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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Interviews, Management Consulting

Guide to preparing for interviews at McKinsey

This is a guest post by Sydney Rokos of My Consulting Coach I am going to begin by saying well done! It is extremely likely you have already made it through the screening and have successfully secured a position in the next round of the process. You should now start constructing a strategy to prepare for the upcoming round of the application. With the first qualifying round of structured interviews, you will be pitting yourself against other skilled candidates for the position. With a comprehensive preparation plan, frequent practice and confidence, you will be ready to stand out. There are…

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Communication, Interviews, Job Hunting

Show some Emotional Intelligence during your Interview

Emotional Intelligence (EI) can become a very important characteristic to show to your interviewer that you have the proper ability and mental skills for a job. Not only does EI convey your ability to feel and recognise your emotions, but it also helps you understand, manage, and channelise them. If you are emotionally intelligent, you can manage your own emotions as well as the emotions of others in your team. So how can you show emotional intelligence? Here are some ways. 1. Listen Listening is the most important part of any conversations. If you listen well, you understand what is being said,…

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Career, Interviews

How to Land a Job If Your Previous Boss Gave You a Bad Reference

Throughout your personal and professional life, you’ve likely encountered several people that you got along well with, who can attest to your character. When you list your references, you aren’t going to put down the name of someone that isn’t going to give you a glowing review. Unfortunately, many potential employers look to your last boss to give them insight on what it’s like to have you work for them. If you and your previous supervisor didn’t get along well, you might find yourself on the wrong end of a bad reference – something that can easily prevent you from…

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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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