Whether you are looking for career advice or a piece of friendly suggestions on overcoming a specific challenge or you need a kick to transform yourself completely, a good book can be your friend in need. Books broaden a person’s horizon, helps with written and verbal communication skills and can help you unwind and relax. Whether you are the CEO of a large conglomerate or just want proof that your hard work pays off, some nice titles could inspire you with antidotes and sage wisdom.Read More » “6 Must Read Books For Women Getting Started In Their Careers”
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.
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.
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.
Article by: Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Dr. Suja.M.K. – Associate.Professor & Chairperson, Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.
I am very passionate about my profession that is Social Work. At 50 my dream is to help people especially women and adolescents come out of their mental barriers and short comings to live their life to the fullest. All they need is a little push.
Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Principal Research Consultant – AVTAR Group
A few months ago, a comic visual that nailed the challenges faced by a working woman climbing the corporate ladder made waves in the Internet world. The image was shared on Twitter by Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Indian business conglomerate Mahindra Group. He mentioned on his self-realization moment while baby-sitting his one-year old grandson at home.
We get it. You have just enough time after a long day at work to catch a breath. But hear this out, those small pockets of idle time outside of work matter. They matter so much, that they could have a direct impact on your professional/ personal life in the long run. This article isn’t about picking up a new hobby, creating a new music playlist, lighting scented candles, reading Paulo Coelho, or listening to a motivational podcast or a Tedtalk. It’s literally two things you could do during those small pockets of idle time you get every day to turn them into your most productive part of the day.
Article by: Sanyukta Sen
Don’t Get Obsessed with Routine – Take a Break and Breathe
All of us have the tendency to keep running on routines. After a while this routine becomes our way of life, our comfort zone. Taking a break means bring life to a halt, we get scared, its natural. What if this is it, I am out of fuel, I might never join the race again, etc.?
One of my close friends Debashree, a highly ambitious sales & marketing professional, over 10 years of professional experience had strived day and night to climb her professional ladder to become an area sales manager for a Global conglomerate. Since her 10th board exam results she had been working hard first to get into one of India’s best engineering college, then to nail a good package in campus placement and then to make it to one of India’s prestigious management institutes. Since graduating in MBA, she had immersed herself to prove her mettle at work. She proved her worth at every step of her career, and is an inspiration and competition to many.
Article by: Savitha Sampath, Digital Marketing Consultant.
A woman quits her job when she is pregnant, when she has to nurture her family, when she has to take care of the elderly or when her spouse travels. If not for all, a woman may quit her job owing to any one of these reasons in some point of her life. In most of the cases, she is forced to take a career break.
Article By Nisha Chandran, Senior Manager – Training and Development, AVTAR Group
Here are some handy tips to assist you on your next travel trip ! Convenience, preparing beforehand and safety are important when travelling alone. Read More » “Single Woman Business Traveller – Tips”