Tag Archives: How

How To Empower Yourself When You Perceive A Threat To Your Job Security

It is Sunday evening and your smartphone vibrates. You see a cryptic text from someone you don’t know in human resources requiring an urgent meeting with you. Your mind races with worry about something you may have inadvertently done. Since you know that you didn’t do anything wrong, you’re a little confused. You contact some co-workers to find out if ... Read More »

Opinion: How job descriptions put people in boxes

Most job descriptions are boring, wordy and vague. They make the most interesting work opportunities sound like a long list of chores. Although most companies parrot the virtues of diversity, they attract people who fit conventional norms of performance. Round pegs in square holes are great for advertisements but how often do you see them at work? On average, job ... Read More »

‘Fear and paranoia’: How Vietnam controls its media

Nguyen Hang* remembers her first day as a “news assistant” in 2008 for an international publication in Vietnam. She was asked to attend a meeting with the police who asked her to sign on a paper affirming that her new job was to protect the country. “I never thought that piece of paper would follow me around,” Hang told Al Jazeera. ... Read More »

How to increase your chances of getting a job

01/7Tips to get the job you applied for We all know how challenging the Indian job market is and why unemployment is such a big problem here. So, during such times getting a job is easier said than done. No wonder, if you need to crack an interview, first you have to face and win the razor-sharp competition. And to ... Read More »

How To Succeed In A New Job

One of the first things people ask me once they get a new job is for advice on what to do to ensure that they are successful in the job and have opportunities for later promotions. I have to admire their passion for wanting to thrive at work and to be viewed in a positive light. So, what can you ... Read More »

Here’s How Employers Can Prevent Their Employees From Job Hopping

The days of casually picking a candidate to fill a role at your company and expecting them to stay long-term are over. If you are an employer or manager and you don’t have a strategy to retain your employees, you can’t expect them to stay. Millennials no longer need to apologize for job hopping, so it’s on employers to not only ... Read More »

How Fintech Is Changing The Small Business Game

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data will transform financial services and small-business lending long before they impact driverless cars, predicts Harvard Business School Senior Fellow Karen G. Mills. “As we speak, large banks and fintech providers are working on solutions that will dramatically change the options for small businesses.” Her new book, Fintech, Small Business, & the American Dream: How Technology ... Read More »

How YouTube India spurred a thriving content economy cutting across genres, languages, demographics

India’s YouTube stars are rushing against time just days ahead of the YouTube FanFest. The event, which takes the platform’s biggest stars to live stages worldwide, is in India now. YouTubers say FanFest is “a lot of craziness”. So, chasing them down for conversations in the midst of their frenetic schedules was not easy. “Mera abhi tak FanFest ka script likhna ... Read More »

Theory vs. Reality: How to Solve Your Marketing Strategy Problems

English poet Robert Burns once said, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Nowhere is that saying truer than in marketing. Marketing professionals know that drafting a good strategy for reaching your customers and boosting business can often be an exercise in futility. There are dozens of established marketing strategies, all of which serve a purpose connecting ... Read More »

How To Save Advertising – Fewer Decisions Based On Bean Counting

Ami Hasan originally studied architecture but later switched to advertising and he is one of the few advertising people who have successfully worked as an Art Director, copywriter, account director, Creative Director, managing director and chairman. During his entrepreneurial career of about 20 years he has started two creative agencies and later sold them to big multinational advertising companies. He sat ... Read More »