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Category: Career

“HOW TO” manage a YOUNG team?

In the recent stint of my career, I had an opportunity to work with a very young team. It compelled me to share my views on the management of young subordinates in today’s business environment. The average age of my team including me would be close to 25 yrs and that number is significant when …

“HOW TO” answer the basic question in a job interview – Tell me something about yourself?

“Tell Me Something About Yourself?” “Tell me about yourself” is a question that most interviewees expect and it is the most difficult to answer as well. Though one could answer this open- ended question in a myriad of ways, the key to answering this question or any other interview question is to offer a response …

Steer your career in the new year!

People work as an individual as well as in different teams, do different things and explore new things in their careers. However, there always comes a time when everyone starts thinking – where am I going? What direction is my career going in? They might have some fantastic moments in their career in the past …

“HOW TO” survive the first week at a new job?

In the series of sharing some tips (out of my personal experiences)  here are a few pointers for enduring the first week at a new job. It all starts with the first day – the day of joining. No matter if you are a fresh graduate or a senior management person – everyone is anxious about the first …

“HOW TO” manage a new BOSS?

We all know it’s true: Managing up is as important as managing down. That’s especially true when you are starting a relationship with a new boss. When I switched my first job, I was apprehensive about the new person I was going to assist in next company. Then I came across this piece of writing …

On the edge of the ‘BENCH’

I am writing to share an incident that has made me think about the way we manage organizations today. I am associated with IT Industry since early days of my career. Being the head of the function that takes care of hiring the talent (I prefer TALENT over RESOURCE or CANDIDATE), it was a part …

Are you planning to ask your manager for PROMOTION?

Before you even think about asking your boss for a promotion or a pay rise one of the key questions you need to ask yourself is do I know exactly how much I am worth? We are obviously operating in a very challenging economic environment and for a company to give a member of staff …

Tips to be successful at your JOB

I came across a piece while browsing through some of the work of global leaders, who have been steering some of the greatest  establishments in the world. Below is the extract of the same, which primarily was addressed to ‘New Employees’ in any organisation; however to me it seems to be mantra that everyone should …

SMART and EFFECTIVE – At the same time!

  It was just yesterday that I decided to put down my thoughts on a very common phenomenon  –  “SMARTER PEOPLE being INEFFECTIVE”. I personally have been a victim of this issue. Efficiency, as discussed here is not about BEING RIGHT but is about BEING ABLE TO GET THINGS DONE! I will start with a …

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