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Top 5 Companies That Allow Work from Home Option to Employee

Many of you may be thinking of working remotely after a career gap or due some other reasons. There are many companies offering work from home options but not all are the legitimate or trustworthy.But there are some top corporate companies who offer flexible working hours, work from home and compressed week work options for employees. Even there are some companies where you can work half a day from office and remaining half a day from home.

Also a full-time-job from home some companies offer, where a fixed shift is decided and employee has to work from home as a full timer in particular timing instead of going to office.

Earlier the fad of remote working was more in western countries but now in India also people wants flexible jobs and the number of people working remotely is increasing. Top companies who offer work from home options are from various fields like Health Care, Education, IT, Marketing, Call centers etc.

The jobs titles offered to work from home are Virtual Assistant, Accountant, Developer, Programmer, Senior Analyst, Medical Representative, Graphic Designer, Customer Support etc.

Here are the top 5 companies that allow work from home option to employee.

1. Xerox

Xerox is one of the top companies providing employee work from home options. Xerox has spread across 160 locations around the world and it’s headquarter is in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Since 1906 Xerox has been in business and is world-leader in document technology. Throughout 2013 Xerox was the number one company providing work from home opportunities as well as in 2014.

All over the world Xerox employs 140,000 people. Xerox also offers full time jobs, part time jobs and work from home jobs to their employee. They also offer work from home to job titles like functional analyst and client managing director.

2. United Health Group

UnitedHealth Group was founded in year 1977 and is spread across 120 countries around the world and serves over 80 million individuals. United Health Group is committed for the healthcare system supporting and improving the health of people.

United Health Group is the second runner for allowing employees to work from home. United Health Group offers flexible jobs, work from home jobs and part time job opportunities to the employees. Very less knew they offer a job to nurse where she does a full time job and help patients over the phone.

3. DellDell

Dell was founded in year 1984 and is privately owned Information Technology Company. Dell is on third number company, offering work from home jobs.

As it’s an IT company they offer work from home jobs to Programmers, Developers also they offer work from home jobs to managers, financial consultants and business consultants. Dell offer part time jobs, flexible jobs, work from home jobs and compressed week jobs.

4. Aetna

Aetna is a leading healthcare benefit company providing high-quality healthcare and a Fortune 100 member. Aetna is on fourth place for offering work from home jobs. Aetna was founded in year 1850 and incorporated in year 1982.

They provide health insurance products and services like dental, medical, pharmacy etc. Aetna has headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. They offer various work from home jobs including network manager and pharmacy director.

5. American Express

American Express was founded in year 1850 and is on the fifth position of company offering work from home jobs. American Express headquarter is in New York and has more than 63,500 employees working worldwide.

American Express is the world’s largest card issuer company by purchase volume. Till now they have offered employees the full time, part time and flexible work schedule jobs. Jobs like Travel consultants, senior relationship managers, meeting managers etc. are also offered to work from home.

Anticipating Xat and What To Do Next

The CAT fever is over, and now is the time for the other top MBA qualifying exams. XAT after CAT is one of the toughest qualifying exams in India.  This year XAT has twisted their exam pattern a little bit. More number of question propped up and some old forgotten topics were ventured into.

“We want to increase reliability of GK assessment. Thirty questions give us a little more reliability than twenty questions” – Professor Munish Thakur, convener of XAT 2015 and Admission Chairperson XLRI

XAT 2015
With the increase number of GK questions from 20 to 30 the possibility of increase in time wasn’t seen. However marks of general knowledge would not be used to determine the percentile and cut off at the first stage of section; only XLRI and few other institutes would use it to at the time of final selection process.

This time XAT 2015 has surpassed the difficulty level of CAT. It ranged between moderate to high. The exam pattern is such that the paper is divided into two parts. The first part consists of verbal and logical ability, decision making and quantitative ability and data interpretation. The second part consists of general knowledge and essay writing.

The verbal ability section composed of 11 questions on verbal ability and 17 questions on reading comprehension. While reading comprehension was easy and not time consuming, verbal ability had plethora of mix questions of par jumbles, logical continuations, vocabulary and critical reasoning.

