Professional and Personal Growth

Image source:- tanveernaseer.com Tis the season of New Year’s Resolutions. Regardless of whether we skipped or staggered past the 2014 finish line, we all have an opportunity to set new goals for 2015. For me, 2014 was very full, in a good way. Here are my resolutions…

12 common mistakes to avoid when you quit a job

 Leaving a job can be difficult, especially if it is not out of choice. However, if you intend a smooth career transition and do not want to diminish your prospects, you must avoid making the following mistakes. Histrionics:  You were just told that your services…

A Practical Guide to Being Better Than Your Boss

Time and time again, we’ve heard successful people make an interesting claim: hiring employees who are smarter than you is a great business practice.    Here’s Phil Libin, co-founder and CEO of Evernote: “Hiring people smarter than yourself is the long-term answer to your micromanagement…

5 ways to recover from career mistakes

​A mistake isn’t the end of the world — or career. “Multiple failures lead to a perception which is the basis of further failures — and that is, ‘you can’t succeed’,” says Raj Raghavan, country HR leader, Amazon India. It’s important then, to pick yourself…

How to Pursue a Career That Makes You Proud

​ Regardless of industry, most of us enter the workforce with a few basic goals and aspirations: career satisfaction, financial independence and a steady paycheck. As time goes on and time-cards get punched, however, it becomes apparent that the source of real job satisfaction runs…

5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

​Don’t sell yourself short. Here’s how to get the salary and benefits you deserve. ​ ​ You polished your resume, aced the interviews, and landed the job. But what happens next? According to a CareerBuilder survey, 45% of employers are willing — and expect —…

Career change: Be Wise, Not Impulsive!

​Career decisions are one of the most crucial and challenging decisions a person can make. Career change decision is as arduous as making your first career choice. So, what triggers a career transition decision? The reasons could be many, but the bottom line is that…

How to Avoid 5 IT Career Missteps

​Even if you aren’t currently looking for a job, both errors of omission and errors of commission can come back to haunt when you are looking for a new position or gunning for that promotion. Here are five common career-limiting mistakes IT pros make. ​…

Novel ways to ensure student involvement

Right approach: The best method to ensure pupils’ participation in classroom teaching is the judicious use of questioning techniques.We had seen two styles of teaching in the classroom — the lecture and the guided discussion. There are many other methods that can be used in…