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Career Counseling

A career counselor may be just the person to clear your confusion!! It’s that time of the year again. Time to make difficult choices, especially for those of you who’ve got Board exam results. But are you making an informed decision or simply moving along with the herd, goaded by peer pressure, parents and pretty brochures? This is your life ...

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Home Science

Home Science as a career? Hm…the only career HS grads manage to land is that of a FTH (full-time housewife). Betcha you think all the poor sods, who are about to tie the knot, make a beeline for home science classes, right? Okay, all ye narrow-minded folks, here is an eye-opener – Home Science (HS) is NOT restricted to only ...

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Arts V/S Science

Science for the nerds, Arts is for the birds… –Neha Seth “Oh! You were so little when I last saw you, now you’ve become so big…,” says your distant aunt. This ironical statement sounds quite familiar to most of you, I’m sure. “So! You’re in college now, haan…. Following in your sister’s footsteps, one more engineer in the family…” “No, ...

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Getting the Right training

Many production houses have spawned off their in-house training facilities into a separate training business offering course. The advantage being you are eventually absorbed… the job guarantee exists! > Maya Entertainment Ltd has the training division ‘Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics’ (MAAC). MAAC is in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and many other cities. They offer a variety of packages to suit ...

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Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation is another art form! When it comes to Stop Motion, you not only design the character, you have to make them from scratch using wood, plastic, clay and other bits of material! The object created is then moved ever so slightly in every frame and a picture is taken. Time lapse photography like clouds whizzing by in ...

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Call Center Woes

The Dark side of Call Centers “A telephone based shared service for specific customer activities used for a number of customer related functions like marketing, selling, dispensing information, advice, technical support etc.” This is the technical definition of a call centre but to put it simply it’s basically a plush back-end office for banks, airlines and telecom companies which require ...

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IAS

Which is the right career for all those of you who are brainy but not MBA or IT oriented… and actually harbor ideals like “serving the nation” – “Civil Services ko lock kiya jaaye”. This profession has recently come into the limelight, thanks to apna KBC winner Harshavardhan Nawathe (he said he is preparing for it) . Although always a ...

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Not Really My Calling

Melinda Warty says call centres are great for summer jobs but when the vacations end, it’s best to go back to college. Not sure what to do after graduation? Got really bored during the vacations? If you are not looking at other courses and also want that extra cash to go partying, shopping or holidaying, then a call centre is ...

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I Call, Therefore I Am

Wouldn’t we all like to be as lucky as Amit Nagpal? A call centre employee, he absolutely luvs his job! Here in his own words, he explains why. First things first. Let me introduce myself. I am a 29 year ‘old’ Commerce graduate working at a call centre in Noida. Did you just go “A 29 year old working in ...

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Cracking Call Centre Interviews

Big bucks, free passes to discs, home pick up and drop, state of the art offices, 0 balance Debit cards and many, many other benefits. Yes! Call centre jobs have them all. But did you know that only 2 out of 20 people actually clear the interview. So how does one get into that ‘elite’ 10% bracket? We at JAM ...

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