Are you indeed ready for your next job?

“Traditional job hunting can be a frustrating experience. As you advance to each successive level in the recruitment processes, you risk being eliminated at every stage of the process. The lower down the hierarchy you begin, the more the chances of being eliminated as you have to pass through gatekeepers who may not have a […]

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Your worst boss can get you the best job

Guru smiled and continued, “Since we are on the topic of boss, tell me what you will say if I asked you this question : tell me about the worst boss you ever had.” “This is the biggest trap question for me!” exclaimed Jai. “How can I avoid saying anything negative?” Guru replied calmly, “Well, […]

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What is your attitude toward the job?

“I usually play safe. I don’t want the company or my clients to burn their hands in any deal that I make or any decision that I take,” Jai replied confidently. He remembered the time when he steadfastly refused to quote a higher cost saving estimate to a client, even when pressurized by Hitler. Guru […]

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what is your motivation behind your dream job

What motivates you? “I know the wrong answers now!” exclaimed Jai. “And what are these WRONG answers,” Guru pressed him. “Money.” “Designation.” “Right. These answers would be most inappropriate. If your motivation and core values include continuous learning and contributing to the success of an enterprise which results in your career progression which in turn […]

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How to turn weakness into strength during a job interview

“I am quite afraid of one interview question. Can you guide me on how to handle that?” Veeru interrupted. ” And what is that,” Guru asked. “What are your weaknesses?” Veeru said. “I really don’t know how to handle this question,” Veeru said rather sheepishly. “This is another question where candidates get stumped as they […]

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A million dollar question behind an excellent resume

“So that’s it,” said Jai. Now I can make my own resume. “Not quite,” said Guru. “I haven’t finished still.” “Your resume should answer one specific question- Why should you be hired over other candidates that have applied? In other words you are being asked specifically your USP or your Unique Selling Proposition,” Guru said […]

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Do you submit the right cover letter with your CV?

“A cover letter is a sales pitch from you to the recruiter. It has to catch the attention of the recruiter. This requires a lot of research and planning which most candidates are not interested in doing. The cover letter gives each candidate the opportunity to go beyond their resume and link their strengths and […]

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The simple secret behind success.

“The fact that you paid for your own training must have given you much credit in the eyes of the management of your company,” Jai said. “Yes exactly. You stand out in the eyes of the management because of your initiative, and that is something which is terribly lacking in many young professionals these days,” […]

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