Objective of Group Discussions

GD is a common term that is a vital one in the life of the job seekers. Group discussion is a prevalent tactic used as an important tool for personality assessment. This is a commonly used method to evaluate overall personality of candidates. This technique is proved to be highly efficient to gauge the basic traits of the applicants. In this method, a group of applicants is made to sit together, in a way that they can have an interaction and discussion on a given topic. Usually, one session for Group Discussion lasts for 15 to 30 minutes. 

Why group discussions have gained importance?  

Nowadays, be it any stream or field, your interaction skills are highly valued. By means of group discussions recruiters judge your capabilities in and out. Group discussions have become an integral step of evaluation for process of recruitment and admissions. These discussions are aimed at appraising various aspects of personality like confidence, communication skill, patience, etc. At the same time Group discussions are also important to evaluate your command on the given topic. 

Why do you think GD is conducted?  

The time has become advanced and so are the recruitment processes. Those days are gone when only your qualifications were counted. The recruiters now look out for ‘X- factor’ in the candidates. GD plays a vital role in enabling the recruiters to identify your skills. 

Your performance during Group discussion throws light on your: 

  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge on given topic
  • Reasoning skills
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership qualities
  • Initiative
  • Clarity on concepts
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Listening skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Patience

Confidence, eloquence and logics are the key to excel in Group Discussion. Our write up presents you with a clear picture of why GD is given that much importance. So prepare yourself well as it gives you an edge over others in the recruitment.

Career Planning

 ‘Career’ is a term that has utmost importance attached to it. Right from the time when a child is born discussions about what he/she will become starts. In school, class Xth is the deciding class for the students where they could opt for the stream that they wish to pursue in the future. So, the actual planning about the career starts from the time you enter your secondary classes. But the serious and careful thought that is laid to the planning of the career begins when a person is done with his school. This is the time when the shell breaks and the students are exposed to the outer world. Not only students also people who have completed their higher studies and are still confused about what path to take should take on their career planning.

Why career planning is important?

Parents and teachers always guide children to plan their career but it appears to be a forced affair to them. People, who do not plan what they have to do, often end up in a tumult or failures. To channelize your path to success it is very important to plan your career. it is also vital for those who are not content with their current field.

 Scale down your Interests and abilities :- You must have a clear idea of what your interests and abilities are. Many a times your abilities are not enough to fulfill your interests. So, you must make a move to brush up your skills.

 Aptitude Tests  :-  You must assess yourself in order to know your positive as well as negative points. Assessment can be done with the help of aptitude tests that are easily available on Internet. These tests help you to better judge your skills and let you know the areas of improvement

 Career Counseling :-  Nowadays, Career counseling has almost become a trend but it is truly an effective means to clear up all your doubts. There are various career counseling classes that you could attend in order to draw answers to your questions.

 Attractive fields :-  The fields that are productive and attractive now might not be same after few years. So, do not just go by the attraction of the field. Thoroughly study the scope of the field you wish to enter.

 Location :-  If you have decided to settle say in abroad then you must carry out a research about the fields and opportunities that are available there.

 Communication skills :- Be it any field, the need of the hour is that you must possess good communication skills. There are countless institutes that provide courses to enhance your communication skills.

 Personality Development classes :-  Also, you can join Personality Development classes that aim at developing your overall personality and lets you become more presentable in the society.

Dont’s:
· Do not plan your career under any kind of pressure: Parent’s pressure and Peer pressure.
· Do not enter any field before giving it a thought.
· Do not enter any field without having complete information about it.

So now you know what all you need to do before starting your career. Thus spare some time on your career planning in order to have a secure future. Our aforementioned points will help you plan your career in an efficient manner.

Does It Really Matter if you’re a Workaholic?

