caption Getting a promotion doesn’t have to be complicated. source Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr Knowing how to get promoted is key if you want more responsibilities. If you want to get promoted quickly, you’ll need to step up your innovation and problem-solving abilities. Then, prepare a case to your boss about why you deserve a new title. If you haven’t gotten that promotion you were hoping for in 2018, don’t fret. There’s still just enough time to get the new title, perks, and pay. Ramit Sethi, author and founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com, wrote that it can take just three to six months to establish yourself as a top performer in the company. By keeping an open dialogue with your managers about your ambitions and excelling at your goals, you’ll be in a prime position for a promotion. Here is your 24-step plan on how to get a promotion: First, understand that you can’t get … [Read more...] about Your 24-step plan for getting the promotion you want and deserve
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CALVIA, Spain - Island governments around the world are no longer begging for help to tackle the many problems they face - from too many tourists to devastating storms and rising seas - but are finding their own solutions and sharing them, experts say. There has been a "huge shift" in the past 10 to 15 years, said Kate Brown, executive director of the Global Island Partnership, an alliance spearheaded by island leaders. Islands no longer present themselves merely as victims of external pressures, but are blazing a trail in areas such as marine conservation, renewable energy and sustainable tourism. "There is a real difference in thinking - that it is possible to do something and we don't need to wait for other people to tell us what to do," Brown told the Smart Island World Congress in Calvia on the Spanish island of Mallorca this week. Islands have had successes at international climate talks, she noted - from winning a lower limit on global temperature rise in the Paris climate deal … [Read more...] about News Islands comb own shores for solutions to environmental pressures
source Airtable Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications – no coding experience required. Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track inventory of vehicles as they leave the factory; $20 billion office-space startup WeWork is a customer, too. With a recently announced $52 million in new funding, Airtable has ambitious plans to become the next Microsoft of business apps. Here’s what makes Airtable so special, and how to use it for yourself: What is Airtable? source Airtable Simply, Airtable takes the best aspects of spreadsheets and databases, and puts them together. Airtable can store information in a spreadsheet that’s visually appealing and easy-to-use, but it’s also powerful enough to act as a database that businesses can use for … [Read more...] about Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's talent market in 2018 will be all about adapting to change with candidates urged to keep up with trends in their sector so they can actively develop the skills in demand and stay relevant in the employment market. This is just one of the top 10 talent trends for 2018, according to recruiting experts Hays. "Many sectors are being reshaped by technology creating new roles, but also different demands for those in existing jobs," said Tom Osborne, Regional Director of Hays Malaysia. "Marketing is a great example with the demand for digital expertise now greater than that of the traditional marketing function, but we are also seeing demand for professionals in financial services and many others expected to know how to harness digital tools to drive success for their organisation. "We strongly urge candidates at all levels of seniority not to fight the changing trends, but to instead show genuine curiosity about the changes taking place and show an active interest … [Read more...] about What are Malaysia’s Top 10 Talent Trends for 2018?
caption Facebook rotational project managers (RPMs) on an international trip they took as part of the program. From left, Jasmine Stoy, Eric Wei, Emily Chen, Jasmine Xu, Mike Weingert, Olivier Bouan, and Rachel Lambert source Facebook The Facebook Rotational Product Manager (RPM) program takes people from primarily nontechnical backgrounds and turns them into product managers. Jasmine Xu recently went through the program and is now a product manager on Facebook’s Marketplace team with a promising career ahead of her – despite not having any technical background. The RPM is one of several ways Facebook is trying to expand its pool of potential employees. When Jasmine Xu graduated from Dartmouth in 2016, she never thought she’d have a career in tech. She had double-majored in psychology and geography, not computer science, after all. While she had interned at a pair of Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about This Facebook recruiting initiative turned a psychology major into a sought-after product manager