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Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes

Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes

1. Resume lacks focus

2. Resume is duties-driven instead of accomplishments-driven.

3. Resume items are listed in an order that doesn’t consider the reader’s interest.

4. Resume exposes the job-seeker to age discrimination by going too far back into the job-seeker’s job history.

5. Resume buries important skills, especially computer skills, at the bottom.

6. Resume is not bulleted.

7. Resume uses a cookie-cutter design based on an overused resume template.

8. Resume lacks keywords

9. References are listed directly on your resume.

10. Resume’s appearance becomes skewed when sent as an e-mail attachment and/or resume is not available in other electronic formats.



THE BEST ! Reply from boss

The Resignation Letter:

A Boss looking through his Mail Box was astonished to see a mail from an Employee who was supposed to be busy working at Client side on a critical project. It had the subject – “TaTa – Bye Bye”. With the worst premonition he opened the mail and read the content with trembling hands:-

Dear Sir,
It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you, but I’m leaving the job. The offer was too lucrative and attractive for me to turn down. I had to abscond because I wanted to avoid a scene with the HR and you. I am sorry but I had no choice.

The project is working fine. There are only 108 issues pending, out of which only 38% issues are High Priority. Hence I am sure there is no need to worry about. The next Phase of major enhancements I have been working upon, have been completed halfway. I am sure the new person who would replace me would not understand what all I had done so far. Hence, for his and your convenience, I have taken care to remove all the work that I had been doing this far for nearly 3 months now. I am sure you will appreciate my insight and “big heart”.

I am of course retaining the Originals that I had retrieved for the purpose of Passport verification with me, considering it as a parting gift from you. Of course, I will not pay the bond amount that I owe the company (since I Am breaking the bond). But I will consider this as a parting gift from our Dear company. I moving out of town since the new company is situated in another City.

Also, I have changed my contact number. So you will not be able to get in touch with me, to congratulate me. But I know your blessings are always with me. Last but not the least. I also have the Rs 12000 entrusted to me by our company’s cultural events group, for the upcoming movie event. I am sure you would have wanted me to keep it with myself as an added bonus from our company. I respect you very much, hence your wish is my command.

Don’t worry sir. I am 2 years experienced now, learning so much from your company. So I will surely use this knowledge to write better programs for the new company. Someday I’m sure we will meet sometime in the future. If you wish, I will surely be glad to give my employee reference for you to apply for a job in the new company which I am joining.

Your faithful employee,

At the bottom of the page were the letters “PS”. Hands still trembling, the Boss read:

PS: Dearest Boss, none of the above is true. I’m am still busy working at client side. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my “Request to reconsider my Salary Appraisal” attached with this mail. Please approve it and call when it is safe for me to come to our Office to discuss this.

My respect and Best Regards to you!

Do you want to know what the Boss replied? Here it is …

Dear faithful employee,

It is good that you have taken matters into your own hands. We felt that if we had initiated this it would be a black mark in your career and considering your 2 years of faithful service to the company we didn’t want you to suffer.

Regarding the originals, you have all my blessings along with them as a parting gift. If you check your pay slip, you will find that we had been deducting a sum of Rs 1000 towards “Insurance against Bond Breaking”. This should cover the loss to company due to your decision to break the bond and abscond. So you need not have any guilt.

As for the pending work, we already have trained a person at offsite to replace you (it was part of our rotation and ITSC plan) and he is already familiar with the programs that you have created. Moreover, we had taken a daily backup of the programs and so we have the latest programs with us. So no worries on this aspect too.

You may also be very interested to know that I have also resigned and am moving to the same company that you are moving to. I came to know about your move as it was me who took your interview and also selected you to be a part of my team. So you don’t have to tell me your new contact number and I will ensure that the Rs 12000 is compensated in ways that will not impact you too much. I’m sure you would want to add value to the new company through your finances and your effort.

I will initiate your exit formalities here. It is good that you will be absconding because the exit formality is much quicker and you can also join the new job much earlier. I verified with the HR and found that you have Rs 20000 as dues to be paid to you because of your non availed leaves. I will arrange to transfer that money to my account as I’m sure you will want to reward me for ensuring an easy, quick and no strings attached exit for you from this company.

All the best in your new job!

