Best Companies to Work For In 2015

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Seven hundred companies signed up for India’s Best Companies to Work for 2015. Over 1.8 lakh employees across 20 sectors were surveyed, making this the most comprehensive survey of workplace culture in India. Let’s take a look at the top 10 Best companies to work for in 2015.

RMSI, Rank: 1

RMSI is an IT services company based in the National Capital Region offering GIS (geographic information system), modeling & analytics and software services. The company edged past Google India, which has consistently topped the survey for five consecutive years. RMSI had topped the rankings in 2009. For almost a year now, RMSI has been busy communicating its core values, mission, culture and vision across to all its employees. The company focuses on simple employee engagement practices like holding timely workshops to help employees develop life skills.

Google India, Rank: 2

At Google, an HR activity that translates into employee satisfaction is that they can play a role in managing how their careers are shaped. Every employee takes ownership of their career. They manage their own career and are supported by their managers in the process. This process helps employees feel a sense of empowerment to take critical decisions about what they want to do as a next step to build their career. They are also working on building a more transparent HR system where there isn’t just an annual performance appraisal by managers and peers but also a system by which employees can evaluate their colleagues to give real time feedback. Google has also put its weight behind preventive health checkups for spouses of employees (unique to India) as well as educating employees against unconscious biases.

Marriott Hotels, Rank: 3

Every person who works for Marriott is called an ‘associate,’ not an employee. Many of the employees have worked for more than 10 years, even as Marriott in India is just 15 years old. Marriott’s culture is simple – ‘Take care of the associates’. The company has retained this policy for almost 86 years. They believe that this makes the employees take care of their customers and which in turn helps in customers coming back to their properties.

American Express, Rank: 4

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How To Get Noticed By Recruiter In 6 Ways.

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1. Put Yourself Out There

Assuming you already have a presence on LinkedIn, there are a few simple ways to use the platform to make yourself easy for hiring managers and recruiters to find you.

  • Add examples of your work (i.e., presentations, articles, projects, videos) that show off your talent.
  • Ask colleagues, former co-workers, and clients for recommendations
  • Write and share interesting blog posts on your topics of expertise, which—if you have a point of view and strong writing skills—will get read, shared, and liked.
  • Optimize your profile for keywords so that you’ll come up in search results.

2. Build a Social Media Following

Are there specific brands and companies you’re interested in working for? If so, follow them on social media channels like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Share their news with your own circle so they can see that you’re helping to spread the word about what they’re doing. If it’s a small company, there’s a good chance the social media manager will notice and follow you back. As per research, 52% of hiring managers are checking candidates’ social media presence before reaching out. So, be smart and use this as an opportunity to make yourself look smart and up on the latest trends relevant to your industry.

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Is it the time to look for another job?

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1. Has your job become monotonous?

In order to advance in your career there is a need for the continuous acquisition of new skills and knowledge. If you acquire more knowledge your foundation will become stronger and you will have ability to grasp even more knowledge. If you are not doing any challenging work your professional development will start to stall. In that case, ask the manager for more responsibilities and challenging work. You can also raise the hand for volunteering in things like contribution in trade magazine or speaking at agreements. In case you want to face new challenges consistently there are always many things you can be part of.

2. Not interested with your new job responsibilities?

If your company has changed course in terms of products or services, or if your responsibilities have changed, you might not be enjoying the day-to-day tasks as much as you once did. Find out whether the change is permanent or if you’ll be doing more interesting work again in the future. At the same time, it’s also possible that you’ve simply become more interested in another professional area that your current employer doesn’t cover.

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You got the job ? Now What…

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Realize getting the job is not an Achievement

No doubt everyone’s first step is to get the job. But after that also no one can rely on that job for long- term security. You can lose your job anytime when Manager feels that your work is invaluable for the organization. Don’t waste your valuable time over things like, “I have just joined the organization and need to know the people around me”, “Satisfied with the salary plus incentives provided by the organization and hence early start in the work is of no use.”

Care a little more than everyone else.

There are many people who don’t care about the excellence or their growth in the organization and also least care about the customer services. When you show a little extra care to the client as compared to the other people in the company you are likely to get more business compared to others. Not only this, the satisfied clients can also refer you.

Know what other people in your organization are working on.

Connect people within your organization. Spend time thinking about who in your external network can help you with your work. Become a bridge builder. Bring opportunities, new deals, more business, or increased media exposure. Assistants are easy to replace. Cubicle employees are being commoditized. It is quite difficult to find a bridge builder. They are the one who knows how to connect with others and is impossible to replace. Your boss knows this. You should too. If you want a promotion, become a master connector. If you like people and want to succeed in life, become a master connector.

