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Rethinking Personality Types

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Tagline: A recent study by researchers at Northwestern University have come up with a scientific understanding of personality types.

 

Rethinking Personality Types

 

The history of personality type tests has always had a complex relationship with the overall scientific community. From the infamous Rorschach inkblot test, of which the validity has always been contested  to the very famous Myers-Briggs Test, which is used by various corporate organizations to hire future employees, which is also considered unscientific by the majority of the scientific community tells us something about the conflict that personality type tests have had with the scientific community.

 

Change Has Come

 

But this all may change as researchers at Northwestern University have just published a paper, using alternative computational methods to analyze data from over a million respondents, arguing that there exist four types of personality based on five-character traits. One of the researchers from the study says with this research personality types place from self-help books can move to scientific journals.

 

The Findings

The study finds after analyzing the data that there exist four types of personality. They are Average, Reserved, Role Models, and Self-Centred. These personalities are based on five-character traits, namely: Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness. Just to give you what the researchers mean by these concepts, here, in brief, are their explanations.

 

Character Types

Neuroticism

It refers to a person’s tendency to feel negative emotions (anger, worry or sadness) as well being sensitive in interpersonal relations

Extraversion

It signifies a person’s tendency to be social, talkative and enjoy the company of others and also have domineering personality.

Openness

It refers to a person’s tendency to appreciate and accommodate new ideas, values, arts, feelings and behaviors

Agreeableness

It signifies a person’s tendency to easily agree with others rather than assert one’s own decisions and opinions

Conscientiousness

It refers to a person’s tendency to follow orders, rules and be cautious with most things in their life.

 

Personality Types

Average

According to this research, Average people are high in Neuroticism and Extraversion but low in openness, which basically means they are more likely to be social, neurotic and their emotions can vary. But on the other hand, they may not be open to new ideas. The study argues that a typical person would fall under this category.

Reserved

The Reserved personality type people, this research argues, are emotionally stable but not neurotic or even open-minded. They are also not that much social and tend to agree with others. They also tend to follow norms and are cautious when dealing with things.

Role Models

The third personality type, according to this research, is Role Models. These people not only are emotionally stable but also, they are open to new ideas, are highly social and enjoy the company of others, and also are very hard working. They are generally good leaders and people you can depend upon.

Self-Centred

The fourth personality type, this research argues, is Self-Centred. These people are extremely social and also have a very domineering personality. They are not open to new ideas and are less likely to agree with others and follow their own thought process.

 

What This Means

Well, you may be thinking what this research and its findings mean for the future of personality type tests and its engagement with the scientific community. For starters, the research finally brings personality types into the rubric of scientific research. One of the researchers says that the overall contribution of the research is the methodology part of the paper to the scientific community as it bridges the gap between personality types and ways of measuring them. It also means the personality types may be finally getting their undue recognition among the scientific community and this research could usher in a revolution in personality development research.

In case if you are interested and want to get your nerd on then here’s the link to the research. Till then, cheers and be awesome and keep exploring yourself at Brainpundits!

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13 Easiest Ways to Cope with Stress

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In today’s world, it is quite easy to get overwhelmed with balancing the workload at the office and one’s private life. It is no surprise then recently Word Health Organisation called Stress a worldwide epidemic and have called for actions across the countries to deal with this issue and how to cope with stress.

In this article, I will highlight some of the ways you can manage and deal with your stress issues in an effective manner. The best thing about these tips is that it doesn’t involve any medication of any kind but tinkering of your overall routine.

 

Cope with Stress [13 Easiest Ways]

 

 

What is Stress?

But first of all, what is stress? It is often a physical response in the body to either mental or a personal situation. In such situations stress hormones are released in a body that triggers in the body what is called ‘fight or flight’ response. It is a state of the body which meant only for emergency situations like facing a tiger or an accident. But in today’s world stress is being triggered by our daily routine, and the workplace is the most common trigger. For students, stress is often triggered by anxiety driven by exams.

The harmful effects of stress are manifold and range from physical problems like headaches, fatigue, and even upset stomachs to mental problems like depression. Research has also linked stress with issues like high blood pressure, heart diseases and other serious issues.

 

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How to Deal with Stress in the Most Effective Way

Now, this all sounds ominous and you may be wondering how to deal with increasing issues of stress. Do not worry as I will provide you with a comprehensive list of ways to deal with stress in your daily life. I have divided this list into three broad aspects of your life that you can bring in to counter stress: Mind, Body, and Action

 

Mind

There are certain things that you can do in order to curb your rising stress levels. The first, Mind, deals with things that you can do on the mental level.

