Posted on April 16, 2013 by weblinkindia
Traditional interviews used to be question and answer rounds where the hiring managers asked the questions and the candidates answered. The written and oral recommendations were trusted completely and there were often only limited responses to the job posts which qualified. Modern Job Interviews are much more complex affairs where the hiring managers have to verify the sincerity of the candidates among other things. Modern Job Interviews are more in the patterns of conversations rather than question and answer rounds. Modern Job Interviews offer opportunities where the candidate can put questions to the interviewer.
The opportunity of questioning the interviewer should be utilized well. It is a good idea to prepare the questions before hand rather than attempting to form them during the interview itself. Some of the questions which you can put to the interviewer are:
What Are The Qualities That You Are Looking For?
It would be very helpful to know the expectations which your bosses will have from you while you serve in the post. Most of the job requirements which are posted by the companies provide the job profile where the basic requirements are mentioned, but asking the interviewer about it would provide further clarifications. You would be in a better position to tackle the interview and put the stresses on the relevant parts of your experience. This question should be asked at the beginning of the interview.
What Are The Expected Challenges?
A question about the challenges in the job will not only put you in better perspective of the post, but the ensuing conversation puts you in a convenient position to present your abilities to handle the challenges of the job. This would be a good question to ask if you are a fresher.
What Are The Appraisal / Incentive Policies?
This is a question which most candidates shy away from, thinking that it would hamper his chances of getting selected. It is actually quite the opposite. A candidate who enquires about the appraisal policies is a candidate who is looking for growth and often leaves a favorable impression on the interviewer. This question also opens the opportunities for salary negotiation.
Would You Like To Discuss Anything In Resume Which Looks Like Shortcomings?
This question is a sound way of ending the interview. This question provides you with the opportunities of defending your weak points. Many a job opportunity has been lost due to weaknesses which the candidate did not have a chance to clarify or defend.
Though the opportunity of questioning the interviewer should be utilized, it is also important to ask the correct questions. Do not put questions just for the sake of asking them. This very often leads to questions with obvious answers and ends up providing a negative image before the interviewer.
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Posted on March 29, 2013 by weblinkindia
Many of us really get excited on the prospects of working at home and making money. Indeed there is a valid point in that. But the frequency with which we hear about Work At Home Scams certainly raises certain doubts in our mind. Temptations are high when we come across those alluring advertisements of earning from within our homes but we must be able to smell the rat. Following tips will help you identify when there is something fishy.
Tips For Avoiding Work At Home Scams
- If in a work at home ad, a company demands you to pay in the name of providing booklets, kits, memberships in cooperative association or for anything else, it is strong signal that something is out of order. The logic is simple; it is you who is going to work and you should be paid rather you paying the company.
- Don’t be deceived by promises of extraordinarily high salary unless there are sound logical reasons to believe them. All that glitters is not gold and such offers are generally too good to be true.
- You must do your homework by gathering as much information about the company as you can. You must enquire on certain aspects such as what is exact nature of job you will be assigned, who will be paying you, will you be paid on commission, will there be any expenses on your part, etc. You can go a step ahead and contact the competent authority to know if in the past there has been any complaint against the company.
Remember, prevention is better than cure. Keeping all these aspects in mind, you can make sure that you do not fall in the trap set by certain notorious entities to make quick bucks. Such fraudsters make money with the help of bulk advertising and run away before any legal action can be taken. There needs to be awareness and in case you have ever been duped in such manner, it is better to break silence and, complain against such wrongdoings.
Find Genuine Work at Home Job
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Posted on March 6, 2013 by weblinkindia
Recruitment Agencies – How They Help A Job Seeker
There will hardly be any person who has not heard of Recruitment Agencies, or are unaware of what they do. This is especially true of professionals, who may have encountered these recruitment agencies at one point or other in the phase of their careers. If you are an active job seeker, you will definitely have approached them, or come across them, at one point or other.[...]
Home Based Job Opportunities For Professionals – An Introduction
Work at home job opportunities, or the so called freelancing jobs, are the newest trends in the job market which is fast catching the fancy of the job seekers. Today you are twice as likely to come across people who have a home based job or freelance, than you would have a few years ago. This popularity of freelancing jobs is due to the fact that they have their own set of advantages, as compared to the regular jobs.[...]
Job Opportunities In The IT Industry
Indian IT sector is one of the rosy sectors that have managed a steady pace of growth in the past few years. After the IT boom in the Indian software industry in the 1990s, more & more IT businesses were established which subsequently spearheaded a demand for qualified techno-savvy manpower.[...]
Job Opportunities In India – An Overview
India is a growing economy & as such 1000s of new job opportunities are created each day for the many hordes of graduates passing out annually, & entering the job market. Though some sectors are witnessing a higher growth rate as compared to others, it would be difficult to point to any particular sector & say that term it as the biggest job generator.[...]
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Posted on February 20, 2013 by weblinkindia
Indian IT sector is one of the rosy sectors that have managed a steady pace of growth in the past few years. After the IT boom in the Indian software industry in the 1990s, more & more IT businesses were established which subsequently spearheaded a demand for qualified techno-savvy manpower. In recent years, software exports have accounted for a considerable share of the total Indian exports & have also contributed greatly to the GDP.
