Is Your Job Treating You Right? You Better Find Out

Is Your Job Treating You Right? You Better Find Out

In this day and age, it’s safe to assume that your job is a large part of your life and your everyday routine. Which is why it’s essential to ensure that you’re loving it! Many professionals join their jobs with much aspiration and ambition. But somewhere down the line, things take a turn for the worse and more often than not, individuals find themselves at a deadbeat job they detest. So, it’s time to ask yourself – do you feel like you’re a part of the rat race with no end in sight? Here are a few signs that indicate it’s time to look for a new job. You Hate Getting Out Of Bed Now, we get that most of us hate waking up in the mornings, especially if you’re a night owl who prefers staying up late. But if you truly dread the thought of going to work, every single day; if you look forward to getting back home from work, even before work has begun, then that right there is a problem. You’ve Got Nothing To Look Forward To If your work is fairly predictable and monotonous, then it’s time to look elsewhere. While no one likes being overloaded with meetings, strategic planning, and client closing – it’s important to feel challenged at work. A good job is one where you get to pitch in, experiment with new solutions, and make a difference. And if that’s not happening, it’s not your place to be. Your Boss Isn’t Helpful More than the brand you work for, it’s your boss who helps shape your career. A good leader will...
Upgrade Your Skills to Strive at Your Workplace!

Upgrade Your Skills to Strive at Your Workplace!

Upgrade Your Skills to Strive at Your Workplace! Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any organization. Organizations with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of the world of work. The growing competition to be the best at the workplace makes developing your skillset inevitable. Nowadays, it is essential to upgrade yourself similar to how OS updates every few months. So, what does skill development mean? Skill Development means developing yourself and your skill sets to add value for the organization and for your own career development. Developing your skills begins with assessing which skills are important for your desired career development. By doing so, you will have a clarity on what skills you need to add to your arsenal to get ahead in your job. And finally, the utmost important thing in one’s career is to understand how your value applies to opportunities within your organization and the wider world of work. These days, the organizations are making sure to do what it takes and make sure the employee is up for the task. There are lots of courses online and offline which employees can enroll for. In-house mentoring is one such program where the expert company veteran passes on the important knowledge to keep up in the organization. You can learn a lot by attending round table events and panel discussions as well. It will help you understand the ongoing trends in your competitive organizations. Such discussion will shape your thought process and will help you to get on the path of...
Quick Tips on How to Succeed at Your New Job!

Quick Tips on How to Succeed at Your New Job!

Quick Tips on How to Succeed at Your New Job! Gone are the days when people use to struggle to get a job. There are lots of platforms like Naukri, Monster and what not to help you get one quick! Sending resume to top MNCs have played a part now it is time for video interviews.  But the real struggle now is to keep the job. In order to survive at your workplace, there are few things which need to be amended. First few months are enough for your employer to understand your potential, strength and weaknesses. To make sure you succeed at your new job, here are few things which will help you thrive. Know your employer: Utmost important point, to begin with, Some employees work without really knowing or understanding their employer. Taking the time to understand the organization’s mission, goals, strategies, and products/services will help you better understand your role within it — and the value of the job you provide. Be Goal Driven:  To be goal driven, you need to set the goals first. Work with your boss, determine what success looks like for you in this role. Set clear, quantifiable goals to achieve within the first three months and six months, and plot a path to tackle them. No matter what your job is, it’s important to be serious and stay focused on what you do —act professionally in all situations. Always remember, you are not being paid to ‘stay busy’ or even to ‘work hard’ but to strategically deliver on clearly defined goals that materially impact the mission. This is true no matter...
Biggest Mistake of My Life was when I Took that Job!

Biggest Mistake of My Life was when I Took that Job!

  Taking up that job was the biggest mistake of my life. Let’s rewind the story to a couple of months back. I got selected in a renowned, classic multinational company.  I was offered a hefty package which included my travel, food, even Gym! I was galvanized and said yes! I was earning while my other friends were still searching for the job. Dad was overjoyed. I was in the spotlight, my girlfriend, friends and even relatives were happy and wished me. Then, self-realization hit me hard! I was hardly 25 odd days into the job and only thing I was hoping for, were Saturdays and Sundays. I never enjoyed the work I was assigned. I started bunking, (like- school) I literally lost interest in the job and took longer breaks, like the one right now, sitting in the canteen- writing a blog! Related Read- I Chose the Life My Father Wanted for Me! The only thing which was going through my mind every day was how to get rid of this job. So many times, I thought of quitting the job but all those who wished me, laughed at me in my thoughts. I didn’t want to put my future in jeopardy by doing something silly. My conscience reminded me of all the lies, fake behavior during my interview. Why would anybody agree with all the things the interviewer says?! I was the only one to be blamed. I decided to speak with my colleague who was with the company since last 4 years. He explained, “You know most of the candidates these days do what you did in...
I Chose the Life My Father Wanted for Me!

I Chose the Life My Father Wanted for Me!

I successfully completed my graduation and one of the top company was visiting the campus for a recruitment drive. Having scored 81%, I was super confident on cracking that interview. It was always expected out of me to be an engineer hence I took up B.E. I felt a little out of place in the beginning but eventually, friends, games, hostel life and the competitive streak filled the crack. In the fourth year, I started inclining a little towards Data Structure and Algorithms. And since I invested my four precious years trying to score good marks, getting a job was an ideal thing to do. Finally, that day arrived, I wore the best shirt and put on a nice perfume, dad walked into the room and gave me his vintage watch as a lucky charm. He said, “This is it! This job will make your career. It is a kickstart to your long-term goal of being absolute best at everything!” His words encouraged me, I always fancied that watch. “Its time,” said my friend as we went inside the room. There were 13 others like me who were keen to get the “dream job”. Finally, my turn came, I started off in style. The interviewer seemed happy with all my answers but somehow it felt that the closer I got to that job, the further away I was drifting from myself. I agreed to everything the employer said. He said, “There are no fix work hours, you might have to extend as well.” I said YES! “You might have to work in shifts as well, handle a lot of...
4 Ways To Nail Your Dream Job Without Making Compromises!

4 Ways To Nail Your Dream Job Without Making Compromises!

Remember the last time you hated putting on the perfect act during your interview? What if we told you that you don’t need to? That you can display your true self and still bag that offer! A lot of times, people try to adapt and make compromises to land their dream job. You might change the way you are in hopes of impressing your interviewers. Or you might hold back from displaying your creativity. But that only results in an unhealthy work environment for both parties. You’re better off finding the right opportunity from the get-go than having to keep making adjustments. In fact, here are a few interview tips to ensure that you land your dream job, without compromising on who you really are. A meeting between equals If you walk into an interview believing that you are on another’s mercy, you’ve lost half the battle. Sure, you need a job. But the organization also needs a talented employee who can help them direct the sails and bring in excellent results. An interview is a meeting between two equals who have something to offer each other. The sooner you realize that, the more confident you’ll be. Ask questions Most candidates walk into an interview fully prepared to brace all the questions that’ll be fired at them. How about we let you in on a secret? You can ask questions too! It’s important to know all about the place where you’ll be spending a good part of your day at. So be inquisitive. Ask about the team you’ll be working in. Discuss your job responsibilities and figure out if...