Showing posts with label career counseling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label career counseling. Show all posts

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Tactics To Achieve Career Growth



Personal qualities go a long way in influencing the success rate of an individual in a fast paced society and a meticulously competitive corporate environment. The only way to taste the ladder of professional career growth is by possessing the requisite skills that are needed for the desired organization in today’s world. This article examines few of those tactics:

• Improving your employer’s ROI on you: It is a well-known fact that employee’s getpaid to produce results. The employer expects that an employee be at par, best or outperform the established objective in their position. The employer expects to get a higher return than the salary he/she invests on the employee. In other word he/she expects a higher return on investment (ROI). It is important to work hard in everything to deliver a higher ROI to the company.

• Professional development: Another common career challenges is professional development. Learning never finishes. Therefore it is important to continuously invest in professional development that is professional associations, training programs, certifications, education, the likes and reading professional literature. This helps you to stay a step above the competition and stay up-to-date with the modern advancements in your field. It is important to set aside an annual budget for your professional growth and development.

• Challenge yourself: Top professionals constantly discover and experiment themselves, pushing the standard bar to achieve more every time. If you are getting 100% results try boosting yourself to 110% results by constantly challenging yourself to accomplish more each time. 

• Network, network, and network: Building network is the most integral part to achieve a career growth. Knowing the right people in and out of the organization can bring wonders to your career. If you need a mentor to guide you, opt for a mentor that can create a difference in your career. 

• Become a better leader: The corporate world believes in leadership abilities like no other. Irrespective of your profession or title you should be able to show your leadership skills and be able to answer problem solving interview questions aswell. Be practical and develop your leadership skills. 

• Follow professional ethics: Qualities like reliability, punctuality, positive attitude, precision and punctuality are always valuable. The stronger your professional ethics are, the more successful your professional career will be. 

• Love all, serve all: Try volunteering on community initiatives, projects, internal committees and company presentations. Take on few extra tasks. The reward for such services will go beyond professional frontier. The stronger your marketing professional services are more wonders it could do for your career.


About Author: Joy Dsouza loves to write about professional career growth and the skills required building a strong career in an organization.

Tips To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Work For You



With the increasing number of listed users, LinkedIn is becoming one of the biggest social media platforms for small businesses to foster customer relationship, nurture new business ventures, build a reputation and enhance brand visibility. One question that usually arises in the mind of LinkedIn users is that: Is it enough to solely have a profile or there is something more I can do with the help of LinkedIn? About 90% of recruiters from very well known companies search for eligible candidates to fill in their job vacancies. More than that, an enormous percentage of B2B companies use this stage to find new customers. This is why it is important to get a good profile rank for LinkedIn users. Rewrite LinkedIn profile can surely help you to obtain higher profile level. Below we discuss few tips that can surely help to soar your profile views in no time. 

Update your profile: The first thing is to keep your profile updated by rewriting your LinkedIn profile. From period to period it is important to post something interesting and new in your profile so that the LinkedIn contacts get attracted and view your profile for new thought process, interests, position, assignment and location. The profile can also be updated by posting things like special dates, days and events. If you do not have something interesting to post, you can simply publish your profile by deleting some information. Then add back the deleted material and publish your profile again. New details can also be added by adding a comma or a full stop. All of these ways succeed for a profile update. It is important to rephrase or revise something everyday for your profile to build new connections and increase the number of customers to visit your profile on LinkedIn.

Remove better ranking connections: One tweak way to get excellent LinkedIn profiles is by deleting or removing those whose profile ranking stand higher than yours. By doing this, the profile views become higher on LinkedIn.

Participate in groups: One way to build strong connections is by participating in groups that interest you. You should strive to be the top contributor in the discussion that takes place in groups. You can also join homogenous groups where you can connect and share with people that share the same interest as yours. Or choose heterogeneous group where members have conflicting interests. The most satisfactory type of groups you should choose, are the ones that have the biggest number of members and those that let members post strong discussions. 

By doing such LinkedIn profile optimization techniques you can optimize your profile and progress in your career. 


