Interviews, Job Hunting

Negative Feedback: How to channelize it and use it crack your next interview

Negative feedback is when you receive criticism and negative comments. Every one of us wants to receive only positive reviews and comments. However, the harsh reality is that we are all imperfect. We need criticism in our lives to constantly keep improving and becoming a better version of ourselves. Q1. Is it okay to receive negative feedback? Ans. It is indeed normal to receive negative comments. Actually, if you only get positive feedback it’s either because you are intimidating or the interviewer doesn’t care about you trying to improve yourself. On the other hand you also shouldn’t receive only negative…

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Career, Career Switch, Interviews, Resume Writing

Banking Careers – Writing the Perfect Resume for a Banking Job

Banks are indispensable to the national as well as internationally economy. Being the central part of the financial services industry, banks are among the leading employers within the financial field. Jobs can be found in Commercial and Retail Banking, Community Banking, Rural or Cooperative Banking, Credit Unions and Investment Banking. Indian Banking Market The Indian banking system consists of 27 public sector banks, 21 private sector banks, 49 foreign banks, 56 regional rural banks, 1,562 urban cooperative banks and 94,384 rural cooperative banks, in addition to cooperative credit institutions (FY17 data, IBEF report). With the total credit reaching USD 1.3…

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Career Switch, Job Hunting, Women Careers, Work Life Balance

Steps to a Successful Mid Career Change

According to a LinkedIn study, out of 7 million LinkedIn members, 1 in 3 people changed their careers in 2018. For India more than 57% professionals would strongly consider career pivoting as per the study. [Source] Some more stats from the report. 33% of Indians are career sleepwalking — they feel like, they are on a treadmill going nowhere. Professionals value their career choice (73%), followed by a healthy work-life balance (70%), a job that makes them a lot of money (57%), and a job that provides learning and growth opportunities (56%). 38% professionals choose jobs only because it makes…

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Career, Career Switch, Interviews, Job Hunting, Management Consulting, Trends, Women Careers

Five Skills you should Acquire to stay relevant in the age of Automation

Smart automation systems wading through deep pools of data, chatbots becoming more and more common, the map apps on phones leading us to our destinations. Clearly, the age of automation is here to change the landscape of the workplace. We are in the fourth industrial revolution and now there is no turning back. The world of work is changing fast and workers will have to change as well. Even though tech skills remain the most in demand, soft skills such as creativity, problem solving and critical thinking are growing in prominence to help expand the application of new technology. According…

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Career, Job Hunting

How to Choose the Best Career Option without Guidance

Selecting a suitable career path is hard. With countless career options available, choosing the best one may not be so straightforward. More difficult is deciding your way forward without any guidance. Not every Indian student has career counsellors at school. Most often, parents are in dark about current and emerging career trends. And taking advice from peers can prove disastrous. If you are encounter such a situation that renders difficult choosing an excellent career option without guidance, follow these steps. Choosing a Career without A Poking Nose around! Firstly, I would say consider yourself lucky if you are not being guided…

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Autism, Job Hunting, Resume Writing

Job Search and CV Writing for Autistic Applicants

Writing a brilliant CV to secure your dream job can be a challenge to anyone, but applicants with autism can face a few extra difficulties. A CV is how a potential employer will get their first impression of you and it’s important for you to present yourself in the best way possible. If you have autism, then you will be aware of how a potential employer might form preconceptions towards you before you have even met him. It’s your job to show possible employers that you are the best person for the position. Not despite your autism, but because of…

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Career, Interviews

6 Tips for Landing a Promotion at your Present Job

When it comes to getting promoted, it takes more than just doing your job well. You have to prove to your leaders that you’re ready and deserving enough to take on more responsibility. This takes consistency, dedication, and giving your best. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, check out these six helpful tips to help get promoted. Set career goals Schedule a meeting with your boss to sit down and discuss your professional career goals. Be open about where you see yourself in the next 6 months or year. This is a great opportunity for…

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Interviews, Job Hunting

5 Things to do the Day Before an Interview

Throughout your career, you’re likely to sit for several interviews on the phone, video or in person. While the interview itself can be a sweat-inducing balance of stress and exhilaration, the steps you take to prepare yourself for it can make or break your performance. Whether it’s learning more about the position or looking after your health, you should be taking time before your interview to ensure you’ll make a good impression. Here are five things to do the day before an interview so that you are prepared to find success. 1. Research Whether you’re looking up common interview questions,…

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Graduate Resumes, Resume Writing

How to Put Your Education to Work on Your Resume

A resume is important while applying for a job or even scholarship. Obviously, it should include your academic qualifications. You may have an extreme degree from a topnotch institute or a dropout. Some of us could be seeking jobs as students or awaiting results from the last exam. Regardless of which category of job seeker you are, you need to include your education details in your resume. And if done smartly, you can leverage your education to get that interview call instantly. Let me guide you on how to put your education to work on a resume and attract the attention…

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Career, Work & Health, Work Life Balance

3 Ways Prioritising Personal Wellness Can Help You Excel in Your Career

Whether you’re searching for a job or looking to grow in your current position, many assume that a large component of the path to success is working yourself to death in order to optimize your productivity. During the job search, this could mean obsessively writing cover letters, sending out cold emails, or trolling job boards and network connections for a lead on a prospective position. On the job, workaholics looking to get ahead may put in long hours after work, skip lunch, or take on projects outside of their department in order to impress higher ups. However, this approach to…

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