In your work life- you will find yourself ‘writing’ many a time. People around you will be silently noting & checking your written presentation skills. These could be through the reports, formal emails, even love / hate letters & anything that you draft and send. “How to Write an Essay” shall help you in your essay writing endeavors for all times to come. And if you are targeting the WAT i.e. Written Ability Test by IIMs and other B-schools, UPSC, GMAT, GRE, SOPs for US / UK applications etc. this post is all you need!
As you live life forward; many many TRAPS will attract YOU. Some people fall into them out of excitement & then spend a lifetime in recovering. One such massive trap is often laid on your road to ‘selecting the right college’ for yourself. There will be crooks and ignoramuses everywhere. Be cautious! As a Motivational Speaker in India; I am tempted to warn you about this rampant racket that has become a big suction point for the youth of today.
“Akash! You can come in T-shirt, shorts & slippers to do your talk at Google” – the words of Manish (My host at Google) relieved me; as I had exhausted wearing all my formal clothes during my back to back, daily corporate events & training sessions in the last 7 days. I was so looking forward to my talk at Google .
What makes you stand apart when you are looking for a job? Your talents and skills yes. But how do you make those stand out? That’s the bigger question. In an office, your resume / CV is one among the pile, like a brown horse among a horde of brown ones. Even if it’s DNA is different, no one would know! And that’s why I am writing this blogpost – to share my two cents on how to write a good resume and CV. I hope you find it of much use. Dig in!
In the last 17 years of my career as a Motivational Speaker and Career Counselor, one repeated ‘help request’ that I have tried to process regularly is that of – How to write a good SOP. It is highly satisfying a feeling to have contributed my bit to the dreams of hundreds of brilliant, bright, career focused students. By writing this Blog- the intent is to reach out to more. Here is all that I learnt about SOP writing while seeing the success / rejection of many a SOP at some of the most renowned institutes of the world.
In the last 17 years of my life as a Motivational Speaker and Corporate Trainer, I have received many a request from bright young people (who are joining professional institutes e.g. IIMs, other B-Schools, Law Schools, Engineering Colleges, Colleges , even a new job etc) to help them by sharing a few lessons about the best ways to conduct ‘self’ in a new institution / at a new place. So, if you are going to a new place in some time, this blogpost about the best, right things to do in college might be just what you need. A few tips on what to do in your ‘new ghosla’ 🙂