I am a big fan of experience. I think it holds innumerable lessons and deserves to be chased after like a thief in the dark. I also believe that number of years is an extremely poor indicator of experience. One could fit in a variety of experiences into a single year and another could live … Continue reading Too little experience
There exists some great advice in the world. One that we’ve all come across at one point or another is “Fake it till you make it.” This is valuable advice and holds true for all individuals. However, when it comes to employer branding, it might well be the perfect recipe for disaster. I am aware … Continue reading Faking it!
Last week, I was encouraged to take the Enneagram based on a recommendation by a friend who discovered it in a training program he just finished attending. He was so impressed by the test that I couldn’t help but feel amused. The cynic in me didn’t take the test for a while and with each … Continue reading Why do we love psychometric tests?
I remember every interview I’ve given in my adult life. I am also acutely aware of the pivotal part each interviewer played in determining the success of the interview. The task of an interviewer is not an easy one. Interviewing is an art and one that doesn’t always come naturally. We owe the mastery of … Continue reading How to get an ‘A+’ in interviewing
I want to share a story I heard last week – It was a fine Friday morning when one of the top performers of the team walked into my colleague’s room sobbing. This gem of a person had an unbeatable track record in academics and cracking tough business problems. Yet on that fateful morning, barely … Continue reading Are we doing Diversity Wrong?
Recruiting trends more often than not slip out from my circle of interest. To be vocally self-critical, I find myself either skimming over these or straight out ignoring them. However, when earlier this year, Sundar Pichai announced Google for Jobs, I had to sit up and take notice. It intrigued me not because of the … Continue reading Google for Jobs: The new beast in town
October has been quite an eventful month for HR. First, Tesla came under the spotlight for firing a large number of employees and then California passed a bill prohibiting an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant as a factor in determining whether to offer employment or what salary to offer. … Continue reading The war between salaries & transparency
The hiring teams have one of the toughest jobs in the organization. They have a herculean task of closing requisitions at the wild pace at which businesses open them. Added to that, they also face immense pressure to get the right people into the organization. Given the circumstances, it is only fair that to bring … Continue reading People Analytics 101: Getting Hiring Right
Ever since my last post on the best way to get a new job, I’ve been getting a lot of feedback. Everyone who has read it has come back to express frustration on the lack of responses to their LinkedIn messages. I admit, I get a lot of messages myself and I do not reply … Continue reading How to: Get a response via LinkedIn
Job hunts can be hard, depressing and soul-ripping. Believe me, I know. When I first began job hunting, I was insanely optimistic. I created a wish list of the 20 organizations I wanted to work for and did everything I could to reach out to them. I uploaded my resume on their database, hunted down … Continue reading The best way to get a new job