If you want to take a new step towards your career, your resume is the first thing to help you in this case! A resume is the best way to represent yourself directly and is the only way to set a solid first impression. You need to pay attention to resume analysis and the factors that can make it worthy.
So, when was the last time you refreshed it? How will you switch your skills from your recent job to a new one? How will you make yourself distinctive from others? How lengthy and challenging will this editing process ultimately be?
Unfortunately, thinking about these questions can be tedious. So, let’s alone resolve them. If you are thinking about the factors and the pinpoints of making a resume perfect, then worry not! We are going to share a few essential tips that will open the doors of success for you.
5 Factors: Let’s make a perfect resume!
After putting hours into research, we have come across five factors playing a significant role in making a perfect resume. We will dig deeper into analyzing the resume-building procedure. So, without going on a long speech. Let’s talk about how to build a professional-grade resume!
Just Keep It to One Page Only
So, here comes the big deal! The hiring manager will take only a few seconds to look at your resume. They don’t even move to the second page! If you apply as an executive or a partner, a one-page resume will be perfect for you. To keep it limited and effective, remember the basis of it instead of overloading everything you have done. Try to include the main things you have in your background, skills, and experience.
Try to Avoid Spelling and Grammar Errors
Some hiring managers will cut you off from the list as they see any spelling or grammatical errors in your resume. It would not be very comfortable for you, so always make sure to read over your resume. Also, try to use proofreading tools such as grammar and spelling checkers so that recruiters detect no errors.
Make It Easy to Read
Don’t you think that if a recruiter takes a few seconds to glance at your resume, then it should be understandable enough so that he or she can exactly recognize who you are? On the other hand, if your words are not supportive and clear, you will ultimately be considered no one out there. So, always make sure that whatever you jot down in your resume must be easy to read!
Keep It Consistent
Like you have to make the resume easy to read. Likewise, your verb tenses should also be consistent throughout. Also, it is essential to make sure that the formatting is consistent too. For example, if one header/title is black bold, all the other labels should also be black bold. If one bullet point has an interval at its end, the other bullet points should also be like that.
Express Yourself and Quantify Your Skills
When it comes to adding personal details, you have to be careful! You have to make sure that everything you write to describe yourself should be mind-blowing. You don’t have to define yourself as a superhero, but you have to write something that should be relevant to your dream job. Try to make it relevant and impressive. Quantify your skills, experience, work, and educational background properly. Don’t make it wordy or complicated. Please keep it simple but productive!
Make Resume in Just a Click: Free Online Resume Maker Tools
If you don’t want to waste time doing all the things manually, or maybe you want it extra perfect, then resume builder tools are here to rescue you. These online resume builder tools specifically come into play for people who wish to have professional-grade resumes without putting in much effort.
They can quickly build eye-catching resumes for every type of industry you desire. The good news is these resume builders are easy to use, pick and customize. Here, we are going to mention some of the best resume builder tools for you. So, take a look!
SmallSeoTools – Free online resume builder
SmallSeoTools is one of the most popular and best resume builder platforms allowing you to create perfect resumes in just a few clicks. Only access this tool with any of your favorite browsers; now choose a template. After that, fill in your details and click on save. That’s it!
It is another fantastic tool that allows you to build a robust resume that can easily impress your recruiter. The working of this tool is quite impressive. The features and functionalities it is offering are entirely reasonable. However, the working method of this tool is the same as the tool we have mentioned above.
The Final Thoughts
So, job seekers! Don’t waste your time and start building a professional-grade resume right at the moment!
TISSNET 2021 Exam was relatively tougher than previous years and in this article we bring to you the course wise expected TISSNET 2021 Cutoff. Please note that this is a prediction based on analysis and actual exam’s cutoff may vary.
