Category Archives: attitude

The Self Control – Button

What would you say – if I were to ask you – In the last one week have you  procrastinated on your key tasks? or, have exercised lesser than what was good for you? In case you have then, console yourself … Continue reading

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Courtesy Basics

Keep your commitments if you cant do so – keep the person you have committed to informed that you are not going to keep the commitment. If you decide to take an off keep your immediate Boss or colleagues informed … Continue reading

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Some interesting Posts

Here are some great posts from the HR folksthis week. Laurie speaks about Failure being OK and sites herself as an example. Alison Green – blogger of the Ask a Manager fame had an interesting news clip about a Flight … Continue reading

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R U The Best

All the Best In one of the Blogs I read a comment regarding the routine Interview question ” why do you think you are the best candidate for this position” The person who commented was of the view that such … Continue reading

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Get your Attitude tuned

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="398" caption="Getting it Tuned "]Engine Tuning [/caption]You are a fresh graduate having no relevant experience in your field of study and land a job in a good company. The company asks you to sign an agreement for 2 years. What do you do?

Sign it.

Thats what you do. As a fresh Arts/science or commerce graduate you don’t have many options in your field. There are’nt many firms which take Fresh BComs or BSc’s. If you intend to join a BPO fine. Thats a different story.

But to grow in your field after graduation is an opportunity that cant be missed and one which is rare.

So, what do you loose by signing an agreement? The ability to jump jobs after a year. Well , if that is what you are looking for … In a year how much experience will you gain. Mostly the first year is spent in adjusting to corporate behavior.

Infact your contribution to the company really only starts after atleast 9months to a year. So the company which has effectively invested so much in you has a right to demand your loyalty for one more year after your learning period. Continue reading

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Interview – Having Multiple Irons

Interview is essentially a meeting of people in a business setting. So most the factors that play during a social interaction also have an important part here.

Focusing on the content, which is, what questions to expect etc is important, but, doing so to the exclusion of everything else is likely to backfire. Continue reading

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Standing out from the Crowd

The first question is simple and involves getting in-depth with the Job description. There‘s no other way. If you happen to know someone in the company a friend or a friends friend use that contact to get some more details about the job. We all know what is written in Job Ad can convey only 50-60 % of what is required. These other inputs can turn out be very useful. You could even pick the brains of your friendly neighborhood Recruiter . Continue reading

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Attitude is Contagious

I had a queer case of a candidate today who went for an interview today and got rejected on technical grounds. Well, cant be helped if he doesn’t know what the interviewer expected him to know-technically.
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