LIFE SKILLS

MASTER OF THE GAME

 
Follow these tips to navigate your way through the world of social networking.

Just when you have mastered the art of handing out your business card, along comes another way to make connections — social networking online. Online communities help you make connectio

BE EQUIPPED

 
Make sure that you make multiple résumés for different positions, says PHYLLIS KORKKIThe beginning of this new year — after a very difficult 2009 for job seekers — offers a good opportunity to review and fine-tune every element of an employment

THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

 

Follow these tips to avoid some of the common blunders in résumé.

 

Your résumé should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Demonstrate how you made a difference to the company you worked for. When highligh

HIRING MOMENTUM TO PIC UP IN 2010

BANGALORE: After a long hibernation of 18 months, headhunters are actively out in the market as talent requirements have started trickling in.

The hiring momentum is expected to pick up from April onwards.

Even in a worst scenario, calendar 2010 will create around 50,000 fresh IT/ITES jobs against zero fresh jobs except a very th

BEYOND BORDERS

With organisations diversifying their businesses into global markets, work is no longer restricted by geographical boundaries. Today, firms want their employees to be on the move and work across the globe. Are you ready for such a ‘global’ career?

The boundaries of geography, language and culture are increasingly bec

POWER OF MOTIVATION

 
Learn to motivate your employees to get the best out of them.

Managers who understand what motivates each employee can tailor incentives accordingly. But your motivational toolbox should go beyond rewarding excellent work. Just as important to keeping workers engaged is a plan

PUBLIC SPEAKING: A CHEAP, EFFECTIVE MARKETING TOOL

Are you looking for a marketing tool that is both effective and inexpensive? Then pull out your microphone and do some speaking! Why should you consider ‘public speaking’ as a way to obtain new customers? Because it doesn’t cost anything, except your time, and it is effective.

Why is being a speaker at an association meeting or o

SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS

During economic boom, techies might have been offered jobs after a perfunctory interview. Now employers have become increasingly selective, so technology professionals — even those with years of experience — must face facts. To get hired you need to become a pro not just at coding Java or .Net, but at selling yourself to companies inundated with

BRIGHT TECHIES FAIL TO CRACK LANGUAGE CODE

When Rajat Pal got his engineering degree from a top private college in Kolkata, he thought he had it made. It was a shock when he started started getting sidelined at job interviews. With great difficulty, he got a job with a construction major to sweat it out on the sites. But he prefers the grime of the field to a desk job when he would have to interact on a daily basis with his superiors in En

TEN THINGS TO DO TODAY TO BE A BETTER MANAGER

Listed below are ten things you can do to become a better manager. Pick one. Do it today. Pick another one for tomorrow. In two weeks you will be a better manager.

 1. Select the best people

As a manager, you are only as good as the people on your team. Give yourself a better chance to succeed by picking the best people from the start.

 2. Be a motivator

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