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5 Steps to Asking Your Boss For a Sabbatical

Asking for a sabbatical from your company can be intimidating and stressful for anybody. But there does come a time in many employees' service when a vacation or a long weekend simply does not suffice. While sabbaticals are rare in most companies in the US, there is a growing trend to taking off extended time to recharge, destress and return to work fresh. 

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How To Ask for a raise. And Get It!

Asking for a raise can be incredibly intimidating for most people. When it comes to money matters, people tend to retreat from the uncomfortable discussions and put off the discussion for as long as possible. This ends up being detrimental to their income and career trajectory as the employees land up becoming unsatisfied in their positions as they believe that they should be earning more. 

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The Future of Work, Entrepreneurship, and Investments in 4 questions with Professor Hubbard

The future of work has never been more uncertain, and while approaching the end of the lockdown is a relief for the majority of us, it also brings to the fore many possible scenarios about how a post COVID-19 world will look like for employees, entrepreneurs and investors. We are honoured to start the series with our first guest, Glenn Hubbard, American economist and academic, former Dean of Columbia Business School (from 2004 to 2019)  where he remains the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. Hubbard previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1991 to 1993, and as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2003. 

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#KnowYourDev: The 12 Words You Need to Know to Understand a Developer

In our chat with Mario, the CTO of Wanted, we asked him what words he thinks is important to know when speaking to a developer. He gave us his list that he believes other departments should know in order to effectively communicate with the development department. Here are his suggestions

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#KnowYourDev: The Only Soft Skills That a Developer Will Need

Soft skills are considered as the interpersonal, social and communication skills that someone displays in their working environment. For most jobs, having the basic soft skills is important as they are dealing with other people on a daily basis. Developers, however, tend to like more independently.