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The aaS in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing as a concept has changed the face and revolutionized the way organizations deal with database management, storage, IT systems‘ integration, virtualization, change management, project management and employee engagement.

Cloud computing is the smart usage of network but with a lot of aaS es in it. These are not the asses, we know as a donkey, but aaS – ‘as a Service’ tagged to all the functionalities that could be used on a cloud.

Here is a list for you:

AaaS – Application as a Service

AaaS – Analytics as a Service

BaaS – Backend as a Service

DaaS – Database as a Service

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

PaaS – Product as a Service

SaaS – Software as a Service

MaaS – Monitoring as a Service

CaaS – Communication as a Service

XaaS – Anything as a Service

Social Media Recruitment

With the swirling buzz about social media, there is another branch added to its tree. Recruitment as a function is being executed effectively through social media platforms, Linkedin being the topper.

HR executives specializing in the recruitment vertical are sprawling  all over social media platforms. These platforms have set a stage to focus on the specific skill sets and leverage to engage with the right guys.

What are the verticals opening in this space?

Quite a few HR processes are replicated into online processes and are being deployed effectively.

Employee Engagement: Salesforce an early entrant in cloud computing has built systems to enhance employee engagement. The ecosystem of social media networks like facebook and orkut are replicated in these organizational social media networks to allow employee engagement and get a pulse of trends running in the organization. On these platforms certain features are customized for the needs of an organization.

Recruitment: HR recruiters are smartly engaging on different social media to identify candidates who best suit their organization’s requirements. These managers engage in building their network and replenishing their human resource bank with potential candidate contacts.

Interviewing: The stereotypical picture of a recruiter asking questions to a potential candidate across a desk is being substituted by skype calls, facetime and chat rooms. Now people are more and more getting accustomed to virtual habits and hence are using virtual tools to make interview calls and recruitment decisions.

Social media allows the management to know more about an employee’s social life and track their personal references without literal head hunting and investigation.

Careers in Marketing

careers in marketing

This maze of letters has 15 marketing careers hidden in it. Look for them and feel free to post your accomplishment in the comments section.

When do you see the need of planning finances as an ENGINEER?

As a student, though your parents may make major efforts to pay your college fees, you as a student would have to plan your finances. Right from paying for a paid seat in college vs a free seat to funding your fresher party ticket amount, your parents take care of it. The accepted culture in this aspect is ironical. When parents face this task of spending money, they crib yet pay for their children. Once it is paid somewhere a false ego of parents bloats and the act of paying for such merry gets justified. This note is for parents and students who want to state a difference and are ready to approach finances practically.

  1. Personal finances: Planning personal finances at college seems next to impossible. When we inspect into the money we spend on various things and prepare a log of it, we understand how much mismanagement of money takes place. Especially in urban India, youth are not introduced into the habit of recording expenses. However, inculcating this habit would prove purposeful and useful in your career days.
  2. Further education: The herd trend among engineers in India is that, after their engineering course, students either tend to pursue MS in a foreign country or get into a job. Irrespective of, whether you are following this trend or not, you need to plan your finances for further education which could masters in science, MBA or PhD as you proceed in life.
  3. Your future and Career: Most students who step out as engineers engage is different worlds and turn out to be something fascinating. Youth at this juncture are seeing dreams with eyes wide open. To fulfill these dreams you need to get into the habit of financial planning.
  4. Contingencies may manifest in any form. Sometimes they are harsh to handle. Spare some money aside to handle them boldly.

For your career, at a later time, you will feel that your world has expanded. You need more to survive. You opt to join a job to accomplish many personal aspirations as well as those coined with your family’s aspirations.

  1. Career learning: As you start your career, you would realize that the skill sets acquired at college are not enough for you to excel. With this realizations starts your second round of learning. This includes certification courses, management programmes and other professional courses. This again demands money.
  2. Living: In Indian culture children and parents are together irrespective of age. Now the trend has set in where girls and boys are building their mini forts by staying on their own to pursue their career in different cities. With this you become the owner of your life, which means you will have to pay for your living expenses like food, water, utilities, telephone and so on.
  3. Your family: One fine day you have to take complete responsibility of your family and that is the day you will be proud that this article prepared you to plan your finances. You family will demand your presence as well as your material assets. So watch out and preparing from today.

HAPPY FINANCIAL PLANNING!

