Superb Career Guidance Article

Superb Career Guidance Article

Folks,

Each fall, the Career Thought Leaders Consortium sponsors the Global Careers Brainstorming Day, when about a dozen groups of career professionals gather to discuss what's new and what's next in the world of career management, counseling, coaching and job hunting. The same structured sessions take place simultaneously in locations throughout the U.S., abroad and online. At the Boston gathering, there were about a dozen academic-based and government-funded career center professionals, independent career counselors, résumé writers and coaches.

A white paper that coalesces the insights from all the groups will be published in the first quarter of 2015. Until then, here are six main areas of insight drawn from the Boston session:

1. LinkedIn is essential, but it has limits. The group was unanimous that LinkedIn is key to almost all job searches. It allows a job seeker to present a personalized snapshot, in longer form than in a résumé.

Nonetheless, it remains intimidating to many, and some industries (such as financial services) are limited in their ability to share information.

"Your social media profile has to be not only about what you do, but how you do it. Stories can back up your claims," says Lynn Levy, a career consultant at REA Partners in Transition.

Still, many people who are currently working, but seeking to make a move, are unnecessarily afraid to make necessary changes and updates to their LinkedIn profiles. They fear that their boss or co-workers will note the changes and begin to suspect disloyalty.

Plus, Lily Chryssis, who supports MBA students at Babson College, observes that many of her international student clients from China and Latin America encounter significant language barriers. As Jane McHale, a leading personal brand coach, puts it: "LinkedIn needs a translation service."

Several group members think that down the line, there will be a backlash against LinkedIn's predominance in the job market and something else will emerge to provide competition.

2. It's increasingly important to post work samples online in order to be found and evaluated. If you are a "creative," such as a web designer, graphic artist, architect, photographer or performer, it pays to have your own website and use it to show portfolios of your work. Likewise, if you are a computer coder, it's important to use sites like Github to post examples of your work.

3. Employers are seeking relationships with students years ahead of hiring them. Many employers are drawing students into their orbit years before they're ready to hire them, whether through their employment portals on their websites, LinkedIn relationships or internship programs.

Rather than relying on a single interview, employers look at a person's growth over years. They identify potential top performers early on and build relationships with those students, so that they will become the employer of choice when the student is ready to enter into the employment pool.

4. Supply and demand still rule. When unemployment was high and quality job seekers were plentiful, employers had the luxury of defining very narrow targets that a candidate had to hit in order to be hired. Now that the economy is recovering and the rates of unemployment have decreased, companies need to loosen their requirements and become more reasonable. As this trend continues, employers will be more likely to seriously consider career changers with the appropriate skills than they have been in recent years.

5. Companies and employees are readjusting their mutual expectations. In the past, a person might expect that the vast majority of his (back then it was only "his") career would be at a single company, and he would look forward to a fully funded retirement. Smart employers and employees recognize that this is no longer the case and adapt to it from both sides. A feeling of self-fulfillment in a meaningful job has a much greater priority for younger generations. They typically don't expect to remain at a company more than three to five years.

Smart companies are interested in where their employees are going to end up and brand themselves that way. They will provide ever more opportunities for employees to experiment at different roles within the company and to gain experience that will enable them to move forward with their longer-term career objectives. While this is not yet the norm for most companies, the group of experts in Boston senses that a trend toward this corporate attitude will emerge in coming years.

6. The global employment landscape is changing. Louise Kursmark, one of the CTL leaders and organizers of Global Careers Brainstorming Day suggests that we need to change our vocabulary when talking about work. She argues that we shouldn't even use the term "permanent job" and instead talk about a "full-time job.".

If you are in the job-search mode today, here are a few key takeaways:

-- Make sure your LinkedIn profile is always up to date, and use it to tell your own unique story in an interesting and compelling fashion.

-- Understand that the nature of work is changing, and the mutual obligations of employers and employees are no longer what they used to be.

-- If you are interested in changing careers, make sure you acquire the skills and experience that will be relevant to what you want to do next. Opportunities to jump from one role to another will likely increase as the economy continues to improve.

