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Interview Questions, Answers and Tips!

Correct, comprehensive and effective insider tips for job seekers, is your single stop for answers to all the tough, sometimes bizarre questions that interviewers around the world can test you with. Job Interviews carry high stakes and can be extremely stressful given the high stakes that they carry. Interviewers can be moody but overall, interviews follow a definite structure. After personally conducting countless interviews and reviewing 1000s of resumes I have squeezed all the tricks into the easy to follow

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Exiting A Job – Do It Right Underpaid? Stagnated role? No recognition? No growth? If these are questions on your mind then you would definitely be justified in looking for alternatives in the job market. But you have to be careful in making the quit – while it can be easy to simply put down your ‘I Quit’ papers, it may not always be the right thing to do. If there is one question you must ask yourself to determine your move, it is – ‘Am I happy?’ Given the results of hundreds of surveys conducted every year, the satisfaction level of most employees is generally not high. But this doesn’t mean they all quit. Take some time and evaluate your situation. Why do you think you’d be better off with another job? Sometimes we tend to compare our present conditions with a utopian job (something that is an imaginary ideal scenario). According to HR the circumstances that provoke an employee to quit are; a) Loss of interest in the area of expertise / domain b) Issues with the manager – think of the boss as rude or incompetent c) Sense of stagnation of responsibilities at the role d) Feeling of undervaluation in terms of compensation and positioning

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e) Insecurity due to concerns with the growth of their business / organization f) Disconnect / conflict between personal values and organization’s culture Generally a span of three to five years with an organization is considered good and if there is consistent growth, employees should continue. But if there is doubt in the employee’s mind, then the job market seems enticing. You can assume that you will get a better pay package as you will negotiate that before taking up the new offer. That reminds me of the golden rule…

Never quit your current job until you have another in hand This rule doesn’t apply to extreme situations but in 9 out of 10 cases it should be adhered to. Several individuals have some to me and said that for the job that they are doing, their peers are being paid twice the salary (in other companies). When I ask them how they know, the answer is mostly ‘I have heard so’. While I don’t say gossip is always false, it is generally spiced up. To boost social image people sometimes boost their salaries to false levels. Do your research before calling your company ‘cheap’. You don’t want to be hasty and quit only to find out that you were drawing average or better than average salary which no other employer will beat.

Do an honest self-assessment Always do a complete and honest self-assessment to gauge whether you would be able / capable of shouldering larger responsibilities outside. We all feel we should get more, but never tend to evaluate whether we actually deserve it. Reason with yourself what you desire, what you would need to bring to the table and whether you have what it takes. Once you examine your situation and conclude that you would be better off with another employer, work steadily towards achieving that goal.

Time is on your side I say this assuming you have your job and are under no threat of losing it. If you decide that your current employer is not valuing you correctly or there are no growth options, research research research. Find out what are the possible growth options for a person with your specific skill set and work experience. Check if your employer is able to provide that growth option; if yes, then figure out why it is not being offered to you.

Interview Questions, Answers and Tips!

Caution The excitement of getting a new job can lead to negligence at the present job which may hurt you. Continue to give your 100% to your present job so when you do leave, your employer and your colleagues remember you as a great person to work with.

Communicate Sometimes a simple conversation can work wonders. There are differing opinions on this aspect where one group of experts think that employees should talk to their employers about their concerns before starting to look for another job and another school of thought says that a talk will simply put the employee on the radar. I believe that when an employee is unhappy with the present situation, even before the decision of quitting has been made, it is a good idea to gently talk about your concerns with the manager. I use the word gently only because like the latter group I too feel that if the employer thinks you are too unhappy to work, a pink slip may arrive before you find another job. Find out what your manager’s views are on your career growth and if he agrees with your concerns. Give sufficient time for resolution of those issues and if still nothing happens, you have done your best.

Graceful goodbye Whatever your reason for quitting, the exit must be done in a graceful manner, without burning any bridges. Experts opine that the decision to quit must first be shared with the immediate manager (preferably face-to-face) and then with the colleagues. Know your notice period and other formalities to be completed. All exiting employees must serve the required notice period as per the company regulations. Work with your manager to transition your responsibilities to your successor. Ending one employment to begin another should be effected without permanently snapping ties with the previous employer. Maintaining a healthy relationship with your previous employer and colleagues is not only cordial, but may also prove professionally beneficial in today’s world of constant movement. Always keep a Win-Win attitude in mind!

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Knowing when to quit your job is very important; while it can be easy to simply put down your ‘I Quit’ papers, it may not always be the righ...