I360 Weekly digest august 29 to september 4 2011


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i360 Staffing & Training Solutions is a vocational training institute started in 2008 with the aim of reducing the gap between employers’ expectations and the available talent pool, by providing necessary training to improve employability.

i360 is an eminent name facilitated by the promoters of Unicon Investment Solutions. With number of operational centres across India & constantly expanding, i360 is a fast paced Training Solutions Company, offering industry specific custom designed courses to the students/ corporates.

Our courses have evolved after intensive R&D and market research. Since we understand the requirement of the organizations and capabilities of the students, therefore, we try to bridge the gap between the employer and the employee. Students can experience effective and easy learning at i360.

We believe in following stringent and unimpeachable principles. With the distinctive mixture of right aptitude, motivated and devoted team we yearn to serve world class qualitative education. Their skill and dedication is adding to the success of the company. i360 also assures bright career assistance to every promising student.

Considering the continuous and remarkable growth in Finance & Accounting, Retail sectors, i360 is offering different courses in Financial Accounting, Retail Management, Call Centre Training, IELTS, Career Development, Spoken English and various other courses for corporates.

"There are plenty of employment opportunities available and they are expected to grow faster than the average." Ms. Sonia Nagpal cited a study by ICRA, which states that up to 25 crore(rpt) skilled workers would be required over the next 12 years to cater to the demand in 20 high-growth sectors and the unorganized segment.

Companies want to recruit employees with proficient managerial and communication skills. Therefore, keeping these points in mind i360 is offering various courses to the students and corporates. After completion of these courses one can explore the opportunities available in the market. In the learning atmosphere of i360 student can groom their personality and learn many fruitful things under the guidance of competent and resourceful faculty.

i360 does have multilevel corporate engagements; starting from student placements to trainings to academic endorsements. All these associations directly or indirectly add value in a student's career. Presently, students of i360 are working with brands like Vodafone, Airtel, Pantaloons, Haldirams, Unicon, Asian Paints, Erricson to name a few…

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I360 Weekly digest august 29 to september 4 2011

