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  • Jobs to Thrill Your Inner Child: Panda Nanny
    Forget kids! Why nanny for human offspring when you could be spending time with baby panda cubs instead? A handful of organizations, including China's Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in the Sichuan province, actually employ a category of workers known as panda nannies, whose primary responsibility, as the job title suggests, is to play with painfully adorable panda cubs.
  • 7 Reasons You Must Take a Vacation, Even If You 'Can't'
    Many people find it difficult, if not impossible, to take the vacation time that is coming to them and get away from the office for a while. There are always a million reasons why "taking a vacation is impossible right now." Work is too busy, you have a presentation/meeting/client on the horizon that you can't miss, etc. Some folks even proudly proclaim, "Oh, I never use my vacation time," as if that's a good thing. But, in a lot of ways, it's not. Maybe this list of reasons that you simply must take a vacation, even though you "really can't right now" will help to convince you.
  • If You Want to Go Places in Your Career, Be Still
    It's frustrating to have people remind you to "stop and smell the roses" when your life seems to be going 1,000 miles per hour -- but that doesn't mean it's bad advice. Learn how taking a step back can actually help you move forward in your life and your career.
  • 5 Reasons to Defer Holiday Vacations
    If you worked during the holiday, instead of taking a vacation, you're not the only one. There's a growing trend among American workers toward more strategic planning of vacation opportunities -- taking advantage of every possible dollar and allotted hour to build a vacation experience that you and your family won't ever forget.
  • 5 Reasons to Take Vacation for the Holiday
    'Tis the holiday season, which means that the people you know (and work with) are likely taking one of two approaches: They are either working more than ever; or they are taking lots of time off to be with their families and enjoy a well-deserved break. Here's the thing, though. More of us seem to be in the group of those who are working too hard and not having much fun. In fact, 40 percent of us don't take all of our vacation days each year.
  • 3 Ways Learning a Language Could Boost Your Career
    The world has changed so much in the last couple of decades. Technology has shifted the way we work in fundamental ways. As a result, skills that used to be highly valued in a professional context have become less important, and other skills and talents are coming into sharper focus. Professionals need to bring something to the table that can't be achieved by a machine. Traits like creative talent, an ability to multitask, and excellent interpersonal skills are becoming increasingly important. Learning a new language might give you that extra edge you've been searching for.
  • How to Return to Work After a Long Leave
    Returning from a long leave could often be overwhelming, both to the employee and the manager. While the employee is anxious about getting back to work, getting up to speed, and readjusting to working life, it is the manager’s responsibility to ensure that the transition is smooth and productive for both the employee and the team.
  • What You Need to Know Before You Take a Long Leave From Work
    Going on a long leave is seldom easy. Whatever the reason for leave, it is the joint responsibility of the manager and the employee to figure out a suitable solution to their mutual situation. Here are a few pointers to help the employee and the manager find a good middle ground.
  • 3 Rules of Electronics Etiquette During Business Travel
    Thanks to in-flight Wi-Fi, business travelers can now stay connected while they're at 35,000 feet, making sure that they don't miss a single email. While the boss might expect you to sign on as soon as there is a signal, it's important to remember that those around you might not be traveling for the same reasons. If you're using electronics during business travel, here's what to keep in mind.
  • It’s Not Too Late! Kick Post-Holiday Fatigue and Start Off 2014 Right
    Now that the holiday madness is over and the New Year has been rung in, you’re probably getting a bad case of post-holiday fatigue. Here are five ways to get yourself out of a rut and back into the groove of things.
  • Facebook's 'Donate Now' Button Makes Virtual Giving Easy
    Facebook turns its attention to philanthropy as it introduces a “Donate Now” button for its non-profit pages. Donating to your charity of choice is, literally, a click away.
  • Healthy Secrets of America's 3 Busiest Airports

    There's a reason that the question goes, "Business or pleasure?" Generally, if you're traveling for the former, you won't have time for the latter. In fact, business travel can be a stressful, unhealthy activity, if you're not careful.

  • Smart People Plan Summer Vacation as Winter Encroaches
    Don't rely on credit cards to fund your vacations. Start thinking about next summer today, and you can save yourself a lot of money in years to come.
  • What's Trending on Twitter? #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways
    This week's Twitter roundup presents three trending topics that have caused quit a buzz in the Twitterverse: #SXSWV2V, #TheTeenChoiceAwards, and #USAirways. At first glance, it doesn't seem as though these trending Twitter topics have much to do with career advice. However, after taking a closer look, you may be pleasantly surprised at the wisdom trending Twitter hashtags have to offer.
  • Restaurant Recommendation Site: The Next Best Thing in Neuroscience?
    If you are traveling for business and looking for a place to eat, the new website NARA might have some good recommendations for you. The site claims to use the same type of networking as in your brain to create a list of restaurants that will appeal to your particular tastes.
  • Retail Jobs That Involve Travel: Airport Retail Store Manager

    Name: Shriram Sanjeevi
    Job Title: Airport Retail Store Manager
    Where: Bangalore, India
    Employer: BIAL: Bangalore International Airport Limited - the first private to public partnership model to build and operate a commercial floor plan of retail stores in an Indian airport.
    Years of Experience: 3
    Education: Executive Education from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 2007; Level 1 Certificate Program in German Language, 2006; Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Institute for Technology & Management, Chennai, India, 2001; Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from Pondicherry University, India, 2000; Bachelor of Commerce from RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai, India, 1999; Gill Adarsh Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai, India, 1996.
    Annual Salary: Use PayScale’s research center to find Retail Store Manager Salaries.

    Managing retail stores in an airport requires one to think outside the box. With shopping being a secondary priority to most travelers, having a good airport management simulation, or strategy, is key in convincing consumers to spend money when they travel. In this Salary Story, Airport Retail Store Manager Shriram Sanjeevi talks about his experiences in designing the floor plans of retail businesses in the Bangalore airport, as well as how he convinces the consumers to shop as they pass through the airport.