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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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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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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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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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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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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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Career, Career Switch, Resume Writing

Writing a Resume in case of Career Switch (Part 1)

As a resume writer, I can tell you this for sure – writing a resume for a person who is at the verge of a career switch is a sticky wicket – at times the right ideas click, and at times the transitions leave you scratching your head. Shifting careers is not an option, it is rather a choice, and let me tell you, there are times when it isn’t that easy. Barring a small percentage, most of the people are confused regarding career choices. I don’t blame you for that. I myself was at crossroads when it came to…

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Career, Job Hunting

Chasing Your Dreams or Toiling For Money?

A question that often troubles freshly graduated candidates or first time job hunters is whether one should pursue their passion or should they run after a job with a regular pay check? Most people I have talked to (especially in India) have (more often than not) preferred the latter over the former. The reason – many consider that following your passion is foolhardy – since the passion (or your interest, as I put it) is nothing but a waste of time, and doesn’t guarantee financial stability (which, believe me, is a tremendously huge preference for most of us Indians). But…

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