November 25, 2013

Career in Analytics

Name: Sreedhar

Q: Ive just been recruited to work  for HCL Infosystems as an Operations manager albeit for a small salary package of 5 LPA. will it be wise for me to continue with this job or pursue a career in Analytics, a hot-cake at present ?

A: It will be a wise decision to accept the current offer in HCL. You will get very good experience and insights as an Operation manager in a company like HCL.

You can still pursue your career interest in Analytics. Go for important certifications including advance level certification from Google and keep your eye open for available opportunity in job market.

Please be aware of current job market outlook, slowdown in the hiring in IT sector and take your decision wisely.

March 30, 2013

Career in Information Security

Name: Rohan

Career Query:

Sir  i have completed my B-Tech in ECE, What is the career  scope , if i wish to pursue a career in information security ? Would i be able to do so, being a graduate in electronics stream?


Yes, you can pursue career in information security after competition of your Bachelor degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering.

Information security is an evolving profession. In the past, technology dictated security; now business is the main driver. So it is great career choice if you have passion and knowledge in this domain. Security is an interesting field because it can benefit from so many different disciplines, including not only technical fields but also aspects of the human side of security.

Certification and practical experience are two important factor for career growth in information security domain. The most important elements in successful careers in the security field are a commitment to lifelong learning and an interdisciplinary, wide ranging curiosity.

Training: Try to get training in programming, operating systems, data structures, quality assurance, cryptography, data communications, information systems management and information security courses.

Certification: Certify at your level and with what you do. Study and appear entry level security certification to higher-level security certs like the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). If you work with Cisco kit, then only go for the CCNA.

Experience: Once you gain experience in the Information Security career field, there are many options open. You can move into management, transition into business operations, leave for another organization or enter into independent consulting.

Following career choice is available for information security professional in Software companies, Banking & Financial sector, Govt. Sector, Health care and other consulting farms.

  • Security Executive 
  • Senior or IT Executive
  • Security Manager
  • Security Director
  • Consultant
  • Senior Management
  • Manager of Audit, Risk or IT
  • Security Architect

Where to look for a job: Major organizations, Information Security Services Provider/Consultancy companies.

To explore more on career in information security, visit following website.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)

Certifications:  CISSP, CISM, SANS

February 19, 2013

Career options just after my class 12

Name: Atul

Q: Sir, i am a student of class 12 with PCM background. my father is suffering from a deadly disease, unfortunately i have to drop this year as he is the only earner in a family of 6. Dear sir my ultimate aim is to be an IAS officer but before that i will need a graduate or some equivalent degree. i had planned to appear in NDA exam this year but unfortunately i will not be eligible for it as i have dropped this year too i will not be able to sit in NDA because of age restrictions.

As my financial background is very weak i could not afford any coaching for competitive exams like IIT JEE or AIEEE.

Sir i am very much inclined in joining Indian air force in flying branch just after my class 12 so that i will be able to support my family before heading for civil there any way to do that leaving NDA?? i also want to know all about SCRA exam. whether i will be able to join air force after doing SCRA? what are the other career options for me seeing all my conditions?

November 26, 2012

Is there anything that i can look for as an option for my career.

Name: Sanjay

Q: I have completed Dip in CSc, in 2008 and joined Engineering in 2009 with an year gap. Worked in BPO. Now in Engng i have plenty of arrears and have suffered heavily. Is there anything that i can look for as an option for my career. Please suggest.

A: BPO experience is not very relevant for software jobs in the IT industry but you may find advantage in CRM jobs, IT pre-sales jobs and IT support jobs.

Try to complete your engineering and learn industry relevant software skills with certification to increase your chance of in IT/engineering jobs.

You can also join MBA programme to enhance the prospect of managerial career and get benefit for your BPO experience.

September 25, 2012

How to get a job?

Name: swathi

Q: hi every one, actly i was supposed to passed out in 2009 bt unfortunately i passed in 2012. i have good communication skills and good programming knowledge…bt am nt getting a s/w job …so could yu please tell me that am i eligible for IT . can yu pls suggest me how to get a job ….even it is a small company or am ready to do internship. and i dnt consider salary.

A: Customize your resume and make sure that you include a custom cover letter with each application. Instead of trying to apply to 50 different employers at a stretch, apply to just a few relevant ones.

Contact your extended social network and request them to inform you if there is suitable opening in their company. Build your network via job networking sites like LinkedIn. Join online forums, groups meant for IT jobs.

Interview prepartion is important. Research on common HR and technical question and prepare unique answers for those difficult question. The key is to get the right skills and certification required for IT projects.

You may have gaps in career for many reasons. Be honest. Speak confidently about your experiences during the gaps. Some could transfer to on-the-job skills.

August 27, 2012

Indian Navy and football

Name: v ramachandran

Q: my passion is to play football and i wanted to represent indian football team but i have to earn something for my living so i will join nda. my question is whether nda (indian navy) will help me in anyway to pursue my passion and join the indian football team

A: You can aply for Indian Navy jobs under sports quota.

Deserving candidates would be called to appear for trials at designated Naval Centre. The offer of enrolment will be forwarded to the selected candidates only, which will be strictly determined by requirement in particular sports disciplines and availability of vacancies.

For more details contact:

The Secretary
Indian Navy Sports Control Board
7th Floor, Chanakya Bhavan
Integrated Headquarters, MoD (Navy)
New Delhi -110 021

Phone: 011-26887485



August 19, 2012

How can I appear for IAS?

A: Here is age limit eligibility criteria for Civil service exam.

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2012, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1982 and not later than 1st August, 1991.

The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable :

  1. upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
  2. upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
  3. upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
  4. upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
  5. upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2012 and have been released .
    • on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2012) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or
    • on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or on invalidment.
  6. Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2012 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
  7. upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf - muteand orthopaedically handicapped persons.

June 23, 2012

Eligibility for M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

Name: santosh

Q: sir, i'am doing in mechanical engg. am i eligible for in aerospace engg.

A: Candidates with B.E./B.Tech. in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Mechanical, Production, Civil, Chemical, Naval Architecture, Electrical, Electronics/Electronics and communication, Automobile, Metallurgy/Metallurgy & Material Science with valid GATE score can apply for M.Tech. program.

For more details refer following links

June 18, 2012

PG in psychotherapy / Applied Psychology

Sender Name: Mrinal Bhutani

Q: I am academically a civil engineer from IIT Kharagpur, but having discovered my interest in human behavior, am currently working in human resources. I wish to acquire a post-graduate degree in psychotherapy/applied psychology through distance education that would enable me to start my own practice.

Can you please suggest which institute/course would be my best bet? Please also suggest on the procedure and minimum requirement to register as a practitioner.

A: You can join distance learning course in Applied psychology is offered by Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu. They offer an M.Sc. in Applied Psychology. The course duration is 2 yrs and the eligibility is Graduation in any discipline.

Also check The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines promoted Masters in Psychotherapy AND Counseling (M.P.C.) Program - Distance Education Programme. Eligibility / Pre-Requisite is Graduate from any stream. Duration is 2 Years.

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About my career

Name: Satish

Q:I completed my computer engineering but i have 2backlog in last sem. Please advise.

A: Your degree is not complete till you clear your back papers. For any PSU/Pvt company/MNC jobs your degree certificate is required and in many cases it will be verified. If you are planning to start your own venture then don't worry about clearing the backlogs and start concentrating on your business priorities. Think it as a priority and invest time to study and clear your papers.