How do you change a job? Here is the case in front of me (and this is typical of so many examples I have seen): He wants to get into a new job that gives good role, company has good culture, it leverages all the strengths the person has. His modus operandi is something like … Continue reading Job Search – Strategies that work better
I would like to talk about one of the topics about work relationships that come up very often (and came up again very recently). Scenario A is a smart guy, well-established and on track to be promoted to next level. He is admired by others in his group and he is proud of himself. B … Continue reading Managing conflict at workplace – I
One of the persons reporting to me mentioned he has bad memory and so he cannot quickly respond to out-of-context questions. He further inferred from this that this weakness will stop him from doing his job effectively. After more discussion, it was clear to me (though I leave this decision to the person himself) that … Continue reading Personality Style or Weakness – you are the judge
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been reviewing some of the career sites that seem to be popular in India. The goal was to understand how good (or bad) these sites are and then hopefully recommend some sites that are useful. However, while going through these sites, I realized that I promised … Continue reading Review of career sites – Mission impossible?
This is the second follow-up post to my previous post on mapping career path where I mentioned a way to map out your career growth path if you know your life goal, your value system, your strengths/weaknesses, your likes/dislikes, and your skills/competencies. So how do you discover your strengths and likes? One of the most interesting book on … Continue reading Discovering your strengths and likes
This is a follow-up post to my previous post on mapping career path where I mentioned a way to map out your career growth path if you know your life goal, your value system, your strengths/weaknesses, your likes/dislikes, and your skills/competencies. How does one discover/find/define the life goal? This is an important question, because this determines the … Continue reading Discovering your life goal
In my previous posts on managing one's own career, I mentioned that a great way to measure your progress in career is tracking it against your desired career growth path. This is a great way because it provides us with the most direct way of mesuring the return on the time and talent investment we are … Continue reading Mapping your career path
This thought again came to my mind yesterday while talking to a relative of mine. She has great potential, good educational background, but she seems to be stuck in a company and gotten into a comfort zone she doesn't want to come out of. I tried very hard to make a case for doing something … Continue reading Manage your career, please!
Couple years back, a cousin of my wife, a student of class XII then, was torn between her interest and her college choice: she had been a gifted artist and painter as a child and in school and she wanted to pursue that as her career too, while her father wanted her to join some reputed law … Continue reading Family and Friends as career counselors – Revisited
I have had the opportunity to talk to many college going students and fresh college passouts about their goals, and most of the time I hear them talking about 'getting a job with highest possible salary'. Everytime I end up telling them to look for jobs with learning and growth potential instead, and most of the … Continue reading Career management gives better return on your talent investment