Keeping Afloat During a Recession
One of the traps people fall into, especially during an economic meltdown, is the snare of living paycheck to paycheck. You can’t afford to switch jobs or get laid off because you’re just barely making enough to live by and the jobs are scarce to come by. Most often, you are already in debt before your next paycheck comes in and it becomes a cycle you are finding hard to break. Here are some suggestions on how you can support buoyancy during these trying times.How Professional Do You Sound If Your Voice Is Childlike?
Do you find that others have difficulty taking you seriously because you sound like a 12 year-old or worse still, an 8-year-old? Yes, ladies, I am talking about answering the phone and the caller asks to speak to your mother!Balancing Act: Making Life Work
“Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven’t paid the price to decide what is really important to them.” I believe a key to finding a balance in life is mapping out your priorities and creating a strategy you can refer to when life starts asking too much of “you” in too many places at the same time.How to Determine When the Time Is Right for an MBA
Going back to school for an MBA is a big decision, and one that should not be made lightly. Look at the cost, workload, and potential return on investment to determine if now’s the time to take the MBA plunge.7 Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers
This post is in honour of the legendary management guru Stephen Covey, author of the bestselling book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, who passed away recently. Mr. Covey’s principles were not meant to be a quick-fix prescription for personal growth, but a deliberate plan of action to achieve one’s personal, professional or business goals. In the same way, the tips below are not quick-fixes nor are they all-inclusive, but they can be applied with some degree of success if one is committed to professional growth.Reshape Your Career and Redesign Your Life
More and more people are starting to see the impact of the changing face of work in their own lives. As a result growing numbers of people have chosen to make time to “create their own work and life”. For many the time has come to bring about a better level of work/life balance, to realise a dream, to spend quality time with loved ones, or to pursue a passion. Each person will have their own agenda and reason why. People are standing up and saying: “No longer will I be held back by the constraints of having a job when I can create a bespoke working lifestyle”.Consulting Your Competency – Part 1
This is the first post of the consulting your competency series of articles. The articles deep dives into understanding the different competencies sought in the consulting industry and where each of them would be ideally used. An interesting and fun article for aspiring business analyst and management consulting professionals.Do Business Analysts Make Good Management Consultants?
This article is a controversial topic today on whether business analysts make good management consultants. It is considered controversial as there is no perfect answer to the question. The role of business analysts and management consultants are constantly evolving making it harder to find a conclusion.Valuable Nuggets About Standardised Bank Examinations In India
Government jobs in India, especially Bank Jobs have always been one of the most prized career options in India since the inception. Social media, networking and computerisation have consequently sparked stupendous growth and development in the banking sector and given rise to great many new career opportunities in diverse fields like share market, loan facilities, Mutual funds, Demat accounts and Insurance schemes.The Graduate Guide to Bagging That Job
So you’ve handed in your last ever essay, bound your dissertation and kissed goodbye to your long haul stints at the library. What now? Well of course you celebrate (the sound of wine bottles and the clasp of a tinny spring to mind) I mean 3 years of partying, late nights and the odd essay is hard work right?10 Sure-Fire Rules To Use When Making Decisions
Success in any arena depends on your ability to make excellent decisions. Every decision you make is influenced by your biases, emotions and memories. There’s a process or set of rules that every successful entrepreneur, businessperson or industrialist should follow when making a decision. Here are the top 10 rules to live by when making positive, trustworthy and serving decisions.The Job Application: Your Paper Interview
An application is very different from a resume. You control the resume, in the case of the application, the company has specific information they are looking for. Here you MUST be accurate and honest, since this is the information they are going to verify. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you over the hurdles of the application.