Yours sincerely,

PS: Dearest Employee, All the above is not true. This is just to show you how much more worse your situation could be. So be happy with the appraisal that was sent to you and enjoy your work!!

With best regards,

Dont Miss This..

Don’t miss even a single word…Every second is worth reading this mail… Too good

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and…..

So you believe in God?
Absolutely, sir.
: Is God good?
Is God all-powerful?
: Yes.
My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)
You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Is Satan good?
: No.
Where does Satan come from?
From…God.. .
That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)
Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Yes, sir.
So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)
Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you.
Tell me, son…Have you ever
seen God?
No, sir.
Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
No, sir.
Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Yet you still believe in Him?
According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist.
What do you say to that, son?
Nothing. I only have my faith.
Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.
Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
And is there such a thing as cold?
No sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)
: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat.
But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go
any further after that.
There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of
. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it ..
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)
What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student :
You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright
light, flashing light….But if
you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? In
reality, darkness isn’t. If it were you would be able to make
darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
So what is the point you are making, young man?
Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Flawed? Can you explain how?
Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor.Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)
Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)
Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)
: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable. )
I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
That is it sir… The link between man & god is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive.
NB: I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. ..and if so…you’ll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same…won’t you?….
this is a true story, and the
student was none other than…….. .

APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India



How To Recruit The Right Person For The Job?

Put about 100 bricks in some particular order in a closed toom
with an open window.

Then send 2 or 3 candidates in side the room and close the door.
Leave them alone and come back. After 6 hours and then analyze
the situation.

* If they are counting the bricks, put them in the Accounts department.

* If they are recounting them., put them in Auding.

* If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in

* If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in operations.

* If they are sleeping, put them in Security.

* If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in Information

* If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.

* If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has
been moved, put them in Sales.

* If they have already left for the day, put them in Marketing.

* If they are staring out of the window, put them on Strategic Planning.

* And then at last but not least, if they are taking to each other and
not a single brick has been moved, Congratulate them and put them in
Top Management.



Love Letter or Offer Letter??

Dearest Ms Sneha,

I am very happy to inform you that I have fallen in Love with you since the 20th of October (Thursday). With reference to the meeting held between us on the 19th of Oct. at 1500hrs, I would like to present myself as a prospective lover. Our love affair would be on probation for a period of three months and depending on compatibility, would be made permanent. Of course, upon completion of probation, there will be continuous on the job training and performance appraisal schemes leading up to promotion from lover to spouse. The expenses incurred for coffee and entertainment would initially be shared equally between us. Later, based on your performance, I might take! up a larger share of the expenses. However I am broadminded enough to be taken care of, on your expense account.

I request you to kindly respond within 30 days of receiving this letter, failing which, this offer would be cancelled without further notice and I shall be considering someone else. I would be happy, if you could forward this letter to your sister, if you do not wish to take up this offer.

Wish you all the best!

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,

HR Manager




Positive Thinking….

Father : “I want you to marry a girl of my choice”
Son : “I will choose my own bride!”
Father : “But the girl is Bill Gates`s daughter.”
Son : “Well, in that case…ok”
Next – Father approaches Bill Gates.
Father : “I have a husband for your daughter.”
Bill Gates : “But my daughter is too young to marry!”
Father : “But this young man is a vice-president of the World Bank.”
Bill Gates : “Ah, in that case…ok”
Finally Father goes to see the president of the World Bank.
Father : “I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president.”
President : “But I already have more vice- presidents than I need!”
Father : “But this young man is Bill Gates`s son-in-law.”
President : “Ah, in that case…ok”
This is how business is done!!
Moral: Even If you have nothing,You can get Anything. But your attitude should be positive

Think Positive….




Hi All,


After using a variety of job searching methods, such as networking, approaching employers direct, scanning the newspaper, Internet etc. you have finally landed an interview. The initial excitement begins to subside as nerves get the better of you. Thoughts of messing up begin to plague you. You have this vision of making a complete fool of yourself ….spilling a cup of coffee on your pants, dropping your documents on the floor as you enter the interview room, not being able to answer a question….the list goes on! Well, it’s only natural to feel nervous and anxious, especially if it’s your first interview and a job you are really keen to obtain. You can do things to help avoid the typical ‘nightmare scenario’ every applicant goes through. Important tips follow to help you meet the challenge of an interview. With some vital preparation, you should find the interview experience less daunting and may even enjoy it!