-- Forget about trying to get a job or work in a company long-term. Understand that your résumé a decade from now will likely include multiple career moves. Be prepared to make those moves in a purposeful, thoughtful progression.

Happy hunting!

Arnie Fertig, MPA, is passionate about helping his Jobhuntercoach clients advance their careers by transforming frantic "I'll apply to anything" searches into focused hunts for "great fit" opportunities. He brings to each client the extensive knowledge he gained when working in HR staffing and managing his boutique recruiting firm. 


-Chief Administrative Officer.

TCS Aptitude "Maths Test 5" Answers

Folks,

With a very high risk, just for your future we are sharing the Answers of TCS Open Ignite Aptitude Test.

NOTE THIS VERY CAREFULLY:

1. Check the images very carefully.
2. Select the stated Test name alone for which the answers has been provided.
3. Do check the questions and the number given in the question for calculation, be careful.
4. You have enough 45mins to complete one test so the time of completion will be tracked so don't try to over-smart and finish the test sooner as you have answers, don't be foolish but be smart.
5. Purposely only few answers has been provided to help you crack the aptitude test, rest you try it by yourself - 40% help has been provided through this post.

FIRST SELECT MATHS TEST 5 under Test -> Take Test in top


Answer for 1:


Answer for 3:


Answer for 8:


Answer for 9:


Wait for another post which will contain the answers of Maths Test 1.

Download BCA Android App

Stay tuned!

-Chief Administrative Officer.

TCS notification regarding Interview

Folks,

The earlier you complete the TCS Open Ignite's Open Challenge, the better your chances of gaining the an interview opportunity.

TCS Notification regarding the Interview.


-Chief Administrative Officer.
Very Important TCS Interview Info

Very Important TCS Interview Info

Folks,

This is to inform you that you hvae to mandatorily complete your TCS Open Ignite Profile:

1. Portfolio to 100%
2. Watch 4 Lessons
3. 3 Aptitude Test
4. 2 Project (Open Challenge)

Those who have completed the above said alone will be short-listed and be invited for the Interview. Many of you would have received a phone call from TCS Staffs intimating the same.

Note:
1. The last date to complete the above said is 30th November, 2014.
2. Project (Open Challenge) must be done is a team of maximum of 5 members.
3. THe Interview is for Technical.

Information provided by the Student Ambassador for Placement.

-Chief Administrative Officer.
The Highest-Paying Programming Languages

The Highest-Paying Programming Languages

Folks,

Computer programming has quickly become one of the most lucrative industries in the US.
The average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000.

But there are some languages and skill sets that are more valuable than others, and Quartz has compiled some data to break down these differences.

Quartz's Max Nisen pulled out some figures on the most valuable programming languages based on a larger study from the Brookings Institution that was published in July.

Based on that data, here are programming languages listed next to their average annual salary from lowest to highest:

12. PERL - $82,513
11. SQL - $85,511
10. Visual Basic - $85,962
9. C# - $89,074
8. R- $90,055
7. C - 90,134
6. JavaScript - $91,461
5. C++ - $93,502
4. JAVA - $94,908
3. Python - $100,717
2. Objective C - $108,225
1. Ruby on Rails - $109,460

While some of these coding languages can help you earn $100,000, train to become a Salesforce architect if you want one of the highest-paying jobs in tech.

According to data from IT recruiting firm Mondo that was published in March, Salesforce Architects can earn between $180,000 and $200,000.

Note: Programmer's salary is not based on language but the skills, that one acquires over the time period by solving challenging brain teasing logical problems or some of the most complex system architecture problems. There are data analyst's who earn $120K+ using statistical language like R, along with python and java. It all depends upon the domain area you chose, right now big data is one of the most promising field for earning big bucks.