Expected TISSNET 2021 Cutoff
EWS cutoffs are usually 2-3 marks less than General, OBC usually 2 marks less than General and SC cutoffs will usually be 4-6 marks less than that of General. Please note that cutoffs also depend on number of seats in the course. Calls are usually given in the ratio of 1:6
Cutoff (out of 100)
Human Resource Management
Organization Development and Change Leadership
Globalization and Labour
Social Work (Public Health)
Social Work (Women-Centred Practice)
Social Work (CODP)
Master of Law
Social Work (Criminology & Justice)
Social Work (Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship)
On popular demand and as a gesture to thank you all for making the MICAT Coaching coursethe most enrolled course for MICAT Exam Preparation across all platforms, we bring to you in this article the list of MICAT 2020 important topics so that you all can fine tune your preparation in a better way as we approach the exam day.
MICAT 2020 Important Topics
Please do remember that Descriptive Writing is the most important for getting MICA GEPI Call. If you are excellent with Descriptive writing, you may get MICA Call even at 70-72 percentile in CAT/XAT, but if poor in it you may not get the call even at 99 percentile in CAT/XAT.
You need to clear psychometric, as well as sectional and overall cutoff in MICAT Aptitude exam.
Moving on to important MICAT 2020 topics for the aptitude exam in the order of weightage:
Geometry (Circles, Trapezium, Parallelogram)
Functions and Graphs
Simple and Compound Interest
Time, Speed and Distance
Time and Work
Mixture and Allegations
Heights and Distance
Convergent Divergent Thinking
We wish you all the best for upcoming MICAT Exam and do enrol for MICAT Coaching Course with personalised feedback for Descriptive Writing and Psychometric Tests.
On popular demand and as a gesture to thank you all for making the XAT Decision Making and Mock Test Seriescourse the most enrolled course for XAT Decision Making and XAT Mock Test Series across all platforms, we bring to you in this article the list of XAT 2021 important topics so that you all can fine tune your preparation in a better way as we approach the exam day.
XAT 2021 Important Topics
Simple and Compound Interest
Time, Speed and Distance
Time and Work
Mixture and Allegations
Geometry (Circles, Trapezium, Parallelogram)
Ethics based Decision Making
Analytics based Decision Making
We wish you all the best for upcoming XAT Exam and do enrol for XAT Decision Making and Mock Test Seriesbased on new pattern if you are yet to enrol. Already more than 3400 students are preparing through it.
CAT 2020 Analysis – Slot 1: CAT 2020 had total of 76 questions with 26 questions in VARC, 24 questions in DILR and 26 questions in QA. There were 6 non-MCQs in each section. VARC Section was tougher than that of CAT 2019 and DILR and QA sections were similar in difficulty level as that of CAT 2019.
CAT 2020 Analysis
The VARC section consisted of:
4 RC passages with 2 of them having 4 questions and the remaining having 5 questions
3 Parasummary questions
2 Odd Sentence Parajumbles questions.
38 to 40 marks in the section will take the score to 99 percentile in the section.
The DILR section consisted of:
5 sets with 2 sets having 6 questions
Remaining sets had 4 questions each.
30 to 32 marks in the section will take the score to 99 percentile in the section.
The QA section consisted of:
26 questions with Arithmetic and Algebra comprising the bulk of the questions.
44 to 46 marks in the section will take the score to 99 percentile in the section.
103-108 marks overall will take the overall score to 99 percentile in CAT 2020 Exam.
Detailed Score to Expected Percentile mapping will be up by 3 PM.
TISSNET Exam Date 2021 has been finally announced officially by Tata Institute of Social Science. TISSNET Exam Date 2021 is February 20, 2020 and TISSNET 2021 Registration Start Date is December 2, 2020.
On popular demand and as a gesture to thank you all for making the SNAP Mock test seriescourse the most enrolled course for new snap pattern based mock test series across all platforms, we bring to you in this article the list of SNAP 2020 important topics so that you all can fine tune your preparation in a better way as we approach the exam day.
SNAP 2020 Important Topics
Percentages and Averages
Simple and Compound Interest
Time, Speed and Distance
Time and Work
Mixture and Allegations
Antonyms and Synonyms
Active Passive Voice
Fill in the blanks
Figures of Speech
Arrangements and Distribution
Numeric and Alphanumeric Series
Statement Assumption Conclusion
Family Tree and Blood Relations
Cubes – colors and paints
We wish you all the best for upcoming SNAP Exam and do enrol for SNAP Mock Test Series based on new pattern if you are yet to enrol. Already more than 2100 students are preparing through it.
