Archive - January 2019

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Personal Development (Passions & Ambition Pursuing)
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Ways to keep your hostel room clean and organized  
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The path to applying for jobs in your dream companies!

Personal Development (Passions & Ambition Pursuing)

Today’s student needs to be prepared for the world in many different ways as compared to a student from 20 years before. It is essential for them to know what a good employer expects and prepare themselves accordingly. Whether it is staying updated with the technical skills in a particular field or ensuring that you are a good team player, a good student is always prepared for what the professional world has in store for them. This is where personal development comes into the picture. Personality development means learning new skills, honing existing skills and becoming more confident and empathetic. But why is personality development so important for a student?

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Why is it important for students?

Personality development is important for students for an array of reasons. A student in college is at a stage where they have the whole world in front of them, and all they have to do is be well-prepared before stepping into the world. This is a time for learning new things and putting them into action. Here are just some of the few benefits of personality development.

 

Confidence

Confidence is an important part of a student’s life. This is because confidence is what gets them interviews, meetings, and what propels them to the top. Personality development is a way to increase one’s self-confidence, whether it is by learning new skills, putting these skills into action or learning new ways to approach potential employers. Confidence is the key to success and personal development is the push that one needs to gain an abundance of confidence.

 

Ambition

Ambition is essential on the ladder of success, and today’s students are certainly ambitious. Personality development equips them with the traits required to be ambitious and goal driven to succeed. Ambition is not only about being technically sound and being confident in your technical skills, but it is also about knowing your goals and having a path mapped out to reach your goals. Ambition is being confident enough to pursue your goals and personality development can do that for you.

 

Purpose

A college student is at a stage in their life where he or she needs to choose a direction professionally. Finding a purpose for a college student is a tough job because there are a plethora of options to choose from. But through personality development, students are better equipped with skills to find a purpose in their life. They have the necessary skills required to interact with professionals in various industries and to decide which path to take.

 

Communication

A key skill in becoming successful in life is having strong communication skills. Whether it is speaking, listening or even writing, communication skills are essential for everyone, not just students. But a major chunk of personality development is how to speak well and how to be a good listener. In the long term, personality development can enhance a student’s communication skills, paving the way for them to be better professionals in the real world.

 

What are some essential personal development traits?

Personality development is a broad umbrella term, which includes learning a lot of new things, honing your personality to become a better employee, a better team player, a better professional, and a better person. In this article, we will also discuss which are some of the most important personality traits that are honed and learned in personality development.

 

  1. Willing to take on responsibility

Personality development teaches you how to be responsible. You become more likely to take on responsibility for your actions, act more responsibly when given essential tasks and are more likely to answer for both your mistakes and achievements. This is a trait that most employers are on the lookout for because they want their team to be made up of responsible and honest people.

 

  1. Proactiveness

Being proactive is a trait that is greatly valued in today’s world. Being proactive means that you are willing to take on any role and responsibility in front of you. A proactive person does not want to be assigned duties, he or she is more likely to pick up on what is required and do it themselves.

 

  1. Being courteous and compassionate

Being compassionate and courteous goes a long way in today’s world. Both these traits not only make you a good employee but also a good person. Personality development is the overall development of your traits, and emotional skills and soft skills are just as essential as public speaking and technical skills.

 

  1. Good team player

Today’s students are already being trained to work in teams. But personality development takes it a notch higher by teaching students how to be good team players. This includes taking on a leadership role and sometimes, allowing someone else to take a lead when you know that their skill set in an area is more advanced than yours. A good team player puts the team first.

Personality development is a continuous process. There is never an end to the growth and the learning. As you see and experience things around you, these experiences continue to shape the person that you are. Personality development is a way to enhance these experiences and help you become better at what you do. This process also helps you gain a better balance of your work and personal life, by teaching you skills like organization, punctuality, etc. Personality development helps you look for the important things in your life and make them your priority. You are more likely to set goals and achieve those goals. There is absolutely no harm in realizing that you need a few lessons here and there and taking those lessons to become a better person. Personality development is for everyone, but it is the most beneficial to college students who are preparing to leave behind the comfortable world and step out into the real world.

