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…

Why You Aren’t Paid As Much As You Are Worth

Software developers usually make pretty decent salaries, but did you know that companies that hire software developers usually make much more money off of a single software developer than they pay that software developer? I guess, if you think about it, it is common sense….

Why You Are “Stuck” In Your Career

For software developers, there is no guidebook that tells you how to advance from one stage of your career to the next. Many programmers start out quickly in their careers, advancing up the ranks, only to find that they have hit the proverbial glass ceiling…

Five hidden facts about CTC your employer won’t tell

​Campus placement is fashionable today. Students feel very proud and happy to share with others about their pay package. They think higher the pay package, higher will be their monthly salary. They just divide their package by 12 and calculate the monthly cash inflow and…

Eight questions candidates must ask in interview ?

Sakaar Anand, VP-HR, CA Technologies advises you on questions to ask at your next job interview! Candidates often wonder if it is actually right to question their prospective employer about the job. Will the employer like it or get offended? It is an important window for…

IT hiring may drop by 17% this fiscal: Nasscom

Rising automation and low attrition in IT sector may act as a dampener for job seekers with industry body Nasscomexpecting hiring to decline by up to 17 per cent to 1,50,000 in the current fiscal. The 108-billion dollar Indian IT-ITeS sector provides employment to about 3…

LinkedIn study reveals why people hate their jobs

More or less everyone has a grudge or two against their job. LinkedIn has brought out some reasons as to why employees may be hating their job, the Huffington Post reported. A recent study by Dale Carnegie Training showed that nearly 75% of workers are…

The end of the Indian IT Industry as we know it?

Over the past couple few weeks, I have been reading & thinking about the salary hikes that the companies are doling out. This year, it has been challenging to provide “good” pay hikes to most of the employees and most of them are ending up…

Infosys: Hiring in Indian IT sector to remain slow in 2013

Hiring activity in the IT sector is likely to be muted this year, Infosys Co-founder and Executive Co-Chairman S Gopalakrishnan has said. “Hiring position seems to be muted this year because many companies still have deep bench (strength), in other words their utilisation rate is…

Cognizant to cut bonuses this year

Due to the lower achievement of financial targets by Cognizant, top performers at the firm will get lower bonuses this year. An announcement with regard to this is due in a couple of weeks. The bonus, calculated for performance in 2012, (Cognizant follows January-December fiscal)…