“Leveraging India’s Human Capital”
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News Source: Moneylife   Title: Leveraging India’s Human Capital   We are already aware that there are millions of youth entering the job market every year. But is it the lack of jobs or the lack of skills that is making this a bumpy road for the youth?   A recent article published in www.moneylife.in […]

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How Well Do You Communicate?
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Effective communication seems simple, straightforward and effortless.   Then, how is it possible that each one of us goes through experiences of being misunderstood or misconstrued?     By evaluating the current efficacy of your communication skills, you can work towards sharpening various elements of this ‘must have’ skill.   Who said communication is just […]

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Is Less Experience Killing Your Chances of Getting a Job?
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You’re a graduate from the 2014 batch, but are not getting interview calls from any employer because they need experienced candidates?   It’s probably going to be more than 6 months without a job and your friends from other colleges are already earning salaries and buying the latest smartphones!   Yes, this is painful. But […]

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Budget 2015: National Skills Mission

“Budget 2015: Industry upbeat over National Skills Mission”   News source: The Economic Times   Budget 2015 has brought in more good news than bad. A recent article published in the Economic Times talks elaborately about the Indian government’s plans on investing in the National Skills Mission. This particular mission will be dedicated towards enhancing […]

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Paper Qualifications: losing relevance?

News source: www.establishment.com   Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong talks about making a shift from “paper qualifications” to actual work skills.   In his National Day Rally address last year, Mr. Loong talked about pushing all Singaporeans towards higher development and better employment. The government is putting its best foot forward in helping citizens […]

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“Top 5 in-demand IT skills in 2015”

News source: www.information-age.com With the recent Sony hacking scandal hitting newsstands worldwide, every company has taken up cyber-security seriously. It is definitely the hottest IT skill trending this season! The article published in information-age.com, talks about the growing need for companies to focus on digital technology as we walk into this New Year. It highlights […]

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Why is Hiring Such a Pain today? (Part I)
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Hiring can be a pain, especially for start-ups, small and medium enterprises. A typical hiring funnel would look something like this. One hopes that the 2 candidates hired are just the Right people to fit into the role. And one hopes, again, that you don’t end up firing the candidates within 3 months. Wrong Hires are […]

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B-School graduates face Placements Heat
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News Sources: Assocham Study ; The Economic Times “Most B-­‐school graduates unlikely to land plum jobs this year: Assocham study” This article, recently published in The Economic Times, talks about how Campus Hiring for management students, is seeing a drop of almost 40 to 50 percent, as per a recent study conducted by the Industry […]

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Layoffs make the Job Market tougher
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News Source: The Economic Times “Tapering growth forces companies to lay off staff, job market is likely to get much worse” Recently, this news was published in The Economic Times , which talks about how Reduced Growth in the Indian industry is forcing companies to lay off temporary and permanent staff and also slow down […]

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MOOCs – The changing face of Higher Education
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News Source: The Economist “The Attack of the MOOCs” Recently, this interesting article was published in the globally renowned magazine – The Economist , which talks about how the face of higher education is rapidly changing, with availability of Online Courses. Here’s an excerpt from the original article:- “Besides providing online courses to their own […]

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What are you doing: Dumb or Smart Job Hunting?
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Until around 2007, it was a lot simpler going after a job in the booming Indian market as compared to what it is today. The job market has grown since then, but also seen corrections at the same time. The number of graduates produced every year in India has increased significantly. The number of new […]

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