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By JFY Content Team

Staying ahead in the modern workplace

Keeping your skills current and flexible is crucial to secure a good role and be successful

In an ever-changing business climate, keeping your skills current and flexible is crucial to secure a good role and be successful.

Core skills such as marketing, financials, project management, leadership, problem-solving and so on are no longer enough – a blend of additional soft skills are crucial to navigating the current business landscape.

A good communicator

The umbrella of communication covers a wide range of skills. Effective communication goes further than the verbal, non-verbal and written categories. Skills in listening, empathy, respect, friendliness and clarity are expected skills. But in any industry, employees are expected to engage with people from all backgrounds, ages, and cultures, and being able to connect with as wide a variety of people as possible is a valuable skill. Being able to adapt your communications skills to suit your customers, co-workers and in some cases, your location will widen opportunities to work within different cultures. Cultural competence is often overlooked as a key leadership skill. Developing it relies on the observation of customs and etiquette in order to do business with confidence.

Data analysis

A key skill that has expanded in recent years is the ability to analyse data. Once confined to the IT sector, these skills are now applied to sales, marketing and human resources, or any area of business that produces data. Data analysis doesn’t just help target customers, but can also be used to identify strengths to build on and weaknesses to address, to make the business stronger. If you’re looking to develop skills in data analytics, it’s advisable to enroll on a good course to get started. There are also good resources around the web to help build on this valuable skill.

The drive to keep evolving your skills

Don’t be a dinosaur. The willingness to learn and reinvent yourself is a skill in itself. Broaden your horizons, update your existing skill sets, and don’t be afraid of change. Employers are more likely to take on candidates with a flexible attitude and an appetite for developing new skills. Whatever stage you are at in your career, whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement, the ability to adapt will help you keep pace.

It’s important to keep your skills fresh and relevant not just to the industry you’re working in, but to the general social climate, too. Whether these skills come naturally or not, don’t be afraid to do research, attend courses and gain experience. Make sure you detail them on your C.V. to market yourself when you’re applying for a new role.

 

Credit: Recruiting Times

By JFY Content Team

What are the career opportunities in Banking Industry

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The pace of development for the Indian banking industry has been tremendous over the past decade. As the world reels from the global financial meltdown, India’s banking sector has been one of the very few to actually maintain resilience while continuing to provide growth opportunities, a feat unlikely to be matched by other developed markets around the world. FICCI conducted a survey on the Indian Banking Industry to assess the competitive advantage offered by the banking sector, as well as the policies and structures required to further stimulate the pace of growth.

  • A majority of the respondents, almost 69% of them, felt that the Indian banking Industry was in a very good to excellent shape, with a further 25% feeling it was in good shape and only 6.25% of the respondents feeling that the performance of the industry was just average.
  • This optimism is reflected in the fact that 53.33% of respondents were confident I a growth rate of 15-20% for the banking industry in 2009-10 and a greater than 20% growth rate for 2014-15.
  • Some of the major strengths of the Indian banking industry, which makes it resilient in the current economic climate as highlighted by our survey were the regulatory system (93.75%), economic growth (75%), and relative insulation from the external market (68.75%).

On being asked what is the major strength of the Indian banking industry, which makes it resilient in the current economic climate;

  • 75% respondents feel the regulatory system to be the major strength
  • 75% economic growth
  • 75% relative insulation from external market
  • 25% credit quality
  • 25% technological advancement and
  • 75% our risk assessment systems.

Public Sector Banks, Private Sector Banks as well as Foreign Banks view difficulty in hiring highly qualified youngsters as the major threat to their HR practices ahead of high staff cost overheads, poaching of skilled quality staff and high attrition rates.

 

Industry Snapshot

 

Career in Banking Sectors

 

  • After the economic reforms in 1991 or post LPG era, banking has become one of the most sought after careers in India. Post liberalisation, many private banks came into prominence which further made a wide horizon of employment generation in the banking sector. The banking sector has undergone many changes. As the retail, housing, hospitality and education sectors are experiencing huge growth in the respective fields, the growth of banking sector is seemed to be manifolds.

 

  • Banking is an exciting career for graduates. Banking professions and banking

career are flourishing in the country in spite of more than 50% population of the country is unbanked.

 

  • The worth of banking industry in India is about Rs 64 trillion. Still, about 41% of the population has no bank account. It means in the days to come, robust employment opportunities are expected.

 

  • A career in the banking sector is lucrative both in the public as well as private banks. The sector has been fascinating for the youngsters for a long time.

 

  • The students from the fields of commerce, economics, and finance can notch fatty packages from top banks. MBA degree along with graduation in finance subject is the added advantage to get a placement at the senior levels in the private sector banks.

 

  • Growth and promotion are slow in public sector banks but have the security of jobs. However, in private sector banks, there is a healthy growth and promotion. If you are a graduate and MBA from reputed institutions, career growth is quite smooth in the private sector banks.

