As the Indian economy moves northwards, the job market looks very bright. In a survey conducted by Michael Page, an international executive search firm, 76 % of the employers said that they plan to increase their headcount in 2016. Now it is up to you to ride this wave by getting a handsome pay raise and promotion with your current employer or by jumping ship to a place where you are valued rightly for your contribution, remember to tell the company if they give peanuts, they will get monkeys only. Don’t settle for less, jostle for more for you deserve a better lifestyle, avoid getting swarmed and fooled by the company loyalty and emotional drama.
Your comfort zone is a dangerous place to be, it is where everything is wonderful, everything is familiar, and things are working well. So why is it dangerous? Because it keeps you inside the box where the world you know is familiar and there are no risks, as everything is tried and tested.
Wait and watch policy kept the hiring market subdued in the first quarter of 2014, thereby limiting the increments and bonuses, which were rolled out in April 2014. The only exception was the Startups market, which saw hordes of dollars flowing in, the sector continued offering larger than usual pay raises and kept the job market warm.
The challenges encountered by a job seeker are numerous, not to mention that applying for a leave raises the manager’s eyebrow, especially when the job market is seemingly moving up. If that was not enough, some of outdated and narrow minded HR professionals go to any extent to track job hunters, I know of one […]
You have secured a job interview, great news, but remember so have another several people. The objective ahead is to secure the role and stand out from the crowd as on paper most applicants have the relevant skills in question to fill the role.
Research, research, research! Interviewers are always impressed if a candidate knows a […]
Human Resource managers may ask tricky HR interview questions to save time and try to figure out what kind of employee you really are. Joyce Lain Kennedy, a nationally syndicated careers columnist says outlines the 10 Trickiest Interview Questions & Their Answers
Kennedy says that even if job hunters have rehearsed anticipated topics, an unexpected HR interview question […]
If you’re considering quitting your job, you may be indecisive about whether it’s the right decision or not. On the one hand, you’re pretty miserable. On the other hand, if you wait it out, you might make that promotion next year. While quitting or staying at your job is a personal decision, let’s look at […]
Many of the questions potential new hires ask are throwaways ; But not these five questions which great candidates ask in a job interview.
Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, “Do you have any questions for me?” is almost always a waste of […]
There are many reasons people look for work after they have retired. Perhaps you are feeling the pinch (there is no doubt the cost of living is rising); maybe your retirement investments have not performed as well as you’d hoped; or maybe you’re plain bored and want to do something more with your time.
Whatever the […]
This is one of the most difficult parts of the jobsearch process for many. Go in too high and you may price yourself out of the job, go in too low and you’ll be selling yourself short and be forever kicking yourself.
My advice is to discuss salary in a range rather than a single figure.
When you first start looking for a job you’re excited … you jump online and blast your resume off to anything that looks remotely interesting. You are thinking about you … “Hmm, that sounds good, I might like to work in that role …”, hit Send and away it goes!
Perhaps you’ve lost your job and […]