All posts by Uthpala Dias

Working from Home


If you can't trust your employees to work flexibly, why hire them in the first place? When I conducted some research with Millennial I found that flexible working was vital for any modern employee, with 91% saying flexible working was important and 92% saying they wanted the option to work from home. Interestingly however, 66% said they would prefer to work more in the office than at home and 0% saying they would want to work exclusively from home. As someone who has worked 100% in the

3 Ways of Balancing Work With a Busy Home Life


1. Schedule In Both Family and "Me" Time Clint Weight, an Alfac agent for eight years, watched his construction worker dad work tirelessly to support his large family, which inspired him to approach his career in a different way. "You have to put in the time and effort to achieve your goals, but you also want to have control of that," says Weight 2. Rely On a Support Network It's one thing to want to find more time for yourself and your family, but making it happen often requires the

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10 Rules for a Successful Job Interview


Speak clearly and enthusiastically about your experiences and skills. Be professional, but don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through. Be yourself. Don’t be afraid of short pauses. You may need a few seconds to formulate an answer.  Be positive. Employers do not want to hear a litany of excuses or bad feelings about a negative experience. If you are asked about a low grade, a sudden job change, or a weakness in your background, don’t be defensive. Focus on the facts (briefly) and

How to successfully navigate a career change


Years ago most professionals would pursue a single career path for the majority of their lives, but in today’s ever-changing world this notion has become something of a rarity. An  average professional in America now only stays in a role for about four and a half years. As an entrepreneur, I’ve made many pivots of my own, but the most important lesson I’ve learned is to gather all the facts before making a decision. Here's how: Ask yourself whyThere are plenty of reasons for making a career

Be a pro-freelancer in Sri Lanka


There are hundreds of opportunities out there — if you are determined enough to reach out. I used to think that freelancing wasn’t a good career option but now that I’ve been a freelance writer for almost 5 years, I hardly see myself doing anything else. Most people like steady 9-5 jobs because of the stability that it gives them, but believe it or not, most freelancers end up creating their own businesses and making enough money to pay off wages too! The notion that you must join a reputed

The Only Career Advice You Need For 2017


"The indispensable employee brings humanity and connection and art to her organization. She is the key player, the one who’s difficult to live without, the person you can build something around.” Seth Godin Are you ready to have your career soar in 2017? If the answer is yes, do you have a plan? Buckle your seat belt and here we grow… in the next few minutes we’ll map out the path to ensure you reach your goals for the upcoming year. Why Your Work Matters These questions will ensure

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