Tuesday Dec 15, 2015

‘Tis the Season to Optimize Your Job Search Strategy

The winter holidays are almost upon us and although you’ve been actively seeking for a new employment opportunity, now you’re putting your search on pause. After all, companies take a rest too, right? Not quite. Don’t slow down your job search because recruiters are still on the haunt! Here’s how to do it. 

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Monday Dec 14, 2015

5 Movie Characters That Relate to Candidates During Interviews

Have you ever gone to an interview and felt like you’re part of some sort of movie? Or at least in a classic scene you relate to when you’re confronted with trick questions or awkward moments. Critics would probably find this analogy a bit far-fetched, but I think each and every one of us has struggled with interviews at some point or at least felt close to certain a stereotype.

If you come to think of it, movies and interviews have a lot in common: there’s a certain script you have to follow in order to engage our audience into listening to your speech, you have to play the role that best fits you as an actor so that you perform at your best during the movie and so on. I researched a few movies and realized some of them speak truly about certain interview situations, so let’s run through them and I’m sure you will see the resemblance too.

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Oracle @ GHCI 2015 – Event Highlights

The Grace Hopper Celebration event, India’s largest gathering of women in computing and technology took place between December 2nd and December 4th in Bangalore. Oracle participated as proud Silver Sponsor, a perfect occasion to re-connect with the amazing Indian community of women technologists. Here is an overview of the event. 

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Monday Dec 07, 2015

Job, Career or Vocation?

There are three completely different ways of seeing working: as a job, as a career or as a vocation. Want to know were you stand? Read our article to find out if you're among the lucky ones.

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Friday Dec 04, 2015

The X-Men Theory: What Role Do You Play in Your Team?

While responsibilities in teams differ from one to another, you might notice that sometimes the role that you have does not necessarily match the role that you want, and that usually acts a roadblock for our career progression when not seen in the wider picture. Analyzing these roles in my team got me thinking about how different qualities and attributes of every member impacts the chemistry within the entire group. Just like different superheroes have specific powers. However, if not properly managed and acknowledged, each power can backfire, just like the X-men superpowers in the comic book series. 

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Wednesday Dec 02, 2015

Throwback Thursday – Winter Special: Meet the Copywriting Team

Hello December! The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! The Recruitment Branding Team is already getting into the cheerful winter holiday spirit. And because we love Throwback Thursday, we’ve challenged each team member to share a blast from the past that best reminds them of their childhood winter holiday season. Join us for a fun trip down memory lane and laugh along with us while we uncover our funniest and cutest snaps. It’s #ThrowbackThursday time! 

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Low On Productivity? Turn It On with Your Music Playlist

We all have those moments when we try really hard to concentrate, but still cannot seem to make it happen. When you have an important task reaching its deadline and all you can hear around the office is mumbling and background noise, it’s time to put on your headphones and press PLAY to your favorite music playlist. Yes, music does make us become more productive, especially when we work in noisy open-space offices. So what music should we listen to if we wish to optimize work productivity?

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Monday Nov 30, 2015

Oracle GHCI 2015 – When Empowered Women Empower Other Women (III)

In our quest to support women empowerment, we’ve challenged some of our colleagues in Oracle India to share the stories of their business path: the drive for career success, the challenges they faced in the IT male-dominated industry and their mentoring vision to other women technologists. For our last GHCI interview series, we’ve brought into focus two other inspirational women leaders: Rohini Ramdath - Director of Clusterware and Nandini Narayana Rao - Director of Fusion Quality Assurance, both within Oracle India.

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Thursday Nov 26, 2015

When a Hiring Company Breaks Your Heart

There’s nothing like getting the job you always dreamed of, but there’s also nothing like setting the wrong expectations and being unpleasantly surprised with the job you get. And although working as a free agent is much alive now as it was in the 90s, there are some things you should consider before calling it quits too soon.

Here are a couple of common missteps we make when reality turns out to be not quite what we expected.

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Wednesday Nov 25, 2015

Oracle GHCI 2015 – When Empowered Women Empower Other Women (II)

In our quest to support women empowerment, we’ve challenged some of our colleagues in Oracle India to share the stories of their business path: the drive for career success, the challenges they faced in the IT male-dominated industry and their mentoring vision to other women technologists. This week we interviewed two inspirational women – Anandhi Sridharan and Srilakshmi Ramachandra – who engage and lead with power and grace in tech-related leadership roles. 

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Tuesday Nov 24, 2015

No Career Plan Yet? No Worries

Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now? The dreaded question we all heard, at some point, during job interviews. Realistically speaking, are you even close to what you envisioned your career path to be 5 years ago? What changed and why? What drove you off your road? Continue reading. 

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Thursday Nov 19, 2015

The Introvert & Networking - A Cat and Dog Relationship?

For many introverts, one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking parts of looking for a job or advancing their career is networking. Having to introduce themselves to strangers and striking up a conversation about careers sounds more like a nightmare than a potential means to land a dream job. Thanks to online social business networks, introverts can burn some stages by getting acquainted with people from their professional area without the cringing face-to-face experience. But unfortunately for introverts, they cannot hide forever behind of a computer screen and eventually will have to socialize in real life.

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Tuesday Nov 17, 2015

Recruiters’ Spotlight: 4 Insider Tips To Get You Hired at Oracle

Everybody's gunning for the best jobs around, and every bit of help is useful to make sure you're the one that gets the job. Think of it like this: going to an interview without previously preparing your pitch points is much like going live on a TV show without having a clue about your role in the conversation. You can ramble enough to cover the time you are being given, but then again not having anything interesting to say will make you lose your audience forever.

To find out what truly makes a candidate shine during an interview, I’ve snatched a few inside tips from three top recruiters in Oracle that have given me a strong insight of what grabbing someone’s attention during an interview is all about.

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Oracle GHCI 2015 – When Empowered Women Empower Other Women (I)

In our quest to support women empowerment, we’ve challenged some of our colleagues in Oracle India to share the stories of their business path: the drive for career success, the challenges they faced in the IT male-dominated industry and their mentoring vision to other women technologists. Meet Bindu Parvathy, Senior Manager Fincore Quality Assurance for Peoplesoft Enterprise FMS/ ESA, within Oracle India. 
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Monday Nov 16, 2015

Life at Oracle: The Power of Active Volunteering

October proved to be a very busy month for our dedicated volunteers who took part in 27 global campaigns. They’ve ran for fundraising events, spent time bringing bright smiles on the faces of kids from shelter homes, donated blood or went the extra mile for a cleaner environment. They’ve done it all in the good name of humanity.Honoring their impressive efforts, let’s take a look at some of their most recent initiatives.

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