The Most Important Interview Tip. The only thing that matters.

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Interviews are scary but what if I told you that there is a way to turn everything in your favor. 

What if I told you that you can have more control over how it goes than the interviewer. 

Intrigued? Read ahead!

It all depends on what you say during the interview. (also on what you don’t say) 

Let me explain. The interviewer mainly focuses on what you have just mentioned and starts to question you on that.

For example, he/she asked you to introduce yourself and if you mentioned an interest in something then the interviewer may pick up on that and ask you more about it just to check your knowledge and whether your interest is genuine. 

Let’s take another example, If the interviewer has just asked you to explain a technical term with some examples then whatever you mention in the example, he/she will pick up certain words and ask you to explain that as his next question.

So, the trick is to carefully use your words and the terms on which you want the interviewer to ask you questions because you know them well. Only mention the things you can explain well. Be honest and prepare enough to convince the interviewer. In this way, you can steer the conversations to the topics you have the most knowledge on. 

Good luck.

Best,

Kiara Roy.

You can also find me on LinkedIn and get in touch with me.

How you can do virtual internships at 10+ big companies – and also get a certificate of completion!

This is how you can do virtual internships at top companies and even showcase your skills with a certificate at the end. A great way to learn corporate skills and get job-ready. 

No matter at what stage of your career you are, developing skills is a sure necessity to excel at your job.

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Head to FORAGE, a website where you can find internships offered by companies like JP Morgan Chase, Citi Bank, KPMG.

 It is open to everyone and you can get access to real-life tasks that will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for your dream job.

You will find self-paced tasks that you can finish at your convenience right from the comfort of your home.

 I was able to enroll for the Investment banking virtual internship at Citi Bank. It took me approximately 6 hours to finish all the tasks and I also earned a certificate at the end. You can even share the certification on LinkedIn. 

Each of the tasks offers something you can learn from. Don’t worry, you can get support even if you get stuck somewhere and you can find resources before each task to help you understand more about what you will be working on.

Get exploring and find the right internship here – FORAGE

Burnout and the 5 important things to do before you quit your job due to burnout

There’s no denying that work can be stressful and sometimes your mental health may go for a toss, you experience burnout and you might think about quitting. Your health is the most important thing and it should come before work each time. However, unfortunately not all of us can afford to just leave a high paying job all of a sudden because we are not going to inherit any portion from the estates of the mighty Bill Gates. Although, how I wish it were true. I know you do too!

Years ago, I had a good job at a great company and my life was, how others might describe it, perfect. The only thing missing was good mental health. I was under immense stress due to the continuous work and I barely had any time off and when I did I somehow always seemed to have work on my mind. It was stressful and I was always exhausted. So, I quit.

I quit my job without thinking what it would do to my financial health. Yes, quitting helped improve my mental health for some time but honestly, after a while it only added to my anxiety because of the stress to get another job, seeing others working and carrying on with their lives and the pressure to take the next step ASAP.

Looking back on it I realize now that I could have done so many things to help myself feel better instead of quitting. I understand that sometimes your mental state can get really bad and you think that the only thing for you to do is quit and that is understandable. However, before you you do so, here are 5 things to do before you quit your job due to burnout :

Things to do before you quit your job due to burnout

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1. Reaching out to Superiors

I would suggest before considering to quit your job, try talking to your superiors about your situation. Many times managers are understanding and they might offer you some relief with respect to work load.

2. Ask for leaves

Make time for your hobbies, your family. Spending time doing what you love significantly boosts your happiness and relieves stress.

3. Regain perspective

Regain perspective about the good things in your job. You might find a reason to stay. It could be the people, the culture, the career advancement opportunities or something else.

4. Changing work profile within the company

You should explore within the current company if there’s something else that can be better suited to your skills and can provide a better work life balance.

5. Talk to your colleagues

Talk to your colleagues , you will be surprised to find out that they are in the same boat as you. It can be a great morale booster to know that it’s not just you, Life’s just hard.

After trying the above, if you feel like your mental health hasn’t improved even a little then consider quitting, taking a break, make time for yourself, get better because your mental state matters the most and then think of joining work again. If you would like to understand the true meaning of good mental health then click here for the link to an insightful article dedicated to this topic.

Click here if you would like to read a well researched article about what burnout is, how to identify and prevent it.