While initially the IT industry was concentrated around Bangalore, Delhi & Mumbai, lately the focus has shifted to other cities like Hyderabad, Kolkota & Pune. Many reasons can be attributed for this. Some of the most common reasons stated are the abundance of engineering and IT colleges in & around these regions. With these colleges & institutes churning out talented and qualified manpower annually, Hyderabad, Kolkota & Pune are emerging as the present day IT hubs. These locations are also the hub of upwardly mobile professionals.
Job Opportunities In The IT Industry
- Direct Employment Opportunities - According to a recent survey, IT and ITES projected to generate approx. 2 million jobs in the coming financial year. The BPO industry itself boasts of employing a sizeable portion of the Indian youth in metropolitan areas & in newer hubs like Gurgaon & Noida. Handsome salaries & perks are some of the reasons why BPO jobs are looked at as a great employment opportunity by many. IT graduates and engineering IT graduates & other IT professionals have a great demand in the job market.
- Indirect Employment Opportunities - The growth in the IT sector has created a subsequent demand for qualified manpower in related sectors. In fact, with the big IT companies shifting their focus from the metropolitans to the Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities, the IT graduates & IT job aspirants (in these small towns) have a reason to celebrate, as this move has opened up avenues for great IT job opportunities right in their hometowns.
Besides offering excellent job opportunities to IT professionals, the tremendous growth of the IT sector in the past few decades has also boosted the country’s image in the global market.
Filed under: BPO Job, Employment Opportunities, IT Recruitment, IT Sector | Tagged: BPO Jobs, Employment Opportunities, IT Industry, IT job | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 4, 2013 by weblinkindia
With the introduction of IT in Indian banking, life definitely has become very easy for an average customer. With all major banks getting computerized, customers no longer need to stand in long queues or even visit the bank every other day. Bank transactions can be now as easily carried out anywhere/anytime, whether you are in office, or your home, our even out of the city.
Information technology has totally transformed the Indian banking sector & has increased the process efficiency to a great extent.
IT Vacancies In Indian Banks: Great News For IT Professionals
With IT becoming much more than a tool, rather a business driver in the Indian Banking, it has opened up a lot of avenues for IT professionals as far as Indian Banking Sector is concerned. With automated branches, ATMs, online bill payment & mobile banking becoming the norm of the day, the Indian Banking Sector has provided unlimited opportunities for IT professionals. Yet another way Information technology has helped create more jobs is by globalizing the Indian banks, many of which have worldwide operations today. You can just imagine the endless opportunities that have been created for those specializing in IT systems.
Need For IT Professionals In The Indian Banking Sector
According to a research by Ernst & Young – the banking sector has grown 7.5 times in the last decade alone. This growth has spearheaded the need for IT professionals to take care of the various automated systems & processes in banking. Besides, there is always the need for qualified IT professionals to fix the hardware problems & to take care of the software. With electronic money transfers, e-payments, internet banking, ATMs, etc., there is an increased risk of fraud which is why banks hire IT professionals on a regular basis to make their systems & networks secure against any kind of threats. In the past few years, Indian banks have realized the importance of hiring competent IT professionals for successful implementation of IT in banks.
With the need for IT professionals in Indian banks also going to increase in the next few years, it is a great time indeed for those thinking of pursuing a career in IT.
Filed under: Bank Jobs in India, Employment Opportunities, IT Recruitment, IT Sector | Tagged: Banking Jobs, IT Jobs | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 2, 2013 by weblinkindia
Job Opportunities In India
India Inc. is the newest destination that is attracting job seekers from all over the world. At a time when most of the world economies are recovering from a downturn, India is faring better than most. The competitive job market in India is getting more so, with each passing day [...]
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Online Job Search: The Perfect Way To Turn Your Career Around
Searching for a job is a full time job in itself. It involves a lot of patience, research and relentless efforts. With the Internet becoming a mainstay in our lives, Online Job Search has become the norm today. Online Job Search has largely given way to the traditional means of job search like – responding to newspaper ads, through recruitment consultancies, etc [...]
Banking Jobs In India
From 1870, when the first Indian bank was set up, to now, the banking industry in India has seen many upswings and downturns. Now there are countless government and private banks in India catering to the varied financial needs of people [...]
Filed under: Bank Jobs in India, Employment Opportunities, Job Search Tips, Online Jobs, Placement Agency, Recruitment Agency | Tagged: Banking Jobs In India, Job Opportunities In India, Online Job Search, Placement Consultants | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 28, 2012 by weblinkindia
From 1870, when the first Indian bank was set up, to now, the banking industry in India has seen many upswings and downturns. Now there are countless government and private banks in India catering to the varied financial needs of people. The Indian Banking Sector has successfully survived incidents like-nationalization, privatization, downturn of the world economy, insolvency of financial institutions overseas, debt crisis & many others.
The Indian banking sector is divided into different categories like – nationalized banks, private banks and foreign banks. For a job seeker interested in making a foray into the Indian Banking Sector, the situation is really rosy right now.
