Interviews are usually a sacrosanct affair. It’s a matter of getting a job and advancing your career, and people put their best foot forward. However, there are some cases when candidates take a leap of faith and instead of playing it safe and giving well-thought out, stock responses, end up putting their foot in the mouth. Here are a few shining examples of when people said or did some rather crazy things AND got the job! Whether they got lucky, or their cheek paid off, is a anyone’s guess, but these make for some very interesting and hilarious interview stories.
People in general have a lot of grudges against their employers. Most conversations are peppered with laments, gossip or plain hatred against your boss, awful colleagues or a sucky work culture. However, more often that not, the employees, are not exactly a picture of everything that’s right, bright and ethical. There are many ways employers are also wronged by the employees, than just vice versa.
While job roles for most companies are more or less similar, some jobs are a reflection of the current economy. India’s in the midst of booming startup culture. Most of these startups operate online, and often ecommerce, the man power required has shaped accordingly. We crunched some data on the various job portals and startup communities in India and found the following job roles were the most sought after. We have also analysed some salary trends for these roles to come up with a range.
Jobs and people have a love and hate relationship. You need them to earn your bread and live a respectable life, but at the same time, they can be your biggest enemies. Stress, lack of time for pursuing your passion, draconian office rules etc. can often make people hate their jobs. While the reason to hate a job is highly subjective, there are some common triggers or patterns that establish some of the most common ones. On a thread on social opinion website Reddit, people were asked why they hated their jobs, and these were the top reasons.
Getting fired is never pleasant, but it doesn’t have to come as a surprise. If your neck is truly on the line, you’ll have plenty of hints that you might be on the chopping block. Here are some signs that you’re about to get fired.
Corporate employees are constantly on the lookout for ways to relax. Usual entertainment options such as dining out and movies are passe. Come weekend, and you find yourself wondering “What to do over the weekend?” Before you find yourself tucking into that bed and doing marathons of the show you don’t even like that much, let us help you with a few suggestions that are probably unsual, involve a bit more effort ( If signing yourself up on a website and showing up counts as effort) and experiences that are sure to make your life that much more exciting.
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!
A retiring teacher gives tips on how to make your office life more bearable.
While mastering the English language and its fine nuances isn’t the requisite for winning business, it’s always good to avoid making these easy mistakes to begin with. Sometimes a well written, typo-free email vs one with all these goof-ups could be the difference between being taken seriously or being shown the door.
So, here’s us going grammar Nazi on corporate communication and point out the 12 most common typos and other grammatical transgressions people especially in the Indian context, make at work, why they’re wrong, and how to avoid them. ( The transgressions, not the people!)