What Do The Employers Seek?

It is indeed a question that all the job seekers ponder upon at least once in their lifetime. In fact, many a times even those who have been working in an organization for a long time get unsure about what do their employers really wants. This write up is a must read for all those who are facing dilemmas about the exact need of their employers.

All the organizations look for job specific skills in the candidates they hire. However, there are a number of other aspects that the employers look for in the personality of the candidates. Following are a few Sills that you must develop to see yourself becoming the apple of the eyes of the employers:

  1. Communication Skills
    Candidates who can communicate effectively are preferred over others. You need to brush up your written and oral communication skills in order to gain the confidence of employers. Moreover, being a good and responsive listener is an added advantage.
  2. Analytical Sills
    Those executives who are observant in nature and are able to analyze different aspects related to a project are constantly appreciated. You are expected to have an open minded approach to every task assigned.
  3. Flexibility
    If you have an adjustable nature, then you can expect to experience professional growth early in your career. You must understand the need of the company. Moreover, you should develop a rapport with your team members.
  4. Computer Literacy
    It is almost mandatory. All the executives are expected to know the basic know-how of a computer. Since all the systems in most organizations have been computerized, the employees must be aware of the general technicalities.
  5. Managerial Sills
    Irrespective of the nature of work and the level of designation, all the executives are expected to be ‘Good Managers’. Companies appreciate people who are organized and plan their tasks in advance.

All these skills must be reflected in your resume and cover letter as well. It is hoped that you are now aware of all the ‘Soft Skills’ that the companies expect their employees to possess and can make the best use these skills at your workplace to advance quickly.

Tips To Newbies For A Successful Career

Have you recently joined the organization of your dreams?
Are you planning to start working just as your degree completes?
Do you want to get noticed in your workplace as soon as you join?
Have you been thinking of the right way to start a flourishing career?

If your answer to any of the above mentioned questions is yes, then you must read this write up:

The time when people used to join any field advised by their elders, irrespective of their interests and skills, is long gone. Now, the job seekers understand the need to find the most suitable job for themselves. However, more often than not it is observed that the people who are at the initial most stage of the career are confused about the correct approach to climb up the ladder of success. Mentioned below are a few suggestions for them:

Discipline
The importance of discipline, particularly self discipline, never fades. One has to remain disciplined at all times. There may be times when you could postpone your work or delegate the work assigned to you but the best way in such situations is to understand the need of the hour.

Single-Mindedness
Join an organization only after you find it suitable to your expectations and career goals. Once you enter any company, adopt a single minded approach. It means that even of you get more lucrative offers from other companies, you need to stay focused and devoted to your present work. Leaving a job within a few months will reflect your lack of loyalty and confidence.

Dedication
People have become more career oriented and are willing to give their hundred percent to reach the zenith of success at the earliest. Consider it a sure shot key to success and complete the tasks assigned to you dedicatedly.

Adopt these three aspects in your approach to work and you will notice a considerable amount of positive results. Other than this, you can also give a jumpstart to your career if you get registered with a credible Online Placement Portal that will help you find a job as per your interests, skills and qualifications.

How To Prepare Effective Resume And Cover Letter?

Drafting technical resumes can be challenging for both fresh graduates aspiring to enter the booming IT industry and well-experienced IT experts with rich work history and a long list of projects. What are the important factors to be taken into consideration while preparing a technical resume? What is the importance of an IT job application, and how should it be created?

Here Is A List Of The Must -Haves In An IT Resume:

  • Focus On Past Results:
    Recruitment experts suggest that a candidate applying to IT jobs should mention certifications and achievements in terms of results to make it more impactful.
  • Cover Letter:
    The most common predicament among candidates is whether to include a cover letter in their job application or not. Well, a cover letter basically speaks on your behalf and increases your chances of securing an interview.
  • Skills:
    List IT skills under a separate category naming ‘Technical Expertise’. Highlight your main area indicating your aptness for the job you are seeking. Also provide the interviewer with information about your future potential under the same heading.
    Technical skills would include skills related to hardware, software, operating systems, networks, programming tools etc. Details of successfully completed projects, of which the candidates were a part, must be included.
  • Achievements:
    Candidates must mention awards won or letters of appreciation received, along with the overall impact of one’s contribution towards the company’s growth.
  • Work History:
    In an industry where technical expertise rules, it is highly essential that an IT resume details qualitative work output, along with enhanced learning in previously held roles.