Indian Banking Sector: What It Offers To The Job Seekers
- Countless Opportunities - There are many jobs available in the Indian Banking Sector for candidates – entry-level jobs, middle level jobs & top management jobs. Depending on the skills and experience level one can apply for a relevant job. Nowadays all banks have a preliminary test wherein the candidates are checked on some basic parameters like- numerical ability, grasp on English, general awareness & of course, knowledge about main subject, etc. With the Indian Banking Sector witnessing a high growth rate, job seekers are clamoring to get placed in the Indian Banking Sector.
- Sustained Growth Of The Indian Banking Sector - With the Indian Banking Sector showing more or less a sustained growth rate over the years, the competition among job seekers is really cut-throat.
- Good Incentives And Great Salaries - Though salary of course depends on the post one is holding, nowadays the middle level (& above) banking professionals are getting handsome salaries. The high incentives are yet another perk of working in the Indian Banking Sector. In case one is interested in a stable job, working in a nationalized bank would be a good idea.
With the introduction of technology, the Indian Banking Sector has further achieved more momentum & widened its scope in the recent years.
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Posted on December 12, 2012 by weblinkindia
India Inc. is the newest destination that is attracting job seekers from all over the world. At a time when most of the world economies are recovering from a downturn, India is faring better than most. The competitive job market in India is getting more so, with each passing day. There are numerous job opportunities available in India, & there are various sectors offering varied employment prospects.
From a fresher to a highly qualified professional, there are many opportunities available for a job seeker in the Indian job market. Engineering, Telecom, Medicine, Education, IT, Banking, etc. are some fields that are attracting the interest of job seekers.
Some Sunrise Sectors In The Indian Job Sector
- IT/ITES - In the last few years, India has emerged as the favorite destination among international firms wanting to outsource their IT related tasks. The Indian youth has benefitted the most from the BPO jobs. The best thing about outsourcing jobs is the myriad opportunities available for freshers’ in this field.
- Tourism - The tourism sector in India is another domain that has opened up a vista of opportunities for tourism graduates and professionals. Tourism in India (both leisure tourism & medical tourism) has seen a growing interest among foreigners to visit the country & experience the unique culture & heritage. For jobseekers, this is great news and a perfect chance to enter this sunrise sector & make the most of this opportunity.
- Real Estate - The Real Estate sector is another great domain to explore for job seekers who are looking for a fast route to success. With the increasing spending power of the people, more and more interest is being shown in investing in realty. With people buying houses today not only for personal use, but also for investment purposes, there is much scope of growth in this field. Realty professionals are much in demand today, both at entry level & at higher levels too.
Besides these, the retail sector, banking sector & education field are some other areas which hold great promise in terms of ample job opportunities & scope for growth, both of which are very essential for a job seeker.
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Posted on November 9, 2012 by weblinkindia
People looking for jobs in India are in for a treat. The career prospects in India are looking extremely good. The reasons for this have been many, but the foreign companies and MNCs have finally woken up to the fact that there is immense talent and potential among the candidates here. While at one time the Indian job seekers had to go abroad to work for a foreign brand, nowadays reputed brands are landing up here seeking fresh & talented manpower. Foreign conglomerates are luring job seekers with hefty pay packets and great career growth opportunities.
Some sectors that hold great potential in terms of professional growth and a great pay package include – the Telecom Sector, the IT Sector, the Auto Sector, FMCG and insurance. Many established names like Microsoft, HUL, RIL, IBM, Cisco, Goldman Sachs regularly scout the Indian job market for talented candidates. MNCs like Amazon, Google, etc. are some other of the reputed recruiters that have recently hired Indian job seekers.
Besides these sectors, the healthcare & hospitality industry also presents ample opportunities to job seekers in India. With many Online Job Portals available nowadays, job hunting has become an extremely easy task. All a job seeker has to do is to contact any of these Online Job Portals and connect with national & international recruiters. Registering on an Online Job Portal is a less time consuming and a more effective way to search for a suitable job. This makes more sense than dropping of or mailing resumes to random companies, who may or may not have current manpower requirement. Also the HR companies handling these Online Job Portals usually have link-ups with a network of reputed clients. This considerably shortens the time taken for job hunting. With their assistance, job seekers can easily find the kind of job profile and company they are searching for.
So, Online Job Portals provide a great platform to job seekers looking for excellent job opportunities in India, and abroad too.
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Posted on October 5, 2012 by weblinkindia
Do’s and Don’ts of Telemarketing
Telemarketing is today among the most abused and misunderstood marketing tools out there. A telemarketer is today seen more as a nuisance than a person who is out there to convey information about a brand or specific products. If you were thinking of launching a telemarketing campaign for the publicity of your product, but are having second thoughts after reading this, don’t be disheartened [...]
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Whether it is to earn an extra buck, gain valuable experience or start earning early on, each year many collegiate students think about How To Find Jobs While Attending College? While the importance of focused learning during the academic term cannot be denied, it is also proven that students who start working during this time are armed with much more knowledge than their inexperienced counterparts [...]
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