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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Infographics, Resume Writing

[Infographic] Resume Tips from Napoleon Hill

We all know who Napoloen Hill was. A well known author and cribber, Napoleon Hill was one of the early most producers of Personal Success Literature. In his best-selling book “Think & Grow Rich”, Hill describes a detailed description on how professionals from any field should work on their resumes or brief, as he called it, to attract attention from employers. Below we have tried to present his thoughts on writing this brief in the form of an infographic. Let us know what you think.

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Career Switch, Job Hunting, Resume Writing

Writing a Resume in case of Career Switch (Part 2)

Continued from the first part of the series: Writing a Resume in case of Career Switch (Part 1) Case 2: Same industry/company, different vertical/functional area, like a Content Writer for a Resume Writing Company to a Business Development Executive in a Resume Writing Company This transition is a little tricky, but again, a little effort and persistence on your part will reap you rich rewards later on. In this scenario, I assume myself as a Content Writer for a Resume Writing Company at present, wishing to apply for a Business Development role in another company that also happens to be into the business of writing resumes. While being fully…

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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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Communication, Job Hunting, Letters

Emails – Are you sending the right message?

  Emails are an integral part of any business conversation these days. They contain within them the power to make or break your perceived personality in the workplace. Not to mention, how you communicate without seeing the person face to face, or without actually talking to them depicts a lot about you. “There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.” – Dale Carnegie, American Educator (1888 – 1955) (Sourced…

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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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