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Workplace Performance / 10 Common Communication Mistakes
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:24:56 AM »
10 Common Communication Mistakes
Avoiding Communication Blunders and Misunderstandings


10 Common Communication Mistakes - Avoiding Communication Blunders and Misunderstandings

Never just assume that your message has been understood!It can be embarrassing to make mistakes with communication. For example, if you send an email without checking it, and later realize that it contained an error, you can end up looking sloppy and unprofessional.

But other communication mistakes can have more serious consequences. They can tarnish your reputation, upset clients or even lead to lost revenue.In this article, we'll look at 10 common communication mistakes, and we'll discuss what you can do to avoid them.

Mistake 1: Not Editing Your Work
Spelling, tone and grammatical mistakes can make you look careless. That's why it's essential to check all of your communications before you send them.

Don't rely on spell-checkers: they won't pick up words that are used incorrectly. Instead, proofread your work, and use a dictionary to look up any words that you're unsure about.

You may find it helpful to make a list of words and phrases that you find it hard to get right (such as "your/you're," "its/it's," or "affect/effect"). Store this close to hand.

It can be difficult to see errors in your own work, so consider asking a colleague to look over key documents before you distribute them. Alternatively, read your work aloud – this makes it easier to catch typos and tone errors. Then, give yourself time to reflect on your document, and to make any final changes.

Mistake 2: Delivering Bad News by Email
Would you announce layoffs to your team by email or IM? If you did, you could upset everyone!

Written communication channels don't allow you to soften difficult messages with nonverbal cues (such as body language ), and they don't allow you to deal immediately with intense emotions.

If you need to deliver bad news, do this in person, and think carefully about how you can do it sensitively, so that you can convey your message but minimize long-term upset at the same time.

When you deliver a difficult message in person, it's easier to pick up on signs that people have misunderstood key parts of your message, or that they've taken the information particularly badly. You can then take steps to clarify your message, or help people deal with the difficult news.

Mistake 3: Avoiding Difficult Conversations
At some point, you will need to give negative feedback. It's tempting to try to avoid these conversations, but this can cause further problems – for instance, you may find that a small problem you "let go" soon grows into big one.

Preparation is the key to handling difficult conversations. Learn to give clear, actionable feedback, and use tools such as the Situation – Behavior – Impact  technique to encourage your people to reflect on their behavior.

You may also want to role-play  your conversation first, so that you feel confident in both your words and your body language.

Mistake 4: Not Being Assertive
Assertiveness   is about stating what you need, while considering the wants and needs of others.

You may not always get your way when you're assertive, but you stand a better chance of doing so, or of reaching a compromise, because you've been clear about your needs. Use our Bite-Sized Training session on Assertiveness Skills  to identify your needs, and to practice assertive communication.

Assertiveness also means saying "no" when you need to. Our article "'Yes' to the Person, 'No' to the Task"  explains how to turn down requests gently but assertively, while maintaining good relationships.

Note:Assertiveness is not the same as aggression. When you're aggressive, you push to get your own way without thinking about other people's rights, wants, and needs.

Mistake 5: Reacting, Not Responding
Have you ever shouted at a colleague in frustration, or sent a terse reply to an email, without thinking your point through? If so, you're likely to have reacted emotionally, instead of responding calmly.

This kind of emotional reaction can damage your reputation. You may upset people with your strong emotions, and give the impression that you lack self-control and emotional intelligence .


Mistake 6: Not Preparing Thoroughly
Poorly-prepared presentations, reports, or emails frustrate your audience and can, over time, damage your reputation. This is why it's essential to prepare and plan your communications carefully.

First, set aside time to plan your communication thoroughly. Consider using tools like the Rhetorical Triangle  and Monroe's Motivating Sequence  to create a credible, intelligent, and compelling message that appeals to your audience's emotions, as well as to their intellects.

Leave time to proofread, to find images, and to check that documents are compatible with your audience's software. Then, if you are delivering a speech or a presentation, rehearse thoroughly, so that you are fluent and inspiring.

Mistake 7: Using a "One-Size-Fits-All" Approach to Communication
If you use a "one-size-fits-all" approach to communication, you may overlook people's different personalities, needs and expectations. In fact, your communications need to address those differences as much as possible.

If you're preparing a presentation, make sure that you appreciate that people have different learning styles , and that you cater for these. This means that everyone – from those who learn best by reading to those who prefer a more hands-on approach – can benefit from your session.

Mistake 8: Not Keeping an Open Mind When Meeting New People
Today's workplace is a melting pot of ethnicities, religions, ages, sexual orientations, abilities, and viewpoints. These differences create a rich tapestry of experiences and opinions that can greatly enhance our lives.

However, it can be tempting to stereotype new colleagues or clients, or to make assumptions about them based on just a few pieces of information. This is especially true if you haven't had much time to get to know them well.

Assumptions inhibit open communication, because you don't consider the other person's own unique background, personality and experience. Over time, this can jeopardize your relationship with them.

So, set time aside to listen  when you meet someone new. Give them space to talk about their viewpoints and take time to absorb these.

Then, learn how to manage cultural differences , so that you take each person's needs and expectations into consideration. If you often work with people from overseas, explore the idea of cultural intelligence , so that you can start to adapt your behavior when you come across people from different cultures.

If you're new to working or managing internationally, read our managing around the world articles in the Team Management section to learn about working in different countries.

Mistake 9: Assuming That Your Message Has Been Understood
Always take time to check that people have understood your message.

For example, when you send out an email, you could encourage people to respond with questions or to reply, if they haven't understood part of your message.

Or, if you've given a presentation, build in time for people to discuss your main points or leave time for questions at the end.

Tip:To check that you've been understood correctly, use open questions that start with "how," "why" or "what." These encourage reflection, and will help your audience members to explain what they, personally, have taken from your communication.

Mistake 10: Accidentally Violating Others' Privacy
Have you ever forwarded a sensitive email to the wrong person, or sent an incorrect attachment? These kinds of errors can cause serious commercial problems, violate people's privacy, and lead to embarrassment and confusion.

To avoid these problems, write sensitive messages before you select the recipient, and then double check their email address. If your email program automatically fills in email addresses, you could switch this feature off, so that you can consciously choose the right recipient.

You may find it helpful to draft these emails in a word processing document or blank email, and then to paste the text into a new message. This way you won't accidentally include any information from previous messages.

And, if you're sending a sensitive or confidential attachment, check that no "tracked changes" or comments can be found, and make sure that you're sending the right version.

Key Points Everyone makes communication mistakes from time to time. However, you'll protect your reputation if you avoid the most common errors. These include not editing your work, accidentally violating people's privacy when forwarding emails, and not being assertive.

The key to good communication is to think about your audience's needs. Prepare each email, document, and presentation carefully, and give yourself time to check it.

Above all, remember that communication is a two-way process. Be ready for questions, and listen to what your audience has to say.

Over time, you'll find that avoiding these common communication mistakes will greatly enhance the quality of your messages, your reputation, your working relationships, and your job satisfaction.

Source: Mindtools


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Various Resource for Career Development / Virtual Team-Building Exercises
« on: November 11, 2021, 11:40:18 AM »
Virtual Team-Building Exercises | Building Connections When You're Working Remotely

Remote teams have fewer opportunities to socialize, making it difficult to get to know one another or new members. This can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection from our colleagues, and it may even lead to team conflict and reduced productivity.

Virtual team-building exercises can help remote teams to overcome these difficulties, and to drive a sense of community and shared understanding.

In this article, we'll explore why virtual team-building exercises matter, and how they can benefit your team. We'll also look at five team-building exercises that you can try with your team.

