Category: Work

Creating a safe working place for Employees

I read about the recent Julie Horvath issue which is out there on the internet, and thought that I might share some of my experiences on this topic. In case if you are not familiar with the Julie Horvath issue, Google it, or simply head over to TechCrunch who gave Julie’s side of the story. tl;dr – Julie was an...

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How to Ace a Job Interview

When I was going for my first interview, no one told me this … however as time went by, all of us learnt the hard way. Always sit upright in the chair, slightly lean forward Never cross your arms or legs, that makes your posture defensive Always smile and be forthcoming about your weaknesses Be honest and do not be...

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Saving your Paper Trail

In the course of our lives, we create a large paper trail which we take with us as a means of identifying who we are, this trail involves Identification proofs such as driver’s license, pan cards, UID (hope that works!), ration cards Bills (telephone, electricity, credit cards) and their respective receipts Mark sheets and Passing certificates (and thank god I...

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Resume Gaffes

A couple of years back I had posted about some of the idiotic things that people write in their CVs. Lessons were not learnt it seems … till date we see thousands of such resumes with grammatical mistakes. If you have a grammar nazi for an HR team (and yes, we do) … then your resume will not get shortlisted...

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Are we that difficult?

This is a rhetoric question. In the month of December, it was decided by us that the rate at which we are able to generate leads by SEM are not enough and we need to outsource this function. Obviously, my SEM team was a bit disheartened, however the demands of the business have to be met and I consider it...

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What Women Want

De-mystifying the minds of women and finding out what women want. A survey from LinkedIn shows us the answer!

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SUBTOTAL in Excel

I generally do not write about Microsoft Excel, for the daily inspiration dose of dashboard heroics I look at Chandoo’s site. However, today I stumbled upon SUBTOTAL and was amazed at what it can do! At work, in Pristine, we run daily numbers of all our online marketing campaigns. Reporting numbers in a template is one thing, and to analyze...

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