CEOs on Talent Shortage and Changing Hiring Strategies
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News Source: Business Standard   Title: “Skills gap forcing CEOs to change hiring strategy: PwC”   A survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) states that skill shortage is the biggest threat to businesses.   It has been a persistent problem in the country and although the government has taken several steps towards the skill-development, businesses continue to […]

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“Leveraging India’s Human Capital”
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News Source: Moneylife   Title: Leveraging India’s Human Capital   We are already aware that there are millions of youth entering the job market every year. But is it the lack of jobs or the lack of skills that is making this a bumpy road for the youth?   A recent article published in www.moneylife.in […]

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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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5 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Job
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HOW do you know if you’re in the right place or not? Is that question still haunting you?   In the previous post, I spoke about accepting the wrong job offer, now let’s look at HOW do we find out if the job offer we accepted is doing us any good or not –   […]

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4 Things That Tech Companies Look At While Hiring Freshers
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The number of Tech Freshers is clearly much higher than the number of Tech jobs being created each year. 2015 will be no different.   If you are a fresh engineering graduate or your younger sister or brother is, then you have a lot to worry about.   But not if you know how to […]

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Is Less Experience Killing Your Chances of Getting a Job?
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You’re a graduate from the 2014 batch, but are not getting interview calls from any employer because they need experienced candidates?   It’s probably going to be more than 6 months without a job and your friends from other colleges are already earning salaries and buying the latest smartphones!   Yes, this is painful. But […]

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Transition from College to Corporate Life – Made Easy!
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Work life is not as simple as college!   Haven’t we heard this one too many times?   Transition is a form of change and having said that, it is constant. Preparing oneself to transition smoothly from college life to corporate life may seem exciting at first, but requires considerable effort and planning.     […]

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Recruitment Secrets that will Save You from Getting Rejected!
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Often we have wondered why we don’t get those interview calls despite having a great CV to back us with!   The Recruitment Industry faces its own troubles in sifting the best candidates from a large talent pool. This infographic compiled by BeHiring reveals top secrets about the recruitment industry and why most CVs get rejected! […]

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5 Cool Benefits of a Part-Time Job That Will Make You Happy
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Who said demanding the cake AND the cookie was wrong? While in college, they say, you must make the most of it! Of course, you must. Grab every opportunity that comes your way – be it co-curricular activities, sports, seminars, conferences, internships, voluntary work or even a part-time job!     Gone are the days […]

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Paper Qualifications: losing relevance?

News source: www.establishment.com   Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong talks about making a shift from “paper qualifications” to actual work skills.   In his National Day Rally address last year, Mr. Loong talked about pushing all Singaporeans towards higher development and better employment. The government is putting its best foot forward in helping citizens […]

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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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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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