We bring to you today the list of MICAT Essay Topics 2020 – 21. We all know that you will get three questions in essay writing, where in one you have to write for the topic, in one against the topic and in the third question, as a critic review. We will again update this article in mid January 2021.
MICAT Essay Topics 2020 – 21
Let us have a look at some of the probable Essay Topics so far.
Impact of Covid 19 on Indian economy
Accessibility of Covid vaccine to all – dream or a possibility
Role of international relations in accessing covid vaccine
India managed covid 19 well – Agree or Disagree
Work from Home will be a new normal even after covid – yes or no
OTT content needs a stringent censorship
Impact of short video applications on Indian young generation
Role of HR managers in managing workforce from home
Ban of Chinese apps – was it justified
India Not to become USD 5 Tn economy
Bank Mergers will cause economy collapse
Is Aatmanirbhar bharat a possibility?
Can indian consumers ever go vocal for local?
Artificial Intelligence is an evil in disguise – will take away jobs
Individual freedom is a myth in India’s civil society
Financial inclusivity is a myth unless Technology reach is inclusive
Sex education is the only way to remove teenage pregnancy
Use of animals for research purposes is justified
Political campaigns on social media channels are all fake content to mislead voters
Media and movies have influenced the perception of female body image
Violent video games directly correlate to violence in schools
Women empowerment is hollow if gender bias continues in society
Law amendment is not enough to curb crime against women
Art and Artists cannot be excluded when it comes to isolation of rival countries
Industrial Development and Ease of Business is more important than Climate Change control
Data Security is a myth in the days of Whats app and Facebook
IIFT Exam Date 2021 Announced – Exam will be conducted on January 24, 2021. Last date to apply for IIFT 2021 exam is December 20, 2020. IIFT Exam 2021 will be conducted from 3 PM to 5 PM on 24 January, 2021.
IIFT Exam Date 2021 Announced
IIFT Exam will have 4 sections:
Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
IIFT Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline with minimum 50% marks [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories] (workedout on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in all the papers)
Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7 th October 2021.
There is no age limit for appearing in this examination. Admission of any candidate who joins the programme on provisional basis but fails to obtain minimum percentage in the bachelor’s degree examination will be automatically cancelled forthwith.
The customer today is spoilt for choice and the increasing competition just makes it more important for companies to differentiate themselves. Apart from innovation, another important way to stand out from the crowd is communicating with the customer. This is where sales and marketing professionals come in. Communicating with the customer would primarily consist of marketing which would include brand management, market research and advertising and sales which is a different function in itself. Let us now have a look at most popular Job profiles after MBA in Marketing.
Job Profiles After MBA in Marketing
Brand Manager Let us start off with brand management since this is what most of the B-Schoolers aspire to be someday. The primary target of brand managers is to increase market share and it is their call as to what kind of advertising and promotions to use after studying the customers and the other external factors like the regulatory frameworks.
A brand manager typically starts with the basics like segmentation of the customers which makes it easier to target the group that they plan to cater to. They use different methods like demographic, psychographics, geographic and behavioral studies.
Brand managers are responsible for creating a brand identity for the product; the brand should be distinguishable from the clutter in the market. Typically a brand manager is appointed for a specific product i.e. a brand manager would be appointed for Axe Deodrants rather than being appointed for HUL as whole.
Brand management also involves long term strategy for the product, interpretation of the market research, pricing and product developments and decision to either expand or curtail the brand. MBAs out of top B-Schools usually start off as Assistant Brand Managers.
Account Managers/ Executives (Advertising)
Another interesting field in the marketing space is advertising. Advertising would appeal to people who are creative and enjoy working in a chaotic environment with little structure. We would limit our discussion to account management in advertising agencies which is a career choice post MBA.
Account executives in advertisement agencies are responsible for acquiring and managing accounts. They act as a liaison between the clients (brand managers) and the creative team in the agency.
Account executives and managers take important decision like briefing the creative department, execution of campaigns and taking calls on the advertising budgets. With social media becoming a main stay, we have many advertisement agencies that specialize in internet marketing.
