The Future of Careers


In our parents’ time, joining the public sector ensured job security and perpetual employment (till retirement). Most of our parent’s generation stuck to one company throughout their working life. The economy was stable and upheavals were rare and contained. During my time, multinational firms were the rage and we would stick with a company for […]

20 questions to ask a recruiter (or friends in the target company)


Pay and reward How will my performance be measured? How will my targets be set? And how much say will I have in setting them? Who are the key decision-makers that I will need to get along with? And how would you describe each of them? How regularly will my pay be reviewed? And when […]

Should I do the certification courses like NCFM while doing my MBA?


There is a lot of wishful thinking that goes on in the name of placement. The reality is based on demand and supply. For example, some one asked me yesterday whether they should do NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM) modules. The objective is to get into brokerage and investment banking. My answer was as follows: […]

The downturn in the economy

by suggests what to do if you do not get a job.  

I hate my boss


I have discussed beliefs before. Any action has a response based on beliefs. If you believe that the company you are working in is bad, all your judgements will be coloured negatively. If you believe, like all humans, companies occasionally make mistakes, you give it a benefit of doubt. The company is not forcing you…your […]

How do I get a job in these troubled times?


These are bad times. Demand for MBAs is less than supply so salaries are going south. All MBAs are not created equal, some are more equal than others – some MBAs will get better jobs by virtue of their work experience, their college reputation and the location of the college. Job portals are out. Every […]

So I have this brilliant idea! What can I do with it?


“I am a new joinee to my organisation and I have a great idea which can add to the bottom line as well as advertise me to the powers-that-be. However, I am not confident that my boss agrees with me. “ Step 1. First things first. Do I really know that my boss will not […]


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