Virtual Team-Building FAQs
What are virtual activities?
Virtual activities require team members to take part remotely, using technology such as virtual meeting software, online chat, or instant messaging.

What do I need to get started with virtual team-building exercises?
Reliable videoconferencing technology, and the skills to use it. Ideas for activities that will help to build team working skills. And, most importantly, good facilitation skills. Aim to keep the exercises moving so that people stay engaged.

What are some virtual team-building challenges?
You may sometimes encounter problems with the technology or with your internet connection. Virtual team building can also take longer to produce the desired results.

Why Virtual Team-Building Is Important

Teams can find it difficult to build rapport  when they never meet "in real life." But developing and nurturing good working relationships is important for individuals to feel able to communicate openly, solve problems, and collaborate well. Virtual team building can also reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness  in remote teams.

While some people question the value of team-building exercises, studies have shown that they improve teams' effectiveness and help to build trust. These exercises can be equally effective for virtual teams.

Setting up a Virtual Team-Building Exercise
Start by defining your purpose and objectives. For example, do you want to improve project management or negotiation skills? The outcome of your team-building exercise needs to meet your objective, and promote individual and team growth.

When setting up your exercises, consider how much time you have for each activity. Collaborative problem-solving exercises will take longer than quick "ice breakers."

Think, too, about the participants' cultural expectations and individual personalities. Introverts may find it harder to open up during team discussions. They may also be suffering from overstimulation if they're working from home. On the other hand, extroverts may tend to take over.

Some people on your team may not have met, so allow enough time for introductions. Where people don't know each other, use short, fun Virtual Ice Breakers  to get started. And consider different ways people can contribute, so everyone has a voice.

Tip: To be truly effective, any team-building exercise must be part of a continual process, embedded into your team and organization's culture. They are not a "quick fix."

Five Virtual Team-Building Exercises
Let's look at some team-building exercises that you can use remotely with your team. They are designed to improve communication, build trust, develop listening skills, and enable your people to understand one another better.

Exercise 1: Four Facts and a FibThis exercise is ideal for a team whose members don't know one another very well. It provides an informal platform for individuals to share personal information and build trust.

People and MaterialsSuitable for groups of any size. Each participant needs a pen and paper.

TimeAllow around 20 minutes for completion, depending on the size of the group.

InstructionsAsk the participants to write down five "facts" about themselves, one of which must be a lie – but a plausible one. For example, "I once swam with dolphins," not "I wrestled a shark!"

Allow participants enough time to write down their facts. Once they are finished, go around the group and ask each participant to read out their five facts.

As a group, guess which facts about each person are true and which is the lie. When each person has revealed their truths and lie, discuss the outcomes. Were any surprising? If so, were the truths more surprising than the lie?

Advice for FacilitatorIf the group is not forthcoming at first, ask people directly which of the speaker's facts they think is a fib and why.

Exercise 2: Escape Room
An Escape Room is a themed challenge event where players collaborate to find clues, complete tasks, and solve a variety of puzzles. It can improve communication, collaboration and decision-making skills.

People and Materials Escape Room games are typically suitable for teams of between three and six players, and require a significant amount of creative setup. In fact, it's often easier to use an external supplier.
TimeThe classic scenario is to escape within a time limit – usually an hour.

InstructionsThese vary from game to game, and can involve code breaking, word games and math puzzles.

Advice for the FacilitatorInvest the time you need to understand and prepare the game properly. If teams get stuck, have some hints prepared to keep the action moving.

Exercise 3: Blind Origami
The purpose of this activity is to highlight the importance of listening and asking for feedback.

People and MaterialsAny number of people, in virtual pairs.

Phone (without video) or messaging app.

A sheet of Letter or A4 size paper for each person.

TimeAround 25 to 30 minutes.

Instructions Email one person from each pair a set of origami instructions. You can get these from many hobby websites. Try origame.me, for example.

The person with the instructions should guide their partner (the receiver) through the steps to create an origami structure, via messaging or videoconferencing software (but with the camera turned off).

The receiver can ask questions, request clarification, and offer feedback during the call.

When each group has finished, participants can turn their cameras back on to see whether the receiver got the origami structure right.

Advice for the FacilitatorRotate around the groups to see how they're getting on. When each group has finished, ask the partners to switch roles and repeat the exercise with a different design.

Once the second exercise has been done, ask participants how accurate each structure was. How difficult was it to listen and follow verbal instructions? How good was the feedback provided? Use the answers to identify areas where each pair could improve their listening and feedback skills.

Bring everyone back into the meeting to share some thoughts on listening effectively, and get them to think about some takeaways.


Exercise 4: Scrabble Scramble
This fun activity is designed to trigger creative thinking, encourage collaboration, and develop communication. It works best when you use a virtual meeting package like Zoom, which enables teams to split off into virtual breakout rooms.

People and MaterialsThis exercise is suitable for groups of approximately 12 or more. You'll need a bag of Scrabble tiles, and participants will need pens and paper.

TimeAllow 20 minutes for completion.

InstructionsAssign two or three letters chosen at random to each person.

Then split the group randomly into teams. The exercise will work best with six to nine people per team.

Ask each group to create as many words as they can in 10 minutes using their letters. Before starting, outline the rules below to the group:

Each letter tile can be used only once in each word.
Words must be three or more letters.
Plurals of an already used word are not allowed. For example, you can have "tree" or "trees" but you can't have both.
Proper names are not allowed, e.g. place names or forenames.
Each team can swap up to two of their letters before they start if they wish.

Teams get two points for three-letter words, three points for four-letter words, and so on. The longest word earns a bonus of five points.

Advice for the Facilitator

Make clear whether or not teams are allowed to use a dictionary. If appropriate, offer a prize for the highest team score and longest word. Ask the teams to reflect on what they've learned. How did they work together to build words? Who took the lead? Who had the best ideas, and how did they arrive at them?

Exercise 5: Lost at Sea
This activity emphasizes decision making, collaboration, and critical thinking.

People and MaterialsTeams of about five or six people. You can download our worksheet for the exercise here. Each participant needs their own copy.

TimeFlexible, but aim for 25 to 40 minutes.

InstructionsGive your team members a scenario where they're stranded at sea with just a handful of objects. They have to rank the objects in order of how useful they'd be in helping the group to survive. They should work individually first, and then as a team.

Divide participants into their teams, and provide everyone with a ranking sheet.

Step 1: Ask team members to take 10 minutes on their own to rank the items in order of importance. They should do this in the second column of their sheet.

Step 2: Give the teams a further 10 minutes to confer and decide on their group rankings. Once agreed, they should list them in the third column of their sheets.

Step 3: Ask each group to compare their individual rankings with their collective ones, and consider why any scores differ.

Step 4: Now read out the "correct" order, collated by the experts at the U.S. Coast Guard. You can find that here. Participants should add these to the sheet.

Step 5: Have the teams consider why they made the choices they did, and evaluate their performance against the experts' choices.

Advice for the Facilitator

Ideally, teams will arrive at a consensus decision where everyone's opinion is heard. If discussions are dominated by a few people, draw the quieter people in so that everyone is involved. But explain why you're doing this, so that people learn from it.

Key Points
Virtual team-building exercises are a great way to improve communication, build trust, increase creativity, reduce conflict, and help your team members to understand one another better.

They're also a useful way for people to get used to remote meetings and videoconferencing software.

Holding these exercises regularly gives your team members fun ways to interact and get to know one another. It encourages them to connect and to collaborate, and this can benefit your team and the organization as a whole.

