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How I learned to stop worrying and love the workplace WhatsApp group

admin July 16, 2018 0

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is trying to make its app simpler for users by adding the ability to refer to old messages, or messages that are deep in the rapidfire banter. (Shutterstock.com/Chonlachai Panprommas)

Before moving to Indonesia last September I was warned about plenty of things: the traffic, the rain, the heat and the humidity. I was told I would most likely experience culture shock and that it would take time to adapt to the Indonesian ways of living, commuting and interacting. None of this turned out to be a big problem for me – the back of a bike is a great way to beat the traffic, the weather is (usually) predictable, and I can’t get enough of Indonesian food, culture and people.

The one thing that did trip me up, however, was something that no one warned me about – Indonesian’s obsession with using WhatsApp for …

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We care less about what we’re paid than why

admin July 9, 2018 0

Based on the analysis result by Jobplanet, the average minimum salary for IT workers is only around Rp 1 million; some even less than that. (Shutterstock/-)

You’re probably getting paid better than you think you are. If only you knew it.

Whether our jobs pay us fairly matters a lot less to us than how well we feel we’re getting paid, a new survey has found—and because we’re in the dark about why, exactly, we’re paid what we are, most of us think we’re getting underpaid.

In reality, nearly 90 percent of people who think they’re underpaid are actually getting at or near the market rate, a new survey by the online salary database PayScale has found. But people who think their employers are fair and transparent in how they determine pay are more likely to be happy at work than those actually paid the going rate for their jobs.

In its survey, PayScale collected salaries and corresponding market rates for the jobs of more than 500,000 people, then asked respondents to rate a series of statements—including ones about job satisfaction and employers’ pay transparency and fairness—on a scale from ….

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/11/10/we-care-less-about-what-were-paid-than-why.html

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Four tips for young professionals to maximize their LinkedIn presence

admin July 6, 2018 0

In Indonesia, LinkedIn has around 8 million members, mostly students and young professionals. (Shutterstock.com/Indypendenz)

Greater Jakarta is ranked the fourth most-connected city in the world according to business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn.

In Indonesia, LinkedIn has around 8 million members, mostly students and young professionals.

“They use LinkedIn to explore opportunities and connect,” the company’s Asia Pacific managing director Olivier Legrand told The Jakarta Post via phone.

“High school students use LinkedIn to connect with their parents, their parents’ friends, or professors. These students realize that their first job will come from these connections.”

Legrand also said that between 2020 and 2030, the younger generation would drive a lot of growth in the Indonesian economy. This has led LinkedIn to focus on the younger population who are looking for their first …

 

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/youth/2017/05/04/four-tips-for-young-professionals-to-maximize-their-linkedin-presence.html

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20 easy health tips to keep you more active at work

admin July 2, 2018 0

Sitting correctly every day can help you feel more energized at work. (Shutterstock/File)

f you regularly find yourself tied to your desk the entire day at the office, you may want to consider being more active, as sitting down for too long every day can trigger health risks that are reportedly as high as those from smoking, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

According to kompas.com, the negative effects of sitting all day are irreversible and cannot be compensated by good health habits in other areas. Hence, the only way to avoid these health risks is by decreasing the amount of time spent sitting and being more active.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/01/12/20-easy-health-tips-to-keep-you-more-active-at-work.html

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Common behavior of the worst bosses

admin June 29, 2018 0

If you’ve been in a management role, you’ve probably wondered whether people think that you’re a bad boss. (Shutterstock/File)

Chances are, you’ve had a bad boss.

Whether they take credit for your work, break boundaries and borderline harass you, or micro-manage everything in sight, these kinds of bosses can range from being annoying to being a complete nightmare.

And if you’ve been in a management role, you’ve probably also wondered whether people think that you’re a bad boss.

The following are the top 10 bad boss behavior aspects, as compiled..

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/07/31/common-behavior-of-the-worst-bosses.html

 

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The key to being a successful new boss

admin June 11, 2018 0

A good boss will be able to win over the respect of their subordinates if they are able to own up to their own mistakes and take responsibility where necessary. (Shutterstock/File)

Most of the articles that you can find about career development on the internet offer suggestions on how to impress the boss, or how you can get your boss to listen to your ideas. But what should you if you are the boss?

As you climb up the corporate ladder, being a leader seems like an indication of success, but surely by now you’ve realized that actually being a leader and taking on the responsibilities that come with the title isn’t always so easy. Here are several important tips to keep in mind if you want to …

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/08/09/the-key-to-being-a-successful-new-boss.html

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Confessions of a millennial: Job-hopping and burning bridges

admin June 4, 2018 0

Building a career isn't all about passion, says author, blogger and self-confessed millennial Marcella Purnama. (Shutterstock/File)

I was 18 the first time I quit my job.

I was studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Melbourne, and I’d gotten a part-time job at a café. Then came the summer holiday and I chose to go home over staying in Australia and gaining extra experience, partly because my parents wouldn’t take no for an answer.

When I returned three months later, I went back to the café one more time: to return my uniform. The manager had found another, more hardworking person to replace me in the easily fillable ….

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/07/03/confessions-of-a-millennial-job-hopping-and-burning-bridges.html

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Too old for the job? Stop age discrimination

admin May 28, 2018 0

In Indonesian culture, age discrimination is not yet considered a serious matter; issues of ethnicity and religion are much more of a hot topic – especially recently. (Shutterstock/File)

Have you seen any job advertisements in Indonesia with age limitations? From the governmental organizations, private companies, to startups, many vacancies set a maximum age threshold or age range of the applicants.

Maybe many Indonesians think that there is nothing wrong with this practice. Before studying and working in Denmark, I had never considered age limitation to be odd, but I do now.

When you hear “discrimination”, what appears in your mind? Is it gender, ethnicity, religion, social background, age, or all of those? Sadly, in Indonesian culture, age discrimination is not yet considered a serious matter; issues of ethnicity and religion are much more of …

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2017/07/19/too-old-for-the-job-stop-age-discrimination.html

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Five tips to help you get a new job after being fired

admin April 16, 2018 0

Company performance is among the reasons to lay off employees. (Shutterstock/File)

Being fired from a job can be a traumatic event. Obviously, this negative record would lead a prospective employer to scrutinize one’s resume even further.

However, being fired does not mean the end of your career. Tempo.co has compiled four things to do to get a new job after such an unfortunate event.

Focus on previous experiences, skills

Blair Decembrele, a career expert at business and employment-oriented social networking platform LinkedIn, suggested those who had been laid off to showcase their skills, experiences as well as previous responsibilities. Highlight the things you can offer to the prospective employer and leave the bad experience behind.

Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/10/20/five-tips-to-help-you-get-a-new-job-after-being-fired.html

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