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Tips for a Better PR Career

Highly talented Public Relations personnel are in high demand in the Gulf countries. While they need to be a part of every business, they are an essential part of large multinationals. There have been some changes in the original job description of PR officers in recent years. There is more to the job than just […]

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Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

As a sales and marketing professional, an essential requirement is excellent public speaking skills. This is a known fact to everyone when they join this profession. But what is just a myth is that without possessing good verbal communication skills you cannot be a part of the sales industry. And another myth is that verbal […]

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Career Advice for Young Professionals

New to the corporate world? Not sure what to do and what not to do? Can’t figure out why your boss is not particularly happy with you?  These are some of the emotions most young professionals go through at the beginning of their career and if they don’t learn well, these situations linger on. Five […]

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Move up the Corporate Ladder

Waiting for the promotion? Might have to wait forever if you think that it will drop in your lap some day since you happen to be the most deserving candidate. It requires some serious efforts to move up the corporate ladder. Inspire Act like a leader. Look at some of the role models and learn […]

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Seven Career Mistakes You Need to Avoid

At some point or rather many a times during our career, we have all made mistakes that we regret. Those mistakes have certainly shaped up our career the way it is right now. The wise thing to do is to acknowledge those mistakes, be aware of them, learn from them and then try to avoid […]

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How to Negotiate a Salary Raise

Career counselors are often consulted for teaching job seekers the art of asking a raise in the salary. This is because it is a skill that requires careful planning and execution. Here a few things that need to be considered while negotiating the raise with your employer: Research the market Find out the ‘going-rate’ for […]

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6 Job Search Mistakes to Avoid in 2010

Whether you are a fresh graduate or have a long work experience and looking for a new job, there are several mistakes that you could make on your job search that might result in failure to get the desired job. Many surveys conclude that applicants make certain errors or overlook certain key areas and end […]

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Tips for Applying for the Role of a Marketing Salesman

Just like it is difficult to hire the perfect marketing salesman, it is not easy for the applicants to sell themselves to the recruiter. How do you convince the interviewer you can pull potential customers, increase brand loyalty or bring in new business in the CV/resume or a series of questions and answers session of […]

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Improve Your Communication Skills – Make People Listen to You

Having effective communication skills is not just an essential requirement of the sales and marketing professionals but is must for workers involved in jobs at all levels and all departments in the organization. Communication involves two major things: listening to other people and having other people listen to you. Below are four ways to make […]

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2010 Challenges: New Job Search Techniques

A lot of effective job search techniques of the past seem to have become obsolete. A monotone “Dear Sir or Madam” has to be revised in order to attract more attention. Here are two important things that need to be addressed to while seeking the right job: Revamp the resume Recruiters and hiring managers do […]

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2010 Challenges – Career Networking

Recruiters and hiring managers, in the recent past, have been paying more attention to networking sites for searching the right candidate. In 2010, job seekers need to be much more conscious of their adequate presence on the internet so as to be approached directly by the recruiters. Professional networking and making and developing more contacts […]

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Manage Your Stress Level

Stress can be good or bad. A certain level of stress is essential for high performance. Whether it’s a sales target deadline to be met, or a closure of a business deal, to reach a high level of efficiency, the adrenaline surge triggered by stress will play a pivotal role. And yet we also know […]

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Don’t stop in recession: career goals are achievable

It is not arguable that during the current downturn economy, managers are over occupied with immediate issues and seemed to have postponed their career development goals. They do not necessarily have to. What can be done is the reduction in time spent on achieving the long-term goals. It is important, however, with your current job, […]

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Why You Should Rehire a Former Employee

Former employees who once had been valuable to the company are likely to hold value after the rehire. However, before you rehire a former employee, investigate two important things. One, why did they leave in the first place and secondly, whether they were on of the top performers on their job. It is not very […]