About Author:
Joy Dsouza serves as LinkedIn instructor and loves to write about the importance of LinkedIn profile optimization.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Why Is Comprehensive Career Counseling Important?

There is a substantial relationship between our work and physical and mental health. Stress in any of these parts, such as work can threaten all other aspects of life and this is where career counseling plays an integral role. It is a method of assessing people’s values, interest and talents to help them discover a range of career options. It plays a vital role in supporting peoples career decisions that help them opt for the right job and brightens the realm of their work life.

Careers play a significant role in a person’s life, and hence, cannot be taken for granted. There are people who don’t get a dream job but are doing miracles at a job they never wanted to be. On the other hand, there are few people who are at the right place but disappoint when it comes to coping with the increasing burden of job responsibilities and gain recognition. In both these ways, a person fails to achieve their desired milestone, as it is not what their heart desires. Career counseling helps you to peep deep into your soul to get the right job with better team building and job responsibilities.

A counselor can be of great help in many ways to get a perfect job. Counseling is done one-on-one basis or simply in a group by asking problem solving interview questions towards a specific job, analyzing the individual skills, checking the aptitude for a specific job and learning the desired goals of an individual. It also helps to release stress of job search. Different people react inversely about the same tensions because of their experiences, backgrounds and values. Elevated stress levels in employees have a link with increased turnover, sickness, absenteeism, office politics, low morale and reduced productivity. Career counselors have a degree in psychology or counseling who use their strength to assist employees to know the way different characters work in a specialized setting. They also help individuals to improve their standard of work and boost individual’s level of confidence. This helps them to achieve milestones even under toughest job challenges and working conditions.

There are immense benefits of career counseling. Apart from it being a technical director in career direction, it also helps to maintain a flawless balance between professional and personal life. It also focuses on other aspects like better understanding, improving beneficial network, building interview skills and providing a brighter vision. It is also a guide for lost careers. When people switch jobs, the entire scenario is different in terms of responsibilities, team members, atmosphere and challenges. In such a case, a good counselor is like your best friend that helps an individual to befriend new challenges, new people and help gain strength to solve rough tasks with patience.

About Author:
Joy D’Souza clearly understands the importance of career counseling in an individual’s life.
The punch line here is that career counseling can do wonders in the personality and life of an individual. It brings out the hidden passion and talents to enhance career growth that takes an individual to better and newer heights.

An Introduction To IT Infrastructure Management




IT management is a diverse and extensive field and covers many aspects of delivering IT services. All successful organizations can smoothen the execution of their business activities by having a strong IT infrastructure that comprises of hardware, software and other components needed to deliver IT. Effective management of IT systems is dynamic to influence it and to provide improved services to clients.

The infrastructure management aims to effectively manage and utilize diverse components of IT systems to ensure best possible service to customer at all times.  Since most of the activities of the business are strongly dependent on the IT manager in multiple ways, it is essential that it’s efficiently managed and kept free from complications. 

IT management plays a significant role in mechanization of supporting performance, functions and service at all availability levels. Many organizations today are dependent on an IT project manager to manage applications, databases and global networks. The key objectives of IT infrastructure management are:

To increase productivity
To decrease replication of effort
To ensure that the standards are adhered to
To minimize business risks
To minimize operational costs
To ensure business plans are adhered to
To minimize the downtime
To improve business continuity
To increase adaptability
To improve service quality

IT infrastructure management plays an indispensable role to manage and optimize the complex SLA (Service Level Arrangements). Infrastructure management is popular because of the advantages attached to it. It efficiently helps to cuts down IT costs, which results in the overall achievement of organizational goals and profitability. This can sometimes be difficult to achieve but partnerships and collaborations with external IT vendors can provide an apt solution. Each enterprise has an exclusive set of IT management practices that are established over a period of time to meet the discrete challenges and needs of the organization.  

IT administration of the company can sometimes be extremely challenging, as IT infrastructure is a unique blend of capabilities and resources. IT infrastructure of a company has to be appropriate to the management activities and business needs that should be directed towards supporting the tactical and operative goals of the company. The focus should be to incorporate new infrastructure and maintain existing systems when needed. 