The starting salaries in advertising are on the lower side, but one gets good exposure working with big clients and in high profile campaigns that can be leveraged later.
Research Manager/ Senior Analyst Marketing research is a field that supports other marketing functions. Some companies have their own marketing research departments while others prefer to outsource their marketing research to other firms which specialize in this field. Marketing research primarily involves a lot of number crunching and interpreting the outcome of that. Marketing research revolves around finding patterns in the data that would enable companies to predict the behavior of consumers and identify trends that would enable them to be prepared for a coming change in the market.
The term big data is going to shape the way companies target and communicate with the customers. Data crunching and using new techniques that are being developed by big players like IBM and Oracle is creating a new breed of professionals known as data scientists. This tilts towards the field of analytics but is a function that would be very important for brand managers in the coming days.
Professionals are hired as Analysts for marketing research. An MBA may be typically hired for the post of a senior analyst or research managers. Some of the basic tools that are a must for professionals in this field are Microsoft Excel, SPSS and SAS.
The starting salaries in this field are competitive and with the right skills the scope for negotiating salary is good.
Sales Manager Though MBA aspirants mostly aspire to be hired as brand managers right out of college, in reality most of the fresh hires from B-Schools are offered sales positions. The responsibilities for a sales manager would depend on the organization and the sector. Once the marketing team is done with the go to market strategy, it is up to the customer facing sales professionals to take it from there on.
In a FMCG organisation, the sales manager would have to interact with the distributors and the retailers in addition to the customers, where as in a direct selling scenario like insurance there may be no intermediaries and the customers may have to be approached directly.
As a sales manager one would typically be responsible for a particular territory and would supervise a team of sales executives. Maintaining relations with the stakeholders in the sales and distribution channel is of prime importance for a sales manager.
Sales managers would be given sales targets that may be a reflection of either the market conditions or the current condition of the company.
Business Development Manager
A Business Development Manager works to improve an organization’s market position and achieve financial growth. This person defines long-term organizational strategic goals, builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions. Business Development Managers work in a senior sales position within the company. It is their job to work with the internal team, marketing staff, and other managers to increase sales opportunities and thereby maximize revenue for their organization. To achieve this, they need to find potential new customers, present to them, ultimately convert them into clients, and continue to grow business in the future. Business Development Managers will also help manage existing clients and ensure they stay satisfied and positive. They call on clients, often being required to make presentations on solutions and services that meet or predict their clients’ future needs.
Marketing analytics comprises the processes and technologies that enable marketers to evaluate the success of their marketing initiatives by measuring performance (e.g., blogging versus social media versus channel communications) using important business metrics, such as ROI, marketing attribution and overall marketing effectiveness. In other words, it tells you how your marketing programs are really performing.
Marketing analytics gathers data from across all marketing channels and consolidates it into a common marketing view. From this common view, you can extract analytical results that can provide invaluable assistance in driving your marketing efforts forward.
Define the business goals and own the results for respective products
Plan and launch products that help the company generate revenue, while being conscientious and cautious of impacts on core user experience
Manage a long-term roadmap for internal tools, data and analytics, and revenue-related products and improvements
Solicit ideas and feedback, gather requirements, write specs, create wireframes and workflows, and coordinate cross-functionally
Drive strategic product decisions via evaluation of market trends and meticulous retrospective and prospective analysis of product and revenue performance
Search engine marketing (SEM) is a form of Internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites by increasing their visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs) primarily through paid advertising. SEM may incorporate search engine optimization (SEO), which adjusts or rewrites website content and site architecture to achieve a higher ranking in search engine results pages to enhance pay per click (PPC) listings.
SEM is the wider discipline that incorporates SEO. SEM includes both paid search results (using tools like Google Adwords or Bing Ads) and organic search results. SEM uses paid advertising with AdWords or Bing Ads, pay per click (particularly beneficial for local providers as it enables potential consumers to contact a company directly with one click), article submissions, advertising and making sure SEO has been done. A keyword analysis is performed for both SEO and SEM, but not necessarily at the same time. SEM and SEO both need to be monitored and updated frequently to reflect evolving best practices.