Source: Mindtools Club

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Career Tips / 8 Steps That Will Get You Hired
« on: August 04, 2021, 01:19:11 PM »
8 Steps That Will Get You Hired


There is a lot of material on the web about how a job seeker can fill his or her day with activities and make a full-time job out of looking for employment. That’s all fine—unless it isn’t working and the job seeker isn’t any closer to getting a viable job that fits after putting in all that work.

Basic steps:

1. Create the finest, customized cover letter and résumé possible. It should be clearly tailored to the industry, company, and specific position.
2. Submit your materials through the online process. (If you are tempted to skip this step then consider reading this blog.)
3. Repeat this process for five to seven positions.
4. Watch carefully what you get back.
5. Analyze carefully. Make changes. Here are some tips.
    a. If you receive nothing—then there is something wrong with your materials and you are not likely to getting through the ATS.
        Solution: Change your cover letter and/or résumé. Something needs to come out or something needs to go in.
    b. If you get an immediate “standard” response (i.e. “Thank you for your application ….”). You probably got through the ATS.
    c. If you get something a day to a week later from “The Talent Acquisition Team” —better. A real person probably looked at your
        application.
    d. If you receive an email from a person: connect with them on LinkedIn and follow-up.
    e. If you get a screening call, or phone interview: listen carefully to their concerns as they vet you out. Check your cover letter and
        résumé to be sure you’ve responded to those concerns in future applications.
6. Change your cover letter and résumé based on what you learn.
7. Repeat: File five to seven more job applications.
8. Learn, Track Changes and Repeat.

Monitor how far your cover letter and résumé gets in the process. Keep making changes and carefully monitor what you’ve changed.The purpose of your cover letter and résumé is to get a phone call. Once you have succeeded, listen very carefully to any concerns they may have and make appropriate changes.

This is one way to mange the job seeker's learning process.

Source: recruiter.com

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Career Grooming / The Job Seeker’s Success Formula
« on: August 04, 2021, 12:58:07 PM »
The Job Seeker’s Success Formula

Success is a process
Athletes will likely agree with me that developing skill, building technique, taking care of their body and mind requires daily care. Proper routine becomes a critical factor in their success. Professional musicians are no different and each one can relate unique stories about the development of their technique as well as their musicianship. They develop individual regimens that become a trusted part of every day.

Just like athletes and musicians, job-seekers develop routines and processes. Some good, others…not so much. The list of activities include attending job seeker support groups, networking appointments, presentations at libraries, daily activity on LinkedIn, finding and applying for posted positions, reading and learning more about their professions, and possible classes and certifications. Did I mention cover letters and résumés? Thank you notes and interview preparation?

Did you make this common mistake?
Often, after being laid off, job seekers may panic and rush to put together a résumé and apply for any number of opportunities. However, today’s job market is constantly changing. An industry has evolved to support the hiring process. To be successful in today’s market, a job seeker must become an expert in the advancements in his or her industry to be credible. Next, he or she must understand the new hiring processes.

Why job seekers quit
The quality of the activity determines the quality of the result. So if the action was of high quality, then the result brings high value.
When the results are deemed poor by the job seeker, then that person is more likely to give up. They quit.
When an activity doesn’t bring in any results or when the results only have a negative impact, then it’s reasonable to stop that process.

Job seekers spend a lot of energy on the job search. They give it their very best and when they get calls for jobs that are a poor fit and don’t bring even a consideration of a living wage, they give up. That’s reasonable.


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Further, when a job seeker gets nothing back from all their effort—nothing; why should they continue that process. That’s reasonable.

Lastly, when job seekers are treated poorly by the hiring community (this is my biggest “beef”!!!!), when they receive contracts that evaporate, interviews for positions that disappear or didn’t exist to start with, promised calls that never happen— It’s no wonder they give up. That’s reasonable.

Finding a job is a marathon rather than a sprint.
Don’t quit. Do this instead.

Job seekers might consider a different approach:
A. If the result was undesirable, then change the process that created it.
B. Realize that every response has valuable information IF the job seeker asks the right questions.

Job seeker's Success Formula:

You will get a job if:
A. You keep trying and…
B. You keep learning.


The Job seeker's Objection:
Some people tell me, “Marcia, right now I just want a job. I’m willing to settle for something less. I’ve been “dumping” down my resume. I don’t care if I’m overqualified, I just need a job.”

I hear this all the time and there are times when I encourage job seekers to get transitional jobs. Like Toni, it can be managed once the industry is moving again. That said, the two “hardest sell” for a job seeker is applying for a job that he or she is overqualified for. In this case, the potential employer will not consider the job seeker because they believe they will leave as soon as a better opportunity becomes available. They are a flight-risk.

Another “hard sell” is applying for a job with a lesser title in a larger company. With so much competition, it’s very difficult to pull this off. It looks like the job seeker is willing to take a step down in his or her career.
Stick to the process and get hired quicker.

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Career Advice / Effectively Network Using Social Media
« on: July 31, 2021, 07:23:56 PM »
Effectively Network Using Social Media

Social media gives you the opportunity to discover, engage, and connect with new people all over the world. Even though most people are open to creating new connections and getting messages from people they do not know, there is a fine line between networking and “spamming.” The biggest challenge is to make a clear connection without wasting the time of others. So how do you know if you are sending valuable information to a potential customer or just plain annoying them?

“The power of social media is it forces necessary change.” – Erik Qualman



Social Media Etiquette

There are a number of effective ways that you can use social media to network with others without becoming an annoyance. Understanding more about social media etiquette will help to ensure you are sending out useful information to potential customers and business partners.

* You must first find the individual’s preferred communication channel. This requires a great deal of research. First, check out their company’s website to learn more about their preferred contact methods.

* It is important that when you do contact them that you say just enough and not too much. Do not send long e-mails or social media messages because you will just lose their attention. Instead of intriguing them you have simply wasted their time.

* Try not to expect a response from the person or company you have messaged. Avoid phrases such as “please respond” as it seems a bit desperate. Be casual but also keep a good level of professionalism during the message as well. Just because they do not respond does not mean that you didn’t catch their attention.

* Say what you mean and be completely upfront about your goals. This will determine whether or not they are a good fit for your business.

Source: Knowledge Sharing for DIU Social Media Team

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Eight Steps to an incredible candidate experience  ::)


By- Joe of Brazen Technologies

Eight  steps to creating an incredible candidate experience operation...

a. Audit your existing recruiting funnel by putting yourself in your candidates’ shoes. Visit your LinkedIn page, your career site, and fill out an application. You’re bound to find major bumps in the road. This is your low hanging fruit.

b. Make changes to the obvious gaps, leaks, or problems in your process. Move to step three because now the fun begins.

c. If you don’t already, measure. Measure conversion rates from stage to stage, speed to hire, quality of candidates, and number of new hires that have been with the organization for more than year (retention matters, too!). Later, you’ll come back to these these numbers and use them as a benchmark.

d. Conduct a candidate experience survey with past candidates. Ask them about their satisfaction with the process. Ask them to rate timeliness, your career site, your JDs, the follow up emails, etc. Make sure you survey candidates that were hired, not hired, as well as candidates that received an offer but didn’t accept.

e. Conduct focus groups with candidates to add color and narrative to the results of the survey. Later, you’ll use the language of candidates, the words that come out of their mouths, to help you build out a better process that resonates with the people you are trying to hire.

f. With data and insights in hand, it’s time to return to the process that you built, tweaking and breaking and editing and reconfiguring where the candidates lead you. Their feedback is your currency. Use it to pay for the upgrades your process demands.

g. We circle back to the start. Well, step number three, to be exact. You’ve made your changes but the measurement never stops. Made a change to your interview follow email? How many more candidates responded? How many more opened the email? How many more came back to the next step in the process? The numbers tell you whether the changes are working.

