Being Realistic When Looking for a Fulfilling Career

There is no shortage of career advice articles telling you to just chase your dream career and actualise your true potential. If I allow myself to be snarky, I can dismiss these motivational pieces as saccharine and merely relying on platitudes that are of no practical value. On the other hand, an optimistic and anti-cynical…

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Employee Encagement: A New Way of Looking at Work

Employee engagement refers to the degree to which employees care about their work and the company they work for. If employees are engaged, we would say that they are passionate, motivated, and focused when carrying out tasks; whereas disengaged employees will be disinterested in the projects and the organisation they are a part of. There…

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Automation Could Mean the End of the McJob

The term ‘McJob’ applies to any job that is low-skilled, low-paying, unstimulating, and has few prospects. We might call these dead-end jobs. Author Douglas Copeland popularised the term McJob in his novel Generation X: Tales of an Accelerated Culture (1991), which conveys the struggles of Gen Xers, those born in the 60s to early 80s.…

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Common Dilemmas Faced by Freelance Writers and Bloggers

As a freelance writer or blogger, there are various dilemmas you may face during your career. Some of these dilemmas may be ethical in nature, while others may relate to your own personal development. In this article, I would like to examine four common dilemmas faced by freelance writers and bloggers. I have personally run…

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The Importance of Finding Meaningful Work

According to a survey published by Investors in People, 60% of workers in the UK aren’t satisfied in their current role. Another survey revealed that nearly 80% of Londoners are unhappy at work. And a Gallop poll shows that 23% of workers worldwide hate their jobs, with only 15% of those surveyed saying they feel engaged by their jobs, which means…

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