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How to explain Career Gap and establish suitability for the job ?

Mind The Gap Question : I am a MBA Graduate passed out in 2012. I worked in a distribution company as Administrative Executive for 8 months (January 2012 to august 2013) I didn’t taken any certificates like offer letter, reliving letter. After a long gap now I am searching for job in Human Resource Department. Can you please help me out on : a) How can I handle the interview without certifications and b) How can I self check whether I will suitable for the department or not?   Answer a) It depends upon how was your parting with the…
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Confidentiality – the Recruiter’s View

Sealed Lips Sink No Ships ! Confidentiality - The Recruiter's View Do these Scenarios sound familiar ? A)  You call up a Recruiter for  position advertised. Express your interest and need to know the Company Details. But Recruiter says he cannot tell you that. Instead he asks you to mail in your profile. B) A Recruiter calls you up. After some preliminary discussions, when you ask for the Company Name , he declines and says will revert if " further interest " No doubt this is frustrating. Why does the Recruiter  do that? At the same time, in such a…
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Posting Resume’ on this Site

Question :  Hi,I want to share my resume' in this site topjob.  Pls guide Don't be lost in the Crowd - Stand out ! Some thoughts on this : a) This  is an ENGAGEMENT platform. You engage here with us (and thereby raise your visibility with us as well as others ) by : Commenting on what is posted. Asking Questions Maybe even writing articles yourself in your field of interest/ expertise ( talk to us separately for that ). Telling us about your special achievements - your " Standouts " which may be featured in a separate section. All…
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The Salary Question !

The Salary Question ! Negotiate Better your Salary !   This is one of the most asked question by pretty much anyone involved in the Recruiting process - whichever side you are on.  And does lead to sometimes rather bad consequences- ultimately for the candidate. Different people have widely varying takes on this. Some say don't talk about it, leave it for " later ", employer should not be asking about it anyways, name a "higher" figure since invariably there  will be negotiations later, be armed with salary information of that company before hand .......etc., Here is our take  as…
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