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IT Job in Product or Service based Company

I would pick a product based company any day. Why? Because,


Package - ₹3L in service companies or ₹10L - ₹40L in product companies? Is this some joke?

Work - Product companies pride in their pure development work. What can service companies offer me? Maintenance work? Boring!

Hierarchy - I don’t want a 10+ level hierarchy above me. Product companies have a flat hierarchy and moreover, managers treats you like an equal.

Exposure - Service companies hire tens of thousands of candidates every year. And a majority of them can’t even code well (no offense). Not a thriving environment is it? Product companies hire only the best and I prefer working with the best.

Career - Product companies offer shortcuts into my future. Working in a product company literally brings recruiters to me. What can service companies offer me? A 1 - 2 year service bond? No thanks!

Amenities - Product companies pamper us with free food, parties, gym, cabs, bonuses, vacations. No dress code either! And service companies? Refer us to sim card companies!

The change of your life starts tonight

After work, is what determines your future! Spend one hour per day doing these 5 things and your life will change forever!


You finish work at 6 pm, go to bed at 12 midnight.

Within these six hours, how do you spend them?

Watching TV?

In fact, the activities you do between 6 am and 12 midnight, the importance of it is beyond your imagination.

Too many people believe that, your career is determined by the 8 hours of hard work and effort you put at work, and your future and career progression depend on the boss and the company.

But the reality is that for most people, this thing, you are on your own…..

Read on…

“Cultivation”, it’s forever dependent by yourself.

If you found yourself not progressing in life, you cannot blame and put the responsibility on your company for not grooming you. 

1. What you do every night is important

My major in college was marketing, but I expect to become a designer.

So I practiced day and night,

picking up some freelance work to improve my design skills.

It took me a long time.

When I became a boss, I no longer need to involve myself in design work,

So I went back to the Marketing field.

Every day, when my children are sleeping,

I began learning to gain more knowledge, this again took me a long time,

But I begin to realise my returns. 

If I rely on my working hours to gain skills, then I will never have become a creative director and a product manager, or like today, teaching MBA students on Marketing.

What I rely on, is myself giving myself “lessons”.

And the most successful people I knew, walked the same path as I am.

I have a friend who is a History graduate, but he is interested in technical sales,

In the day, he does telemarketing, at night he learns how to code,

Finally, he became the vice president of sales in a startup company.

Now, he’s a CTO.

I have another friend, he received a degree in political science.

But he’s very interested in entrepreneurship. He learnt a lot of knowledge on how to start up a company, eventually, he founded a company and sold it,

Now he has reaped the rewards.

For them, what they do between 6 pm till 12 midnight, is what determined their future.

Clearly, we need to balance life and work.

If you have a wife and children, every night, you have to stay with them.

Even if you are single, you also need a reasonable allocation of time to go to the gym, to meet with friends, or be alone to meditate and so on.

Of course, watching movies, playing games is good.

But there are things you do not need to do.

For example, watching the new season of a Netflix drama, 14 hours per week watching television (This is the average amount of time watching television).

The time spent playing the game Candy Crush.

Or spending time stalking your high school alumni on Facebook, it does not seem to be good.

So what should you do?

2. Read more, anything will do!

My college mentor was born in Alabama,

A poor African family.

He was admitted to West Point Military Academy, and he became the first person in the family to go college.

Before going to Havard for his MBA, he’s a trained officer.

When I met him, he has already developed his career in the city of Colorado Springs.

I asked him, what’s his biggest success?

He replied, because he kept the habit of reading, and he never stopped.

He believed that if you want to get what you want in life, knowledge is the key.

He often asked his interviewees what book are they reading now, the excellent ones can give an answer immediately.

Reading can give you a good headstart, this is often what your peers cannot obtain. Compared to others, you are more likely to know other industries strategies and tactics,

and that may be helpful to your company.
You can transfer your knowledge within the organization, create new possibilities for your company. Moreover, your conversation topics will become more interesting.

Anthony Robbins said:

“If you spend one hour a day to learn about a topic, a year later, in this regard, the knowledge you gain will be more than 99.999% of the world’s people.”

Even if you have 30 minutes every night, each week you can easily read a book. You may not be an expert, but I promise, you’ll know more than what your peers know.

3. Do some projects

You can apply the knowledge learnt to real work scenario, this is only an ideal state.

If your company did not give you this opportunity, create opportunities for yourself.

You can do some volunteer projects. They can bring you fame. Working with a team, you’ll understand how things work.

In the practical application of the industry, and how it ultimately affect actual customers. You’ll learn how to perform the task and meet deadlines, and get feedbacks on what you are doing, and benefit from it.

When you are not strong enough, these experience may not have any value to you.

But you are still a novice. These experiences are far more valuable than the miserable pay you are getting. If you can really convince others of your pockets of fruits of labour, Then go try it. But do not let these private jobs affect your work.

4. Actively build your connections

In your career path, a strong network of connections will make everything accelerate.

If you have not set up your own personal connections, you’ll need to divide a portion of your time to do this.

