Tips to ace the first job day

Starting a new job is like starting a new school. There are different things that one worries about whether they will be able to make new friends, which outfit will be the best choice, what if something goes wrong, these thoughts are normal and can happen to anyone.

Here are few tips which will keep you jitter-free on your first day,

  1. Be on time

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Reaching office early can create a responsible, enthusiastic image in front of the boss. This will not only boost up your interest and confidence it will also create a successful base for your future.

  1. Ask questions

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Interaction is very much important in the work field. If you have any query ask your co-workers, boss about it as the first week is the grace period during which your co-workers will be available for queries. This will also help you to establish a communicative flow with others in the office.

  1. Have a firm grip on your job role

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Be confident with your job role and stay alert of what is expected from you. Take some time out and sit down with your boss, go over your job description, and ask about everything that’s unclear. You’ll find that it’ll make your work a lot easier, and your boss will be impressed with your proactive attitude.

  1. Focus on your job

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It is always better to leave personal life at home. However tempting it may be, try to suppress the urge of going through your phone until your break. It’s crucial to make a good impression in your first week, and you’ll want to restrain from using your phone to take care of personal emails and social media pages.

  1. Greet everyone

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It is normal to feel dejected during the first few days; working with hundreds of new faces can scare even the liveliest extrovert into a quiet person. But it’s important to try to overcome this shyness and introduce yourself to everyone. You will come across as confident and cheerful, and it’ll help you get started on the right foot.

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Tips to Manage Your Time at Work

Leaving late from office surely doesn’t mean you are working hard or working more. It surely says that you are not managing your work and time properly. If you are an MBA student managing your time efficiently is one of the key skill you need to acquire. If you are struggling to complete your work and manage your time, here are the top 5 tips which will help you succeed.

To Do List

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Most of us have many works which needs to be completed over the day. The best way to get them all done is by creating a ‘To Do List’. Yes, prepare a list so that you do not miss on important work. When you are done with the work, simply tick the list off your list to ensure a sincere execution of your work. Make it first thing in the morning and if there are any pending works from the previous day add it to your list so that the work is completed without any delay.

Technology Intrusion

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One of the major reason for not being able to manage time efficiently is surely because of the intervention of technology. Yes, every day we receive mails, messages, phone calls and even whatsapp conversation, which often breaks the concentration while we are working. Even though communication is important, but you do not have to attend every phone call or mails immediately. Simply check your mail, whatsapp or phone calls every one or two hours to stay focused. And yes, avoid using social media at workplace to enhance your work efficiency.

Clutter Can Matter

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If you are one of them whose table is a complete mess with files, papers and everything scattered on the desk, well you need to clear them. A cluttered desk can lead to low productivity as it often breaks the concentration of the person working on the desk. Finding an object, file or paper from a cluttered desk can also require a lot of time, hence cleaning and organizing your desk is very important for a productive day at work.

Learn to Prioritize

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This is one of the utmost quality which you need to have to finish your work on time. You do not have to complete everything on the same day or at the first half of the day. Learn to prioritize your work and then start working on them. Stay focused and don’t let any new addition hassle you for an easy and perfect execution of the work.

Shut the Door

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If you work in a cabin that people barge in now and then, it is okay to shut the door for some hours, especially if you are working on something that requires immense amount of concentration and focus.

5 Part Time Job Options for MBA Students

Opting for part-time jobs while studying MBA has been a prevalent custom abroad, especially in countries like UK, USA or Germany. This custom is soon becoming a trending thing in India. Employing MBA students can be very beneficial since the students get to earn not only some extra pocket money, but they also gain real experience by working in real life scenario and the employer gets to explore fresh ideas.

Content Writing

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Enhance your communication and writing skill by getting yourself hired as a content writer. With the advance of digital media, this one sector is in constant need for young and talented employees. This job will expose you to a different kind of marketing which will help you in the future. You can join a company or even work as a freelancer as par your timing. Working in this field will help you enhance your data research and conceptualization capability.

