- Tips on becoming an attractive job candidate, on managing money, and on handling bosses were the favorite topics in this year’s Career Journal columns.
Tips on becoming an attractive job candidate, on managing money, and on handling bosses were among the most-read Career Journal columns on India Real Time in 2012. Here we recap some of the best-read advice for job seekers.
1. Why resumes get rejected: A resume should be your passport to an interview but bloopers can send it straight to a trash bin. In this column, we spoke to recruiters and human-resources experts to find out common mistakes job seekers make in their resumes.
2. How to manage your salary: Young professionals are often busy trying to get higher salaries but have little clue on how to make the most of what they earn. We asked experts how professionals could go about securing their financial future.
3. How to say no without being fired: One common dilemma that employees face is to say “no” to their boss without making him or her angry. Experts shared some tips on how to make this happen.
4. How to get your boss to notice you: Bosses can make your life easier or make it hard to survive in a company. This column talks about how you can improve your relationship with the boss, and get his or her attention.
5. Is your boss a control freak?: This is a column for managers who micromanage their employees, and for employees whose bosses want to be involved in every step of their projects.
6. When Work Makes You a Worse Person: Excessive work, short deadlines and an unfriendly work environment can take a toll on your mind and body. We spoke to psychologists for suggestions on what you can do if your job makes you bad tempered.
7. What Managers Can Learn from Akhilesh Yadav: When Akhilesh Yadav became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh in March, he was credited for his party’s success in the state. In this column, experts analyze Akhilesh Yadav’s strategy for leadership.
8. When a Young Boss Meets an Old Employee: What do you do when you are younger than the employee working under you? Do you let the employee do whatever because of his age? As the older employee, do you resist any help from a younger boss? HR experts share tips to solve these dilemmas.
Readers, tell us which Career Journal column you liked the most, and what work-related issues you’d like us to cover in 2013