Jobs in Banking Sectors

 

Employment opportunities in bank sectors are encouraging. Job opportunities in the banking sector are increasing day by day. Economic reforms of 1991 led to the wide range of job opportunities along with fat pay packages. Job opportunities are available in multiple roles such as:

  • Retail Banking
    • Branch Banking
    • Retail Liabilities
    • Wealth Management
    • Retail Assets
    • Bancassurance – Life/General Insurance sales
    • Marketing
    • Product Management
    • Investments/Liabilities etc
    • Operations
    • Customer Service
    • Call Centres
  • Corporate Banking
    • Relationship Manager
    • Operations
    • Middle Office
    • Credit operations
  • SME, Trade Finance
  • Treasury
  • Operations
  • Credit and Risk
  • Finance and accounts etc

Bank Jobs Salary

  • Pay packages in the banking sector at both public and private depends upon nature of profiles and banks.
  • For clerical jobs, it starts from Rs 20, 000/month.
  • For higher position the career growth path could be something like this:

How can JFY help you get a Bank Job

Working in a bank can be a great job choice. Whether you’re just looking for a temporary job or a long-term career, a bank job can help you advance professionally. There are numerous positions you can apply for as you can see from the list given earlier in this report, opportunities to advance in your career, and employee benefits you can enjoy. With a good resume and the necessary qualifications, you can achieve your goal of landing a bank job.

STEP 1 – Getting Your Qualifications in Order

Check the role you are applying for and the minimum qualification required. Generally, a clerical position requires a 12th pass and all other positions require a graduate/ Post graduate qualification.

STEP 2 – Put your resume together

No matter what position you apply for, you’ll need a solid resume to hand in. There are a few things, however, that you should emphasise on your resume for a bank job

  1. Emphasise your customer service experience if you have had any.
  2. Volunteer work also counts towards customer service experience.
  3. Also, mention any experience you’ve had handling money like a cashier
  4. Remember to make a new resume for every position you apply for. As you increase your chances of getting an interview if you’ve tailored your resume to specific jobs.

How can JFY help

To make a simple, modern CV that captures all the essential information then download the Jobs for Youth App from Google Playstore and register with all the details about your Personal Information, Qualification, Certifications, Achievements and Work Experience. In addition, create your VideoCV to get a better chance of getting your dream job

STEP 3 – Locate the Jobs

  • Dig into your own list of contacts – going by referrals is the best option so see if you have any contacts in the industry. Do you have a family member who works in a bank? Does a former teacher have a second job as a financial analyst? It never hurts to ask these people if they know of any openings or are willing to recommend you for a position. Networking is essential to the job market
  • Make yourself visible on professional social media pages.Websites like LinkedIn allow you to show your qualifications to other professionals in your industry. Jobs are often advertised on LinkedIn, which can tip you off to potential openings. Someone might even contact you first if they like your profile and qualifications. Put together a great profile to improve your visibility on the job market and grow your professional network
  • Visit your college placement office – Jobs often advertise with school career offices because they expect qualified individuals to come from these institutions. Take advantage of this by staying in contact with your career office.
  • Talk to employees at local banks.If you’re trying to get a bank job, a good place to start would be your own bank. When you go in to do your banking, strike up a conversation with tellers and managers. After you get friendly, mention that you’re looking to work in banking. They might know of a job opening, be willing to refer you to someone else with more information, or simply give you career advice on moving forward. These personal relationships will be important as you advance in your career.
  • Look on the internet for job postings.Businesses use websites like Naukri, Shine, Freshersworld etc to advertise positions. Take a look at these sites for bank jobs if you’re searching for a job.
  • Visit banks in your area.Since banks usually hire based on referrals, you should resort to random visits as a last resort. But it isn’t fruitless- you might contact a bank right before they post a job opening, so try this if you haven’t had luck finding a job yet

How can JFY help

Once you have downloaded the APP and registered, then you can search all the Banking jobs by just clicking on “Search by Companies”

STEP 4 – APPLY for the job

  • Investigate the bank you’re applying to.Whenever you apply for a job, you should do some research into the position and the company. Being knowledgeable about the job shows that you’re committed and willing to put work in.
  • Send in your resume and cover letter.Whether you’ve spoken to a bank manager and he’s referring you to the job, or you’re answering an ad from the internet, you’ll need to send in your resume and cover letter for the job.
  • Follow-up after sending in your resume.There is no set rule for how long you should wait before following up. It usually depends on who you sent your resume and cover letter to.
  • Prepare for the interview.If you’re granted an interview, do some preparation. Make sure you’ve investigated the company thoroughly. Dress appropriately.
  • Follow-up after the interview.Mostly you wait to hear back after the interview.

How can JFY help

Once you have searched the companies and you like one or few of the job roles advertised then all you need to do is just click on the APPLY   button. JFY team will get in touch with you to gather the 1st round on information and then if shortlisted will forward the CV to the client. If the client shortlists then the APP will show you the status and you will be informed about the final interview date. Once interview did JFY will follow up with the client to inform you if successful or not. SIMPLE. Let JFY do all the coordination on your behalf at no cost to you.

By JFY Content Team

What are the career opportunities in the Hospitality sector

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

The Indian hospitality industry has materialised as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sectors in India. It contributes to 6.23 percent to the National GDP and 8.78 percent of the total employment in the country. Constant transformation, functional growth and improving standards have gained the hospitality industry of India approval all over the world.

 

The industry is broadly compartmentalised in two segments

  • Tourism: The tourism sector includes medical and healthcare tourism, adventure tourism, heritage tourism, ecotourism, rural tourism, wildlife tourism and pilgrimage tourism.
  • Hotels: These include business hotels, suite hotels, resort hotels, airport hotels, extended stay hotels, apartment hotels, resort hotels, timeshare hotels, casino hotels, convention centres and conference centres.

