There are people who are absolutely intrigued and follow every word about the bizarre idea of having a specific personality type and then there are some who believe them to be utter nonsense. But still it is always interesting to see which personality type we belong to or supposedly fall in, so that perhaps we can gain a little more knowledge about the mysterious self we are.
There is a famous personality test which forms the basis of several other popular modified versions of the same, called Briggs Myers’ and Carl Jung’s test. It is based on sixteen varying personality tests defining people into separate groups using alphabetical combinations of the traits that are symbolized by the same. There are many sceptics who suggest these tests are nothing but pseudo science. But it is still interesting to think that our personalities come wrapped in a box, predetermining our success in work and relationships! Continue reading –>
Being successful in your career definitely requires a professional aptitude and that is a no brainer for people. But what does being professional actually mean?
For many, the word professional brings to their minds an image of a well-dressed individual sitting with an air of panache at their well-decorated office desk, peering over a large computer screen decorated with post-its that look very important. They should have a table decorated with a small Zen garden (because that’s supposed to help them with stress-relief!), and a few pictures of family and friends because even staying away from them for 8 hours makes them miss those faces dearly, yet when home they only peer at their smart phone screens instead of those lovely faces! Continue reading –>
Do you want to know the secret for standing off the crowd for successful admission into the B-school of your dreams? As per an ex-Harvard admission officer, the key to this success lies in personal branding.
Humans have the habit of categorizing things into usually two groups. This happens autonomously almost unconsciously in our minds. But with the right personal branding this common habit of admission officers can be tackled with. As they often tend to pile students into two categories – the ones they want and the ones they do not want.
Understanding personal branding:
While the concept of branding is easy to understand in business as it is the way to properly summarize what a company does and how it wants to represent itself. For instance, when you think of Apple you immediately think of phones that are high quality, high end in pricing, graphical details of their phones and computers and the ease of use. And when you think of Nike you immediately think of sport shoes and other sporty apparel for everyday wear. Continue reading –>
After spending 18 years giving routine exams and now currently working at a firm that writes academic assignments for students we now know that reading the instructions is highly important.
I learnt from my mistake when I misread the easiest math problem on my high school final exams which cost me all of 5 marks (I was 5 shy of the perfect score). Not to brag, but reading the instructions well comes mandatorily with every kind of problem, be it assembling furniture or even setting up your TV to play cable (who knew you had to press the source button 4 times?) the manual of course.
So, you know that reading the instructions is crucial when writing an academic paper. Turns out that when the teacher says “you must evaluate the literary significance of a certain journal article, he means business. Continue reading –>