Ajit MishraMarkets oscillated in a range and settled almost flat, in continuation to the prevailing consolidation phase for the week ended November 15.Weak local cues combined with not so encouraging global markets kept the volatility high across the board last week.Close However, resilience in the banking space, which holds considerable weight in the index, helped the benchmark sustain at higher levels while other sectoral indices witnessed a mixed trend.Ajit MishraVP & Senior Technical Analyst, Equity Research|Religare Broking Hot Stocks: Stay tight as Nifty50 likely to touch new highs in weeks to comeBuoyancy in NiftyBank index could push Nifty50 to test new high in coming week'Post record high on Sensex, market likely to consolidate in coming week'There’s no major data lined up on the domestic front this week and markets will continue to dance to the global tunes.On the global front, investors would keep an eye on the progress of the US-China trade deal, which is … [Read more...] about A breakout from ‘Cup and Handle’ pattern makes Ramco Cement a top buy
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Your interpersonal skills can make or break your chances of getting a job offer — even in such a technical field as finance. advertisement advertisement The point was made very clear recently in a survey by finance staffing firm Accountemps. More than 1,400 CFOs were asked: “If two candidates for an accounting or finance position had similar skills, which one the following additional qualifications would you find most valuable?” Topping the list was “personality or people skills” with 31% of the votes. People skills trumped “software/technology skills,” “industry-specific experience,” and “certification or advanced degree.” I wouldn’t be surprised if results were similar for most other functions in any given company. “Job seekers who show they possess not just the right technical skills but also the right personality enjoy greater marketability among prospective employers,” says … [Read more...] about Secret Weapon in the Job Hunt Today: Personality
Sexism, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace are issues that have been around as long as women have been in the workplace. The #MeToo movement exposed just how pervasive and commonplace it continues to be, and highlighted the systemic issues that leave those who experience it with little redress. advertisement advertisement As more people continue to share their stories of harassment in the workplace, companies who have ignored the issue are seeing the repercussions. Last year, a public scandal involving one of its top leaders led 20,000 Google employees to walk out in protest over the way that the search giant dealt with sexual harassment and misconduct. When Nike leaders discovered the extent to which harassment was rampant in its workplace, six of its top executives left, as Liz Segran previously reported for Fast Company. Workplaces can no longer sweep the problem under the rug, at least to the extent that they might have been able to in the past. … [Read more...] about These apps try to make reporting sexual harassment less of a nightmare. Do they work?
Yesterday, Ikea released a new digital ad spot–and it’s not the jaunty 30-second video you may have (reasonably) expected. Instead, the commercial is 25 minutes long, and a large portion of it consists of a tightly cropped shot of hands making a bed. The narrator, speaking in a slow whisper, meticulously narrates this action–while interspersedly plugging Ikea bedding. advertisement advertisement Depending on your fluency in internet subcultures, you may recognize this style as an imitation of the ASMR videos popular on YouTube. Coined in an internet chatroom in 2010, the term ASMR describes a tingling sensation some people get when listening to soft sounds, like whispering, hair-brushing, or sheet-smoothing. A sizable internet community has formed around producing and watching videos that induce ASMR: On YouTube, there are over 9 million of them, mostly low-budget and made by self-described “ASMRtists.” And … [Read more...] about ASMR Warning: Ikea’s 25-Minute Ad May Induce Feelings Of Comfort And Relaxation
On July 27, a 30-year-old Russian expat, known only to her followers as Maria, hit 1 million subscribers on her YouTube channel GentleWhispering–which features her doing just that. advertisement advertisement Maria is one of the more famous personalities within a booming online subculture called ASMR. Not everyone experiences Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, but those who do describe is as a tingling sensation in the back of their skull, triggered by soft sounds like whispering, page turning, or hair brushing. Maria and other so-called “ASMRtists” make work—mainly video, and mainly on YouTube—that induces this sensation. “It’s a huge milestone, not just for my channel, but for the whole ASMR community,” Maria whispers into the camera in her celebration video, before reflecting on the “different twists and turns . . . and media exposure, positive and negative” … [Read more...] about ASMR, The Internet Subculture Of “Sounds That Feel Good,” Is Going Mainstream