PERSONAL FINANCE


5 things to remember when you are in this awkward situation With changing times, it is not uncommon to find parent and child, siblings or husband and wife in competing positions. With increasingly dynamic ambitions, divergent ideologies and winding career paths, the closest of friends and...

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Consider these 5 factors before you do so I just read a news item about a senior executive shifting from company A to company B and 'poaching' people from company A. This is hardly front-page news since it has been a well-known phenomenon for a long time. Senior people who change jobs attract...

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Don’t allow your moodiness to get in the way of your success We all know that changes in moods are a result of internal turmoil and external dilemma. We also know that several factors impact continuous changes in our persona which are then reflected in our actions. There are various studies,...

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In any new assignment, it is as important to unlearn as it is imperative to learn A friend, who was recently promoted, called me with a difficulty that many professionals face, but probably do not address consciously. He was in a particular role for about three-and-a-half years. His new...

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Salaries are the main focus of a job now, for any position. But it is important to retain a perspective on the relationship between your career and your compensation The common thread in every career move in one’s lifetime is negotia-ting compensation. Often, compensation tends to become the...

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How to transfer your skills to a different setting when your current career starts stagnating A 52 year old General Manager, Quality Assurance, working in an engineering company, is frustrated with his job. He has worked in this industry for 30 years with multinational and Indian companies. He...

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Over the past few months, readers have written several letters seeking ideas, advice and opinions on the subjects Ms Sheth addresses in her column. In the next few issues, she will share some real life cases, along with her responses - Editor Aqualified finance professional is working with an...

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An “I am right” attitude imposes a barrier on assimilation of wisdom from others and the environment The dictionary meaning of ego is “I; self of any person; self esteem”. However, “egoistic”, means conceit and an exaggerated sense of self! On a day-to-day basis, we come across various forms of...

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It will test your patience. It may even turn you into a wreck, says Girish Borkar The Finance Ministry has made e-filing of returns mandatory for most companies other than those claiming exemption under Section 11. In order to comply with the e-filing provisions, I downloaded three separate...

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You can be creative interpersonally, externally and as as a manager Creativity begins in childhood and we continue to use it in our personal and professional lives as adults. Creativity comprises inventiveness and resourcefulness, which varies with different individuals and changes at different...

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Teams that work out of fear become submissive and dependent I write this article on October 2, so I can not resist the temptation. If “Munnabhai” could leverage the Mahatma’s principles, then we could certainly use a bit of ahimsa, satyagraha, harmony and peace for conflict resolution at the...

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You can use your career search as a learning ground to discover hidden facets of your personal and professional self How do you keep up with yourself? What tools do you use to assess how you are evolving as a person and as a manager? Most of us claim that we know our strengths and areas of...

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It is not enough to simply be aware of discrimination based on gender, colour and race. You have to learn how to work with diversity I travelled to college by bus everyday, but avoided sitting on an empty seat intended for “ladies”, even if that meant a couple of hours of standing twice a day!...

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5 warning signs of losing the equilibrium between career and life I met a wise man recently who said something that made a lot of good sense. He said “Life is whole, whether big or small. Size does not matter. The apparent external separateness and diversity is being backed up by the wholeness...

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Fitting into new work cultures is not easy. Here is how you can blend well Do you remember the feeling of anticipation and anxiety on that Sunday night just before a new academic year commenced? You weren’t sure who would be your classmates and how the new class teacher might be. Most people...

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It is natural for managers to be difficult with their subordinates.  Here is how to handle this tactfully Recently, a senior executive from a large corporation was pointing out the pains of working with a highly egoistic boss. She said, “Since I am performing well and have been noticed by other...

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A recruiter-candidate association has several dimensions. Here is what you need to know to make the best of it When searching for a job, it is never quite easy to understand how to effectively manage your recruitment consultant. Most people are unsure of the interaction process as well as the...

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While setting goals, balance between your dreams, strengths and qualities and what you think are reliable milestones We tend to often hurt ourselves by not accepting who we are. Feelings of inadequacy and tentativeness about whether our chosen path is 'correct', plague us at various points in...

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Then what should you highlight ? Here are some tips Being interviewed for a job is like trying to calm a wailing new born! You know they want something from you, but cannot tell you. You spend most of your energy in the interaction trying to guess what they are hankering after and most times...

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It requires a balance of maturity, diplomancy and assertion How many times have you wondered what subordinates, who are senior to you in age, think of you? With a younger workforce at many leadership positions, it is now also a part of the Indian corporate culture to have older people report to...

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