  1. 1. August 29th to September 4th 2011                            CAREER PLANNING Planning your career effectively is a very important step if you really want to achieve heights of success in professionalarena. We all have some dreams and certain ambitions regarding how we want to see ourselves at different junctures of life.Career planning is very crucial in fulfilling those sweet dreams. So while you embark on your career path, it is essential to sitalone for a while and figure about specifics of your dream. You will also need to devise proper plans to turn your dreams intoreality. While you try to figure out these things you will come across the term ‘career planning’. It is a painstaking processand is subjected to variables like changing circumstances, education and other matters. The planning will include your short-term and long term goals and what are the required steps to accomplish them. While you start to plan things ahead, first youneed to do a self-assessment. It will include skills mastered by you or needed to be acquired to achieve what you are set outfor. There are whole lots of things to consider and it cannot work on impulse or predictability. You need to be honest withyourself and ask some questions like what you enjoy the most. You like outdoor or indoor activities? Do you feelcomfortable with computer or prefer more of physical activity? These are just some of the questions. Once you have sortedout these things you will need to check the job market. You should also give adequate consideration to the level of trainingrequired along with the expected income. These steps will be followed by final planning. Choosing your favorite career mightseem like a herculean task but it is better to think and decide rather than acting hastily. Selecting your career is in your handhowever, career counselor can guide you and help you. Don’t choose your career based on what your classmates are goingfor or what is popular in the job market. Ask yourself and you will get all the answers  Tips for proper Career Planning Proper career planning is very much important to excel in life. Of course, career planning is not that difficult. Also, it is notthat easy as people may think. Proper career planning needs a systematic approach. It is the responsibility of every individualto do a proper career planning in order to become successful in his /her professional life.Tips for making effective career planThe following tips are significant while making a career plan. Moreover, these tips are not for just reading, butthey help in providing effective results when applied properly. Some of the tips to be considered while making acareer plan are as follows: 1. The first step in career planning is to determine the personal interests, skills and abilities. This step is very much important because personal interests and skills play a vital role in making a career plan. 2. The second step is to determine the life goal based on educational qualifications, work experience and interests. 3. The third step is to determine the additional qualification that is needed to achieve the determined goal.
  2. 2. 4. The fourth step is to search for the companies that provide the job opportunity related to the determined goal. 5. The fifth step is to apply and get the required job in a good company. It is also better to join a course that helps in getting additional qualifications needed to achieve the determined goal. 6. Every individual must make proper use of the opportunities that invite them.Career planning is a very significant thing that needs to be considered for getting the right and the best career. Theabove tips will be helpful for any individual to do the right career planning. People can also take professionalguidance to make the best career plans.YOUR ASSOCIATIONS CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR SUCCESS! The difference between someone who dreams and someone who achieves is that the person who achieves isdoing things in the real world to facilitate his thoughts. The people around you will always influence yourthoughts, emotions, and beliefs.One of the biggest factors that keeps people from being able to access and utilize their thoughts to achievetheir goals is the various kinds of people they have chosen in their environment.Trial and error is the worst way to learn because there are an unlimited number of errors you can make. Its a ‘onestep forward, two steps back proposition that way. The sooner you can achieve that which is purposeful andfulfilling, the greater your level of happiness and fulfillment in life will be. The key is to find someone who hasdone what you want or has what you want and learn from them.So many people give up greatness because they are not willing to be teachable. Well, you are not going to gettheir if you are not willing to ask for help and learn from others. You could easily think you are either not worthyof someone elses time and attention, or that you are too smart to ask someone else for their guidance. Either egoposition is unrealistic and not really effective. You must allow yourself to become a student and learn everythingyou can from all the teachers, books, audios, and videos you can access to reduce your learning curve.So, if you want to achieve, find people to hang around with, who already exhibit the qualities you want andemulate them.When you are relying on resources of those peoples successes, you will quickly learn what pitfallsto avoid and what specific steps to take to shorten the time it takes to get what you want. Seek the knowledge andthen act on it and follow it.You will become that kind of person and you will manifest it.Now, its not just who you are around that affects how you will manifest your desires. If you want to make $500kper year, for example, you have to develop the consciousness of someone who makes $500k per year. If you wantto have a loving mate, you need to be the kind of person you want to attract. This takes consistency and effort.