Tourism in India has generated immense employment opportunities and is a vital source of foreign exchange for the country. The travel and tourism industry contributed Rs 2.17 trillion (US$ 36 billion) or 2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013.The figures are expected to rise to Rs 4.35 trillion (US$ 72.17 billion) by 2024.

 

The revenue from domestic tourism is likely to grow by 8.2 percent in 2014 as compared to 5.1 percent a year ago, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The Indian hospitality sector has been growing at a cumulative annual growth rate of 14 percent every year adding a significant amount of foreign exchange to the economy.

 

The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of 2013, published by World Economic Forum, India, stated that the ranking of India is 11th in the Asia Pacific region and 65th in the World Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2013.

 

As per the Planning Commission, the sector creates more jobs per million rupees of investment than any other sector of the economy. It is capable of providing employment to a wide spectrum of job seekers, from the unskilled to the specialised, even in the remote parts of the country. The sector’s employment generation potential has also been highlighted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which says India’s travel and tourism sector is expected to be the second-largest employer in the world, employing approximately 50 lac people, directly or indirectly by 2019.

 

Factors Responsible for Growth

  • Rising income in households
  • Increase in niche tourism such as eco-tourism, luxury tourism and medical tourism
  • Tourism and hospitality sector attracted second highest FDI i.e. the US $3.2 billion in the year 2013
  • 100 percent FDI allowed through automatic route in hotel and tourism sector
  • Diversity of the country attracts an ever increasing number of tourists every year
  • Government initiatives in improvement of infrastructures like airports, highways, ports and railways
  • India is a labour intensive country
  • India has been ranked as the fourth most preferred travel destination by Lonely Planet selecting the country among the top five destinations from 167 countries.

Employment Opportunities

The hospitality industry is a labour intensive one and India has a large concentration of English-speaking individuals, which prove as a catalyst in advancement and prosperity of the industry. Besides the regular jobs of a travel agent, tour guide, air hostess, chef, waiter and managers other opportunities await those who are keen on taking up a job in the sector. The new trends that have been emerging off late are as follows:

  • Cruise Ship Management
  • Club Management and Recreation and Healthcare Management
  • Airline Catering and Cabin Service
  • Hotel Tourism and Association
  • Fast Food Joint Management and Restaurant Management
  • Beverage, food and confectionery production
  • Institutional and Industrial Catering  and
  • Government owned catering departments like armed forces mess, ministerial conventions and railways services.

 

The Future of Hospitality

  • The Indian economy is opening up its horizons as it continues to integrate with the world economy. Therefore, the advantages of conducting business with and in India are many. This has lead to the manoeuvring of a variety of jobs to the shores of India, bringing in its wake transit travellers, business travellers, business meets and holiday seekers.
  • India is the ninth largest civil aviation market in the world in 2014. The sector is projected to be the third largest aviation market globally by 2020. India’s aviation market caters to 117 million domestic and 43 million international passengers in 2014. Over the next decade, the market could reach 337 million domestic and 84 million international passengers.

 

Government Initiative

The Government of India and the Ministry of Tourism have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the industry by providing various policy measures, tax incentives and infrastructural support such as

  • Promotion of rural tourism by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme
  • Availability of Medical Visa for tourists coming into the country for medical treatment
  • 100 percent FDI allowed through automatic route in hotel and tourism sector
  • Insurance of visa on arrival for tourists from select countries like Finland, Japan and New Zealand
  • Capital subsidy programmes for budget hotels
  • Elimination of customs duty for import of raw materials, equipment, liquor etc.
  • Five-year income tax holidays for 2-4 star hotels established in specified districts having UNESCO-declared ‘World Heritage Sites’

 

Further, the tourism policy of the government aims at the development of integrated tourism circuits, speedy implementation of tourism projects, special capacity building in the hospitality sector and new marketing strategies.

 

Industry Snapshot

Career in the Hospitality Sector

 

The hospitality industry other than being a growing industry is a labour intensive one. India has a large concentration of educated English speaking people, which provides an impetus for growth to the hospitality sector. Here is a list of industries where you can make a career:

  • Restaurant Management / Fast Food Joint Management
  • Club Management / Recreation and Health Centre Management
  • Cruise Ship Management
  • Institutional and Industrial Catering
  • Airline Catering and Cabin Services
  • Hotel and Catering Institute
  • Hotel and Tourism Associations
  • Catering Departments in banks and insurance houses.
  • Owned Catering Departments e.g. railway, armed forces, ministerial conventions etc.
  • In food, confectionery, beverage production industries.

A degree in Hotel Management / Diploma is usually the basic requirement to take the first step towards a career in the hospitality industry. Hotel management as a career stream is extremely rewarding.

You should look for hotel jobs opportunities if you are interested in working in the hospitality industry. You can easily find something in your area because there are hotels everywhere. You can do many different jobs in a hotel, and you have to be flexible to do them effectively. Hotels need workers at all hours and on all days of the week because they never close. If you are lucky enough, you can secure a daytime position, even if you haven’t worked at a hotel for a long time you can still make your Hotel Career any time at any age.

