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Saturday, February 28, 2015

7 Tips To Succeed In Job Interviews

Research: Whenever you apply for a job interview, the first thing you should do is to research about the prospective employer. Find out key information like history of the company, what is the core business of the company, what is the business model, key clients or end customers, product line, geographical locations etc. This is very basic research which will help you get confidence to answer any generic questions about your prospective employer.

Job Description/ Profile: Find out the details of job profile and/ or the role and responsibilities that is at stake/ offer. Find out why is the company hiring? what are they looking for? what would you need to do if you are hired? Knowing these details will help you create your CV/ resume inline with the job profile.

Selection Process: Before you appear for the interview find out the selection process. How many rounds of interviews will be conducted? Are there any technical rounds? Are there any written tests or live demonstrations? Gathering this information will help you prepare better in advance.

CV/ Resume: Make sure your CV is created in a professional manner. Take help from an adviser if required. Your CV gets scanned in less than 30 seconds and there are chances that it may get rejected if the right skills and the highlights of your profile are not mentioned at the right place and in the right manner in your CV.

Confidence: Confidence is the key skill when it comes to passing an interview. Make sure you are not nervous and are in supreme confidence. You should answer all questions with confidence. Even if you don't know the answers the way you respond should give the interviewer confidence that you will be able to learn and scale up to the expectation.

Attitude: Most employers will test your attitude by means of psychometric tests. They may ask you several questions that may test how positively you assess a given situation and how do you respond to complex scenarios. In general positive attitude helps you build trust and long term relationship with employer.

Listening Skills: Your ability to listen carefully and paying attention to the details is another key skill required to succeed in job interviews.Some questions are trick questions and your ability to listen carefully before responding will help you a lot. Make sure you ask for details if the question is not clear to you. Do not assume anything on your own. Also, always take a moment to pause and think before you start answering. Don't be in a hurry.

Following the above tips will help you plan better and prepare in an organized manner which will increase the chances of success. All the best.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How To Solve The What To Do In Life Puzzle

Identify your strength, comfort area and liking

Your chances of succeeding in life are greater if you identify what works for you versus what does not work. Every person is unique in their own way. Everyone has certain strengths/ comfort area/ liking. It is very logical to capitalize on your strength rather than asking others for advice.


Observe people, observe behavior, observe the way tasks are done, observe the way work gets done, observe everything. Observe everything with a purpose, a purpose to learn.

Learn from the success, failure, mistakes of others

There isn't enough time for us to try and test every other thing by our own. If we try and see whether a particular thing works for us then we will need a hell of time and efforts and it may not be enough. So get into the habit of learning from mistakes, failures and success of others.

Know whom to ask for advice

Understand that not everyone has enough knowledge, information and experience to provide you the right advice. So whenever you are in need, reach out to the right person, the right expert to show you the right direction.

Remember the most important lesson of your life was never taught to you in your school/ college

Most important lesson of life is understanding "How to manage your personal finance". Unfortunately, none of the schools, colleges ever teach this subject. The day you become adult you should understand the value of money and its importance in all aspects of life. Not only that, you should also understand how to manage the finances on an ongoing basis. Remember if you don't manage your finance well then you will have to struggle all your life to tie the ends.

In summary, all of the above skills are required in the right proportion to make one understand what to do in life.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Some Things Which Look Simple But Are Difficult


We know that exercise/ workout is important for good health. While it sounds simple to reserve an hour for exercise/ workout but in general many folks find it difficult to follow this religiously in their routine.

Being Organized

Maintaining a list of Things to do. Simple to start and difficult to maintain on an ongoing basis.


It is the fundamental step for one’s salary increment. Ironically, most people consider it as a pain and ignore it till the last minute.

Managing your e-mail box

Deleting the old/ unwanted e-mails and/ or Deleting the unwanted photos/ videos from your electronic gadget seems simple but generally people end up having a huge backlog.

