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How To Choose Your Career Path?

Most of us have or are currently facing the eternally dreaded and persistent question ― “Aage kya plan hai?”

This question has been stumping millennials and older generations alike. If you find yourself at the crossroads – starting your professional life, facing the possibility of a career change or something along similar lines, then Career Marshal might come to your aid.

In a perfect world, Sachin Tendulkar would still be plying his craftsmanship on the cricket pitch. But sadly, it is not true. So is the fact that not everyone finds their true calling in their childhood, if at all, and take career decisions accordingly. It sadly doesn’t work that way. On an average, a professional might have to change careers thrice in their lifetime. Instead of following what your parents did or doing what everyone says you should do, these tips from one of the top 10 job sites in the country might come in handy.

  1. Think about what makes you click.

This fact has been iterated time and again by our parents, popular fiction-verse and random strangers too sometimes. Best way to eliminate a job from your checklist is if it bores you to death!

Passion towards what you do is a common essential if not the most important in your decision to pursue a particular career line. Passion is what keeps you going even through the tough times. For thinking out loud ― is there a job that you will settle for less (or even free)?

Best way to find such path is by hit and trial – trying out all stuff until you find the ‘one job’.

  1. Balance the above with something you are reasonably good at.

What happens with most of us is that we may to face an ugly choice between what we excel at and what we want to actually pursue. On the interest of practicality, choose the former or the middle ground, if possible. For example – You might aspire to become a rocket scientist and you may be the most eloquent orator. The middle ground, you ask? A teacher at a university pursuing PhD. Focus on the skills you have best and your personality.

  1. Apply for some tests

A complexity that arises after the first two points is that what if you don’t know where your passion lies as well as what you’re good at? That is where Career assessment tests in college or schools come into the picture. Myers-briggs test is a good start. Test from Rasmussen College matches your self-reported skills and interests with potential jobs. For potential programmers, Switch recommends a coding career based on your preferences. About.com’s Job Search site has a collection of other career tests.

  1. Try an Internship

More and more students with no prior experience are testing out their skills through internships. They are  like regular jobs, though only for a small period of time. You can test out a particular industry – whether you see yourself being employed there.

At its best, it can land you your dream job in a company along with a full time contact and a hefty pay. At its worst , you may find the industry not to your liking, but you still end up building a network for yourself that may help you with future professional career paths.

  1. Find a Mentor

Finding a person in the upper echelons of the company that you wish to work for can be a big blessing. A Mentor can be anyone ― your relative, neighbour, friend or a complete stranger. They can provide you with insider insight and can elevate your career to the next level. So be in touch with someone like that through polite emails conveying your wish to shadow them and see what is it like. Sites like LinkedIn are a good way of finding someone like that. Word of caution : Always maintain a respectable distance and don’t harass them with incessant calls or emails. If they refuse, be a sport about it and move on.

  1. Take the road less taken

We all know the popular careers available to us—doctor, lawyer, teacher, computer engineer, police officer, store owner, etc. If you feel that none of them seem to kindle the fire inside you, then you may want to look at some unconventional career profiles that are just a click away on the internet. Even the government keeps track of them and you might hit gold on some government portal.  Even if you don’t find anything you want to ply your trade in, you just might have a good laugh over it.

  1. Ask around

You have to ask around with people about their jobs (assuming that people you come in contact with are not in homogenous fields).

Also, don’t forget your local library’s reference librarian can point you to career resources. Make it a point to keep mining for information on your LinkedIn profile for potential contacts and opportunities.

  1. Consider your gifts, passions and values

We, at career marshal, place importance on holistic development for someone seeking jobs.The perfect career for you would most likely fit the G+P+V formula, which stands for Gifts + Passions + Values. Consider your strengths and passions, as we’ve noted above, and your values — where will you draw the line in terms of seeking employment and ultimately, money?

