Month: March 2021

Communicating using a strong and active voice enhances your chances to connect better!

Use strong and active voice in your communication emails, especially if you are trying to connect and build your network online. Using phrases like ‘I think’, ‘sorry’ ‘kind of’ or ‘maybe ‘ perceives you as less confident. Here are some phrase examples: ❌”I’m no expert but I think we maybe should do…” ✅”We definitely should …

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Cultivating a Powerful Network on LinkedIn to aid your Job Search!

Recently, a client asked me ‘Is presence on LinkedIn and networking really useful when you are searching for a job?’. Well, the question came from his own inhibitions as he was an introvert hermit by nature. Here’s Why you MUST network? ?Build your personal brand and recognition ?Get visible & get noticed in the right …

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Creating a Résumé that busts the ATS Bot!

As much as job seekers may loathe the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it was inevitable. For the initial part of my career, I remember printing & signing my résumé and visiting office to office to submit the application. When the job market turned digital, we had online applications pour in across boundaries. And to wade …

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Why is HR trashing your Resume?

The rejection parameters usually are: ?️ Location: If you are applying for outstation jobs, be clear in mentioning that you are willing to relocate on the resume & cover letter. ?️ Lengthy Resume – Trust me HR get loads of resumes and if you’re going to make it look like a novel, you will surely …

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Putting a number on your accomplishments as Fresher or in a Support Role!

I was recently asked ‘What if someone is early in their career and they had roles that were supportive in nature, how do you then mention the metrics or numbers on their resumes’ Achievement doesn’t necessarily mean that it should be tangible. It may also be intangible in the form of a reflection, thought or …

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Choose Persuasive Words & Industry Terms to craft a Specialist Résumé!

If you’re the jack of all trades and master of none, you usually struggle defining yourself and your skills on your Résumé in a manner that targets and appeals to a specific role. The trick here is: ?️Identifying one or two common skills that run through the positions you’ve held and focus in on them …

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Measurable Metrics + Accomplishments = High Impact Resume.

Pursuant to my last post, here are some ways you may add numbers to your accomplishments: #️⃣Cost and percentages related to revenue generated. #️⃣Number of contracts or bids you’ve won #️⃣Increase in market share #️⃣Number of customers or employee’s headcount served #️⃣Numbers or percentages of performance benchmarks met. #️⃣Amount or percentage of monetary saving #️⃣Range …

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Garnish your Résumé with Quantified Achievements!

Which one of these lines sounds more impressive to you if you were reading a Résumé? ❎ Managed a recruitment team to grow the company’s headcount —-or—– ✅ Managed a team of 7 technical and 2 non-technical recruiters and tripled the headcount of the company in less than 9 months. The 1st version sounds positive, …

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How many internships are too many?

While it’s very important to do internships when you are at the university, I have seen students go overboard with the number of internships they have done and in varied fields. Internships are useful, to be sure. But I’ve found that there’s a sweet spot to how many you should have: no more than three. …

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Navigating the Brutal Job Market Strategically

In this tough job market, where you just can’t take anything for granted. You must be very strategic, realistic, and forward-thinking when it comes to your career. It’s a market where the supply is more than the demand and with so many people competing, it will be easy for companies to take advantage of the …

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