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Know What is Affiliate Marketing

 

After long research on how to become an affiliate, I have joined the famous affiliate program, to start earning income from affiliate marketing. And I am sharing my experience here.

Internet is full of articles explaining how to become an affiliatehow to make money from affiliate marketing, and affiliate marketing guide for beginnersIf you search in Google, you will be loaded with tons of resources which would take lifetime to read all of them. Continue reading “Hustle!! Hustle!!.. I am an Affiliate Now!!.. And I’m Game!!..”

Earn Money Online Without Any Investment – A Step By Step guide to getting started with PickyDomains.com

When I was a student in PSG CAS College, Coimbatore, I have never really showed any interest in competition for naming the cultural festival and obviously never won any of those big prizes. So much I missed.

How cool is it to make easy money just by suggesting names, that too without any investment or registration fee? All you need to do is to come up with cool, unique, easy to remember domain names and slogans, so if the client likes it, you will be paid money.

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I wanted to write about genuine websites for making money online, to help students who are looking for earning income without any investment. Continue reading “Earn Money Online Without Any Investment – A Step By Step guide to getting started with PickyDomains.com”

Are you an average student? 5 things you need to do before graduating College to get placed in a job

By average student I mean by assuming that you were scoring below 80% of marks, and/or not aiming to pursue Medical or Engineering degrees.

This article is for you—

if you are pursuing non-engineering and non-medical degrees,

if you have no clear idea of what are the viable career options for your major in college,

if you are desperate to know the steps to land in  “immediate” “high-paying” job as soon as you graduate out of college.

Whichever the degree you are pursuing now, you should be more worried now than ever because with the current unemployment status for Engineering students, they are now in strong competition with you for securing your target non-engineering job positions. Continue reading “Are you an average student? 5 things you need to do before graduating College to get placed in a job”

How to prepare for joining a HR job while pursuing Bachelor degree?

 

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“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”

Benjamin Franklin

Lets say now you are in 2nd year of pursuing B.Com degree, and you think HR would be the right career choice for you. But you don’t know how to prepare yourself now, so you could land in a job as soon as you graduate. This article shows you how to prepare for getting a job before graduation.

Raise your English fluency to next level

You are more likely to be selected for HR profile only when you have at least average speaking proficiency in English. I mean why would anyone want to recruit you if you can’t even introduce yourself in the interview?.

Even though communicating by English Language has become very normal these days, it is essential to go multiple steps forward from casual vocabulary usage to professional level.

Keep in mind that not only for securing a HR job, your English language proficiency is the most sought after quality for any job roles.

So ask yourself where do you actually stand? How you could raise the bar?

Get comfortable in introducing yourself

However confident you are in speaking English, when it comes to attending interviews, everyone needs a preparation and practice.

Prepare a draft of how you want to introduce yourself in interviews, as days goes by keep editing that draft to a professional level.

Start practising in-front of mirror, practice with your friends until you get comfortable in speaking and delivering it with confident body language. When you practice, do it with enthusiasm. Boring and monotonous voice gets you nowhere.

Don’t just stop there. Read aloud newspapers for minimum 15 mins daily. Make it a habit. When you have access to many newspapers in your phone, It wont be that hard to practice while you are on coffee break or just before you sleep. So no excuses please.

Remember, talking faster doesn’t mean that you are fluent in language. In-fact research says that a person looks confident when she speaks slowly and clearly.

Make use of your academic presentation in class room

Its one of the best way to improve communication skills and the only way to build confidence when you are in college. I mean where else you would get an opportunity to stand in front of 40 people staring at you, judging you?.

I know the amount of handwork goes in making a single presentation, we all do it anyway whether we like it or not, for the sake of internal grades. So Why not be an opportunist, grab this opportunity to test your confidence and communication level?

So even if your college doesn’t have this internal grading system, I suggest you to volunteer for it. Ask your staffs that you are interested to give presentation on the topic which he is yet to teach. In that case, he is more likely to agree with your request.

There is no better way for you to build confidence.

Start writing a resume

Resume writing is a skill and many people who have mastered it  are now doing it as a profession.

Your resume speaks for you, your resume reflects your personality, your resume convinces your recruiter to select you for the job, and what not.

Yet, there is no basic guidance for students on how to write an impressive resume. Actually no one actually knows how to write a perfect resume, except for the trial and error they made whenever they wanted to apply for the new job. So lets forgive them all.

To begin with, download free sample resumes from google,relevant to your pursuing Bachelor degree. Use that as a template to build your resume. After all you are copying from the internet, you cannot afford to make any mistakes.

In the educational qualification column, write as “pursuing BCom, graduating in year 2019”. 

