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Looking for a job change

February 5, 2018 in Careers

Looking for a job change

Looking for a Job Change? Think again.
A job change opportunity can seem very tempting. It becomes irresistible when a prospective employer is offering you a better salary and incentives. But your job is not just about pay and incentives. It is more than that. It’s also about your career, future, and dreams. Job change brings not only new opportunities but also new risks.
Here are some risks involved in a job change that will make you reconsider your decision:

New work environment/culture

Every organization has a different culture. Changing a job brings you into a totally unfamiliar work environment. There will be new rules and new people to team up with. The chances are good that you may face some difficulty or unexpected challenges adapting to the new culture at the workplace. So, why not do some research before you decide on joining the new organization? Take a good look at the culture of the organization through the information available online. Go to the organization’s website and read about the work environment there. If you have some references there, ask them about the culture of the company and the people employed there.

Your presence at the organization

When you have been working for an organization for a long time, you become a valuable asset to the company. Changing your job means losing the credibility and value you have earned at your workplace after a long period of hard work. At your new job, you will have to replicate that hard work to become a valuable asset to the organization. Not to mention the time it will need. So, ask yourself if you are ready to make that sacrifice before you make your decision.

Your lifestyle

It goes without saying that a new job will affect your lifestyle. There is a possibility that your new office may be at a location more remote from your place. In case of this probability, your commute will take longer, or you may have to relocate to cut the transportation time.
If even if you decide to relocate, living in the new place may be more expensive. So, before making your decision to change your job, weigh the expenses and the new salary, conveniences and inconveniences, and other factors.

Your goals

One’s future goals and dreams are of utmost value to an individual. There is no point in pursuing a career that does not align with a person’s individual goals. Therefore, it is vital to your personal growth to consider your goals and dreams when looking for a job change. Before deciding on an organization, visit their website, look into their goals and then analyze those goals in respect of your goals. If it is a match, further consider if the new organization offers enough room for growth and personal development.

These are the possible risks involved in a job change. Weigh your options carefully before you make a rash plunge. We hope you found the article helpful. Feel free to leave your queries and thoughts. We’d appreciate it. Best of luck with your lives!

Three things you should avoid to become successful

November 13, 2017 in Careers

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We all work towards achieving our goals and become successful. Each one of us wishes to become successful and do our best to reach that place. We follow various measures and tips to become successful but in spite of our efforts, we fail to succeed. Along with adopting some good habits we need to avoid certain things to reach the desired position. Our certain habits or practices may act as barriers and affect our growth. So, it is very important to abandon such negative things. Remain positive and imbibe good practices in your personal & professional life to gain success and reach your aim.

  1. Being overconfident

There is a thin line in between confidence and overconfidence. You may be proficient and an expert in your domain or field but it is always advisable to remain generous. Do not be overconfident about your skill sets and knowledge. Always welcome the suggestions and feedbacks of others. If you are know-it-all types, then leave this attitude today. Overconfidence will take hinder you nowhere; rather it will hinder your personal as well as professional growth. Be confident about your work, skills, and abilities but be ready to accept new changes and transitions.


  1. Unhealthy lifestyle

Health is wealth and we must follow this idiom to spend a good life. Only a healthy body can work efficiently and thus you need to take care of your lifestyle. You must quit an unhealthy lifestyle and start investing in your health. Practice yoga or any other kind of physical exercise to shed sweat and remain active all day long. Incorporate fruits and other nutritious elements in your diet and strictly limit the intake of alcohol. Maintaining your lifestyle is important to achieve a healthy body which can take the load of work and help your brain to think beyond the imaginable.

  1. Negativity and toxic people

We come across all kinds of people in our day to day lives. We get well with some and not that well with others. Some individuals try to pull us down and break our confidence. Being humans, we get affected by such conditions. However, it is advisable to ignore such negativity and concentrate on our goal. As at the end what matters is the aim and the approach to succeed.

There is nothing like overnight success and you must remain dedicated towards your aspirations by integrating good practices and excluding the harmful things. Remain far from pessimism which you come across while climbing the ladder of success.


