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Getting rejected from a job you’ve applied to is surely disheartening. However, instead of holding a grudge against the recruiters or planning to walk away, you can turn this situation into a fruitful opportunity. Rejection should not be the end of the road for you at the organization you’ve applied to. Here are some things to do next if you don’t land your dream job: Get Feedback Asking for feedback from recruiters is...
Coding is not rocket science. And contrary to popular opinion, we think it can be quite easy to learn. Why should you learn coding in the first place, you ask? There are several good reasons. Coding opens up many doors for you and can be a valuable skillset in the current job market. Here are five reasons why you should learn to code: Coding Skills Are in Demand Demand for coding-related jobs is at an all-time high. The world has become...
A toxic boss would be someone who’s a bully and brings you down at work. They wouldn’t be professional when interacting with you and may take a toll on your performance. While having a toxic boss is unfortunate, it’s not uncommon as toxic bosses are a grim reality of workplaces. If you are working for someone unprofessional, here are some ways you can make the situation easier to deal with: Keep Your Focus The best...
No matter how secure your current job is, the plethora of technological advancements, big data, and artificial intelligence increases employees' fear. The world is witnessing employee recession , and as more and more robots are introduced, the demand for a physical workforce decreases. To counter such challenges, having a competitive advantage over your colleagues is essential. It reinforces and strengthens your position in the...
People on the hunt for jobs are often cautioned against having public social media accounts because it could affect their chances of being shortlisted. Some employers are also known to review candidates’ online presence during the hiring process. We live in an age where it is quite rare for someone not to be online. We also spend much of our time online, and our online profiles reflect some important things about our personalities....
You come across a job advert, believing that you’re qualified for it and have all the attributes and skills to be considered for it, and are ready to engage. You click on the link, share your profile, and wait impatiently for a positive response. But alas, your application gets rejected, and you’re left wondering why. You throw up your hands in despair, wondering the reasons you didn’t make it to the list. But...
Do you love traveling so much you wish you could be paid to do it? Well, this wish isn’t unrealistic. Here are five jobs you should consider if you like traveling or hope to do so as a profession. Flight Attendant If you’ve always hoped to explore the inner workings of aircraft and airports, you’d love to work as a flight attendant. While airlines have different requirements for individuals to qualify as flight...
Asking for an old job back is an awkward process and may seem like an unrealistic option. But if you’ve considered the option carefully and have decided that you’d like to have your old job back, after all, there are certain ways you can go about asking for it. The right steps can make this process easier for you and help you successfully get that job. Is the position still available? Before asking for your old job back,...
Congratulations, you’ve got your first job. Now that the initial excitement has tailed off and the reality has sunk in, you must buckle up. You have to go to work, devote a large chunk of your time there, and perform well. Yes, performing well is important—better than everyone else and a little better than the last person who had this role. But what if it’s a new position? Well, make the grade then, make sure no one...
While you might be a smarty-pants when it comes to writing python codes, doing lab reports, or drafting a full-fledged thesis, it doesn’t mean anything when it comes to selecting the right job from incalculable numbers of job listings (in December 2020, there were 6.65 million job openings  in the US!). Today, the majority of graduates lack the basic know-how about navigating the job market and packaging themselves as ideal...
Human Resources  (HR) is a fast-growing field with tons of rewarding opportunities . From performance management, selection, learning, development to succession planning and analytics, HR has the power to influence numerous aspects of the company. However, one of the primary duties of an HR professional is recruitment. You’ll have to go through tons of resumes, interview calls, offer meetings and negotiations to bring...
A job offers entails a salary package that includes benefits and other compensations. If pay offered doesn’t align with your skills and experience, it’s in your favor not to accept it. If you're confident that the offer is much less than what you'll be putting in, negotiate the salary . However, this isn't as simple as it may seem. Negotiation is a skill that takes preparation and planning. Here are some rules to follow:...