And every so often, let's say once a quarter, you start back at step #1. Put yourself in your candidates’ shoes and start the entire process again. Incremental, interactive, and incredible changes are in store for you and your candidates. Changes your candidates will love.

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How to Create a Great Candidate Experience with Virtual Recruiting
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Source: Cat DiStasio, brazen.com

When competition for top talent is steep, as it currently is in many industries, candidate experience gets a lot of attention. That’s because employers that deliver a great candidate experience are able to attract more and better candidates, move them more quickly through the recruiting process, and enjoy higher offer acceptance rates. It makes sense that employers who want to stand out from the competition should work to create a candidate experience that reflects their brand values and gives job seekers a taste of what it will be like to work for your organization. Virtual recruiting can help every step of the way.

But before we dive into the strategies and practices that will improve your candidate experience and strengthen your employer brand, let’s take a step back and review the basics.

What is Candidate Experience?
Not surprisingly, candidate experience is the cumulative experience of a job seeker moving through your recruiting process. It begins with the first impression and includes every interaction a candidate might have with your organization, from social media posts and job listings to emails, virtual events, interviews, and even what they hear on the street. Every touchpoint is an opportunity to create positive feelings or leave a bad taste in their mouth. And because candidate experience is a reflection of your organizational culture, more than a procedural issue, it takes a lot of time and work to remedy poor candidate experience. At the end of the day, the quality of your candidate experience impacts whether a candidate will accept your offer of employment or go home and write negative reviews about your brand online.

How Virtual Recruiting Improves Candidate Experience
I’m hesitant to make a fast food reference when it comes to virtual recruiting, because there are a lot of important differences, but it’s true that both fast food and virtual recruiting allow candidates to have it their way. Virtual recruiting makes it easy for candidates to decide how and when they want to interact with potential employers, especially when your virtual recruiting strategy involves on-demand content (such as videos on your website’s career hub) that candidates can access whenever they choose.

Virtual hiring events also make the recruiting process easier for candidates, by reducing the time commitment, eliminating the time and expense of travel, and offering access to more employers. Virtual recruiting events give candidates the opportunity to speak to someone right away, which is much more attractive than the typical process of submitting their resume online and into what can seem like a black hole. Rather than leaving candidates wondering if anyone will even look at their resume, virtual hiring events help candidates feel seen and valued as individuals.

Top Tips for Your Virtual Recruiting Events
One of the key benefits of virtual recruiting events is their speed, which is tied to their convenience. Candidates can hop on at a time that works best for them, and connect with a recruiter or hiring manager quickly. Even when you have a queue, job seekers can take advantage of videos or recorded presentations while they wait for their turn to chat with a recruiter.

Here are a few ways to use your (and candidates’) time wisely.

Prepare in advance. Make a list of frequently asked questions and prepared some canned responses that recruiters and hiring managers can copy and paste into chats with candidates or use as scripts for video/audio chats. This is a huge time saver.
Add videos and recorded presentations. Give candidates something meaningful to do if they have to wait. As I mentioned before, loading your virtual recruiting event with videos and presentations that help candidates learn about your organizational culture, benefits, community involvement, and other topics top talent are curious about.
Communicate clearly and consistently about next steps. Job seekers don’t want to be left hanging at any stage of the recruiting process, so it’s important to set expectations about timelines and then follow through, getting back to candidates with decisions and letting them know about their status.

How Following up Can Make or Break Your Reputation
A candidate can have a great experience at the top of your funnel and a riveting conversation with a recruiter, but if they never hear another word from your organization, you’re in trouble. Even if you didn’t think that person was a good fit for your current openings, you’ve still created a negative impression that could adversely affect your employer brand—or your corporate brand overall. Job seekers want the recruiting experience to be a complete transaction, from beginning to end, whether it ends with a job offer or a polite rejection. And employers owe candidates that basic level of respect and decency. It’s just the right thing to do.

Asking for feedback about the recruiting process—from candidates you hire as well as those you didn’t—helps you measure your candidate experience over time, so you can see whether your strategies are working and where there is still room for improvement. Giving feedback is important, too. If a candidate doesn’t match up with your current openings but has other potential, let them know what steps they can take to present themselves as a better candidate in the future, and be sure to invite them to future virtual recruiting events so they know they are welcome to reapply.

Virtual Recruiting Makes it Easy to Improve Candidate Experience
Because virtual recruiting is about so much more than virtual hiring events, it offers endless opportunities to refine and improve the candidate experience. By referring to candidate feedback over time, you can identify trends and insights to help you create a great candidate experience that reflects your brand and organizational culture in a way that attracts top talent and helps you hire the best people for your available positions.


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Why a Great Candidate Experience Helps Attract Top Talent

Source: Cat DiStasio, brazen.com

Everyone knows candidate experience is important. Because of course it is. You want job seekers to have positive thoughts and feelings about their interactions with your organization, from the first whiff of a job posting or social media post to their experiences during your virtual recruiting events and interviews, right down to the final decision point. The thing is, giving candidates warm fuzzy feelings about your organization isn’t the only reason to invest in candidate experience and it may not even be the top reason. Offering a great candidate experience also helps you attract, hire, and ultimately retain great talent, a perk that benefits your organization for years to come.

To create a great candidate experience, you first need to understand what kind of candidate experience you’re currently providing. Asking candidates for feedback on the recruiting process is one way to find out. It’s also smart to ask recent hires about their experiences, as well as employees who have been with you for a while. By gathering feedback from people who went through the recruiting process at different times, you can look for patterns and trends and determine whether your candidate experience is currently better, worse, or about the same as it was a year or two ago.

How to Improve Candidate Experience
Once you know where you are, you can begin to think about where to go next. You may not be able to transform your candidate experience overnight but taking small steps to improve your recruiting process can go a long way. For starters, put yourself in a job seeker’s shoes and walk through the process. Where are the frustrations? Where are the moments of joy? Adjust your strategies to address the pain points and your candidate experience will improve. (And we’ll dive deeper into what kinds of candidate experience strategies work best in future articles, so stay tuned.)

For now, let’s get back to the initial question at hand:

Why does a great candidate experience help employers attract top talent?
Here are just some of the reasons.

Improves Acceptance Rates
When candidates have a great experience during the recruiting process, they may be more likely to accept a job offer. Conversely, a poor experience can negatively affect your acceptance rate. A recent report from CareerPlug found that 50% of respondents declined a job offer due to poor experience. This suggests many talented job seekers could be turned off by a poor candidate experience, making it more difficult for you to land your ideal candidates.

Decreases Time to Hire
Many Brazen customers report a decrease in time to hire after implementing strategies that improve candidate experience, such as virtual career fairs and video interviews, which make the recruiting process easier for candidates to access on their schedules and without the burden of travel. For example, our customer AdventHealth, a CandE award winner, said virtual recruiting helped them cut time to hire by over 10 days. Speeding up time to hire helps organizations land top talent by moving those candidates swiftly through the recruiting process and reducing the chance that they will be lured away by a competing offer.

Translates to Better Employee Experience
Candidate experience is a marker of your organizational culture and, chances are, your employees are enjoying a similarly positive experience. (If they aren’t, this is an opportunity for growth.) Improving the candidate experience can, over time, improve the employee experience, as fresh talent comes in with their positive feelings and hopeful outlook. New hires who just had a great candidate experience come into their new roles full of excitement and optimism, which leads to higher employee engagement and can be contagious (in a good way).

