Infosys braces for bigger cost blow as Vishal Sikka bulks up on highly­paid talent

BENGALURU: Infosys is paying over Rs 1 crore to more than 1,800 employees in its overseas locations, 150 of whom were hired in the previous fiscal year, data accessed by ET shows, highlighting the cost challenge India’s second largest IT services company will face as it seeks to expand its workforce in developed markets. These salary numbers assume significance because last month Infosys announced it would hire 10,000 people in the US — a mix of freshers and experienced people — as the outsourcing industry seeks to combat the threat…

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Five Steps a B-school Can Take to Prepare Freshers for Today’s Tough Job Market

With thousands of B-school mushrooming across India the biggest challenge both the students and the school face is “Jobs”. Assocham study mentions that only 20% of the graduates passing out land up with a job, what is aggravating the problem further is the average package going down. The biggest culprit being demand and supply, the other issue could be how relevant the corporate feel is what the students are learning to make them job ready. B-Schools should ensure that they are more of a finishing school so that corporates feel…

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Laugh or Worry, But A Software Engineer got a FREE Trip by Auto Driver after showing his SALARY SLIP

Software Engineer salary in india

Are you a Software Engineer? Well, If you are, then my sympathies are with you, and if you aren’t, then you must be friends with any software engineer, and you should show some sympathy to them. Dressed in Formal Attires, running to the job, thriving hard to complete 8 hours, being on the bench for a long time, sitting in the office overnight during peak seasons, and waiting for ages to get promoted- This is the life of engineers. Even a cab driver earns more than an engineer. At least,…

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10 things to check before accepting a job offer

10 things to check before accepting a job offer

Finding a job is tough but more gruelling is the decision to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a job offer at hand. When you’re considering a job offer, there’s more to think about than just how much you are going to be paid. Here are the ten things to check before taking up a job offer: 1.  Role & criticality to business Check out if your role is interesting, and if it is crucial to the business. If it is both, then you have surely struck gold. The more critical…

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A foolproof guide to ace telephonic interview

A foolproof guide to ace telephonic interview

Phone interviews are conducted by hiring managers. This is conducted to determine whether the candidate is apt for the position. Phone interviews are also commonly used as first and second round interviews by employers. They are primarily designed to screen out candidates. It is also the typical first step for employers who are considering out-of-town candidates for senior level or executive roles. An employer rating platform from TimesJobs , shares the list of some of the most common telephone interview questions and answers: Q.) Take me through your CV. – Right answer: Give a…

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