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Monday, 25 April 2011
What your Profession Says About You?

Find out what does your profession say about you at Tej Kohli blog.

1. MARKETING - You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a marketing degree to avoid having to study in college, concentrating instead on drinking and socializing which is pretty much what your job responsibilities are now. Least compatible with Sales.

2. SALES - Laziest of all signs, often referred to as "marketing without a degree." You are also self-centered and paranoid. Unless someone calls you and begs you to take their money, you like to avoid contact with customers so you can "concentrate on the big picture." You seek admiration for your golf game throughout your life.

3. TECHNOLOGY - Unable to control anything in your personal life, you are instead content to completely control everything that happens at your workplace. Often even YOU don't understand what you are saying but who the hell can tell. It is written that Geeks shall inherit the Earth.

4. ENGINEERING - One of only two signs that actually studied in school. It is said that ninety percent of all Personal Ads are placed by engineers. You can be happy with yourself; your office is full of all the latest "ergo dynamic" gadgets. However, we all know what is really causing your "carpal tunnel syndrome."

5. ACCOUNTING - The only other sign that studied in school. You are mostly immune from office politics. You are the most feared person in the organization; combined with your extreme organizational traits, the majority of rumors concerning you say that you are completely insane.

6. HUMAN RESOURCES - Ironically, given your access to confidential information, you tend to be the biggest gossip within the organization. Possibly the only other person that does less work than marketing, you are unable to return any calls today because you have to get a haircut, have lunch AND then mail a letter.

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7. MANAGEMENT/MIDDLE MANAGEMENT - Catty, cut-throat, yet completely spineless, you are destined to remain at your current job for the rest of your life. Unable to make a single decision you tend to measure your worth by the number of meetings you can schedule for yourself. Best suited to marry other "Middle Managers" as everyone in you social circle is a "Middle Manager."

8. SENIOR MANAGEMENT - (See above - Same sign, different title)

9. CUSTOMER SERVICE - Bright, cheery, positive, you are a fifty-cent cab ride from taking your own life. As children very few of you asked your parents for a little cubicle for your room and a headset so you could pretend to play "Customer Service." Continually passed over for promotions, your best bet is to sleep with your manager.

10. CONSULTANT - Lacking any specific knowledge, you use acronyms to avoid revealing your utter lack of experience. You have convinced yourself that your "skills" are in demand and that you could get a higher paying job with any other organization in a heartbeat. You will spend an eternity contemplating these career opportunities without ever taking direct action.

11. RECRUITER, "HEADHUNTER" - As a "person" that profits from the success of others, you are disdained by most people who actually work for a living. Paid on commission and susceptible to alcoholism, your ulcers and frequent heart attacks correspond directly with fluctuations in the stock market.

12. PARTNER, PRESIDENT, CEO - You are brilliant or lucky. Your inability to figure out complex systems such as the fax machine suggest the latter.

13. GOVERNMENT WORKER - Paid to take days off. Government workers are genius inventors, like the invention of new Holidays. They usually suffer from deep depression or anxiety and usually commit serious crimes while on the job... Thus the term "GO POSTAL"

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Posted by Street Reporter at 8:24 AM EDT
Friday, 8 April 2011
Tej Kohli on How HR Policies Change

Tej Kohli shares a joke on changed Hr policies in an organization. Tej Kohli blog is a place where you will find all information pertaining to your career success including informative articles, tutorials and jokes. 

Today, Tej Kohli shares a hilarious joke on casual fridays.

HR department issues a memo to employees on Day 1.


Week 1 - Memo No. 1


Effective this week, the company is adopting Fridays as Casual Day. Employees are free to dress in the casual attire of their choice.


Week 3 - Memo No. 2


Spandex and leather micro-miniskirts are not appropriate attire for Casual Day. Neither are string ties, rodeo belt buckles or moccasins.


Week 6 - Memo No. 3


Casual Day refers to dress only, not attitude. When planning Friday's wardrobe, remember image is a key to our success.


Week 8 - Memo No. 4


A seminar on how to dress for Casual Day will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria. A fashion show will follow. Attendance is mandatory.


Week 9 - Memo No. 5


As an outgrowth of Friday's seminar, a 14-member Casual Day Task Force has been appointed to prepare guidelines for proper casual-day dress.