  1. Changing Perspective – One of the ways you can reduce your stress is the change the way you think about work or any situation that may arise. It is always important to keep reminding yourself of the important things in life.
  2. Doing Your Best – Instead of thinking being perfect at everything you do, try to think of giving your best so that you don’t pressure yourself into trying to achieve something unachievable.
  3. Being Positive – You should always try to be positive when approaching anything as any negative thought can lead to anxiety and stress.
  4. Learning About Triggers – Another thing that you can do is writing down your feelings whenever you feel stressed in order to find out what triggers it. This will help you know about the triggers which will enable you to deal with them efficiently.

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Body

 

This section focuses on the things that you can do physically to deal with stress.

  1. Exercise – First and foremost you should workout daily in order to keep your body fit. Anything from jogging to a full body workout will do as the key is to keep your body physically fit to face the problems of the world.
  2. Balanced Diet – A well-balanced diet is also a vital part of being physically and mentally healthy. Having a balanced diet complements your workout routine in keeping the body fit.
  3. Limit Alcohol and Cigarettes Intake – If you are a regular drinker or a smoker, it is advisable to limit these two as studies have shown a higher consumption of alcohol and cigarettes leading to stress issues. An occasional drink or two won’t be an issue but heavy drinking should be avoided.
  4. Good Sleep – Finally, it is essential to take care of your body and get in a good number of hours of sleep. It is recommended to get at least 8 hours of sleep to keep your body healthy.

 

Action

Steps that you can take in your daily routine in order to curb your stress levels.

  1. Staying Organised – One of the best ways is to keep yourself organised by making and following a set routine. Make realistic goals for yourself to achieve so that you can feel good after achieving them.
  2. Breathing Exercises – Another unique way to keep a check on your stress is to practice breathing exercises. Just try taking deep breaths whenever your feeling stress creeping up your sleeve and repeat this for few minutes.
  3. Take Short Breaks – You should also keep taking little breaks in between work in order to give yourself a little cool down before you begin with your next project.
  4. Help Others – Sometimes it helps to help others deal with their problems. This not only creates a sense of fraternal bonding with others but also it allows you to be active in things which are not work-related which may help in feeling good about yourself.
  5. Seeking Help – Getting help from a professional is also a wise option. You should definitely consider doing this if other tips aren’t working out for you.

 

So, friends here you have 13 tips to deal with and reduce your stress levels and help you enjoy a stress-less life! Till then, cheers and be awesome

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10 Hacks to Improve Your Memory That Actually Works

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Memory is an important tool for understanding, reflecting, producing, reprocessing, various tasks most important of which is in one’s studies/ examination.

Sometimes when we go from our room to the kitchen with some intention we forget why we came to the kitchen in the first place. This probably has happened to most of us. Thankfully new research has enabled us to better learn and memorize terms.

 

Here are 10 hacks to enable you to memorize better:

 

1.     Learning only what is important: our memory works in a way that it rejects some information and absorbs mostly which we produce or process. Hence underlining/highlighting can reduce mental effort to recognize what is important.

 

2.     Spaced repetition: Spaced Repetition is a hack which can be used to acquire a lot of information and keep it retained in your long-term memory bank. How it works is as follows:

·       Read a topic once

·       Then revise it after 2 hours of learning/reading.

·       Then revise it the next day. (24 hours)

·       After a week.

·       After a month.

 

3.     Memory works best with associations: Memory works best with an association. If you are learning anything to remember to try to associate with whatever you have learned in past. This automatically reduces mental effort to remember something.

 

4.     Auditory and Visual learning: Reading is not the only way one can absorb or remember. One can listen to information and imbibe It,  for example in classrooms teachers often use visual aids to help remember. One can see informative videos or listen to information in form of audiobooks. Psychological research has proved that in some individuals the capacity for visual/auditory learning dominates over reading.


5.     Take breaks: Research has shown that breaks improve memory formations. However, should be no more then 10 mins at a time. Above that will qualify for procrastination or time wastage. These breaks should be taken in between learning process.

 

6.     Make notes: This is very important and a classic one. We have heard our parents/ teachers saying, ‘read and write’. But none of them ever explained why writing was important. When writing we are reprocessing and reproducing information this strengthens synapses in our brain. Writing something in your own words helps in retaining vital information.

