Career & Education

Have what it takes to be a manager? Part II

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Companies are completely right to spend a large amount of time and money when selecting supervisors and managers to run their businesses, for any employee who is “not a fit” for the job eventually costs the company in several ways, including lost... Read More

Influenced by football Influenced by football Influenced by football

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

On the occasion of today's finale of the 2018 World Cup, in which France faces Croatia in a 10:00 am fixture at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, we pay tribute to the past month of football spectacle — argubaly the greatest show on Earth — by listing a few... Read More

Learn as you play during the summer holidays

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

We're already halfway through July, which means there are only about two weeks left for most school-based summer programmes. Many parents, we're sure, are wondering what to do with their child or children for the rest of the summer vacation to ensure that while they... Read More

Sandals staff reaping benefits of leadership training

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

S andals resorts in the western end of the island are reporting that they are already seeing a morale boost among their managers and supervisors who were recently trained in the five stages of leadership. Read More

House or car? Which should I buy first?

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

M any a young person have undoubtedly asked themselves at some point whether they should buy a house first, or a car. Read More

Dr Reginald Blake wins US award

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Professor of Physics at The City University of New York (CUNY) Dr Reginald Blake is among 140 individuals and organisations in the United States honoured with presidential awards for excellence in teaching or mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for the... Read More

Child month committee awards 16 top achievers from non-traditional schools

BY CHERRIES WILES Career & Education writer wilesc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

It was difficult for students and well-wishers to hold back their tears at the fifth staging of the National Child Month Committee's (NCMC) annual Youth Academic Achievement Awards ceremony a week and a half ago, when 16 of the top students from non-traditional high... Read More

NEO hosts job placement workshop this week

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) Jamaica, in conjunction with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), will be hosting a three-day job placement workshop for professionals from HEART Trust/NTA, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, D&G Foundation, and... Read More

I think I was unfairly dismissed, what are my rights?

Carolyn Marie Smith | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

Dear Career Advisor, Read More

Children's mental health needs care too

Karla Hylton | Sunday, July, 8 2018    

We take our children to the doctor for vaccinations, check-ups, colds, rashes and all manner of physical ailments. And it is relatively easy to identify their's physical needs for such things as food, clothing and shelter. Yet, as parents, we do not... Read More

PetroCaribe places nearly 150 interns

Sunday, July, 8 2018    

The PetroCaribe Development Fund has announced that it has placed close to 100 secondary and tertiary students at various public sector entities across the island, under the first phase of its summer employment programme, being executed in the month of... Read More

Stacey Taylor: changing the way we teach maths

Sunday, July, 1 2018    

The moment students enter Stacey Taylor's classroom, they know they are in for something new and different.There is catchy pop music, and there are movies and games. Read More

What black parents must do this summer

Dr Jawanza Kunjufu | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

Guest contributor Dr Jawanza Kunjufu doesn't believe schools should be closed for the summer, and posits that even when they are, students should be engaged in educational pursuits for the duration of the period. This, he says, is to close the achievement gap between ... Read More

Reinvent your résumé: 3 ways to build around your personal brand

Dr Hume Johnson | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

So you've dug through your old files to find that résumé that you have not looked at since you landed your last job a while ago. You've dusted it off and are now ready to shake up your career and thrust yourself into the hunt for new and better job opportunities. You want to land that... Read More



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