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It’s that time of the year again when boardrooms are bustling with think tanks performing detailed post-mortem of the year gone by, trying to learn from their mistakes and device innovative strategies to become bigger and better companies. Appraisals of the workforce is an integral part of this rigmarole, and it is now that the top of the crop are taken higher, and the not-so-ones are left behind. Obviously, the better skilled ones stand a better chance to make it big. But, how exactly doe......

The most anticipated time of the year for students is back again!

Students across colleges have to evaluate opportunities to work with some of the most renowned and reputed companies in the country as bagging a campus placement certainly remains the foremost priority of every graduating student. A first job can pave a brand new way for your future and the foremost step towards a long-term career depends on campus placement.

Students should employ smart thinking and follow some ground rules to ......

Searching for a new job can be a full-time job, It's a thankless, tiring -- and, yes, depressing task. Searching for roles, filling out applications, networking, tailoring endless versions of your resume to each potential job, interviewing, handling rejections the entire process can be so overwhelming and can leave you feeling unwanted, dejected and sad.

It's understandable; with the loss of a job, many people feel like they've lost control. And, in many cases, they've lost something that they love......

Do you have your annual performance appraisal meeting coming up? Your employer follows the common management practice of an annual appraisal to measure performance, give feedback and even establish increments and promotions. Not surprising if like most professionals, you dislike this process and get stressed out thinking about it. However, you can choose to change your perspective, get empowered and ace the appraisal meeting.
Here’s how.

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You may not agree with the concept of an ......

Businesses want to hire employees who stand out from the crowd so it is important that your interview is memorable for all the right reasons.

Career expert John Lees, author of Knockout Interview, has revealed 10 tips on how to set yourself apart, from engaging small talk to a powerful closing statement.

While some might seem obvious, others will give even the most experienced professionals pause for thought. 

'At the end of a full day interviewing candidates, most recruiters admit that t......

Whether you’re getting ready for a video interview or the old-fashioned in-person kind, you’ll want to be prepared. It’s essential that you make a good impression during this crucial stage of the hiring process. There is more to getting ready than just deciding what to wear and entering an address into your GPS. There are a few pretty important steps you should take to prepare.

 

1. Research and reflect on the mission

It’s not difficult to research a company&rsquo......

The appraisal season is back, but will this year’s ritual be any different from the previous year? Is it really a one-sided game as many say? Not if the employee accepts that he or she is as responsible as the employer in securing a better appraisal.

Here are four tips for negotiating a better appraisal –

1. Link Your Assessment to the Goal Sheet: The best way for self-assessment is to link back to the goal sheet and the score card supported by all the quarterly feedback you h......

Successfully landing a new job is a matter of using the right techniques combined with a good attitude. One without the other affects your job search prospects more than you might realize. A good attitude is hard to beat and hiring managers can sense when candidates have one.

It’s only human to experience the ups and downs of a job search that at times can impact the way your feel about yourself, especially if you have been rejected numerous times in a row. The difference between those wh......

Annual appraisal cycle for most companies is around the corner. ‘Appraisals’ generally spell into a lot of expectations for employees, but often these are accompanied by anxiety as well. There are employees who often tend to secretly jot down a list of their achievements and points that they would like to raise with their appraisers and managers.

We spoke to employees from different domains and realised that there are many subtle – and some hilarious – things that all em......

Landing a new job may sound like a great resolution for the new year. But reaching goals, and having an effective job search, involves more than just wishful thinking.

Turn your words into action with these six tips on how to really get into job search mode and have an effective job search in 2017:

1. Write out your goals

Vague ideas won’t do. You need to create a no-nonsense, easy-to-follow document stating what you want and how you intend to go about getting it.

Without specific step......