Email is the most used tool for communication at the workplace, yet also the most misunderstood.
As a content marketer at a Kuala Lumpur-based startup that operates in seven Southeast Asian countries, I used email for 90 percent of my external communication. Poorly written, unclear, misleading or ineffective emails cause not only a loss of time and productivity, but they also harm one’s reputation as it leaves a poor impression on the receiver.
I spent a lot of time reading articles about email outreach and conducted a/b testing to see which type of email is effective for…
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/09/04/5-overlooked-secrets-of-a-great-email.html
Before reading, answer me, what do you do for a living? Are you a teacher? Editor or lawyer? That would be too normal compared to the jobs here.
Here are some weird jobs that sound both funny and unexpected. Let’s take a look.
Beggars in Dubai
Is begging a job? You may wonder. According to a recent survey, the average monthly”salary” of each of the 59 detained beggars in Dubai is about $73,000.
Pet food tester
Have you ever tasted the food your beloved pet lives on? If you can’t wash it down with anything, a pet food tester can help to…
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/05/02/7-weird-jobs-you-never-knew-existed.html
Talking about your salary with the boss can be a very sensitive subject, if you don’t approach it properly. As with any professional discussion, wait for the right timing and plan ahead.
So, what’s the best way to ask for a raise?
1. Check your company policy
Every company is different. Some give regularly scheduled raises, such as once every semester – every 6 months – while others provide raises at yearly intervals. Check if your company has a salary policy for giving raises on a regular basis, or only during a good turnover.
If your company gives scheduled raises, rest assured that you will receive a raise periodically. The problem arises when the raise doesn’t meet your expectations. Employees always demand a higher raise, while employers tend to be …
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/09/13/how-to-ask-for-a-raise-without-getting-on-your-bosss-nerves.html
Jean Prince was 50 when she started working for a U.K. tech company near Cambridge as a technical author, writing software documentation. “I felt extremely lucky,” she said.
But she wasn’t happy.
“The workplace has become more impersonal and tougher,” she said. “Everyone is performance-managed to death.” She felt underappreciated and unloved.
Older workers tend to be more unhappy in their jobs than their younger colleagues, according to a survey of more than 2,000 U.K. employees …
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/08/22/people-start-hating-their-jobs-at-age-35.html
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 …
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/07/23/here-are-websites-to-find-freelance-work.html
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…
Read more: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/01/24/experts-weigh-in-on-the-right-amount-of-sleep.html