Post image for Tackle the Elephant In The Room: Effective Salary Negotiation

The words ‘salary negotiation’ when interviewing at a new job or at discussions at an existing one, generates an icky feeling for most people. People feel guilty, awkward and frustrated to approach salary negotiations. So much so, that they are ready to forego the possibility of an increase to avoid the salary conversation. There are […]

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success illusion

Image Credit: All of us have been there at some point. We’ve looked at someone we know and felt a tiny bit of jealousy or wondered how they got it all going for them. Moms have looked at other moms and felt that twinge. How does she do it all? How does she manage to […]


Post image for Friendships at Work: Yes Or No?

As humans, we all crave social connections. It is an innate need.  We spend more than 50% of our waking time at work. It is quite natural to satisfy our craving to connect, with the people who are around us aka our coworkers. Is that the right thing to do? Should you be friends with […]


Changing face of corporate landscape

Search engine giant Yahoo announced laying off 15% off its workforce yesterday as a part of its $400 million cost cutting efforts. Autodesk is laying off 10% of its workforce. The Retail and Energy sector are the ones most hit. Mega businesses like Macy’s,Walmart, Halliburton etc have not been sparred and have already started the job cuts. […]


Post image for Job Search Taking Longer than Usual? How to Stay Positive and Motivated

The dreary cold winter months seem to go on forever. You sit at your desk and try to pull your robe closer, hoping to feel a little warmer. You realize that it is not the cold that is bothering you! But the frustration of applying for yet another job! It all seems to be catching […]


Post image for 5 Reasons You Stay Stuck In a Job That You Dislike

Is your job a J-O-B for you or a part of a career, a career that you have planned or unknowingly fallen in love with or at the least interested in? According to Gallup, there are 2 people that do not like their jobs for every one person that likes their job!! That is so […]


Post image for 5 Worst Career Changing Mistakes to Avoid

Are you one of the 80% of people who want to change jobs right now?Studies conducted in 2011 denote a whooping 84% of people wanting to change jobs at a given time! The numbers are not any different today. I have personally made and seen others make several mistakes while changing careers. Some have been costly […]


Post image for Your Ideal Career : Myth or Reality?

The dream job, the ideal career, your career utopia – does it exist? Will you get there? When and How?You’ve seen or heard other people talk about it but have never come close it. You’ve seen glimpses of it in your life but it disappeared as soon as it appeared..You are not sure if it […]


Post image for 5 Reasons Why Some People Are More Successful Than Others

Success is something we all seem to be striving for constantly! We each have our own definitions of success. To some, success could be the highest rung of the corporate ladder, to others it could be a sleek new convertible car and a country club home along with vacations to exotic places. To still others, […]


Post image for Help!Just Got Promoted from Peer To Manager, Now What?!

10.59 AM. The clock ticks away…You are a bundle of nerves waiting to enter your boss’s office. Nerve wracking moments are ahead of you. Its finally time to know if you made the cut..if you got the promotion that you deserve. You have worked hard to get to this place. You know deep inside that […]