What is an interview?
The interview is basically all about selling one thing – YOU. It’s all about convincing the employer you are the right person for the job. Through the interaction you have with the employer he/she will be assessing you on your skills, strengths and weaknesses and qualifications, not to mention your attitude, aptitudes, motivation and maturity. No wonder people find interviews somewhat daunting!

The Right Approach
Approach A positive way of approaching the interview is to see it as less of a contest and more of marketing exercise – a ‘performance’. Focusing on the performance rather than the contest (or outcome) will keep you concentrated on those factors that you can influence, for example, the way you introduce yourself or answer a particular question. Perform well and the contest / outcome will take care of itself. Consider it as a ‘conversation with a purpose’. Not only is it an opportunity for the employer to gain more specific information about your ability to perform the job, but it is also a chance for you to obtain information about the position, employer and organisation.

Preparing to Perform
A Thorough preparation is the most important step you can take to performing well. Employers are continually amazed at the number of applicants who don’t bother to find out basic facts about the industry, profession or organisation. They are also amazed by the number of interviewees who haven’t bothered to find out about themselves. It’s unlikely you’ll be selected for a job without being able to articulate what the job involves, what you are good at, what you want in a career etc. It’s in your best interests to avoid being one such applicant so prior to interview make sure you:

Find out the details of the position, especially the selection criteria. It is important to find out about the job and what the employer is looking for and most of all how your skills, experience, ability and personal qualities meet the position requirements. Ask for a position description, or speak to someone doing similar work about his or her job.

Research the organisation – find out about specific facts about the company, e.g. what its products and services are; recent events which have had an impact on the organisation; how many stores, offices it has and their location? What are the organisation’s strategic directions? Future plans? Employers look for applicants who show real eagerness to work for the organisation, i.e. an applicant who shows initiative in researching the company. There is a wealth of information you can refer to including annual reports, company websites, business directories such as Business Who’s Who of Australia and Kompass Australia, RMIT’s Careers and Employment Service, trade magazines, professional journals and libraries. An even better way of getting information is to talk to someone who either works for, or has knowledge of, the organisation.

Be clear about your skills and abilities, personal qualities and experience. By preparing practical examples, this should help you to demonstrate to the employer that you have the qualities he/she is seeking. For example, you may have been promoted to Store Manager in your part time retail job. What does this translate to? It’s a good way of demonstrating your leadership and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to accept responsibility. Remember, you must be prepared to talk about yourself (without overdoing it), so be forthcoming with information about you.

Think about questions you may be asked – when preparing answers to questions likely to be asked, it is important to keep in mind what it is that employers are really seeking in an employee. Learning answers to lists of sample questions is not the right way. However, anticipating what you will be asked is the more sensible approach to take.

Try to think of a range of examples you could use to illustrate your answers to questions. Think back over your studies, extra curricular activities, employment and other interests. Employers will often look for past behaviour, which will often predict future performance. Interview questions are designed to elicit this information. For example: “Can you tell me about a time…” “Can you describe a situation where you … .” These type of questions reinforce the need to think of concrete examples.

One way of preparing practical examples to use in an interview is to write skills/qualities the employer is looking for on a blank piece of paper and list relevant examples (drawn from all aspects of your life, not just study). Describe each example in detail (who, what, where, when etc) – the aim being to jog your memory in the interview, so that if you are asked a question about teamwork, for example, you will have a range of fully fleshed-out examples to draw on.

Example questions
Questions you can expect to encounter and the rationale for asking those questions are described below. A full preparation means having an answer for each of the following:

Why should we employ you? / Why do you want this job? – An invitation to ‘sell yourself’ on the basis of your interest in the position, skills and personal qualities and how they match with the employers requirements. Tries to identify how well you understand the organisation’s needs and how confident you are of your qualifications for the job.

Why would you like to work for our organisation? / What do you know about us? – Another effort to establish what you have to offer and how your needs and those of the organisation complement each other.

What does teamwork mean to you? – Employer is looking for evidence that you understand the needs and attributes of others and ways of ensuring that everyone contributes to a common goal. Think about team projects you have participated in as well as extra curricular activities, e.g. sport and other team activities.

How do you see yourself in five years time? – This question is looking at your ambition, motivation and ability to look ahead. You need to be realistic in your expectations and demonstrate you have given some thought to your future.

