Body Language, Interviews, Trends

Fake it till You Make it: Looking Like a CEO

Your resume is your ticket to the new job. But success at the interview table (and even at the new job later) depends on more than just the resume that you carry. Besides nonverbal cues like how we stand or how firm we shake another person’s hand, one of the biggest indicators of confidence and success is how we look. The way we dress, how we do our hair, how clean or dirty we look—these are all signs to other people demonstrating our capability. So how do we look as capable as humanly possible? We mimic, of course. But who do…

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Career, Career Switch, Interviews, Job Hunting, Trends, Work Life Balance

Design a Personal Development Plan today to move ahead in your career

A Personal Development Plan is a written account of self-reflection and improvement, which doubles up as a detailed action plan used to fulfill academic, personal, or career-based goals. A vital resource for students, young working professionals, mid-level seniors, as well as executive level professionals, it is capable of providing an objective sense of direction in taking one’s career forward in the form of steps needed to reach the eventual aim. It is thing that can be discovered as a part of most successful people’s careers as a blueprint of their success path and allows normal people to discover the trajectory…

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Work & Health, Work Life Balance

Simple Tips For A Healthy Work Lifestyle

Once you land the job you’ve been after, it’s important to know the ways you can be the healthiest you while working. Did you know that being healthy at work can actually help you excel in your career? However, when you’re clocked in, it can be hard to shift your focus from anything else besides your work so it’s important to have simple healthy habits that are easy additions to your day. From your managing your daily schedule all the way to your sleeping patterns… these are some things that can boost your health and keep you motivated at work….

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Communication, Interviews, Job Hunting

The Science of Forming the Best Interview First Impressions

Did you know that it only takes 0.1 seconds for your interviewers to form an opinion about you? In fact, research indicates that opinion can last for up to two years. The moment you walk into an interview, you are being evaluated based on your appearance, body language, and personality traits. Knowing this, what can you do to establish a first impression that fosters a good, professional relationship with your interviewers as soon as you meet? Here are some scientifically-proven ways to curate a phenomenal first impression with your interviewers and increase your chances of getting a job offer. Prepare…

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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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