How to spot a great leader in your team?

October 30, 2017 in Careers, Leadership

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A team works proficiently and effectively if it is headed by a good leader. He is the one who ensures that the work is divided and aligned within the team in such a way that the outcome is substantial. A leader must possess various qualities such as confidence, transparency, passion, patience, generousness & persistence to name a few. A good leader can unite a team and produce excellent results whereas a deficient one can dissipate the effectiveness of its members. Challenging part lies in choosing the best leader for the team. It is a gruesome task and thus needs great supervision and experience to choose the right one.

In order to spot a good leader within the team, it is important for you to be well acquainted with each member effectively. You have to be well aware of the personal & professional approach of all individuals. The deserving candidates should be shortlisted based on their performance, tenure, and expertise in the domain. Experience is an important factor which you must take into consideration while shortlisting the deserving candidates.

Furthermore, qualifications, undertaken projects, yearly performance and contributions to the organization are some of the other areas of concern while judging the individuals. You may conduct a written test to judge the efficacy of the candidates and precede it with a one-on-one discussion. This will help you to get an insight of the thought process of the individuals about this role. Depending on the individual performance and discussions you can choose the right leader. Most deserving one should be given the chance to lead the team and take it to a higher level.

The chosen one should possess a good relationship with other team members as well. A team player should be able to accept the challenges and meet the deadlines on time. He should be able to manage the team effectively without sounding offensive & biased. A person with go-getter attitude and team management skills fits the best for a leadership role.

Some of the other qualities that a good leader must possess include:

  • Problem solver

  • Motivator

  • Task organizer

  • Passionate

  • Visionary

  • Optimistic

  • Energetic

  • Punctual

  • Generous

Do not take the decision in haste and consider the vital factors while selecting the leader of your team. Choosing the right individual will offer good results to the company. It is surely a daunting task but it will yield excellent results in the future.


Three Resume Writing Tips for Freshers

October 10, 2017 in Careers, Knowledge Cell


You may find it difficult to write your skills and achievements on the resume if you are a fresher. You have nothing much to show or prove. You rely on the academic knowledge, college grades, and experience in extracurricular activities to qualify for next rounds of selection process. If your grades are average or have a gap in your career, it becomes harder to write a compelling resume. However, there are many ways; you can utilize your strengths and focus on positive side of your past to grab your dream jobs. Since the step towards finding a dream job is creating an effective resume, here are three tips that will help you navigate the first hurdle successfully:

Write About Yourself

Don’t hunt for jargons and buzzwords on the internet. Highlight your strengths and write things and skills which are specific to your personality or you. Copying someone else’s words to make your resume look good will not help. If you don’t have a lot of achievements in the college, then write about small accomplishments, your hobbies, and interests. Things like how you handled a difficult situation, made some decisions which turn out to be good or bad will be helpful in presenting your true self. Don’t write anything to fill the space. A half-page resume is better than 4-page one if you can put everything in just half a page.

Must-Have Details

Don’t repeat skills or achievements to grab attention. Just include all critical factual details which help a recruiter in making a right decision. Don’t fake your accomplishments or experiences. Your resume must include the following information:

  • Educational qualifications with marks and grades (write scores even if it is below average)
  • Years of passing
  • Hobbies
  • Skills required to perform the job you are applying for
  • Accomplishments
  • Necessary Personal Details (like Name, Email, Ph, Address, Date of Birth, etc.)

Prove Yourself

Use numbers to prove your accomplishments. For instance, write the amount of sponsorship you brought for annual college festival. If you are applying for a technical role, then write some specific details that prove your command over the subject. Rather than writing “extensive experience,” write the years or months of experience you have in doing some activities. (Freshers can also have experience if they are involved in some part-time jobs or have learned new skills).


Your personality must be reflected in your resume. The recruiters should get an idea of what they should expect when they call you to discuss further steps of the selection process. Review your resume three to four times and work on shortcomings before posting it on job portals or applying to new jobs.

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