How To Be A Great Employee?
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  I always thought the only trait required to be a great employee is productivity.   If your employer is extremely happy with the amount of quality work you get done, then you’re the greatest guy in your office.   And how horribly wrong I was!   Here are ten attributes of a great employee compiled […]

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3 Things To Do Instead Of Lying On Your Resume
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News Source: Economic Times   Title: India ranks fourth in APAC in terms of resume fraud   It can be tempting to exaggerate just a little in your resume. Add a few extra accomplishments here and some achievements there. But, the big question is, should you?   HR managers nowadays do a more serious background check on […]

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Here’s What You Need To Remember About Email Etiquette
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Imagine a game of tennis doubles. It’s you and the recruiter as a team versus a host of possible employers on the opposite side of the court. Your team has a clear objective: to get the ball on the other side with a winning stroke!   Selecting the right recruitment agency must have involved immense […]

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How To Shortlist From A Large Candidate Pool?
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“We have received job applications through LinkedIn and Naukri.com? How do we shortlist from a large candidate pool?”   You posted a job opening and people have started responding, or you used a platform like Tapstart.com, to get people to respond to your job posting.   Now you have a pile of 100 CVs sitting […]

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Talent Shortage Continues To Affect Businesses In India
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News source: Economic Times   Title: Finding right talent tough but companies better off than last year: Survey   9% of Indian employers have reported that “talent shortages are hurting their business”.   It is not a new problem in this country.   A short excerpt: “The world has experienced a global recession, an uneven recovery, […]

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6 Things You Need To Know About Millennials
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Gen Y has been the focus of innumerable surveys and studies. And it is quite the subject for study!   This infographic by Elance compares Gen Y and Gen X to come up with some interesting traits exhibited by both generations in the workplace. The difference reflects on the nature of Millennials and how they […]

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How To Fight Gender Bias At Work?
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Ever felt like the prettier woman always gets the job? Ever felt like the bigger responsibilities are always given to the men in the company? Ever felt belittled by a colleague of the opposite gender?   Gender bias is not an uncommon problem. It is something that’s being tackled world over. And it’s something that […]

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Should I Take Up A Low Paying Job?
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Recession, downturn, lay-offs, downsizing, pay cuts… If you are a job-seeker and you’re reading these words in the news and hearing them being spoken, you may find yourself in an unexpected situation – being overqualified and hence underemployed or unemployed!   There could be many reasons for not being able to find the apt job […]

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Career Opportunities After A Degree In Education
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Does taking up a degree in education mean going back to school? Not literally.   Those who want to work in the field of education or the related, take up a degree in education. Does this limit you to only a teaching job? No. There are several career options available to you after completing your […]

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Yes, I Have A Weakness!
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Interviewer: “Tell me about your biggest weakness?”   A-trying-to-act-smart-Candidate: “My biggest weakness is that I’m a perfectionist. I get obsessed with doing things the right way and I don’t stop until I achieve perfection. This can be a weakness sometimes.”   What a load of nonsense!   If you’ve ever been this ‘trying-to-act-smart-candidate’ in an […]

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8 Things To Do For An Interview On Skype
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I never wanted to work in the city where I grew up.   And when my job search began, it called for a lot of interviews on Skype!   Of course, it was something new to me. And God, I was so nervous! But after doing a couple of interviews online, I did manage to […]

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5 Ways To Market Yourself On Social Media For The Best Internship
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Dating through Facebook, tweeting about current news, posting ‘selfies’ on Instagram. Sounds familiar?   How about marketing your skills, scouting around social media for internships, building brand ‘you’? This might be a slightly unfamiliar territory.   We’ve earlier spoken to you about internships often being the stepping-stone to a great career. Coupled with this is […]

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