The chain of command is perhaps one of the first attributes that come to be associated with the much dreaded corporate environment. All of us are guided or instructed at work by corporate managers who have the required tools, expertise and experience to do their job (read guiding us). However, there are times when even bosses may end up looking for feedback from employees just as employees would expect from their bosses. Learning how to give feedback at office is definitely a career booster.

Why Upward Flow of Feedback is Desired

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A lot of working women around the world often quit their jobs just so that they are able to spend more time with their near and dear ones or even do things that they have always wanted to do. However, after they are done taking a break they wish to return to their professional lives as well. The biggest issue for most women at this stage is whether they would be able to get back into the professional world just as easily as they came out of it. The major problem with them is that they lose touch with the … Read More

The first myth that we have regarding our careers is that we need to follow a certain path, one that has been followed earlier by other successful people. It is true that it is always better to follow a proven path for a successful career. However, this does not mean that you cannot be prosperous if you follow an untested and uncharted path.  The face of the marketplace is changing each and every day with the influence of globalization. This means that you are always going to come across newer ideas as well as paths that have not been … Read More

Food styling. The words do not really ring a bell when we’re talking about lucrative career opportunities. Who are food stylists? The ones who’re responsible for arranging food for food photography. So, the photograph of the sundae which you came across a magazine looks so good because a culinary professional has taken the trouble to ensure that hot-fudge sundae doesn’t end up looking like a helpless chunk of sugar laced with corn syrup. The sundae looks delicious because of the food stylist. And, if you’re eager to jump to conclusions regarding the “insignificance” of food styling as a profession, then … Read More

Why would you want to work for a long period of time? Why would you want to work at least part time in retirement? Different people actually have different needs as far as working longer is concerned. The primary need – definitely is money. However, the degree of the “need” definitely varies. While some work “just for money”, there are others who “just cannot afford to retire from job completely”.

Workers who want to work long term: What’s the good news for you?

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With technology emerging as the biggest job sector in the year 2016, potential security analysts have a whole new world of openings to explore today. However, there is still a considerable degree of ambiguity surrounding the job responsibilities of security analysts. You might as well be keen on doing something with cyber security in the near future and are perhaps wondering if at all there are lucrative chances in the field of security analysis or not. Let us take a look at further details in order to be duly guided in this regard.

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Believe it or not, modern job search is riddled with misconceptions. A casual internet search virtually opens up a world of job opportunities for you and you think that signing up for multiple job portals at the same time might as well result in you being flooded with job offers. However, let us tell you that this one remains one of the most notable misconceptions in the world of online job search. We will tell you why and acquaint you with more such job search myths in the course of the post. Do read on in order to be duly … Read More

The demands of the corporate world are changing every day – so are the ways in which job seekers look for jobs today. Keeping the pertinence of the subject in view, today, we will be discussing a few ways in which job hunt is going to evolve in the coming year. Here’s a list of the job search trends 2017, going through which you will be able to prepare yourself for the job hunt better.

Job hunt trends 2017: Everything you should find out about

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There is simply no end to social media takeaways. It has been one of the biggest vehicles of learning in recent times and the coming years are not going to be any different either. What is the biggest lesson that we have learnt from social media? “Police your online behavior” has got to be the answer. Online failures can turn out to be a major source of embarrassment and at times, they may even end up costing you your job. Here’s a look at the biggest social media mistakes that can end up putting your job at stake. Read … Read More

If you’re final year student, by now, you might as well have got used to the talks of campus interviews greeting you everywhere starting from the college ground to the canteen and of course, the classroom. Early preparations, nerves, discussions and excitement – all your efforts and emotions culminate on THAT day- the day when you are about to face the interview! Today, we will offer you a few tips with the help of which you can crack a campus interview without struggle. Read on for valuable campus interview tips.

Understand its significance

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While deadlines, workplace politics, company policies, and paycheck quite sum up our work life- one of the major aspects that we end up undermining is our workstation. How many of you take the trouble to ensure that your workstation is in order? How many of us ensure that it is absolutely clutter-free before we start working or after we are done working? Not many of us do! However, many of us are also not aware of the fact that by keeping our workstation dirty we are actually flouting major workstation etiquette!

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Bad employers are a reality. Your stint with your present company is marred by a seemingly ill-tempered or highly unreasonable boss. At first, it gets difficult for you to draw parity between the sane rational individual (who was) sitting in front of you during the boardroom interview and the one who you are interacting with, at present. Initially, you think that it’s your fault and that it’s you who can’t keep up with the inexplicable corporate mechanization. However, with the due passage of time you come to realize that you have got ten other colleagues who have got similar complaint … Read More

Choosing a career path is not an easy decision and if you want to have a good career then it is important that you are happy with your career path. There are very few people who are sure about the path they want to take early in life. If you find it difficult to pick a career then you can do it by following some simple tips. With the help of these tips you will find it easier to find a satisfying career.

Here are some useful tips that will help you in choosing the most suitable career path.

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If you are helplessly staring at possible missed deadlines or imminent rebuke from your boss, then it possibly isn’t the right time to advise you to contemplate. However, if you do not contemplate you will not really be able unearth the reason behind your repeated failure to maintain deadlines. You may not realize but it might be your productivity which is to be blamed.

The “connect” between social media and reduced productivity has been established

Talking about workplace productivity, let us tell you that one of the biggest factors affecting the same is the use of social media at work. … Read More

You may not have thought deeply about it yet, but there are actually not one but several things to consider before you are recommending your friend to your boss. It’s not like you can actually go on to refer him to your boss arbitrarily just because you guys (i.e. your friend and you) belong to similar work field.

Should you not consider your friend’s request for referral at all?

Now, we are not really asking you to dismiss requests of friends (to refer them to your boss) outright. They are doing what they should be doing in order to get … Read More