7.     Rehearsal: It is one of the best ways to remember something is trying to remember when going for a walk. This works on the principle of recalling where it strengthens our syntactical connections whereby it becomes easy to remember.

 

8.     Understanding: Rote learning is based on repetition without understanding the text/information and is, therefore, an ineffective way to learn. Research has shown that understanding what we learn on a deeper level can reduce our time memorizing something. Hence understanding is key to memorizing.

 

9.     Memory palace: This is one of the most effective techniques and a time-tested one. This technique has been used by competitors in World Memory Championship. In this one places information in his “palace”, this palace can be anything in one’s mind example his house, a place, room or it can be a series of events.

How to use memory palace? For example, if one must learn the names of all the major oceans of the world. One can associate his/her drawing room with the Pacific Ocean, corridor with the Atlantic Ocean, rooms with Antarctic and Arctic ocean. This way when one visits his drawing room which is biggest of all rooms will be the Pacific Ocean, the corridor would constitute figuratively Atlantic Ocean and rooms which both on top and bottom be the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.

 

10.            Mnemonics: Its always easier to create meaningful acronyms. This improves recollection. This can essentially help to memorize facts and figures (data which is hard to associate).

 

These hacks can better enable you to work, process – reprocess information and produce information during exam time. They also have less mental strain and will reduce working hours at the same time improving one’s productivity.

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Awesome Free Online Courses to Boost Your Resume

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There is nothing wrong with learning something new but enrolling into a program and dropping out isn’t always the wisest idea of all. We are asking you to utilize those free hours to actually learn new and interesting things which can benefit you a lot in the long run.

There are some skills which don’t require a degree or license unlike being a doctor or a lawyer. So why not take these free courses in your spare time and make your resume more attractive.

It is also a great way to learn things which are nearby to your craft so that you make increase your arsenal of knowledge. You also have an additional leveraging advantage, by showing initiative to learn something on your own signifies that you are not bound by anyone and always eager to put yourself out there and learn new things.

We have put together the list of some free online courses to boost your resume and to make an impactful impression. There are thousands of classes available online ranging from coding to designing to woodworking to rocket science. Today we will be listing the courses that are short, easy to learn and free.

 

Awesome Free Online Courses to Boost Your Resume.

 

 

 

 

1 – Analysing and Visualising data with Excel

 

Free Online Courses to Boost Your Resume

Microsoft Excel is one of the widely used programs, from college students to working professional everyone uses it.  

This 6 weeks long excel program helps you in learning the functionality of Microsoft Excel and becoming an expert in data sorting, visualization, and analyzation.

Although this course is free if you want to get a certificate you would have to pay $99. Regardless, it is your skills that will define who you are so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a piece of paper.

As mentioned earlier excel is used in every office and having Analysing and Visualising data with Excel course on your resume would certainly make it stand apart from the crowd.

This course is 6 weeks long course which is perfect if you want to polish your skills with weekend classes.

 

2 – Customer Service

You might be thinking, customer service course is best for someone who wants to build/grow their career in BPO and KPO field. But customer service is one the most crucial part of any business. Knowing the psychology of your customer and listening to what they have to say.

It is one those skills which can be utilized in other parts as well. By Vision2Learn, this is a 9-10 week course.  


They will help you improve your communication skills, and with skills to provide the best customer service experience and skills that can be used in different industries.

 

3 – Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses

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Social media has become an integral part of any business offline or online alike. So having the knowledge of the latest social media trends is something very impressive.

It is a small course (2-3 Hours) which you can easily learn during the weekend. Provided by Alison, the course is free however if you want to get the certification you have to pay.

 

4 – Academy For Ads by Google

 

 

This is one of those courses which will make your resume 100 times better than your competition. When we talk about digital marketing it is very vast and you have different areas. Search advertising is one of the significant parts of it.

It is a free training provided by Google where you can learn so much about Adwords, Analytics, Youtube, local business listing, Waze and much more. So much to learn for free, one should take full advantage of this situation. It is one the most significant and best free online courses to boost your resume. 

 

5 – This Is How You Make iPhone Apps

 

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One of the best course for any college going students and aspiring computer engineers who are interested in programming.

You never really learn everything at the college but the things you would learn would certainly be utilized by this course.

At the beginner level when you resume show that you know iPhone app development it is the best thing. You can expect a higher salary then your batch mates. This course is free on udemy.com.

