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R P Yadav  |131 Answers  |Ask -

HR, Workspace Expert - Answered on Nov 21, 2023

Asked by Anonymous - Nov 20, 2023Translate

Mr Yadav, my CV has been rejected multiple times. I am not getting calls for interviews. What can I do to improve my chances at getting a job? Kindly share a few tips that I can follow

Ans: pl keep trying,trying and trying.it will yield result.

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Ashwini Dasgupta  |23 Answers  |Ask -

Personality Development Expert, Career Coach - Answered on Jul 31, 2023

Asked by Anonymous - Jul 10, 2023Translate
Hi, I lost my job in 2019. I decided to go the freelance way. When it was all just settling in, Covid19 hit. Things derailed after that. Now after a 4 years gap, I am very short on confidence. I am applying for jobs on indeed and linked in but at 43 and 4 years gap, I am not drawing any reaponse from any employer for any kind of a job. Prior to this I was working with a reputed company as a senior design manager drawing an annual salary of 21lacs. This company had asked me to resign after 11 years of service sighting cost cutting and restructuring. That too after using my services to sack many of my team members for same reason. Can I know what I can do differently to land a job. Junior positions are ok for me but companies find my CV too heavy for those and for senior positions, I am short on confidence. How can I come out of this?.
Ans: Hi Sir,

Thank you for writing in.

Few recommendations for your reference -

Update Your Resume: Customize your resume to highlight your relevant skills and experiences while addressing the employment gap. Focus on transferable skills and recent freelance work that showcases your abilities (if any). Tailor your application to each job posting to demonstrate your genuine interest and fit for the role.

Networking: Leverage your professional network to seek job opportunities. Reach out to former colleagues, friends, and acquaintances who might be aware of job openings or can provide referrals.

Online Presence: Ensure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and reflects your skills and experiences. Connect with people in your industry and participate in relevant groups and discussions.

Practice Interviews: Practice answering common interview questions to boost your confidence. Emphasize your accomplishments and the value you can bring to potential employers.

Continuous Learning: Stay updated with industry trends and technologies. Consider taking online courses or certifications to enhance your skills and demonstrate your commitment to learning. This will help you boost your confidence and enhance your skills.

Volunteer or Freelance Work: If possible, consider taking on volunteer work or freelance projects related to your field. This can help you build recent experience and fill the gap in your resume.

Be Positive and Persistent: Job searching can be challenging, but maintaining a positive attitude and staying persistent are key. Celebrate small victories and keep moving forward. This is very important.

Remember, setbacks are a part of life, and it's important to remain resilient and adaptable. Stay focused on your strengths and the value you can offer to employers. With determination and the right approach, you can overcome the challenges and find a job that suits your skills and experience. Good luck with your job search!

To Your Success. Be You. Be Confident.
Thanks and Regards
Ashwini Dasgupta
Author of Confidence Decoded. Is it a Skill or Attitude?
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Anu Krishna  |628 Answers  |Ask -

Relationships Expert, Mind Coach - Answered on Dec 07, 2023

Hai i am 58 and retired my wife expired 30 months back i had two daughters who are working and yet to be married. very frequently these days i get dreams where i feel i am lost on my journey to somewhere or i am simply attending an office without any proper work or in my dreams i get one of my uncle (who is no more now passed away 7 years back )and his family members with whom i stayed during my studies for six years 40 years back. can you please analyse
Ans: Dear P,
I am truly sorry for your loss...

I am not a dreams analyst or someone who interprets dreams. I can only make a few guesses from what you have shared and suggest something that will guide you to be more positive and happier.
Dreams are a manifestation of deep desires, fears, dark memories, happier memories...dreams basically can indicate what lies deep within the subconscious mind. It's possible from what you share that 'LOSING' your wife has triggered many more situations where you had lost someone or you fear that you might lose someone or something. Maybe that explains the dream of you going to office without paper work...

Losing someone dear is a very difficult journey and it can show up in different ways. The only way can process grief is through time and an understanding that nothing is permanent in life. It's a momentum of give and take, having and losing...Maybe if you are able to consciously adapt and accept this, over time your subconscious mind starts to change and adapt as well. Again, I will reiterate: You certainly will still miss the person and feel sad; it's just that you will start to miss differently as the acceptance will allow you to graciously be in a space of understanding. Difficult BUT Possible!
Also, practice the Art of Gratitude. Being thankful for every little thing, lets you be in a positive space allowing you to be at peace more often.

These are only suggestions from what I could gather from the information that you have shared and not an analysis or interpretation of your dreams.

All the best!
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