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Work Reimagined: What Goes Beyond Remote Work and Re-tooling

Covid-19 has changed the way many businesses operate and while some are calling their employees back to the office, others are preparing for an extended work from home agenda. even though very few businesses were ready for the urgent shift to remote work, all companies eventually had to adapt to survive. A hard winter is ahead of us as many countries are strengthening the measures once again which will inevitably result in even more job cuts. In light of all these events and rapidly changing bus...

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Udemy: Shelley Osborne On Why a College Degree Is No Longer Enough

I was among the few people to read ‘’The Upskilling Imperative: 5 Ways to Make Learning Core to the Way We Work’’ prior to being published. Now, I have the pleasure to discuss it with its author – Shelley Osborne, VP of Learning at Udemy. Shelley, I would love to know more about your perspective on transferable skills and life-long learning. Why is a college degree no longer enough? While I started my career as a schoolteacher in Canada for...

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Top 10 Strategies for Finding Freelance Work During the Pandemic

The employment scenario in India remains fairly bleak during the pandemic, especially from the havoc it’s playing on the national economy due to miscalculated risks of the lockdown.  Businesses small to large are waking up to the horrors of losing business while employees find themselves losing jobs rapidly in wake of the financial downturns of their respective employers. Whether the lockdowns fetched the desired results in curbing the pandemic is highly debatable. However, there&r...

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The Twists and Turns of Preparing for a Remote Interview as a Hiring Manager

Sourcing exceptional employees mean that the hiring managers need to give their best during the interview process. Remote interviews give them access to a larger talent pool and consequently, there is a higher probability to find outstanding candidates. However, it is not just about the potential employees, it is also about how you, as a hiring manager, conduct the interview. Preparing for your remote interviews will streamline the process and help you assess the best cand...

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5 Top Reasons for Indians to Choose an Online Job

It comes as no surprise that more than 70 percent of all working people across the globe work online from home at least once a week. The bulk of these people are engaged with online jobs that do not require them to attend an office. People working online are generally known as telecommuters or remote workers. However, this broad definition covers all kinds of workers: full-time employees, part-time experts, freelancers and consultants, among others. There’re several reasons for peopl...