Career Mantras

3 common interview questions job seekers struggle with the most, and how you should answer them

It is quite surprising that the trickiest interview questions are simple, common and straightforward. But while they seem simple, how you answer is actually what counts. Managers across industries are looking for analytical and sharp thinkers who can make a great first impression.   It feels great to land in your dream job and even more greater to have an idea of tackling difficult interview questions asked by the HR of your dream company. Here, jobmantras brings you 3 interview q.. More
Posted by:  JobMantras.com Editorial Team Date:Jan 30, 2018

Things You Should Not Say During a Job Interview

Are you looking for a job? Are you attending interviews? If yes, this is the time for you to understand that one wrong answer can cost you the position or role you are targeting. Whether you are a fresher hunting for your first job or an experienced professional, committing false move during job interviews can drain your confidence level. As interviewees, you generally refer to various questions for preparing yourself towards answering a job interview questions. But, taking time and answering is.. More
Posted by:  JobMantras.com Editorial Team Date:Jan 25, 2018

How To Answer The "Tell Me About Yourself" Job Interview Question

“Achievements and qualifications have earned you the interview; attitude and personality will earn you the job”   Most interviewers start an interview by first asking the open-ended question – “tell me about yourself”. It seems like an easy question, after all it is a topic no one knows better about than you yourself. Yet you would be surprised how many people find it most difficult to talk about themselves! They either ramble on and do not know how t.. More
Posted by:  JobMantras.com Editorial Team Date:Jan 22, 2018

How to Read a Job Description

The internet has made it possible for candidates to have access to thousands of job vacancies at their fingertips. This does not mean that you should be applying for each of these jobs. Research shows that only 2% of applicants actually get called for an interview. The remaining 98% do not even meet basic qualification criteria. Applying to each and every vacancy would increase your rejection rate and may end up making your job search a frustrating and disheartening process. While searching f.. More
Posted by:  JobMantras.com Editorial Team Date:Jan 16, 2018

6 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job

When it is your first job and you're ready to start your career, you barely know whether the job role really interests you or is this the right line of business you are willing to craft your future towards.   “You'll never know what you're capable of until you take that first and go for it”   Remember! We all have to start somewhere. A start of a new job or career are the most memorable ones yet stressful. Every job comes with ups and downs which.. More
Posted by:  JobMantras.com Editorial Team Date:Jan 09, 2018

7 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Job Search

Job search is a tough process. Mistakes don't go well with a job searching process. In today’s competitive market, even a typo in a systematic resume is enough to knock you out. During a job search, being careful of what you write, say, apply and pitch will ensure you impress recruiters. To help you, we have rounded up a few of the common mistakes that job seekers typically make.    1. Ignoring Offline Channels of job search A common mistake many job hunter.. More
Posted by:  Mahak Wadhwani Date:Jan 04, 2018

How to score your goals (Courtesy ET Panache, 29th September, 2016)

  Leaders get ahead in the game simply because they set their rules -and play to win. Here are eight qualities that help them succeed Every per son's path to success may be unique but there are a few at tributes that are com mon. For his book The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common, author Richard St John conduct ed interviews with more than 500 highly successful peo ple, from the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson to Martha Stewart.He entered transcriptions of ever.. More
Posted by:  Courtesy ET Panache, 29th September, 2016 Date:Sep 29, 2016

Foreign MBA or Indian MBA?

  So you have decided to do an MBA? And are now wondering whether to do the MBA from India or abroad? The million dollar (pun-intended) question is: how do you compare an Indian MBA degree with a foreign MBA? Although the overall content in an MBA course would generally remain similar irrespective of the institute, what does make a difference is the overall experience including stature /ranking of the institute, pedagogy, quality /diversity of students, quality / credentials / .. More
Posted by:  Prakash Kewalramani Date:Sep 16, 2016

How to Resign

  “Enough is enough, I can’t take it anymore, I’m moving out from here.” Have you ever felt like saying this??? The greatest essential towards success is, understanding when to move on in your career! If you have indeed decided to move on, you need to make your parting graceful and professional. This will ensure your leaving your employer on good terms even if your stay in the organization has not been to your satisfaction. If you want to know how to .. More
Posted by:  Prakash Kewalramani Date:Aug 30, 2016

When is the right time to change jobs?

Today’s Generation-Y changes jobs very often! At times, more than twice a year!!!  If we compare the ratio of people switching jobs frequently with those who don’t change, this figure is very high! The question naturally arises: is it a necessity these days that we change our jobs so frequently? Although candidates do get jobs “at the drop of a hat” (due to the severe talent crunch India is currently facing), the fact remains that “no one li.. More
Posted by:  Prakash Kewalramani Date:Aug 08, 2016
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