You have got past the resume-shortlisting process and have got your first interview call. Here are some essential tips to ensure that you do everything right during your interview and get the coveted offer letter you are looking for.
Q: Do you have any questions for me?
Almost every experienced interviewer leaves some time towards the end to ask this question. Remember the first time an interviewer asked you that. They most likely made a very nice impression on you. “How nice and accommodating of them”, you must have thought. Turns out, there’s more to it. So far, you were judged by the answers you gave. Now you are going to be judged by the questions you ask!
The point is that very few candidates tend to ask good, relevant questions. And like we pointed out on our previous post (Tell me something about yourself), most candidates just don’t take enough advantage of such opportunities to lead an interview and make an impression. The most common question Continue reading
While choosing jobs it is very important to take the type of company into consideration. Why? – because factors like career growth, work-life balance, salary differ greatly among these companies. A relevant analogy would be to think of start-ups as tigers – lean, aggressive and fast, while MNCs are like elephants – large, strong and slow. Read on to understand the pros and cons of both.
Let’s look at each job satisfaction criteria and compare across both kinds of companies. Continue reading
Gone are the days when people held just 1 or 2 jobs in their entire lifetime. Nowadays, some people switch jobs every two years or lesser. But is this something good for one’s career in the long run? Read on to find out. Continue reading
Ever got a job offer and wondered how much salary you would actually take home after TDS, PPF etc etc? Here is an extremely useful tool which will help you calculate your in-hand or take home salary.
Your Resume is your key to the door of the interview room of any company. The resume is the first criteria which is used by company recruiters and HRs to filter out 1000s of job seekers for a job position into the chosen few 5-10 candidates who are invited for an interview. Not only that, your resume is examined and you are questioned on it right till your last interview round. Hence, it is very important that your Resume / CV / Bio-data is written carefully and professionally.
This article provides Indian Job Seekers instructions to structure and write their resume in a manner which will help communicate their key strengths as well as fitment for the job and increase their chances of getting hired. Continue reading
Q. Tell me something about yourself OR Tell us a little about yourself
Most interviews start with the interviewer saying “Tell me something about yourself”. The intention usually is to make the candidate comfortable, because s(he) now has to answer something that s(he) already knows, and there is no wrong answer. This is a great opportunity to tell a story about yourself, set the context for the interview, and above all make that first impression. Continue reading
Tired of your existing job? This article enlists criteria for selection of jobs to apply to and how to go about searching for and applying to new jobs. Continue reading
“What are stock options?”, “Why are they included in my salary?”, “What’s the real value of stock options in my compensation / salary structure?” “Should I negotiate for more stock options or a higher fixed salary?”. These questions have come to mind to every job seeker who has been offered stock options as part of his pay package. This article gives you answers to these and other Frequently Asked Questions about stock options. Continue reading
“What are your salary expectations?” – Sounds like an easy question right? Not really – this question could make or break your chances of a landing a job with the company you are interviewing with depending on how and when you answer this question. This post covers pitfalls and pointers around this critical but delicate subject. Continue reading