Friday, January 24, 2014

Career Edge with EMBA

In today's fast paced world, technology and burgeoning research has rendered basic qualifications wanting in many areas with the passage of time and that time is decreasing very fast. An individual who completes his education and starts a career in a certain year, is already feeling the effects of new technology and knowledge taking over in a very less period of time, to the point that it starts effecting his career aspirations and even overall performance. Moreover, as one grows into a profession, his role begins to change with increasing authority; there are changes in job descriptions and management expectations as well. This is the time when one longs to go back to business school, but it is not really that easy with the complications of adult life to deal with.
Nonetheless, with problems come solutions as well. It is this need of professionals who want to add value and enrich their professional competence that has led to the rise of Continuing Education.
Continuing Education is an all-encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post secondary learning activities and programs. In simple words it is the term used to specify all education activities carried out by an individual after starting a career in a chosen profession.

EMBA for a Shining Career
Continuing Education comes in many forms, but the most popular remains management education, since it is the newer business and management practices that are most needed for juicier jobs.
Executive MBA (EMBA) programs were developed to meet the educational needs of managers and executives, allowing students to earn an MBA or another business-related degree in two years or less while working full-time. Participants come from every type and size of organization – profit, nonprofit, government – representing a variety of industries. EMBA students typically have a higher level of work experience, compared to other MBA students, but it is not a limiting factor.

Realizing  Career Aspirations
The EMBA is renowned for providing successful candidates with career progression and an immediate return on their professional investment. It gives you a definite career edge and leads to personal and professional enrichment.

After earning an executive MBA, you could continue to work in your current position. You may be able to accept more responsibility or pursue promotion opportunities. You could also explore new and more advanced career options in your industry and within organizations that are looking for executives with an MBA education. Coupled with your experience and latest EMBA degree you can make your resume shine.

Executive MBA from MRIU
Faculty of Management Studies at Manav Rachna International University is one of the top business schools in the country.

FMS at MRIU offers the Executive MBA programme with specializations in Marketing, International Business, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, provides students with in-depth knowledge, skills and relationships needed to confront business challenges. The EMBA programme literally transforms the way you look at business. It's a remarkable experience to be in a programme that prepares you to re-shape the corporate landscape.

The program is targeted at business executives, past or present, working in corporate organization’s or in family businesses who are keen to upgrade their skills and are sufficiently motivated to move higher in their professional life. The EMBA at Manav Rachna is typically designed to impart state-of-the-art business education, thorough exposure to best practices, so that the participants can have the right and practical understanding of business challenges and are able to resolve them successfully. They can expect to fast-track their careers by gaining new insights into business practices and move on to higher echelons of management.
The high degree of flexibility with weekend only classes and sessions by senior academicians as well industry experts make it the best in its class.

Opportunities Beckon

To be able to discover and exploit all the opportunities around you and to give your career definite edges go for Executive MBA, it promises to bring shine back on your resume. To know more about Executive MBA programmes at Manav Rachna please visit:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Career In Human Resources

Human Resource is a critical part of every organization, however big or small. It is vital to the functioning of the organization and hence it can be called the administrative back bone of any organization. Human Resources Department takes care of the employees within the organization through welfare, training & development, salaries and wages,  recruitment, selection, induction, career management, maintaining discipline, assessment and appraisals, policies, conflict resolution as well as all kinds of administrative activities required for the day today functioning of the organization.

A simple definition of Human ResourceManagement (HRM, or simply HR) is the management process of an organization's workforce, or human resources. It is responsible for the attraction, selection, training, assessment and rewarding of employees, while also overseeing organizational leadership and culture and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws. In circumstances where employees desire and are legally authorized to hold a collective bargaining agreement, HR will also serve as the company's primary liaison with the employees' representatives (usually a trades union).
A career in Human Resources can be as fulfilling and gratifying as it can be lucrative and challenging. For those of us who are skillful in human interactions and have a knack in interpersonal relationships, there is no better career option.

Necessary Qualification
The qualifications required for a career in Human Resource Department is an MBA in Human Resources. However, it is imperative to inculcate the habit of reading, to stay abreast with the latest industry trends.
It always benefits to add on to your education within the mainstream subjects, thus one can follow up with short term courses.

Though there is a long list of courses that one can do some of them are listed below
Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare
Diploma in Training and Development
Diploma in Environment Management

Job Prospects
The Job prospects within this fieldare aplenty for the candidates who have finished their education form premier institutes.

Manav Rachna International University offers fulltime MBA in Human Resource Management as well as a dual specialization in HR & Finance (in collaboration with KPMG).

MRIU also offers Executive MBA where in you could study Human Resource Management from some of the best faculty of Faculty of Management Studies at Manav Rachna International University. The highly advanced curriculum and top of the class faculty, has made MBA from MRIU first choice among aspiring mangers.

