FOCUS – Brahmastra, The Ultimate Weapon

  Before you jump to conclusions, this post is not about violence and bloodbath. But yes, about warfare of a different kind. About the turmoil within ourselves as we get pulled / pushed / prodded by priorities of soul / self and others.   Often, we pause and think about the direction our life is […]

Crafting THE Perfect Portfolio

Traditional job-seeking model calls for a CV / Resume from the applicant. A typical CV contains Academic details, past Employment details etc. Should these match up the job on board, the applicant is called in for a in-person interview for personal evaluation. This is a typical recruitment process for job. However, with freelancing gigs, the […]

Good Grammar is Good Manners : Both demand little, but go a long way

When you meet a person, you get the first impression from his clothing, his opening words and the way he carries himself. This is what good grammar does to your writings. Your writings are strangers to the readers and a good grammar is like, perfect, formal clothing. It may not be noticed always, but its […]

From PA at office to VA from Home
Work from Home, a career shift by choice and/or accident

For the uninitiated PA – Personal Assistant VA – Virtual Assistant Our society encounters two types of women classified by career. Those who attend office -working women, and those who do not attend office -just a housewife. (Rage-infusing misnomers that has the capacity to churn out a hurricane in me. Never mind, that is not […]

WFH Peril, Perception – Don’t juggle them, tweak them to be just right !!!

When I became a mother four years ago, I was working with a multinational organisation. I had a job that I loved and never could imagine that my becoming a mother could interfere with my career. I had no idea that my heart would begin to pull me in different directions. I had believed that […]

The To-don’t (or) The No List – Often ignored productivity list

One of the often repeated tips which most of the time management gurus and articles give is to make a ‘To Do List’ and then follow it. The list can be for the day, for the week, for the month or any amount of period. And it can cover any area of your life be […]

Take the Plunge – Act on your dream, Work on your desire

Venturing into the Work From Home Work Space, I write this piece more for the woman who decides to or is considering taking up the Work From Home Option over the office job. I too am one who has chosen this path, and the success I seek is yet to meet me. Here I am taking […]

Good Email Etiquette helps avoid perception-accidents on the job

Someone this morning, asked me why is there so much ruckus about appropriate communication on the net, why can’t it be casual — it saves time..My answer to that gentleman is why don’t you jump all the traffic signals and flout the rules around road safety just because you are getting late to work….Yes, you […]

Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish

I don’t need a new dress, I will let go hair cut this month, I can manage jogging without a good pair of shoes…..Just because I am transiting to find a suitable work from home option…Sometimes we try to save this little and end up giving away our hard earned money to a disguised online […]

What you write, is Who you are !!!

Your email ( amongst other things like Skype-ping, FB message, tweets) to a prospective employer is your fist and last chance to make an impression. The way you write (read, present yourself as a prospective candidate) is your “body language” in a faceless evaluation. One need not be a literary expert to write to a […]

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