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What Employee Engagement Means For Millennials

What Employee Engagement Means For Millennials

What Employee Engagement Means For MillennialsThere 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…)

How To Break Out Of A Career Rut

How To Break Out Of A Career Rut

How To Break Out Of A Career RutThere 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…)

Landing An Internship In Investment Banking

Landing An Internship In Investment Banking

Landing An Internship In Investment BankingWith 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…)

Letting Go Of Stress At Work

Letting Go Of Stress At Work

Letting Go Of Stress At WorkYou 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…)

Unravelling The World Of Big Data

Unravelling The World Of Big Data

Unravelling The World Of Big DataWe are living in a world where the reality of a tidal wave of big data is upon us. And the force as well as the layers propelling this sea of data are enormous. Every transaction, operational task, discussion and indeed decision in the business world is increasingly finding its roots in some snippet of data sprouting in the course of business activities. Amidst this ever-growing dependence on data analysis, machine learning and cognitive business intelligence, what must a candidate vying for a fulfilling job-role in the field possess in terms of capabilities? (more…)

The Modern Marketing Career Landscape

The Modern Marketing Career Landscape

The Modern Marketing Career LandscapeThe aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. –Peter Drucker

Starbucks serves as the pinnacle example for countless business case studies and successful marketing stories. Yet, one simple principle that appears to stand out over the course of the last three decades of its solid popularity is-that customers come first. From programs offering birthday perks and loyalty rewards, the company has managed to look beyond its comfort zone primarily by leveraging data to segment the user-demographic and offer the best experience to its loyal customers. (more…)

Do Entrepreneurs Need An MBA?

Do entrepreneurs need an MBA?

Do entrepreneurs need an MBA?The word ‘entrepreneur’ springs to mind, names such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Ballmer-the indisputable, almost larger-than-life ambassadors of the tech industry and the business world at large. Those seeking to create an independent foothold in the start-up world, invariably find themselves flipping through detailed chronicles of their journey, dissecting key drivers for their resounding success. One curious insight that never fails to gather a lot of attention is the fact that they decided to forego their degrees to pursue entrepreneurial dreams. Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard while Ballmer left Stanford to join Microsoft and his fellow sophomore-Gates. Their achievements with their dramatic impact on the digital world have alluringly made their decision to drop out of college, a template in itself for young graduates eyeing their place in the start-up industry. (more…)

The Top 5 Skills For MBA Success

The Top 5 Skills for MBA Success

The Top 5 Skills for MBA SuccessToday’s MBA students will graduate to a fast-changing job market. In comparison to other degrees, an MBA still opens doors to opportunities broader than degrees in specialized fields, as MBA students acquire marketable, transferrable skills suited to positions in just about any industry.

However, the competition for jobs amongst MBAs itself continues to remain fierce, with the school awarding the degree continuing to be more important than the degree specifics.
After all, research shows more than 1/3rd of top managerial positions are held by MBAs from Ivy League schools. (more…)

The Basics Of Job Crafting

The Basics of Job Crafting

The Basics of Job CraftingThe nature of work is changing rapidly, the world over.

Globalization of talent and opportunities has increased competition, the advent of a gamut of technologies has transformed the workplace and mechanized several economic activities. Job roles are increasingly shaped as one-size-fits all, and job descriptions are increasingly becoming confined to specific responsibilities and skills.

Amidst serious pressure and expectations to make the right career decisions, jobs cannot be simply a means to an end, but should be personally or professionally fulfilling milestones- especially for students just starting out.  (more…)

5 Vital Strategies To Future Proof Your Career

6 Vital Strategies To Future Proof Your Career

6 Vital Strategies To Future Proof Your CareerThe wise Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote, “Change is the only constant.”

And how right he was, because if he was confronted with any of the prevalent job descriptions of today, he would truly be baffled. And he would not be alone.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), nearly 70% of children starting primary school in 2016 will leave school to hold jobs that do not currently exist.
The fourth industrial revolution is underway, developments in fields like robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), nanotechnology and biotechnology are building and amplifying one another to result in an exponential rate of change,  where the “speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent.” (more…)

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