I can provide you with some useful sources that may help you to prepare for the job interviews.
The blog is divided into the following sections and you can go to specific sections based on your requirements:
1. Networking & Motivation tips to create your own Digital Identity
2. Online Training Courses
3. Job Portals
4. Preparation Materials for Facing Interviewers
5. Tips to stand out in the Interview and nab the job from your competitors!
Where to Start to Upskill and Connect with people in industry?
If your brain says it will do it , you will end up doing it as it is the most powerful thing that god has ever created and it can control anything in the universe if you can train it ! Nothing can beat a human brain with a strong personality to beat the odds!
It is harder doing it than saying it but you can easily build your inner strength by reading great books or playing sports or going for a holiday or even shopping or Yoga! Whatever that kicks your endorphin's to stay positive!
The difficult part is to pick the subject of your interest and do the market research on the potential job opportunities and the future growth using Google. If you follow your passion then it may be easy but if you want to pick a subject that is easy and that pays well then it may be tricky.
If you pick a skill that is emerging in the market then it is very likely that you will get paid well due to the supply shortage.
Once you have done it, you can start learning online using classroom or go for an instructor based training or Massive Open Online Courses. If you need some hand holding to get confidence then go for the real class room based training.
Follow the industry professional experts or organizations on social channels who hires people in your area of interest. You might get some leads on what they are looking and the training experts and the hottest news in the area of your interest.
We are living in a digital world and the world is a land of opportunities and all you need to know is how to tap it!
Create your own digital identity by using twitter or blogging profile and start penning down your training journey as it may help you to build your confidence and others who are going through the same journey in the other part of the world!
All you need is a free account in sites like weebly or wordpress or twitter registration . Don't forget the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for your blogs. Your Digital Identity might even catch the eye of the people who are hiring in your area and you may probably land up securing the job you want with ease.
Believe Me! Would you? Digital Identity helped me million times in securing jobs without an interview and establishing the credibility with the difficult clients. In the 21st century, we only have 3 seconds to impress the client or the interviewer and to demonstrate that you are better than your peers in the market!
I have been asked many times by many people inside office , friends and family on how I built expertise in different subjects ranging from Technology to Start-Up's to Macro Economics and Global finance markets. No brainer! I built my expertise reading books and by following a lot of social channels on twitter and Facebook and Start-up channels to keep myself up to date on different subjects! In that process, I had also made lots of powerful connections with the right leaders and industry experts who had similar views and ideas.
The people who are leaders in that space share the emerging and hottest and insightful posts on their social channels and you can use that knowledge to demonstrate that you are better than your peers to crack interviews .
World is connected, you just need to wire yourself up and networking is essential in the digital century to hit your goals and targets!
Online Training Courses
They also provide certifications after you complete the course and lot of them either charge a nominal fee or the courses are entirely free! No Joke!
My son's science text book says lot of learning experts believe that schools in future will just work as a discovery channels with virtual reality and instructor lead class rooms and digital libraries where students can do courses according to their interest and capability and time! They will go to schools only for social element i.e for human interaction and playing sports for fitness!
If you use use google and search for the online training in the subject of your interest , you will find many. I am just giving you a list of the authentic and my favorite websites that are very good according to me to kick start your learning!
- EDX, Get certified from the best universities in the world!
- Alison, Get free certification from the leading industry experts of the world!
- Lynda, A Linkedin company offers your courses in technology, creative and business sector!
- openSAP is SAP’s free innovative learning platform and a thought leader for Enterprise.
- SAP E-Academy , If you fancy a detailed virtual instructor led classroom online training then you can check this out and get certified online for a fraction of cost that SAP generally charges for an onsite training.
- Digital Tutor teaches you cutting edge technology that is emerging or hot in the market.
- SAP Courses for Graduates.
Check online course report for a comprehensive list of the best online education platforms!
Remote or Flexible Job Portals
I recommend you to check the comprehensive list of websites that offer authentic jobs here. Skill Crush is another website that is started by women and it gives you a comprehensive trust-worthy list of 25 job sites that can help you to find the part-time job.
If you are a website designer or want to start online business you can also tap opportunities from crowd sourcing websites like designs99.
If you want to learn website design and set up your own business website or for others check my blog Learn Website Design.
If you are a house wife skilled in creating handmade accessories and crafts and home decoration pieces then try ETSY to sell your products in international markets! Don't be ashamed of your skills!
Preparing for your interviews!
Example : I deleted some of my Facebook photos and videos and want to download everything into my desktop, I came across this computer tips and tricks blog by a founder who is 19 year old student Vishal Fulwani
It is very likely that I will hire him for my company for the fire he has got within him to innovate and stand out!
Do your homework on organization, role and the guy who is interviewing you as it really helps you to articulate what you speak in the interview based on the interviewers expertise and profile using social media and google.
You can crack any interview if you do your ground work correctly and demonstrate that you have more knowledge in the subject than your peers by learning things that have comparative advantage over others.
I had landed in many jobs without even interviews due to my digital blogging identity and connected with top management without even trying hard for it! If I can do it, you can do it!
Human DNA is only 0.1% different to others. The people who want to learn, evolve and challenge their brains to do things differently , gamble their odds on taking the risks are the people who will hit gold mines!
Boot up! Impress Interviewer!
I like 7 career hacks that Sandy Carter , General Manager IBM mentions in her book Geek Girls are Chic that may be useful for every one who wants build their career.
- CAREER HACK #1: LISTENING IS A NINJA SKILL
- CAREER HACK #2: ACT LIKE AN OPEN API
- CAREER HACK#3: BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT SOCIAL INFLUENCE
- CAREER HACK #4: TO WIN THE HARD SALE, SHOW YOUR SOFT SIDE
- CAREER HACK #5: HOMEWORK IS NOT A MOOC POINT
- CAREER HACK #6: LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS – BREAKAWAY PLAY
- CAREER HACK #7: DEFINE YOUR “ALL”