Happy Republic Day!

January 24, 2009

This is just a post to wish you a happy Republic Day!! Have a great holiday ahead :).

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January 22, 2009

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How to handle Monday-Blues

January 12, 2009

Monday, Monday, what a drag!

And there’s only 6 days left,

Till those Monday Blues come around,

To remind us not to forget:

 

That Monday, Monday will come around,

And our happiness will be gone,

All because it’s a Monday Blue,

Without reason, rhyme or song!

 

If this is your mental thought pattern today, then read on for some jazzy tips and tidbits to break your Monday Blues in a flash!

 

Try a little laughter:

A young businessman had just started his own firm. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear the hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working.

He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments. Finally he hung up and asked the visitor, “Can I help you?”

The man said, “Yeah, I’ve come to activate your phone lines.”

Try a little nap perhaps??

Don’t worry about getting caught. You can use one of these lines just to ensure if you do get caught, you’re not sacked as well..

  • “They told me at the blood bank this might happen.”
  • “I wasn’t sleeping, I was trying to pick up contact lens without hands.”
  • “I wasn’t sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!”
  • “Amen”
  • “This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in the last time management course you sent me to.”
  • “Whew! Guess I left the top off the liquid paper”
  • “I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work related stress.”
  • “This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!”
  • “Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won’t wear off!”

o       “Darn! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem.”

Try to liven up your meetings the intelligent way

Tips to liven up your meetings, while you prove that your Master’s certificate is certainly worth it’s while:

o       Stand up and act indignant. Demand that the boss tell you the ‘real’ reason this meeting has been called.

o       Spill coffee on the conference table. Produce a little paper boat and sail it down the table.

o       Stay behind as everyone else, including the boss, leaves. Thank them for coming.

o       Give a broad smirk to someone else at the table. In time, smirk at everyone. Sometimes shake your head just a little, as if to indicate that the speaker is slightly crazy and everybody knows it.

o       Arrange to have a poorly-dressed young woman with an infant quietly enter the meeting, stare directly at the (male) speaker for a while, burst into tears, then leave the room.

o       Bring a hand puppet, preferably an animal. Ask it to clarify difficult points.

o       When there is a call for questions, lean back in your chair, prop your feet up on the table, smile contentedly, and say, “Well, here’s the way I see it, J.B…” (or any other impressive-sounding initials that are not actually your boss’s.)

o       Bring a small mountain of computer printouts to the meeting. If possible, include some old-fashioned fanfold paper for dramatic effect. Every time the speaker makes a point, pretend to check it in one of the printouts. Pretend to find substantiating evidence there. Nod vigorously, and say “uh-huh, uh-huh!”

Do something nice for your boss

A sure-fire way of improving your Monday is to step up and do something nice for someone else. Here’s an example of how to do something nice for your boss:

A young executive was leaving the office late one evening when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.

“Listen,” said the CEO, “this is a very sensitive and important document here, and my secretary has gone for the night. Can you make this thing work?”

“Certainly,” said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button.

“Excellent, excellent!” said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine. “I just need one copy.”

In closing

And finally, keep telling yourself that it’s gonna be JUST 4-5 days till your day/ days off and a WHOLE ‘nother 6 till the Monday come back around again! – Now that’s something to cherish ;).

 

Cheers and Happy Monday-ing!


About Résumé’s and TimesJobs Resume Services

January 7, 2009

What are TimesJobs Resume Services?

TimesJobs Resume Services is a feature on TimesJobs that aids an individual in the writing and developing of a professional resume (as well as other services pertaining to the creation of a well-rounded, expert resume). There is also the option of sending it to targeted consultants in specified areas or regions.

Why are TimesJobs Resume Services helpful?

TimesJobs Resume Services are especially helpful when you are trying to construct a winning resume that will get you the kind of job you need and want.

But you may be thinking why you need a resume first of all? People use résumé’s as a marketing tool, or as a way of highlighting their talent, strengths and skills that they intend (and can) bring to the job.

What does a resume need?

A resume should have such things as your biodata (your personal information like your date of birth, your full legal name, etc.), your academic qualifications and your work experience (if any, else just clarify in your resume that you wish to begin work as a fresher). You also add in your resume any other qualification or extra curricular activities you may have participated in (such as competitions you may have won). And last but not least, write a short paragraph (not more than a few lines) on what your future goals and aspirations are.

So why did I need help again?

And now you might ask, well, if making a resume was so simple, and entailed so little, then why can’t I just put one together myself? What’s all this hype about professional TimesJobs resume services?

You may find that you’ll need some help when it comes to creating and boiling down your ‘Fat List’ which is the basis of every resume.

Now what’s a Fat List?

A Fat List is the beginning step to creating a resume. It is a giant list of everything you’ve done and/ or accomplished throughout each year of your life – or as far back as is relevant to your job hunt. Fat Lists can be several pages long, hence its name – Fat List.

A Fat List will look something like this:

1998:

Completed 12th Grade

Was school captain

Won art competition

Did 240 hours of social work

Worked part-time teaching guitar classes

1999:

Enrolled for BA

Took up a Diploma Course in Music

Worked part-time at Dad’s factory

And on your list would go year by year as far back as is related to your job hunting.

But making this list is fairly easy. The hard part will come in when you end up with a giant list spanning several pages, and then need to trim it down to fit on just one page in a clear, concise, marketing-language way!

As a resume is THE tool you will be using to ‘sell yourself’ so to speak, it needs to be perfect. A consultant or potential employer will not spend more than a few seconds on your CV unless something there catches his eye or interests him.

Having your resume done by a professional ensures that you will get the maximum results out of your efforts with a job that is well-rewarding.