-Chief Administrative Officer.
TCS Interview Confirmed

TCS Interview Confirmed

Folks,

This is to inform you that 30th November 2014 is the last date to submit the Open Challenge Project on Open Ignite of TCS through which you will get recruited in the upcoming Mass Off-Campus Drive in Chennai for the Arts and Science Graduates expected to be held on Jan / Feb, based on the information available on TCS's Open Ignite Website.

Prepare for Aptitude using the below links (Awesome):

-Chief Administrative Officer.
6th Semester Important Information

6th Semester Important Information

Folks,

It's time to prepare for your final semester and more over the most important is your Mini-Project and also for the Higher Studies (MCA / M.Sc. (Computer Science / Information Security and Cyber Forensics [Hacking] / Information Technology) / MS) or Career (If you choose to go for a Job).

Remember this time you cannot escape from Mini Project as you have to do it in our college lab itself so do not dream of purchasing the project!

Now it's time to decide on which technology you are going to do your project and start learning the same.


Friends, decide your project topic very carefully and the technology as this plays a major role for your job as well.

Click on the following links to read our previous PROJECT GUIDANCE TIPS which helped most of our seniors too!



-Chief Administrative Officer.
Job Fair in Chennai

Job Fair in Chennai

Folks,

The PERI Institute of Technology is conducting Off- Campus Drive- BPO Drive- on 22nd Nov 2014 - Saturday starting from 8.30 am at the following Venue;

PERI Institute Technology,
No 1, Near West Tambaram, 
Mannivakkam, Chennai - 600 048.

All Engineering, MBA, MCA, Arts & Science, Life Science (2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 batches) are welcome.

Walk-in registration will open at 8.30 AM and close by 10 AM.

Tech Mahindra- BPO, Solaritis- BPO, Sundaram BPO Pvt Ltd are a few companies participating. Do not miss this great opportunity for a fulfilling career with the best companies! 

Please send your updated CV to resumes@peri.ac.in with Subject as "BPO DRIVE"

For more details please visit http://www.periit.com/campusdrivenov22 / http://www.periit.com



-Chief Administrative Officer.
VB Important Questions for Semester

VB Important Questions for Semester

Folks,

As many of your are waiting for some Frequently Asked Questions for VB. I regret that we could get the questions but here is the idea and few questions just for you.

2 Marks:

Study all the units and concentrate.
Let the priority be on the Controls and its properties in Unit 2 and 3 - atleast 3 questions can come related to controls.
From Unit 1 and 5 atleast 4 questions will come.
Rest can be from anywhere with respect to the syllabus.

5 Marks:

Study Unit 1, 2 and 3 - atleast 3 Questions Guaranteed, if lucky you might get 1 more question!
Concentrate on Unit 2 and 3 as it contains more number of controls!
Also learn Unit 4 as it contains Arrays and Functions - questions can be asked from this also.
In Unit 5 - File System Controls, File System Objects and Testing and Debugging may be asked.

10 Marks:

IDE - Unit 1
Fundamental data types in VB
Control Structure - Unit 4
Arrays and Control Arrays - Unit 4
Functions - Unit 4
MDI Form - Unit 4


If you study first 3 Units thoroughly and write well in exam, you can score 60% to 65% marks, we hope so!

-Chief Administrative Officer.
Wanted Admin for BCA Website

Wanted Admin for BCA Website

Folks,

Be a part of the "Awesome" Brand!

Applications are invited for the post of Administrator for the BCA Website ( http://bca-tnc.blogspot.in from the 2nd Year Students of our department.

An exclusive opportunity to get hands on Industry Experience!!

No. of Admins required - 3 (Three Only).

Prerequisite:

1. Good command over English is a must.
2. Should be eager to learn and be a part of the serving team of our BCA Website - http://bca-tnc.blogspot.in
3. Must be using WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and other social media will be an added advantage.
4. Should have a computer and internet to write articles and post on our department's website.
5. Strong willingness to be a part of the Chief Administrative Officer.

