You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career. Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind up as obvious no-nos with hindsight.
The trick is to catch yourself before you cross that line, because once you share something, there is no going back. Dr. Travis Bradberry shares the 12 crucial things employees should resist from sharing openly.
It’s the work place of the 21st century. There’s a better, efficient and tech-driven way to do everything better, faster. We list out 20 of our favourite tools, apps and extensions that help with productivity at work These apps help save time, make you more efficient, better at work, and of course help get a lot of shit done!
Being a website that aims to help your career, we know that making a great resume is the first step towards that. While in certain cases, a few gramatical and lingual transgressions can be easily forgiven, for a content writing position, being grammatically sound is crucial. So, using theresumes we received for an opening as reference, these are the 12 worst mistakes, we spotted across the resumes.
With the boom is startups in India, the number of job creators is widening too, and that in turn means good news for the job seeker who’s spoilt for choice. While the options are many, many of us may face a quandary about which is a better career option for us- A big company or a startup. Here are some of the factors you should consider while making a decision.
Say Hello to Alphabet!
Google is all over the news this week. First, the Chennai boy Sundar Pichai takes charge as Google’s new CEO. Second, Google gets a new parent company – Alphabet Inc.
Have you had days when you’re bubbling and bursting with creative ideas followed by days when you simply can’t get moving on anything? Times when you have spent most of your day staring at a blank laptop screen, feeling extremely tired to function and like you have completely exhausted your creativity? Don’t worry; this is nothing but a creative block and it happens to most creative people.
What companies typically issue at college campuses are Letters of Intent – which are essentially job offers, but they come with a caveat – they don’t specify when the selected students will be required to join these companies and start their professional lives. A lucky few get their Dates of Joining, or DOJs, right after graduating, which ensures a seamless transition from college life to the real world. But there are a large group of students who are kept on hold until business requirements dictate that they be brought on board. In a bleak economic environment, this wait can extend for months.
In 2013 Gallup published a report on State of The Global Workplace and revealed some staggering data. Only 13% of the global workforce is actively engaged in their jobs, while 63% are not engaged and 24% actively disengaged. The data is more troubling for us, the Southeast Asia inhabitants. Only 12% of our workforce is actively engaged in this region, while 73% are not engaged and 14% are actively disengaged.
Two things happen at a meeting. Few people give presentation and talk about the meeting’s agenda and others try hard not to doze off. But that’s not how meetings should be. Employees should feel motivated to attend and actively take part in the discussion. But that hardly happens.
For any sales representative, the biggest challenge ever, is to overcome the fear of rejection. Whether you are cold calling a prospective customer or pitching your idea, you might think they are on the verge of getting convinced, and then they said, “I’m not interested, thank you.” What should you do in such a situation? Of course there is no option to feel demotivated or panic. If you are in Sales, coping with rejection and coming out as a winner is the first and foremost thing to adapt.