4 Ways in Which Tapstart Helps You In Your Career
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Tapstart is a Career Analytics product, helping young individuals evaluate their functional skills, map their competencies to opportunities and take smarter career decisions, through the online platform of www.Tapstart.com. Here are 4 ways in which Tapstart could directly help you

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself While Looking for Internships
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Internships are an important part of college studies. While they have been around for several years, they’ve become more critical recently, considering the level of competition out there while competing for jobs and opportunities in general. There are several websites that list opportunities and you have companies offering a whole range of internship work, but […]

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5 Factors to Consider, for Choosing the Right Specialization
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In our previous blog post, I wrote about the impact of choosing specializations in MBA or during other professional courses and the impact on career success. Choose the wrong specialization and lead a frustrating life, while stuck in the wrong job or with low salaries. Choose it right and see a world of opportunities open […]

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How to Hire the Best Candidate, Faster? (Part II)
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In our previous post we discussed “Why Hiring is Such a Pain Today? (Part I)“. In spite of access to technology and manpower, hiring pains have not come down and at the same time thousands of recruitment firms ran out of business because they could simply not deliver. This post is a follow up (Part […]

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Why is Hiring Such a Pain today? (Part I)
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Hiring can be a pain, especially for start-ups, small and medium enterprises. A typical hiring funnel would look something like this. One hopes that the 2 candidates hired are just the Right people to fit into the role. And one hopes, again, that you don’t end up firing the candidates within 3 months. Wrong Hires are […]

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B-School graduates face Placements Heat
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News Sources: Assocham Study ; The Economic Times “Most B-­‐school graduates unlikely to land plum jobs this year: Assocham study” This article, recently published in The Economic Times, talks about how Campus Hiring for management students, is seeing a drop of almost 40 to 50 percent, as per a recent study conducted by the Industry […]

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What are you doing: Dumb or Smart Job Hunting?
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Until around 2007, it was a lot simpler going after a job in the booming Indian market as compared to what it is today. The job market has grown since then, but also seen corrections at the same time. The number of graduates produced every year in India has increased significantly. The number of new […]

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The Smarter Way of Making a Career Decision
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A common way of going about one’s career decision making has been something like this diagram (click on it to zoom): So is there a problem with this approach? Yes, there’s a big problem! If I take this approach, then I’m only thinking about externalities – what has been a popular path and what some […]

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Skill Development – A Billion Dollar Maze!
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We are all born with certain talents but it takes SKILLS to bring our dreams to life. Skills are acquired through practice and learning and these are what we need to excel in our work life. The industry runs on skilled people and whether you’re a peon or a president you need skills in order […]

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