A strong network of relationships, can enable you:

contact smart friends, and learn their opinions get information and knowledge that are difficult to obtain help the company look for more potential partners or income generating opportunities
Go get to know your work colleague or boss. 

If you are an entrepreneur, your network connections will be your early customers, your staffs are a source of capital rather than go home, or going to a bar, you should find some inner circles.

There are many small groups which are highly relevant to your career.

You should try to integrate into these circles.

Every week, you can drink coffee together with new friends, go drinking or have breakfast.

You can also look into everyone’s career developments on LinkedIn.

And establish a network with mentors in those professional industries.

They may be your next job employer, who knows?

Your connections will be your most powerful asset in the workplace.

Since you have time to watch “The Voice of China”, you have time to build a social network.


5. The CHANGE of your LIFE starts TONIGHT

6 pm to 12 am, you go home, though physically and mentally tired, you are free to do anything and do not have to take orders from others.

During this time, you can switch off like switching off your computer at your workplace, switch off your brain.

But you can also do something, make you smarter, stronger, have a wider network of people.

From the start tonight, take an hour a day to do these things,

I guarantee that after a year, your career, and life will change.

Tips on how to learn

Six etiquettes of learning:


1. Remaining quiet and listening attentively.
2. Asking questions in a good manner.
3. Understanding the concept well.
4. Memorizing.
5. Teaching.
6. Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.

Sharpen your skills


A very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant and he got it.

The woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he supposed to work.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees.

Boss: Congratulations! Go on with it!
Woodcutter: Yes Boss! I will work harder!

The woodcutter tried harder next day, but he could only 15 trees.

The third day, he tried even harder, but he could only bring 10 trees.

Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

The woodcutter went to the boss and apologized. He said that "I must be losing my strength!".

Boss: "When was the last time you sharpened your axe?".

Woodcutter: Sharpen? I had no time sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees...".

Nowadays, everyone is busier than ever.

But we should not forget to spend time to relax, learn and grow.

Otherwise, we would lose our effectiveness and waste our potential.

Courtesy LifeHacker

Do not get pulled down by others opinion or view


28 year old Saumya Gupta had dreamt of flying ever since she was a toddler. She attended her nursery interview with an aeroplane in her hand! After her 12th grade, she went to the U.S of A to do her pilot’s training course and returned to India with aspirations of flying with a commercial airline. This was in 2008 when due to recession, many jobs were lost and recruitment in the airline industry was rather slow. The aviation sector was undergoing a slowdown and getting a  job there was a challenge. Saumya shares “I was without a job for almost 15 months. It was a major setback for me mentally as the outside world didn’t understand that aviation was undergoing a slowdown and most people believed there was a problem with me as a person or perhaps I was incompetent. My parents were worried as a lot had been invested in my pilot training course & I was still sitting at home”. After staying at home for a year, leading the teenager party life, her parents told Saumya that she had to support herself.

Saumya says “Where ever I applied, I was rejected as I was not even a graduate since I had done my pilot’s training course after 12th grade. I took up a job at Talwalkars Gym as a receptionist for Rs.5000/- but couldn’t do it for more than 7 days. I let that go & decided to join a call center where the salary was Rs.20000. I had no other option and was happy that finally I got a decent job”. The call center job wasn’t easy & was nowhere close to what Saumya had dreamt of or aspired for. Working at odd hours in the night and sleeping during the day, against the normal body clock, started taking a  toll on her. Saumya says “I was really fed up. I asked my parents if I could get a few garments & sell from home. They immediately agreed & supported my idea. I then bought 30 garments from a garments exporter and set up a small exhibition in my tiny bedroom at home. The clothes were displayed on the bed. We were sold out before the announced date of the exhibition. Many people used to like my personal choice of clothes and style & were looking forward to the clothes I would be selling. They came on early and the stocks were sold out”!  Saumya  was ready again to get the batch of the next lot of 45 clothes. In the meanwhile, she continued taking calls at night & sold clothes during the day. She needed the capital flowing and hence continued with her job. The next exhibition too was successful and her clothes were sold out completely yet again! Customers started requesting her for customisation. She then started stocking  few garments in small boutiques across many cities and started selling under the label “Ten on Ten”. Her label became very popular on Facebook and her business idea gathered momentum.  When she found some stability in her business and revenues started flowing in, Saumya quit the call center job after a year and registered her company in 2011.


Saumya’s mother was browsing on Facebook where she stumbled upon an advertisement by Fashion & You.  She shared the same with Saumya and they decided to write to them. Saumya says “We were completely stuck as we had no professional shoot & not even a professional camera, neither a computer. We used my dad’s laptop at night as during the day my dad used it. Luckily for me, a friend who was learning photography wanted to shoot, & my elder sister helped me connect with a friend who was a model & didn’t care about the payment. My mother & I also stood outside colleges & targetted pretty looking girls requesting them to model against a barter offer of dresses from us. Many looked upon us as creeps but one of them actually accepted our offer. We also gave them their pictures for their Facebook profile picture. We did our shoot & sent these images to Fashion & You. Our clothes were appreciated & liked. We were onboarded almost instantly. The response was fantastic and we sold for almost Rs.1,80,000/-. We never looked back after this”.