Ways to keep your hostel room clean and organized  

Life in a hostel is filled with fun and freedom, and lots of friends too. So, it is important that you don’t forget to keep your room neat and clean amidst all the fun, studying and exams. As a student, it can be hard to get the time to clean, dust, and sweep. But we‘re here to help you with a few tips to make your room look neat, clean, and organized.

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Make your bed

Always make your bed. It will take 30 seconds but will automatically make your room feel neat. Plus, studies show that making your bed as soon as you wake up makes your day much better. And hey, it’s a single bed with one bedsheet, a couple of pillows and a comforter, right? How long would it take?

Use a rug

 Brighten up your room with a funky rug, or a traditional design rug, if that is what you like. Regardless, a rug on the floor can completely transform the room, making it more cozy and inviting. And after a long day of classes, who doesn’t want to come back to a warm, comfy room?

Colorful pillows

 Another way to improve the look of your hostel room is by using a few colorful pillows. If you have a roommate who thinks just like you, maybe you two can create a corner by the window as a seating area, or use these pillows on your chair or bed. Pillows will definitely improve the overall décor of the room.

Laundry day

 One day a week is laundry day, but you can decide on the day. If you stick to one decided day, it will be easier to fall into a routine. Maybe Sunday morning can be your laundry day. Not all Indian hostels have a washer and dryer, and if you need to wash it or go out and give it to a laundry shop, decide on a day. That way, you know your pile of clothes will be demolished on that one day and it won’t turn your room into a shop’s dressing room.

Clean & dust

 Another thing to remember is that cleaning and dusting is an invariable part of keeping your room neat and tidy. But, you can decide on a day. Maybe once a week or once every fifteen days is a good time to clean and dust your room. And if you have a roommate, you can always alternate chores.

Extra storage

 For extra storage, you can get some plastic storage bins with locks or even fabric drawers that you can place on the floor or hang somewhere. These are easy and flexible storage options apart from your allotted space. You can also place these plastic or fabric drawers beneath your bed to save on space.

Posters on the walls

 Want to make your room more fun and inviting? Well, you can always put up posters on the walls. Old bed sheets with stunning designs and embroidery on them are also a good idea to use on your walls and make your room less dreary and more fun.

 So now, you definitely have no excuse to not turn your simple hostel room into a fun and comfortable room. Get started today!

The path to applying for jobs in your dream companies!

Most colleges have a placement program in place. In such programs, the companies visit the campus and interview many students right on the campus. However, for students who want to apply to jobs to the companies which are not a part of the college placement program, this is the right way to get started. We will offer a few tips on how to tackle this and the right way to land your dream job.

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Do your research

Do your research well ahead of time. Make a list of companies coming on the campus, and a list of companies that you want to apply to but that don’t come on the campus. Along with the list of companies, you also need to make a corresponding list of application procedures. Have a list ready so you can get right into it once the application season starts.

Prepare your resume

Always prepare your resume ahead of time. Keep updating your resume with new projects, skills and experiences as you go. This makes it easy at the end to edit, proofread, and just send it across. You might also want to have a few print-outs of your resume in hand. You never know who you might find at networking events that could possibly help you out with a job application. And remember, good resumes are short, fit in one page but also give a proper brief about what you have done and your experiences.

Cold e-mails

 Cold e-mailing is like cold calling. You don’t know the response, but you at least put your point across without the expectation of a reply. Cold e-mailing will not always produce the results you want because the point of this technique is to reach out to as many people as possible. That is it. It is not to actually apply for jobs. However, cold e-mailing is a technique that it is designed to increase your reach and visibility. Do not be disheartened if you don’t get responses from anyone.

Reach out to people

 Reach out to as many people as you can. Get in touch with alumni from your college in similar fields, or with people you have met during internships or past corporate events. Reaching out to people helps you open more doors to new opportunities outside your campus. You can also reach out to people on LinkedIn, another great online tool for networking and connecting with potential employers.

 It is not impossible to find a job on your own without the usual college resources. However, it takes a lot more time and effort when you are cold e-mailing, networking on your own, and applying for jobs. Make sure to keep an eye out on online job forums and career boards. Don’t be afraid to talk to people who you might think could possibly help you further your career goals. You will also need to give yourself sufficient time to apply for these jobs, get a possible response, and then interview before landing a job.

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