-work needs to stop

The glorification of overworking and the expectation to stay late in the office have become long-ingrained in the corporate culture of many countries, including Bangladesh. But in this modern age, while many countries across the world are doing away with this culture, staying late is still often seen as a sign of dedication and hard work in Bangladesh.

1m ago

Next Step / Six strategies to juggle a full-time job and postgraduate studies

Pursuing postgraduate studies while having a full-time career can be very daunting. Here are six strategies that will help the process of balancing the two during this important point of your life.

2m ago

Cover letters: are they relevant anymore?

The efficiency of parsing through standardised resumes and extracting relevant information has led many employers to prioritise resumes and online application forms over cover letters. Thus, brings the obvious question: are cover letters even relevant anymore?

2m ago

How to effectively deal with job searching fatigue

Application fatigue sets in when the initial enthusiasm for job searching gives way to the despair of repeated rejections. This emotional toll not only saps one's energy but can also lead to a reluctance to apply for new positions, for fear of facing further disappointment.

2m ago

How to look for jobs on Facebook while avoiding scams

Amidst all of the lucrative job listings on Facebook, scams and fraudulent postings provide risks to unsuspecting job seekers. Here's a quick guide on how you can avoid scams on Facebook while looking for jobs on the social media platform. 

2m ago

Remote working best practices: The do’s and don’ts

Gone are the days of cubicles and watercooler gossip; the modern professional navigates a digital frontier, unbound by physical location. The rise of remote work, fueled by technological advancements and a global pandemic, has transformed not just how we work, but who we are as workers.

3m ago

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.

3m ago

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.

3m ago

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. 

3m ago

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. 

3m 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. 

4m ago

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. 

4m ago
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