 

Skills Hospitality Employers look for

 

  1. Building connections
    Success in hospitality management jobs depends on a great deal on a person’s ability to make positive connections with clients, guests, vendors, and even other employees. After all, the industry is all about comfort and service. To let employers know that you are great at making connections, use keywords (which are bolded throughout this article) like relationship building, vendor management, client management, guest relations, and team leadership in your job descriptions. Highlight accomplishments that demonstrate how you were able to have positive crisis communications by developing positive relationships that lasted. Multitasking
    At all levels, careers in hospitality require employees to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. On a typical day, a hotel manager might have to negotiate a contract with a vacuum rental company, handle a dissatisfied guest, fill out paperwork for an employee injured in a kitchen fire, and keep a smile on his or her face to greet new guests, all in the course of one afternoon. Employers want to know you can handle the fast paced, varied workload. Be sure to highlight these skills with keywords like organisational skills, proven time management expertise, and phrases that highlight your ability to adapt quickly to guests’ needs and manage simultaneous projects.

    3. Attention to detail
    It’s the little things that make a guest’s experience extraordinary. To excel at creating that extraordinary experience, everything from making sure the flowers are fresh to making sure every busboy wears a clean uniform must be attended to, and successful hospitality managers must be excellent at addressing each detail. As a prospective hospitality manager, use your resume and cover letter to highlight specific instances where these skills shone through. Phrases like: exceed guests’ expectations and ability to focus on crucial guest details will highlight this ability for potential employers and show them you have gone the extra mile for previous employers—and are ready to do it again for them.

    4. Technical and language skills
    Computer skills and language skills are two areas of technical expertise that make a hospitality manager stand out from the pack. Be sure to highlight any technical expertise on your resume. Definitely take the opportunity to mention specific programs that you are particularly adept at or special training that you have received at past jobs. For languages, accurately represent your abilities and indicate whether your skill with the language is basic, conversational, or fluent.

    5. Flexibility
    Hospitality managers often have unusual hours or longer hours than a basic desk job. On the job, they must be ready to switch gears at a moment’s notice if unexpected situations arise. Keywords like: adaptable, versatile, and resourceful will let employers know that you are enthusiastic about the unique opportunities that hospitality careers present and flexible in how you will respond to their company’s needs. It is also very important to provide key examples to demonstrate your flexibility. For example, you can add: “Dedicated 15 years of guest management service under two re-organizational changes.”

    As reported by the Washington Post, in some areas, hospitality is the sector seeing the most growth these days. As a result, hospitality managers are in high demand, yet truly qualified candidates are hard to find. Employers are looking for you! So use these tips and keywords on your resume and you’ll find soon that employers are knocking on your door.

 

Jobs in Hospitality Sectors

 

Marketing / Sales Executives in Hotels, FMCGs, Sports Companies, Media houses, PRO agencies, Advertising outlets and Events Management.

The work in hotels, big or small is divided among key departments. The Manager and assistant manager in hotels make sure the efficient operation of their establishments. Big hotels employ hundreds of workers and management is divided into various levels. Under the supervision of the top management, the various department heads operate. The various departments in a hotel are

  • Catering Management: includes Beverage Manager, Banquet Manager, Restaurant Manager and Food & Service Manager etc.
  • Catering operations: It includes culinary department, steward department and food service department.
  • Front Office department: Front office manager, Receptionists, Information Assistant, Bell boy etc..
  • Housekeeping department: Floor supervision, Room manager, Housekeeper
  • Accounting department.
  • Marketing department.
  • Engineering department.
  • Personnel department-security.
  • Forecasting department.

 

 

 

Some leading players:

  • Accor group
  • Marriott
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hotel Leela Ventures Limited
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • The Taj Group of Hotels
  • Oberoi group
  • Sarovar group
  • Welcomegroup hotels
  • Park Hotels
  • Holiday inn Hotels
  • Le Meridien Hotels etc

Hospitality Jobs Salary

The most popular job designations for a hotel management employee are –

  • Executive Chef
  • Operations Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • General Manager, Hotel
  • Duty Manager
  • Assistant Sales Manager
  • Executives – Front office/ F&B / Housekeeping

 

  • A career in hotel management is very promising for any aspiring individual. Though the starting salary for a fresher is INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 a month,
  • For management trainees in top hotels, the salary is around INR 20,000.
  • Within a year, the individual can get promoted to supervisory level.
  • Upon reaching the managerial level, a lucrative salary of INR 50,000 per month, along with a number of perquisites is offered.
  • Apart from opting for the top notch hotels, if one goes for the chain of restaurants like KFC, McDonalds or Pizza Hut, the salary structure can be INR 20,000 at the initial level that goes up to INR 35,000 after several promotions.
  • Hotel Management trainees can also opt for cruise lines or airlines, where the salary at the entry level is INR 25,000, and which goes up to INR 80,000, as per individual skills and experience.

 

How can JFY help you get a Hospitality Job

Working in a hospitality company can be a great job choice. Whether you’re just looking for a temporary job or a long-term career, an insurance job can help you advance professionally. There are numerous positions you can apply for as you can see from the list given earlier in this report, opportunities to advance in your career, and employee benefits you can enjoy. With a good resume and the necessary qualifications, you can achieve your goal.