 

6 – Introduction to Graphic Design

 

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This is not a specific course on software design but more of a course on the philosophy of design. What does it take to make an impactful design? It tries to answers to some the most common questions like is it necessary for a designer to know drawing? Or what is the difference between design and art?

And much more. If you are planning to make a career in graphic design, UI/UX then this course is a must for you. Available for free on udemy.com

 

7 – Writing on Contemporary Issues: Culture Shock! Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Cyberspace

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It is a beginner lesson and a must for anyone who likes to write every now and then. Publishing article, writing essay, papers, blog articles that create engagement and invite more audience.

21 lessons and 32 hours of content.

You can easily cover this in a few weekends.

 

8 – Top 5 Machine Learning Libraries in Python

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Machine learning and AI is the future. Big companies are researching on them and have started using them extensively.

Google relies mostly on machine learning and a full stack developer with the knowledge of machine learning libraries can expect a big paycheck.

Available on Udemy, this is one of those courses where you wouldn’t mind paying. There is no requirement of technical background but if you know python that’ll be helpful.

 

9 – Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essential Tools

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If you know a little about something other than what you have been taught is always a plus. Photoshop is one of the most powerful tools used by many creative people and in a different field.

Although mastering a tool can take a lot of time and practice but knowing that you can utilize a product is rather important. Alison is providing a free introduction to photoshop cs6.

In the course, how you can use the photoshop and all its features. A digital certificate is free but for a physical one, you have to pay some amount.

 

Bonus Classes

 

It is not easy to sort between thousand of free classes available on various topics.

Here is a bonus tip, check all the sites where we have classes and just search for free courses and begin your venture.

 

All the Free Courses on Udemy

All the Free Courses on Skillshare

 

Over to You

 

So these were some of the free online courses to boost your resume. Which free certifications for resume do you think is the most suitable for you.

If you are unclear about which area to focus on, perhaps you should know yourself better with help of our free test series.

In 5 minutes or less, you could get a better idea about your dynamics.

Did we miss anything? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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18 Must Read Books for Young Entrepreneurs in 2018

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The idea of a startup and working for yourself is tempting and very exciting. But when you enter the startup world you realize that you lack real world experience and that can only come with time and experience. Startups require 4 essential components; an idea, product, team, execution  

 

If your startup has a good idea, and it has a good product-market fit, and you have a good team, and if you execute it well, then it could really go well for you.

 

When it comes to startups we all know how hard it is to get ahead and be the best in your forte. As someone has rightly said, “A wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser person learns from other peoples mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from other peoples successes” In this article, we have put together a list of best books for aspiring entrepreneurs. Have a look:

 

18 Must Read Books for Young Entrepreneurs

 

 

The Millionaire Fastlane – MJ Demarco

The Millionaire Fastlane - MJ Demarco

The idea of getting rich is very basic in every country. You study hard, get a job, start to save, and keep on saving with only one thing in mind,  to spend your money after your retirement.
You want to be rich and have a good life when you retire. But this is not how life works and you don’t have to necessarily need to settle.

This book sheds light on such an event and gives you a pretty good insight about retiring rich. It may sound like any other infomercial but you have to read it to believe it.

The Millionaire Fastlane has gotten good reviews on Goodreads and other web portals.

 

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Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

One of the best seller when it comes to self-help books, Think and Grow Rich is also the author’s best work. Napoleon Hill is considered one of the best writers on self-help and motivation.
He has a strong belief that a determined mind can achieve anything in this world. Being a person from middle-class family, Napoleon has seen his fair share of bad days. He has a pretty good idea about being fortunate. For any young entrepreneurs, this is a must read book and a motivation goldmine.

 

The Four Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss

The Four Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss

Written by Princeton University guest lecturer Tim Ferriss, this book gives you a resourceful insight on how you can do more with less.

It is not about getting rich but how to become wealthy and live the comfortable lifestyle.

You can check GoodReads page to learn more about the book’s content.

 

The One Week Marketing Plan – Mark Satterfield

The One Week Marketing Plan - Mark Satterfield

If you want to learn some serious marketing then this is a must read for every young entrepreneur out there.

Most businesses try to market themselves but whatever they do is not that effective. You will learn about growth hacking and how you can dramatically improve your marketing strategy.

 

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

 

We all know influencing people is one of the biggest quality ones can possess. This book shows how you can make yourself heard, improve your lifestyle, and influence the people around you.

This book was published in 1937 and sold over 15 million copies. This book is a timeless classic and its advice are still relevant to this date.  

 

 

 

The E-Myth Revisited 

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There are many myths when it comes to starting a business but the ground reality is different.