Keep editing and updating it whenever it is required. Because it is never a one day job, you will know when you start writing it. So its better to start early.

The earlier you start, more time you have time to think or research to make your resume near to perfect.  

Research the potential employers

You are hardly out of high school, now you are expected to find a job and start earning to  become independent. I want to share you a simple fact, which you may already know, just to boost your job hunting preparation. By the time you graduate from college, the job positions in top companies are already filled by campus recruitment process.

Since there is going to be lakhs of candidates graduating along with you, needless to say that you are a needle in the haystack. You may be proud that you have already started your job search process one-year ahead, but companies call-for only the graduates in their final semester. So you are in game with lakhs of competitors.

That’s the bitter truth, isn’t it? Ok, What’s the game plan.

(i). You need to have list of employers that you are going to apply. You can prepare a list based on two factors. a) If You are ready to move to any job location, you can keep your search flexible, look for companies in other cities as well. b) You need to keep your search narrow, if you cannot move to the job location far from your home town (soon I will come up with a video demonstrating how to select the list of companies ).

You can refer my previous article on how to become a HR in staffing companies with just a bachelor degree.

Being a fresher, your aim is to secure a job as fast as possible in the selected list of companies. You start to prepare this list when you are in 2nd year of college, so that you have plenty of time to research the companies individually. When you face the interviewer with the question “Why do you want to join this company” , you have the answer ready.

(ii). Try to connect to the hiring manager or the functional head of the companies in your list, via LinkedIn. To begin with try connecting to any employee working in the department you are interested to apply.  Gradually increase the hierarchy.

After connecting, will you just plainly ask “could you refer me for job in your company/department?’.

Big NO.

Instead ask him “how the job is like, what does the company expects from employees, what qualification does the company expects from the job seekers, are there enough training available for employees to learn and grow?” Etc., Those answers help you to prepare yourself better for the interviews.     

Try connecting to as many employees as possible, am sure out of all those connections someone would be willing to pass your resume directly to the hiring manager’s table. Repeat this process until you have secured a job.

Do you know how long does a student has to wait for job offer letter who got selected in the campus selection?

It would take 6 to 9 months for her to receive a job offer letter, which is almost equal to an year duration.

Imagine how long does it take you to secure a job without any campus placement, without any reference in companies, and without any clear idea which company you are going to apply? Do the math…

So it is very crucial to follow all the five pointers mentioned above.

I have seen people get frustrated in the process give up too soon, they either go back to hometown jobless, or join any low wages job and some even join BPOs in the hope that one day they will secure an actual job.

Without the prior preparation, it is definitely going to be a very depressing, time consuming and money consuming process to secure a job.

Who gets a job more easily, a graduate with MBA in finance, or MBA in HR?

Lets see who are all interested to hire you if you have MBA finance

1. Home loan companies like DHFL, AdityaBirla Home loans, PNB Housing etc.,

2.  Insurance companies like LIC, Bajaj Allianz, TATA AIG, Oriental Insurance etc.,

3.  Retail Banks Like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank etc.,

4. Investment Banks Like JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche bank, Kotak Mahindra etc.,

5. Financial Firms such as Bajaj Capital, Birla Global Finance, HDFC, karvy group etc.,

6. Risk Consulting Firms such as RiskPro, Axis Risk consultants, SGS India etc.,

7. Privately traded companies in various industries like Kaizen Private equity, TATA Power trading, OSWAL group etc.,

8. Publicly traded companies in various industries like BSE/NSE listed companies.Federal, provincial/state and municipal government.

MBA HR

You could join as a HR in any industries/ companies, opportunities everywhere.

You could choose to join as a executive in any of the job placement consultancies. To know how to become a HR executive in job consultancies, read my post here.

If you see the opportunities listed for both the major, you seem to find more choices listed for MBA Finance.  But, opportunities are equal for both the major, as I have not listed the name of all the companies across all sectors for HR specialisation. It is not practically possible to list them all here. It is understandable that any startups or SMEs or any major corporate would require MBA in HR to run Human Resource department.

Securing a job in any functional area would be easy if you are strong in your academics as a fresher..

Is it possible to become HR without a Master’s degree in HR?

Having completed a Bachelors degree, now you are analysing your choices for becoming a Human Resource Executive in a reputed company or your dream company. But you are not sure whether are not you are eligible to apply for HR jobs, with just Bachelor degree in hand.

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Due to financial problem or due to any personal reasons, you wanted to join a company as a HR, soon after graduation, so that you can support your family and also save money for pursuing Master’s degree in future.

Can You Become a HR without a Master’s degree? Yes you can, that’s what we are going to talk about in this article.

Can You Become a Successful HR without a Master’s degree? Well, It is up-to you, completely depends on how serious you are in shaping up your career.