Updating your Resume

Profile Update : Keeping your CV or Resume updated: Sounds simple but in general but most of us find ourselves too busy to update our profile regularly. Leaving it to the last minute unless we are forced to search a job.

New Year Resolution

Every new year, people make tons of resolution only to forget within no time.

Meeting Etiquette

o   Attending meetings “on time” and leaving/ closing meetings “on time” sound simple but is extremely difficult to handle in the real world.
o   In general most people find it difficult to capture and communicate the notes of any meeting on an e-mail.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Top Ten Things To Experience in Life

Understanding the pain your parents went through

1. When you become a parent, experience the joy of it and at the same time close your eyes and visualize how your own parents might have felt and experienced each day when they raised you. This is an eye opener.


2. Help someone with no intent to get anything back in return. Give away generously. Life is not always about give and take.

Moving on helps

3. Pull yourself together after a break-up and Move On. Love is the greatest feeling but letting it off and moving on is Life.

Taste Failure

4. Be part of a project or task that is not successful. Be sure to learn the lesson from the failure. The experiences gained from a failure help you become successful.

Lead from the front

5. Lead a project/ task to success. Work with passion and experience the joy of leading a project and team to success.

Be Grounded

6. Experience the joy of being grounded. Help your mom/ wife wash dishes. Helping your loved ones at home with daily cores is the greatest sign of caring and love.

Boss is NOT always Right, But Boss is still Boss

7. Experience the pleasure of having a great boss and the pain of having a lousy boss. Remember that it is you who needs to adapt to all kind of bosses and in the process become a good boss yourself.

Success is Temporary

8. Feeling of being successful and still having the common sense to understand that it is temporary. Enjoy the moment of your success but then remember that on a new assignment you again need to start from zero.

You are not the smartest of all

9. Experience the humble feeling when you first realize that you are not the smartest of all and that learning is a continuous process.

Contribute to make this world a better place

10. Experience the feeling of looking at hundreds, millions and billions of people around you and realizing that how much/ what more you can do to make this world a better place.

Another blog of interest:   Most Valuable Skill For Your Life

Monday, February 2, 2015

Most Valuable Skill For Your Life


Ever wondered what is the most valuable skill for your life?

Many authors around the world have written about a lot of skills which are extremely important. Many great speakers have spoken about a lot of skills which are essential for one to succeed in life. In this article we are going to focus on 4 such life skills: Courage, Humility, Commonsense and Presence of mind. We are also going to site some examples where these skills when combined together can work wonders because it gives us the much required life skill of having the "Confidence" to do things right.

1. I Love You

Most folks just wait and wait for all their life but don't speak these golden words. Don't waste your time predicting the result. Don't let the feeling of rejection become an obstacle. If you feel it, if you mean it, have the confidence to say it. Life is short and there is nothing more important that expressing the feeling of love to the one you love. Do it and do it right now.

2. I made a mistake, I am sorry (mean it)

Very few people have the confidence and courage to accept their mistake. Understanding and accepting your mistake is the first step towards improvement. Remember, when you say "sorry" you actually mean that you have learned the lesson and will not repeat the mistake.

3. I am in trouble, I need help

Be specific and ask for help when you are in need. It requires a lot of confidence to shed the ego and ask for a helping hand when you are in trouble. Have the logical sense that solving a problem at hand is more important than just struggling with the problem yourself by not asking for help.

4. I can make it happen

Remember, every problem at your workplace/ life has a solution. Eventually, someone will resolve it, sooner or later. So, have the confidence and the courage to say that you can make it happen. Don't think about the obstacles, don't pay attention to all those people who have refused to solve the problem just because the odds of success were very low. Believe in yourself and no matter what always back yourself by saying "I can make it happen".

Yes, you can become extremely confident if you can develop the skill to apply courage, humility, commonsense and presence of mind in day to day life. Take a step forward today by applying these skills in your day to day tasks. You may not get the results on the first day but you will definitely emerge as a winner if you are consistent in following these tips.

Other Interesting Blogs:

Top Ten Things To Experience In Life

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