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A Visionary And A Legend In Making

“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that… you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve.”
Entrepreneurs and other company workers starved to see ‘Tesla Motors‘ fail due to the company’s products being seen as an attack on mainstream vehicles. He then launched the electric cars to the public, which had the public and other companies in doubt of the success of ‘Tesla Motors‘. Poll votes and TV hosts belittled Tesla cars and told the public they weren’t worth buying.
But he did not care and decided to push through to make it happen. He released an offering to the Public in 2010 for Tesla, and was granted a place in the stock market, there hadn’t been an IPL since Henry Ford and the net-worth grew to $2 billion. This courageous move put faith i…

Never Use These Words On Your Resume

It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, whether you're writing your first resume or revising it for a mid-career job search.

1 . 'Best of breed'
When CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,200 hiring managers last year, it found "best of breed" to be the most irritating term to be seen on a résumé.
"Anyone can say they are 'best of breed,' a 'go-getter,' a 'hard worker,' or a 'strategic thinker'".
"Employers want to know what makes the job seekers unique, and how they will add value to the specific organization for which they're applying."
2. 'Phone'
There is no reason to put the word "phone" in front of the actual number.
"It's pretty silly. They know it's your phone number." The same rule applies to email.
3. 'Results-driven'
Instead of simply say…

Cutting Edge Cover Letters

In May Microsoft published an interesting study detailing research on the changes in our attention spans over the last several years. From 2000 to 2013 our attention spans dropped from 12 seconds to a mere eight seconds. We now have an attention span 1 second shorter than that of a goldfish.
Let that sink in for a minute … Which makes me wonder … What effect does dwindling attention span have on our job searches—and our cover letters? It means the cover letter as we know it is dead.

HOW WE WRITE COVER LETTERS NOW Super text-dense, making up one full page—sometimes more—in content.A long-winded introduction that doesn’t add value to the candidate but merely states where you heard about the position and why you may be interested.A lengthy body of text consisting of 2-3 paragraphs—that typically either repeats points in the resume or tries to make a connection between experience and the position to which you’re applying.A long closing paragraph—which may or may not include a fo…

2016 Resume Trends – The New, The Now & What You Must Know

#1: Get In, Tell Your Story, And Get Out
Make every word count when you’re writing.In an article like this one I’ve chosen to use bold subtitles for those who like to scan or skim an article to get the main points but don’t want to dig in deeper for the details.I’ve also provided my opinion and the extra details for those who like context and an explanation to go with the points in bold.Consider doing the same with your resume.Use short, tweet-sized sentences to communicate key accomplishments, your branding statements, facts you don’t want the employer to miss.Ideally, you want critical informationCALLED OUTon the resume. #2: Be A Ruthless Editor
Create a master resume and then go back and edit it until you have a leaner draft.Then go back and cut even more out.When you write your resume ask yourself, “Is this critical to my story or what I’m trying to convey to the employer?”If it isn’t, cut it out.Save the discarded content in a master file so you have it if you decide later you …

10 overused words to banish from your CV

Each time someone writes their resumé, they think they're being original. Or, perhaps, they're merely writing what they think HR directors (or their software) want to hear.

At this point in January, many of us are thinking about polishing our CVs and updating our LinkedIn pages – just in case any new opportunities come along.

Before you do, think carefully about the language you’re putting out there.
When it comes to CVs, that one side of A4 has to say everything about you – and your online profile needs to be concise and eye-catching.

Especially as, according to researchers, you only have 8.8 seconds to impress a Recruiter.

To help, professional networking platform LinkedIn has just published its annual list of overused career buzzwords.

The top 10 overused buzzwords for this year are:
MotivatedCreativeEnthusiastic Track record Passionate Successful Driven Leadership Strategic Extensive experience There’s more to ‘branding yourself’ than mere adjectives. A good starting poi…

Are You A BookOholic ????

One of the best, proven ways to get ahead in your career is to keep abreast of the latest, best thinking in management. There is always more to learn about any given topic. This especially true for individuals looking for a career change, fresh graduates or someone aiming to for higher profiles.
Highly productive individuals, business tycoons, entrepreneurs all have a common trait - They are all BookOholics. 
We have listed some of the fantastic books to grab and scour through. At Staffio, we love books and are crazy about embracing, learning and unlearning stuffs that really matter the most.
Listed below are some of the fantastic books in no particular order
Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career (The 99U Book Series 2) Success isn't about being the best. It's about always getting better. Can you step outside your comfort zone? Bounce back from failure? Build new skills? Tapping into your true potential is no idle endeavor.…

30 Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer During a Job Interview

On of the vital aspects of cracking any interview dictates that you should have your elevator pitch ready, a few stories polished, and a good sense of what you have to offer. So, how do you get there? Lots of practice, ideally aloud.

To help you better prepare for your next interview, here are 30 behavioral interview questions sorted by topic that you can practice.


For questions like these, you want a story that illustrates your ability to work with others under challenging circumstances. Think team conflict, difficult project constraints, or clashing personalities.
Talk about a time when you had to work closely with someone whose personality was very different from yours.Give me an example of a time you faced a conflict while working on a team. How did you handle that?Describe a time when you struggled to build a relationship with someone important. How did you eventually overcome that?We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d …

Hiring to rise by 7% in 2016

According to a recent TimesJobs survey, 2016 is going to be an optimistic year in terms of hiring activity. 

The sun shines bright for job seekers in 2016, with hiring activity on a considerable rise of 7% across sectors. The latest Job Outlook 2016 surveyed over 1,614 employers across India and found out that nearly 60% of the surveyed organizations are looking at increasing their workforce.

The report also highlights that IT, telecom and manufacturing will lead the hiring activity in the market. The survey suggests that nearly 25 per cent of respondent organizations predict high recruitment from IT and telecom. At the same time, 20 per cent of the respondents forecast that manufacturing will be the top employment generator. Over 17% organizations voted for infrastructure and 15% for healthcare.

"With the government’s Digital India and Make in India push, manpower demand is bound to increase in core technology and manufacturing sectors in 2016,” says…

How To Become Street Smart

Whether it is a classroom, workplace or home. If you want to survive in the fast-paced modern environment, you have to be street smart.

You must know how to manage things at a single go no matter you are a man or woman, kid or adult, old or young. It doesn't even matter how many degrees you hold or how much you scored in your graduation or masters. The reality is everyone is part of a rat race and wants to win it. So, here we share five tips to become street smart.

1. Always be confident: Be confident all the time whether you know things or you do not know. Neither people will have the courage to mess with you nor will they take you for granted. Try to maintain confident posture and good body language no matter you are in office or on street.

2. Don't be afraid to say NO: There are many people around us who could not say 'no' to certain things when they should have said that. They later end up regretting over it. If you want to be street smart you should k…

How to Answer “What Motivates You?” in an Interview

It’s finally the day of the big interview you’ve been waiting for. You’ve planned all your responses thoughtfully and you’re feeling cool, calm and collected. But then they drop the big question you weren’t expecting – “what motivates you?” Before you panic and spiel off an answer that has nothing to do with the question, you must consider your answer and also what the interviewer wants to hear.

Read on to find out some top tips for answering the question perfectly.
1) First consider why they are asking you the question: Every question posed in an interview is posed for a specific reason, whether it be to test your skill, knowledge or experience. By asking what motivates you, the interviewer will find out what type of person you are, what your values are and whether or not these combined would make you fit in well with the team.
2) Think about your own interests: It’s important to be honest, but at the same time you don’t want to blurt out ‘money is my only motivator’. Inst…