Valuable Future Prospects Of A Social Science Degree

Valuable Future Prospects Of A Social Science Degree

“The social sciences have a critical contribution to make, in helping us understand, imagine, and craft a more sustainable future for all.”- UNESCO

Much has been discussed about the increasing need of Social Science and philanthropic projects in recent times, but the question is how, and more importantly, where does one start? The Social Sciences are not limited to behavioural science, society and culture, it encompasses a bigger, more comprehensive and multidisciplinary view of social impact on the world.
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How To Market Yourself- The 1 Minute Sales Pitch

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘Sales Pitch’? We usually picture an overeager Sales Rep giving a hyperbolic monologue about their product. Of course, that is not the impression you want to make when pitching yourself for a job. So, how does one pitch without sounding too ‘pitchy’? In the ‘golden days’ of Hollywood, aspiring writers flocked to LA and accosted producers wherever they could (including the elevator) to sell their ideas. With luck, they could hope for 60-90 seconds in front of their audience. The best could deliver a concise but exciting “pitch” in the brief moments between floors- that’s the origin of the “Elevator Pitch”.
Today, the elevator pitch is an impactful verbal endorsement of your personal brand that can supplement your resume and establish you as a deserving prospect for that dream job. (more…)

Optimising Job Search At Virtual Career Fairs

“Engagement has to be human, because people trust people more than brands.”- Ana Alonso (Global Marketing Head Recruitment, Shell)

In the midst of a global technological whirlpool, it should not come as a surprise that the job search process is changing rapidly. From job hunting and hiring to resume screening and interviews, recruiters and job seekers are eyeing prospects beyond geographical lines. Of the many online recruiting processes, a recent trend is gaining popularity: Virtual Career Fairs or VFairs. Similar to their analog counterpart, VFairs are interactive online platforms or events that bring job seekers and recruiters together via chat rooms, teleconferencing, webinars and much more. With the unlimited number of options thus available, how does one decide which job fairs to be a part of?
Read on to discover what sets VFairs apart from traditional job fairs and how you can leverage the opportunity to secure your dream job.
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Mobile Apps Spearheading The Revolution In Job Search And Career Management

Mobile technology has seamlessly entered mostly every facet of business and revolutionized the industries of transport, healthcare, education, e-commerce, to name a few. The ubiquity of mobile technology is one reason for its massive impact on the entire job search process. The advancement of mobile technology has enhanced the user experience for both the applicants and recruiters alike. Not surprisingly, mobile job searching has surged, with 43% of job seekers using mobile devices to find lucrative career opportunities as per a Pew Internet Study.

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Exciting Trends Reshaping The Computer Science Industry

“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim,” said Edsger W. Dijkstra, the Dutch systems scientist, programmer, science essayist, and early pioneer in Computing Science. The lines between science fiction and reality are blurring and it won’t be long before we can access our own virtual personal assistant like Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. The revolutionary trends redefining the limits of computing are also leading to an equally diverse and exponentially expanding career space.

Read on to explore some of the hottest trends in Computer Science:

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The Long Distance Job Search

Long distance job search

Sometimes the perfect dream job does not exist in the same town, city or even country. Sometimes the perfect job calls out from across lands and the seven seas. And sometimes a new city is the dream, and a job there is simply the means to make the move.

While this may appear to be an exciting opportunity, a long distance job search may prove to be a tad more complicated than finding a new job locally. However, these complications are far from insurmountable. Like all good things in life, this exercise too, requires focus, preparation and patience. (more…)

The Biggest Recruiter Pet Peeves

The Biggest Recruiter Pet Peeves

Imagine yourself in the world of a recruiter. It may seem quite foreign to you presently, viewed from the lens of a job seeker, however, it can be a force to reckon with once you begin selecting candidates for significantly valuable positions. You would learn that a day in the life of a recruiter presents several recruitment challenges of its own. Right from defining what your client or hiring manager expects in terms of the ‘best-fit’ to filtering out irrelevant applications to waiting for the final hiring decision to be communicated to candidates desperately seeking your response.

Yes, it is a demanding profession. So, as a recruiter, while you are contending with various occupational demands springing out of nowhere, you really wouldn’t want candidates to unnecessarily interrupt your work due to their ignorance. So, over the course of your recruiting experience you develop a natural revulsion over certain mistakes and behavioral responses of applicants. (more…)

Thanksgiving And Job Search: Don’t Be A Turkey!

Thanksgiving & Job Search: Don't be a Turkey!It’s that time of the year. The thought of family, friends and of course-the perfectly resplendent, cooked to perfection turkey beckons us. Yes, we have our game face on! (in the spirit of festivities, pun has been somewhat intended). The happy cheerfulness in the air induces you to dive right into prep mode. You are excitedly looking forward to draft ‘to-do’ lists, zero-in on the best supermarket to source the freshest piece of turkey and the most popular drinks/cocktails.  Along with planning all the trips to your local grocery store and stocking up the pantry, pause to think if you can utilize this break to refine your job search strategies and overall career plan. (more…)

What Exactly Are Recruiters Looking For?

What exactly are recruiters looking for?

Hundreds of applications and candidatures are scanned before the final Accept/Decline decision is made. Often people give similar answers to the select set of questions in interviews because they don`t put due thought into the different aspects important for the role and organization and what could distinguish them.

Did you go in for an interview believing you are a FIT? When faced with a “What is it that went wrong?” situation, you have to empathize and think like the recruiter and his/her view of the BEST FIT. Your responsibility then is to try and gauge what employers look for in candidates and match the job requirements with the right kind of talent. You have to ask yourself one very simple question which is “Would you hire YOU?”

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