5 Ways to Establish Yourself as An Industry Expert

5 Ways to Establish Yourself as An Industry Expert

Deepak Chopra is a renowned speaker and author known for his expertise in self-help and alternative medicine. J.K. Rowling rules the world of fiction and Potter-heads can never get enough of her work. Barkha Dutt is known for her dedication and strong zeal in the world of journalism. Indira Nooyi has been recognized as one of the greatest businesswomen of our times. There’s one thing all these individuals have in common. They are each, an expert in their field. They know it and the world knows it. Industrial experts and thought leaders indisputably have a leg-up in today’s business world. They are acknowledged as the go-to expert. Their thoughts and opinions matter. They are sought after when it comes to trends, updates, and other decision-making activities in the industry. But how does one get there? Knowing one’s subject cold is only half of the process. The second half comes in making consistent efforts to network, market yourself, and make an impact within your industry. Thankfully, it’s not as hard it seems. Here are few tried-and-trusted strategies you can use to establish your expertise. Live conferences & public speaking Industry events, conferences, trade shows, forums, conventions, and more – every industry and niche is backed by multiple platforms and experts. Partaking in these events give you a fair opportunity to weigh in your opinions on urgent bottle-necks within the industry, present thoughtful notes, and thereby, position yourself as an innovative industry professional. It also gives you the opportunity to network with the big-shots and find your tribe. Keep your finger on the pulse A few months ago, tax regulations took...
To Follow or Not to Follow, the Dream!

To Follow or Not to Follow, the Dream!

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett, American comedian, and actress. We’re always being told to aim high; to follow our dreams, and reach for the stars, and should we fail, we’ll at least find ourselves somewhere in the stratosphere. That’s good advice. But as with everything in life, there are two sides to every situation. Head and tails. Ying and Yang. Pros and Cons. Boon and Bane. Right and Wrong. And more often than not, life happens. Unlike men, women usually experience a gap in their careers for many reasons. They put their dreams on the backburner as they silently raise their newborns. They hold back from a big promotion that could take them across the world, so as not to stay separated from their families. They move across oceans and countries to join their spouse. And as we salute their selflessness, we are also forced to ask the question – Can a woman never achieve her dreams? We’ll get to that in just a minute. But before we do, here’s a real-life example to ponder. Leah Busque was a software engineer with a leading IT firm, IBM. She had what many would call a successful life. But she constantly felt something amiss. Seven years after she began her career, in 2008, she spotted inspiration and she seized it. Today, she is the founder and CEO of TaskRabbit – a million-dollar company that helps people outsource tasks for a given compensation. Leah is not the only success story out there. The same can be said of many others such...
Don’t Let Women’s Day Lose It’s Identity!

Don’t Let Women’s Day Lose It’s Identity!

I bet you know exactly where you were when you got the news of your first job. No matter how special or ordinary the job was, it was a special event. Nearly everyone remembers this day vividly, no matter a man or a woman. But the day you decided to get your first job… it was a movement. A series of powerful events, courses, actions, fights, marathon, that lead to your first job. Did you see the difference? Let me unpack this for you on this women’s day. Not that it makes a difference but there was nothing event full happened on 8th March, a century ago. There were series of movements fired up in early 1900. Starting in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. In the subsequent years ahead, the movement picked up the fire. And in 1913 Women’s day was shifted to 8th March. Now hear this, years ago, several movements converged to a powerful unsettled force leading to the Independence Day. Now that we are independent, we celebrate 15th August as an event. But unfortunately, even though the battle for gender parity is not even half-fought…. Women’s day started to lose its identity to a yearly event….. losing it to women hood or feminism. Don’t let pink balloon and colorful corporate events burn the essence of this critical movement forever. It’s about Women’s rights to work, get equally paid, be trained, opted for leadership positions and end discrimination Over the years we have seen women rising like a parachute with some of the most vibrant colors...
Oh! They Have Put Me On Mainframes. But, Why!