What are your strengths and weaknesses? -The employer is interested in your assessment of your own abilities. Provide examples to back up your claim. When speaking of weaknesses it is best to answer in a positive way, i.e. turn the negative into a positive, expressing your desire to learn more about a certain area, or describing the action you have taken to improve something you were not confident about. For example: “I would like my computer proficiency to improve, so I have enrolled in a short course, to further develop my computer skills.”

What have you learnt from some of the jobs you have had? / Which did you enjoy most? Why? / How do you think the work you have done will prepare you for this job? – Is asking you to describe aspects of your work such as working under pressure, dealing with different kinds of people, teamwork, working with or without supervision. Provide examples of activities or behaviour exhibited in these jobs which demonstrate such skills or qualities.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? – Employer is interested to know why this was important to you, how you set about achieving it and what obstacles you had to overcome.

Why did you choose to study X or Y/drop subjects/transfer to another stream? Which subjects have you enjoyed/disliked? What led you to choose this career? – Such questions are exploring your motivation and commitment to the work, logical thought and decision making processes.

Other possible questions: What entrepreneurial activities have you been involved in? What do you do in your spare time? What do you think it takes to be successful in this field? How would previous employers/friends describe you?

And…don’t forget behavioural questions such as: Summarise a situation where you took the initiative to get others going on an important issue and played a leading role to achieve the results wanted.

Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stresses that tested your coping skills.

Other Pre-Performance Factors
Having knowledge about the job and yourself is most but not all of the battle. A number of other factors can still affect your performance. Make sure you:

Know the interview logistics – be clear about the exact time and place of the interview and the interviewer’s full name (and correct pronunciation). Consider transport and parking arrangements. These may seem obvious, but you will be amazed at the number of applicants who turn up on the wrong day, or wrong place…or even ask halfway through the interview if they can go and put money in the meter. Sound impressive??

Understand the interview context – know the process and structure of your interview. Is it a first round interview? How many rounds are there? How long will it go for? Does it just involve an interview or are there other considerations such as a test or tour of the organisation? What is the work role of the person(s) doing the interviewing?

Understand the type of interview – there are a range of different selection procedures to assist employers in the screening process. Interviews may take several forms:

· One to One

· Panel interview

· Group interview – with other applicants.

· Assessment Centre – series of exercises (usually over a period of 1-2 days) designed to demonstrate a candidate’s skills in relation to the position for which they have applied. and include:

· Role Plays – to assess a specific skill, e.g. customer service, dealing with conflict, negotiation

· Psychometric testing – I.Q., aptitude, personality

· Lunch with managers – to assess your cultural fit, see how you manage yourself.

Prepare questions to ask the employer – remember an interview is a ‘two way street’. By asking questions it not only reinforces your interest in the position and your preparation, but provides the opportunity for you to see whether the organisation will give you the growth and development you seek.

Questions you could ask should focus on the following:

· Induction and Training Programs

· Company growth plans

· Culture of company

· Reporting relationships, i.e., to whom you will be responsible

· Changes happening at industry level

· The next step, i.e. when can you expect to hear if you have been successful.

Avoid asking questions that already have been answered, that indicate a lack of preparation / ignorance or that focus on benefits to you, e.g., salary.

Appearance – if you’re the type of person who wakes up in the morning only to discover the clothes you want to wear either haven’t been washed or are missing a button…then it is advisable to prepare what you are going to wear to the interview the day before!

Careful planning of your appearance is essential, as this could be what sets you apart from all other applicants. If you are well presented, it shows you care about the job and are willing to make the effort. Be comfortable with what you wear, otherwise you may find yourself focusing too much on your clothing rather than the interview questions.

It is generally advisable to dress conservatively (unless you are going for a position where you will be expected to very creative and artistic). Choose darker colours (said to present a more confident, authoritative image) and wear a light colour near your face (said to project vitality). Avoid anything too “loud” or “busy” and keep accessories simple – “nothing that jangles or dangles,” shine your shoes, wear stockings or socks, clean and trim your nails and make sure your hair is neat and styled away from the face. Finally, don’t overdo perfume, after shave or makeup.

The Performance
Now that you are adequately prepared (and hopefully feeling more confident), it’s time to actually perform. Here are some do’s and don’ts to guide you through the interview process.

