India Job Market in 2014 & What’s Next in 2015

January 4th, 2015|

-+*Wait and watch policy kept the hiring market subdued in the first quarter of 2014, thereby limiting the increments and bonuses, which were rolled out in April 2014. The only exception was the Startups market, which saw hordes of dollars flowing in, the sector continued offering larger than usual pay raises and kept the job market warm.

How To Find A New Job Secretively

December 2nd, 2014|

The challenges encountered by a job seeker are numerous, not to mention that applying for a leave raises the manager’s eyebrow, especially when the job market is seemingly moving up. If that was not enough, some of outdated and narrow minded HR professionals go to any extent to track job hunters, I know of one […]

How to Reply to a Job Advertisement

September 19th, 2013|

You see a job advertisement and jump into it with a lot of excitement. Energy and speed of response is good when applying to Job Advertisement however it needs to match with laser sharp focus. Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder.

You want an employer to be able to assess your job application against the […]

How To Crack Job Interview

July 18th, 2013|

You have secured a job interview, great news, but remember so have another several people. The objective ahead is to secure the role and stand out from the crowd as on paper most applicants have the relevant skills in question to fill the role.

Research:

Research, research, research! Interviewers are always impressed if a candidate knows a […]

10 Tricky HR Interview Questions & Their Answers

February 9th, 2013|

Human Resource managers may ask tricky HR interview questions to save time and try to figure out what kind of employee you really are. Joyce Lain Kennedy, a nationally syndicated careers columnist says outlines the 10 Trickiest Interview Questions & Their Answers

Kennedy says that even if job hunters have rehearsed anticipated topics, an unexpected HR interview question […]

Is It Time For A New Job

January 26th, 2013|

If you’re considering quitting your job, you may be indecisive about whether it’s the right decision or not. On the one hand, you’re pretty miserable. On the other hand, if you wait it out, you might make that promotion next year. While quitting or staying at your job is a personal decision, let’s look at […]

How to Find a Job During Economic Crisis

January 12th, 2013|

It is not simple to find a good job with high salary especially during the economic crisis. Strong competition in job market forces job seekers to do everything that’s in their power in order to find a good job. Only a few people know the best methods that give positive results when going for an […]

How To Get A New Job in 2013

December 20th, 2012|

With the onset of the holidays and a brand new year just around the corner, along come the traditional resolutions. I will lose XXkgs, I will complete a marathon, I will give up smoking, I will stop working so many hours, I will find more work/life balance and a pretty common one – I will […]

Five Questions Great Candidates Ask in a Job Interview

September 16th, 2012|

Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways ; But not these five questions which great candidates ask in a job interview.

Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, “Do you have any questions for me?” is almost always a waste of […]

Job Hunting After Retirement

September 2nd, 2012|

There are many reasons people look for work after they have retired. Perhaps you are feeling the pinch (there is no doubt the cost of living is rising); maybe your retirement investments have not performed as well as you’d hoped; or maybe you’re plain bored and want to do something more with your time.

Whatever the […]

How to Handle Panel Interviews

August 11th, 2012|

As if a one-on-one interview wasn’t stressful enough …. there is the dreaded Panel Interview! If the thought of facing a panel of interviews sends you into a tailspin, you are not alone.

Panel interviews are most commonly used for government positions within Australia. The panel is made up of representatives from different business units including […]

How To Handle One-on-One Interviews?

August 11th, 2012|

These are by far the most popular style of interview. You meet one-on-one with a representative of the company, more often than not, the manager you will be reporting to, or, in some cases, a representative from the HR department. If you reach this stage of being offered an interview you more than likely have […]

How To Handle Telephone Interviews ?

August 11th, 2012|

The key to a good interview lies in your ability to research, prepare and rehearse. There are many different styles of interview and understanding how these work can help you prepare in advance so you don’t freeze with nerves.

Telephone interviews are becoming increasingly common. However, the mere thought of them make some people literally quiver […]

How To Handle The Salary Question in Job Interviews

August 4th, 2012|

This is one of the most difficult parts of the jobsearch process for many. Go in too high and you may price yourself out of the job, go in too low and you’ll be selling yourself short and be forever kicking yourself.

My advice is to discuss salary in a range rather than a single figure.

Before […]

20 Ways to Kill Your Job Application!

July 3rd, 2012|

We spend a great deal of time talking to recruiters, employers and human resource staff every week. I recently sent an email asking some of them what they would list as their top 3 peeves when it came to receiving resumes and short-listing candidates. You should have seen my inbox fill up with responses! Many […]

How To Crack HR Interview – Using STAR Model

June 25th, 2012|

Using the STAR method is one of the most effective ways of getting your message across to potential employers whether in your resume or at interview. Applied correctly the STAR method can significantly improve your job search. It works! […]

Will blasting your resume Help or Hurt your job search?

June 13th, 2012|

When you first start looking for a job you’re excited … you jump online and blast your resume off to anything that looks remotely interesting. You are thinking about you … “Hmm, that sounds good, I might like to work in that role …”, hit Send and away it goes!

Perhaps you’ve lost your job and […]