Get Trained for a Thriving Position in Today’s Corporate World

int_blog_academy,  Friday, April 1st, 2016

If you have just graduated from your college or a B-school and looking for a job, it is undoubtedly a very crucial time for you. In this highly competitive world, you will need to brush up your skill sets and expertise to bag a decent job of your choice. Now, the booming corporate sector offers a whole lot of opportunities for the right candidates. But as a candidate, you will need to train yourself enough to turn out to be the deserving one. With the intention of providing students with industry-specific training, certain reputed institutions and academies are coming up with specialized corporate training courses in Kolkata. To make you realize the importance of corporate training, here is a glimpse of the soft skills that you need to acquire.

Communication Skills – You might be a student of accounts and you may have degrees with distinction from renowned universities. However, this will not necessarily mean that you can speak fluent English and be absolutely confident when it comes to speaking to a client. Adopting good corporate communication skills needs instructions and people in the IT sector are the best to prepare you with this particular skill.

Behavior and Mannerisms – There is a specific set of accepted behavior and mannerisms that you need to adopt to be a part of the prestigious IT sector. Remember that small things like how you greet the interviewer or your posture and body language will play a very significant role in creating the very first impression. No one will be assured of your actual abilities and potential at this stage. A corporate training course helps you to learn these and more to ensure that nothing comes in your way of achieving what you truly deserve.

Writing Skills– When you are an important part of a corporate body, the emails that you write should abide by certain rules and regulations. Although every organiztion has specific rules of its own, a corporate training course can largely prepare you with the general standards of practice.

So, these are just the soft skills that are included in the corporate training courses. Corporate training courses, as a whole, include many other areas like Hardware, Software, Networking and Project Management. This further establishes the importance of this course. Enrolling yourself into one implies that you get comprehensive training and develop every skill set that can prepare you for a rocking career in the IT sector.

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Why is a Professional Content Writing Course Essential?

int_blog_academy,  Monday, March 28th, 2016

Out of the numerous ways in which businesses reach out to the target market today, digital marketing is the most important one. Now, digital marketing is largely about content in different forms such as blogs, articles, press releases, social media posts and so on. While content writing is a rewarding job these days, writing content for the web demands an altogether different set of skills and expertise. You might be a good and spontaneous writer with an appreciable command over English. This, however, does not imply that you can write content that businesses need to publish to make an impact on their web traffic. So, to be a successful content writer, you need to enroll yourself for recognized content writing courses in Kolkata. Here is a list of points worth taking note of to understand the real importance of a registered content writing course.

• Web content writing can be of different types. These are blogs, articles, press releases, guest posts, technical articles, social media posts and email newsletters. Each of these involves specific styles of writing, which you can adapt only when you are taught to write these varieties. The pattern of the subject matter also varies and therefore, it is essential that you know how to research for topics for each of them.

• There are prescribed set of rules that are applicable to the different types of content. For instance, blogs are usually of 350 words and can be promotional of the service offerings of the business, for which the blogs are being written. Again, press releases are actually news and therefore, must contain updates about the new launches, ventures etc., of the client business.

• When you learn content writing from the industry experts, you learn how to write things in an interactive manner. People on the web are expected to spend very little time reading your content. To keep their attention on your blog, you need to address them directly and give them information or advice that would interest them enough. The better you adapt the style, the easier it will be for you to emerge as a successful content writer.

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Choose Your Android Development Course Carefully

int_blog_academy,  Friday, March 25th, 2016

The present day world is driven by technology. Today, each and every business activities is executed with the aid of technology. Consequently, people who have their way with the different mobile operating systems and apps are in high demand in this competitive market. So, if you have a basic understanding of these systems and want to find yourself working as a successful developer, it is time that you enroll yourself for a recognized Android course in Kolkata. It is only through a certified course that you can both learn the subject as well as acquire the desired degree for getting a job in the field.

