How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media

​ Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts. Sites like Twitter and Facebook can be fun and frivolous, but they’re also viable business opportunities. Plumbing through accounts,…

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…

Ways To Negotiate For A Higher Salary

​ Overcome the fear of rejection and resentment and bring in self-confidence while asking for a higher salary. Neha Singh Verma, TimesJobs.com Bureau Salary negotiation happens either when an employee explores a new job opportunity, or during the yearly performance assessment meetings in the current…

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 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…

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…

10 Skills Developers Should Invest In for 2014

​ Every minute of the work day is an opportunity for investment for us as developers. During this time, we can make a conscious decision to grow in our craft or instead chose to stagnate. Sadly many developers make the decision to get comfortable with…

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…

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