The curious case of India’s skills gap, and what it will take to close it

India’s technology landscape has evolved, creating a skills gap in many sectors. What do the country’s various stakeholders need to do to keep up with the change? On July 24, 1991, Manmohan Singh, the then Finance Minister of…

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Online hiring activity rebounds in July: Report

Following two successive months of decline, online hiring activity saw a rebound of 6 per cent in July on a month-on-month basis led primarily by the production and manufacturing sector, says a report. Following a decline of 8…

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4 Important Things To Consider Before Making A Midlife Career Change

When you eventually reach the age of 50, two things can easily happen to your career: You get the itch to try your hand at a different type of work that you’ve always dreamed of, or you find…

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The Value of Resume Review

As the old adage says, there’s no second chance to make a first impression. In the case of your job search, however, the first impression may be the only chance you are afforded to make any impression on…

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Be Honest When Writing Your Resume

When I’d just graduated from university, I registered for free job search training at a local Career Centre. For three weeks, career management advisors and job search counsellors gave classes on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills,…

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How To Make A Successful Career Pivot Over The Age Of 40

Feeling the need to transition to a new career after age 40? You’re not alone. While you can make a career change and leave one path to go on a completely different and divergent one, a career pivot…

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Importance of Career Development

Although the business environment has been endlessly experiencing negative changes such as economic downsizing and restructuring resulting in fewer hierarchical positions but at the same time the need for improving productivity while keeping a pace with continuously changing…

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Transferable Skills: What to Highlight on Your Resume

We all know how important it is to highlight relevant skills and accomplishments on your resume as a means to generating interviews. Sometimes though, you might see or hear of an opportunity that you would like to apply…

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What your social media presence says about you

Do you want the gatekeeper to your dream job to make an assessment of you based on that Facebook photo of you lying on the floor, legs akimbo after one too many sambucas? Probably not. What you do…

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How role playing can perfect your interview skills

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Communication coaches video their clients’ presentations to highlight distracting mannerisms or awkward body language. Role playing your interview from beginning to end (with a friend “acting” the interviewer) can do more than just reveal a limp handshake. A…

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