New York-based career consultant Maggie Mistal’s last name rhymes with “pistol. She’ll get “miss-TALL” or an injected R to make it “mistral,” which is a real word (it refers to a strong, cold wind in southern France), but not her name. From a professional development and job advancement perspective, she applauded the new LinkedIn feature. … [Read more...] about Name pronunciation matters! LinkedIn’s new audio feature helps you get it right the first time
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Middelheim Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Home to one of the most well-known sculpture gardens in Europe, the museum’s park features a collection of more than 70 statues by artists including Auguste Rodin, Jean Arp, and Alexander Calder. “We are a public institution, we are there for society, and we want everyone to feel welcome. We feel art today is something that allows for an inclusive conversation,” she says. “A president making up a list of subject matters, that’s actually the opposite of what we are trying to do.” … [Read more...] about Trump wants to build a sculpture park for ‘American Heroes.’ Here’s why that’s wrongheaded
What has kept Pakistan afloat is aid from its friends. They have been more than generous, particularly when they needed Pakistan to support them in Afghanistan. Official development assistance amounted to 2.7 per cent of Pakistan's GDP in 1990 and that has since gone down to 0.7 per cent by 2017. Compare that with development assistance to India at 0.4 per cent of GDP in 1990 and a mere 0.1 per cent of GDP in 2017. The numbers are sourced from World Bank data (see chart). … [Read more...] about Opinion | Pakistan has paid a heavy price for supporting terrorists
Ironically, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoyed overwhelming public support even as the country endured the most stringent of lockdowns anywhere, with unspeakable hardships for many. However, the app stored citizens’ data on centralized servers, which compounded fears of digitally enabled state surveillance. Also, the app had been cocreated by a ministry headed by Modi’s lieutenant, Amit Shah, who has a troubling history of abuse of power. All this made voluntary adoption difficult. … [Read more...] about Digital contact tracing won’t save Americans from COVID-19
Depending on how they respond to your email, you can then mention that you are looking to apply there and politely ask if they have any tips. Nine times out of 10 they will recommend you, as many companies offer hiring bonuses to referrals. If you don’t know someone at that company, you can see how many degrees of separation you are away and ask someone you do know for an introduction to someone at that company. … [Read more...] about Tired of filling out a never-ending list of job applications? Try this strategy to set you apart.