  1. Chart out a career plan

Having some achievable milestones to follow in your career journey gives you an inkling of what path to tread on and what path to avoid to be as close to the set milestone as possible. Let us assume you want to be the CEO of a unicorn start-up. The first milestone would be coming up with a million dollar idea, literally.

Potential milestones thereafter is conducting research about the market demands and assembling a team of trustworthy professionals and so on. What if you see it going nowhere and want to switch to a coding based job? Hence setting concrete framework to follow is crucial.

Obviously, the most carefully laid out plans may not survive the real world. So, just trust your instincts and give it your all!

Happy job-hunting.

 

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The Power Of Social Media In Recruitment!

Digital Media has completely overpowered other channels of marketing as in this era, almost every company has started using the power of digital marketing tools. And, Social Media is one of the key aspects of Digital Marketing. When it comes to Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, almost all have them have a great pool of database. And, recruitment is all about reaching the maximum set of people. Therefore, recruiters now a days have started using the social media channels to attract maximum candidates. Here’s how social media is helping recruiters all around the globe:

  • More Reach

Posting a job vacancy on a social media channel implies that the vacancy is sure to get more reach. Simply, because almost all the top social media channels have a great number of users. Hence, recruiters these days are using the database of the social channels to expand their reach.

  • Easy to convey the message

With the advancement of technology, and the usage of social media channels, it has become very convenient to convey a message to a large audience together. So, if a recruiter wishes to inform something more about a job posted then it is very easy for him/her to spread the message through the channels.

  • More Transparency

As, almost all the companies now days are active on of or the other social media channels therefore, it becomes easy for the candidates to explore the company. Plus, the profile of the company on social media also offers a lot of insights about the company that any probable candidate wouldlike to know.

  • Easy to verify details

One of the most amazing features of social media is that it has made it very easy to verify some set of information about anybody. Recruiters may even choose to verify the details provided by candidate through his/her social media profile. Earlier, it was not that easy to authenticate the candidates’ details but now, just a few clicks can help a recruiter match the details.

Career Marshal also understands and values the power of social media. Therefore, we try to stay connected with the candidates and clients through our social media channels. Plus, we even share the job posts on our social media channels so that they get great visibility. And, we are sure that social media is going to get bigger and better!

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Tips to prepare for a recruiter’s job!

Recruitment as we know is a fantastically growing industry. The industry is becoming bigger and bigger every day, simply because all the other industries are some where or the other touched by this sector. Recruitment is also evolving with time, and the evolvement is resulting in cutting edge recruitment trends. Plus, the industry is one of the best industries to be a part of. So, if you want to try your luck as a recruiter, then here are some tips to help you get through the interview:

  • Don’t take it easy

Simply because you have been come over for an interview for a recruiter’s profile doesn’t mean the interview has to be as you expected it to be. As an aspiring recruiter, you might have done a lot of research, and you might be thinking that the interview will go as per your expectations. But, always remember that all recruiters are different. Plus, for an interview as a recruiter, you will have to be ready for some of the most unconventional answers.

  • Keep yourself abreast with the latest trends

Recruitment is evolving like anything. Therefore, it is extremely important to keep yourself updated with the avant-garde technology and trends. Plus, it is also pretty important to do a lot of timely research before appearing for the interview. Your interviewer will certainly be interesting in knowing about your knowledge and understanding about the latest trends.

  • Develop a good network

Network building is an important aspect of recruitment. Therefore, ensure that you have developed a good digital network, especially on the social media sights related to recruitment, in order to leave a good impact.

  • Keep that smile on

As a recruiter, you are required to be positive and calm. And, as a candidate also the recruiter would certainly analyze your confidence and positivity levels. For a recruiter it is very important to be a good listeneralso. Therefore, your listening skills might be up for a test to at the interview!

These are just a few tips to help you groom well for an interview for a recruiter’s profile. Other than these specific tips, the common interview tips shared earlier, should also be read in order to crack the interview. Plus, always remember that your resume pays a major role while applying for interviews as well. Therefore, make sure that you have a professionally built resume, and if not then click here to get a professionally crafted resume developed soon.

