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‘Can you tell me something about yourself?’ Focus on who you are as a person briefly with quick references to your family background. File photo.
The Hindu ‘Can you tell me something about yourself?’ Focus on who you are as a person briefly with quick references to your family background. File photo.

Cracking the job interview

While applicants are comfortable with written tests, it’s the personal interview part that puts them off. A list of dos and don’ts to tackle the latter. »
VIT Chancellor G. Viswanathan and VIT vice-president G.V. Selvam display the banner showing the total offers by slot-1 companies on the VIT campus in Vellore on Saturday

Record number of VIT students makes it to top IT firms

Slot-1 IT companies — Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro Technology and Accenture — have offered jobs to 5,828 students of the VIT University, Vellore, during the campus interviews held this year for the 2... »

Have open mind, keep learning

Does being proficient in a foreign language add value to my CV when I look for opportunities abroad?Sadhve AyyarYes, it will definitely help. Knowing a foreign language is alwa... »
September 14, 2014

The pros and cons of the CSAT controversy

The Civil Services preliminary examination 2014 has concluded. The new scheme involving the Aptitude Test CSAT, has been alternately criticised fiercely and defended equally. From 2011, i... »
September 10, 2014

Beginnings of learning

Every year in July-August, the corporate world is ready to provide a red carpet welcome to the MBAs. These MBA (PGDBA, PGDHRM, MMS…) students having completed two years of professional... »
More than college placements, internships help with job opportunities.
September 7, 2014

The business of internships

The term internship was unheard of until a few years ago. But now, the face of education has changed so much that many city colleges have made them compulsory on the path to earning a degree. For... »
NEW DELHI, September 3, 2014

Rs.6 lakh average annual salary for SRCC students

Shri Ram College of Commerce, the toughest undergraduate college to get into at Delhi University, has already begun the first phase of its placements for this academic year with an annual package... »
August 31, 2014

Web development workshop

The Byte Story is organising a one-day technical workshop on ‘How to build your own website without coding’ on September 7 at Quality Inn Sabari at T.Nagar, Chennai. The workshop is open... »
University of Saskatchewan building
August 31, 2014

Canada calling

With a majority of local students opting to pursue work after completing their graduation, Universities in Canada are looking towards international students in postgraduate and doctoral studies to... »
August 31, 2014

Internships

Illustrator at Mark of Genius

Category: Graphic design/Art work/ Illustrator Eligibility: Any college student Stipend: Rs. 3,000 per week <... »
August 31, 2014

MOOCs from the IITs

NPTEL, a project of IITs and IISc, funded by the Human Resources Development ministry, recently launched the NPTEL Online Certification (NOC) portal with the support of Google and NASSCOM. On this... »
Sai Subramanian, editor of the monthly journal of the Tamil Nadu Foodgrains Merchant Association speaks at the 'Young Journalist Meet' here on Tuesday. Photo: G Moorthy
MADURAI, August 27, 2014

Students explore journalism as a career option

For more than 80 students from various city schools, it was an informed introduction to the world of journalism at The Hindu’s ‘Young Journalist Meet’ organised as part of the ‘Newspaper in... »
Thrissur, August 24, 2014

Q & A on Journalism

I want to pursue higher studies in Journalism and Mass Communication after Plus Two. Please tell me about the leading institutes that offer courses in Journalism and its job prospects. ... »

Q & A on analytics, IAS exams, animation and industrial engineering

On the shelf

A plea for English

UPSC exam: Visually impaired candidates to get extra time

Arrangements in place for UPSC prelims in Vijayawada

Research in IITs

Internships

Greener pastures

IAS topper’s success tips

September 10, 2014

India optimistic on hiring plans for Dec. quarter: Manpower

Indian employers have strongest hiring plans compared to their global peers for the October-December quarter of this year on hopes of a speedy economic revival, says a ManpowerGroup report. ... »
September 7, 2014

Events

India Emerge Youth Summit

Description: India Emerge Youth Summit 2014 is organised by Toastmasters International and VIT Student Chapter, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. ... »
September 7, 2014

How to be a cartographer

In February, 2014 Siddharth Hande, an environmental activist held a workshop for IIT students that had them sit up and listen to with interest. During the time allotted to him Hande was their Soci... »
Yeh hi hai right choice: whatever makes you happy. Photo: Murali Kumar K.
September 2, 2014

Instead of a doctor or an engineer…

Whether it is buying a cup of coffee or choosing career options, opportunities and choices have increased to the point where decision making occupies much of our time. When it comes to careers, Ind... »
Anagh Santosh Ajmire
August 31, 2014

Journey to Blighty

Born in Yavatmal, a small district in Maharashtra, my childhood dream had always been to make my way to London someday. Little did I know about the difficulties and the intricacies involved in this... »
August 31, 2014

Q&A

My sister has completed B.Com and is now working with a MNC in Bangalore. She is keen to work as an English teacher overseas. We got information on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).... »
Write stuff: The essay is a chance to show off your individuality to a potential evaluator. Photo Mohammed Yousuf.
August 31, 2014

What’s your SoP?

The advent of social media, mobile phones and popular flicks has paved the way for the emergence of a new language among students. While the colloquial lingo students use makes communication easier... »
Service with a smile: Good training holds an edge in an industry that is booming. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
August 31, 2014

Hospitality pays

The hospitality industry offers a vast range of opportunities to young and enterprising individuals. The demand for good hospitality professionals has skyrocketed alongside the growth in the suppl... »
NEW DELHI, August 25, 2014

Fostering entrepreneurship, a long way to go

After completing Class 12, Durgesh Kumar opted to work in a supermarket in Gurgaon to test his newly acquired retailing skills. The government school he was studying had offered the option of a co... »
Thrissur, August 24, 2014
Guidance Plus

Research in frontier areas of science and technology

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras was established as an institute of national importance in 1959. At the initial stages, it had the benefit of financial support from Germany. Its exposure w... »

Seek the islands within

Difficult conversations

UPSC includes Puducherry as centre for civil service exam

A playful approach, need of the hour

Igniting a reverse brain drain

Casting a spell

Building rapport

Rajni Razdan to take oath as UPSC Chairman on August 16

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