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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A Known Devil or an Unknown Angel – Rejoining an Ex-Employer

The career trails through different roles and positions. Here’s a case of an employee who is stretched between a choice . Almost three years back I had joined a firm in Dubai. I left the company in two years time as  I was not happy with the pay. Initially, I was so bitten by the excitement of getting a job in Dubai, I missed negotiating the package. A month back my manager called from Dubai asking me to re-join.  The salary is  lucrative but for the same designation. Right now I am a supervisor in a mutli-national travel company. If

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What’s in a name? Myths and reality of a designation

We live for our work. We identify with what we do, to an extent, that we get tagged with the official designations. A visiting card remoulds into a flag, which gains weight with each promotion. We may not consciously ponder on these things. Professionally, our credibility gets highlighted by these definitions. Our designation and the company we work for, emerges as an integral part of our personal brand. Perfunctorily, this may not pose any dissonance. It rather helps to measure growth and development. The problem in this haven begins when the rules of the game change. It can be triggered

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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 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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