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How To Get A Great New Job In 2020

Let’s dispense all formalities. You want a new job because the one you currently have is going nowhere fast and doesn’t pay nearly what you’re worth. Your boss is an overbearing micromanager, senior management is clueless, job cuts are looming and you are sick and tired of your backstabbing co-workers. Consider today as the beginning of your new year and ... Read More »

Advertising for a job? Mention the CTC on offer

Despite human resource (HR) professionals mentioning that individuals shouldn’t ask for salary details during a job search, in reality, that is the first piece of information sought. So when a top recruiter asked candidates to focus on the ‘job-role’ rather than ‘cost-to-company’ (CTC), this opened a can of worms. When an organisation is in the lookout of good talent, it ... Read More »

Looking for a job? Know how companies check for lies in CV

NEW DELHI : Lying in your CV to get a dream job could be futile as Indian companies have one of the world’s most consistent background screening processes, according to a report. To make sure that the right candidate fills up the vacant position, companies not only check past work record from your previous employers but also conducts education verification and identity check. ... Read More »

‘A circus and a hoax’: how rightwing media are covering impeachment

The Fox News offices in New York City on 11 October 2019. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters Televised public impeachment hearings on Donald Trump start on Wednesday and are likely to grip America with a litany of damaging testimony. Transcripts of private hearings already show witnesses testifying about the same basic scenario: Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate his potential rival in the 2020 election ... Read More »

We Are In A Free-Agent Job Market: Here’s What’s Happening And What You Need To Know To Succeed

Today’s economy and job market is radically different from just a few generations ago. Back then, you could graduate from high school, get a decent job, afford a home, two cars and raise your kids in a nice, suburban neighborhood. You would work at the same company for most of your adult life and receive a pension when you retire. ... Read More »

More and more IT professionals looking for a new job

NEW DELHI: Many in leading technology services companies seem to be unhappy with the increments handed out to them in the last annual appraisal cycle (June-July), leading to a nearly 3x jump in the number of IT professionals searching for jobs, show the findings of a survey. The dipstick study, ‘The Rise in Active Job Seekers’ and conducted by staffing firm Xpheno, ... Read More »

3 Definite Signs You’re In A Toxic Job

A job you’re not enjoying and a toxic environment can really impact your emotional health, personal life and work performance too. If you’re going through a difficult time at work, you will get through it, and you can come out even stronger. You’ve got to believe that for change to happen. Be patient, try not to take your experiences too ... Read More »

Looking For A Flexible Job? Five Ways To Ace The Job Interview

October is National Work and Family Month. October 15 is National Flex Day, which started in 2013 by flexible jobs career site FlexJobs to call attention to the need for flexible work. If you’re interested in working flexibly, you don’t necessarily have to leave your job to get more flexibility in your career. However, if your current job doesn’t lend itself to ... Read More »

Take a peek at the future of media and entertainment at Disrupt SF

Where does tech end and media begin? It can be hard to find the dividing line, particularly as tech companies move into the media business, and as big Hollywood blockbusters are increasingly created on computers. So even though TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event (happening next week!!) is ostensibly a tech conference, we’ll have plenty of big names from the worlds of media and ... Read More »

10 Crucial Questions To Make Your Résumé Land A Job

Business people handshake GETTY Your résumé is probably something you consider when changing careers or looking for a new job. Job searching doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it, especially if we focus on what I wrote about in this column. Thinking about the job search process and how it compares to things in your everyday life helps you ... Read More »