In the period when the economy is facing tough times, you will rarely find people criticizing about their jobs. The people who are employed feel gratitude towards their employers even if they are dissatisfied with their jobs. Apart from them are people who work tirelessly 24×7 and pay attention towards their job only. These are the ones who have no other topic to talk about other than work. Holidays, parties and outings are a complete ‘NO’ for such employees. They are simply called as workaholics. Being attached to your job and having intense passion for it is a good thing. But as it is said ‘Excess of everything is bad’ so working all the time endlessly without sparing any time for yourself, might lead to a doom. At one point of time when you will feel the need to relax and put your work down it won’t happen.

This web of work will lead the workaholic people to suffer exhaustion. If you are a workaholic and want that this should not happen to you then you must correct your ways. The question arises that how many people actually know that they are workaholics? If you want to know what the warning signs of a workaholic person are then you are at the right place.

Following are the signs that a workaholic person shows:

 Can’t relax: Everyone feels the need to relax after working hard for the whole day. You plan your work for the day accordingly and when you achieve it, you feel good. But when the desire to work beyond this becomes uncontrollable it results in you being hysterical.

  You become habitual in doing what is expected from you. In the process you often tend to neglect your needs and what you want.

  When you don’t feel like working but still you feel compulsion to complete the jobs. You are actually fearful to stop in between.

  At times you work in the time when you would have enjoyed. After procrastinating you feel self-pity. This leads to lack of concentration in the work you are doing but are scared to leave it and relax.

  Your self-esteem sustains only on the perception of how you and your work is judged by others.

  Your self-esteem sustains only on the perception of how you and your work is judged by others.

  You have a fanatical wish to understand each and everything, even your emotions. You do not express your emotions in a fear that if you do so, you will lose control.

  You work intensely hard in order to acquire admiration from your boss or colleagues as you live in an illusion that you will feel better that way.

Yes, it really matters if you are a workaholic so if you observe any of these signs in your work approach then it is time to rectify it. You can do it in several ways like by giving time to yourself and family, accepting your mistakes and working on them, to seek help from your colleagues. Just don’t overboard yourself with work as health is more important than money.

36 Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work

Resume or C.V or Bio-Data is the most important document that is required at the time of finding a job. It is the first thing that is to be presented to the interviewer or the employer. It is the representative of yourself and contains information about your educational qualification and work experience. With the advancing of time modifications have been brought about in almost all spheres. Innovation and novel ideas are welcome in all the fields. Gone are the days when resume was written on a plain sheet of paper. If you walk in for an interview, numerous candidates are present there. Don’t you think there should be something that is unique about you? Your resume can set you apart from all others. Attractive resumes draw the attention of the recruiter and the chances of getting short listed increases.  You must be thinking how a formal document be turned attractive? The answer to this can be sought in our write up.

Following are the tips that will help you design a resume that is appealing and distinct from others.

Fonts and Borders :  You can apply different borders and make use of various fonts to make your resume exclusive. Also, different kinds of headers and footers can be experimented. This will make your resume an attractive.

Colored background : Colors add life to everything. It adds to the attractive quotient of a document. Resumes with colored backgrounds seem interesting and maintain the reader’s interest.

Graphics : Graphics have become a part of everyday life. Even at the professional front it has been absorbed. Resumes that are professional documents can now be designed using different graphics. But it should be ensured that the graphics used are moderate and far from being loud.

Proper spacing : This is another important thing that needs attention. Proper word and line spacing give your resume a tidier look. The document becomes an easy read.

Highlighting : Highlighting of the main heads or the important facts using different colors can help the recruiter focus on the main points. Ensure that the color used for highlighting is not too loud.

Proper Categorization : You must know which field is to be written first. E.g. If your work experience is written before your educational qualification, it’s inapt. Also, always write your work experience in the correct order starting from your current job and then moving to your previous ones.

Grammatically correct and No spell error : Ensure that your resume is grammatically accurate and has no spell errors. Even a minor mistake reflects your ignorance and gives a bad impression to the recruiter.

We hope that you are all set to give your resume a new look by using our useful tips. You can check out the resume designs that are available online before designing your own. Also, you can try out designer resumes that are available on the Internet. You can also seek services of resume designers who will prepare a striking resume as per your requirements

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