Thursday, September 9, 2010

FMS 2011 Online Registration Has Started !

The official notification for FMS 2011 has been published in all leading English National Dailies on Sunday, September 5, 2010. As per the notification, online registration has started on September 06, 2010, and applicants can send their application forms till Friday, October 15, 2010. Admit Cards will be dispatched by FMS from the second week of November onwards. The FMS exam for admission to MBA (FT) and PhD is slated for December 5, 2010, whereas the exam for admission to MBA (PT) and MBA (PT) HCA is scheduled for January 23, 2011.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

XAT 2010 Registrations

The notification for XAT 2011has been published in all leading newspapers across the country. As per the notification, the registration for XAT 2011 has started on September 1, 2010 and the applicants can send their application till November 30, 2010. Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Dean – Academics of XLRI, confirmed that XAT 2011 is slated to be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011. It is to be noted that while CAT and FMS 2010 entrance exams have been preponed, XAT 2011 schedule has remained unchanged.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

CAT 2010 Application process begins today

The buzz around CAT, the entrance exam for admission into the prestigious Indain Institutes of Managements has begun. The exams will be conducted from October 27 to November 24, 2010, while the results will be declared on January 12. And today, 30th August, the sale of vouchers has commenced at select branches of Axis Bank and will continue till Sepetember 27th. The vouchers can be obtained by paying Rs. 1400. And for SC/ST students, the vouchers cost Rs. 700.
CAT 2009 was the first time when the test was made completely online and ran into controversy with too many technical glitches plaguing the process. And hence, this year, the testing window has been extended to 20 days.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

What is a resume?

A resume is is a document that contains a summary of relevant job experience and education for specific employment search. The résumé is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview when seeking employment. In many contexts, a résumé is short (usually one to two pages), and therefore contains only experience directly relevant to a particular position. Many résumés contain keywords that potential employers are looking for, make heavy use of active verbs, and display content in an impressive manner.
The complexity and simplicity of various résumé formats tend to produce results varying from person to person, for the occupation, and to the industry. It is important to note that résumés used by medical professionals, professors, artists and people in many other specialized fields may be comparatively longer.

A simple résumé is a summary typically limited to one or two pages of size A4 or Letter-Size highlighting only those experiences and credentials that the author considers most relevant to the desired position.
Résumés may be organized in different ways. The following are some of the more common formats:

Reverse chronological résumé

A reverse chronological résumé enumerates a candidate's job experiences in reverse chronological order, generally covering the last 10 to 15 years.
The reverse chronological résumé format is the most commonly used by those who are not professional résumé writers. In using this format, the main body of the document becomes the Professional Experience section, starting from the most recent experience going chronologically backwards through a succession of previous experience. The reverse chronological résumé works to build credibility through experience gained, while illustrating career growth over time and filling all gaps in a career trajectory. A chronological résumé is not recommended in the event that the job seeker has gaps in their career summary.

Functional résumé

A functional résumé lists work experience and skills sorted by skill area or job function. The functional résumé is used to assert a focus to skills that are specific to the type of position being sought. This format directly emphasizes specific professional capabilities and utilizes experience summaries as its primary means of communicating professional competency. In contrast, the chronological résumé format will briefly highlight these competencies prior to presenting a comprehensive timeline of career growth via reverse-chronological listing with most recent experience listed first. The functional résumé works well for those making a career change, having a varied work history and with little work experience. A functional résumé is also preferred for applications to jobs that require a very specific skill set or clearly defined personality traits. A functional résumé is a good method for highlighting particular skills or experience, especially when those particular skills or experience may have derived from a role which was held some time ago. Rather than focus on the length of time that has passed, the functional résumé allows the reader to quickly identify those skills

Combination résumé

The combination résumé balances the functional and chronological approaches. A résumé organized this way typically leads with a functional list of job skills, followed by a chronological list of employers. The combination résumé has a tendency to repeat itself and is therefore less widely utilized than the other two forms.


Thursday, August 12, 2010


Companies across the world use a standard method to select best candidates. It is important because, just by looking at your resume or your certificates, your capabilities cannot be judged. A lot of your skills like attitude, communication skills, etc. can be judged only by a live meeting. Interview, is just that. It is a meeting of a prospective candidate with his prospective employer. In an interview, the following factors play a very important role.
  • Communication Skills
  • Subject Knowledge
  • Basic Genaral Knowledge
  • Attitude
  • Response to Situation
  • Dressing
  • Overall Presentation
  • And of course, A Good Resume

Keep watching this space for more information...

- The Skill Enhancers