/Career Options
31 03, 2013

Changing Jobs – How To Evaluate A Potential Employer

March 31st, 2013|

In the current volatile business climate, it is important to evaluate a prospective employer and the new job from various angles. Remember that it is your future that you are taking a call on. There is no scope of snap decisions in such a scenario and no point jumping from the devil into the deep sea.

26 01, 2013

Is It Time For A New Job

January 26th, 2013|

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 [...]

24 01, 2013

What Can HR Do To Reinvent Itself

January 24th, 2013|

I chose to devote my career to Human Resources due to a passion for business and an understanding of the value human capital brings to a company. I fear however, that many professionals choose to pursue a career in HR to utilize their soft skills or the desire for a quick route to a corporate [...]

12 01, 2013

How to Find a Job During Economic Crisis

January 12th, 2013|

It is not simple to find a good job with high salary especially during the economic crisis. Strong competition in job market forces job seekers to do everything that's in their power in order to find a good job. Only a few people know the best methods that give positive results when going for an [...]

20 12, 2012

How To Get A New Job next year

December 20th, 2012|

With the onset of the holidays and a brand new year just around the corner, along come the traditional resolutions. I will lose XXkgs, I will complete a marathon, I will give up smoking, I will stop working so many hours, I will find more work/life balance and a pretty common one – I will [...]

26 10, 2012

Time To Have “Human” Back in Human Resources

October 26th, 2012|

"Human Resources." When it comes to your career, those two words will ultimately influence whether you are hired or fired, have to relocate your family to move up or move out, and whether you receive a holiday bonus or that dreaded membership to the “Jelly of the Month Club” a la Clark Griswold. If there’s [...]

19 10, 2012

What are the Career Options in HR

October 19th, 2012|

HR is not just about liking people. HR isn't the job for you if you’re not a ‘people person’, but liking people won’t be enough on its own. More precisely, you have to be interested in getting the absolute best out of people. It’s not just the softer ‘people skills’ that are important. You’ll have a strong interest in business and the [...]

8 09, 2012

HR as a Career: How did I end up in a job in HR ? -Tom Haak

September 8th, 2012|

How did I end up in a job in HR? Did you ever meet people who told you that already at age ten they wanted to become an HR manager? I was trained to be an experimental psychologist (at Groningen University in The Netherlands). My specialism was in Traffic Psychology, and my final paper was [...]

2 09, 2012

Fast-Track Your Real Estate Career In India

September 2nd, 2012|

Built environment (comprising of construction, the buying, selling and leasing out of property estate and various other related real estate-related activities) is one of the major contributors to the Indian economy. It accounted for approximately 17.7% of the country’s GDP in the year 2009–10 (from a mere 10% in 1991-92). There is a projected area [...]

29 08, 2012

My 30 years in HR: 10 lessons learned

August 29th, 2012|

On July 1, 2012, I worked 30 years in HR. What did I learn?   Most people have no clue what  people in HR actually do The photo by the side of this blog is made by Natascha Libbert, a Dutch photographer. This photo hangs on the wall in our kitchen at home. When my son brings friends to our [...]

25 08, 2012

Ten Things Your HR Head Should Be Doing Now

August 25th, 2012|

If you ask a CEO “What does your HR leader do?” he or she is likely to say: “You got me. I just know I need to have one.” We expect our HR execs to look after employee records, hire and train people, administer performance reviews, and see that comp and benefits practices chug along. [...]

11 08, 2012

How to Handle Panel Interviews

August 11th, 2012|

As if a one-on-one interview wasn’t stressful enough …. there is the dreaded Panel Interview! If the thought of facing a panel of interviews sends you into a tailspin, you are not alone. Panel interviews are most commonly used for government positions within Australia. The panel is made up of representatives from different business units [...]

11 08, 2012

How To Handle One-on-One Interviews?

August 11th, 2012|

These are by far the most popular style of interview. You meet one-on-one with a representative of the company, more often than not, the manager you will be reporting to, or, in some cases, a representative from the HR department. If you reach this stage of being offered an interview you more than likely have [...]

11 08, 2012

How To Handle Telephone Interviews ?

August 11th, 2012|

The key to a good interview lies in your ability to research, prepare and rehearse. There are many different styles of interview and understanding how these work can help you prepare in advance so you don’t freeze with nerves. Telephone interviews are becoming increasingly common. However, the mere thought of them make some people literally [...]

28 07, 2012

How Becoming a Leader Can Help You Get a Promotion

July 28th, 2012|

Many companies today are looking for leaders, not just managers, to take on greater roles within the organization. As a result, competition for higher-level positions can be fierce. Leaders have the ability to inspire others and foster teamwork, which leads to achieving results. No matter what your current position is, becoming a leader can help [...]

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