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…

How To Assess Your Performance Before Appraisals

​ Self-assessment is very crucial before appearing for your next appraisal. Here’s how you should go about it… Srilagna Saha, TimesJobs.com Bureau Another year; yet another round of appraisal! But are we prepared yet? Are we certain that we are ready to justify our achievements…

The Power Of Employee Referrals

​ Recruitment through employee referrals is an established method and will continue to be the most preferred medium for sourcing employees in large numbers. Apeksha Kaushik, TimesJobs.com Bureau Organisations often rely on employee referrals for identifying the top talents, according to recruitment managers. This is…

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…

How to get a job at Google

​ MOUNTAIN VIEW: Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google — i.e, the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world’s most successful companies — noted…

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…

Five ways to prepare for an appraisal conversation

​ Appraisal conversations, besides being the most anticipated, can leave one tongue-tied. But some amount of preparation and research can assuage employee anxiety, says ET. 1. Gather Data One of the problems with Indian appraisees is the sheer absence of data collection before appraisals, says…

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