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Tips to crack an interview for a graphic designer’s profile.

Graphic designing is becoming a popular career option for creative people. Graphics are not used required for online activities but are also used for offline activities. Therefore, the domain has a lot of scope. Plus, with the advancement of the digital landscape, the requirement of graphic designers has reached a new high. Graphic designing is not just about creativity, but it also requires a lot of intelligence. So, if you are looking to get through an interview as a graphic designer then here are some tips for you:

  • Prepare a fantastic portfolio

One of the best ways to show you superb skills is via your portfolio. Make sure you prepare a magnificent, attractive and up to the date portfolio for the interviewer. Your portfolio will already give a good idea about your skills to the recruiter. Hence, ensure that you spend good time preparing a fabulous portfolio.

  • Gain good knowledge about the important software and applications

No matter how stunning your design skills are, as long as you are not able to display them, they are of no use to the companies. Therefore, companies would expect you to be well versed with the latest software and applications required to prepare graphics. Hands on experience of the latest graphic designing software and applications will help you to smoothly prepare spectaculargraphics as well.

  • Know about the dimensions and sizes

Social media posts, banners etc. are some of the most common creatives that are required by companies on a regular basis. Therefore, it is important to know, and memorize some of the most common sizes. This will not just give you an extra edge, but will also help you to save time while designs such creatives in the future.

  • Writing skills are an added advantage

Some of the creatives need attractive copies as well. Therefore good writing and communication skills will certainly add value to your profile. Hence, if possible, improve your writing and communication skills to add some more value to your resume and profile.

Well, listed above are a couple of useful tips which will help you to prepare well for the interview. Apart from these, one quality that can always get you the job for sure is your extraordinary creative skills. Therefore, keep improvising your creative designing skills to even crack the highest level interviews!

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Tips to crack an interview for a SEO Analyst

The era of digitalization has boosted the demand for people indulged in digit media activities. Form website and app developers to designers, from digital content writers to social media executives, digitalization has given rise to a lot of job prospects. In this era, when every company is trying to build and grow their online presence, one of the best ways to increase the visibility is through effective ‘Search Engine Optimization’. It is basically a process of changing the position of a web page or website, regularly, in search engine results with the help of relevantkeywords. On Page Optimization and Off Page Optimization are the two types of SEOs.

SEO as we know is a sought-after, and highly recommendable employment option. So, if you are already working as a SEO analyst, or you are planning to apply for a job as a SEO analyst then here are some tips to brace through the interview:

  • Study about the current trends

Digital Marketing is evolving like anything. Hence, for everybody involved in Digital Marketing, it is very much necessary to stay updated with the current trends and techniques. And, when it comes to SEO then we know that every company wants to get the highest ranking possible through effective SEO. Therefore, it will be very important for you to be abreast with the latest trends in order to help your company achieve the required goals. And, at the time of interview, you will surely be asked about the latest trends in SEO or even some in Digital Marketing, just to get an idea of your knowledge about the latest trends.

  • Know about all the tools, sites and terms used

SEO involves the usage of a few tools and applications. Therefore, in order to crack the interview, you must be aware of most of the common tools used to implement effective SEO strategies. Plus, you should also be aware of the terminologies uses in SEO. Good knowledge and understanding of the tools and the terms will let the recruiter understand that you have good amount of expertise for the job.

  • Share some experiences/numbers from previous organizations

If you have got some experience of working as a SEO analyst in the past, then it is a good idea to share some numbers with the recruiter. The numbers should highlight the effect of your SEO strategies. It is a decent way of demonstrating your capabilities.

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Tips to crack an interview for a team leader’s position!