Week 14 - Memo No. 6


The Casual Day Task Force has now completed a 30-page manual entitled "Relaxing Dress Without Relaxing Company Standards." A copy has been distributed to every employee. Please review the chapter "You Are What You Wear" and consult the "home casual" versus "business casual" checklist before leaving for work each Friday. If you have doubts about the appropriateness of an item of clothing, contact your CDTF representative before 7 a.m. on Friday.


Week 18 - Memo No. 7


Our Employee Assistant Plan (EAP) has now been expanded to provide support for psychological counseling for employees who may be having difficulty adjusting to Casual Day.


Week 20 - Memo No. 8


Due to budget cuts in the HR Department we are no longer able to effectively support or manage Casual Day. Casual Day will be discontinued, effective immediately.

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Posted by Street Reporter at 7:39 AM EDT
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Interview Self Evaluation Tips by Tej Kohli
Tej Kohli gives some job interview self evaluation tips to its readers.

Think about an important interview you have had. Tej Kohli says by evaluating your performance in an interview will help you to prepare better for a future one:


1. List 3 things which made the interview a success.


2. a) List 3 things about the interview that you would change


   b) For each of these three items, explain what you are going to do to improve for your next interview.


3. Were some of the interviewer’s questions difficult to answer? What were they? How would you respond if asked again?


4. What skills/qualities was the employer looking for? How could you better present these skills next time?


5. What further information do you need in order to determine if you would accept an offer?

6. What do you like/dislike about this company? (Consider a graph or other way to rate and compare the companies with which you have interviewed).

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Posted by Street Reporter at 6:32 AM EDT
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Tej Kohli on How do People Get Jobs?
Topic: Interview Tips
Tej Kohli is back with some more useful tips for job seekers. If you're looking for a job, but don't know how to get one, you've come to the right place. Tej Kohli says there are six ways to get a job. These are:

1.Internal promotion
2.Applying for an advertised job
3.Word of mouth
4.Nepotism (a form of word of mouth, with a familial twist)
5.Going through an agency or using head hunters
6.Identifying an organization you want to work with, a career you want to pursue or a dream job you'd like to have and being pro-active about getting through the door.

All these ways are legitimate and valid. If your brother-in-law's second cousin knows the head of HR at a company you really want to work for, go for it! Likewise, if you want to go to consultants and try your luck that way, you may consider that too!

The sixth way of job hunting is perhaps the one that most people don't really consider taking since its takes a lot of courage to pursue something different. But Tej Kohli believes that following your heart is one of the best ways to get a job.

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Posted by Street Reporter at 1:39 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 4:27 AM EST
Friday, 29 October 2010
"We are Hiring" A Joke by Tej Kohli

Tej Kohli shares a nice joke...

A business was looking for office help. They put a sign in the window, stating the following:

We are Hiring!
"The incumbent must be able to type, have computer skills, and be
bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer."

A dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it and whined a bit.
Getting the idea, the receptionist got the office manager. The office manager looked at the dog and was surprised, to say the least. However, the dog looked determined, so he led him into the office. Inside, the dog jumped up on a chair and stared at the manager. The manager said "I can't hire you. The sign says you have to be able to type."

The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded to type out a perfect letter. He took out the page and trotted over to the manager and gave it to him, then jumped back up on the chair. The manager was stunned, but then told the dog, "The sign also says you have to be good with a computer."

The dog jumped down again and went to the computer. The dog proceeded to enter and execute a perfect spreadsheet that worked flawlessly the first time.

By this time, the manager was totally dumb-founded! He looked at the dog and said, "I realize that you are a very intelligent dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I still can't give you the job."

The dog jumped down and went over to a copy of the sign and put his paw on the sentence about being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The manager said "Yes, but the sign also says that you have to be bilingual." The dog looked at that manager calmly and said, "Meow."

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Posted by Street Reporter at 12:24 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:27 PM EST
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tej Kohli's 7 Interview Questions That Makes Interviewers Flinch!
Mood:  cool
Topic: Interview Tips

Tej Kohli brings you the 7 interview questions that makes interviewers cringe and probably want to show you that exit door! Read on...