STEP 1 – Getting Your Qualifications in Order

Check the role you are applying for and the minimum qualification required. Generally, a clerical position requires the 12th pass and all other positions require a graduate/ Post graduate qualification.

STEP 2 – Put your resume together

No matter what position you apply for, you’ll need a solid resume to hand in. There are a few things, however, that you should emphasise on your resume for an insurance job.

  1. Emphasise your customer service experience if you have had any.
  2. Volunteer work also counts towards customer service experience.
  3. Remember to make a new resume for every position you apply for. As you increase your chances of getting an interview if you’ve tailored your resume to specific jobs.

How can JFY help

To make a simple, modern CV that captures all the essential information then download the Jobs for Youth App from Google Playstore and register with all the details about your Personal Information, Qualification, Certifications, Achievements and Work Experience. In addition, create your VideoCV to get a better chance of getting your dream job

STEP 3 – Locate the Jobs

  • Dig into your own list of contacts – going by referrals is the best option so see if you have any contacts in the industry. Do you have a family member who works in an insurance company? Does a former teacher have a second job as a financial analyst? It never hurts to ask these people if they know of any openings or are willing to recommend you for a position. Networking is essential to the job market
  • Make yourself visible on professional social media pages.Websites like LinkedIn allow you to show your qualifications to other professionals in your industry. Jobs are often advertised on LinkedIn, which can tip you off to potential openings. Someone might even contact you first if they like your profile and qualifications. Put together a great profile to improve your visibility on the job market and grow your professional network
  • Visit your college placement office – Jobs often advertise with school career offices because they expect qualified individuals to come from these institutions. Take advantage of this by staying in contact with your career office.
  • Look on the internet for job postings.Businesses use websites like Naukri, Shine, Freshersworld etc to advertise positions. Take a look at these sites for hospitality jobs if you’re searching for a job.

How can JFY help

Once you have downloaded the APP and registered, then you can search all the Hospitality jobs by just clicking on “Search by Companies”

STEP 4 – APPLY for the job

  • Investigate the company you’re applying to.Whenever you apply for a job, you should do some research into the position and the company. Being knowledgeable about the job shows that you’re committed and willing to put work in.
  • Send in your resume and cover letter.Whether you’ve spoken to a bank manager and he’s referring you to the job, or you’re answering an ad from the internet, you’ll need to send in your resume and cover letter for the job.
  • Follow-up after sending in your resume.There is no set rule for how long you should wait before following up. It usually depends on who you sent your resume and cover letter to.
  • Prepare for the interview.If you’re granted an interview, do some preparation. Make sure you’ve investigated the company thoroughly. Dress appropriately.
  • Follow-up after the interview.Mostly you wait to hear back after the interview.

How can JFY help

Once you have searched the companies and you like one or few of the job roles advertised then all you need to do is just click on the APPLY   button. JFY team will get in touch with you to gather the 1st round on information and then if shortlisted will forward the CV to the client. If the client shortlists then the APP will show you the status and you will be informed about the final interview date. Once the interview is done, JFY will follow up with the client to inform you if successful or not. SIMPLE. Let JFY do all the coordination on your behalf at no cost to you.

 

 

By JFY Content Team

Annual Survey On Data Science Recruitment In India 2018

Indian and multinational companies from almost every industry — be it Fortune 500 name or a local startup — are hiring data science experts to help them garner insights from big data. The entire industry has seen a sharp increase in demand for highly-skilled professionals. Companies are also on a constant lookout for talented persons who can fill the gap. Our survey for June 2018 endeavoured to find out the current scenario of hiring trends and jobs available in data science.

The data science sector is flourishing to such an extent that our earlier Jobs Survey published in association with Edvancer revealed that more than 90,000 job openings in data science and related fields are being advertised in India as of now.

1. Importance Of Formal Education:

We asked our survey takers to tell us if a degree or formal education in data science was necessary to get a job in data science. The respondents clearly thought it was.

  • 33% of respondents thought that formal education was crucial to get a job in this sector. This is in keeping with the current trend in the industry.
  • 28.3% respondents thought it was important as it can be clearly seen by the increasing reliance by employees as well as students on MOOCs to keep themselves updated.
  • Only a minority of the respondents — 11% — thought formal education was completely unnecessary.

2. Programming Experience:

Our data clearly shows that a vast majority of the respondents think that experience in programming was important to get a data science-related job. In fact, the numbers show:

  • 48% of the respondents think that prior experience was important to get a job in the new tech sector.
  • 29% respondents thought that it was crucial for their career. This is in line with what the organisations have been thinking. Most of the companies in new tech think that educating an employee for a basic skill like programming can be time-consuming and a drain on resources.

 

3. Work Experience:

A clear majority of our respondents have shown that having an experience in a similar field is definitely helpful in landing a job in data science.

  • For example, a clear 35.8% people have said that a job experience is crucial in data science sector.
  • Another 26.2% have said that it is important. This is in keeping with studies which have shown that a majority of companies in the analytics and data science sector prefer candidates with five or more years of work experience.
  • Only 2% of the survey takers did not agree with the statement.

 

4. Transition From Non-Data Science Background To New Tech:

This questions seemed to have stumped our respondents. Here, the answers seem of two polar opposite opinions. Firstly, almost 30% of the people did not have an opinion about the matter.

