Infosys braces for bigger cost blow as Vishal Sikka bulks up on highly­paid talent

BENGALURU: Infosys is paying over Rs 1 crore to more than 1,800 employees in its overseas locations, 150 of whom were hired in the previous fiscal year, data accessed by ET shows, highlighting the cost challenge India’s second largest IT services company will face as it seeks to expand its workforce in developed markets. These salary numbers assume significance because last month Infosys announced it would hire 10,000 people in the US — a mix of freshers and experienced people — as the outsourcing industry seeks to combat the threat…

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How To Nail Your Job Interview Like A Pro

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How you act in an interview can make as much of a difference as what you say. Are you sure you’re ready to give your interview the way it’s required by an employer? 1. Research about the position you’re applying for. Study the job description that you’re applying for thoroughly. Only then you will understand what the company is looking for. If the job description calls for leading a team, prepare your interview accordingly. By knowing this, you can easily give the interview more confidently and discuss examples from previous…

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A 32-year-old startup CEO threw up the first time she tried to negotiate a raise – and it inspired her to launch her own company

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The Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew started the company to give people the kind of career guidance she wished she’d had early on. For example, the first time she tried to negotiate a raise, she felt extremely uncomfortable – and threw up afterward. So far, The Muse has helped over 50 million people find the right jobs and companies.                Kathryn Minshew was telling me about why she started The Muse, the career-advice and job-search platform she cofounded in 2011. Mainly, she said, it was the desire…

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If You Hate Your Job, This is What You Need to Do

If You Hate Your Job, This is What You Need to Do

If you’re miserable at work, you’re not alone. Having written the workplace advice blog Ask a Manager for more than a decade now, I’ve answered questions from literally thousands of people who hate their jobs. Whether it’s due to a difficult boss, unpleasant colleagues, mind-numbing work, or a toxic culture, there are a lot of people toiling away at jobs they’d rather not be in. The unsettling reality is that even if you do everything right in screening your jobs, you can still end up in a work situation that makes you…

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Five Steps a B-school Can Take to Prepare Freshers for Today’s Tough Job Market

With thousands of B-school mushrooming across India the biggest challenge both the students and the school face is “Jobs”. Assocham study mentions that only 20% of the graduates passing out land up with a job, what is aggravating the problem further is the average package going down. The biggest culprit being demand and supply, the other issue could be how relevant the corporate feel is what the students are learning to make them job ready. B-Schools should ensure that they are more of a finishing school so that corporates feel…

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