Career Mantras

How to Read a Job Description

The internet has made it possible for candidates to have access to thousands of job vacancies at their fingertips. This does not mean that you should be applying for each of these jobs. Research shows that only 2% of applicants actually get called for an interview. The remaining 98% do not even meet basic qualification criteria. Applying to each and every vacancy would increase your rejection rate and may end up making your job search a frustrating and disheartening process. While searching f.. More
Posted by: Editorial Team Date:Jan 16, 2018

6 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job

When it is your first job and you're ready to start your career, you barely know whether the job role really interests you or is this the right line of business you are willing to craft your future towards.   “You'll never know what you're capable of until you take that first and go for it”   Remember! We all have to start somewhere. A start of a new job or career are the most memorable ones yet stressful. Every job comes with ups and downs which.. More
Posted by: Editorial Team Date:Jan 09, 2018

7 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Job Search

Job search is a tough process. Mistakes don't go well with a job searching process. In today’s competitive market, even a typo in a systematic resume is enough to knock you out. During a job search, being careful of what you write, say, apply and pitch will ensure you impress recruiters. To help you, we have rounded up a few of the common mistakes that job seekers typically make.    1. Ignoring Offline Channels of job search A common mistake many job hunter.. More
Posted by:  Mahak Wadhwani Date:Jan 04, 2018

How to score your goals (Courtesy ET Panache, 29th September, 2016)

  Leaders get ahead in the game simply because they set their rules -and play to win. Here are eight qualities that help them succeed Every per son's path to success may be unique but there are a few at tributes that are com mon. For his book The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common, author Richard St John conduct ed interviews with more than 500 highly successful peo ple, from the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson to Martha Stewart.He entered transcriptions of ever.. More
Posted by:  Courtesy ET Panache, 29th September, 2016 Date:Sep 29, 2016

Foreign MBA or Indian MBA?

  So you have decided to do an MBA? And are now wondering whether to do the MBA from India or abroad? The million dollar (pun-intended) question is: how do you compare an Indian MBA degree with a foreign MBA? Although the overall content in an MBA course would generally remain similar irrespective of the institute, what does make a difference is the overall experience including stature /ranking of the institute, pedagogy, quality /diversity of students, quality / credentials / .. More
Posted by:  Prakash Kewalramani Date:Sep 16, 2016

How to Resign

  “Enough is enough, I can’t take it anymore, I’m moving out from here.” Have you ever felt like saying this??? The greatest essential towards success is, understanding when to move on in your career! If you have indeed decided to move on, you need to make your parting graceful and professional. This will ensure your leaving your employer on good terms even if your stay in the organization has not been to your satisfaction. If you want to know how to .. More
Posted by:  Prakash Kewalramani Date:Aug 30, 2016

When is the right time to change jobs?

Today’s Generation-Y changes jobs very often! At times, more than twice a year!!!  If we compare the ratio of people switching jobs frequently with those who don’t change, this figure is very high! The question naturally arises: is it a necessity these days that we change our jobs so frequently? Although candidates do get jobs “at the drop of a hat” (due to the severe talent crunch India is currently facing), the fact remains that “no one li.. More
Posted by:  Prakash Kewalramani Date:Aug 08, 2016

When is the right time to become an Entrepreneur?

  Don’t be an entrepreneur if you can’t handle rejection. Every no gets you closer to a yes”:  Mark Cuban, a self-made billionaire The following write-up is not a treatise on entrepreneurship. Every day, this author gets a CV from some entrepreneur or the other who tried his luck at entrepreneurship but could not succeed. The main reason for their failure is they not being adequately aware & prepared for the challenges ahead before taking the entrep.. More
Posted by:  Prakash Kewalramani Date:Jul 27, 2016

What are your Salary Expectations?

Salary negotiation is an art and a science! This is a question which is invariably asked at each & every interview especially for those applying for lateral hiring at mid to senior management levels. Generally, the question is asked towards the end of the interview when the interviewer is convinced of your candidature and wants to take the same to the next level. Yet, this is the one question that stumps most candidates. We tend to take the interview question “What are yo.. More
Posted by:  Reema Fernandes Date:Jul 11, 2016

Tell us something that isn't in your Resume

"In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you."...Warren Buffet While attending an interview, an interviewer will always want you to share something beyond what you have mentioned on your resume. The idea is to get a complete picture of your background. Your resume states the facts related to your past experiences and job profile, but the interviewer wants to kn.. More
Posted by:  Reema Fernandes, JobMantras Date:Jun 17, 2016
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