Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Early In Your Career

Here are some suggestions on what one should and one should NOT do early in their career:

What To Do?

What NOT To Do?

1% better everyday is 1.01 ^365=37.78
1% worse everyday is 0.99^365=0.03

Also read, How much money would an IT Professional Save in USA?

Monday, October 5, 2015

15 Real Reasons Why IT Professional Return To India

Here are some genuine reasons why IT professionals leave the comforts of USA, UK and return to India:

1. Culture - Because most cannot relate to the western culture

2. Tradition - Because the traditional roots belong here in India

3. People - Because near and dear ones are missed

5. Climate - Because USA and UK have extreme climate in few places

6. Children - Because as children grow up we realize the values that our country brings in

7. Politics, Bollywood, Cricket - Who wants to miss the real fun?

On a lighter note, here are some real reasons why IT professionals return to India

  1. You get the best panipuri here in India, not in US. Also, the spicy water here is to die for which you cannot find anyone else in the world. (Panipuri = Watery Indian bread with Spicy water)
  2. After purchasing a movie ticket, you don't have to stand in queue to enter the damn cinema hall coz you have a seat# on the ticket.
  3. You can play cricket and football anywhere, I mean anywhere you want to. You don't necessarily have to go to a park or a ground.
  4. You don't need to get in a car and drive a mile to buy grocery or milk. Your 7 year old and run across the street and get it for you.
  5. If India wins a major cricket tournament you can just pick up your bike and go to the city center(ghantaghar) to celebrate.
  6. You get immense opportunities to experience the Joy of Bargaining.
  7. You have Jugaad(workaround/ fix) for almost every other problem on this planet.
  8. Last but not the least, because you were born here, were raised here, you belong here -> You owe it to your motherland. Period.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Interview Tips

Here are some general behavioral tips for succeeding in job interviews:


  • Wear professional attire
  • Greet the interview panel
  • Look in the eye of the interviewer
  • Wear a smile
  • Be Honest
  • Appear Confident
  • Listen carefully
  • Ask for details/ clarification if the question is not clear
  • Use soft-skills to build a general rapport with the interviewer
  • Accept mistakes, if any


  • Be in a hurry to speak
  • Assume
  • Speak in any other language than the business language(mostly English)
  • Be nervous
  • Lie
  • Speak anything which is not aligned to what you have written in the resume
  • Be Rude
  • Be shy to ask questions where required

Saturday, January 24, 2015

How Is Life In the Indian IT industry?

Long but flexible working hours
Early morning, late evening work hours and meetings are common. There is no 9 to 6 job role.

Variety of roles
Engineer, Analyst, Tester, Manager, Pre-sales and so on...

Lot of Politics at Workplace
Fight for growth as in every industry

Extremely talented workforce
Brilliant minds, creative minds bless the industry

Focus on Continuous Innovation and Improvement
Great leadership with continuous focus on doing things differently for betterment

Lot of work pressure
Continuous pressure to evolve, change and improve

Immense Opportunities
Opportunity for doing creative work, creating wealth, traveling the world

Layoffs are reality
Every year 5% of the non performing workforce is laid off

High paying job roles
Certain roles and skills are paid highly as compared to other industries

Opportunities to Travel the World On Work Assignments
Global Customers provide opportunities for the workforce to travel around the world for work

Attrition is an ongoing challenge
Management is always under pressure to manage the attrition rate

Focus on Frameworks, Models, Methodologies
Continuous focus to identify better ways of doing work by utilization of frameworks/ models/ methodolgies

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Job Alerts Online - India

Online Job Alerts - India

Here are few websites which provide online job alerts:

These websites may require registration and setting up of profile. We have not used these websites and do not guarantee whether they are authentic. This post is just for the purpose of sharing information. You may want to validate the authenticity of these websites before proceeding.