Financial Engineer

Engineers face a lot of trouble when they know that they are getting into Banking and Finance domain at their company. Especially the team leaders and HR managers of IT firms face, engineers cribbing about staying long in this domain to develop. With the introduction of this career, if you are an engineer, you will understand the magnitude of scope of engineering in FINANCE!
What is Financial Engineering ?
According to Zvi Bodie, financial engineering is the application of science-based mathematical  models to decisions about saving, investing, borrowing, lending, and  managing risk.
Financial engineering (FE) involves creating functional financial devices – convertible bonds, warrants, synthetic CDOs, etc.  All of us invest our money at some point into bonds, options and stocks.  FE is the science behind determining these investment options and come up with a sound formula for a safe investment avoiding volatility.
This is simplest form of understanding FE. Finance, mathematics, business, statistics are some of the key subjects one needs to study in the course of FE. Just because this is more to do with stocks and trading, we cannot ignore the science aspect. A person who chooses a career in this field have to be adept at computer programming.
Further career prospects for a financial engineer
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Options research
  • Asset management
  • Consulting
  • Derivatives research
  • Risk management
  • Data Analyst

Some of the listed roles above require additional knowledge and qualification.

A Journalist’s skill kit in 2013

Journalism has gone through a cosmetic surgery over the years, in terms of the skills required by a journalist. A diploma or degree in journalism is not enough for a person to have a strong career as a journalist.

Some obvious skills and acumen required by a journalist:

  • Writing
  • Investigation skills
  • Exploratory approach
  • Courage to present the truth
  • Speaking

Skills apart from those:

  • Design sense
  • Graphic designing
  • Programming
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Photography
  • Video editing
  • Social Media
  • Networking

 

Which brand is Dhoni endorsing? How long did Sania stay in the transit airport? Who are the members in the team selected for the next world cup? Will Saina will the next badminton tournament? Which sports star will be the next brand ambassador for the most popular sports shoes?

These are the questions you will be investigating and answering as a sports journalist.

Sports and journalism feels weird as a combination when we hear it for the first time but it makes a great career. Those of you who enjoy writing and sports equally can make a great career in sports journalism.

At college what should I do to prepare for this career?

Sports Journalism

1. Follow sports like you breath

2. Practice writing everyday

3. Promote or join a sports magazine at college.

4. Join an internship programme where both are possible.

5. Read a lot about sports and do not miss any opportunity to meet a sport’s celebrity.

What are the skill sets required by a journalist in this era? Read here. http://wp.me/p32NEY-7V 

Copy writing vs Content writing

Content writing is a trend, journalists and writers are happy about. However, it is not something every writer can opt for. It involves an extended set of skills to work as a content writer.

What is the difference between Copy writing and Content writing?

Copywriter is a common job role found in advertising and marketing functions. Especially copywriters are indispensable resources in the advertising field because they initiate ideas and builds concepts for the ad campaigns to run. They write copy that suits a client’s branding, marketing and advertising needs. A good copywriter carves out his/her niche with their lucid writing skills, comprehension skills and creative ability.

Content writers on the other hand, deal with a wider scope. Most people relate ‘content’ to ‘text’. They both are considered synonymous. However this is a glaring misconception people live with. The definition of content is not limited to text. Content means any resource used to communicate and convey an idea. In marketing, content is majorly used to run branding campaigns.

In this context, CONTENT includes TEXT, IMAGES, STORIES, VIDEO, INFOGRAPHICS and a lot more upcoming categories. Therefore content writing includes design, programming, presentation, speech, scripting and directing apart from writing. Writing can be substituted with the other abilities depending on the content we plan to generate.

This simply expands the scope of content writing. Hence, if you want to pursue a career in content marketing watch out for the other skill sets mentioned above. If you don’t have any them, start learning them before you are labelled as an out date.

Biotechnology: Biology + Technology

Do you move restlessly in your bed trying to solve biological problems with technology? Do you feel living systems can be made better by the use of technology? If your answer is YES to both the questions, then you should explore biotechnology.

What is biotechnology?

Biotechnology involves working with living systems and bringing in technology where ever improvement is possible those systems. A sequence of biotechnology, bioinformatics and bioengineering is used in the life of a bio-tech product. Biotechnology is used in healthcare, environmental studies, crop production, agriculture and food production.

Skills required to pursue a career in Biotechnology

Basic lab skills, administration, inquisitiveness towards solution, problem solving, technical communication skills, decision making and creativity.

Courses in biotechnology

  • Bachelor degree in Biotechnology
  • B.E/B.Tech in Biotechnology
  • Masters in Biotechnology
  • M.Tech in Biotechnology
  • M.Phil in Biotechnology
  • MBA Biotechnology
  • PhD in Biotechnology

Career opportunities after you pursue Biotechnology:

Application of Biotechnology

Biotechnology as a study, can be applied in the following fields:

  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Medical Nanotechnology
  • Neurosciences
  • Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Food Processing
  • Bio Processing Industries
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical and Drug Industry
  • Environment Control
  • Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Public Funded Laboratories
  • Genetics
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Bionic architecture