  3. 3. If it were a piece of cake, everyone would have all the money and love they want.It takes work!Whatever you want, you need to do it step by step and be patient with yourself. You only get dejected when youlose knowledge and let your mind get caught up in appearances. Remember, this is a thought/emotion process.You must have faith, determination, and be positive to keep your goals in front of you and your belief systemintact.You also need a support systemOftentimes people find that as they grow into a new mindset and change their mental, emotional, and physicalhabits, the people around them who are not on the same path will try to pull them back to where they were.Family and marriage counselors are always running into this with their clients. Its called the law of socialhomeostasis. Every relationship seeks balance. So, you will grow together with some people and grow apart fromothers. Years ago one of my teachers called this an ‘occupational hazard.You need to be able to be willing to allow new relationships into your life and to transform the existing onesif you expect your life to transform.Everything in life is constantly changing, so you cannot expect things to stay the same and to grow into your newlife. Who are the people in your life willing to be honest with you, support you in your life affirming goals, andnot buy into your old stinking thinking? Friends who are willing to listen to your old whiny story of pain andblame are not doing you any favors. Find friends who want to share the goodness, beauty, and truth in life, andhave conversations about life enhancing topics. Gossip, us against them, and complaints that are designed to keeppeople in the same old patterns of communication will hurt you in the long run, so decide to pay attention to andfind people who are willing to participate in life affirming conversations and activities As you associate with people who are going toward what you want, your life changes!!     15 MILLION RETAIL JOBS BY 2012!!! Indian Retail Industry has been one of the most attractive destinations for market leaders across the world. Bothinternational and domestic retail giants are undertaking huge expansion plans across the country. The increasingdemands of a growing middle class have resulted in the need for more organized, big-size retail outlets. By theend of 2011, India is expected to have an addition of around 3,200 supermarkets, 280 hypermarkets, 400department stores and around 20,000 exclusive brand outlets. This would generate another 10-15 million jobs inretail and support services by 2012.Retail CareerAn entry level course in retail can get the student a job as a Customer Service Associate. The Customer ServiceAssociate handles tasks such as interacting with customers, guiding them through the buying process,understanding buying trends and meeting/exceeding sales targets. After a couple of years of work experience theentry-level course can be followed up with a supervisory qualification that enables him/her to get promoted as afloor supervisor or department manager. If the candidate is competent in his/her field he can reach the level ofStore Manager and/or Area Manager in a span of 3-4 years, after completing a managerial course. The average
  4. 4. salary of an area manager comes in a range of Rs 12-20 lakhs per annum depending on the company and jobresponsibilities.To get into the retail sector, the minimum that you need is a 12th / degree certificate. But to ensure performance inthe initial years and subsequent career growth, it is extremely important to take up an additional industryrecognized certificate course which provides in-depth training and thus ensures job security as well as careergrowth.Retail Skills Course In this scenario, even though a regular college education is still considered important for getting a job mostcourses fails to impart the adequate communication and practical skills that are essential to succeed in thestudents chosen career. Vocational skills courses undertaken by educational bodies like i360Staffing AndTraining Solutions help bridge this gap. The classes taken by experienced trainers give special emphasis oncommunication and interpersonal skills, which are crucial for career success in the retail field. The focus remainson both analytical/store management skills and soft skills, thus enabling the student with adequate practicalknowledge. These courses have been developed with strong industry inputs.Employment opportunitiesThe retail sector accounts for about 8% of employment in the country. Career opportunities are available in areassuch as store management, stock/merchandise management, warehousing, operations, retail design and productdevelopment. The main demand is for front end, customer-facing operators like sales executives and shop floorexecutives. A survey conducted by Retailer Association of India estimates that 2 million people will be requiredfor the industry in the next 2 years. Vocational skills courses are not just for fresher students; those who arecurrently working in retail can also study to improve their performance with supervisory and managerialqualifications to gain promotions.Reference: http://www.articlesbase.com/training-articles/15-million-retail-jobs-by-2012-4220697.html#ixzz0hNwkY9Qi                   HOW TO INCREASE CONFIDENCE? 1. Dress SharpWhen you don’t look good, it changes the way you leave your impression. Always take care of your personalappearance. In most cases, significant improvements can be made by bathing and shaving frequently, wearingclean clothes, and being aware of the latest styles.2. Good PosturePeople with slumped shoulders and lethargic movements display a lack of self confidence. They aren’tenthusiastic about what they’re doing and they don’t consider themselves important. By practicinggood posture, you’ll automatically feel more confident. Stand up straight, keep your head up, andmake eye contact.
  5. 5. 4.Personal CommercialOne of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. You must know how to promoteand commercialize your talent. Write a 30-60 second speech that highlights your strengths and goals. Then reciteit in front of the mirror aloud (or inside your head if you prefer) whenever you need a confidence boost.5.Compliment other peopleWhen we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling on to others in the form ofinsults and gossip. To break this cycle of negativity, get in the habit of praising other people. Refuse toengage in backstabbing, gossips and make an effort to compliment those around you. In the process,You’ll become well liked and build self-confidence which will bring out the best in yourself.6.Sit in the front rowIn schools, offices, and public assemblies around the world, people constantly strive to sit at the backof the room. Most people prefer the back because they’re afraid of being noticed. This reflects a lack ofself confidence. By deciding to sit in the front row, you can get over this irrational fear and build yourself confidence. You’ll also be more visible to the important people talking from the front of the room.7. Speak upDuring group discussions many people never speak up because they’re afraid that people will judgethem for saying something stupid. This fear isn’t really justified. By making an effort to speak up atleast once in every group discussion, you’ll become a better public speaker, more confident in yourown thoughts, and recognized as a leader by your peers.8.Work outAlong the same lines as personal appearance, physical fitness has a huge effect on self confidence. If you’re out ofshape, you’ll feel insecure, unattractive, and less energetic. By working out, you improve your physicalappearance, energize yourself, and accomplish something positive. Having the discipline to work out not onlymakes you feel better, it creates positive momentum that you can build on the rest of the day.REFERENCE: http://www.pickthebrain.com