 Market Surveying

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If you are interested in marketing or field jobs or even direct sales can definitely opt for market surveying jobs. In this job, the students have to visit survey samples and collect accurate information about the many things about the market. This job will help the students in understanding the market and also help in enhancing their people management skill.

 Event Management

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Event Management is one of the most promising industry and the fastest growing industry in India. This sector employs many young students for guest management, vendor coordination and many such things which helps in the future. This job will help you develop your time management skills and the ability to coordinate within the team.

 

Tuition

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Tried and tested for ages, this is one of the oldest part-time job in India. Being a tutor can not only help you earn some pocket money but will also help you brush up your chapters without compromising on your study time. Being a tutor helps your communication skill and presence of mind.

 

Back-End Job

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Having proficiency in computer can help you land in this job, where you might have to help SMEs in areas like accounting, data processing etc. This kind of job will help you in achieving greater insights on real work experience

 

5 MBA Myths Busted

Thousands of colleges selling MBA dreams, while some colour it vividly, some keep it painted in stark reality with simply a strong alumni and great reputation to add colours to the dreams. For some MBA is a job direction they are looking for, while for many, like many urban legends, MBA too have many myths associated with it. Let us take a walk down these myths to bust them and bring back the reality.

Million Dollar Tickets

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It can be a bluff weaved by some MBA colleges or a general notion but many consider MBA to be the missing link to win a million dollar ticket. Well, even though MBA can help you find a good career direction, but it is not a ticket to million dollar. For that you will have to work hard and use your skills and talent.

 Successful Entrepreneurs

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Believe it or not, but many people in India has this belief that being an MBA is equivalent to becoming an entrepreneur, but that is definitely not true. If you are an MBA you can help entrepreneurs run their business efficiently, but having an MBA degree does not make you a business owner. If you want to own a business, studying MBA will help you in running it efficiently.

 MBA= Marketing & Finance

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Well, this is the most common belief and myth about MBA that if you are an MBA, you have to be a finance, marketing or HR person. But that is surely not true. There are many avenues of MBA like Fashion, retailing, Hotel and many more and you can choose the right way as par your interest and talent. Not all MBA are from Marketing and Finance.

 Easy Life

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Okay, it is a very very common myth and believed almost by every Indian parents and especially relatives, that an MBA degree holder does not have any real work. All he/she has to do is to manage people, but get back to reality, that is surely not the case. An MBA degree holder do have work and very important ones.

MBA=Super Power

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An MBA is a social wizard, he can meet, greet and create a great PR with people, he has the super power in being successful in every walk of life and yes, MBA opens door to Jobs. Well that is not true! MBA do not give you super power, but only helps you use your talent and skill well and give your career a better direction. If you are an IT professional, doing an MBA in Finance will not magically transform your career. You have to work hard, have skill and talent for that.

 

5 Mistakes to Avoid if You are Aspiring for MBA

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Now is the time to focus on career. Gone are the times when people used to study and most of them eventually landed in a job to earn their livelihood. Every kid, every student today has a focus in their life and dreams which they wish to achieve.   If we take a look at the career scenario in the present time, MBA seem to be the most lucrative and promising career. If you are planning to start your journey as an MBA, you need to avoid these 5 mistakes.

The Secret Might Lie in the Group Discussion

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We often cram and study and focus more on the written examination. But most of the best business schools focus mostly on the group discussion when selecting their students. This not only helps them understand the oratory and presentation skill of the candidate but will also help them understand and explore the candidate’s insights for an extempore topic.

Market Awareness

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For an MBA student, it is important to be aware of the market scenario, for that is the secret ladder to success. Study the current market and economy dynamics as it will help you in group discussions and personal interviews as well.

 Running Behind Every Exam

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While you might feel that appearing for every exam might secure your admission, but being focussed is the key. Make a list of the institutions which you aim to be a part of and then start preparing for the entrance exams.

