Sunday, 31 March 2013

Top 5 personality traits employers hire most

New research shows that the vast majority of employers (88%) are looking for a “cultural fit” over skills in their next hire as more and more companies focus on attrition rates


First-impression traits are the most critical for employers to prepare for as they all can be evaluated by a recruiter or hiring manager within the first 30 seconds of meeting a candidate.


“A manager can read you the moment you walk in the door,” she says; from the clothes you wear to the way you stand to the grip of your first hand-shake, presenting yourself as a confident, energetic professional is about as basic as career advice gets. But don’t be off-put by this commonplace advice.


The most successful applicant is the one who walks into every interview with her hand outstretched for a handshake, has done her homework on the interviewer and company and is dressed to fit effortlessly into the culture of the workplace.


To present yourself as a self-monitoring personality type, adjust resume language to call attention to work experience where you’ve worked independently or excelled without the guidance of direct leadership. “In interviews, chose anecdotes that show how you’ve saved, made or achieved in previous positions… and how self-motivation was critical to that success.”

Intellectual curiosity

Edit the “hobbies and interests” sections of their resumes. In looking for intellectual curiosity employers are looking for two things. The ability to problem solve and the ongoing dedication to learning new technologies or solutions that will continue to advance in the changing workplace. Employers are asking themselves whether new hires will be with the company for the long term. An employee who will grudgingly adopt a new database is not as attractive as one who is truly passionate about learning new things.
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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Govt cuts PPF, NSC interest rate

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of thousands of investors will now get lower returns on small savings schemes like Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificates, with the government pruning the interest rate by 0.1 percent.

The interest rate on PPF has now been cut to 8.7 per cent from 8.8 percent with effect from 1 April, 2013, while the rate on five-year NSC has been cut to 8.5 percent from 8.6 percent, and that on 10-year NSC to 8.8 percent from 8.9 percent.

The finance ministry, which cut the rates, has however left the savings deposit rate and the one-year time deposit rate unchanged.
The savings deposit rate has been left unchanged at 4 percent and the one-year term deposit too stays at 8.2 per cent.
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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Job Highlights (17 MARCH 2012 -23 MARCH 2012)

  1. Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank Varanasi requires 108 Officer MMG Scale-III-Group ‘A’ Officer MMG Scale-II-Group ‘A’, Officer JMG Scale-I Group ‘A’. Last Date for online Registration : 04.04.2012.
  2. Reserve Bank of India invites applications for 13 posts of Security Guards. Last Date : 16.04.2012.
  3. Public Service Commission Uttar Pradesh invites applications for 945 various posts in various Departments. Last Date : 17.04.2012
  4. Airport Authority of India requires 558 Deputy Company Secretary/Deputy General Manager, Manager and Jr. Executives. Last Date for online Registration : 01.04.2012.
  5. Indian Army invites applications from male candidates for recruitment of 182 Havildar Education in Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ in the Army Educational Corps. Last Date: 20.04.2012
  6. Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam requires 97 Chargeman-II (Technical). Last Date : 30 days after publication.
  7. Aeronautical Development Authority, Bangalore invites applications from 47 Scientists/Engineer ‘F’, ‘E’, ‘D’ & ‘C’. Last Date : 15 days after publication.
Source - Employment News

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Hostel Facilities for Single Women Railway Employees

Minister of Railways Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal has announced enhancement of the fund allocation under Railways staff quarters by 50% over the previous year to provide Rs 300 crore. While presenting the Railways Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament  he said that construction of staff quarters has been hampered by funding constraints. Encouraged by the success of Ministry of Urban Development in constructing staff quarters through PPP mode, his Ministry proposes to adopt the same in the Railways. 

He announced the provision of hostel facilities for single women railway employees at all Divisional headquarters. 

He further announced that condition of barracks would be improved to provide better living condition to the RPF personnel. 

Source - PIB

Friday, 1 March 2013

Job Highlights

  1. Canara Bank requires 570 Specialist Officers in Junior Management Grade Scale-I and Middle Management Grade Scale-II. Closing Date for online Registration: 06.03.2013
  2. Staff Selection Commission notifies Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) Examination, 2013. Closing Date: 15.03.2013
  3. Prasar Bharati notifies Combined Recruitment for the post of Engineering Assistant and Technician in Prasar Bharati Examination-2013. Closing Date: 22.03.2013
  4. Union Public Service Commission invites applications for various posts Last Date: 14.03.2013
  5. Hindustan Copper Limited, Kolkata requires applications for various Grades. Closing Date : 10.03.2013.