10 Tips To Negotiate That Pay Rise You Want

10 tips to Negotiate the Pay Rise that You Want

You have sweated it out for the entire year, aced challenging assignments, nailed high-profile deals and felt like a shining star. When it is time to bring all this up at the discussion table for an appropriate reward or compensation hike, you must put your best foot forward. Here are a few ways you can adopt to make the conversation meaningful and make your boss look at the things, your way.

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10 Tips To Take Your Career To The Next Level

Taking your career to next level

Companies across the globe are working with tighter budgets and operating leaner, than before. Pay hikes and promotions in most traditional industries are tough to come by. New themes and business models are emerging today that can impact your career to great magnitudes. You must be aware of the trends and match pace with them, regardless of industry or the functional area you work in. 

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Moving from Dependent to Independent

Changing from Dependent to Independent

Despite being multi-talented, women form a meager 26% of the workforce in India. According to research, India’s women labor force participation rate is one of the lowest in the world. What’s more alarming is that there has been a downward dip in the percentage of women in corporate in recent years, despite the economic growth the nation is making. Many qualified, talented women in India quit their high paying jobs to care for their young kids and family.

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5 Tips For New Moms Returning To Work

New Moms returning to work

A new mom’s entire day revolves around her baby, leaving little or no time for herself. Adding to this, a day’s work at the office might seem like an impossible task if you are on your maternity leave. With preparation and support, you can surely ace being a career woman and a rock star mommy.

Returning to work is one of the most dreaded milestones for most new moms. A million doubts might cross your mind and you could find yourself feeling thrilled, guilty, nervous and anxious, all at the same time. Here are a few things you must consider before you return to work:

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

My name is Richa Chauhan. I reside in Baroda. We have a small family of four, apart from me – my dear husband and two sons. I am passionate about everything that is a creative medium of expression. I love writing, speaking, acting and making videos. Recently I have been attracted towards zero waste lifestyle, though not easy but I am trying my best to make a difference.

2. Was your break a conscious decision? What were the obvious fears when you started looking out for openings?

My children have never been a problem for me whenever I had thought of reviving my career, (Radio Anchor in AIR, copywriter in an Advertising Agency, now an English Teacher). The only pressure was to keep “people” happy at home. All my breaks were due to their insecurities. And I gave up thinking it as my “DUTY”. Finally had to take my stand, though changed my stream drastically but thanks to social media for being the outburst of my creative ideas.

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How I started my Bakery

Article by Sylvia Rodrigues, Entrepreneur.

I have been working all my life to meet the financial needs of my family. However deep within somewhere for so many years I wanted to start my own bakery as I have a lot of passion in baking but never got the time to do something that I wanted to do may be because of the responsibilities that were never ending. Be it my maternal family who needed me or my daughter, my husband…life continued with 9 to 6 job. I am thankful to God for giving me this ability to help me raise my nephew who completed his mechanical engineering, niece who is now an MBA and now my daughter who is in STD 6. It is this year that I felt now I can take a break for myself and spend the time doing what I want to…hence took a break from my job, having said that it wasn’t an easy decision because there were so many questions still to be answered like how will the EMI get paid, what if my daughter needs funds to pursue her education? Will I be able to support her financially when she needs me? What if my baking thing doesn’t work? So many unanswered questions!
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In Conversation with a Working Mother

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

I am Usha. I work remotely as the head of content and SEO. I worked for 4 years in the IT industry before taking break. 

My dream and passion:

I had a love for numbers right from school days. I wish to work in the field of analytics in a big way.

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

Passions & Dreams are not two separate words for me. In fact one leads to another. If I am passionate about something I dream to fulfil it. I dream a plan to execute the passion into reality.Breaks are a part of any process and yes i took in that spirit.

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Economic Centeredness of Indian Women Professionals

Indian women and money have always shared a salient bond; their ability to manage the household budgets amidst soaring commodity prices, their determination to save every penny possible, to name a few.
Post liberalization and opening up of the economy in 1992, an increased number of women professionals have entered the corporate world witnessing a jump in the workforce participation rate of women from 17% in 1992 to 24% in 2012.

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

Article by Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Ms.Anuradha V

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams. 

Like every other ambitious girl, when I was out of college I thought I would conquer the world.  Thought I can do everything.  There was no IF or BUT or CAN I DO.  Everything was possible.  Was to be a very successful corporate executive with an intention to make a difference to the organization I work for and also to the people who worked with me. I now have an Art store where I sell stuff that I handmade.  I also have a unit to recycle stuff and make new items.

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