Career, Women Careers

Women in Construction

This is a guest post by Vince from BigRentz It’s likely unrealistic to think that businesses would altruistically begin to employ women in higher ranking positions with the goal of achieving gender parity. Status quo is very difficult to shift. However, there is one thing that always motivates businesses to change and evolve: improving the bottom line. Recent studies show that gender diversity is simply better for business. Research by McKinsey & Company has pointed to the idea that executive teams with higher gender parity are over 20% more likely to reap higher profitshare. Peterson’s also featured a study of…

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Interviews, Job Hunting

How to overcome Hiring Biases during Interviews

Research has shown that Hiring Processes are generally biased or unfair. In fact, even if I did not mention the term ‘Research’, you would have agreed with me, isn’t it? It’s well known that people have a bias in favor of preserving the status quo; change is uncomfortable. So because 95% of CEOs are white men, the status quo bias can lead board members to unconsciously prefer to hire more white men for leadership roles. HBR Even though companies want to show and maintain diversity at the workplace, it is not uncommon for biases to creep in while interviewing candidates. Baises in…

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Job Hunting

Maintain your privacy when hunting for a job

In the digital age, job hunting has become both much simpler and much more complex. Gone are the days of buying expensive stationary to print your resume on and mailing it off to a potential employer. Now you can upload your resume in an instant and in some cases, receive a response within hours. But with this added convenience comes the challenge of protecting your personal information and keeping your job search quiet if you’re already employed. Here are some suggestions for maintaining your privacy while job hunting: Avoid Public or Office Computers First rule of any job search: don’t…

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Job Hunting, LinkedIn

5 Common Mistakes You Will Make on Your LinkedIn Profile

In today’s competitive job market where there are millions of job seekers and companies are downsizing, employers are extra choosy about who they want to hire. The challenge is not just about standing out anymore; it’s about what kind of connections you have. LinkedIn makes it easier for professionals to build a network and stay connected with other like-minded individuals. If you are banking on it for life-changing opportunities, you can read Get Set Resumes’ top LinkedIn features that can be leveraged. Of course, the main star here is still your LinkedIn profile, because that’s the part that attracts the attention…

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Job Hunting, LinkedIn, Resume Writing

A Recruiter Visited Your LinkedIn Profile? 7 Top Things to Do Now.

One of the best features of LinkedIn is that, unlike any other social platform, they allow you to see who’s been eyeing your profile. If one of those people was a recruiter, you have an interesting opportunity on your hands. Even if the recruiter hasn’t contacted you directly, they’ve at least showed curiosity in your profile. There are a few things you can do to leverage that curiosity to your personal benefit. 1. Check the Recruiter Out If the recruiter primarily works for athletic brands and you work in the restaurant industry, you probably don’t have a lot in common….

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Career, Difference Between, Resume Writing

Difference between the resume of a CIO & CTO

It is not everybody’s cup of tea to write the resume for a technologist. Things go really out of hand when that technologist happens to have a C in her title! And then it starts to get confusing. Especially when there is a dotted line between similar roles, like that of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). So why does it get confusing? Let’s try and clear the air. To start with, here’s a basic definition. A CTO is a Technology or Software Creator (at the senior most level), while a CIO is a Technology…

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LinkedIn, Social Media

Top LinkedIn Features that can be Leveraged to get that Coveted Job

Getting that coveted job is no longer easier in this fast market, what with so many people competing for a single post. So, how do you stand out from a pool of applicants? This is where LinkedIn’s special features can help you bag your dream job in a much simpler way. All you got to do is know that LinkedIn has an abundance of features and using each one of them to the fullest can make your professional life much easier. Here are some special features that LinkedIn offers but you are probably less aware of: 1. Smart Notifications Using…

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Career, Work & Health, Work Life Balance

How your work is affecting your health adversely

In this fast-paced world, most of our time is taken up by our jobs. Right from the time we wake up until the time we’re off to bed, work takes the centre stage. There are times when your good night sleep ends up suffering because of the extra time given to work. Your workload ends up becoming a problem quite a lot of times resulting in health issues for you. Let’s take a look at a few ways as to how your work maybe causing health issues and what you can do to change that: Overtime: “All work and no…

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Job Hunting

Before you begin your job search

Looking for a job always ends up becoming  a stressful affair. No one likes to keep seeking opportunity after opportunity and get very little in terms of response. Here are a few tips on how you should go about when it comes to job search.  Inside network: Before you come out in the open and start looking for jobs on various portals, do not forget to look on the inside first. This means that you should also consider your inside networks which includes friends, family, ex colleagues as well as employers. You may end up finding a good role which…

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Job Hunting, LinkedIn

10 LinkedIn Mistakes you must Totally Avoid

With internet dominating, the job scenario has witnessed a really big change in the last decade. Your resume is online, job posts are online, and you may even end up landing an online job interview. Now, you even have a professional social media profile online. The Facebook for professionals (that is LinkedIn) has become quite an important tool in the last few years. Right from a college student looking for an internship to a senior professional looking for a kickass job, LinkedIn has taken up the burden of doing the work for you. However, with great power comes great responsibility….

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