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Last-minute preparations on for Opportunities Fair

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Staff Reporter

Registration can be done online onwww.thehindu.comandwww.tmifirst.com/hf6/index.aspx

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With a day left for the much-awaited The Hindu Opportunities Fair 2007, last-minute preparations are on at the University Stadium here for the two-day event.

Twenty information technology (IT) majors, including Cognizant, Wipro, Patni, Verizone, Covansys and HCL, and nine business process outsourcing (BPO) and IT-enabled services (ITES) companies will participate in the fair. While lucrative job offers await experienced IT professionals, the ITES/BPO companies will look for fresh graduates with good communication and interpersonal skills. Fast-track entry will be offered to experienced candidates.

Entry to the fair will be through invitation. Candidates should carry 15 to 30 copies of their resumes. Tests, interviews and short-listing will be held at the venue. Canteen facility will be available.

The venue, University Stadium, G.V. Raja Pavilion, opposite Mascot Hotel in P.M.G. junction, is located 2 km from Thampanoor railway station and bus stand.

Registration can be done online till the end of the event on the following addresses: www.thehindu.com and www.tmifirst.com/hf6/index.aspx.

Each participating company will conduct its own test to assess the skills and aptitudes of the candidates. Tests, interviews and recruitment-related activities will be done separately.

The Hindu Opportunities Fair is a four-year-old brand kicked off in 2004. This is the second year the event is being hosted in Thiruvananthapuram. Cognizant is the title sponsor and Patni the platinum sponsor of the fair. The associate sponsors are Verizon and Covansys. TMIfirst is the technology partner. The event is being held in partnership with Technopark. The fair will be on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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