Re-booting your career after a sabbatical

“I completed MCA in 2009, after that I did some teaching job and tried for public sector jobs. I have suffered from some health related problems and family issues.Till now I am not successful in cracking exams. Now I am thinking to go back to software industry as it is the area where can i perform better. But IT companies will be shocked to see my career gap. I don’t want to show fake certificate and get job. As I will not feel comfortable. Its better to struggle and survive. But I am confused will they consider me or my

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Dual Employment or a Part-Time Job

“I am a quality in-charge in an electronics manufacturing services( EMS). I am still considered as graduatee trainee. I have received an offer to work for medical billing organisation (MNC). Can I work both for the factory as well as the call center on a same day? Please suggest me.” Assuming that you have accounted the work time required to deliver the jobs, at both the work places, what motivates you to take the second job? Have you considered the growth prospects? How far is it aligned to what you want to become in next financial year? To begin with every Part time

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Switching Sectors – Career Transitions

How many of us have changed sectors irrespective of others holding our chances low ? I changed it thrice. Each time I started , I was told , I don’t stand a chance. My transition took time but this is how I found my way : I focused on the sector and the role I wanted to shift. Connected , communicated and dug every opportunity to interact with the talent who were already delivering the roles I wanted. Not that I received every inside information, but I gained an adequate amount of knowledge . My best source of information was the  countless number of interviews, I appeared for.

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First Job? Keep a Positive Image

For studies based on academic aptitude students may opt for engineering, medicine, finance or administration. Those who do not have the capability and aptitude will discontinue studies at the graduate level or below and may go into family business or small jobs or be self-employed. Students having a good academic performance, aptitude and capability may plan their careers in line with corporate sectors and accordingly finish studies with post-graduation. If one wants to go purely in to academic then he may go for a doctorate degree also. A few may pursue courses like animation, short term computer courses and courses

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Fear of “Asked to Go”

Everybody gets the blues sometimes, and that’s as true at one’s  job as it is outside the office. When the ennui sets in, it gets harder to retain the spring in your step as you head out to work each morning. The stress begins to show. You start coming up with reasons why your job is not right for you. But at a time when employees are being handed pink slips, it has become harder to assume that the “right job” is waiting for you just around the corner. So don’t rush to type up that resignation-give your job one

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Move Up the Ladder – With Apt Career Planning

In the last few years, conception of individuals pursuing their careers and shaping, molding and developing them in order to get maximum advantage received widespread attention in most of the firms, in fact earlier staying in a company for long durations was considered as practical and secure, but with career management and planning the option of moving out faster has really gained momentum in recent years. But still, we are so ignorant of it in some cases specially freshers these days face a lot of problem, one such query was raised in the forum, I am working as a Trainee

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Job ‘Security’- How to survive in the absence of it?

Wikipedia defines, ‘Job Security’ as the probability that an individual will keep his or her job. Economic cycles, business requirements and legal standards have been carving new realities for employment. As the competition amplifies, we can presume this to be progressive. Here we take a look at a case which had been shared by a member in our community. “I have been working with an MNC for the past four years as an HR Officer. Since last year, there have been many changes in the management. Our unit had not been generating profit. The management had asked the employees to

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How good are we? – Introspecting on the high road to success

We are born to lead. We want to be the best in whatever, we do. We strive for excellence through education, which precedes our work. As we raise the chart, we groom ourselves to lament and regret the leaders around us. The learning and experiences gained by working across the continuum helps us to decide on a benchmark of behaviors. We streamline a set of qualities and their standards, to define our paragon. No matter how positive we remain. We are bound to see the difference to what we believe it should be. William Deresiewicz shared his view on ‘Solitude

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How to become a Master from a Novice – Apprentice, The Journey

I recently attended a brain storming session with Mr. Kishore Bhave*, on what it takes for a novice to become a master. During the discussion he shared an anecdote. During his MBA course, from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, he was called in by the Dean to elucidate on skills and ability. He explained that “Knowing how to drive a car is an ability. Training on driving lesson enables every trainee with it. Whereas, driving the car through twisted narrow lanes without making an error or an accident is a skill.” Figuratively every novice embarks upon the journey to enable itself. This journey

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