HOW TO BEGIN THE PREPARATION FOR MARKETING PROFILES
Coming to the preparation for these positions, first and foremost thing is to be well read as it always provides you an extra edge. For starters, Marketing Management by Philip Kotler is a great place to learn the basics. Reading the book and then searching for applications in the current market scenario is a great way to imbibe the knowledge from the book. Going through the latest business periodicals gives an idea about the direction in which companies are moving.
Afaqs.com, a website dedicated to advertising is a must for aspirants who are looking to enter the field of brand management and advertising. The B-School would give you the necessary academic input needed for a career in sales and marketing, but succeeding in it would be a function of the hard work you put in, pro-activeness you show, the ability to flesh out details and strength to leverage networking.
With this, we come to the end of this article and we hope that it was informative and helped you. Since you are reading this article, we are sure that you are a marketing enthusiast, so we suggest you to go through following articles as well.
Human Resource is not just about interacting with people and alleviating their problems. In fact, barring a few disciplines, interaction is not even required on the level which people presume to be. In a typical setup, the HR department constitutes the following disciplines:-
• Talent Acquisition (or Staffing) • Organizational Talent Development • Compensation and Benefits • Industrial (Labor) Relations • HR Analytics
1. Talent Acquisition (or Staffing)
To begin with Talent Acquisition or Recruitment as we generally perceive it as is the function which gives you the opportunity to interact with people on a regular basis. As a manager in this function you are handed over the charge of taking care of the organization’s staffing requirements (includes both blue and white collars). So apart from the interviews and the campus relations, you have to maintain, evaluate and forecast the requirement of manpower in the company. The job also involves getting in touch with the HRs of different departments and units (if yours is a multi-location organization) to co-ordinate and ensure that the vacancies are filled within the time frame. Maintaining a talent pool (as some of the IT giants are known to do) is also a part of your work.
2. Organizational Talent Development
Next in the pipeline is Organizational Talent Development which basically articulates the skills, competencies and capabilities of the workforce and tries to enrich the same by encompassing areas like on the job training, job enrichment, job rotation etcetera. The OTD strives to better the non-financial aspects of the employee reward package. Thus be it training to facilitate knowledge enrichment, rotation to give varied exposure or introduction of mentoring programmes to develop a leadership pipeline, OTD ensures that an employee gets every opportunity to grow and progress within the organization.
3. Compensation and Benefits
A Compensation and Benefits manager is entrusted with the vital task of handling the most important motivating factor for the employees. The C&B personnel has to stay abreast with the latest industry standards and keep inculcating the best practices for his company, to whichever extent possible. He has to ensure that the pay structure is employer friendly and helps them to manage their funds (including save on taxes) effectively. The different parameters on which the variable pay and the benefits (company car, medical insurance, LTC etcetera) depends, are also largely decided by this sub-function.
4. Industrial (Labor) Relations
Industrial Relations or IR as it is widely abbreviated, has so many intricacies involved in it that it can form a specialization in its own! An IR manager caters to the blue collared employees and hence they are usually not to be found in IT/ITES companies. The scope of work in IR involves a lot of legal compliances and statutory requirements that need to be met. Consequently it requires the personnel to be completely knowledgeable of all the labour laws and policies at all times. Excellent negotiation skills are also a pre-requisite for an IR manager since wage settlement forms an important accountability of his job. A dereliction of duty by him can lead to disaster for the company (strikes and shut downs)
5. HR Analytics
The last discipline on the list is also the newest on the block. Gone are the days when HR used to be all about theories and intangibles. Today every business needs its departments to talk in numbers and HR is no exception. HR Analytics creates a single view of all relevant workforce and talent data and uses it to arrive at business driving processes and initiatives. So parameters like turnover, optimization or cost of the employees are all presented in a single view to be positively used to impact the business. It’s like establishing a cause and effect relationship between what the HR does and the business outcomes.
With the industry revolutionizing day on day basis, Human Resource Managers have started playing a much bigger role as compared to earlier days. They are involved in all the strategic moves which includes people and the related policy making.
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