IT infrastructure management should be accessible to open for modifications or deviations in the future as this guarantees that the company is prepared to meet future business requirements. Since business applications cannot be built without sturdy project management skills and IT support, it is vital that IT infrastructure does not fail at any time. It is also important that it is well united with the long-term business objectives.

About Author:
Joy D’Souza provides best IT management services. He has in depth knowledge about how IT infrastructure management can help company grow along with profit. 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Top Challenges In Project Management

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Project management is a job much different from a technical director, in the sense that they require a variety of skill sets, including those to handle the technical aspects of the job as well as those to handle the emotional aspect of the team.

These are some of the challenges you may come across as a project manager, along with their suggested solutions:

a. Hiring the team

A project requires a diverse range of professionals working together, and a successful project requires them to bond together as a group. This is something the manager has to ensure while choosing his team.

The solution to this problem may be problem solving interview questions for the prospective team members. This would help you analyze how they think and put together the like-minded professionals.

b. Motivating an unmotivated team member

Your team will have all kinds of members, those who are excited to work and those who couldn’t be less motivated about the job. And you need to learn to handle both the kinds.

A solution to handle the unmotivated team members is career counselling. If they’re not suitable to pursue the career they have chosen, you need to help them figure out what they are suitable for. Maybe not for the immediate goals of the team and the company, but to help the greater cause.

c. Office politics

The difference in attitudes, behaviors and, in some cases, background of the various team members, leads to conflict of opinion between the members of the team. More often than not, this takes the shape of office politics where one group tries to undermine the other in front of the higher ups, and one of the worst effects of this is the shift in focus of the members from their work to useless activities.

The solution to this can be to curb the conflict as soon as it starts without letting it grow to that level. This may be done by talking to the conflicting members and trying to mediate the issue, or by a strict approach, depending upon the circumstances.

It must be noted that the above mentioned solutions may work in some situations and may not in some others. The biggest trick in the job of a project manager is to figure out the unique solution to every problem before this problem enhances to a level they can’t recover from. The technical job of the project manager has its own challenges, but they may be figured out by books. But problems like handling office politics is something that requires a unique creativity and experience to figure out.

About Author:
The author has a vast experience on the job of career counseling and is now a writer and motivational speaker for those who are looking to follow his path.

The Secret To A Successful Project Management

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Project management is a blend of many tasks.  One needs to write up everyone else’s job and fill in the various positions in the loop lying empty. The technicalities of the job are not tough to understand for any motivated project manager. But with the growing competition in the industry, you need to come out with an edge over the others.

Here are some answers to the question, what are some unique project management skills a successful manager requires;

a. A link between higher ups and the project team

A project management success depends upon the communication between the key management of the company and the project team. This, a lot of times, requires diplomacy of a politician. Because a project manager needs to handle many uncomfortable situations, and needs to act differently in each. He needs to be different at a presentation in front of the bosses and very different while handling an irresponsible subordinate.


b. Managing through change


Project management skills require a person to be able to manage the team through a changing technology, atmosphere, etc. This skill, however, gets the trickiest when it comes to managing the changing emotions and attitudes of the team members. A manager needs to be careful of what triggers a member in some way and make sure the same is used to make him motivated to work harder.

c. Strict but funny

A project manager needs to be likeable. The most important among the many reasons for this is, he needs the team members to open up to him considering him one of their own. By knowing the team better only can he make sure he can manage their diverse attitudes and fickle emotions. But this should not come in the way of keeping his team disciplined enough for the office environment. Too casual an environment may not be good for the efficiency of the team. Neither would too strict an environment. Success of Project management depends upon figuring out the line between the two for your specific team.

d. Using client expectation as the basis of his strategy

As a project manager, one would get a lot of factual details. Using those details to make a technical plan is something every motivated project manager can do. In order to bring out the edge, one should learn to read between the lines. Figure out the expectation from the perspective of a client and the capabilities of your team, and use them to form a strategy.

The rules for an IT project manager are not different from the above, except that as an IT management needs to learn to manage through both emotional change and technical change at a regular basis.


About Author:
The author Joy Dsouza has worked in the capacity of a IT project manager for some of the most successful projects in various countrie