Role:

1. To collect information about the future happenings in our college and department from the Teaching and Non-Teaching Staffs before the Circular arrives.
2. To write articles that targets Student's Interest and invites their visit to the BCA Website - Article should be innovate, useful for students and be a part of the "Awesome" posts.
3. To send SMS to your friends circle via Personal Message, WhatsApp and sharing link on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and other social media.
4. To lead the students to the right path.

What you get?

1. Get paid at the end of your service (in your final semester).
2. Rights to add in your resume that you have served as the Administrator for your department's website.
3. Meet industry people and discuss get Career Guidance and write articles on the same for our Department's Website - http://bca-tnc.blogspot.in
4. Meet the Techies and get hands on knowledge and explode your talent.
5. Assistance for your personal website or blogs.
6. Hands on training on content writing that target your audience.
7. Training on Android App Development shall be provided.
8. Assistance for your Studies and getting job and other exciting and unimaginable stuffs!


Send us your application with before 07 / 12 / 2014 (Sunday)

1. Name
2. Registration Number
3. Mobile Number
4. E-Mail ID

To - interact2innovate@yahoo.com


-Chief Administrative Officer.
Java Important Questions for Semester

Java Important Questions for Semester

Folks,

You are reminded that last year more number of failures were in Java! So you are highly advised to understand and study the concepts as this will help you for your career and to crack down the Campus Interview. All the best.

2 Marks:

Define OOPS
What is Thread
What are abstract classes
What is the difference between finalize() and Garbage Collector
What is an Applet
Define AWT
What are the static data members
What is custom exception handling
What is the use of super keyword
What is synchronization
Define Encapsulation
What are literals
List down the data types in Java
How to create objects? Give an example
Define Method overloading
What do we declare a method or class abstract
Write a note on "this" keyword
Explain about static member
Explain the use of "final" keyword
Explain about "super" keyword
What do you mean by dead lock
What are the methods in Thread class
Write a note on "throw" keyword
Explain about paint()
What do you mean by a class
What is an object
What is JDK
What do you mean by JVM. Explain.

5 Marks:

Write about the features of Java
Write a Java program to illustrate the use of constructors
Write short notes on method overloading
Briefly explain about abstract class
Write about the method overriding with example
Explain briefly about the evolution of Java language
What is a constructor. Explain it with an example
Explain about the method overriding
Explain about the various in built exception handling classes
Explain about the util package
Explain about various access specifiers used in Java
What is AWT. Explain it with an example
Explain about static data members and static methods
Briefly explain about Interface
Briefly explain custom exception
Explain about InputStream and OutputStream classes
Explain about Reader and Writer classes
Explain the structure of a Java program
List out / what are the Characteristics of Java
Explain the various Java class libraries.

10 Marks:

Explain the  control statements with an example
Explain the concept of inheritance in Java with an example
Explain the features of Java
Explain about inheritance in detail with example
Explain the lifecycle of an applet with an example
What is a package. Explain it with example
Explain about various AWT classes used in Java
How to create and run Threads. Explain it with example.
Explain OOPS in detail.

Note:

1. The above listed questions are from the previous examinations.
2. The C.A.O. takes no responsibility if the above listed questions are not repeated.

-Chief Administrative Officer.
Microsoft Interview

Microsoft Interview

Folks,

Interview tips by Microsoft Inc.

Overview

Get an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for an interview at Microsoft.

You'll meet your potential co-workers, mentors, and managers.

This could be from multiple product groups based on the interests you shared in your resume submission and during your initial interview.

We’ll ask questions to help us get to know you.

The specific questions we ask will depend on the position you’re applying for, but all our questions are intended to help us see your capabilities and potential to grow. Generally, we look for a strong desire to learn, high intelligence, a passion for technology, willingness to work hard, rock-solid skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and of course, a desire to be the best!

You'll have a chance to look around.

We'll make sure you have time to see the campus and surrounding community to get a feel for the area that may soon become your home.

Come well-rested.

You’ll typically meet for up to an hour each with three to six people during your interviews, and it’s important to be alert and mentally prepared.

Dress comfortably.

