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Career Development Archive

Importance and challenges of long tail of skills profile in any organization

Today’s organizations are far more complex than they used to be. Businesses require expertise in more than one area. This leads to organizations employing people with several different skills profiles. Gone are the days when we had a large number of employees with similar skills sets. Skills profiles are diverse and there are many skills profiles...

Democratising career development within the organization

Facts Career development remains the most important concern of employees. They want to know how they will grow within the company and what opportunities exist or will be available to them in the future. Ownership of career development is not so clearly defined. Is it that of HR? or, is it the immediate supervisor’s or...

Say no to resumes. Why?

Three reasons why we need to do away with resumes It is a minimal text world We live in a world of 140 character tweets and short messages, while resumes are textual and verbose. No wonder, most people don’t read resumes. Average time given to a resume is just a few seconds. After all we...

Here’s Why Resumes Don’t Sell Anymore

Resumes – The Challenges Resumes have several limitations. To understand why, let me explain to you a typical recruitment process and how resumes fail to serve their purpose. Every hiring process begins with the hiring manager (or any other person assigned with the task of filling the vacant position) creating a job description.  Never mind...

The Title Inflation Trap: Why Your Skill-Set Matters More

Eric is a mid level manager who’s just done an MBA. A new job is in the bag, he has a title that sounds impressive, the money’s in the bank – but his career is going nowhere. Should he be worried about his growth in a time of rampant title inflation? The simple answer is...

Panch mantras of professional satisfaction

Panch Mantras (five elements) of Professional Satisfaction What do we expect from our job? Why do some jobs seem to be better and some not? Why do we feel that we enjoy or do not enjoy the work? We will analyze the key factors that, give or take away satisfaction at work. We will call...

Profile, Engage and Develop Your Skills With A Career Development Plan

Building a rewarding career rests primarily in the hands of every individual, and yet, many progress in their careers more by accident rather than through a process of informed decision-making. Why does this happen? Can a career development plan put you on track? There’s a reason why the most popular notion might not necessarily be the...