Working with various cultures

The world is a small place nowadays and we invariably tend to meet people from many cultures and various nationalities in day to day life. Although we would accept that it would be refreshing to meet a person with a completely different cultural background, it would be equally daunting due to the cultural differences.

I have personally faced these problems when i had to communicate with people from various countries for work. I have had times where i desperately wanted to express what i felt but due to nuances in culture it turned out to be difficult or even impossible at times!
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InvestmentsMany of us don’t really care so much about finances and investments though it is far simpler than the tasks we undertake in daily life. Most of the people i have spoken to have shown little or no knowledge on how the share market works and many of them see the stock market as a gambling playground. Many of us just have our monies in a tax free low interest bank account which assures us a very low but a constant sum of money every month.
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InterviewerCareer is a very important aspect of our life. In today’s world, we spend more time at work and with our colleagues when compared to the time we spend at home with our families. Because work is so important, most of us want to succeed in our career in order to believe that we have succeeded in our life. Sometimes, a single job opportunity can differentiate success from failure and it is all about never letting this opportunity pass you by.

So here are some tips to make sure you not only use the opportunity but you emerge successful out of it – simple 10 ways to impress an interviewer.

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Moving to a new countryMoving into a new country is always fun. There is so much to see and so much to learn in a new place. Many people find it extremely frustrating to move into a new place. That is because of the practical difficulties that one faces to settle down in a new place. After that hurdle is crossed, moving into a new country can be definitely fun and enjoyable. Here are some enjoyable aspects of moving to a new country.

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Utilise criticism positivelyCriticism, traditionally has been seen as a very bad thing that can happen to a person or to an organisation. Criticism exposes how bad things are and shows a sign of dissatisfaction. It does tarnish the reputation and credibility and many times forces people to lose confidence and guides them to fail even further. Many of us hate criticism and would try really hard to avoid it. We tend to use a variety of techniques such as being offensive (as many say, “offence is the best form of defence”) to trying to be friendly (so that people do not criticise straight into the face). Unfortunately not many of us think about facing criticisms and using them to our favour.
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Retain TalentIn today’s world, the most valuable asset for a company is its employees. Other machinery, equipments and tools can be upgraded quite quickly, provided there is enough money, when compared to hiring and training an employee for a job. All employer-employee relations have a break-even point up to which the company invests on the employee and after which the company sees some returns back. The biggest loss a company can face is when an employee quits at the break-even point. But with some logical and simple steps employers can reduce, if not avoid, brain drain. Continue reading »

wedding ringsWe see so many marriages fail nowadays and the divorce rate in the US is close to an astonishing average of 50%. Yes, almost 1 in 2 married couple will fight for a divorce in future. Divorce as it may sound is not the end to an existing problem. Instead, divorce leads to severe mental and financial stress among many couple. So why do marriages fail? What are the main aspects for a successful married life? Is there a list of things that one needs to consider if they want to lead a happy married life? The answer is definitely ‘Yes’ and here are some of the most important aspects to lead a successful married life.
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