4 Reasons Why Your LinkedIn Profile Is Your Door To Job Opportunities.

Saying that a LinkedIn profile is important is an understatement. Whether you are a recent graduate, an active jobseeker or a professional, having a LinkedIn profile is the best tool for personal brand. Think of your LinkedIn profile as a bigger and better digital version of your business card and resume. Build Your Personal Brand: To portray yourself as a professional in today's job market, building and maintaining a LinkedIn profile is an excellent start. The site’s benefit is that you can do more than just list your job experiences, project details, and professional skills. For instance, while you may go into detail regarding your roles and responsibilities that highlight your professional background, LinkedIn has other great features that will help recruiters to understand if you are a suitable candidate. The Featured Skills and Endorsements is a built-in reference that reaffirms with recruiters that you do, in fact, have the skills required for the job. Asking your connections to endorse your skill set is a great way to stand out with recruiters. Right from the bio to the skills and interests you add, every field in your profile counts. Also, remember to add a good quality professional photograph! Professional Networking Opportunity: LinkedIn is designed for professional networking. With millions of professionals using the site, when used right, LinkedIn will act as a catalyst to build your professional network. You can follow your favorite companies to keep abreast of job opportunities. You can also connect with your colleagues, recruiters and other [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

5 Daily Productivity Tools Everyone Needs to Master

The number of hours spent in the office is not an indicator of the work efficiency. It’s about how well you utilize the work hours to improve the productivity. In a majority of the cases, lower productivity is mainly due to distractions and lack of proper planning. This leads to accumulation of work. No matter how much you work, it looks like there is always so much work pending. There are several ways to be more productive at work. No matter what job you do, no matter how small or big an office you work in, it is always important to learn to segment the work, prioritize and craft a schedule. Multi-tasking is good but not always. Take up one task at a time and give it your undivided attention. A little stress is good. It can keep you running all the time. Incorporating ways to tackle daily office stress and maintaining a perfect work-life balance can also enhance your productivity a great deal. Though offices and work streams vary widely in terms of the kind of tools you would be working with, there are some that have managed to establish themselves as multipurpose tools valid across different kinds of work. These are the ones that you should start mastering to improve your productivity at work. Let’s look at the usual suspects: - Microsoft Word Irrespective of what field of work you’re in, you are quite likely to encounter the blue color of Microsoft’s universally accepted word processing software that’s [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|1 Comment

6 Things Every Kid Should Do for Success in School Exams

Exams, because of their sheer ability to determine futures, are given a lot of importance and are also a common source of stress for school children and their parents alike. While the ability of marks and exams to be the absolute quantifier of a kid’s talents is up for debate, their importance in deciding your young one’s career is well established. Exams are the end result and the one chance for a child to showcase whatever they have learned in class, and the gravity of them often makes school kids struggle and not perform up to their potential. However, a few simple tips and the will to do well is all that’s needed to succeed at exams. Here's how: Studying starts now, not tomorrow: We get to the biggest problem with exams right at the beginning – procrastination. The biggest reason why kids are unable to do well at exams is that they start preparing too late, and that leads to unnecessary hurrying, careless mistakes, stress, and frustration. Schools often have fixed schedules for months, and the first thing that you should do is help your child start preparing well in advance by dedicating a fixed amount of time for each subject everyday so that by the time they hit the month before the exams, they’ve already had a first reading and understanding of all the concepts and can directly move to advanced tasks such as self-testing and working on areas which they are not very confident in. Set a [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Inculcating the Habit of Reading in Kids

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”, is a popular idiom. It is also the motivation behind most parents wanting to inculcate the habit of reading in their kids. However, in the modern age of distractions galore, it’s easier said than done, and is a common source of pain and complaints among parents and teachers of young kids alike. Whether you’re a prospective parent that already wants future children to become readers, or a frustrated parent trying to make your kids read, we’d like to tell you that with a little ingenuity, honest effort and our tips, you’ll stand a pretty good chance of being able to inculcate this extremely useful hobby in your child. Let’s dive right in: Practice What You Preach: You’re not going to be able to turn your child into a reader by simply wishing it or admonishing her for not reading. Children are extremely perceptive and malleable, so start with inculcating a habit of reading in yourself, and ensuring that your child is watching. When they see you reading, they’re likely to be intrigued and try to do it themselves. In fact, a great way to start is to read stories out to your children when they’re very young to get them excited about it, and gradually introduce them to reading stories and books themselves. Talk to Your Child, Don’t Prescribe: If there’s one thing children hate, it’s being told to do things. There’s a subtle difference between wanting your child [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Job Outlook for 2017: What You Need to Know

The start of a new year presents a great opportunity to look back at the previous year, evaluate your growth, and take steps to ensure that the next year is better. You may be looking for a job change, or might be finishing your education and looking for your first job. Your ability to find your dream job depends on a number of factors, including your education background and technical skills, your past experience, your soft skills, and more which are in your control and can be worked upon. There are also various external factors, such as the overall economy, job outlook, required industry skill sets, hiring policies, etc. which are not directly in your control. We tell you everything you need to know about the Indian job market in 2017. The Indian Job Market & Top Industries – All the Positive Signals Though the global economy witnessed a slowdown in 2016, the Indian employment market remained healthy and job opportunities were plentiful, with most Indian organizations adding new employees to their rolls. The positive activity is expected to continue into 2017, as per the 2017 "India Salary and Employment Outlook" published by global recruitment leader Michael Page. According to the report, 60% of companies have stated that they will be adding new employees to their business in 2017, making the outlook very positive for job seekers with the right skills in demand. A whopping 80% companies that were surveyed suggested that hiring activity will range from steady to strong, [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Career Tips for a Better 2017

The end of a calendar year brings along a palpable change in the air, with every person looking to become a new and improved version of themselves by making actionable plans and taking steps in that direction. The need to improve your overall sense of being involves steps that improve your health and lifestyle, as well as a plan to grow professionally. Your career is something you’re never really satisfied with, and want to continuously enhance. So irrespective of the fact whether you had a great 2016 career-wise or not, we give you some tips to make 2017 an even better year for you! Start by Looking Back: As the year comes to a close, everyone is looking to forget everything that happened in the previous year and make a fresh start, but it’s very important to review the year gone by to be able to set better and achievable goals for 2017. Take some time off, and sit down and document everything that happened with you career wise in 2016 – the good, the bad and the ugly. Document your milestones, the turning points at work and also do a comparative analysis on how much positive change was brought about to your personal position by the initiatives you took and the changes you made. Being able to chart all these details down will give you amazing insight into what worked and what didn’t, and you’ll find the answers of what you need to do next within these insights. Research [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|0 Comments