Improves Quality of Hires
A great candidate experience helps you attract top talent, and it also helps you make better hires. The equation is simple: when the top of your recruiting funnel has more qualified candidates coming in and a great candidate experience keeps them engaged in the recruiting process, you can improve the quality of your shortlist and extend offers to candidates who are truly the best fit for the roles you have available. A great candidate experience really impacts the top of the funnel when it comes to referrals, typically a great source of top talent. Poor candidate experience can lead to reduction in referrals, according to RallyFwd attendees, so working to improve candidate experience can protect that valuable sourcing channel.

Strengthens Employer Brand
Employer branding affects nearly every aspect of recruiting, as well as other areas of business, so it’s important to understand its relationship with candidate experience. Nearly one quarter (24%) of candidates said they’ve left a negative review online after having a negative experience with the recruiting process and 44% of candidates said they’ve left a positive review online after having a positive experience, according to CareerPlug research.

A Great Candidate Experience Sets You Apart from the Crowd
In today’s virtual world, organizations offering a great candidate experience really stand out. Understanding how candidate experience affects the quality of your talent pipeline and the outcome of your hiring decisions is the key to building a foundation for improving your candidate experience. And, for some organizations, drawing these connections may be essential to getting necessary support from executive leadership as you work to develop and implement strategies to improve your candidate experience over time.

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Event Ideas to Prepare Your Students for Their First Virtual Job Fair

Source: Valery Caputi Lopez, brazen.com


Students don’t always know what to expect from a virtual career fair. They may have more questions than answers regarding how to successfully navigate the process, and it’s up to career services teams at their respective campuses to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities ahead so they have the best candidate experience possible.

Whether students are looking for a summer internship or an entry-level job, virtual career fairs are more important than ever to students, able to open doors that may have otherwise remained closed. Not only do these events grant students access to employers who are eager and willing to hire, but they also allow them to get a good look at the technology they’ll likely be using for many remote interviews and hiring events as they enter the workforce post-degree. Since virtual hiring events are here to stay, students need to become familiar with and confident in the skills and tools they’ll use to connect with employers long term in order to improve the chances of a positive —and potentially life changing— result.

That’s where you as a career services professional come in. Keep excitement high and nervousness low by equipping students with what they need to know before, during, and after a virtual job fair with this list of preparatory event ideas.

Host Virtual Career Fair Prep Sessions
Students already have a lot of things to think about during a job interview, so the technology they use to attend it shouldn’t be a source of stress. To eliminate any jitters and make sure everyone knows what to expect, offer virtual career fair prep sessions so students can learn the basics of your virtual event platform, get a high-level introduction how to get the most out of a virtual career fair, make sure students understand what they need to prepare for, and answer any questions they may have before the main event. You can also share links to user videos for students who just want a quick tour! The more familiar students are prepared ahead of time, the more confident they’ll be on the day of the virtual job fair, which is a win for everyone. (You could even create and share a career fair prep checklist, with some of the points below!)

Offer Virtual Resume Review Sessions
Crafting a winning resume is the first step towards making a good impression at a job fair. In fact, most virtual job fair platforms will require or request a digital resume be uploaded as a part of the application. So make sure students know they need to put some thought into their resumes well ahead of the event itself.

Or better yet, ensure that they do by planning a virtual resume review session! Before the event, equip students with everything from the basics of resume writing to examples of winning resumes, then encourage them to come to the session with a first draft ready to be reviewed. To avoid having long wait times, plan to have enough reviewers in attendance based on the number of students that sign up. If more students than reviewers RSVP, consider implementing staggered timed slots or using the scheduled chat features on your virtual event platform so every student gets the same amount of consideration and attention. You can also provide volunteers with lists and templates on how to give constructive feedback for even more cohesive results.

Plan an Elevator-Pitch Pitch-Off
Elevator pitches aren’t just for startups—they’re an indispensable tool for jobseekers as well. Since career fair interactions are often so brief, it's important to equip students with a polished elevator pitch before a virtual hiring event so they’ll know exactly how to quickly and easily share their value with a number of potential employers.

Career services staff can host formal and informal elevator pitch events with the goal of getting attending students to practice and present their pitches in front of a live audience. You can even bump up attendance by offering prizes for the best pitches, or include a feedback round that acknowledges the students who have improved their elevator pitches the most through the course of the event.

Hold Mock Video Interviews
Since 2020, 86% of companies are conducting job interviews via video, so students need to be practicing their video interviewing skills, because they will likely put them to the test - either during or after a virtual career fair! For example, at Brazen virtual career fairs, students may have the opportunity to speak directly with a recruiter or hiring manager via our optional video chat. So let students know they may be using video chat during these events so they can be camera-ready when it most counts. From testing their webcams and internet connections to making sure they have a clean and organized background behind them, there are many things students can do during these mock video sessions to make sure they look professional and picture-perfect on the day of their actual interview.

But it doesn’t end at just having a good setup! Body language and conversation skills are also important. Encourage students to maintain eye contact and practice their elevator pitches with their mock interviewers. Ask faculty, career services personnel, and volunteers to attend these sessions and equip them with the information they’ll need to fulfill their mock recruiting roles (such as commonly asked questions). Thanks to mock video interviews, students can get useful insights on their on-camera performance and gain proficiency within the virtual event environment, all in one go.

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COVID-19 Pandemic |  IATA Aviation Workforce Skills & Training Report

Source: Select Circulation.
Industry and Training  Partners,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal & Sri Lanka, IATA
bY- Lokesh Matta
Regional Training Business Development Manager - South Asia



Greetings from IATA !!

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in severe budget cuts for training across almost every business in the aviation sector. As the industry restarts, organizations are looking to ensure that employees are trained on the fundamental technical and operational skills, but also the soft skills needed to adapt to new situations and deliver a winning customer experience.

Assessing training needs, prioritizing initiatives, and optimizing budgets are even more crucially important in the face of much remaining uncertainty. Taking inspiration from industry best practices is a sure-fire way to build your strategy.

Some key findings the report brings to light:

• 50% of L&D decision-makers consider an assessment of their organizations’ skills and competence requirements as of high importance to business continuity.
• 60% of organizations would value a training needs analysis from an external provider.
• 25% of HR decision-makers believe focusing on safety is the best approach to enable their organization to cope with the impact of the pandemic.
• 85% of organizations indicate that online learning, including virtual classrooms, will play an important role in recovery plans.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released research on the training requirements for the aviation workforce as the industry starts to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. According to a global survey of some 800 human resources (HR) leaders in the aviation industry responsible for learning and development, right-skilled existing workers, and ensuring that new hires from outside aviation can quickly acquire the necessary skills will be key to successfully building the post-pandemic workforce.

Discover the industry’s priorities and strategies to ensure the skills for a successful recovery. Enclosed is the copy of the report “Workforce skills and training to fuel the revitalization of the aviation industry – the HR decision-makers view.”

Read more ..... click the following link : https://forum.skill.jobs/index.php/topic,7233.msg7513.html#msg7513





 

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পরিবর্তিত সময়ের জন্য কর্মীরা কীভাবে নিজেকে প্রস্তুত করবেন?