For example, the founders of Instagram didn’t know how to code or founder of Uber doesn’t even know how to drive. This book cleans all the stigmas out.

Not everything is about making sales, or how big you are as there are other aspects to business as well.

This book has been a best seller and gotten great reviews by critics and users alike.

 

 

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

Not all startups would go on to become successful ones. In most cases the mistake they have made and problems those startups faced can easily be fixed.

The book focuses on a new approach where you can learn a lot about some of the common problems and how you can keep your startup afloat during hard times.

 

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance-

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance-

The book is all about living better, how you can improve your lifestyle and be calm in all the situation. The story of love, fear, growth, personal gain, and acceptance. One of the best seller and has gotten so many positive reviews.

 

How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life

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What is the meaning of a good life? What is the meaning of earning and how much is enough? When the 2008’s financial crisis hit the world it crippled the world economy.

This is a book which will give the right answer to all those unanswered questions.

 

Einstein’s Dreams

Einstein's Dreams

This book is among the modern classic written by Alan Lightman. Collection of fictional stories of Albert Einstein in 1905 when he worked as a clerk in the patent office.

The book is full of amazing stories about the genius that has ever lived. Must read for all the young entrepreneurs out there.

Zero to One

Zero to One

Yet another great addition to this list, Zero to One is a collection of stories by Peter Theil (founder & Investor)

He narrates a story about the time when “.com” was a big thing and how he and Elon Musk sold PayPal. How they were able to survive .com bubble and much more amazing stories.

Must read for anyone who is a fan of revolutionary startups.

Zero to one is also an NYT #1 bestseller and has gotten so much praise and positive reviews from critics and readers.

 

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The Startup Owner’s Manual

The Startup Owner's Manual

This book is more like a cheat sheet for all the youngster out there looking to leave a mark. By famous author Steve Blank, he tells the stories of his experience and best practices to follow.

If you are serious about launching your startup, this is a must-read. You can know more about the book on GoodReads.

 

Rework

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When we talk about business books all they have one thing in common which is that they give the same advice on how to launch your startup.

Rework provides you with the real-life lesson which is implementable. There are some unconventional lessons which will make you question and think.

One of the best book for any aspiring entrepreneur out there.

 

I AM THAT

I AM THAT

This is a timeless classic by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaja. The book contains stories of followers who came to seek guidance and learn about self. His belief was that mind is the most powerful asset a human has and it should recognize and penetrate its own being. Little unconventional book to be considered in this list but certainly a worthy of a mention.

 

The Personal MBA

Any person who thinks of doing MBA, he/she usually wants to specialize in the certain area of marketing. This book debunks the idea of MBA and leaves you with critical thinking.

As suggested by the author, MBA is the waste of money and universities are teaching decade old lessons.

All about ideas, implementation and following the pattern.

 

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

Authors of this book are Mathematics professors. They are revealing the hidden powers of deep understanding, failure, question, and creative thinking.

It also makes a valid point on the idea of genius peoples. They aren’t a special breed they are the same as we are.

 

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

 

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

To understand the psychology behind why people say. “Yes”. And how you can use that to your advantage.

In the book, there is six universal principle, how to use them and be influential.

 

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Contagious Why Things Catch On

Named the best marketing book of 2014 and new york times best seller. This book sheds the light on what makes things popular? Why things go viral? And it is not because of advertising, it is something else. Read to find out more.

So there were some of the Must Read Books for Young Entrepreneurs in 2018. Did we miss anything? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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13 Common Causes of Stress at Workplace

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As we all know that stress becomes a disease in our daily life. It’s important to recognize the common causes of stress at work so that you can take steps to reduce stress levels where possible. Workplace stress can be caused by a number of factors – from heavy workloads and over-promotion to bullying and blame culture. Stress is harmful to your mental health it can also take a toll on your physical health as well.

People who have been suffering from stress are more prone to heart attacks and other heart-related issues.

Today we have compiled a list of some 13 Common Causes of Stress at Workplace.