 MAT or CAT

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Deciding on the entrance exam can be quite a task. While many believe that CAT is more important and will pave a better opportunity, but in reality, MAT should also be given an equal importance as this exam offers a wide range of B-schools even if your score is not sky-high.

 Check the Reputation

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While there may be many B-schools in your city with attractive offers and ad campaigns, but being an aspiring Management student, you must have the ability to judge the right MBA school. Choose your school based on the reputation and not on some promising advertisements.

5 Career Opportunities after Doing an MBA

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An MBA (Masters in Business Administration) is an extremely versatile and valuable degree. This will allow you to shine in different directions depending on your career aspirations, skills, and interests. Let’s take a look at few of the career options and job opportunities that can come in your way with an MBA degree.

Management Consultant

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A management consultant’s job is to advise companies on their management practices and identify problems within the organization that may be limiting the company from reaching their goals. Many management consultants are self-employed, while others work for large firms. This fall mainly under the crisis management department. This is an ideal arrangement for many MBA degree holders: a flexible career choice with high earning potential. A management consultant should be well-conversant with management techniques, salesmanship, public relations, and financial analysis.

Marketing Manager

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Marketing managers oversee the planning and execution of a multifaceted marketing plan to help their companies grow. The main job of the managers is to set budgets, plan marketing campaigns, and manage staff on the marketing team who conduct market research, launch marketing campaigns, and analyze the data collected from each campaign to make improvements. Their goal is to create more brand awareness and bring in sales.

Operations Manager

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An Operation Manager oversees the daily work of the company operations, purchase, inventory,  and works on the coordination between departments, and also helps in policy creation. Responsibilities may also include hiring employees and negotiating contracts. However, this job will vary depending on the organization and expectations of the CEO. Therefore, this position requires a great deal of flexibility and multitasking. An operations manager should have knowledge of management and communications.

Financial Advisor

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Financial advisors cater to the individual rather than businesses and play a key role in helping families plan for retirement, take decisions about investment in children’s education, and build individual wealth. A financial advisor looks out for their clients’ best interests by suggesting good investment opportunities and creating realistic long-term plans. A financial advisor will have knowledge about finance, communications, sales, and analysis management.

Investment Banker

Investment bankers help companies to invest and grow their capital through purchasing of equity, bonds, and shares. They also provide advice and assistance during financial transitions such as acquisitions and mergers. Investment bankers are responsible for ensuring that all pertinent paperwork is in order and that all government regulations are followed during any transition. An investment banker should have ample knowledge in finance, communications, sales, and analysis management.

 

5 Ways to Create an Impression on your First Day at Workplace

“The first impression is the last impression”; although there are many places where this quote is not applicable, no one can deny the fact that this stands true for your new workplace. Your new co-workers and colleagues perceive the “type” of person you are based on initial impressions. These judgments can turn into long-term perceptions and affect your career in the organization. Here are 5 ways in which you can create an impression on your first day in the workplace.

Be punctual

The most important tip for freshers is to arrive early and finish your task within the stipulated time. Being punctual at the workplace highlights your organizing capability and eagerness to work. This also shows that you take your deadlines seriously. Be a good team player; if someone in the team is struggling to finish his or her work, you can be flexible and stay a little late to help your team members.

Be Positive

Staying positive in a workplace can have a huge impact on your career. Be energetic, enthusiastic, and friendly with everyone you come in contact with. It is always better to get acquainted with coworkers as this not only results in better work ethics but creates a favorable environment to meet the deadline timely. Be a good work buddy and lend a helping hand.

Show dedication

If coming early is not making the mark, and then take initiatives to prove your dedication in the workplace. It is always advised to be proactive; go to your seniors and ask them if you can help in any project. This not only shows your enthusiasm about your workplace, but also gives a positive impression.

Seek help

Showing competence is always appreciated, but you cannot know everything. Seek help from others instead of doing the job incorrectly.

Be strict with your fashion choice

Make sure to be well groomed, check for the wrinkles in your shirt and get it fixed, follow a neat and clean look and follow your company’s strict dress code.