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Posted December 29, 2014 by

From a Student to an Employee: How to handle the transition?

Anshuman Kukreti

Anshuman Kukreti

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attending lectures, submitting projects, enduring sleepless nights during exam days, partying hard, asking for grace marks during innumerable instances and what not! Seriously, time at college was a different phase of life altogether. Having spent majority of years as a student till now, there are some changes you’ll have to adapt yourself to, while moving ahead.

Getting a job was a feat you achieved as a student. But, making a successful transition from being a student to a productive and efficient employee is the next milestone in queue. (more…)

Posted October 28, 2014 by

Mastering The Art of Concentration

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

Concentration is an art. It is an art that leads to a more fulfilling life, more meaningful relationships and heightened self-confidence.

Conversely, lack of concentration will generate a less lucrative, less opportunistic and more stressful life. On an overarching basis, it’s best to think of lack of focus as a temporary, surmountable handicap. To overcome any handicap, all that is necessary to do is use more determination and grit and will. Gaining heightened focus is no different; it is a conscious choice that takes work, though rewards those who successfully obtain it. (more…)

Posted October 09, 2014 by

Want to Study Abroad? How You Can Afford It

Studying abroad is an opportunity for college students to learn while experiencing a different culture.  While some students may want to pursue this kind of education, the cost might be too much for them.  The following infographic offers suggestions on how to make studying abroad more affordable along with other information. (more…)

Posted August 27, 2014 by

8 Effective Ways To Handle Failure At Work!

Young, female office worker suffering from headache or stress

Young, female office worker suffering from headache or stress. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Who hasn’t heard ‘I want this done today!’ from their employer at least once in a day, or at least a lifetime? There is not a single employee who does not feel under pressure with the tight deadlines, hectic work schedules, low salaries or no work-bonuses etc. Be it a fresh graduate or an experienced employee, facing failures at the workplace is normal. But what matters the most is the ability to deal with the stress in the most civilised manner.

Take a look at the following ways to deal with criticisms and failures at workplace without going insane: (more…)

Posted May 15, 2014 by

How to Be the ‘Total’ MBA Applicant – Including Excelling in the Interview

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

As MBA programs become increasingly competitive, it’s more important than ever to be exceptional in every aspect of the application process: essays, resume and the interview. Because of this, each part deserves an equal amount of your time and attention.

The essays and resume are the parts of the application over which you have the most control, which is why most people focus on these two areas. However, you can do more to prepare for the interview than you might initially think. Follow this guide to become a triple threat in the MBA application process. (more…)

Posted April 04, 2014 by

5 Key Challenges Today’s Graduates Encounter

Group of diverse students celebrating graduation

Group of diverse students celebrating graduation. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

At times, life unfolds in clearly defined chapters, each defined by the things we are preoccupied with during these individual life stages.  College, for example, is a relatively carefree time, bridging the gap between childhood abandon and the real-life concerns facing graduates after they leave school.  While it is a time to grow up, college years are also set-aside for living out youthful dreams and enjoying the transition to adulthood.  As a result, graduates face several wake-up calls as they move from campus life into mainstream employment following school. (more…)

Posted March 27, 2014 by

Part-time employees can be your prizewinning lot: Just bring the best out of them!

Bimal Parmar

Bimal Parmar, VP of Marketing at Celayix Workforce Management Solutions

“Employers are even more reluctant than usual to commit to full-time employees. They like the flexibility.”Harry Holzer

Donning the worker’s hat in your neighborhood store owner to big corporations, the ‘part-time employees’ have supported the service industry for a long time. While many of them have had a tough ride until now, with Obamacare on the horizon a transformation in the way young America works looks possible.

As for the employers, here are a few surefire measures that’ll help you get the best out of your part-time staffer. (more…)

Posted March 25, 2014 by

Why Have They Asked me That

Group of managers interviewing female job candidate

Group of managers interviewing female job candidate. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s a question we’ve all pondered during the middle of an interview: why on Earth have they asked me that? It could be that the question is a left-field piece of oddness, such as “why are manhole covers round” or “what would you do if you were trapped in a gigantic blender?” It could be that it’s simply one of those questions every interviewer asks, and you’re still unsure as to what it actually means. Well, rest assured it does mean something; and your answers can reveal a lot about you.

What an employer wants to know varies from question to question, but the goal is always the same: they want you to drop little hints about your personality or past that might otherwise be hidden. Little hints that will allow them to build a picture of you as a worker and person, beyond what you might be willing to tell them. Here’s how: (more…)

Posted December 16, 2013 by

Starting with Entry Level Jobs, Learn How to Achieve Career Success from Jay Z

Young professionals with entry level jobs should take their positions seriously if they want to achieve career success.  Get some advice from Jay Z on how to obtain a successful career in the following post.

An ambitious kid from Brooklyn’s rugged Marcy Housing Projects, Sean “Jay Z” Carter has grown to become a most successful entrepreneurs. Today, Jay Z’s net worth totals about $500 million. So, what’s the secret behind his consistent success rooted from humble beginnings? We researched numerous interviews and biographies to pinpoint the

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Posted October 03, 2013 by

What’s Hormones Got to Do With It?: How Your Hormones Can Affect Your Job Interview Performance

Recruiter observing job candidate during an interview

Recruiter observing job candidate during an interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve done everything you can think of to prepare for your job interview: You’ve researched the company you want to work for, practiced answers for interview questions that may come your way, and bought a dress-for-success outfit to wear. You think you’ve tackled the job interview from every angle, but there may be one thing that can affect your performance that you haven’t considered — your hormones. (more…)