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English is a universal language that is widely used as a medium of communication in school and in business. The ability to speak in English opens doors for scholars and entrepreneurs, which is why the market for teaching English has significantly grown over the years.
Many are now endeavoring to teach English abroad as a career or as a way to earn money during their sabbaticals or gap year.
People just want to make an extra buck. When I used to work at a call center a million years ago, my coworkers did it all the time, and I certainly didn’t mind. If I was craving something sweet, I could simply drop by George’s work station, since he brings in food to sell in the office. If I ran out of perfume, there’s Gina selling PX goods over at another corner.
There are many articles out there screaming “don’t make these mistakes on your resume” or “five things that put an employer off.” They are excellent click bait but what they often fail to do is actually explain how to remedy these common resume problems.
In the spirit of actually helping you get hired rather than causing you to roll up in a ball in the corner of the room in despair, let’s tackle some of those often highlighted problem areas.
It is common among new graduates like you to have an “empty” resume, since you’re fresh out of college. You may not have prior work experience that’s directly related to your field to cite; say, you only worked summer jobs or held a part-time position at the local fast-food joint.
That’s okay, because there are ways to jazz up your resume, without padding it. Jamie Hughes, a career consultant and author of the book,
A decade ago, I landed a job at a Japanese community paper following a rigorous job hunt, just two weeks after I graduated from college. Like any fresh graduate beaming with pride, I came to my beat on time every day, and enthusiastically told people that “I’m a reporter” when they asked me what my job was.
However, no more than three months into my first job, I found myself dragging my sleepy behind out of bed every morning.
Offering blacks and minority ethnic (BME) people equal opportunities for career progression could infuse £24B into the British economy, a government-backed review revealed on Tuesday.
As first reported by The Guardian, the review found that the employment rate for minorities sat at 62.8% compared with 75.6% for their white counterparts. Findings also showed that while 14% of working adults hailed from a BME background,
Government-backed and private-sector led initiative Jobs for NSW, which aims to bolster economic growth and promote job inclusion in New South Wales, is keen on potentially targeting the Chinese and Asian markets to create 150,000 jobs for locals in the next four years.
In a forum titled Born Global: NSW Gazelles tackling the Asian opportunity, Jobs for NSW particularly encouraged gazelles,
The United States Congress on Friday passed a bill that would disqualify companies that outsource their call center operations from availing federal grants and loans from the government.
A report on The Asian Age revealed that the bill, titled the US Call Center and Consumer Protection Act, was passed by Democrat Gene Green and Republican David McKinley.
The bill is similar to an earlier bill that closely regulates call centers and enforces them to disclose their locations to customers.
Members of the British Parliament will be convening on Monday to debate over prohibiting companies from imposing sexist dress codes, such as wearing high heels, on female workers.
As reported by Metro.co.uk, the debate was in response to a petition filed by a British woman, who called on the government to criminalize unjust workplace dress codes. Last year, her employer sent her home, without pay, for not wearing high heels to work.
If you think your merits matter in today’s highly globalized world regardless of your ethnic background, think again. If you have an Asian-sounding name, it is possible that you may not make the cut when applying for a job; employers may prefer candidates with Anglo-sounding name over you.
As reported by NPR, a joint study by the Ryerson University and the University of Toronto found that job seekers in the country with Asian names were 28 percent “less likely” to receive a callback for their applications.