Recent months had been hectic. I had been on a hiring spree for another startup which I cofounded. The focus areas of were multi-core high-end processors, BIOS and advanced device drivers. Obviously, there is a skill shortage. Like many other companies, we also hire fresh graduates and train for specific technologies. We cover huge ground … Read moreDear Fresh Graduates, No More Excuses.
Of late, I see many LinkedIn discussions on asking for salary details during interviews. “Why do not you evaluate me on my skills and decide the appropriate salary? Why do you need my history? Isn’t it to offer the least salary?” The words differed, but the main sentiment was the same. Employer uses the present … Read moreJob Interviews: Why Interviewer Asks About Salary History
Hype around Robotics A lot is going on with robotics and robots. For sure, there is lot of hype too. The most important question you have not asked yourself is – what does this mean to you? As Gartner releases hype cycle, you will keep hearing new buzzwords. Managers, consultants and many others keep bombarding … Read moreRobotics: Relating It to Your Career
The pressure on employees is increasing The employees are working lot more than ever before. The anxiety related to work is constantly going up. As we anticipate the wave of automation and consolidation, more jobs will be at stake worldwide. The jobs where workforce has skills, are vanishing. The speed of skill development is not … Read moreSubtle Exploitation at Workplace: How You Could Cope (Without a Lawsuit)
Performance appraisals.. Have you ever heard about this phrase called ‘inappropriate performance’ ? I did, only recently. I found it in a book. After I read, it made lot of sense. I realized that this is one of the most common scenarios, yet we do not give enough thought. I have been on both sides … Read moreThis Situation with Performance Appraisal Is the Most Widespread
Which computer programming language should I learn? What is trending? This I often get from the freshers. Usually from engineering graduates who want to get into tech industry. Their real question is how to get a job quickly by learning a language which is in demand. Many of these guys rush to learn a language … Read moreWhich Programming Language Should I Learn?