I360 Weekly digest 1 aug to 7 aug


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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 1 aug to 7 aug

  1. 1. August 1st – 7th 2011How to Speak Fluent English?Learning to speak fluent English requires patience, time and dedication. It may take sometime but with some knowledge of the best study techniques and daily practice, youllgradually improve your English and your confidence in your speaking abilities.Practice DailyAchieving fluency in English requires daily practice. Start by focusing on improvingvocabulary, learning grammar, listening skills and speaking skills. If possible, findsomeone that you can practice with daily. If you cannot find someone to practice with,make sure that you read things out loud by yourself. Its important to get that speakingpractice. You may want to split up your study time throughout the day.Instead of studying for one hour, study for 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes inthe evening. This helps you to stay focused.Watch TVIncrease your practice by watching TV shows which allows you to gain experiencelistening to what real life English sounds like. Once you find one that you like, trywatching the same episode over and over. As you become used to it, pause the show andtry to repeat what the character said. Pay attention to pronunciation and inflection inorder to sound more like a native speaker.Talk with FriendsPractice what you are learning with native English speakers. Having other people tospeak English with is essential for building your skill level. Look for friends that you canpractice English with. Native English speakers are the best for gaining fluency. If youcan, try to find a friend that only speaks English. This will force you to use your Englishinstead of falling back on your native language.
  2. 2. Think in EnglishAchieve real English fluency by thinking in English. While this takes skill, when you areable to think in English instead of in your native language, youll know that youve reallymastered the language. As you go throughout your day, try to think about what youredoing in English. Dont translate from your native language. Actually use English as astarting point. The more you do this, the closer you will get to fluency.Reference: http://www.ehow.com/ Scared of facing an interview? Not after this: Objective of the interview: Is for the employer to get to know you as well as possible. Not only your education and experiences, but your personality and beliefs as well. The goal of an employer is to find candidates who are a good "fit" within their organization. Types Of Interview. One-on-One Interview: One-on-one interviews are conducted solely between the hiring manager and the candidate. Group Interview: In a group interview situation, there are usually several job candidates who are interviewed at the same time as a group. This format of interviewing can be useful for employers to screen candidates into the next round of interviewing by observing which candidates stand out. Panel Interviews: A panel interview is where the candidate is interviewed by a hiring panel (usually five or six people) simultaneously. Series Interviews: A series interview is where candidates typically participate in a series of 2 or more interviews with different people or groups throughout the day. The interviews can be either one-on-one, group, panel formats, or a combination of the three. Sometimes each person or small group can be in charge of a different kind of interview (informational, behavioral, etc.) Phone Interviews: A phone interview should be treated the same as a face- to-face interview.
  3. 3. How to prepare for an Interview? Practice answering questions you may be asked in the interview. It helps you in effective articulation of important information. Write down interview time, location, interviewers name and title, and get good directions. Ask the format of interview and whom you will be meeting, so you may plan ahead. Check in 10 minutes early. Bring extra copies of the resume and have the papers arranged for easy reference. Greet the receptionist politely and let him/her know why you are there. Provide a firm handshake coupled with a smile and good eye contact. Pay attention to your appearance; appear professional. What to do in an Interview?? Approach with a positive attitude and sincere interest. Be friendly, relaxed, and more importantly be yourself. Let the interviewer initiate conversation. Be an attentive listener. Respond to questions with more than yes or no, incorporate specific results to highlight qualifications and accomplishments. Highlight the positives, be optimistic. Answer negative questions positively. Emphasize what you can do for the organization. To close, thank each interviewer, shake their hands, & re-state your interest in the position.
  4. 4. STARR technique : An increasing number of employers use behavioral-based interviewing, which rests on the premise that past performance predicts future performance. Past performance examples may come from work experience, internships, activities, hobbies, volunteer work, family life, etc. Prepare for the interview by having several different "STARRs" in mindExample:"Please tell me about your ability to work as part of a team." Situation I have a great deal of experience working in teams. In particular, during my senior year, I took a marketing research class. Task For the class, we had to complete a group project where we conducted research, analyzing the marketing techniques and identifying problematic marketing within local organizations. Our group chose to investigate why students did not utilize Career Services on campus. Action To do this, our team decided to survey students as they entered and left the campus library, asking them questions addressing their use of Career
  5. 5. Services. We had to work well together to develop the survey as well ascoordinate times that we stood outside the library. In particular, I was in chargeof creating the schedule for the library and contacting the library staff to informthem of our research.Result As a result, our group gained a better understanding of why studentsunder-utilized Career Services. We also shared our data with Career Servicesallowing them to create effective marketing strategies. Relate I understand that this job requires someone who is detailed-oriented andable to work well with others. I believe my education and work experience haveprepared me well, as I have been required to work with a variety of groups ineach of my courses and jobs.Inside the Interviewer’s head??Commonly asked questions in following domains:Initial hiccups (hic hic!) Tell me about yourself.... What are your future career plans?Communication Cite examples of accomplishments where you have been an excellent communicator.Culture/Work Environment What are your expectations for a new job and a new company?Behavior/Accomplishments We are looking at several candidates. What makes you unique? Tell me about a time you failed and the impact it had on you. Salary What is more important-money or the job itself? Why?Interpersonal Tell me why you would be a good team player.Management/Leadership Describe your personal style, work style, management style. How do you motivate team members?
  6. 6. Problem Solving Give some instances where you anticipated problems or influenced new directions Motivational How do you personally define success? Questions for the Interviewer: Employers expect that candidates will arrive at an interview with several questions for them. It is very rare for an interview to end without the interviewer asking, "Do you have any questions for me?" Some common questions that could be asked are: Human Resources: Describe the organizations structure.How would you describe the culture? Colleagues/Peers: Describe how work gets done here. As a team? As independent contributors? My friends these are some quick tips that can help you to crack any interview. Command over spoken English and to know what is expected out of you in an interview will let you through. With this understanding you will be able to start and shape your career. By: Raghav Sharma PRO , i360 Staffing & Training Solutions