Author: Zaid Tabaza

The Risks and Rewards of Joining a Startup

If asked about the most valuable and prosperous businesses of our current time, what names would come to your mind? Perhaps you’ll think of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, or Facebook. Such corporations have penetrated into our everyday lives and have a very strong influence on us. We are very dependent on them and we probably cannot picture our lives without them. If we stop for a minute and think of how these organizations initially originated, we will find that each and every one of them was once a startup. They all went through a series of ups and downs and struggled with failure long before achieving success.... Read More ...

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The Perks and Challenges of Traveling for Work

We are all fond of travelling. Whenever we are provided with the opportunity to travel, whether it’s for a vacation or an invitation to visit a far relative, we tend to grip onto it due to its transformative and rejuvenating benefits. Travelling exposes us to new exotic cultures and allows us to interact with people of diverse backgrounds, giving a dynamic aspect to our characters. However, the duration of travelling often does not exceed a week or two, or even a month at most, and it takes place on special occasions, due to it being costly and demands changes in one’s routine.... Read More ...

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What Jobs Are Being Threatened by Artificial Intelligence?

What we’ve seen and long feared in science fiction movies two decades ago is materializing into reality. What was merely a bizarre thought a long time ago is now becoming a known fact! The artificial intelligence industry is developing at an extremely rapid and unpredictable pace. Who could have anticipated the emergence of driverless cars, personal voice assistants and purchase prediction technologies a couple of decades ago? With such swift development, artificial intelligence technologies are performing human-associated functions and often in a more efficient manner than humans themselves. Though this industry is making many tasks easier, one can’t help but wonder: will the role of humans in the job market be reduced or sacrificed?... Read More ...

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The Impacts of Recruiting a Diverse Work Team

Over the years, employers have grown to see the value of recruiting a diverse group of employees from several different backgrounds, nationalities, races, and social statuses into their teams. In fact, studies have shown that diversity is currently viewed by recruiters as the third most significant factor in the employment process. Selecting a diverse range of employees is a double-edged sword with numerous positive and negative impacts.

Advantages

Having a diverse workforce can help grow the team to achieve its full potential and increase its effectiveness. It eases the problem solving process, as it provides the business with varied viewpoints and perspectives on topics, which can help them better understand their customers’ needs and extend their target audience.... Read More ...

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Making a Choice About Immigrating to a Foreign Country for Work Purposes

We all know that the job search can be stressful and tiring. When accepting or denying a job opportunity, one must consider numerous different aspects of the offer, including the nature of the job, its location, work hours, benefits and salary rates. In many cases, such considerations may lead a person to decide to work away from his/her country with hopes of receiving the best deal possible. Immigrant workers are employees who work away from their countries of origin. Working in a foreign country is associated with many advantages as well as challenges. Deciding about accepting or denying a job offer in a foreign country can be a very tough decision to make.... Read More ...

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How Should a Senior Job Seeker Approach the Job Market?

Competition in the job market has skyrocketed tremendously over the last few decades. A huge number of fresh graduates are applying for job vacancies, which are limited in number, causing the job market to become extremely strained. When choosing their employees, recruiters may prefer younger candidates because they are more skillful at using technologies and have higher chances of maintaining employment. With many young graduates seeking job opportunities, employers might be overlooking senior job seekers. Though it’s not explicitly said, age discrimination is a serious issue that senior job seekers have to confront. If you are a senior job seeker, you might be wondering how you can overcome this obstacle and boost your chances of recruitment.... Read More ...

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