The recent trend in the widely-coveted jobs market has been an increasing interest in actuarial science and risk management. Every industry or company is confronted with the challenge of handling big unstable numbers and thus, the need for professionals who can predict and supposedly control these numbers is direly felt. BeAnAcruary.org has gone as far as proclaiming an actuary as “part super-hero, part fortune-teller, part trusted advisor.” Since actuaries and risk managers today are so important for the financial analysis of every project, company or venture, they are highly revered and substantially remunerated.
Voltaire rightly said “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” Questions can speak a great deal about a person’s perspective. Questions provide a glimpse of one’s knowledge while answers can at times form temporary responses to different situations. Your questions must have a purpose- to get a specific answer- and communicate a sense of curiosity on your part. Be it an interview or a career fair or a general catch up with a recruiter, frame your questions well, for recruiters are not only assessing your answers, but also the questions you pose.
It’s an exciting time to be in the tech-industry! Forces of automation, big data, artificial intelligence and virtual reality are unleashing a new wave of revolution, popularly called as the Revolution 4.0. Consequently, many interesting technology careers have emerged in a variety of spheres like engineering, marketing, network security, designing, etc., which promise an unrelenting pursuit of innovation and development for the professionals.
When foraying into the job market, a strategically planned and well-crafted resume is the most powerful marketing weapon in an applicant’s arsenal. Awareness about this fact is the first correct step towards a job meant for you.
Despite a wide array of specialised skills under their belt, many engineers tend to pitch and sell themselves short. Not only that, an engineering resume is slightly difficult to pull off as engineering jobs are technical in nature, and people screening these resumes are usually from non-technical backgrounds, due to which a levelling ground needs to be created. (more…)
There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. – Jack Welch
The shape of workforce demographics has undergone a vast shift in the recent decade, globally. Understandably, career aspirations, interests and trajectories have seen a marked transformation as a result of heightened global connectivity and the significant rise of a segment of job seekers known as the ‘Millennials’. (more…)
There comes a time in our lives when challenges appear to be never-ending and insurmountable. As you trudge along to another Monday morning, do you feel a sense of constricting dread to enter your work premises? Do you enter into a ceaseless debate with yourself to find one exciting activity to undertake during the day? Disengagement with work can show up in many forms. From stretching a two-hour task to a 10-hour exercise fraught with revisions and queries to rushing to submit a project at the last minute.
When you are struggling to reach the end of the week and then praying against all odds to have a peaceful, work-free weekend, you are swimming in the tides of what is called a ‘career rut’. (more…)
With the world becoming more connected and businesses getting more global in their operations, the job market scene is inexorably becoming fiercer by the minute. Job-seekers need to proactively expand their suite of skills to meet the rapidly changing demands of the industry of their interest-at each step of their career journey. Internships, in this respect, serve as facilitating platforms, for ambitious students to establish a credible foothold in the industry, company and job of their preference. For, if you view internships as opportunities to hone your technical competence and acquire practical knowledge, then you help yourself in striking an edge before people who have the authority to hand you a potential full-time job offer. But for that to happen, you need to make solid efforts in the direction of your dream job –right from your freshman year! (more…)
The decision to study for an MBA or EMBA is not taken lightly. The search will begin for a best-fit programme several years before the programme starts and will take in to account such things as location, reputation, faculty (teaching as well as research), value for money, career prospects, alumni engagement, values of the school and its character. All are important, but the last two are unique and will ultimately become part of who you, as an alum are.
It’s time intensive but this level of ‘reconnaissance’ will not be wasted, and done correctly you’ll be on the right path and studying for a programme that will help you discover who you are, dream of what you want to be and give you the determination to achieve your goals. (more…)
You have grabbed your daily energizing cup of coffee from the local barista, wolfed down breakfast on the way to the barista and are now maneuvering your car out of the parking lot to tactfully beat the morning rush hour-by 2 minutes! You almost feel victorious, when you witness a road-sign “DIVERSION! WORK-IN-PROGRESS-TURN LEFT” on the highway close to your place. This is almost the right time for the stress hormone-cortisol, in your body to go in an overdrive.
Stress can manifest itself in varied forms and at the oddest of times. And when it does, the overwhelming tightening of our insides makes us wonder- “Why me?”. (more…)
In June of 2015, I started contemplating a radical decision that would change the course of my life forever – I was considering leaving the Navy for corporate America.
One issue every transitioning veteran faces is figuring out how to write a resume. There are many resume writing websites out there, many with specific tips for certain jobs and industries. However, the abundance of information, and misinformation, can be overwhelming which is why finding a trusted site with good information is important.
Like most veterans, I drowned myself in websites taking samples from other people and tailoring them for my own career goals. In the end, I thought I had an okay resume, at least one strong enough to get me interviews. (more…)