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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Resume Writing

10 Resume Mistakes Jobseekers Make And How To Fix Them

This is a guest post by Abhyank Srinet, founder at MiM-Essay Did you know the average recruiter spends only 6 seconds on a single resume? And with 100’s if not 1000’s of applicants applying for the job role, you need to do everything in your power to make a strong impression and make your profile noteworthy. Apart from making sure that you have a great format, optimized bullet points and clear sub-sections, you need to ensure that your resume contains no errors of any kind to increase your chances of getting shortlisted. Check out these 10 common mistakes that people…

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Career, Interviews, Job Hunting

11 things you should avoid saying at a job interview

When you land up the job interview that you’ve been pining for a really long time, your happiness knows no bounds. However, you need to prepare yourself well enough for what’s in store. Not only this, you also need to understand as to what needs to be said and what should be left unsaid during your interview. There are a few things which do not need to be mentioned at the interview. So much so that some of these things may even cost you that dream job of yours. You need to impress the interviewer with your personality, the skills…

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Career, LinkedIn, Social Media

8 Social Media Mistakes to avoid when Job Hunting

There was a time, in fact, just about a decade ago, life was all about Google. You needed a recipe, you googled it, you needed to find the meaning of a word, you googled it. Now, while Google does continue its dominance in the background, it is social media which has taken the front seat and is almost ruling all information exchange online. Not only has social media become the lifeline for youngsters and middle-aged alike, but it has also opened up quite a lot of new opportunities. Businesses take help of Social Media to reach masses and also advertise…

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Job Hunting, Resume Writing

10 Things You Must Keep Off your resume

When you are looking for a job, the most important piece of information is your resume. It is the resume that helps you get a job. It’s the decider as to whether you are fit for a particular job or not. It is the ultimate document which determines whether you will be selected for a particular job or will you need to go to a few more job search sites and test your fate. While the resume needs to have all the information which may help you in landing your dream job, there are certain things you should ensure are…

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Career Break, Job Hunting, Resume Writing

Writing a Resume after a Career Break

Maternity leaves have been in the limelight for quite some time. So much so that a six months’ maternity leave has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. Now, it has become mandatory for all offices in both public as well as private sectors for granting a half a years’ maternity to women who have been expecting. However, some women decide to put on their mom shoes and take time off from work for a good twelve months or even over a year at times. While some employers understand the time off was for a reason and are happy to offer…

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Graduate Resumes, Job Hunting, Resume Writing

Draft the Perfect Resume for a Startup Job

Start-ups are the new rage of the present day just like internet companies were over a decade ago. So much so that in the past few years, the start-up industry has even seemed to explode. Each day, a new start-up emerges, creating a myriad of job opportunities for the very talented bunch of candidates that are out there. While there are an array of positions in these start-ups waiting to be filled, it is often a big deal to land an interview with any of the start-ups.  Mostly because these companies may or may not hire through conventional channels. At more prominent…

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Career, LinkedIn

LinkedIn Recommendations: The New Self-Marketing Tool

You’ve been thinking of purchasing a new phone for yourself since a month, but you’re not quite sure if the model you like would be worth the money you’ll be spending on it. So, what do you do? You go and look up for that model online, and check the reviews to correspond its actual performance with what has been stated and marketed by the company, so that you get the worth of your hard-earned money. A detailed review left by someone who has used the product first-hand, will give you a fair idea if that phone model is worth…

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