Writing an effective resume takes planning as well as completing a thorough self-assessment. A carefully thought out resume will increase your chances of getting that all important interview. So organize your information in a logical manner and keep descriptions clear and to the point, including all your work experience to get the job opportunity.

Essentials For A Great Resume!

What separates a good resume from the great? Basically, a resume is a tool with one specific purpose: To present an accurate profile in front of a recruiter and get shortlisted for a position. If it achieves the same, it works; if it doesn’t, it is surely not an effective resume. Unquestionably, evaluating resumes is a subjective matter. But in the same process, there are a few things that a great resumes need to have, to outshine from the crowd. Here’s a list of the same:

Concise And Complete:
A job-hunter should be able to include all necessary information in a brief manner, without creating information overload. Information should be included about every place an individual has ever worked and each high school, college, or university an individual has attended.

Highlighting components:
Often the most important determining factors in whether or not an individual gets the job, depends upon those aspects that are being highlighted in a Resume. Here’s a list of must-have Resume aspects that should be highlighted:

  • Experience:
    A great resume includes a list of job titles. A job title needs to be descriptive yet crisp, indicating the parameters of a particular position.
  • Duties:
    The best resumes include a description of duties for each position held. The list of duties can help an employer to understand the full range of an applicant’s experience.
  • References:
    An employer is not interested in mediocre recommendations or those from your relatives. Therefore, proper references i.e. that of one’s superiors, should be included in a Resume.

Write your resumes with the intention to create interest and to persuade the employer to call you. If you realize that a great resume can be your ticket to getting exactly the job you want, you may be able to gather required know and how of creating a resume that attracts the recruiters like a magnet.

Qualities To Impress Your Employer

In order to be successful in your career, it is important to understand your employer. What the employer wants from an employee is difficult to judge, as it depends upon different variables. The employer’s demand differs with the job profile and the field of work. But, there are some of the qualities which an employee must have for all types of job. These are the traits which the employers look for in new hires.

Learning Approach: Egoistic attitude can be dangerous for the employee and the company’s interest. Every job calls for some new approach which the employee needs to learn. The employee needs to be open to these new ideas and information. Especially the newbies in the office have plethora of things to learn, such as, scheduling the task, office etiquettes, sharing behavior with employees, and the work style.

Enthusiasm: Employees need to enjoy their work and work passionately to achieve their target and work in the company’s interest. The employees need to feel enthusiastic about their target and the company’s target. Only when the employees feel motivated can they give their best and work more productively.

Strong And Good Character: Credibility, commitment and compassion are some of the most valued traits. Employers look for employees who are sound in character and have a very inspiring & enthusiastic approach towards their colleagues.

Flexibility: In the present-age competitive work atmosphere, it is important that the employees adopt a flexible approach towards new changes and new circumstances. Rigid approach leads to a deadlock both in their career and the company’s culture. Furthermore, employees who come up with new thinking are in demand, as their new approach solves many of the problems.

Openness To Criticism: Those who are open to constructive criticism learn from their mistakes, and work upon them. It helps them to come out with a strong character and become a valued employee. Resistance to criticism hampers the development of both the employee and the company.

Employees who understand the mind of their employer and mould accordingly are sure to taste success in their career, and become indispensable in the workplace. The traits discussed here are ones that every employee mostly needs to inculcate as no on-the-job-training can endow them with these traits.

Don’t Get Stuck At The Job Search Stage

Searching for a job is just a beginning. It is just like giving an initiation to a flight which will take off for proper career growth. But if people don’t organize and plan well for their job search, then their effort is sure to go waste. Mentioned here are some steps to come out of job search stage with flying colors.