  • Otherwise, 15.2% of the respondents thought it was very difficult to make the transition from a non-tech background to data science.
  • 23.2% thought it was difficult, but not impossible to do so. This response is clearly not surprising, given the great pace at which the industry is progressing. It is already hard for people in the industry to keep up with changing trends, and therefore jumping into a vibrant sector suca as data science is perceived as very difficult.
  • On the other hand, only 5.6% people thought it was very easy to do so.

 

5. How To Get An Entry-Level Job In Data Science:

This question had a clear-cut answer — perhaps because of the personal experiences of our respondents.

  • 42.7% people thought that internship was the best way to make your way into a company. You make contacts, meet mentors and friends that last for a lifetime.
  • 21.8% respondents voted joining data science communities or networking as the great way to get jobs.

 

6. What Language Should An Aspiring Data Scientist Learn First:

Having a mastery over one or more programming languages is considered a great asset in the data science and analytics community. Here, our respondents — job seekers as well as recruiters — had a clear idea about what languages were the most popular in the market right now.

  • Python was clearly the most popular language for data science practitioners as well as learners. Over 47% respondents said that it was crucial for job seekers to know this language to get an opportunity in data science.
  • The next favourite language was R at 39%

 

7. Top Skills For Data Scientists:

Our respondents identified three important skills for anyone to flourish in a data science-related field:

  • Statistical modelling at 35%
  • Machine learning at 28%
  • Business intelligence at 17%
  • Data mining came in next with 10% votes

 

8. Reliance On MOOCs For Skill Upgradation:

Professionals as well as students are now relying heavily on massive online open courses. Our survey clearly indicates that:

  • 33% of the respondents relied on MOOCs extensively to upgrade their skills in new tech and keep themselves updated with emerging technologies.
  • On the other hand, 28% used it frequently for the same purpose.
  • Only 9% of the respondents said that they didn’t use MOOCs at all.

 

9. How To Find A Job In Data Science:

Here, the answers were unanimous, as well as expected.

  • At 47.1% LinkedIn, the social networking website for professionals seems to be the first choice for looking for as well as posting a job in data science.
  • The next popular way to find a job is checking with friends and acquaintances to look for employment opportunities at 19%.
  • This is followed by popular job portal Naukri at 15.7%

 

10. Which City Has Most Job Opportunities For A Data Scientist:

This question had a congruent, solid vote for Bengaluru with 73% of respondents saying that the Garden City had the best job opportunities in new tech. The next favourite was Mumbai at 13.9%.

 

11. Which Industry Holds The Most Opportunities For Data Scientists:

Data scientists are in great demand, as discussed above. The results are thus scattered across several sectors.

  • Most of the industries starting with IT and services at 26.8%
  • Followed by e-commerce at 23.6%
  • And banking at 23.6%

 

12. Area Of Interest For Data Scientists:

This survey also showcased that data scientists want to work in three key areas:

  • Customer service at 37.2%
  • Banking  at 32.2%
  • Medicine 13.2%

Credit: Analytics India Magazine

By JFY Content Team

10 reasons you need a cover letter

Does your cover letter get read, or is it a waste of time? There are good reasons to include a cover letter, even when applying for jobs online.

To start the week off, here are my top 10 reasons you should use a cover letter in your job search:

1. It gives you another platform to market your skills and convey your interest in the company.

2. A well-done cover letter showcases your communication skills.

3. Hiring decision-makers read compelling cover letters.

4. A cover letter gives you more room to personalize your message to the employer or contact.

5. You can use a cover letter to address any gaps in your resume.

6. It can help you market your transferable skills.

7. A cover letter gives you a reason to keep your name in front of the hiring decision-maker.

8. You can employ creative strategies to link your value to the employer’s needs, painting a verbal picture that draws their attention.

9. It gives you a chance to make use of additional keywords that target the employer’s needs.

10. A cover letter provides closure by giving you a vehicle to ask for the job or ask about next steps.

By JFY Content Team

The top 10 skills that’ll get you a job when you graduate

Have you got the key skills graduate employers look for? You’ll need to give examples of these essential competencies in your job applications and interviews to impress recruiters and get hired.

Graduate employers place a lot of emphasis on finding candidates with the right skills and competencies for their organizations. Depending on the career sector and profession you choose to work in, there could be very specific skills, abilities, and knowledge needed to do the job. However, complementing these are general competencies and behaviors that are essential for successful working. These are the key employability skills – the core skills that will make you effective at work, whatever job you do. They are sometimes known as transferable skills because you develop them over time and take them with you as your career develops; think of them as your passport to career success. You’ll need to draw on your work experience to give evidence of these skills.

The top ten skills graduate recruiters want

1. Commercial awareness (or business acumen): This is about knowing how a business or industry works and what makes a company tick. Showing that you have an understanding of what the organization wants to achieve through its products and services, and how it competes in its marketplace.

2. Communication: This covers verbal and written communication, and listening. It’s about being clear, concise and focused; being able to tailor your message for the audience and listening to the views of others.

3. Teamwork: You’ll need to prove that you’re a team player but also have the ability to manage and delegate to others and take on responsibility. It’s about building positive working relationships that help everyone to achieve goals and business objectives.

4. Negotiation and persuasion: This is about being able to set out what you want to achieve and how, but also being able to understand where the other person is coming from so that you can both get what you want or need and feel positive about it.