Decision marking and Analytical Reasoning section bought in a pleasant surprise for students; as there was no question from the Analytical Reasoning making this section entirely on decision making. But this surprise was not long lasting. This section proved to be extremely difficult and all the sets were quite time consuming.

Data interpretation was slightly easier than previous year and quantitative ability also ranged between easy to moderately difficult level. This set was more oriented towards Arithmetic.

General knowledge section was dominated by current affairs. They covered various national and international issues, business and economy along with a bit of geography, history and sports.

The essay was the easiest bit in the entire paper. The topic “Listening is a dying art” gave the opportunity to students to write on an extremely diverse topic.

Almost 90,000 aspirants had registered themselves for this exam. Qualifying XAT means that you are not only eligible for institutes like XLRI, XIMB but also various top business schools in India. This one of the few entrance exams that are being held by paper and pen; that ensures that all students are tested on the same set of questions and not a variety of sets.

The result would be available on 31st January 2015. Applicants who have attempted the test with due diligence and time management are expected to get a high percentile. A fair attempt of 65-70 questions with not more that 6-7 incorrect answers should expect a call from the leading B schools like XLRI, XIMB etc.

It is a dream that many foster – to get selected into the top B Schools in India. But only a few chosen applicants get to see their dream come true. With 90% of it being hard work – which 10% luck sometimes makes it happen.

So now all you can do is waiting till 31st of Jan, till then don’t miss out on applying to various other B schools like TAPMI Manipal, DMS IIT Delhi, DMS IIT Roorkee, CIMP Patna, BIMTECH Noida, Great Lakes Chennai etc. All of these are some of the top business schools in India. They accept scores from CAT, XAT or GMAT.

So even if you are not shortlisted into the IIM’s or Xavier Institutes; there are still plethora of options to choose from.

Queen’s Valley School Dwarka New Delhi

Queen’s Valley School only for girls situated in dwarka sector 8, New Delhi (India’s capital city). It was founded in April, 2009. Queen’s Valley School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is the largest educational board in the country. The school Chairman name Mr. S. K. Sachdeva and manager name Dr. R.C. Chadha.

Location:

Dwarka Sector – 8, Phase – I
Delhi – 110075
Pin: 110075
Phone: 011 2536 5145
Website: www.queensvalley.in
Number of students 1882

Landmark – Malaria Research Center

How to get there

  • Nearest metro station is dwarka sector 9
  • Nearest bus stand is Bagdola

Queens-Valley-School

Area of School Campus

In Acres  1.98
In sq. mtrs.  8000.175
Built up area (sq. mtrs.)  7174
Area of play ground in sq. mtrs.  2000

Details of fee

Pre School – V   4,900
VI – VIII   4,960
IX & X   5,035
XI & XII   5,510
Science Fee & Computer Fee   300/- P. M. shall be charged from the students studying the subjects in class XI – XII per subject.

How necessary is to learn negotiation for a new grad?

Even for the most experienced workers it can be difficult to engage in salary negotiations. For new grads, the whole process can be rather intimidating. Money talks are uncomfortable conversations during job interviews, although they’re fundamental because they determine the starting income of a new grad and serve as a limit for future bonuses and financial compensations. According to recent studies, an average salary package for a new grad in 2013 was $44,900, with 5.3 percentages higher than in 2012 when the amount was about $42,600.

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When entering job interviews, most employers expect candidates to want to negotiate and talk about salary and extra perks throughout the hiring process. However, not many can find the courage to ask for more, or even disagree, and that’s usually because they fear the hiring manager will withdraw the initial offer and not give them the job.

Are you the candidate they’re looking for?

Prior to engaging in a discussion with a hiring manager about financial compensation, job seekers must prove to hiring managers that they’re the right person for the job. They should acknowledge that their lack of experience will influence the offer. Nonetheless, they’re at liberty of discussing extra perks based on performance. New grads should have realistic expectations when entering job interviews, as there are many companies searching for hard-working people; so if you’re committed, you have high chances of climbing up the ladder and making more money as you gain experience.

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The great importance of entering negotiations prepared with information

Many new grads don’t negotiate. Some are terrified by the process as it is, while others don’t want to seem too demanding in front of the hiring manager. And yet, you still can’t attend an interview and not know how much the company is paying other employees for entry-level positions. What if they ask – “how much do you expect to earn on a monthly basis?” You can’t just say “I don’t know” or “Whatever amount pleased you”.

