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It comes to no surprise that “new collar” jobs are continuously booming. There are so many job openings at the moment that are difficult to fill due to the lack of appropriate talent and skill sets, requiring recruiters and hiring managers to spend more time and effort researching for the right candidates. What is this buzzword and what type of jobs qualify as “new collar” positions? Let's take a look at examples of professions:

Cyber Security Specialist

Mortgage Protection Specialist

Website Security Analyst

Dental Hygienist

Cloud Computing Optimisation

Medical Secretary

Application Developer

Medical Equipment Repairer

Database Administrator

Medical Sonographer

Systems Administrator

MRI Technologist

Data Analytics

Emergency Room Registered Nurse

Computer Hardware Designer

Pharmacy Technician

Project Manager

Customer Engagement Specialist

Robotic Welding

Cable Installation Technician

Field Service Engineer

Automotive Technician


Some new collar workers, specifically in the tech field, are steering away from the traditional 9-5 office routine as their jobs would often offer them flexible work arrangements. Because of that, they are able to navigate work-life integration successfully. Not only that, they are usually benefiting more financially and achieving more recognition and satisfaction career-wise that’s why nowadays, a lot of people have embraced this kind of contemporary work culture. Perhaps from now on, this may also change the way you look at jobs.

 


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Are you an avid fan of fun facts? Here is a collection of some random interesting and informative trivia that you probably didn’t know about. They can be funny, cool, quirky, weird, unbelievable and mind-blowing! Who knows, you might find them useful one day - pull one out as a conversation-starter or an ice-breaker to your friends!

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High heeled shoes were originally created for men.
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The hashtag symbol is technically called an octothorpe.
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Scientifically speaking, the banana is a berry.
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Koalas and humans have remarkably similar fingerprints.
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Cats can be allergic to humans!
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The speed of computer mouse is measured in "MICKEYS"
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The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.
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Bubble Wrap was originally intended to be used as 3D wallpaper.
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Armadillo shells are bulletproof.
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A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance”.
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Pandiculation. This is what happens when you wake up in the morning and stretch.
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Honey is the only type of food that does not rot.
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"E" is the most common letter and appears in 11 percent of all English words.
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Showers really do spark creativity.
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Sharks can live for five centuries.
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A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.

 

 

 


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If you’ve seen the movie “Back to the Future”, you probably wondered what type of technology-related inventions and breakthroughs featured in the movie was actually developed at the present time. Not only that, there are also other new sci-fi movies that highlight futuristic technology that has awed and fascinated us and leave us imagining what it would be like if we live in that kind of world.

 

According to the data from the website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics abs.gov.au, household use of information technology has already reached 86% between 2014-15 and 2016-17. That includes the use of internet connection, devices such as desktop or laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets. Fast forward to today, new developments continue to emerge.

Technological advancements are ongoing and that’s why the future of tech still looks promising despite the challenges and obstacles the whole world is facing right now. Let’s have a closer look at some of them:

 

Microsatellites to provide internet to inaccessible areas

High-speed internet with Li-Fi

Internet of Things - billions of IoT devices will be connected

Virtual Reality becomes Extended Reality

Blockchain and Trustchain

Edge computing over Cloud computing

The use of a massive volume of data called Big Data

Software-defined or Cognitive radio
Hybrid forensics
Hyper automation

 

 


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In this ever-changing world, nothing is ever certain. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. The plans you’ve made today may change tomorrow depending on the circumstances. Each step you take, you are taking risks and challenges are always present no matter what. It can be hard to cope when unpredictable things happen, so how do we maintain stability in the midst of uncertainties?

 

Build resilience skills

 

Be like bamboo. During a hurricane, the bamboo bends but does not break. Being resilient means you won’t allow yourself to become a victim of circumstance. Do not let negative thoughts drag you down. Resilience is a skill that can be cultivated.

 

Always be prepared


The future is uncertain. We don’t know when disaster will strike. No one can pull out a crystal ball to predict what will happen in the future. Planning and preparation are absolutely essential to always be ready for whatever comes your way. It takes a lot of self-discipline to prepare for contingency but it definitely pays off!

Improvise and innovate


Difficult situations let us use our creativity and imagination and allow us to develop agile skills to adapt and thrive in rapidly changing and stressful environments. When the pressure is high and challenges hit, it becomes the best time to improvise and innovate.

Be headstrong

 

Motivation doesn’t come easy. Every now and then we feel discouraged. That feeling is normal but it becomes unhealthy if you stay there for too long. Find the courage and the strength to take the necessary steps to improve the situation.

 

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”




― Mary Engelbreit

 

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”




― Michael Jordan

 


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We are all in pursuit of aspirations. From a young age, we all have that big dream we hope to successfully achieve. These high ambitions constantly push us to aim higher and give us the drive to become better in everything we do. They put us on a mission to reach for the stars.

 

“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”




― Henry David Thoreau



Each of us is treading unique journeys so we respond to a combination of drives and motivations differently. We all have totally different views of success and that may depend on age, interests, and current circumstances. But no matter how different we live life, this remains for sure - aspirations are always present and will always be an ongoing part of the process no matter what.

 

“Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.”




― Jack Nicklaus

 


The development of aspirations has stages. If your personal or career aspirations are not clear yet, it’s good to start with
discovering your true calling. Examine yourself. Discern. What are your inner convictions? Try to explore and discern your core. When you have made your intentions clear and established achievable and measurable goals, then you are ready to succeed!

 

Take time to reflect. Allocate about 10 to 15 minutes a day to take a step back and see the big picture. Put all your thoughts and experiences on paper. Keeping a journal can help you establish aspirations and strengthen your desire to achieve them. The act of writing reinforces discipline and motivates you to stay focused and make profound changes in life.

 

“It takes a certain level of aspiration before one can take advantage of opportunities that are clearly offered.”




― Michael Harrington



Maintain a positive attitude. There are times when life gets in the way and we face conflicting forces. Setbacks in life are normal but don’t let them drag you down, don’t be thrown off the path you’ve started. When you’ve already come a long way, remind yourself of all the hard work you’ve done and try your best to get back on track. Be mindful of the things that could happen along the way and that they may cause uncertainty but at the same time they certainly add depth and extra dimension to life.

 

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”




― Albert Einstein

 

 


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