In this digital era where you can get an internet connection nearly everywhere, it is easier than ever to find work as a freelancer.
Those who want more professional freedom can join websites that provide spaces for job posters and freelancers to meet on one platform. There are millions of jobs posted on those websites, allowing freelancers to bid, pick and work on the projects that suit their experiences and expertise.
For those who are not yet aware of how these website works, we have listed and reviewed five …
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Research has found that we can train our bodies to require less sleep — the only catch is that this will not work for everyone.
“There are more people who would like to need less sleep than who actually need less sleep,” stated Dr. Daniel Buysse, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and a past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, as quoted by Time.
Physical activity and age are important factors in determining how much rest one needs, but most fit adults receive between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. However, one third of Americans get less than seven…
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Women are kept busy by many things every day, from tasks like shopping and cooking to company jobs and child-rearing. How can you make time for yourself in your busy schedule? With the next fiscal year just about to start on April 1, some experts on time management shared their knowledge on this subject.
Megumi Shimada, who works for the public relations department of a cosmetics company in Tokyo, is concerned about her inability to use her daily time better. Her morning starts with confirming the day’s schedule and checking the news. During the day she is swamped with work, and in the evening she often meets with her colleagues to…
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Ever thought about how many times to knock on the door when you are heading into a job interview? In Japan, it matters.
A shortage of young people means there are two job openings for every applicant in Tokyo, prompting some Japanese companies to consider hiring foreign workers. But an interview can be an etiquette minefield, particularly for a non-native. Even Japanese students have to be drilled on the code, so it’s all the more important for outsiders to be aware of the rules.
“It’s kind of a test of how well you’re trying to fit in,” said Rochelle Kopp, who runs Japan Intercultural Consulting, which helps multicultural workplaces function better. Here’s what you need to …
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Some say that working remotely provides them with a more flexible environment. Most importantly, they believe that it makes it less likely one will fall into the monotonous daily grind.
The concept of start-up establishment often involves employees working outside of office premises. One of the common advantages is that employees are allowed to spend less money than they usually do on transportation, particularly if their homes are far away from the office.
Below are five interesting points that may show the…
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