While there can be several educational bodies providing these technical courses, you have to stay careful while choosing one. Following are some of the considerations worth keeping in mind while deciding on a particular academy/institute.

The Faculty – The institute that you choose for taking part in the Android development course should have an experienced faculty of teachers. Unlike general courses where bookish knowledge is more valued, technical courses require industry knowledge. So, the faculty of this academy should have hands-on experience of working on Android and dealing with clients on a regular basis. These people can render you with practical information about how the projects are undertaken and this information will prove to be more valuable for you than anything that you read from a book in the long run.

Placement Guarantee – When you enroll yourself for a technical course, it is but obvious for you to do so with the intention of getting placed in a reputed IT company. Probe a little to find out where the students of the former batch from this institute have been placed. Go for an institute that educates you and then gives you enough opportunities to prove yourself in the real field of work.

Flexible Schedule – There is usually no age limit for enrolling for technical courses provided that you have the basic qualifications. In fact, you might be a working professional, wanting to expand your scope with a certification. So, always make yourself part of an institute that offers flexible schedule in the form of CD learning, evening classes and so on.

Keep these in mind and make the most of the Android development course.

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Traits to Indentify in a Photoshop Training Institute in Kolkata

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Photoshop is one of the most essential skills that any web designer needs to know and acquire to go up the professional ladder. Photoshop is the software that allows designers to use images for digital representation. These images can be altered, edited and modified to grab attention and make the entire web layout visually appealing.

Photoshop is all about certain essential tools that designers need to know so that they can use their own judgement and use the tools accordingly. For those of you who believe that Photoshop is a complex process of learning image designing, then you are wrong. It is indeed a user friendly software but to make things easy, you need to get into a good institute. A good Photoshop training institute in Kolkata will always help you in your learning process. The challenge might be to identify an institute that is good enough for you to learn the skills. So let us help you find out a good institute.

• Check the Faculty – Faculty or the staff members are the most important people because it is they who will provide the basic training and knowledge to students.

• Speak to the Alumni Members – Alumni members have been associated with the institute for a very long time. So they will have the exact knowledge about the institute. Talking to them will help you know more about the institute.

• Experience of the Institute – Years of experience is always very enriching so make sure you check the experience an institute has in providing Photoshop training skills.

• Testimonials – Testimonials are a great way to make assessment about the training school. Students have the scope to go through the testimonials and form a judgement of their own.

• Job Profile of Students – The job profile that students have post leaving the institute and how well placed they are is the biggest proof of the success rate of the institute. So make sure you check the current professional status of the students those have been part of the institute.

These are some of the key elements that you need to check before enrolling yourself in a good institute. Having all the above mentioned facts will help you identify the best institute that will give wings to your professional career.

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The Big Picture

int_blog_academy,  Friday, March 20th, 2009

Scenes from the recession

A horrifying bunch of recession images which is surely of great concern to human civilization all around the globe.

(Note Courtesy : Boston.com, Alan Taylor)

Twenty Years Later, The Web Is Finally Turning Into a Computer

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

On March the 13th, the Web turns 20 years old. In the TED talk, Tim Berners-Lee recalls how he invented the World Wide Web twenty years ago. It was a “play project” that his boss let him do on the side. Berners-Lee notes that the original Web was for connecting documents together online, and then argues quite eloquently why the Web now has to evolve from linked documents to linked data.

Of course, that evolution is already well under way. The Web is becoming a massive interlinked computer, and computers need data. As more and more data becomes linked across the Web, the more that it can be accessed, analyzed, and computed. As Berners-Lee says, “Data is relationships.”

(Quoted from Erick Schonfield)

The meaning of colour

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Color probably has more significance in every day life in India than anywhere else in the world. India is the land of color. Each colour has a significance. A religious meaning too. And there is an occasion for each rang. Apart from these colors, each colour has a finer significance.

