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It’s only a job for crying out loud! Or is it?

 It’s only a job for crying out loud! Or is it?

A job is a job. Or is it?
 It’s only a job for crying out loud! Or is it?There are two schools of thought in today’s world, or rather there are many schools of thought, but they can be put in two broad categories. One that believes that a job is just a means to an end and all “real life” is outside of work, and the other that define identity by what you “do”. Which side are you on? Regardless of which school of thought you subscribe to we all have to agree that career matters! The extent to which can be debated, and many companies now-a-days are focusing on creating policies and programs which can support their employees in having a more balanced lifestyle. However, regardless of how much we love to work or hate our jobs, we all desire to have the dream job that promises a “high” and happiness in what we do. (more…)

Together Everyone Achieves More is the full form of TEAM

Together Everyone Achieves More is the full form of TEAM

Together Everyone Achieves More is the full form of TEAMIn recent times, the word TEAM has synonymously come to be associated with the word Manchester United. And, if it is true that people believe in observation rather than argument, then here surely is the perfect example. Their reacquisition of the premier league title without a team that could be classified as best on paper, effectively showed that the true strength and power of a fragment lies in it being a part of a whole, a TEAM.

Team Spirit, Team Player, Team Manager, Team Dynamics are all allied aspects of the TEAM Concept.  But do you wonder about the discussion around this concept while individual performance is the most spoken about means to outshine in the evolving service sector?

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The 10 mistakes you are making on your resume

10 mistakes you are making on your resume

10 mistakes you are making on your resumeEdison found 1000 ways not to build a bulb. Well, he was lucky he got a 1000 chances to fail! And then fortunately, he proved a point, so let’s just congratulate him and move ahead.

I’m sure a lot of you have read the much interesting novel “The 3 mistakes of my life”. It inspired me when I sat to write this post. It’s interesting how it talks about one guy who commits 3 ordinary mistakes that end up changing his life. It’s such ordinary mistakes that the wise seek to avoid. This is why posts about “10 Mistakes your Mind is making”, “10 Mistakes you might be making at work”, etc. do so well and enjoy huge readership. This is because people in general seek to be cautious, they don’t want to be reckless and want to take the right decisions. This article centers around your resume and by the end of it, you wouldn’t be making ordinary mistakes that could affect your candidature for your dream job or career, at large!  (more…)

Follow the herd or pursue your passion?

Follow the herd or pursue your passion

Follow the herd, or pursue your passion?Career: It is one of the easiest words to write and spell, but when applied to an individual, it becomes one of the most dreaded words that one can encounter. And when it comes to career development, even the best ones are left baffled at times. This post is about taking career development to the next level by doing what you care about, and not necessarily what others are doing or saying that you should do.

In all our years of giving guidance to students, job seekers, friends and family looking to pursue different careers, MBAs, or even in switching jobs, we have found that most people don’t really know what they want to achieve in their life. Rather, more often than not they are following a path they have seen others follow. In fact, even if you go to a top school whether it is Kellogg’s, Chicago, Harvard, most people define success by the kind of company that chooses to hire them. There is nothing wrong with doing so at face value and many successful people have done this at critical turning points in their career. However, this only leads to happiness if it is aligned with one’s interests and sustained strengths. (more…)

Clash of the Titles-Drop the Titles-Create Your Own!

Clash of the Titles-Drop the Titles-Create Your Own!

Clash of the Titles-Drop the Titles-Create Your Own!Clash of the Titles! What movie does that remind you of? Yes, Clash of the Titans.

While many of you must have seen and loved the movie, I am sure there are only some of you who may have actually been able to capture the all important moral behind its making. Which is? Well for that an overview of the movie is called for.

So what the Clash of the Titans is really about is that in ancient times, after defeating their predecessors, the Titans, the gods divided the Universe amongst themselves. Now we had this really smart fellow named Zeus, who had a bit of a crooked politician blood in him. He cleverly bestowed upon himself the title of the ‘King of the Gods’ and then set about classifying the gods according to his will. While carrying out this process, he did not feel it important enough to consider each God’s individual capabilities or what fit them best. He did so as he pleased and created a God-ical hierarchical pyramid. Finally, the humans were placed at the bottom-most level of this hierarchy.  (more…)

How to make “Work Hours”, “Happy Hours”?

How to Make “Work Hours”, “Happy Hours”?“I never did a day’s work in my life — it was all fun.” —Thomas Edison

What exactly is the charm of Happy Hours? What leads us to being on a lookout for them?

Is it because they’re “Happy” Hours, or because it’s when you find a little or a lot of delight for the effort you put into going out? I believe that it’s the latter. It’s because of that extra fun. Who doesn’t like some extra for the same effort or money? Except when it’s extra work for the same salary. Isn’t it?

But have you ever wondered how awesome it’ll be if all hours were happy hours? If all those toiling hours at work become “Happy Hours”, would you then still want to slip away into the weekend as soon as it’s Monday? I don’t think so. In fact, the only way to be satisfied with your job is to have Happy Hours at Work. (more…)

Phone Interview Tips for you!

Phone Interview Tips for you!

Phone Interview Tips for you!It’s hard to create the best first impression during a one-to-one interview even when there are so many ways to wow the recruiter at your disposal, be it with your walk, aura, presence, greetings, or body language. Imagine how it would be when you are being judged on your voice, your pitch, the number of uhms, hmms, and ahems you use when you converse. Do you use too many? Read on…These were just some of the challenges you’d face when you are waiting for your phone interview!

There is some serious thinking and work that has to go behind cracking that phone interview. So get ready for some quick tips before you get the call!

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The 9umber Game

The 9umber Game

The 9umber GameThis piece is written to direct your attention towards the importance of numbers in life. Let’s perform a little exercise, close your eyes for 5 minutes, to visualize 1 asset you would like to possess in the near future.

Perhaps, your imagination travels towards a recently launched car; cherishing the design, comfort, and power of the vehicle. You start assessing its speed limit, mileage, fuel efficiency, capacity, price, and EMIs.

In the very next moment, numbers begin to conjure up in your mind. In this example, the car can be replaced with a house, diamonds, electronic gadgets, and the list goes on. In each case, this pattern will reoccur. You start from feeling the joy of possession, and then numbers take over to dominate and supplement your imagination. (more…)

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