Interviews

Preparing for your first Engineering Job Interview

With job profiles becoming more and more challenging by the day and competition intensifying among candidates, getting a call for an interview from a reputed organization can be really tough. Since the competition is likely to be really strong, it is extremely important for you to be well prepared to face the interview and impress the panel with knowledgeable and convincing responses. Your only intention in the interview should be to convince the panel to believe that you can add real value to their organization. Below are a few points that you must remember before you appear for your first…

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Resume Writing

Are you still using a traditional objective in your resume?

Traditionally resumes have an introductory statement at the beginning. Most people call it the “Objective Statement”, where they mention what they want to do in their lives, or more specifically, with their careers. This statement is what hiring managers read or are expected to read first (given that it’s placed at the top of the page). So in a way, it is this statement which can reserve the job for you but if not done properly, this same statement can be the reason why your job search is over before it even started. We have seen thousands of resumes and…

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Letters

Letter to all Customers – Beware of Fraud & Please exercise caution when choosing Resume Services online

Dear Customers, Since November 2013, there have been a lot of complaints regarding Resume Writing services especially from the Delhi/Noida region. A lot of companies (more than 10) have mushroomed in this area and taken up names which resemble popular company/website’s like ours, naukri, shine, etc. The names these websites take are similar to xyzshine.com or naukriforxyz.com or xyzgetsetresume.com, etc. This has not only impacted the reputation of the big companies but also impacted start-up firms like ours who are new into the business and creating a name through genuine service excellence. As they say, one dirty fish spoils the…

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Graduate Resumes, Resume Writing

How to write a Fresher or Graduate’s Resume

For fresh graduates, writing a resume seems tough for two reasons: You are new to the Job Market You do not have a work history and hence no experience or roles to boast Both these reasons are valid and can throw any fresher off-guard when writing their first formal resume for an employer. However, this can be easily tackled if you can answer this very basic question – what would you like to include in your first Resume? Now before we answer this, we first need to answer the question – why do employers want resumes? Employers want resume as it gives…

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Resume Writing

Should I pay someone to write my CV?

Being a Resume Writing firm, the obvious answer to expect from us would be ‘yes’. Although it is always helpful to hire a professional to write your resume, there are other sides to this decision too. And unless you are absolutely convinced that you need a professional to write your CV, you should not pay someone to do it for you. Let us do an interactive study of the steps involved in writing a winning resume and how a professional writer approaches the task v/s how a normal working professional does. It all begins with your job search The next…

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Career, Resume Writing

Frame your Resume – the Napoleon Hill way

Napoleon Hill is considered to be one of the pioneer writers of personal-success literature. He was one of the earliest proponents of philosophy-of-success and his book, Think and Grow Rich testifies his authority on the subject. Advocates of personal development refer to his book as a bible and his groundbreaking formulae are still applied by students and aspiring professionals. His works are still subjected to a lot of researches and it has been found that several theories propounded by him can be applied today. His concepts centering on resume writing are relevant today which we will elaborate here. Resume Writing – Napoleon…

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Career, Career Break, Interviews

Best Job Search Practices & Strategies

Finding a job is tough. Finding one which matches your potential is even tougher. While getting a job which matches your talent with the job proposal is exciting, jumping on to a job in a hurry can also be a fatal mistake. A blind job find will simply have you land nowhere. If you are not following the perfect job finding strategy then you would not be able to stand before the right employer. An apt job finding stratagem refers to some fixed steps leading to an ideal job. For instance, if you are a creative writer and you are opting…

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Resume Writing

Resumes and Heatmaps

Time and again a new research surfaces talking about how much time recruiters spend looking at a resume. When we started our resume writing service 2 years ago, the time was pegged at somewhere between 37-40 seconds; 2 months ago a new report put this time spent at a paltry six seconds. Yes, 6 seconds only. Well, the report which tracked eye movements and prepared a heat map is itself very interesting. Below is a snapshot of the resumes the report quoted. The one on the left was prepared by a job seeker; the one on the right by a professional writer….

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Interviews

Employer conduct during interviews

Almost all articles on career related matters and job interviews focus on prospective employees and their conduct. But while it is important for a candidate to be at his best show during an interview, it is equally important for an interviewer to be impressive as well. The interviewer projects the entire company’s image on the candidate and needs to do justice to it. For if she fails the candidate may lose the interest to join the employer. After all, who wants to join a poorly represented organization! Keeping that in mind and some practical experiences of interviewers behaving weirdly during…

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