Vanessa Koh

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Career advice no one tells you about

Most people have “okay” jobs.<p>We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again …

LinkedIn Reveals New Techniques to Get a Better Job

Applying directly is the worst way to get a better job. The best jobs are found via networking or getting recruiters to call you because they found your resume.<p>Over the past few years, I have suggested a number of things a job seeker can do to get a (better) job rather than wasting time applying …

Modest Dressing, as a Virtue

THE SEQUOIA DRESS from the New York-based independent fashion label Creatures of Comfort is not the kind of garment one might refer to as “sexy.” Dun-colored, ankle-lengthed, high-necked and voluminous-sleeved, this seemingly innocuous $450 number became an unlikely lightning rod this summer, when …

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The Work You Do, the Person You Are

The pleasure of being necessary to my parents was profound. I was not like the children in folktales: burdensome mouths to feed.<p>All I had to do for the two dollars was clean Her house for a few hours after school. It was a beautiful house, too, with a plastic-covered sofa and chairs, wall-to-wall …

Why Your Job Isn’t Making You Happier

Life is too short to be unhappy at work. Yet many professionals who are free to shape their careers are just that: disengaged, unfulfilled, and miserable. Take “Sharon,” a vice president at a global energy firm and one of my consulting clients. She’s smart and hardworking and has risen through the …

The next generation of jobs won’t be made up of professions

To prepare for the future, we need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about challenges and problems, reports Alina Dizik.<p>When Jean-Philippe Michel, an Ottawa-based career coach, works with secondary school students, he doesn’t use the word profession. Neither does he focus on …

Women's News

Inside The Collection, possibly the most glamorous series on TV

With cinched-in waists and long, dream-like skirts languishing around the heels, the debut of Christian Dior’s New Look in 1947 Paris set haute couture in motion.<p>As France struggled to extricate itself from the post-war abyss, where sickness and starvation were rife and industrial production …

Electric cars 'will be cheaper than conventional vehicles by 2022'

Analysis predicts that the total cost of ownership of electric cars will dip below those with internal combustion engines in 2022<p>Electric cars will be cheaper to own than conventional cars by 2022, according to a new report.<p>The plummeting cost of batteries is key in leading to the tipping point, …

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