Helping the IT job seekers

PAC seminar to focus on skills that corporates look for in candidates

PROFESSIONAL APTITUDE Council (PAC), the industry's first provider of a globally accepted pre-employment aptitude exam for IT professionals, will host a seminar titled "Getting Noticed By The Best Organisations" on January 28 at St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Brigade Road, Bangalore. The programme starts at 3p.m. Open to students of information technology as well as IT job aspirants, the seminar will focus on the important skills and competencies required by software engineers and will also share with the audience tips on preparing for group discussions and interviews. To register for the seminar, students/job seekers can e-mail PAC at > or call PAC on 080-25216710/11.Guhesh Ramanathan, Director, Strategic Affairs, PAC, said, "Hiring the right candidate for the right position is an all-consuming task for most technology companies in India today. Through this seminar, we hope to address the gap between corporates and candidates by providing a direction to students and job aspirants on the kind of skills and competencies that corporates are looking for. We hope to take this seminar to more cities in India."

Industry support

Since its launch in India in April 2005, the PAC exam has facilitated direct exposure for job seekers to a broader range of employers, increasing their competitive advantage in a tight job market. More than 25 leading technology companies have started recruiting students based on their PAC scores.PAC has designed and rolled out a systematic and precise exam that reflects over a decade of research into the personality traits and aptitude that are required for successful performance in software programming-related positions. Industry leaders, governments, trade associations, academic partners and PAC's own Global Exam Advisory Group have worked together to design the exam. To register for the exam, visit > in San Francisco, with the Indian corporate office in Bangalore, PAC represents the leaders of the IT industry and its charter is to develop and administer a global, industry-standard exam to enable job seekers to take one pre-employment exam and be eligible for jobs at numerous leading companies around the globe. PAC also manages Propel, an industry-only collection of pre-qualified candidates.PAC is committed to level the playing field for IT professionals across the globe by creating solutions that drive meritocracy in the job market. The exam measures candidates holistically.

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