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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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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