You're going for a job interview and you've probably prepared your answers to a variety of questions you think interviewer might ask, which is of course good! But have you spent equal time or even half of it considering the questions you want to ask your prospective employer? What you ask your interviewer reflects your interest in the job besides your work ethics. So, if you want to keep your interviewer from cringing, and possibly raising a question on your suitability for the job, try avoiding these seven fateful questions:

1. What does your company do?

While there is no doubt that interview is a two way communication process where both parties can know one another. Yet how can you establish that you are the “right” person for the job, when you don't even know about the nature of work of the company. Before going for an interview, make sure that you have some background about the company in question. Researching about the company is your homework, so don't waste interviewer's time by having him repeat what you could have learned from the company's website.

2. How much does the job pay?

Although this may be an answer you'd kill for, seeking this information at this stage can make you look like jumping the gun. This question not only sends a wrong message but also leaves a bad first impression on your potential employer. Its better to do some research and see what other similar jobs are fetching in the market. Or you could also leave this question to surface at the later stages in the interview process.

3. What are the working hours?

In today's competitive world, no company wants an employee that's a clock watcher. Asking this question may raise a question on your work ethic. Again, you may save this question to be asked in the later stages of job interview process.

4. How many sick leaves do I get?

Asking this question in your first interview will force your prospective employer to doubt your motivation or maybe your health. You'd be better off looking this up in the employee handbook later.

5. How much time do I get off?

Just like question 3 and 4, this question can make the interviewer wonder whether the applicant is more interested in escaping the work than contributing to it.

6. If I'm hired, when can I start applying for other internal openings?

What crosses the interviewer's mind up on hearing this question? Definitely not something good. This question leaves an impression that you're not interested in the job being offered, instead you just want an entry into the company. Of course, everyone has higher aspirations than the position he is applying for, but keep in mind that the company is looking for the ideal candidate for the present role, not the future.

7. Do you make background checks?

Why on earth would anybody on earth ask this question unless he or she has something to hide. But if you do, the interviewer would definitely show you the exit door.

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Posted by Street Reporter at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 22 September 2010 5:46 AM EDT
Friday, 3 September 2010
Part 5 of 50 common interview questions by Tej Kohli

Tej Kohli brings you the final series of 50 most common interview questions. 

41. If you were hiring a person for this job, what would you look for?

Be careful to mention traits that are needed and that you have.

42. Do you think you are overqualified for this position?

Regardless of your qualifications, state that you are very well qualified for the position.

43. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?

First, if you have experience that the interviewer does not know about, bring that up: Then, point out (if true) that you are a hard working quick learner.

44. What qualities do you look for in a boss?

Be generic and positive. Safe qualities are knowledgeable, a sense of humor, fair, loyal to subordinates and holder of high standards. All bosses think they have these traits.

45. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.

Pick a specific incident. Concentrate on your problem solving technique and not the dispute you settled.

46. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?

Be honest. If you are comfortable in different roles, point that out.

47. Describe your work ethic.

Emphasize benefits to the organization. Things like, determination to get the job done and work hard but enjoy your work are good.

48. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?

Be sure that you refer to something that was beyond your control. Show acceptance and no negative feelings.

49. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job.

Talk about having fun by accomplishing something for the organization.

50. Do you have any questions for me?

Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? are examples.

 And finally good luck!

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Posted by Street Reporter at 4:50 AM EDT
Friday, 27 August 2010
Part 4 of 50 common interview questions by Tej Kohli

Tej Kohli blog brings to you the Fourth part of our 50 important interview questions....

30. What has disappointed you about a job?

Don't get trivial or negative. Safe areas are few but can include:

Not enough of a challenge. You were laid off in a reduction Company did not win a contract, which would have given you more responsibility.

31. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.

You may say that you thrive under certain types of pressure. Give an example that relates to the type of position applied for.

32. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely?

Probably this one. Do not give fuel to the suspicion that you may want another job more than this one.

33. What motivates you to do your best on the job?

This is a personal trait that only you can say, but good examples are: Challenge, Achievement, Recognition

34. Are you willing to work overtime? Nights? Weekends?

This is up to you. Be totally honest.

35. How would you know you were successful on this job?

Several ways are good measures:

You set high standards for yourself and meet them. Your outcomes are a success.Your boss tell you that you are successful

36. Would you be willing to relocate if required?

You should be clear on this with your family prior to the interview if you think there is a chance it may come up. Do not say yes just to get the job if the real answer is no. This can create a lot of problems later on in your career. Be honest at this point and save yourself uture grief.

37. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own?

This is a straight loyalty and dedication question. Do not worry about the deep ethical and philosophical implications. Just say yes.

38. Describe your management style.

Try to avoid labels. Some of the more common labels, like progressive, salesman or consensus, can have several meanings or descriptions depending on which management expert you listen to. The situational style is safe, because it says you will manage according to the situation, instead of one size fits all.

39. What have you learned from mistakes on the job?

Here you have to come up with something or you strain credibility. Make it small, well intentioned mistake with a positive lesson learned. An example would be working too far ahead of colleagues on a project and thus throwing coordination off.

40. Do you have any blind spots?

Trick question. If you know about blind spots, they are no longer blind spots. Do not reveal any personal areas of concern here. Let them do their own discovery on your bad points. Do not hand it to them.

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Posted by Street Reporter at 6:18 AM EDT
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Part 3 of 50 common interview questions by Tej Kohli

Tej Kohli blog presents the third part of our 50 important interview questions....

21. What irritates you about co-workers?

This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you. A short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.

22. What is your greatest strength?

Numerous answers are good, just stay positive. A few good examples: Your ability to prioritize, Your problem-solving skills, Your ability to work under pressure, Your ability to focus on projects, Your professional expertise, Your leadership skills, Your positive attitude

23. Tell me about your dream job.

Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can't wait to get to work.

24. Why do you think you would do well at this job?

Give several reasons and include skills, experience and interest.

25. What are you looking for in a job?

See answer # 23

26. What kind of person would you refuse to work with?

Do not be trivial. It would take disloyalty to the organization, violence or lawbreaking to get you to object. Minor objections will label you as a whiner.

27. What is more important to you: the money or the work?

Money is always important, but the work is the most important. There is no better answer.

28. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?

There are numerous good possibilities:
Loyalty, Energy, Positive attitude, Leadership, Team player, Expertise, Initiative, Patience, Hard work, Creativity, Problem solver

29. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor.

Biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss, you may well below the interview right there. Stay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.

30. What has disappointed you about a job?

Don't get trivial or negative. Safe areas are few but can include:
Not enough of a challenge. You were laid off in a reduction Company did not win a contract, which would have given you more responsibility.

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Posted by Street Reporter at 6:06 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 25 August 2010 6:08 AM EDT
Friday, 13 August 2010
Part 2 of 50 common interview questions by Tej Kohli

Tej Kohli blog presents the second part of our 50 important interview questions. 

11. What kind of salary do you need?

This question is a nasty little game that you will probably lose if you answer first. It would be best not to answer this question. You may, instead say something like 'that's a tough question' or 'can you tell me the range for this opening? Or you can say 'it depends on my job responsibility' and then give a wide range.

12. Are you a team player?

You are, of course, a team player. Be sure to have examples ready. Specifics that show you often perform for the good of the team rather than for yourself are good evidence of your team attitude. Do not brag, just say it in a matter-of-fact tone. This is a key point.

13. How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

Specifics here are not good. Something like this should work: I'd like it to be a long time. Or As long as we both feel I'm doing a good job.

14. Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?

This is serious. Do not make light of it or in any way seem like you like to fire people. At the same time, you will do it when it is the right thing to do. When it comes to the organization versus the individual who has created a harmful situation, you will protect the organization. Remember firing is not the same as layoff or reduction in force.

15. What is your philosophy towards work?

The interviewer is not looking for a long or flowery dissertation here. Do you have strong feelings that the job gets done? Yes. That's the type of answer that works best here. Short and positive, showing a benefit to the organization.

16. If you had enough money to retire right now, would you?

Answer yes if you would. But since you need to work, this is the type of work you prefer. Do not say yes if you do not mean it.

17. Have you ever been asked to leave a position?

If you have not, say no. If you have, be honest, brief and avoid saying negative things about the people or organization involved.

18. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.

You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.

19. Why should we hire you?

Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not mention any other candidates to make a comparison.

20. Tell me about a suggestion you have made.

Have a good one ready. Be sure and use a suggestion that was accepted and was then considered successful. One related to the type of work applied for is a real plus.

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Posted by Street Reporter at 5:22 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 13 August 2010 5:32 AM EDT

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