Red
Lal or red suggest sensuality. But it also symbolizes purity. It actually rides a thin line between both. Red is worn at weddings. It is also the color of sindhoor and tikkas. Red is about energy and passion. Goddesses Durga and Lakshmi wear red.

Yellow
This too is a color a bride wears for a wedding. It indicates a bit of chastity and a bit of sensuality. Yellow is the color of Lord Vishnu. Yellow keeps evil away. Yellow attracts a mate. Yellow food can be sacred. Yellow welcomes spring. Farmers may often wear yellow.

Blue
That’s Lord Krishna’s color. A deep, tantalizing blue. It is a sacred blue and a color of calm. The chakra at the center of the Indian flag is blue.

Green
Green indicates fertility. Especially in Maharashtra where it is a wedding color. It is an earthy color. And a festive hue. A traditional color and a color of vitality. It suggests happiness and life. Green is a favorite too with Muslims and Parsis.

Saffron
Saffron is India’s most favorite color. Our flag has a saffron band in it. Saffron is a very holy and sacred color. An auspicious color.

White
White represent tranquility. Purity too. Hence it is worn at different occasions to suggest purity. It is also associated with death and rebirth.

Black
Black is not a happy color in India. India does not like black. It is about evil and death. Or a penance. A black mark on a child’s forehead keeps evil away. At certain occasions the superstitious do not wear black — not at weddings or births or by the pregnant. Children are not meant to wear black.

Making The Web a Less Colorful Place

int_blog_academy,  Friday, March 6th, 2009

The web is a colorful place. It’s easy to choose any color you can imagine, and put it into your design. No mixing paints, and no worrying about color-printing costs.

It’s easy to have a colorful web page, and very tempting to do so. But what is the alternative?

Monochromatic DesignMonochromatic design is design with one color. You select a single base color, and then add white and black to it to produce different shades of that color.

Your design consists solely of your monochromatic palette, and various shades of gray.

Example of a monochromatic palette
, with the base color at the right and left ends of the top and bottom rows respectively:

There are a number of color tools like (Color Schemer Gallery, Javascript Color Picker, Color Palette Generator and I like your Colors)  available to help you make your palette, if you prefer to use them.

Examples of some Monochromatic Design:


GetMeFast shines in CSSELITE

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, March 4th, 2009


The brand new design of GetMeFast (A New Venture of Indus Net Technologies) has made its position in CSSELITE in the colorful category. Designer guys check out and see what effective business website is all about. Kudos to the designer who is also a very true friend of mine and wish to see more from him for all the ventures we have.

How to enhance a developer’s career, skills and competencies model

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Start by creating an IT skills grid for each team member.

  • List the individual’s specific skillsCatalog all technical competencies and skills in key areas such as design, HTML, communications, customer service and inter-personal relationship.
  • Define maturity levels—Using a standards system such as the Carnegie Mellon Capability Maturity Model (CMM) , specify current maturity levels for each skill along a standardized spectrum.
  • Identify skills of interest—Ask the individual to specify areas of interest that coincide with what the company will require over the next one to five years.

Work with each staff member to develop an individually customized Action Plan to help them move from their current position on the IT skills grid to their desired one.

  • Establish direction—Make sure that complementary skills are developed which, when combined, represent a clear path toward responsibilities that will be more rewarding to the employee and more valuable to the firm.
  • Define key stages—Design the Action Plan as a road-map—one made up of discrete stages that provide both the individual and the company with logical touch points where progress can be assessed, achievement acknowledged and course corrections introduced.
  • Specify outcomes—Decide how the individual’s progress will be measured. When possible, identify benchmarks. Devise passing grades on standardized technical competency exams or numerical scores based on department peer reviews or internal user surveys.
  • Annualize objectives—Incorporate this information into a career plan supported by mutually agreed upon annual objectives for the employee. Conduct performance evaluations throughout the year. Provide counseling as appropriate. Update the staff member’s career plan, annual plan and objectives, and positioning on the IT skills grid. Use these elements, among others, to assess incentives and other compensation.