Summing Up
A Career in Human Resource is extremely lucrative as well as satisfying. Every organization needs Human Resources personnel to manage the ever increasing workforce. Like any other industry the only thing required, on the student's part, apart from formal education is determination and hard work.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Attitude Factor

"Attitude is everything"- Diane Von Frustenberg
An Attitude can be defined as positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, activities, events or just about anything in the environment. Attitude is never right or wrong, it's either positive or negative. Our Attitude translates into behavior and guides our actions. There has been a lot of research into the subject by behaviour psychologists and various theories have come into existence. The profound effect that our attitude has on our actions, and even that of those around us, has made it, very critical for our day to day functioning.
Studies have shown, that we can choose our attitude, by making a conscious effort and it is imperative to learn to master this.

The Never-ending Cycle
We all have days when we feel upbeat, and those when we feel, just a little, under the weather. When we start our day on a positive note, it's easier to feel good, and spread smiles, wherever we go, but a simple event like an altercation with a friend, or a family member can spoil it for us. This negativity is then carried subconsciously, on to the rest of our day, and even to those individuals, who are at the receiving end of our subsequent ire.

The Betari's Box
The way our attitude is developed and the effects it has on us, is very clearly explained by the Betari's Box.
The Betari's box works on a principle that we all have the ability to choose an attitude. It's a circle of events, that shows the relationship of our attitude and behaviour, with that of the attitude and behaviour of the individuals who come in contact with us.

This box clearly states that our attitude effects our behavior, which effects the attitude and behavior of others and by changing our attitude, we can change our behaviour and successfully break the cycle.

The Winning Attitude
When a friend is in a foul mood, his behaviour effects everyone in the group. This is how we get stuck in the Betari's  box subconsciously, and this happens to the best of us, day in and day out. The best way to get over this is by not letting negative instances affect our attitude. This can be achieved by concentrating on positive things during a bad time. We must also try to stop others behaviour from affecting us.

Make An Effort
An individual's attitude is very important, as it effects his feelings, moods, afflictions and ultimately behaviour and that's not all, as one's attitude has the power to affect the attitude of others as well. However, one has the power within themselves to get out of this vicious circle and even help others stuck in it, by showing them the positive side.
So make an effort to develop a positive attitude and bring a difference in the world around you.
" Attitude is a little thing that makes big difference" - Winston Churchill

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cracking The Job Interview

Everyone wants a great career, which is lucrative, gives you job satisfaction and allows you to grow. It means landing your dream job and that does not come easy. One has to go through a grueling selection process for this in today's cut throat competition. The logic is simple, everyone wants the dream job, so for such jobs the completion is also intense. What stands between a candidate and the dream job is the Job Interview.
A Job Interview is a process of selecting the right candidate for the job through personal meeting, by the representatives of the hiring organisation or firm. Cracking the Interview is never easy, but there are some tricks that will help you.

Prepare Well
There is no shortcut to this, the first and the foremost is the preparation of the interview, which includes acquiring knowledge,( both generic and job related),paying attention dress for the interview and carrying necessary documents and accessories ( Pen, Notepad, Laptop etc.).

Know the Organisation
One has to read up on the recruiting organisation, as this is expected by every recruiter that the candidate pays attention to the company they have applied for. It also showcases the candidates attention to detail.

Good Communication is the Name of the Game
There is no bigger asset than good communication skills. One should work on their communication skills for cracking a job interview because interview is the first impression of the candidate and one has limited time to sell themselves. One has to choose their words well, and should be able to communicate their usefulness to the organisation.

Confidence is Key
Confidence is the key asset, that is on every recruiter's list. Like every candidate who has a dream job in mind, every recruiter also has a dream candidate in mind and confidence is always the most important quality they are looking for. One should carry themselves well and maintain eye contact while answering questions. However over confidence is a big put off for everyone, as it can easily be mistaken for arrogance. So one should ensure not to come across cocky or arrogant.

Watch Your Body Language
Body language says a lot about a person, and when you are in an interview, the limited time that the recruiters have, makes it all the more crucial. The following should be avoided in an interview
Bad Posture : Slouching
Pointing and chopping : It can make you come across extremely aggressive
Crossed Arms: Suggests defensive attitude
Fidgeting : Suggests Nervousness
Breaking Eye Contact : shows lack of confidence and conviction
Staring : Making Eye contact while talking is good, but making eye contact unnecessarily and for a long period of time can be interpreted as aggressive not to mention creepy.

Be Positive
It's important not only to come across optimistic but also to be optimistic, one should try to stay positive as positivity reflects in all our actions.

Don't Forget to Smile
While paying attention to all the above points, don't forget to smile, as our smile shows our interest level, in addition to making  us look confident and cheerful.

Ultimately it's our smile that portrays the best of us. Bonne Chance!