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November 2017 / 31 posts found

Here’s How to Negotiate Flexible Work Hours

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These days, it almost seems, as having a flexible work schedule is common practice at most workplaces. The traditional nine-to-five, Monday-through-Friday schedule does not work for everyone anymore, and some companies accommodate for those who work better with a more flexible schedule, such as one where you can work from home. For example, telecommuters -- those who work from home -- have increased by 115 percent in the last decade, according to a new study. Related: 8 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Work Reputation If other workers are able to have a flexible schedule or work from home, maybe you can [...]

Follow These 8 Steps to Stay Focused and Reach Your Goals

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Accomplishing a goal can be hard work. But even if a project is something you are passionate about and want to complete, distractions such as social media, doubts and other tasks can make it nearly impossible to concentrate on it. Don’t fret. We're here to help. Check out these eight steps to help you prioritize and clear your mind. 1. Stop multitasking Instead of trying to do a million things at once, take a step back and tackle one task at a time. And while your inclination might be to start your day with busy work -- like checking emails [...]

4 Easy-to-Fix Mistakes You May Be Making in Your Business Right Now

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Success comes in many forms, but the journey to get there is rarely a simple one. There are ups and downs, twists and turns, and often an ongoing struggle of trial and error before you find success -- whether it be personal or professional. Related: 9 Common Mistakes Made by New Entrepreneurs There is no "one size fits all" solution, and if you were to speak to a hundred successful individuals, they would cite for you a hundred different approaches. Yet, despite this array of issues, there are trends and patterns we can all use to our advantage, including examples [...]

7 Low-Risk Businesses You Can Start Tomorrow

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Say you want to start a business: You’re not alone. Many people dream of being their own boss, calling the shots and becoming an entrepreneur. But there are no guarantees in business, and no matter how good your idea is or how hard you work at it, there’s still a chance you could fail. Related: 12 Low-Cost Business Ideas for Introverts In fact, 50 percent of small businesses fail within their first four years, according to an oft-cited statistic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are, however, a few things you can do to make the risk a little, well, [...]

a Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Big Idea Into a Successful Company

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There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don't necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start something that could become the next major success. However, what you do need is a strong plan and the drive to see it through. If you're on Entrepreneur, odds are you already have the drive, but, you might not know how to start building your empire. That why we are here. Check out this step-by-step guide to help turn your big idea into a successful business. Related: 10 Mistakes [...]

E-Learning Market to hit US$200 Billion by 2024

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OCEAN VIEW, Del., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --  eLearning Market share will be valued USD 200 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. A major factor contributing to the high growth of the e-learning market is the rising shift towards flexible education solutions in the corporate and the academic sector. These solutions allow students and employees operating in a range of verticals such as healthcare, BFSI, information and telecommunication to have access to quality training but are dispersed over a large geographical area. The rapid scale of globalization has necessitated the need for language [...]

5 tips to crack MBA interview : Tips and Tricks

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Acceptance rate at top business schools vary broadly. The best MBA colleges like Stanford Graduate school of business, Harvard Business schools, UC Berkely-Hass School of Business and few more follow in having some of lowest acceptance rates around. They emphasize more on interviews. In the interview, top business schools probably assess four things; personality traits, knowledge, goal clarity and communication skills. Here are five tips to help you clear an MBA interview, supported by feedback provided to us by admissions managers and directors from some of the world's top business schools: 1. Know the top business schools and programmes to [...]

Academy trusts struggle to recruit CFOs, CEOs and COOs

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Multi-academy trusts with more than five schools increasingly need senior finance, operating and executive officers, but school leaders lack the “reference points” to recruit them, as many have never worked with such roles before. The National Governance Association’s ‘Welcome to a multi-academy trust’ guide states that larger MATs (defined as having between five and 10 academies or 1,000 pupils) usually have a chief executive officer, a chief finance officer and a chief operating officer, as well as a school improvement team. However, recruiting for these operational roles can be daunting for MAT leaders, according to Stephen Morales (pictured), the chief [...]

Use These Five Tips To Ace Your Next Interview

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Job interviews are not always fun, but they are usually a required part of making a career jump. If you find yourself getting called to meet the hiring manager, don't fret. Simply make sure that you're prepared. When you take the time to research, organize and anticipate ahead of time, you will feel more comfortable and confident during the actual interview and have a better chance of securing the position. Following are five tips to help you ace your next job interview... 1. Research. The more you know, the more you will stand out. Before you even leave for the [...]

Why Jordanian Universities are Embracing eLearning

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Jordan has one of the fastest growing university systems in the world. Currently 4.6% of the population is enrolled in a higher education program. The system serves over 300,000 students, and there is speculation that this rapid growth will continue over the coming decades. While a welcome trend, the current growth in higher ed is placing a strain on the small country’s education system. Combined with Jordan’s current brain drain, some estimates suggest that to the respond to the nation’s rising educational needs, it will need to recruit up to 6000 academic staff over the coming four years alone. To [...]