  • Planning: Before starting the job search, job seekers need to first make a list of steps to be taken for job search. They should first assess their interest and expertise.
  • Writing Resume: The job seeker should begin with writing a resume. Resume must include professional qualifications, achievements, projects undertaken, major skills, few personal details, etc. Resume makes the first impression of the job searcher so it must be grammatically sound, polished and professional. It should give the right idea of the of the job seeker’s profile. If it fails to make an impact then the person will not get the desired job interview calls.
  • Updating Resume: The resume should be updated on a regular basis. It should be kept in mind that the resume shouldn’t look outdated. It should be in line with the latest industry requirements.
  • Attaching Cover Letter To The Resume: Resume without cover letter is incomplete. Cover letter should be in accordance with the job profile and the company to which the job application is being sent.
  • Posting Resume On Relevant Job Search Sites: Selection of sob search sites needs to be done keeping in mind the field people are applying for. Local job sites which provide with job options in specific locations are helpful in getting the best job in the nearby locality.
  • Making Contacts: Job search calls for networking. It can be online networking, making contacts in social gatherings, etc.
  • Rehearsing For The Interview: Interview questions, posture, facial expression, etc. need to be rehearsed beforehand. One should start the interview with confidence as it sets the tone for the entire interview. Dressing should be formal and according to the job demands.

With such careful planning it becomes easier not only to find jobs in one’s area of expertise but also land a dream job that can make the best out of one’s skills. So without losing any patience and adopting a step-by-step approach, job seekers can surely avoid getting stuck in their job search.

Common Mistakes Of Psychometric Testing

During the hiring process, companies select candidates by using the objective psychometric test to make the interview process easier and more accurate. Due to the fact that psychometric test can make the most relaxed applicants panicky, candidates end up committing common mistakes out of sheer nervousness.

Here’s a list of few things to do for avoiding and tackling the most common mistakes:

  • Try To Stay Calm And Collected
    Being overtly nervous can make you select options for answers that may not have been thought through correctly and do not truly reflect your views.
  • Punctuality Is The Key!
    Avoid being late on the day of Interview. That way you will have more time on your hands to answer with a calm state of mind.
  • Treat Psychometric Test Same As Interview
    It is also important to treat the test the same as an interview. Allot plenty of time to prepare and drive to the testing site.
  • Avoid Exaggeration
    In some cases, the test will present a question with answers that vary based on degrees of truthfulness or severity. Do not attempt to exaggerate the truth. Also, do not give answers on the basis of what should be rather, give truthful point of view.
  • Modesty May Not Be The Best Policy Here!
    Being modest while getting tested always undervalues the applicant and hinders the employer from assessing the applicant in a right manner. For example, if a question is asked about a particular skill and there is an abundance of it, try not to be too modest. Just answer accordingly.

Being aware and making a conscious effort to avoid these common mistakes will be most profitable and rewarding as it will bring results in your favor. You just need to treat the psychometric test like any other part of the interview process. After assessing these points one can say that a blend of frankness and professionalism is the key to a successful psychometric test.

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Do The Right Things To Get Interview Calls

Do you have the required skills for an aspiring job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and yet don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens? For getting an answer to these questions along with the right solutions, you need to do some introspection and delve into the following:

Where Does The Problem Lie?
There is definitely something missing in your CV that fails to hook the potential recruiters.

Why Is CV So Much Important?
CV is the impression making tool that provides a glimpse of your personality, achievement, and background. So you should always accessorize your CV using much required attributes in order to outshine other competitors.

Here are some resume tips that are effective enough to get you interview calls.

A Follow-Up Call
After sending the CV to a prospective employer, always make a follow-up call. Don’t forget that most often it’s this conversation that gets you the interview.

Beautify Your Resume
Use the correct and suitable fonts, font sizes, design and layout. If you cannot decide on your own, seek a professional help to make your CV attractive enough to grab the employers’ attention.

Use Keywords:
Identify words matching your skill set and abundantly use the same in your CV. Nowadays many companies scan through CVs to locate just the exact words they looking for. And also sometimes computers do the tallying on behalf of an appointed officer. There it becomes necessary to use right keywords at right place in your CV.

Update your resume on a regular basis. Focus on trainings taken or imparted, related to your job. Also mention new accomplishments and things that you have learnt. Take control and drive the process yourself using these effective tips. If all goes well then you’ll soon hear your phone ringing with most awaited interview call.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release November 2011

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