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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Career, Career Break, Interviews, Job Hunting

Career Planning – Doing it Right

Career Planning – a phrase that leaves both freshmen as well as professionals pondering over the implications that ensue. Every day, a large number of people either decide their career path or choose to change it, most of it done in an impulse or through a surge of adrenaline. As an individual, it is important to determine which career is right for you, and also to discover a common ground between your career choices and your skills and personal interests, without hampering your professional or personal growth. This is where planning your career comes to play. Keeping aside all hefty…

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Career, LinkedIn

DIY Guide to Writing LinkedIn Profiles in 2015 – Part 2

Updating your LinkedIn In the previous article, we talked about how you can create a LinkedIn profile on your own by following a simple series of steps. Creating an account on any social networking site is easy. Knowing what to do with it and how to use it to your advantage is a bit of a tough task; not everyone is an expert at using social media. To help you out in doing the same, we will be reflecting on how you can update your LinkedIn to make it look more professional and eye-catchy within this article. As per certain surveys,…

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LinkedIn

DIY Guide to Writing LinkedIn Profiles in 2015 – Part 1

As one of the biggest professional social networking site on the internet today (over 300 million users), LinkedIn is regarded as an important platform to connect, search for like-minded professionals and find one’s dream job. Previously underestimated, LinkedIn is today considered as a powerful tool to showcase one’s professional prowess to potential recruiters. It is no wonder that new users are creating their profiles on LinkedIn every day to start off their professional journey. All of us want to be hired and employed by top-notch businesses to utilize our full potential and grow professionally and personally. As a search tool for job…

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Resume Writing

Simple & Effective US/Canada Resume Format

If you live in the US or are applying to the US / Canadian markets, you need to be very attentive to the format of the resume that you share. A lot of US companies still have not upgraded to modern day formats and prefer the old-style resumes (Arial, font size 10+, without boxes, light sized doc) and if your resume format differs from this, your resume might stand a good chance of getting rejected. On these lines, we designed a very simple, yet very effective resume for these markets. We have stuck to the use of Arial font in…

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