Not all are lucky to land a job in dream corporate company, that too as a fresher with just Bachelor’s degree. So, joining a staffing company would be the best alternate option to kick start a career in HR without a Masters degree.

So, Lets see how to join the job placement consultancies otherwise called staffing companies or agencies. 

  • To begin with apply for job placement consultancies with your bachelor degree. Lets say for example you are B.Com graduate with moderate to excellent proficiency in English,  after successful completion of interview, you will be selected as HR Executive or Trainee.
  • You are expected to have at least minimum proficiency in English, which is one important skill for becoming an HR Executive.
  • Most of the companies have probationary period of 6 months before they offer a permanent position to you.
  • The attrition rate is high in staffing companies, you are more likely to land in securing a job faster than you imagined (That’s a good news 🙂 )
  • As a full time HR executive, you will be screening and sourcing candidates for your clients (lining up candidates for interviews with your client companies).
  • Needless to say, your performance review is based on how quickly and efficiently you were able to fill the vacancies in client companies.
  • The environment in staffing companies are very competitive, at times you may feel like quitting but hey, its the scenario in all corporate companies out there. But, as a fresher with hot blood you will learn to become more competitive, more interested in job once you start receiving performance incentives.
  • Now you have free access to job portals, learnt to do keyword search and filtering out genuine resume from spam, now you have good knowledge about any company expectations in terms of recruiting, now you really know whether you are interested in being HR.
  • When right time comes, make your move to your dream corporate company.

What is the best outcome of working as a HR in Staffing Companies?

  • Your fluency in communication has improved.
  • You have learnt the art of writing Email professionally.
  • You learnt to be competitive by working hard to achieve the targets.
  • You were able to save money for future without depending on parents.
  • If the HR path is right for you, you will eventually move up in career ladder, do well in HR.
  • During this period, anytime have you felt HR is not best for you, you have plenty of time to decide the right career choice for you. And if you are smart, you could even directly apply to the desired functional area, try your best to secure a job without further formal education (That’s a good news 🙂 ).
  • Now you have made some friends in HR in different industries, you have handful of network, which is very essential for growing in professional life.

So Why bother doing Master’s when you have plenty of opportunities out there?

Congrats!!  Now you have saved time and money joining a company without doing Master’s.

 

 

Is completing a master’s degree in MBA important to become a successful entrepreneur?

Instead of usual example of Mark Zukerberg who did not pursure MBA to become an entrepreneur, lets take simple example : marwadis. I live in bangalore and i have handled their both family and business accounts when i was working in banking sector. Very rarely i have come across graduates from their family, few are coming out especially this gen youth, that too not necessarily MBA. You may think those people are lucky to run family business, and you may want to start from the scratch. I did meet a client who has shop the size no bigger than petty shop and his monthly turnover was close to 12 lacs. And he was not lucky person, bangalore was total strange to him. But now he talks all regional languages and he is happy for the journey so far. He strongly believes that education is not necessary to run a business, so he is making his sons work in his shop after school. Now those kids are lucky.

So dont think much. Just chill. Try securing a job in a startup with current bachelor degree.

Read blogs related to the field you are interested in. While you read keep mental note of which industry you are most focused on, that would be the path for you. You may later decide upon pursuing MBA.

For example i regularly follow

http://www.harshagarwal.com

Digital Marketing Tips Blog by Deepak Kanakaraju

1000+ Online Business Ideas to Become Rich | Cash Overflow

With your starting pay start small investments in SIP for long term goals. As the years grow by you will increase the investment goals and learn more by reading these following blogs

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Subramoney

Safal Niveshak | Value Investing India | Value Investing Course

BasuNivesh – Personal Finance Blog

ReLakhs.com – Personal Finance Blog

Well also read Indian Startups, Entrepreneurs, Founders, Stories, Startups, Resources, Research, Business Ideas, Product and App Reviews, Small Businessto know more on indian stratups and how newbies are leveraging the businesses.

What is the job responsibility of safety officer in any industry?

