May, 2020

Careers and Business

Khadi goes chic, turns money-spinner

Khadi, once the dowdy sartorial symbol of India’s independence movement, is now trendy and makes the cash registers ring. Designers are rocking the ramp with khadi collections and brands are seeing profit by selling their range made from hand-woven cotton fabric. The khadi collection by Fabindia, a brand that retails handcrafted clothing and home furnishings, sells like hot cakes. “We …

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hostile boss – give it right back

Does your boss yell, ridicule or intimidate you at times? Just ignore him if you want to get equal. According to a new study, employees felt less like victims when they retaliated against their bad bosses and, as a result, experienced less psychological distress, more job satisfaction and more commitment to their employer. “Before we did this study, I thought …

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Tips to de-stress at work place

With a demanding boss, a long list of to-dos, and negative environment, you get stressed in office. Beat the stress by downloading an app or gorging on oranges. List of ways to de-stress in office: * Take a two-minute mini vacation: Choose one of your favourite vacation memories and relive it without spending on the airfare! All of us have …

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Let workers surf internet to Boost Productivity

The new mantra to boost productivity is: Give your employees internet breaks during work hours to help kids in school homework or pay utility bills and not offline during lunch or coffee breaks. The consequences of online work breaks are momentary recovery, learning and satisfaction to begin afresh, a study has found. “Workers engage in online work breaks when they …

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Negotiating A Salary

The right answer to the question, “What’s your salary range?” is almost always some version of “I’m not telling you.” The person who gives the first number sets the starting point. But if that’s you, you lose. If you request a salary higher than the range for the job, the interviewer will tell you you’re high, and you’ve just lost …

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4 Ways the Workplace Has Become More Dangerous

Tips for Preventing & Handling Disaster & Distress on the Job Disgruntled employees, workplace bullies, active-shooter situations, illegal drug use, ex-spouses and dissatisfied clients – all can be found in a random sampling of the 2 million people affected by workplace violence in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “Of course, of the millions of …

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What successful people read Before Bed

The evening can provide a rare retreat from a jam-packed day for highly successful people. For many CEOs, execs, and other high achievers, the day begins early and is crammed with emails, meetings, and events. But the evenings can be a time to unwind. And for those who love to read, there’s no better time to pick up a book …

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How to use LinkedIn to land your next job

With its recent acquisition of Bright, a start-up aimed at matching job hunters with employers, business networking site LinkedIn is focusing more than ever before on the recruitment process. LinkedIn has become an extremely useful tool for job seekers – in fact, a recent survey in the US from workforce outplacement company Right Management revealed that 94 percent saw it …

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Setting Personal Goals

There is no better time to re-evaluate your career then at the end of the year, or the beginning of a new year. Many people feel that they are adrift in the world, ambling from career to career, not really getting anywhere. A key reason that they feel this way is that they don’t take the time to really think …

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Are you afraid of success?

A lot of people feel that they’re not successful, or at least they haven’t reached success in the areas that feel important to them. If you’re one of those people, ask yourself what keeps you from being successful. Chances are the only thing holding you back is yourself. The truth is that if you really want to be successful, you …

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