Tag Archives: Job

This young ‘Roadies’ is creating equal job opportunities for India’s LGBTQ+ community

There are no official demographics for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) population in India, but government data from 2012 suggests that around 2.5 million people in India are homosexual. These figures are only based on individuals who have spoken up about belonging to the community to the Ministry of Health. Ankita Mehra Despite the 2018 landmark judgement of the ... Read More »

How To Recover From These Three Unavoidable Job Search Setbacks

Few things in life will test your patience more than a job search. As the weeks and months pass by, you may grow fatigued by what can feel like endless waiting for the right opportunity. Unfortunately, many people are shaken by disappointments and quit their job search too early, resigning themselves to staying in a bad work situation or accepting ... Read More »

Skip the résumé race, crack a hackathon to land that dream job

BENGALURU : A few years ago, Akanshi Srivastava was the only woman in a Google Developers Group. Recently, she participated in a hackathon in Bengaluru organized by Skillenza for Indonesian on-demand services company Gojek. SheHack, as it was called, had only women. It felt good to be surrounded by women hackers, she says, because breaking stereotypes is what her generation loves ... Read More »

Job jugglers: How people are pursuing multiple careers while earning a living

In 2002, Anupam Sengupta formed a band called The Karmic Circle The present economic slowdown, in tandem with job crisis, has fired concepts like side hustle and gig economy with a feisty enthusiasm, receiving overwhelming recognition and acceptance all over the world. Closer home, Indians are chasing portfolio careers like never before under pressing circumstances like student debt, stagnant income, lack ... Read More »

[Jobs Roundup] Enter the VC industry with these investment analyst job openings

The Venture Capital industry in India is on the surge, now more than ever, thanks to Indian startups finding their niche and subsequently their corresponding addressable markets. While VC firms might fall under the radar of the so-called FOMO (fear of missing out), heavy dependence falls upon the investment analysts or associates who carry out the due-diligence, sourcing of deals, ... Read More »

Job scare continues to haunt urban Indians; people still optimistic about India’s progress

Other than unemployment, Indians are worried about financial and political corruption, crime and violence, poverty and social inequality and climate change. While job concern is the top pain point for urban Indians, the people still remain hopeful about the country’s progression and are the most optimistic of the global lot. “At least 46% of urban Indians polled are most worried ... Read More »

Oyo plans job cuts amid worries over aggressive expansion plan

In the past month, homegrown hotel startup Oyo has replaced the chief executive officer of its new real estate business, received a host of complaints from hotel partners and witnessed the exit of a joint venture partner in the home market of its largest investor, SoftBank. Now, Oyo plans to cut jobs in India to reduce costs ahead of an expected slowdown ... Read More »

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 »