Things to do include the following –

· Arrive 10-15 minutes early to give yourself time to settle down

· Greet the interviewer with a smile and a firm handshake

· Wait until offered a chair before sitting

· Maintain good posture

· Smile

· Be attentive, listen and communicate

· Maintain eye contact

· Ask for a question to be repeated or clarified if you don’t understand it

· Take your time to think the question through (not too long!), then give a relevant answer

· Use examples to make points credible

· Look and sound enthusiastic and interested without overdoing it

· Ensure good points get across in a sincere manner and express your thoughts clearly

· Maximise strong points, minimise weak points

· Sell yourself!

· Find out what happens after the interview

· Thank the interviewer/s for their time

· Take note of the questions asked and review your performance

· If you have not heard anything by the time specified, phone and ask. if you have not been successful. Also ask for feedback.

Things to avoid include the following –

· One syllable answers, e.g. ‘yes’ ‘no’

· Fidgeting

· Smoking (even if offered one) or chewing gum

· Interrupting a question

· Lying

· Criticising previous employers and / or teaching staff

· Coming across as a ‘know it all’ · Lack of career planning/vision

Post Performance
Your goal after each interview is to improve your performance next time. Treat every interview as a learning experience – remember what went well and what needs to change. Seek feedback from the interviewer and, if appropriate, incorporate their suggestions in your next performance.


Best Regards,


Reference : Cite HR

Psychopath Test

Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the
bottom for the result.

This is not a trick question.

It is as it reads.

No one I know has got it right.

Q : A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a guy whom she
did not know. She thought this guy was amazing. She believed him to be
her dream guy so much, that she fell in love with him right there, but
never asked for his number and could not find him. A few days later she
killed her sister.

Question: What is her motive for killing her sister?

[Give this some thought before you answer, see answer below]


She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again.
If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a
test by
a famous American Psychologist used to test if one has the same
mentality as a killer .

Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the
question correctly.

If you didn’t answer the question correctly, good for you.

Territory Sales Executive

Job Title : Territory Sales Executive.
Job Location : Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
Qualification: Preferably B. Pharma

About the company : A Multinational Company. One amongst the leading and fastest growing company in the field of healthcare in India, catering to therapeutic segments such as Anesthesia, Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Orthopedics, Dialysis Treatment & Home Care. With its wide range of products & services, the company in India is regarded as a comprehensive Solution Provider by its customers.

Product Classification of the Company :
Their products can be broadly classified under the following categories:

Equipments (Surgery, Intensive Care, Dialysis)
Surgical Instruments & Implants Sutures
Single Use Disposables (Ward, Critical Care & Anesthesia)
Pharma Products (Plasma Volume Replacement, Anesthetics & Clinical Nutrition)

Job Description :

Main Functions:
1. Achieving sales as per targets in terms of value & units.
2. Develop strong KOL base of 20 each for all therapeutic areas.
3. Achieve desired market shares in defined area.

Key Responsibilities :

Contact Person : Preeti

Contact Number : 65931551/52

Email :

Business Development Manager

Job Title : Business Development Manager
Job Location : Ahmedabad.

Company : One amongst the leading and fastest growing financial services company in India, offering end to end advisory and consultancy services for successful syndication of fund raising needs of corporates and also having their presence felt in Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

Services they provide are :: Debt Syndication, Equity Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory, Strategic Business Unit, Insurance, Investment etc.
Key Skills Required :

  1. Evaluation of Industry Reports and Analysis.
  2. Identifying the fund requirement of the clients. Meeting the clients. Presenting the Company Profile and source the business from them.
  3. Responsible for mandate procurement.
  4. Identify the Banking Institutions / Facilitate the transactions to the sanctions.
  5. Must have knowledge of term loan, capital market etc. to run the transactions.
  6. Providing Financial Advice and Debt Syndication.
  7. Financial project evaluation for fresh investments.
  8. Credit appraisal and risk analysis of clients, vetting of credit sanctions within regional limits, interacting with the credit committee in respect of financing proposals generated, controls over receivables,
  9. Funds Mobilization/ Working Capital Management
  10. Liaising with Banks /Financial institutions and grooming the existing relationships as well as establishing new ones.
  11. Active involvement in various Investment banking activities.

Contact Person : Preeti

Contact number : 65931551/52

Email :

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