Team leader is a pretty noteworthy, and responsible position in an organization. A team leader is not just responsible for managing a group of people, but is also responsible for churning out the required work from them, along with his own work, and that to in the specified time. The position requires a person to be responsible, but at the same time, the person needs to be quite adaptive as well. So, if you are also planning to go for an interview for a Team Leader’s profile, then here are some tips to help you crack the interview:

  • Showcase your people management skills

Key responsibility areas of a team leader mostly include the proper management of a group of employees. Therefore, the most important quality for this profile is ‘people management skills’. Hence, while preparing for an interview for this profile, make sure you think about several ways of showcasing your stunning people management skills. You may share some previous experiences as well, describing your management skills.

  • Share interesting ways of getting the work done from the team

Team leader is responsible for getting the work done by his team. And, in order to get the teammates complete their works, and meet their targets, the team leader may have to come up with some fantastically innovative ways as well. Like, regular appreciation, motivation etc. are some of the things which help a team leader to inspire the teammates to perform well. Therefore, while preparing for an interview, study about these skills, and make sure that you let the recruiter know about your skills at the time of the interview.

  • Be patient

Managing employees is undoubtedly a tough task. As a team leader, you will have to manage a wide variety of employees. And, in certain cases, your patience will be tested to the best. Now, at the time of the interview, the interviewer will certainly try and ask you about your patience levels, or he/she may also test the level of your patience through questions.

  • Your team is everything for you

An interviewer would be really interested in knowing your commitment levels towards your team. Your answers should put across a message that your team is everything for you. Just let the recruiter to know that you value your team but at the same time, you don’t lower down your individualwork quality as well.

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Tips to rock an interview for a Social Media Analyst Job!

We all have surrendered to the power of digital marketing, and especially social media. Social Media Marketing is ruling at the moment. In order to increase the visibility of a company or a product, Social Media is certainly regarded as the best place to utilize in order to boost the presence. Plus, with the widespread use of social media channels across masses, social media mediums like Facebook and Twitter have certainly become a boon for the digital marketers. As, Digital Marketing, and specifically Social Media is regarded as one of the most modern, and in demand career options in the market at the moment, therefore, setting up a career in the field is certainly not a bad option! So, if you are also looking to apply for some social media analyst jobs then here are some tips to rock the interview:

  • Your channels speak a lot about you

Social Media is all about engagement and interactions. Therefore, in order to leave a mind-blowing first impression on the recruiter, it is extremely important to maintain fabulous social media profiles. The way you manage your personal social media profiles will give a good idea about your social media skills. Therefore, before appearing for any interview, make sure your profiles are created nicely, and have enough number of interactions and followers.

  • Stay au fait with the new insights

As Social Media is growing rapidly around the world, along with the users, therefore, new and new technological advances are also being developed to make the platforms more useful for businesses. Hence, in order to make the best use of the companies’ social media platforms, it is very important to use the latest, and the most powerful techniques. And, for that you would have to be up to the date with the latest happenings. And, when you are well acquainted with the modern things, you would be in a better position to answer technical questions linked to the new techniques.

  • Be Creative

Now one thing that a recruiter will definitely try to find in you is your creativity. You need to be really creative and advanced in order to rock an interview for a Social Media Analyst position. Why? Because, as we know that Social Media these days is flooded with content all over, therefore, in order to differentiate your brand, and make a special name for yourself, you really need to surpass the competition. And, creativity is one such quality which will always help you to stay ahead of the competition!

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Interview Tips for Any Digital Marketing Job

Digital Marketing has certainly become one of the highest grossing sector in the corporate world today. And, it is only going to be bigger and bigger every day. Therefore, if you are also planning to start off your career in the digital marketing domain or of you are planning to switch to the sector then here are some fabulous tips to prepare well for an interview:

  • Grasp good knowledge about the online world

Digital Marketing is all about the online world! Therefore, in order to set your feet in the digital marketing space, it is indeed extremely important to get good understanding of the online marketing business. Online marketing is a little vast, and a bit intricate too, therefore, it is suggested to study different elements of the industry pretty deeply before appearing for any interview. As, here, we are taking about ‘digital’ marketing, therefore, you will surely get a great deal of useful information online, which will help you to understand the domain better and better!