5. Problem-solving: You need to display an ability to take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues. It’s also good to show that you can approach problems from different angles.

6. Leadership: You may not be a manager straight away, but graduates need to show potential to motivate teams and other colleagues that may work for them. It’s about assigning and delegating tasks well, setting deadlines and leading by good example.

7. Organization: This is about showing that you can prioritize, work efficiently and productively, and manage your time well. It’s also good to be able to show employers how you decide what is important to focus on and get done, and how you go about meeting deadlines.

8. Perseverance and motivation: Employers want people to have a bit of get-up-and-go. Working life presents many challenges and you need to show employers that you’re the kind of person who will find a way through, even when the going gets tough… and stay cheerful-ish.

9. Ability to work under pressure: This is about keeping calm in a crisis and not becoming too overwhelmed or stressed.

10. Confidence: In the workplace, you need to strike the balance of being confident in yourself but not arrogant, but also have confidence in your colleagues and the company you work for.

Employer buzzwords and words of action

There are certain words which are key to catching an employer’s interest. Mention them in your CV and at interviews and see how impressed they are with your business-speak.

  • initiative
  • dynamic
  • team player
  • proactive
  • self-motivated

You can also talk in terms of actions that you achieve through your skills by using good, strong verbs in applications and interviews:

  • led
  • achieved
  • completed
  • coordinated
  • delegated
  • delivered
  • identified
  • presented
  • promoted
  • reported
  • resolved
  • organised

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By JFY Content Team

The top 10 skills that’ll get you a job when you graduate

Have you got the key skills graduate employers look for? You’ll need to give examples of these essential competencies in your job applications and interviews to impress recruiters and get hired.

Graduate employers place a lot of emphasis on finding candidates with the right skills and competencies for their organizations. Depending on the career sector and profession you choose to work in, there could be very specific skills, abilities, and knowledge needed to do the job. However, complementing these are general competencies and behaviors that are essential for successful working. These are the key employability skills – the core skills that will make you effective at work, whatever job you do. They are sometimes known as transferable skills because you develop them over time and take them with you as your career develops; think of them as your passport to career success. You’ll need to draw on your work experience to give evidence of these skills.

The top ten skills graduate recruiters want

1. Commercial awareness (or business acumen): This is about knowing how a business or industry works and what makes a company tick. Showing that you have an understanding of what the organization wants to achieve through its products and services, and how it competes in its marketplace.

2. Communication: This covers verbal and written communication, and listening. It’s about being clear, concise and focused; being able to tailor your message for the audience and listening to the views of others.

3. Teamwork: You’ll need to prove that you’re a team player but also have the ability to manage and delegate to others and take on responsibility. It’s about building positive working relationships that help everyone to achieve goals and business objectives.

4. Negotiation and persuasion: This is about being able to set out what you want to achieve and how, but also being able to understand where the other person is coming from so that you can both get what you want or need and feel positive about it.

5. Problem-solving: You need to display an ability to take a logical and analytical approach to solving problems and resolving issues. It’s also good to show that you can approach problems from different angles.

6. Leadership: You may not be a manager straight away, but graduates need to show potential to motivate teams and other colleagues that may work for them. It’s about assigning and delegating tasks well, setting deadlines and leading by good example.

7. Organization: This is about showing that you can prioritize, work efficiently and productively, and manage your time well. It’s also good to be able to show employers how you decide what is important to focus on and get done, and how you go about meeting deadlines.

8. Perseverance and motivation: Employers want people to have a bit of get-up-and-go. Working life presents many challenges and you need to show employers that you’re the kind of person who will find a way through, even when the going gets tough… and stay cheerful-ish.

9. Ability to work under pressure: This is about keeping calm in a crisis and not becoming too overwhelmed or stressed.

10. Confidence: In the workplace, you need to strike the balance of being confident in yourself but not arrogant, but also have confidence in your colleagues and the company you work for.

Employer buzzwords and words of action

There are certain words which are key to catching an employer’s interest. Mention them in your CV and at interviews and see how impressed they are with your business-speak.

  • initiative
  • dynamic
  • team player
  • proactive
  • self-motivated

You can also talk in terms of actions that you achieve through your skills by using good, strong verbs in applications and interviews:

  • led
  • achieved
  • completed
  • coordinated
  • delegated
  • delivered
  • identified
  • presented
  • promoted
  • reported
  • resolved
  • organised

 

Credit: Target UK

By JFY Content Team

5 Tips on What to Do After the Job Interview

You know that feeling. You walk out of a job interview and think, “Nailed it!” But you aren’t hired just yet. The company will still have to check your references and verify you’re not a serial killer, and you still have some work on your end to do as well.

1. Thank You Note

The first thing you should do is sit down and write a thank you note—chances are you have heard this one before. Don’t wait for two days to appear aloof; do it by 5 p.m. the day of the interview. Gather your thoughts on what was not covered during the interview, some key competencies and personality traits you heard they are looking for, and some experiences you have that fit those key areas. Be sure to attach any portfolio items or links that support your claims of being the best candidate for this job.

Some people recommend a handwritten note, but if you have terrible handwriting (as I do), you might want to opt for an email instead. Make it short but informative; most managers don’t have time to read a lengthy diatribe about your awesomeness. Close with a line about how you look forward to hearing back from the hiring manager soon. If you got a firm date on when you would hear back, insert that here instead of the word “soon.”