Source: Skill Jobs Blog Post
https://blog.skill.jobs/



প্রতি বছর অল্পবয়সী কিছু নবীন কর্মী কর্মজগতে প্রবেশ করেন। তারা অনেক বছর ধরে কাজ করেন এবং একই ধরনের কাজ করতে করতে একটি পুরনো প্রজন্মের মধ্যে প্রবেশ করেন। প্রতিযোগিতামূলক এই বাজারে কীভাবে টিকে থাকা যায়, একজন ব্যবস্থাপক সবসময় সেই পরিকল্পনা করে থাকেন। এজন্য প্রয়োজন হয় নিত্য নতুন উদ্ধাবনী প্রতিভা এবং কঠোর পরিশ্রম। অপেক্ষাকৃত তরুণ প্রজন্মের মধ্যে এসব গুণাবলী সহজেই পাওয়া যায়। তারা পরিবর্তিত সময়ের সঙ্গে নিজেকে খাপ খাওয়াতে পারে, কঠোর পরিশ্রম করতে পারে, নিজের প্রতিভাবে কাজে লাগিয়ে নিত্য নতুন কৌশল উদ্ভাবন করতে পারে।
এই সময়ের সবচেয়ে নবীন কর্মক্ষম প্রজন্মকে বলা হচ্ছে ‘জেনারেশন জেড’। এরা সময়কে বুঝতে পারে এবং সময়ের সঙ্গে সঙ্গে নিজেকে বদলে ফেলতে পারে। ভবিষ্যৎ পৃথিবীর জন্য নিজেদেরকে প্রস্তুত করতে পারে। বিভিন্ন দিক থেকেই এরা আগের প্রজন্মের চেয়ে অনেক বেশি চৌকশ। এদের সবচেয়ে বড় গুণ হচ্ছে, নিয়োগকর্তা কী প্রত্যাশা করে তা এরা সহজেই বুঝতে পারে।
এই ‘জেনারেশন জেড’রাই সারা পৃথিবীর কর্মজগতে নতুন ঢেউ সৃষ্টি করবে। শুধু তাই নয়, এরাই হবে কর্মক্ষেত্রের সবচেয়ে বড় প্রজন্ম, যারা বুঝতে পারবে যে তারা কী করতে চায় এবং কী করা প্রয়োজন।

জেনারেশন জেড কারা এবং কী রকম
পিউ রিসার্চ বলছে, ১৯৯৬ সালের পরে যাদের জন্ম তারাই জেনারেশন জেডের সদস্য। এরাই সহ¯্রাব্দের পূর্বসূরী। এই মুহূর্তে এরা যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের মোট জনসংখ্যার ২০ শতাংশ দখল করে আছে। এরা যে সময়ে বেড়ে উঠেছে সেই সময়টা আগের সময়ের চেয়ে একেবারেই ভিন্ন। এই প্রজন্ম তাদের আগের প্রজন্মকে মহামন্দার ভেতর দিয়ে যেতে দেখেছে এবং অতিসম্প্রতি কোভিড-১৯ মহামারির মধ্যে পা রাখতে দেখেছে। বলার অপেক্ষা রাখে না, এই বৈশ্বিক মহামারিটি লাখ লাখ মানুষের জীবন কেড়ে নিচ্ছে। বৈচিত্রের দিক থেকেও জেড জেনারেশন আগের প্রজন্ম থেকে অনেক বেশি বৈচিত্রপূর্ণ এবং শিক্ষার দিক থেকেও এগিয়ে। এদের সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপর্ণ বৈশিষ্ট্য হচ্ছে, এরা অতিমাত্রায় প্রযুক্তিবান্ধব। এদের জন্ম ও বেড়ে ওঠা ইন্টারনেট প্রযুক্তির ভেতরেই বলা যায়।
জেড জেনারেশনের কত শতাংশ কর্মজগতে রয়েছে
২০৩০ সালের মধ্যে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের কর্মক্ষেত্রের ৩০ শতাংশ দখল করে ফেলবে জেড জেনারেশন। আগের প্রজন্মের সঙ্গে যদি তুলনা করেন তাহলে এই মুহূর্তে জেড জেনারেশনের কর্মীরা খুব সামান্যই কাজ করছে। পিউ রিসার্চ বলছে, ২০১৮ সালে জেড জেনারেশনের ১৮ শতাংশ কর্মক্ষেত্রে ছিল যাদের বয়স ছিল ১৫ থেকে ১৭ বছরের মধ্যে।

জেড জেনারেশন কর্মক্ষেত্রে কী বার্তা দিচ্ছে?
অন্যান্য তরুণ প্রজন্মের মতোই জেড জেনারেশনের কর্মীরাও কর্মক্ষেত্রে নতুন নতুন ধারনা নিয়ে আসে। যেহেতু তারা প্রযুক্তির সন্তান, তাই তাদের ধারনার সঙ্গে স্বাভাবিকভাবেই চলে আসে প্রযুক্তির ব্যবহার। প্রযুক্তির উপর ভর করেই তারা নতুন নতুন সৃজনশীল কৌশল উদ্ভাবন করেন। সুতরাং নতুন প্রযুক্তি কোম্পানির জন্য আপনি অবশ্যই তাদেরকে নিয়োগ দিতে পারেন।


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তারা প্রচলিত কর্মপদ্ধতি যেমন বেতন-ভাতা তৈরি, স্বাস্থ্যবীমার লভ্যাংশ প্রদান ইত্যাদি কাজেও বেশ পারদর্শী। এদের ৩৮ শতাংশ মনে করে কাজের ভারসাম্য রক্ষা করা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। অপরদিকে ৫৮ শতাংশ মনে করে অর্থের প্রয়োজনে রাতে এবং ছুটির দিনেও কাজ করা যেতে পারে।
কনকর্ডিয়া ইউনিভার্সিটির এক জরিপে দেখা যায়, জেড জেনারেশনের ৬৫ শতাংশ বলেছে, তাদের কাছে বেতন খুব গুরুত্বপূর্ণ। আর ৭০ শতাংশ বলেছে, একমাত্র বেতনের কারণেই তারা চাকরি করে। এছাড়া ৭০ শতাংশ বলেছে, স্বাস্থ্যবীমা না থাকলে সেখানে তারা চাকরি করবে না।

কর্মক্ষেত্রে জেড জেনারেশনের মতো আর কী আছে
কর্মক্ষেত্রে জেড জেনারেশনের একমাত্র প্রতিদ¦ন্দ্বী হচ্ছে ‘মেধা’। তারা সহকর্মীদের সঙ্গে মুখোমুখি ভাববিনিময় করতে পছন্দ করে। খোলামেলা অফিস পছন্দ করে। রুদ্ধদ্বার বৈঠকের চেয়ে স্বাভাবিক আলাপ আলোচনা এবং মিটিং করতে পছন্দ করে। এরা অফিসের মধ্যে খুব বেশি কেতাদুরস্ত থাকতে পছন্দ করে না।  ..................To read more please click the following link: https://wp.me/paugyn-a7

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Career Planning / LOOK FOR CAREER NOT FOR A JOB
« on: May 29, 2021, 03:33:27 PM »
LOOK FOR CAREER NOT FOR A JOB

Source: Skill Jobs Blog Post
https://blog.skill.jobs/



CAREER PATH: LOOK FOR CAREER NOT FOR A JOB

Welcome to Skill.jobs Career Article Zone (https://blog.skill.jobs/) and the ‘navigator’ of Career Development Center (CDC), Daffodil International University, your handy resource in starting your career.

Where do I start? How do I write a good resume? How do I excel in interviews? How does the web approach work? These are some of the many questions you probably would ask yourself when looking for a job and excel your career. As you go through the INTERVIEW GUIDE, you will find comfort in knowing exactly what to do with yourself.

LOOK FOR CAREER OR A JOB ?