  • Keep abreast with the new trends

Digital Marketing is the ‘new thing’, and therefore, it keeps evolving as well. For a good digital marketer, it is very important to stay up to date with the latest trends. On a regular basis, we hear something new in the digital marketing space, therefore, one of the key steps of preparing for an interview should be to be well versed with the modern insights.

  • Know the ‘main’ elements

Digital Marketing has got various elements. Hence, before appearing for an interview, it is better to explore the key areas nicely. Though, it is important to know about the new trends, however, you should have good knowledge and understanding of the main elements related to digital marketing as well.

  • Built solid personal profiles

As, digital is all about online presence, therefore, preparing a good personal social profile will also help you to get some extra points in the interview. You profile speaks volumes about you, therefore, if you have a solid, greatly visible personal profile, then you can surely leave a good impression on the recruiter. The recruiter will get a good glance of your capabilities, and you may end up winning the extra points!

The digital marketing space is growing rapidly around the world, and hence, many new job opportunities are being generated by the sector as well. Hence, it is undoubtedly a great idea to explore the sector deeply, before applying for the jobs in the Digital Marketing sector.

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Interview Preparation Part 12:Tips to prepare for an interview

Interviews are challenging, and therefore a decent amount of qualitative preparation is required in order to surpass the competition. Now, when we talk about interview preparation, mostly interview questions come to our mind. Well, preparation of interview questions is certainly one of the important things to do, but apart from that also, there are a plenty of things that a candidate can do in order to outshine. Here are some key tips to prepare for an interview:

  • Revisit your resume

Resume, your profile to the corporate world must be absolutely stunning. Though, it is very important to prepare a fantastic resume when you start applying for job, but in case you wish to revamp your resume again, for a particular job interview, then you should definitely do that! One of the best ways to give a mindboggling look to your resume is by opting the resume writing services of Career Marshal. We, have a brilliant team of experts, who have a great experience of preparing world-class resumes. So, in case you want to experience our services do visit our resume writing page.

  • Detailed research about the company

A plenty of interview questions are related to the company also. Plus, even you can add special touch to your answering by inserting somethings related to the company, in order to make your answers more appealing. Therefore, do not forget to do a deep research about the company.

  • Dress appropriately

In order to leave a fabulous first impression on the recruiter, it is a mandate to dress decently. Now, here, it doesn’t mean that you need to buy new pair of clothes or get special haircuts for an interview. But, you need to dress up smartly, and attractively. Your appearance tells a lot about your personality. So, do not miss to dress amazingly!

 

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How to apply for jobs at Careermarshal.com

Finding a job is a strenuous process, and it takes a lot of time as well as effort. However, nowadays, when everything is going digital, the job market has become digital as well. Therefore, now, it is very easy to find the most suitable jobs as well. However, not all the job portals are as easy to use, and efficient asCareer Marshal. Career Marshal is a one of its kind, and one of India’s topmost job portal which is conceptualized and created to enable the job seekers, find, and apply for the best job with minimal ease. Now, when it comes to applying for a job at Career Marshal, here are the steps to do that:

  • Go to Careermarshal.com
  • Click on the icon which says register
  • Key in your personal details
  • Upload your resume
  • Complete all the details necessary to create a profile
  • Confirm your email, and save your profile

Now, once your profile is created, it will be very easy for you to apply for various jobs. You will get an option to search for jobs, by inputting the keywords, which can be the designation or profile you are looking for along with the location. Then, once you key in both the details, just click on search, and a list of all the present vacancies will pop up on the window.

Now, all you need to do, just click on the relevant jobs, read the details, and hit apply. That is it! Soon, you will start receiving calls and emails from the recruiters (if your profile matches their needs).

Now, finding, and applying a job is pretty easy on Career Marshal. Plus, there are a huge number of companies, and recruiters listed on the platform. And, this ensures that you get a lot of chances and options!

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