Chances are, your interviewer will be wearing the attire in which he or she feels most comfortable working. For suggestions on appropriate dress for your interview, check with your recruiter.

Relax and be yourself.

Genuine enthusiasm and a positive attitude can help you make a good impression.

Be honest.

Speak honestly and accurately about your experience and qualifications. Keep in mind, exaggeration or embellishing is a form of dishonesty.

Do your research.

The most successful candidate have more than a surface understanding of our company and businesses, industry trends, the position for which they are interviewing, the product(s) they’d be working on, and the market for those products.

Ask questions.

Thoughtful questions demonstrate your level of understanding, your interest, and your passions, so don't hold back.

Show your thinking.

Be prepared to verbalize how you came up with the answer or solution to a technical issue, design question, or problem-solving puzzle. We're interested in more than just your answers—we want to know how your mind works, how you come up with solutions, and whether you can clearly explain your thinking process.

Demonstrate your knowledge of the field.

For example, if you’re interviewing for a core technical position—Software Development Engineer (SDE), Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET), or Program Manager (PM):

During your interview, we’ll ask you to write code. We love to ask questions related to linked lists, arrays, pointers, and such.

If you’re applying for an SDET position, we'll want to know how you’d build an application and then break it through testing. So expect some questions about how you'd go about testing various software designs.

Great PMs have a strong customer focus, creativity, and design skills. Be prepared to answer questions to illustrate yours, such as: What constitutes good design? What technical issues are involved? How would you make sure a design reflects customer needs? How would you improve on an existing design?

Get to know us.

Remember, your interview is an opportunity for you to get to know us, and for us to get to know you. Relax. Ask questions. Listen. Learn. This could be the beginning of a remarkable journey. Good luck!

What is the Microsoft interview process like?

Our interview process typically begins with a phone screen from one of our recruiters. This is sometimes followed by a conversation with a member of the hiring team (we call this a tech screen). The phone screen tends to focus on your experience and interests, while the tech screen is often more technical or skills-based.

Following your phone and tech screens, you may be invited for final interviews either at Microsoft or at a location near you. During these interviews—which last about 45 minutes each—you’ll typically meet one-on-one with three to six interviewers, who might be peers or managers, over the course of a day. We like to reach a decision on applicants within five businesses days, but your recruiter will let you know more specifically when you can expect to hear the result.

The interview process differs slightly for college students since we often conduct on-campus interviews.

What is you’re acceptance rate?

We typically interview three to five finalists per position. Many groups conduct an electronic-screen or phone interview to get to our final list.
-Chief Administrative Officer.
TCS Interview Notification

TCS Interview Notification

Folks,

As earlier informed, TCS will be conducting Interview in the month of Jan / Feb 2015.

Greetings from TCS Ignite!

We hope you have been enjoying the learning experience in TCS Open Ignite. We are glad to observe that you have made progress with completing the minimum stipulated participation requirements. As you are aware we are planning to shortlist candidates for our next hiring stage by month end.

Based on your overall profile and participation we believe that you are one of the stronger aspirants for a TCS career. We encourage you to complete:

1. Two aptitude tests
2. Two Video
3. 100% Portfolio
4. Two challenges

So that you do not miss out on being considered for the next stage. The deadline is November 30, 2014 but an earlier completion could earn you a call much earlier.

All the Best!
Team Ignite

-Chief Administrative Officer.

.Net 2015 becomes Open Source & Cross-platform

Folks,

Here is a good news for those who feel Java is though and .Net is easy, well it is not so!

Microsoft has announced that .Net 2015 as an Open Source and Cross-platform.

-Chief Administrative Officer.
Free Unlimited Books for IT Students

Free Unlimited Books for IT Students

Folks,

Here is a lost of 14 Websites that offer Free E-Books!

1. FreeBookSpot: This website contains over 4,000 free ebooks in 96 different categories ranging from engineering to fiction.

2. 4eBooks: This website has a pretty big collection of free ebooks on computer science.

3. Free-eBooks: This website can be used to download a number of free ebooks. They require registration though, which can be done for free.