Any Environmental studies graduates or a graduate with industry oriented diploma course are eligible to apply for safety officer job in any small and big industries. The functional area you will be working in any such industry are production department, manufacturing department and maintenance department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations are adhered to and are regularly reviewed, updated and communicated.
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Ensure the completion and regular review of risk assessments for all work equipment and operations
  • Ensure that all accidents are documented, investigated and recommended improvements implemented
  • Ensure that safety inspections are carried out, fire drills and fire alarms are correctly reported, safety inspections, risk assessments and lone working procedures are managed and employees are aware of their responsibilities. Co-ordinate the development of health & safety policies, systems of work and procedures.
  • Ensure full and accurate health and safety and training records are maintained
  • Establish a full programme of documented health & safety inspections, audits and checks.
  • Establish a structured programme of health & safety training throughout the Company. Liaise with external health & safety consultants in the provision of training programmes and health and safety services.
  • Manage and devise the agenda for, chair and formulate & distribute minutes for the Health & Safety Committee meetings.
  • Ensure that all agreed action points are completed within deadlines.
  • Keep up to date with all aspects of relevant health, safety & welfare at work legislation and communicate relevant changes to the business.
  • Provide regular reports to the Management on relevant health and safety activities.
  • Participate in monthly meetings when required to report on relevant health & safety matters.
  • Liaise with suppliers i.e. Insurers, solicitors etc. Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.

There are many opportunities for career development in both government and private sectors to grow to senior positions. Also, you may have opportunities in larger organisations to pursue doctorate studies which will gain you broader experience and to seek more senior positions.

What is the scope for graduates in Environmental Studies in India?

 

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Like any life science degrees, careers in environmental science are so varied, and has promising scope for graduates in Environmental studies. As a fresher, it is going to be hard decision to choose a career path right for you. Because, you have vast scope for career in environmental science in India

Scope of Environmental studies as a degree:

Well, if you enjoy working in a big infrastructure, following set of standard Ops, willing to work closely with the other department co-workers ensuring health and safety guidelines are followed and executed, this article would rightfully guide you.

So any industry you choose to work with, the above mentioned responsibility remains same for majority of the safety officer job roles for freshers, except for the specialists domain mentioned below:

Specialists areas to choose:

  • Environmental protection
  • Fire and safety
  • Food safety and food standards
  • Health within the armed services
  • Housing and construction
  • Noise control
  • Pollution control
  • Public health
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Waste management.

Environmental graduates and Environmental scientists(Ph.D) have scope of working in both government and private industries. I have listed them below

Industries:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Power
  • Infrastructure
  • Pharma
  • Chemicals
  • Refineries and Petrochemicals
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Space Centre
  • Pollution control board.

For government sector  job opportunities, keep updated with the print newspaper ads and also look in the websites of the relevant industries or research institutes. Look out for the job opportunities with the following key-words in any online job portal and you could also add these keywords in the resume in the knowledge section or project section. It is wise to attend interviews through consultancies than applying for jobs directly to the job vacancies in the company website, because graduates are mostly to be recruited through consultancies.

KeyWords:

  • Health Environment
  • Fire and safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Process Safety management
  • Site inspection and assessment
  • Safety training
  • Safety inspections
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Safety audit and compliance

Job Placement certification:

It is not surprising fact that you will be in tough ride securing a job as fresher. Even if you have a graduate or post-graduate degree in Environmental studies, it is advisable to complete an industrial-oriented diploma course for making your ride easy. Its advised to do enough research (considering which domain and industry you are interested) before enrolling for any following course, 

  • Certificate course in occupational health & Safety
  • Diploma in industrial safety management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety, Health & Environment
  • Diploma Course in Industrial Department of Personnel Safety Management
  • Industrial Safety and Hazards Management
  • Short-duration specialised safety training program for working executives

There are many opportunities for career development in both government and private sectors to grow to senior positions. Also, you may have opportunities in larger organisations to pursue doctorate studies which will gain you broader experience and to seek more senior positions.

What is the best career option after a degree in Zoology?

Job opportunities are not formally advertised for zoologists. However, broadly classifying , you have 1. Core jobs and its related jobs 2. Non- core jobs.

Career option for Zoologists

Non-core jobs: – any degree holder can apply for the particular job. For example jobs like working in a call centre, working as a personal assistant or front desk executive etc.,

Core-Jobs : You would be thinking of joining any research institute, pursue doctorate (and/or work as a research assistant) or join as faculty in any of the colleges. Well, you could consider working for the following employers:

  • Medical coding companies having requirement for zoologists.
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Animal medical research facilities and health services
  • Government and research institutes
  • Animal nutrition companies
  • Environmental protection agencies
  • Animal and environmental charities
  • Sericulture (inspection jobs) in government institutes
  • Fisheries (technician jobs) in government institutes
  • Research in animal intelligence
  • Bee keeping jobs in private companies and government institutes

Assuming you are a fresher, having no work experience, choose your academic project carefully because for many life science graduates, project is the stepping stone for his career.

You could find medical coding job openings in job portals, but for the other employers listed above, you need make list of the employers, search for job openings in their website. Also, keep looking in newspaper job ads, because these government agencies are more likely to advertise in the newspapers than in the digital media.

Have I missed to mention any of the career option in this article? Feel free to comment in the section below.