New year, new leadership: 5 skills needed to succeed in 2021

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https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2021/01/28/new-year-new-leadership-5-skills-needed-to-succeed-in-2021.html#gs.yrhm4j Effective leadership has been imperative for business resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it hasn’t been easy. Executives have had to completely reimagine their approach to how they lead, from where to how they communicate, and everything in between. We’ve seen an emphasis on softer skills (think: empathy, agility, etc.) that we expect to…

Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and jobs. These 4 charts show where the money would go.

Screenshot_2021-04-12 Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and jobs These 4 charts show where the money w[…] Screenshot_2021-04-12 Joe Biden wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure and jobs These 4 charts show where the money w[…]

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/politics/2021/04/01/2-trillion-infrastructure-bill-charts-detail-bidens-plan/4820227001/ The plan includes everything from road repairs and electric vehicle stations, to public school upgrades and training for the clean-energy workforce. Javier Zarracina, Joey Garrison and George Petras, USA TODAYPublished 4:31 AM PDT Apr. 1, 2021 Updated 4:16 PM PDT Apr. 6, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday introduced a sweeping $2 trillion…

Job growth in the U.S. is booming — here’s which industries are leading the rebound

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/economic-recovery-hiring-industries/ Good news: The U.S. economy needs workers. Employers hired nearly a million people in March, while layoffs are easing. Job listings are surging, with openings on career site Indeed now topping their pre-coronavirus levels. So who’s hiring? Construction, manufacturing, warehousing and pharmacy jobs are now in ample supply, the firm’s data shows. “The economy is…

How to Change Careers: Find What to Pursue Next

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-change-careers-find-what-to-pursue-next-11605824886?mod=article_inline In brief Think of each role along your career path as an opportunity to explore. Expand your network and make connections to learn more about new jobs. Identify your strengths and consider training or job shadowing to expand your skill set. There are many reasons people want to switch careers. You may be looking…

Should you take a new promotion when it is offered to you?

You’ve been working hard, and now your manager wants to reward you with a promotion. Great, huh? Well, maybe not. Your first reaction could be that this particular promotion could prove to be a mistake for you professionally — and maybe personally. At the same time, you’re wondering if turning it down will be a…

The job market is looking shockingly good for the Class of 2021

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https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/the-job-market-is-looking-shockingly-good-for-the-class-of-2021 It was not great to be a college senior in the year 2021, but unlike the class before them, they have a little more to look forward to (mainly not moving back into their parent’s basements.) On the trail of the purported hiring boom, employers project hiring 7.2% more new college graduates from the Class…

How To Overcome Internal Resistance To Boost Your Career

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2021/04/08/how-to-overcome-internal-resistance-to-boost-your-career/?sh=4b44b2b3152b The concept of internal resistance is also known as self-sabotage. Most people experience resistance in some form or the other but aren’t aware of what it is. But you’re probably familiar with what resistance feels like even though it manifests itself in different ways to different people. If you’ve ever had an upcoming deadline to…

Nearly a third of workers don’t want to ever return to the office

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https://fortune.com/2020/12/06/offices-covid-workers-returning-never-want-to-stats-data-2/ The vaccines are on their way. So far, they appear so effective that Dr. Anthony Fauci even thinks we may have packed stadiums return in the summer of 2021. That also means more employers will begin to reopen their offices—and we’ll get to see to what degree WFH sticks around. To get an eye…

Unemployment rate falls to 6% in March, employers add 916,000 jobs

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https://abcnews.go.com/Business/unemployment-rate-falls-march-employers-add-916000-jobs/story?id=76788420 The U.S. unemployment rate last month slipped to 6% as some 916,000 jobs were added to the economy, the Department of Labor said Friday. Friday’s jobs report comes amid glimmers of hope that the end of the pandemic is within sight, as COVID-19 cases fall across the country and vaccine access is finally opening up. The economy,…

Consider taxes before moving out of state

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With so many people working remotely these days, it’s become common to think about moving to another state — perhaps for better weather or to be closer to family. Many retirees also look at an across-the-border move to better control living expenses. If you’ve found yourself harboring such notions, be sure to consider taxes before…

Claiming the home office deduction

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Many people have found themselves working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re one of them, you might wonder, “Can I claim the home office deduction on my 2020 tax return?” The short answer is: Only if you’re self-employed. Employees can no longer claim home office expenses, and even self-employed taxpayers must follow strict…

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