The RAF way of Overcoming Failures

At every stage of our life, we experience failures at different levels. This is a reality, we need to accept it as a first step towards overcoming failures. Failure are of different types, commonly experienced by many, failure at home, in not meeting the expectations of Parents / Spouse ; failure with friends, in not conforming to peer “standards”; failure in academics , missing a couple of marks to a reach a centum or completely failing in the subject paper or it could be failure in career, unable to get the desired job/salary/hike etc.

This article will focus on two of the above aspects. One,  failure in academics and  two, failure in career. Failure or Hurdles have always been part of our lives. The focus should be on how we overcome these. Let us first defocus ourselves the term “failure” and refine our thoughts and actions to act on this as “learnings from life”. Success is a life long journey, filled with hurdles / roadblocks . Each of these will teach us a strong lesson for life. One clear fact, which comes from these learnings, is that we know one method, which will not work for sure i.e the attempted way. There are always alternative solutions to problems. We need to continue to look for these solutions.

All the roadblocks, one experiences constantly is to be viewed differently and never stop from working forward towards one’s goal. One thing is certain, Life is too precious to be wasted away on such issues. One has to treat each hurdle as a constructive learning for his future. Each of us have a potential different from the other. One needs to identify the inner potential and strengths and work on improving them , to meet our respective goals.

RAF ( Relearn, Adapt, Focus ) method will help each of us to gain confidence and move forward in life. Relearn our attitude and approach, in what are trying to achieve in our goals ; Quickly Adapt to new methods and gain knowledge to substantiate them ; Stay Focus on what we aim to do with positive thoughts leading to better results.

Few of the complementary aspects to the RAF method are to , aim at being Content with the limitations, each one of us have. Avoid comparing oneself with anyone else, be it classmates, colleagues, peers, seniors etc.

Next time, you face a hurdle, choose to overcome it with adequate knowledge and go ahead to succeed!

Wishing you newer and customized ways to succeed!

Resume Writing-Rewriting

Few Key Pointers before writing/updating your Resume:

– What are the skills one has to highlight, to meet the specific job ? Make a list of the top 5 which are relevant to the role applied for. Substantiate these skills with experience, if your have work experience; else list and explain to them, how you arrived at it

– For those, who are updating their resume, say after a year or so. List down the new expertise / knowledge gained. Map this with the new role being applied for

– Refocus and Defocus on Skills, Experience : Refocus on skills and experience gained to help you move forward in your career. Defocus on skills, which are not that important or basic requirements for the role ( Eg.: knowledge of MS Office)

– Identify the areas of improvement and review on how you will overcome the queries raised– Avoid copy and pasting responsibilities from other resumes.

– Review your resume and ensure there is no false information in the resume.

-Decide on which contact no. or email id is to be provided for successful accessibility to you.

– Career Objective should be specific to your expertise/skill/graduation.-Check if you have your latest passport size photo to be included in the resume.

– Cross verify your details such as education, work experience/internships etc for exact duration and designations

Authored by Varghese George