Sunday, August 28, 2011

Time Management and Resume skills

  • Time management in essential as it helps you to improve your sense of control and positively affects every aspect of your life.

  • Resume Skills: The image you will create with your resume must match the salary and responsibility level that you are aiming for.

Attitude & Team Handling

  • Maintain a positive attitude however challenging the situation may be. Your co-workers will be more supportive  and co-operate better.

  • It is not necessary for you to be the leader in solving every problem. You can help the group by bringing focus to the solutions.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Etiquette and Volunteering

  • While going for an interview, be polite to receptionist and secretaries. The interviewer may ask them for their opinion of you.

  • Volunteer for extra work carefully. You do not want to volunteer for the wrong things and end up being perceived as inefficient.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Assignments and Meeting Etiquette

  • Be open to the idea of taking up a very different assignment within the same organization. It will help you grow professionally

  • While conducting a meeting, keep in mind the goals and the objectives of the meeting and involve all participants in the process

Friday, August 12, 2011

Knowledge and Resume skills

  • Have knowledge of all spheres whether they are of your concern or not. They keep you aware of the things happening around them.

  • Resume Skills: Typically the more specific you can be in your duties in your resume the better, it is for the employers.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Job Interview Guidelines

  • Read the job description and company profile carefully so that you are aware of the job details when an employer calls you about your application. If the job advertisement does not contain enough information, ask the employer for more details.
  • Remember to write down the name & contact number of the recruiter in case you need to call back later.
  • Prepare for the interview by finding out more about the company, the job and the industry.
  • Be punctual for your interview. Bring your resume, transcripts, certificates and relevant documents to the interview.
  • IMPORTANT: If you cannot attend the confirmed interview for whatever reason, you must contact the employer at least one day beforehand to let them know.
  • Keeping a good interview attendance record will help to ensure opportunities for interview in the future, as employers have the right to share their "No show" and late cancellation records.
  • If you do not have the employer's contact details, look under the Company Profile.
  • Send the employer a Thank You email after the interview.
  • Follow up with the employer on the status of the interview after two or three days. This shows your interest for the job and may increase your chances of success.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Interview Skills and Email Signature

  • Attend an Interview workshop. read a book on interviewing, or hire a coach to guide you through the process

  • Do use an email signature that includes your name, along with any contact information such as phone, fax, cell, website etc., 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Conference Call & Moving ahead

  • Keep in constant touch with your boss about your performance. Ask about moving ahead and what you need to do to get ahead.

  • Set ground rules at the beginning of any conference call. Remind participants on how questions and comments should be posed.