Oh! They Have Put Me On Mainframes. But, Why!

“What have I done to deserve this? I passed my engineering with a first class and have joined this big MNC with dreams of working on the latest innovative IT technologies. But alas, I have been assigned on a mainframe project. Mainframes – the technology of the early 70s – the technology of my grandparents era. My career is ruined!” This is a typical reaction of a fresher who is new to the IT world and has been put on a mainframe project. Why are we still with Mainframe technologies? Most freshers and junior IT professionals do not like the idea of working on mainframes simply because it’s not the ‘in thing’. There is no glamour in mainframe technologies. Many fear mainframe jobs will vanish soon thereby leaving them jobless. Now let’s face the facts. Today, almost all the American and European banking and finance, airline reservations, insurance, health care and many other government and private industries run their core IT on mainframes. Somewhere or the other, a transaction that appears to originate and end on a flashy looking windows, web or mobile screen hits the mainframe in the background. For example, in case of a simple account balance enquiry on a mobile banking app, there is an 80% chance that the transaction has passed thru a mainframe application. If java, .net, web, Hadoop, big data, cloud and other ‘latest’ and ‘glamorous’ technologies are so good, then why aren’t these giant corporations simply not replacing their old mainframe stuff with these new technologies? Why aren’t they getting rid of their mainframe data centres are replacing them with web servers...
Possessing These Traits Make You an Expert Interviewer!

Possessing These Traits Make You an Expert Interviewer!

During a job search stint, most part of the burden to perform well falls evenly on the candidate’s shoulders. Among the recruiters or interviewers, it is inevitably assumed that an interviewee is the only one responsible for the failure or success of the interview and the same is used as a preliminary level of assessment for their job relevancy. Well, I certainly agree that it is highly important for the interviewee to put his/ her best self forward but this doesn’t entirely mean that the interviewer holds negligible or zero impact on the interview. If we think closely, we’ll realise that to some extent, an interviewer also drives the performance of the candidate. In fact, a lot of recent studies propose that an inexperienced or unprepared interviewer can bring out worst in an interviewee. And in such scenario, evaluating the candidate’s performance is neither wise nor acceptable. And if you have been in the position of an interviewer ever, consciously, or sub-consciously you will agree to this. Isn’t it? But, things can be modified and fortunately so can be skills. So, stack up your interviewing skills with the below and fine tune your technique to emerge as a Super Interviewer. Don’t Skip the Prep up It is always expected out of the candidates that they do their homework before the interview but the responsibility just doesn’t lie on them. The interviewer should also make sure to carve out some time before the interview to go through candidate’s application material and resume. Making a few notes about the kind of questions that needs to be asked will give the interviewer...
Who Could be a Monjin Interviewer and How?

Who Could be a Monjin Interviewer and How?

Before we begin to describe ourselves, who can be a Monjin Interviewer; let’s peep into the lives of our existing Interviewers Network and see who they are! “Am a Product Consultant with 10+ years of work experience in Mobile Technologies. An avid reader, a nature wanderer, a free soul. I love what I do and I do what I do.”  -Vibha Gupta  “Am a Mobile Product Manager with 11+ years of work experience in UX, Usability development. A tech freak, football fanatic and a certified scuba diver.”  -Ankit Shah You would have gotten a fair idea from the above that our interviewers are not just versatile but are also highly skilled in their discipline of work. Monjin has a unique and by far the largest network of interviewers empanelled with us from around the globe and all these Subject Matter Experts (SME) are associated with renowned technology giants and top MNCs. Now, let’s come back to the question on who could be a Monjin Interviewer. To be a Monjin Interviewer- The person should come from a strong IT and Technical background. The person must have at least 9 years of niche skill expertise and He /She must also possess good verbal communication skills. So, any person matching the above criteria could be a Monjin Interviewer to interview candidates for multiple top MNCs and earn up to Rs. 30,000 per month. To register, visit the link here....