Thursday, November 14, 2013

What should be my salary ? How much should I get ? Am I low paid ?

What should be my salary ? How much should I get ? Am I low paid ? 
These are the questions, that keep roaming around an employee. 
I have been handling teams for couple of years and these questions keep coming so thought to write about it.

Ask 2 questions to yourself.
1: What would the average salary of a normal graduate or master student ?
2: What would be the average salary of a student from premier institution.

The difference would be huge.
Now think, what is making difference, is it a premier institution ?

You are wrong.. you may have seen people, who have got a degree from a premier institute but still struggling to get a well paid job. Having said that, you'd have also noticed that someone from an ordinary college or university is bagging good amount of money.

Now think again, it's neither the degree nor a decade of experience is going to get you money. It's all the skills you carry and able to exhibit whenever required. A degree or experience is useless if you are not able to deliver.

Whenever you feel that you are not getting paid well, means you are lacking somewhere; you need to work on and improve.
You would need to have the required skills/experience to earn your expectation.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

You Write Your Future - No One Else

Have you ever noticed? Many people make fortunes, whether they have a formal education or not. They step up their self-education and plan of action, because they have intelligent advisers, a network, or other valuable sources they readily draw upon when needed.

"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

Time is precious and scarce, but the amount of knowledge that you can acquire and apply to achieve valuable results is unlimited.

Nothing will supercharge your success more than interacting with a positive reference group – sharing knowledge and encouragement together.

You and those sharing your vision, must believe with strong feelings that what others have done you can do too. Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.

Nothing drives progress like creative imagineering in a mastermind alliance.
As you experience and learn from your results, you will become more effective at achieving your desired outcome. You will gain more of the confidence needed to encourage you to do more with less and seize more creative opportunities

Friday, September 27, 2013

The role of social media in your job search

Employers are increasingly using social media channels to screen potential new employees. Whether you’re an avid user of social media or not, it’s likely to play a role in your job search. Here are our top tips to ensure that you use social media to your benefit in your quest for a new role.
Pick and choose
There’s a plethora of social networking sites and online forums on which you could have a presence and interact. From a time management and effort point of view, it’s probably best to pick a couple on which you’d like to boost your professional profile. Think about which sites recruiters, hiring managers and your industry peers use, and target those as a priority. The sector and role in which you work will play a part, but in general sites like LinkedIn are more useful than MySpace in getting you noticed for a new role.
Complete your profile
If you’re aiming to grab the attention of potential recruiters or employers, the more information you provide about yourself, the better. Present a full picture so that those viewing your profile are able to make informed decisions about your suitability. Include a full, succinct career history and mention any relevant awards and training. Make sure the profile picture that you choose is suitable in a professional context – think smart headshot, not sipping cocktails on the beach. Most importantly – make sure that the facts you state are true; information in such a public domain is easy to verify.
Stand out, online
The attention span online is traditionally fleeting, so make sure you catch the reader’s attention at first glance. Format your profile well using paragraphs, subheads and bullet points where possible. Repeat the job title/s you’re after frequently throughout your profile so that you stand a better chance of being ranked in search engine results. Where possible (and we know this can be tricky if you’re currently employed), make sure that it’s obvious that you’re open to new career opportunities.
Demonstrate your knowledge
If you write a blog about what’s going on in your industry, link this to your profile. Likewise, if your Twitter account will add value, connect it there too. Remember, potential employers want to see that you keep up-to-date with industry trends, not what you ate for breakfast. If there is the opportunity to get involved in forum debates, do so, bearing in mind that once you say it, it’s out there so think carefully about the viewpoint you’re sharing.
Network, network, network
As is said, getting a job is often about who you know, and if you connect with key players in your industry you’re likely to be closer to your ideal role. Networking isn’t a new phenomenon, but the ability to connect with people online does make the process easier to manage. Remember that online networking is important, but it shouldn’t replace traditional face-to-face interactions. Networking is a mutually beneficial relationship, so also think about what you can offer your connections.
Public endorsement
Testimonials endorsing your achievements play a big part in painting you as a desirable candidate, but some endorsements hold more weight than others. A glowing reference from a satisfied customer can be perceived as more valuable than the recommendation of a peer you worked with on a project. Limit these testimonials to a select few; an excessive number of public endorsements looks like you’ve been courting favourable feedback rather than it being proactively given to you as a result of a job well done.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

eRecruitment - Social Media, Networking websites, google and so on...

We all are familier with Social Media, Professional Networking sites, Google, etc. With the advent of social media sites such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter, recruitment procedures have been dramatically transformed.  Reputed organisations not only cast a wide net through these sites but also narrow down their search to what they want exactly with great ease. They have lots strategies in place to make the best use of the social media in their hiring process. Linkedin is the preferred social media channel for most of the IT Firm accross the globe for sourcing various level candidates, while Facebook and Twitter drive our social recruiting efforts for entry level openings and are considered as a personal networking sites. Recently with the new addition in Facebook called as a Graph Search has added lots of value to it.  Making it more effective for candidates search. 

There is a question, as Social media based recruitment is certainly on the rise, but is it suitable for all types of jobs? You answer may be not sure. As Social media sites are generally capturing mid to senior lvel Executivs. Whereas if we are targeting for entry level candidates, social media may not create a great impact. 

No doubt social media has taken the arena of recruitment by storm. Is its success rate equally impressive? Success rate of leveraging social media in recruitment is directly proportional to the level of social engagement, which in turn depends on the time and effort spent in developing and implementing the social media strategy. If  it's developed and implemented appropriately, an effective social media recruitment strategy can deliver high rates of success.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bharat Khera has left us !!!


I am not happy today since one of our colleagues Bharat Khera has left Artech. I have been working with since 2 years. He was really nice chap to work with.

I have never seen such a dedicated person. He says yes to whatever job is given to him.

He failed many times, but never lose his confidence. He is very eagar to leaning.

He was coming to my everyday and asking about whatever problems and questions he has.

He is really a self motivated boy. I would wish him best of luck.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Have you checked this new search engine for resume !!!!

I just heard about a new search engine, Its really very good and doing magics.

This site is helping in searching resumes from google, linkedin, facebook etc.

Try this and see magic:::

Click here :-)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Abul Khair: Online Recruitment !!!!!

Abul Khair: Online Recruitment !!!!!: "Are you tempted to recruit talent online? If you haven't started recruiting on the web already, you're behind the curve. You've heard that w..."