2. Contact Your References

You should give your references a heads-up that they will be contacted by the hiring manager and a timeframe of when that will happen. You should also give your references some specifics about the job for which you are applying. If the new job is centered around e-learning and your reference knows you as a sales enablement colleague, giving them the job description or a brief summary on the position you applied for can really help them tailor their reference to be more relevant.

3. Find a Connection

If you have any connections to the company, especially if those connections are within the management or leadership team, now is the time to contact them. Having a valued employee vouch for an applicant can go a long way—especially if they are armed with examples of your key competencies.

4. Distract Yourself

While being responsive is a good quality, checking in too much can be annoying and overwhelming. It’s just like a date; if the other person says they are going to call, don’t start bombarding them with text messages asking when they are planning on calling you. Even if you are obsessing about the job, you never want the hiring manager or your new potential boss to think you are. Distract yourself and apply to other jobs while you wait. If it takes longer than two weeks for them to get back to you, chances are that you didn’t get the job, and emailing them more won’t change that.

5. Be Truthful With Yourself

While the thrill of finding a new job may appeal to some of us adrenaline junkies out there, be truthful with yourself. Did the interviewer tell you there would be a lot of face-to-face interaction with team members and you really would rather analyze data all day in a room alone? Are you leaving a good position with high growth opportunities for a longer commute and a potentially toxic work environment? Or is this the job you have been waiting for, and you will even take a slightly lower salary to move into the new position? Make sure you are honest about what your non-negotiables are. If a job offer comes in and fits the bill, you are set! If you need to negotiate the offer, you know what you are willing to do and not willing to do.

Your job search doesn’t end with the interview, and neither does the impression you make. Use these tips to ace the after-interview.

 

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By JFY Content Team

Write a Successful Job Application

In today’s tough job market, you must do all that you can to stand out. Many times, job seekers make their first mistake by not properly completing the job application.

1. Customize every resume and cover letter

We can’t stress this enough – if you’re just sending in the same old documents for every job posting, you’re essentially throwing your application away. Because many companies (small, medium, and large) use application screening software to weed out applicants who don’t qualify, it’s vitally important to include keywords and phrases in your documents and to change those keywords and phrases for EVERY job application.

2. Complete all information

If there are questions that do not apply, write “n/a.” Do not write “see résumé,” even if you have provided one. Avoid leaving anything blank. Everything is fast-paced today. But don’t speed through a job application without following every instruction given because one of the biggest ways to get your application tossed in the trash is to not follow directions

3. Write appropriate References

Make sure that you have permission from the people that you list as references. References should be people who know your work habits, such as former employers, supervisors or members of organizations in which you have volunteered.

4. Always Proofread

It doesn’t matter what type of job you’re applying for – employers want to know that their employees can communicate effectively in writing, and that includes grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation.

Online job applications

While some electronic application forms have to be completed in one sitting, many systems now allow you to register your details and save your progress as you go along. However, be aware that employers may be able to view partially completed forms.

  • If you decide to cut and paste your answers, be careful not to include names of other organizations that you’ve applied to previously, as this will result in instant rejection.
  • You should always read the supporting documentation very carefully, answering all questions (including sub-questions, if there are any) and sticking to the word count.
  • Print off a draft copy of your application form before submitting it, as this gives you the opportunity to proofread it for mistakes while ensuring that every section has been filled in correctly. You may also want to keep a copy for your own records.
  • Allow plenty of time to complete it, remembering to submit the form and all supporting documents (including references) by the deadline.

By JFY Content Team

India’s Online Recruitment Activity Rises 12% In January

Online recruitment activity registered a 12 percent year-on-year growth in January, led by production and manufacturing sectors as also the outlook for next few months looks positive, says a report.

The Monster Employment Index India for January stood at 284, up 12 percent compared to the same month last year, while on a month-on-month basis there was a 2 percent fall.

“It is interesting to note that production and manufacturing sector is on the revival mode, a much-needed impetus in order to create more jobs and solidify the backbone of our economy,” said Sanjay Modi, managing director, Monster.com, APAC & Middle-East.

Modi further noted that online recruitment activity in banking, financial services, and insurance sectors registered a surge in January.

This can be attributed to the conducive investment climate, digital growth and increased savings in the formal financial sector. Sanjay Modi, Managing Director-APAC & Middle-East, Monster.com

Going forward, the job market looks positive and hopefully, hiring should also gain traction in the next few months. “However, the emphasis remains on re-skilling and upskilling employees to be able to survive the dynamism in the jobs market and the impact of rising adoption of artificial intelligence,” he added.

Industry-wise, recruitment activity improved in 18 of the 27 industry sectors monitored by the index.

E-commerce sector registered 8 percent year-on-year growth in January 2018. Demand in the month increased by 1 percent from a decline of 3 percent in December 2017 and matched the level seen three months ago.

In terms of cities, e-recruitment activity exceeded the year-ago level in all 12 of the 13 cities monitored by the index. Kolkata (47 percent) recorded the most notable annual growth rate, followed by Ahmedabad (32 percent) and Baroda (31 percent), the report added.

Credit: Bloomberg

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