Career is the most used word in the world nowadays. But the question is, are we ready to get hired for our dream job? Are we really serious about our career? Some people don’t even have the idea of the difference between job and career. The concept of a job is micro where the term career has the vast meaning and implications. Most of our fresh graduates are too reluctant even thinking about careers. It seems they damn care about their future as well as their career while they are in their student period. Their thought is traditional and very typical. One thing they should know is the current hyper competitive corporate world; technology has erased the boundary of competition. No competition is relying among the competitors at home, its become global now. If we are sleeping like a rabbit, some tortoise may win the game. Shaping a career is not a gambling; thus, you simply cannot focus only on your luck. Your hard work does this. If you are determined to make NAME, FAME AND GAME, then take the game as a challenge, spread up your fame followed by your performance and hold your name on top. We become habitat by involvement not by commitment, while commitment gear you up towards your destination not your involvement. There is no shortcut in your life to be a successful one. You should have some commitment which might create a platform for your success. Remember, try to be a leader not be a follower. If that’s not possible then be a good follower rather than ordinary one.  It said well “Go big, or go home.”  We might think about this quite a bit as it seemed so brash and arrogant. Each person has the opportunity to define “big” for him or herself. If we are to live our dreams and visions about how we want our lives to be, how we want to be remembered, what our contribution to our daily world could be, it IS true. Go big or go home!

Have a vision. Have a master plan for your entire life. What would you like to be doing, experiencing, being or having in your life? What are the things that are most important, significant and valuable to you? If you have no proper answers for them; your career and future may be in trouble. Think big! Think limitlessly. Think “out of the box.” People are often limited by their minds, reluctant to stretch. Remember what Napoleon Hill said: “if you can conceive it, and believe it, you can achieve it!” If you find yourself surrounded by the people who are “thinking little,” it might be difficult to find support and acceptance for your big plans. You may have to include some new associates who want to play “big,” too! You have probably heard that, if you want to run with the big dogs, you have to get off the porch! Jump off that porch and get running!


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We need to pay attention prior to draw our career path. You need to consider what you would like to right now and what later on. Both short term and long term goals are important for each individual life. The significant difference is that short-term goals lead directly to long term goals that fit perfectly into the master plan and these keep you in charge! Don’t lock yourself in one semantic plan or dimension; consider your preference, interests during drawing your career blueprint. Keep always an alternative plan; keep plan B all the time to make your career journey smoothly. Make sure your master plan should be a plan for your joy and passion, not for your duty and obligation. If you don’t admire your own profession, nobody will hail you and you might be considered as an educated slave. Love your job whatever it is then the job will love you too. Thus, you will find the way to your destination.

Choose/Select the right Major according to your Career Path

In most of the cases people become confused while they are going to select their major or area or field where they want to see themselves in future. At this stage a majority of students are not motivated by their own but by some others as parents’ choice, elders’ decisions or what their supervisor suggests. Even they don’t think for a while it is your life, not others. You own your life. How come some others will decide what you would be in future? There are some steps that you need to consider while you are in the process of drawing a Career Roadmap. The first step in the Career Roadmap is to Know Yourself. It is vital to identify your INTERESTS, VALUES, SKILLS, PERSONALITY and PREFERENCES in order to make your career well and effective. We should consider the below things while we are going to design our career roadmap and these are:

Learning about your interests will help you identify opportunities to pursue and the topics you are most naturally drawn to, making school and work more motivating and enjoyable.

Values are the things that motivate us and move us toward certain decisions, behaviors and goals. Values greatly influence the career decision making process, job satisfaction and, ultimately, life satisfaction.

Skills are the things that you are good at and have the ability to do well. Assessing your skills allows you to determine which ones you want to acquire or further develop, the specific ways to accomplish those goals, and how your skills match with potential careers.

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Career Guidance / A, B, C, D of software development
« on: May 22, 2021, 06:40:58 PM »
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    আমরা অনেকেই স্বপ্ন দেখি ভবিষ্যতে সফটওয়্যার ডেভেলপার হবো। আমাদের বানানো সফটওয়্যার হাজার হাজার মানুষ ব্যবহার করবে। দেশীয় এবং আন্তর্জাতিক বিভিন্ন টেক জায়ান্ট কোম্পানিতে জব করব কিংবা নিজের একটা টেক স্টার্টআপ থাকবে। তবে সফটওয়্যার ডেভেলপমেন্ট এর লম্বা রাস্তা এবং এর শাখা প্রশাখার বিস্তৃতি দেখে অনেকেই ঘাবড়ে যায়। বিশেষ করে নতুনদের মধ্যে নানা সংশয়, ভয় কাজ করে। সত্যি বলতে সঠিক গাইডলাইন এর অভাবে অনেকেই শেষে নিজের পছন্দের সফটওয়্যার ইন্ডাস্ট্রিতে কাজ করতে পারেনা। আজকের এই আর্টিকেল তাদের জন্য লেখা।

    আজকের আর্টিকেলের মুল উদ্দেশ্য আপনাদের কিছু শব্দ এবং এর রিয়েল লাইফ ব্যবহার এর সাথে পরিচয় করিয়ে দেয়া। কেননা অনেক সময় এমন হয় যে আপনি হয়তো কোন একটা বিষয় নিজে বুঝছেন কিন্তু অন্যকে বলতে পারছেন না কেননা আপনি সেটাকে কি বলে জানেন না, আবার গুগলে সার্চ করতে করতে ক্লান্ত কিন্তু আসল শব্দটাই অজানা রয়ে গেছে। এই বিভ্রান্তি থেকে রক্ষা পেতে আজকে আমরা জানব বেসিক কিছু বিষয় যা নতুনদের জেনে রাখা ভাল।

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    যদি আপনি সিএস ব্যকগ্রাউন্ডের হন হবে অবশ্যই প্রোগ্রামিং ল্যাঙ্গুয়েজ, ডাটা স্ট্রাকচার, এলগরিদম ডিজাইন, ডাটাবেজ ইত্যাদী কোর্স ভালভাবে জেনে আসতে হবে।

    প্রথেম আসি এই যে আপনারা সবাই ফেসবুকে চালাচ্ছেন। ফেসবুকে আপনার অনেক স্ট্যাটাস আছে, অনেক ছবি রাখছেন। নানা মানুষের সাথে চ্যাটিং কিংবা কথা বলা কত কি ফিচার এতে আছে। মোবাইলে ফাংশন একরকম , পিসিতে আবার অন্যরকম। ফেসবুক এর মতো এতো বড় বা যেকোন ওয়েব এপ্লিকেশন / সফটওয়্যার কে আমারা যদি সিম্পল ভাবে কয়েকটা বিভাগে ভাগ করতে পারি।

    ফ্রন্টএন্ডঃ  সহজ ভাবে বললে ফ্রন্টএন্ড হচ্ছে একটা সফটওয়্যারে আপনি যা দেখতে পান, যার মাধ্যমে আপনি সেটার সাথে কাজ করতে পারেন। এটাকে টেকনিক্যালি আমরা User Interface (UI) বলতে পারি। এবার আসি এই User Interface এ কি কি থাকে

    ধরুন, একটা বাড়ির ফাউন্ডেশন থাকে, পিলার থাকে যা অবকাঠামো দেয়। আবার মানব শরীরে কংকাল থাকে। একটা ওয়েব এপ্লিকেশনে এই অবকাঠামো দেয় HTML

    এই HTML হচ্ছে একটা মার্কআপ ল্যাংগুয়েজ যা আপনাকে শিখতে হবে। জীবনে সবক্ষেত্রে এটা এখন আপনার অন্যতম সঙ্গী এবং সবচাইতে সহজে শেখা যায় এটা।

