LinkedIn is the de facto social platform for professionals and an undeniable avenue for job search, building relationships, knowledge sharing and much more. Within a span of few years, LinkedIn has rapidly evolved as an essential hub for our careers. The data proves its omnipresence. With 10 million active jobs, 9+ million companies and more than 100,000 articles published every week, LinkedIn is deftly reshaping how we view and build our professional realm. With every connection made, you effectively extend your reach to 400 new connections, 100 new companies and an average of 500+ jobs. These are compelling numbers and a testament to LinkedIn’s position not only as an aggregator of job openings and industry news but as a massive and an ongoing virtual networking event.
“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.
As you near your graduation day, an intimidating question looms – “So, what next?” your new life after graduation largely depends on how effectively you plan for your future. If you want to start your dream job or career, you should have a well thought out roadmap for transitioning from school to professional life.
Here’s a graduation checklist to help you plan for your graduation ceremony and ensure that you don’t forget important things you should do before you leave:
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…)
“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.
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.
It is common knowledge that recruiters have very little time to examine a resume-6 seconds to be precise! Employers are increasingly using Application Tracking Systems (ATS) (automated resume screening applications that detect relevant keywords as mentioned in the job description) which amplifies the need to include highly specific and relevant keywords in your resume. Using specific keywords can really bolster your chances of securing an interview call.
“The future of the economy is in STEM. That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.” -James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington D.C.
A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree can open up a plethora of career avenues in research and innovation. The vital problem solving and critical thinking skills developed through a STEM degree are highly prized in the Oil & Gas, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, and Medical Science industries. With rigorous training in Science, Mathematics or Statistics, STEM degree holders are naturally equipped to take up quantitative modeling and analysis to solve unique business problems. As our world becomes more technologically integrated and sophisticated, opportunities for STEM individuals are bound to grow by leaps and bounds.
Maya Angelou has rightly said “People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The feeling after a relaxing vacation or a good meal, isn’t always just about the product or the food. It’s about how happy or excited it made you feel. The biggest asset that the hospitality industry has, is making the guests feel comfortable by catering to their specific demands and preferences. From connected rooms that can be controlled through the guests’ smartphones or virtual reality property tours, the industry is employing cutting-edge technologies to deliver a better experience. The services extend beyond the hotel property to include all aspects of guests’ experience from travel to recreation and entertainment. These changes are creating a diverse array of job opportunities for fresh hospitality graduates.
What started as an experiment by Chicago Booth in 1943 to impart busy executives with management education has now evolved into a standard program for most global business schools. An Executive MBA is structured to accelerate the careers of mid-level managers or senior executives by providing them with a platform to refresh their skill sets, learn about the developing industrial landscape and polish leadership skills. If a professional wishes to climb up the career ladder without giving up their job, or their current professional endeavors, then EMBA is surely the way to go!
Professionals can expect to be offered higher salaries or more important job roles once they complete their EMBAs.