Have a look:

 

13 Common Causes of Stress at Workplace include:

 

  1. Excessively high workloads, with unrealistic deadlines making people feel rushed, under pressure and overwhelmed.
  2. Not able to fully utilize your skills, lack of work.
  3. A lack of control over work activities.
  4. A lack of interpersonal support or poor working relationships leading to a sense of isolation.
  5. Not enough experience for a particular job.
  6. Difficulty settling into a new promotion. Having a hard time adjusting with new people and not sure if people are listening to you. 
  7. Concerns about job security, lack of career opportunities, or level of pay.
  8. Bullying or harassment.
  9. A blame culture within your business where people are afraid to get things wrong or to admit to making mistakes.
  10. Weak or ineffective management which leaves employees feeling they don’t have a sense of direction. Or over-management, which can leave employees feeling undervalued and affect their self-esteem.
  11. Multiple reporting lines for employees, with each manager asking for their work to be prioritized.
  12. failure to keep employees informed about significant changes to the business, causing them uncertainty about their future.
  13. A poor physical working environment, eg excessive heat, cold or noise, inadequate lighting, uncomfortable seating, malfunctioning equipment, etc.

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These were the 13 Common Causes of Stress at Workplace. Do you think we miss something? Let us know it the comment section below.

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Top 5 Most Asked Questions in a Job Interview [ Most Common ]

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Job interviews are nerve-wracking for any job seeker. Even if you spend hours preparing, you can never be certain you won’t be caught off-guard with a tough interview question — and it can be hard to know in advance whether you are a good fit for the company.

You may spend hours combing through a prospective employer’s company website and reading up on job interview advice and tips for job interviews, but it can still be difficult to anticipate job interview questions and answers.

This article focusses on what are the top 5 questions employers ask in a job interview. These questions are universal, they are meant for both freshers as well as experienced people.

5 Most asked questions in a job interview

 

Question 1). Give a brief introduction about yourself?

 

This Question is perhaps the most asked question in any interview. This question seems simple, so many people fail to prepare for it, but it’s crucial. The question is meant for the Employer to gauge your basic nature. They would like to know your basic background; education, what your parents do, where all have you worked previously (if any), and whether you have any meaningful hobbies or not. All these answers will tell them about yourself in some part or another.

 

Question 2). What are your strengths and weaknesses?

 

This question is meant for the employer to understand whether you might be a good fit for the role that you are applying for. The best course of action here is to read a lot about the position you are applying for and develop an understanding as to what strengths might be important for that role. As for weaknesses, this is a tricky question. Try to answer in a way that your weakness also seems like a strength. For eg: My greatest weakness is that I don’t like getting interrupted when I am seriously into something. Another one of my weaknesses is that I trust people very easily.

 

Question 3). Why are you interested in the Role?

 

This question like the previous one is designed by the Employer to check how much you know about the current company and the job role in particular. As a job seeker, the best way to answer this common interview question is to emphasize the merits and exciting aspects of the position itself to convey your enthusiasm, rather than a time to rehash how your background and work experience is a fit. Think of it this way: Even if you’re the perfect fit, that’s what the rest of the interview is to demonstrate. This is the time when you get to demonstrate your enthusiasm about the work you’re about to do. Actually wanting to do a certain job counts for a lot.

 

Question 4). Why join our company?

 

This is one of the most common job interview questions. If you’re interviewing for a role that might be relatively ‘standard’ across many other companies, it’s actually a very good question — so it’s a good idea to have a ready answer. It also is a test to see how much you understand about the larger context and employer, itself. Think about the interviewer’s perspective and about the company goals. This is a time to show that you understand the company’s mission, its values or something about its culture. Remember, you want to make the interviewer feel good about where he or she works and make them believe you really want to join them.

 

Question 5). Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

 

This question is again a tricky one. It is meant to gauge your ambition level as well as your future planning and forethought. Remember, if you answer something completely out of the ordinary then there will be more follow up questions. The safest bet is to answer in a moderate light, meaning answer the question so that the interviewer seems content that you will neither leave in a short duration but also that you are not completely lost when it comes to living your life

 

All in all, my advice is to not rehearse these questions, rather give a genuine and natural response in an interview. This way the employers seem a whole lot serious in you. Another thing to remember is that the answers that you give will cause employers to ask to follow up questions. Be smart and know what words you utter. And finally, always remember to keep smiling. Even if you feel nervous or the employers are acting seriously it is important to keep a calm and smiling face. This will ensure a much more positive interview round.

 

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31 Interesting Psychological Facts You Never Heard Before

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Psychology is a fascinating subject and the deeper we dive into the amazing it gets. We can evaluate a person’s personality, his action, and many other aspects with the help of it.

And this is because of our mind. We have put together 31 Interesting Psychological Facts about personality which will amaze you. It will also give an insight into how complex is our brain and how fascinating our actions are.

31 Interesting Psychological Facts