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There is a lot of material that every professional can consume in pursuit of career success. One of the most excellent sources of such information is TED Talks, with over 2,000 tracks one can choose from. Here are some popular picks, exploring a wide range of issues that professionals face, such as career change, striking a work-life balance, and so much more.

  1. Shane Lopez: The Secrets of People who Love their Jobs

One of the critical things in professional development is loving one’s job. Otherwise, a person might end up feeling stuck. Shane Lopez articulates this perfectly. In his talk, Shane combines both family stories and his psychology research in a fascinating way. It’s a must-watch for anyone who hates their job and wonders if they can find something they are passionate about.

  1. Nigel Marsh: How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

For a very long time, the work-life balance has been a puzzle even the elite have not managed to solve. But the coronavirus pandemic somewhat disrupted the status quo since most people had to work from home. According to recent research, most professionals feel like working from home has gone a long way in fostering a work-life balance.

In his talk, Nigel Marsh draws personal experiences to offer how any professional can achieve the coveted work-life balance. His is an eye-opening presentation that will make any professional re-evaluate their idea of career success.

  1. Carol Fishman Cohen: How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break

Undeniably, age discrimination is still a big issue in the hiring landscape. People who had to take some time off to raise their families, or take care of an ailing relative, or any other reasons for that matter, might struggle with getting back into the game.

However, Carol Fishman Cohen wittingly assures professionals that it’s possible to bounce back. She shares stories of such scenarios and offers valuable advice on improving their chances of relaunching their career.

  1. Susan Colantuono: The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get

This is a TED Talk ideal for people in all industries and levels. Susan does an excellent job revealing powerful truths, such as why most women don’t make it to the top of the corporate ladder.

Chartering the career waters has never been easy. These inspirational videos can be of help to someone looking for ideas to approach professional life.