15 Stress management tips to reduce stress at work

Written by Sameer Kamat

how to reduce stress at work
If stress management is a big issue in your professional life, here are a few tips on how to reduce stress at work.

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10 Small business ideas for Indian men & women

Written by Sameer Kamat

Small Business Ideas India

Though we obsess about corporate jobs with high salary packages, a large percentage of men and women in India get their income from small business ideas that they’ve tapped into to launch their small-scale home businesses. Some of them are gender specific, while a large number aren’t.

Whether it’s this fact that inspires the entrepreneur in you or some of the credit goes to Walter White from the hit TV series Breaking Bad, it’s a good time to explore some of those business ideas that don’t need a lot of money to start.

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Background verification checks: Should you be scared?

Written by Sameer Kamat

Background Checks

Though everyone around him has labelled him as the villain (and for good reason), Mathew Martoma (shown in the pic) has probably gained some goodwill from background verification companies for unintentionally giving their services a boost.

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10 Salary negotiation tips for Indian professionals

Written by Sameer Kamat

Salary negotiation tips India

As Indian professionals, we are a funny bunch. We don’t mind locking horns with the auto-rikshaw driver or the vegetable vendor for demanding one extra rupee.

But when it comes to bigger (life-changing) amounts, like salaries and compensation packages, we rely on the benevolence of head-hunters & HR professionals to throw at us what they think we deserve.
Giving salary negotiation tips in India is tricky because it’s not a scientific, well-documented technical skill to master. But developing the skills for negotiating a higher salary are more important than ever today.
Why? Because the graph of onion prices (and in general the overall cost of living in India) looks more impressive than the stock market graph.
Forget about the advanced salary negotiation techniques, it’s time to go back to the basics because we haven’t got it right yet.

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One year MBA in India

Written by Sameer Kamat

One Year MBA in IndiaThough we’ve written extensively about one year MBA programs in India, it’s been more of individual success stories of folks who’ve got into these colleges. We also published one on the best one year MBA in USA.

However, we didn’t have a single motherhood post on the one year MBA in India, collating all the marquee names to consider. So, if you’ve just joined the party and wondering if a one year MBA in India will help you, read on.

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Biomedical Science Jobs and Careers

Written by Sameer Kamat

Biomedical engineering sciencesWhile Biomedical engineering has been getting a lot if interest, the field of biomedical sciences remains largely esoteric and unexplored.
In this post, guest blogger Tanmoy Ray talks about the discipline (and how it differs from biomedical engineering), the kind of jobs and salaries you can get, courses & degrees needed to crack into the field and the scope of biomedical sciences in India and abroad.

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MS Excel formulas every professional must know

Written by Sameer Kamat

Almost all professionals have used MS Excel in some form or the other. Most haven’t taken up any formal Ms Excel tutorial. Through self-study, they’ve picked up basic excel formulas and features to help them with their day-to-day tasks.

However, most don’t realise the power that’s available at their finger tips if they’d take the pains to understand some special excel formulas.

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How to manage the stress of MBA applications

Written by MG (Manish Gupta)

MBA Application stressWhat’s the most stressful part of MBA applications? You might say GMAT exam preparation, TOEFL test, writing good MBA essays, convincing recommenders…or all of the above.
These are all phases where you are actually doing something. What happens when you’ve hit the ‘Submit MBA Application‘ button or after you’ve just completed your MBA interview? Does your tension and stress go away? Hah, wishful thinking!
With nothing else to do, but wait for the all powerful MBA admissions committee to decide your fate, the mind goes into overdrive. For many that’s the most difficult part of the MBA admissions process.
Rajesh Ramanna chose to jump into the fray in the last admission round for INSEAD (which invariably means another generous helping of stress). He explains how he managed his stress and retained his Zen-like expressions throughout the gruelling admissions process.

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Why MBA: An LBS MBA grad shares his views

Written by Sameer Kamat

London Business School MBA graduate Neerav shared his application journey earlier that took him from one commercial hub (Wall Street, New York) to another (London, UK). Here’s the link –> London Business School MBA after MS in USA. In this follow-up post, he shares some useful tips for those planning to embark on the MBA joyride soon. If you are having trouble addressing the ‘Why MBA’ question, read on.

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50 Study abroad tips to super-charge your overseas education

Written by Sameer Kamat

Study abroad tipsPic: Illinois.edu
When you decide to study abroad, there’s much more to it than just a foreign degree and chasing high paying jobs with top salaries. Studying abroad can also provide ways to learn and grow in unexpected and unplanned ways.

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