    এবার ধরুন বাড়িটায় আপনি সুন্দরমতো রঙ করলেন, টাইলস করলেন সিঁড়িতে অর্থাৎ আউটলুকটা চেঞ্জ করবেন। মূলত যা দিয়ে করা হয় এই স্টাইলিং সেটা হচ্ছে CSS

    এই CSS দিয়ে আপনি একটা ওয়েব এপ্লিকেশন এর সমস্ত ডিজাইন করে ফেলতে পারেন, আকার আকৃতি, রঙ সবই করতে পারবেন এই CSS দিয়ে।
    তো HTML এর পর আপনাকে শিখতে হবে CSS
    এবার এই বাড়িতে আবার লিফট আছে। বাটন চাপলে সেই ফ্লোরে নামিয়ে দেয়। কত সুন্দর না ? একটা ওয়েব এপ্লিকেশন এর User Interface এ যদি আপনি এ ধরনের Interaction দেখেন তবে বুঝবেন সেখানে অবশ্যই কোন না কোন Client Side Programming/Scripting Language ব্যবহার করা হয়েছে।

    এখানে ক্লাইয়েন্ট মানে একজন ইউজার এর ডিভাইস বুঝানো হয়েছে। মূলত ব্রাউজার ওয়েব এপ্লিকেশন এর ক্ষেত্রে। অর্থাৎ যে ল্যাংগুয়েজ মূলত একজন ইউজার এর ব্রাউজার বা ডিভাইসে কাজ করে........


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    Employability Skills / Does Skill Matter in Job Market?
    « on: May 22, 2021, 06:15:00 PM »
      Does Skill Matter in Job Market?


      Author: K M Hasan Ripon, Executive Director, BSDI
      Skill Jobs Blog
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      Everyone is looking for job. The fresh graduates are looking for a job, and the person who is even working, he also wants to get a better job. That is the norms of the world I guess. In the process of finding a better job, some of us get it and some people will wait for a job. Among all of us, we will find a category, who will be successful in getting their desired job. We call them lucky! We all may agree on the point that no one will give us a job as a gift! We have to achieve it or we have to prove that somehow I am the competent person among all and deserve the job. However, it is a tough place and success comes to the person who truly gives their best to prove them. There is a simple but open trick to get the success too. That is, if we can match our knowledge, skills, experience, relationship and behavior with employer’s problems and fulfill expectations, then we will get into the spotlight. Are you thinking it is hard? Not at all. We just need to take careful steps ahead.

      As human being, we always like to be proficient in our respective fields. To get success in our career we need to have different skills associated with our career and we have to go through the learning process to prove our excellence and ensure the care growth. If we stop learning new skills, it will automatically leave our position behind or someone else may take away our position. So in developing a successful career we need to remember it.
      Learning something new is sometimes difficult too, especially at the beginning of the career when we start to learn. We make mistakes over and over again. In some cases, we leave the learning effort for the fear of making mistakes. But the reality is that the only way to learn something new is

      • to practice relentlessly,
      • to make mistakes over and over again, and
      • to be committed not to repeat the same mistakes again

      Canadian journalist, author Malcolm Gladwell, in his famous book Outliers, says that “ten thousand (10,000) hours of practice is required to be an expert in any one field.” Going a step further, author Josh Kaufman, in his book The Personal MBA, mentions that it takes about 20 hours of practice to get from “I can’t do anything to I can do one thing” – which is 45 minutes a day of regular practice. So no matter what you want to be “fairly good” or “expert” in a subject, you need to practice. Various studies say that practice is also extremely difficult for those who have already acquired high skills in one subject and want to acquire skills in another new subject. And this is probably why many of the veterans are a little reluctant to acquire any new skills. They think that reading a book and discussion on a specific topic is enough to become competent in any skills. Our education system is the example of it. Students are awarded degrees based on how well they can memorize. But at the present time it is universally acknowledged that skill is never possible by only reading and discussing. It requires learning by doing and practicing it over and over again. So skill development is very crucial.


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      Let me clear the facts with some Case studies:

      1. I started my career in the Corporate Cell of a reputed organization. For the nature of my job, I had to keep communication with National & International organizations. I had to submit Project proposals. So many times, I had to submit the proposal in Bangladesh and which was a difficult job for me, as I didn’t know the Bengali typing. Therefore I had to depend on others. I used to take the help from one of my colleagues. First time he was enthusiastic. But when I started to send proposal then his facial expressions directly indicated me that he is not at all enjoying typing my tasks. So I decided to learn it. I made my mind to learn Bengali typing. Firstly it took around 12 hours to type a single page. I didn’t leave the battle. I started doing it with more enthusiasm and I can proudly say I have the fastest typing skill in Bangla now.

      2. As I am leading few organizations, I remain always engaged in Marketing and Promotional tasks. Sometimes, I have to depend on Graphic Designer, and sometimes, I depend on Video Editor. Yes, I get great cooperation, no doubt, but sometimes, we face such situation, where the production of promotional materials becomes very urgent. Neither I can rush to them, nor give support here. Because those are technical skills and we need to learn it. I have some experience here too. Many years ago, for an urgent design ................


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      Career Grooming / Are YOU ready to get Hired?
      « on: April 05, 2021, 02:56:46 PM »
      Are YOU ready to get Hired?


      BySkill Jobs Blog
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      Welcome to Skill.jobs Career Article Zone (https://blog.skill.jobs/) and the ‘navigator’ of Career Development Center (CDC), Daffodil International University, your handy resource in starting your career.

      Most Often than not a number of university students don’t have proper focus on career planning. They don’t know after completing the graduation what s/he will do? The majority want a job, what kind of job, in what discipline/specialization or in what industry- this is not a big deal for them. They just need a job to start a career but the thing is that after a certain period, there is no job satisfaction, s/he re-invents her/himself that s/he is not fit for the career, whether s/he would be the right person for other careers. Before looking for a job, they need to analyze their career path, focusing on their passion.

      So, dear students at first, YOU have to know, why are YOU looking for a job? And then ask yourself, what do YOU want in a life?

      You will never reach your destination if you don’t know where to go…

      Now that we know what we want, let’s go job hunting. Successful job hunting is a major life project. It must be carefully planned and executed.

      Critical success factors:

      The right attitude and frame of mind: Your focus determines your reality
      You have to want it
      You have to be prepared to promote yourself
      You have to imagine yourself at the interview
      You have to see yourself in that job

      Your documents : Have ready your documents you worked so hard for
      Your Résumé
      Your Certificates
      Your Transcripts

      Testimonials

      To prepare your résumé you have to know the difference between résumé  & curriculum-vitae. A résumé is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. While a résumé  is brief and concise – no more than a page or two, curriculum vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis. You should follow the standard rules & techniques about résumé writing techniques about résumé writing through online career portal/job portal such as skill.jobs, bdjobs.com etc. to prepare your résumé  world standard.

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      The 3 C’s of what employers are looking for from your résumé

      COMPETENCIES

      Level of Knowledge: – Obtained through academic achievement, acquired through reading and experiential learning.
      Skills: – Your proven ability to perform in your task.
      Experience – What you might have done to help you fit quickly into the role.

      COOPERATION

      Team player – a person who has a strong sense of comradeship.
      Pleasant personality, understand the team’s beliefs, values and norms.
      Drive and energy – quickly gets adjusted into the team.
      Will defend what the team stands for collectively.
      Dependable & Reliable.

      COMMITMENT

      Organized, plan work and desire to achieve.

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