Researching salary figures on websites such as salary.com, indeed.com, payscale.com and livecareer.com will give you an idea of the amount you should expect. This will prevent you from being too assumptive and aiming too high.

Salary negotiations matter because they foster relations

It’s ok to be nervous when entering a job interview, although you don’t want the hiring manager to know how nervous you are. Many people don’t negotiate an entry-level salary because they presume they don’t deserve more, which by the way is a huge mistake. Negotiations have the power of fostering professional relations; even if they can’t offer you a better-paid salary, this doesn’t mean they can’t come up with non-financial incentives.

Hiring managers appreciate people who can negotiate. It proves that you want to learn and that’s you’re not afraid to speak up. Sound communication skills show that you’re willing to take risks, and stick to your guns.

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Choose your words with extra care

Using appropriate language when negotiating a job offer can bring lots of advantages. Candidates must be direct, but polite. If you have a salary range in mind, and the hiring manager is offering less that you anticipated, start negotiating. Even if they can’t offer you more money, they might still come up with extra perks such as, bonuses based on performance, flexible working hours, and more.

Don’t get overly defensive and keep in mind that you’re a rookie. If an offer is ridiculously low and you can’t accept it, then decline it politely. Leave room for further discussions as you may have to deal with that company again, at some point in the future. Job seekers should always maintain a professional attitude when interviewing for a job, no matter what happens. This will say a lot about your character and personality.

New grads should learn to master negotiations if they want to land significant job offers. If you’re terrified of public speaking or you just can’t find the right words when talking to someone, maybe you should attend a couple of negotiation workshops. These seminars are meant to help you overcome all your fears. Be willing to get out of your comfort zone and you have the great chances of mastering negotiations when attending job interviews.

How Your online Presence Can Help You Get a Job

With some companies slashing their budgets when it comes to advertising for new staff, they are now looking at asking their existing staff for referrals in order to recruit new people. The old it’s not what you know – but WHO you know.

What this means is your online presence can help you gain an interview. If you have a very strong online presence you stand a better chance of tapping into these unadvertised vacancies.

You will need to do your *homework* – instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching, just waiting for something to happen you need to make your mark on the social media sphere.

You can achieve this by reaching out and trying to connect to key people. Find those at work in the industry you are hoping to get into – introduce yourself, ask to subscribe to their feed, or if you have a mutual contact already, ask them to introduce you.

Remember, just as in your real life you can make contact online via the same means, through friends, neighbours, colleagues etc. Be sure to tap into all and any possible connections!

Keep an eye on company Facebook, Google + LinkedIn pages and other social media behavior  – often they post about upcoming career opportunities, events and jobs. Make a point of connecting to the official pages of any businesses or companies that are significant for the jobs or career you are looking for.

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While it takes a long time and a lot of effort, eventually you start receiving job leads in your feed by default!

Now that you have gained that interview looks at your real life presence. Do you look too young? Or too old?

Do you dress appropriately? Are your communication skills holding you back? Is your hairstyle out of date? Do you have a weak handshake or poor posture?

Or are you just not providing strong, clear and concise answers to their questions.

Don’t let doubts linger, address any of the above that is holding you back, square your shoulders and tell yourself ‘I am going to impress the heck out of everyone’.

Don’t put on a false smile, relax and try and be as natural as you can – smiling the whole way through your interview will just come across creepy.

Try and remain comfortable, but, remember you are still *on show* and trying to project the best image possible.

Sadly some people think or feel they have to be something they’re not just to land the job and this only leaves them feeling depressed, anxious and stressed about the whole interview.

Think about your job interview long before you get there; rehearse your answers for common questions, anything you know you want to add during the interview, focus on your positive attributes, goals and achievements. Remember it’s your honesty and being who you are that will get you noticed.

Don’t beat yourself up if the interview hasn’t gone well, or didn’t go as you hoped or planned, focus on where you went wrong and learn how to handle the situation differently next time.

Do you have an online presence? Have you found it helpful? Are there any do’s and don’ts you can share with us?