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25 percent of workers run into this career derailment, but you can protect yourself

25 percent of workers run into this career derailment, but you can protect yourself

Finance
As you approach your open enrollment deadline this year, you may forget to pay attention to one key area. However, chances are you will need it. One in 4 adults will become disabled before reaching retirement age, according to the Social Security Administration. A total of 20.1 million adults of employment age report a work disability, according to research published by the National Institutes of Health. Common causes include back or neck problems; depression, anxiety or other emotional issues; and arthritis or rheumatism. ...
The photograph that shaped a career

The photograph that shaped a career

Entertainment
Derek Ridgers has been photographing the biggest names in showbiz for more than three decades - but it all began by chance, one night in Finsbury Park, north London.It was 13 January 1973, when Ridgers walked in to the Rainbow Theatre with a Miranda SLR slung over his shoulder. At that time, he was working for an advertising agency that wanted him to learn how to use the camera - so, he had been taking it home to practise. It was the night that changed his life, as on stage walked Eric Clapton along with Steve Winwood, Ron Wood and Pete Townshend, in what became known as the Rainbow Concert. Ridgers was with his girlfriend, s...
This early career move can determine if you make $60,000 or $24,000 a year

This early career move can determine if you make $60,000 or $24,000 a year

Finance
In the race to find a job after college, the slow and steady don't win. In fact, the quicker a graduate lands a good job after leaving school, the more likely they are to earn a better salary — in the short and long-term, according to a new study by Gallup. "Good" is self-defined by the graduate. "It doesn't matter to us what a good job means to them, it just matters to us that they found it," said Stephanie Marken, executive director of education research at Gallup, which interviewed more than 4,000 adults aged 18 and older who earned a bachelor's degree between 2010 and 2016. ...
How to build a career in diversity and inclusion

How to build a career in diversity and inclusion

Finance
Melinda Gates: We need 'more diverse teams' Forty years ago, business leaders couldn't imagine entire career paths in diversity management, let alone schools offering diversity and inclusion specialties. But now, chief diversity officers at Facebook, Google and other high-profile companies are taking deeper looks at how companies hire, promote and welcome employees from all backgrounds. The business world is finally paying attention — and so are prospective leaders. But what does it take to succeed in this growing field? Know the psychology "I certainly didn't grow up thinking 'I'm gonna be the head of diversity at a company somewhere,'" says Candice Morgan, head of inclusion and diversity at Pinterest. "I didn't know that was a career path." In college, M...
‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

Sports
SORRY SWEDE The charismatic striker scored 28 goals in his debut season with Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised to Manchester United fans, claiming ‘it would have been dangerous’ if he had arrived in the Premier League sooner. The charismatic striker arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and was an instant success. Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in all competitions in his debut season with United He scored 17 goals in 27 Premier League games and helped the club lift the Europa League and League Cup. However, a devastating knee injury in the latter stages of the season saw him miss the vast majority of the following season. Now at LA Galaxy, the giant Swede apol...