4. ManyBooks: This website has over 20,000 free ebooks, which can be accessed from your iPad or ebook readers.

5. GetFreeEBooks: As the name suggests, this website contains a library of free ebooks, which can be downloaded by you.

6. FreeComputerBooks: This website contains 12 categories, which are further sub-divided into 150 different categories, all containing books on computers.

7. FreeTechBooks: This website contains books on computer science, engineering and other things to do with technology.

8. Scribd: This is like the GitHub for free ebooks. This allows online document sharing in Word, PDF and other formats.

9. KnowFree: Along with free ebooks, this website also contains video training and other materials.

10. OnlineFreeEBooks: Automotive Ebooks, Business Ebooks, Engineering Ebooks, Gadget Ebooks, Hardware Ebooks, Health & Medical Ebooks, Hobbies Ebooks, Programming & Technology Ebooks, Sport & Martial Art Ebooks. These are the nine categories that this website hosts.

11. MemoWare: This website has a number of ebooks, which have been optimised to be read on handheld devices.

12. OnlineComputerBooks: This website has free ebooks on computers and many other topics.

13. SnipFiles: This website has a number of free ebooks along with free software that you can download.

14. Bookyards: This website contains books, education materials and other content.

-Chief Administrative Officer.
Free Spoken English Classes

Free Spoken English Classes

Folks,

As a friend, I request you all to concentrate on the Campus Drives seriously and a part of it here goes my another post.

Those who feel uncomfortable in Speaking English are highly advised to do through this 67 Spoken English Tutorial by Let's Talk for Free

Those 67 Spoken English Tutorials are Videos of about 2 to 4 mins each that varies.

-Chief Administrative Officer.
Tech Mahindra Campus Interview

Tech Mahindra Campus Interview

Folks,

TechMahindra is expected to come for the Campus Drive for Technical Recruitment on December 10th, 2014, probably, and you are highly recommended to concentrate on the following as well apart from the Technical Skills which is directly proportional to an individual.

Concentrate on Employability Skills (Soft Skills):

1. Communication Skills
2. Body Language Skills
3. Power Dressing
4. Public Speaking
5. Presentation Skill
6. Time and Stress Management
7. Negotiation Skill
8. E-Mail and Telephone Etiquettes

-Chief Administrative Officer.
Mastering Google - Success Story of BCA Website

Mastering Google - Success Story of BCA Website

Folks,

There was a big question how the C.A.O. was able to provide better contents on this website for the students and how the C.A.O. is able to top on the list on Alexa's India Rank against Engineering Blogs!

Know the secret of the C.A.O.'s success with his International Certification with Google Inc.

Undergo the Free Live Recorded Webinar Training of Google to inculcate your own searching skills on Google.


-Chief Administrative Officer.
New College Students can create WhatsApp

New College Students can create WhatsApp

Folks,

Hyderabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Indians have it in their DNA to build the next WhatsApp for the world, a top company official said here Tuesday.

"While Indians, thanks to their propensity for hard work and great ideas, have this DNA in them naturally, what is missing is the ecosystem to leverage it," said Neeraj Arora, vice president for business development at WhatsApp, the world's most successful mobile messenger service.

Arora, an alumnus of the Indian School of Business (ISB), was interacting with his juniors and peers at the ISB campus here Tuesday.

Recounting his experience at ISB as a student of the class of 2006, he said ISB was a great place to experience the ecosystem at home.

The biggest thing for him was the world class faculty at ISB and the diverse quality of the class - both provided him a global perspective with a mix of emerging markets approach.

Talking about his M&A negotiation experience at Google and at WhatsApp, Arora said he could implement what he had picked up at ISB.

"At Google, I was able to use what I learnt in the Negotiation Analysis course at ISB", he added.

Arora played a key role in closing the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook earlier this year.

After finishing the Postgraduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the ISB, he worked at IndiaTimes and Google before joining WhatsApp in 2011.

Post Courtesy.

-Chief Administrative Officer.