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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…)

Add The Value Of Part Time Jobs To Your Resume

Add the value of part time jobs in your resume

How important are your part-time work experiences? You would have definitely found yourself asking this question at some point during the course of your college life. And if you are slated to join your very first job, then this is a significant consideration for you. The reason, this subject perhaps seems like a challenge is because we tend to inadvertently trivialize part-time jobs. In our quest to find the job that is ideal for our long-term career goals, we overlook those experiences that perhaps do not seem relevant now, however, their contribution in our professional development cannot be discounted.

Applicants new to the job market, grapple with the dilemma of whether to include temporary jobs in their resume, primarily because they are unable to see the value that can be aligned with their career goals. Every work experience, as in life, however temporary or enduring, comes with its lessons. (more…)

How To Learn The Art Of Hustling For Your Career Goals

How to learn the art of hustling for your career goals

What do Ray Kroc, John D. Rockefeller, Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey have in common? They are widely considered some of the greatest hustlers in the world. Another famous hustler from history? Genghis Khan, the Mongol leader who conquered more lands than anyone else in history. The word “hustle” sometimes implies negative connotations. To be called a “hustler” for example is to imply that someone is a trickster trying to pull a fast one. But any job seeker knows that a hustler is someone who has her eye on the prize and makes sure she isn’t dropping the ball when it comes to her professional goals. In this context, hustling is the art of constantly taking action to achieve the desired outcome. (more…)

Key Resume Tips For Veterans

Key Resume Tips for Veterans

A resume is your first attempt at making an enduring connection with a prospective employer. It carries tremendous potential to be a true representation of who you are, to transform from being a statement of your qualifications into an extension of your strengths and brand. So, your resume needs to aim not just at catching the eye of recruiters but appeal to their requirements so as to result in an interview call. And that is just the beginning-during the interview process, it should serve as a substantive tool for you to guide the conversation and negotiate your terms.

With these inherent multi-fold goals, how do you craft a resume which is most effective and relevant to the job you really want? Coupled with that, if you are a veteran transitioning into the corporate sector, how do you communicate all that you achieved during your military service in civilian job market terms? (more…)

Key Career Center Resources That You Should Leverage

Key career center resources that you should leverage

Career planning is a demanding exercise, one that requires continuous evaluation of career goals and interests as well as intermittent adjustment of professional priorities. When you begin your journey at college you may or may not have a clear view of what you want to do. Regardless, you should not go to college with a fixed mindset rather approach it as one of the most transformational aspects of your career journey. The key is to maximize the possibilities presented to you. The opportunity to do and be anything is truly possible while you are at school. Once you gather more professional experience, organizations begin factoring your previous experiences strongly.  B-schools present a unique avenue to students to switch careers and focus on functions and industries that they anticipate they can build a long- term career in. For many of you, the opportunity to work in certain organizations may only be possible via the conduit of the recruiting engine at your college.

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How To Excel In Career Fairs

With a student`s academic calendar already packed with numerous class projects, seminars and career treks, you may wonder if attending a career fair is really useful. But come to think of it, who would like to pass up on the opportunity to meet a large number of recruiters from diverse industries and regions at a single location in a short span of time? Of course, no one! Job fairs are great platforms for career guidance and to familiarize yourself with the prevalent industry trends, career growth, career development, the kind of job roles that are in demand, the expected skill sets and positions available. But the most critical benefit of attending career fairs is to really master your networking skills and make valuable contacts. Talking with industry leaders, company executives and alumni in-person can grant you practical, first-hand knowledge about the various career paths suitable for your interests, values and competence. Various career fairs equal various career opportunities.

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What Exactly Is An Action-Oriented, Rather An Action-Packed Resume

What exactly is an Action-Oriented, rather an Action-Packed Resume

LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION.

These are three words, which each one of us has heard. Emanating from the world of showbiz; these three power words that direct the lives and actions of those behind the silver screen, those who have action-packed lives. It’s about getting the same perspective and letting these action words guide you. It’s about being the director and lead actor of your life and your career!

You can do this by asking yourself what YOU are doing in your life. What is that part of your day that you OWN and is YOUR contribution to the story of your lives? (more…)

The 9umber Game

The 9umber Game

This 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…)