Think and Leverage.

Even if it is your first day on the job, think about what your ideal next move would be. One more essential thing to add here, don’t leave chance to prove yourself at any point of time. Cultivate new skills within the organization. Get new ideas on the table and discuss that with your boss so that you are valuable to the organization and can get long term stability with promotion in the same organization.

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5 Ways To Be Efficient At Networking Etiquettes

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Don’t be Shy

The first rule of networking is to not just sit on the sidelines. Being an introvert will not help. Do not shy away if you have to take lead to get a conversation going. You just need to get out of your comfort zone first. Don’t be a wallflower and stick to one corner of the room. Instead, introduce yourself to as many new people in the room as you can.

Do not Hard Sell

It is better to warm up first rather than straight away jumping to sell your product or service. While networking, one must remember to first get comfortable with the new connections and this may take time. It is better to wait rather than jump the gun.

Never run out of Business Cards 

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6 Ways To Stand Out From The Job Hunting Crowd

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Today in the tough job market, count for job seekers are more as compared to job roles available in the market. This competition makes you aware about the fact that in order to aim the target or achieve your goals you need to stand out from the crowd. Below are the factors that can help you succeed in the next job search.

Give your Resume the ‘x’ factor

Your resume is the first impression before the potential employer so it is essential to put the best foot forward. Keep your resume updated, outline your skills plus include the major career achievements intelligently and concisely. Also be sure that the resume has no spelling error and grammatical mistakes. Including QR codes in your resume can turn the CV into info graphic and make the recruiter think that you are aware of the ever-changing tech world.

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Five Questions Every New Employee Should Ask

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Every organization demands certain attributes or skills to achieve success. An insight into those on the very first day can give you a head start in a new job.

History of the Role

It’s most important to know that whether the position you have been hired for is ‘new’ or a ‘replacement’. If the role is new, then one should be able to check the proper route map of one’s growth and if it’s the replacement then one should know the exact reason for the same. These two questions will support you to estimate the elevation of your career graph.

Expectations from You 

Most organizations fail to spell out clear expectations with time frame. Ask for it in writing, ask questions on the same, and seek clarity before going about achieving it. It’s important that one should have an understanding of the management’s expectations.

Understand the Vision of Co

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Before, During And After Interview Tips

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Before:

Practice

Everyone is aware of the proverb “Practice makes man perfect” so before applying for any interview make sure you have practiced well and in case of under-confidence issue you can anytime conduct mock interview with family and friends. Also, be prepared scintillating with the bullet points that is mentioned in the resume.

Research

Explore the company website and also keep yourself updated about the recent news articles. Company website enlightens us with the work culture, achievements and accolades of the organization. Researching the company implies that you value the time of the interviewer and are also passionate about the opportunity.

Dress Up

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5 Essential Office Etiquette Tips

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Appropriate Dressing

While some companies seem to be relaxing dress codes for employees, there are some fine lines which shouldn’t be crossed. One should dress comfortably and in business casuals — not being bound by ties and jackets. Having said that, office wear should be subtle and professional. Torn attire, apparel with obscene/offensive messages don’t belong in an office.

Maintain Eye Contact

Some of the bigger concerns around office etiquette these days are looking into your computer or smartphones when someone is talking as it’s disrespectful. Be receptive to those who are talking and do not look elsewhere.

Mind Your Language

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Ten Most Common Interview Questions

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Tell me about yourself

This means: “Give me a broad overview of who you are, professionally speaking, before we dive into specifics.” You should prepare about a one-minute answer that summarizes where you are in your career and what you’re especially good at, with an emphasis on your most recent job. Keep your personal life out of it; your interviewer isn’t asking to hear about your family, hobbies or where you grew up.

What interests you about this job?

Focus on the substance of the role and how it interests you. Don’t talk about benefits, salary, the short commute or anything else unrelated to the day-to-day work you’d be doing, or you’ll signal that you’re not particularly enthusiastic about the work itself. Interviewers want to hire people who have carefully considered whether this is a job they’d be glad to do every day, and that means focusing on the work itself – not what the job can do for you.

Why did you leave your last job?

Don’t discuss conflicts with your manager or co-workers, complain about your work or badmouth employers. Job seekers are commonly advised to say they’re seeking new challenges, but that only works if you’re specific about those new challenges and how this job will provide them in a way your last job didn’t. It’s also fine to cite things like a recent or planned move, financial instability at your organization or other reasons that are true.

Why would you excel at this job?

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