Saumya set up her own manufacturing unit in Mumbai in October, 2013 and invested in second hand machinery initially and later bought new ones; all with her own funds and without any loan. She adds ”I worked from home all these years like a miser and moved to an office just 3 years ago”.

Ten On Ten has achieved a stupendous growth and now closes almost 8500 orders per month & manufactures for multi-brand lifestyle stores as well. Saumya adds “In future we wish to go omni-channel & may be even get a round of funding. We are growing very fast at almost 10 times every year”. Their revenues are close to Rs.12 crores annually!

Challenges.

Saumya’s journey was not free of many other challenges. She informs" The biggest challenge I faced was getting the capital rolling. I was way too young to even get a loan. I was 20 years old but one needs to be 23 years at least for a loan. But I had all the support from my parents who were extremely supportive & didn’t care about the change in my career". Saumya was also fortunate that her parents showered her with ample knowledge and gave her direction as they too were from the garment industry. Her parents had spent a huge amount of money on her pilot training and Saumya too felt she needed to do something. Saumya says “The hardest part was when people started saying that I was never serious about my flying and that’s why I did not succeed though I had got my pilot’s licence at 19. However, these constant taunts by people pushed me to work harder and prove them wrong”.

Advice.

Saumya advises “I would like to tell people who are jobless due to any reason that there are many opportunities out there; you just need to find what you are good at! Pursue something in that field. You will find happiness in it every single day. You will automatically grow. Don’t get pulled down by other people’s opinions or views. There will be difficult days and these will be long and often. But they  will teach you the meaning of the good days. It’s a balance of both, just keep sailing. What’s gone behind, let it go,else the extra baggage will sink your ship. Keep your head high and have faith. Nothing lasts forever”.

Images Courtesy: Ten On Ten Clothing.

Post Courtesy: Yahoo!

Business Development Officer in Chennai

Wanted Business Development Officer with excellent communication skills and innovative marketing strategies.


Company Profile: It is a leading provider of smart technologies that focuses on providing innovative solutions 

combining sensors, wireless, embedded and computing systems for manufacturing, retail, healthcare, security, and logistics industries.

Note: Marketing is a commitment, not a campaign.

Job Title: Business Development Officer.

Responsibilities: Identifying list of potential clients, sending proposal, give presentations to clients, following and sealing the deal.

No. Of Positions: 03.
Qualification: B.Com. / BBA
Experience: 0 to 2yrs experience.
Location: Anna Nagar, Chennai
Last date to apply: 21/05/2016.

Send your resume to mohammedahmed_f@yahoo.com

Mohammed Ahmed F

CTS Hiring in Chennai, Delhi, Pune, Mum, Hyd & Australia

Dear Reader,

Cognizant is hiring for various positions for IT and Non-IT across the country. Please forward your resume irrespective of your qualification, area of specialization and expertise.


From freshers to experienced (15yrs+ also), please forward your resume to SheikZubair.N@cognizant.com

For referral, please contact Mr. Sheik Zubair - +918680821553

Mohammed Ahmed F, Chief Administrative Officer, http://bca-tnc.blogspot.in

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TANCET 2016 Application and Exam Schedule

Dear Reader,

This year, Anna University is inviting applications for TANCET for MCA & MBA via online only.


Note: TANCET for MCA is different from TANCET for MBA.

Click hereIf you want to know the difference between MCA & MBA.

Last date for Registration of Application - 17.05.2016

Application related:

1. Application Guideline
2. Application Information & Instruction
3. Examination Syllabi
4. Applicant Eligibility




Schedule of Entrance Test

Programme Date Time
M.C.A 11.06.2016 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon
M.B.A 11.06.2016 02.30 p.m to 04.30 p.m
M.E./M.Tech./
M.Arch./M.Plan 12.06.2016 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon

For preparation: Sakthi Publications TANCET for MCA - past questions solved if sufficient enough for preparation.

Admission into Anna University's Main Campus - College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai.


1. Score high in TANCET.
2. Have minimum 60% overall in your UG
3. Mandatorily you have to have studied Mathematics in UG level.
4. Select Anna University in Counselling after your results are declared and venue for the same is finalized.
5. Only 60 seats for Full-time and about 50 in Self-supporting. in AU's Main Campus.

-Mohammed Ahmed F, Chief Administrative Officer / The New College (Autonomous) Alumni / Student of College of Engineering, Anna University Main Campus, Guindy, Chennai.

Opening for Android Developer in Chennai

Urgent Requirement for Android Developers

Desired Candidate Profile

Proficient with Android Studio.


Proficient with cloud message APIs and push notifications, Google Maps, Payment Gateway Integrations.

Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect Android applications to back-end services

Understanding of Apples design principles and interface guidelines 

Experience with performance and memory tuning with tools {such as Instruments and Shark, depending on project needs}

Knack for benchmarking and optimization 

Have published Four or more Android apps in the Play store

Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends, and emerging technologies

Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.

Good Knowledge of Php/MySQL, Web Development.

Interested Candidate mail CV to jobsatdreamz@gmail.com