What’s the best time to quit your job?
What is the best time to quit your job?

Before I try to answer this question, let’s look at some of the most common reasons people have for quitting their jobs. “Another company is paying more for a similar job role”   “My friends just got a bigger raise than I did”   “I’ve been at the same company for too long and I’m […]

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B-School graduates face Placements Heat
B-School

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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Layoffs make the Job Market tougher
layoff

News Source: The Economic Times “Tapering growth forces companies to lay off staff, job market is likely to get much worse” Recently, this news was published in The Economic Times , which talks about how Reduced Growth in the Indian industry is forcing companies to lay off temporary and permanent staff and also slow down […]

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What are you doing: Dumb or Smart Job Hunting?
job hunting

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 Conveyor Belt
belt

Simply put , it is a piece of equipment that can take ‘something’ from Point A to Point B – without that ‘something’ putting any effort, apart from just getting itself on the belt. Consider this… Your favorite Cola is taken on the belt through a maze of processes that empties the bottle, cleans it, […]

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Luck or Skill. Which would you rather have?
luck-skill

I’ve always wondered growing up, whether I have any innate talent at anything or not. All I ever did was listen to people who had more experience than I had, take some decisions, work hard and get the results that I wanted. So looking back at all those good years, I can say that I […]

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The Smarter Way of Making a Career Decision
career-decision-flow-1

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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