Saturday, November 29, 2014

EasyQuest: How to make a website!

When I was in college, I learnt one thing that every single person should have a USP, a Unique Selling Property. I believe, all of us have this unique property. Some are good in sports, some in studies, some in singing or dancing or performing arts and some are good in writing. Now, the question arises, if you are good in creative writing, 'how can you get most out of it?' Not just in terms of money, it gives the writer satisfaction 'being heard' and 'being praised'. I believe, making a blog, or a step further, making a website is the best you can do for getting your voice heard. In this article, I will be explaining how I made my first website and in general, 'How to make a website?'
STEP-1: The first and foremost step is to do some practice and look for the ways to get viewers to your site. There are numerous number of websites which provide you free of cost Blogging accounts which you can use for a start. Some of these websites are:
  • WordPress: The first and the foremost name which comes to the mind when we talk about Blogging is definitely none other than WordPress. It provides you with the privileges to use its Admin Panel for free. You will not get the option to use Adsense or other affiliation services and plug-ins on your free account.
  • Blogger: Blogger is also a very good option. I also started from making a blog on Blogger (my blog: Frankspot). It provides some options which WordPress doesn't. It gives you the option to put ads on your Blog and earn revenue.
  • Hubpages: It is another popular medium for Blogging where you can get readership a bit easily. You will get the option of using affiliation programs here too.
STEP-2: Second thing is to build your free blog, put in some widgets, discover the opportunities, get affiliation approvals and try each & everything, for instance:
  • Affiliation Programs: Google Adsense, Infolinks, Chitika etc.
  • SEO Optimization: Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics etc.
  • Blog Directories: Technorati, Indiblogger etc.
  • Social Network Integration: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ etc.
STEP-3: Post regularly on your blog and keep a look on the Visitors Counter and wait for it to go above a certain limit. In my case, I decided this level to be at 80k mark.
STEP-4: Then, you are ready to take the next big step by purchasing a domain, a hosting account and some plug-ins. I purchased my domain and hosting from GoDaddy and I paid nearly Rs 3,000/-. What I purchased was the economy plan and you need not go for the costlier ones as this plan is sufficient for a blogger like you and me.
STEP-5: Design your website, choose WordPress as an Admin Panel, link the social networks, choose essential plug-ins & install them, do SEO optimization, blog directory registration and other registrations you did for your free blog.
What I just explained is a recipe for getting a Website up & running and switching from a free blogging website to your own full fledge website.
Why should I purchase a Website?
Well, this is an obvious question that why one should spend money on making a website when one can get a free blog. The answer to this lies in the fact that if you are blogging just for the sake of blogging, then, you don't need to purchase one. But, if you want to get the following benefits, you need a website:
  • Put price on your Content
  • Make your voice heard in a better way
  • Earn respect online
  • More than many options of customization
  • Better affiliation programs integration

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

EasyRecruitment: Mahindra & Mahindra

Founded in 1945, as a steel trading company, Mahindra & Mahindra entered in automotive manufacturing in 1947 to bring the iconic Willys Jeep onto Indian roads.  Over the years, they have diversified into many new businesses in order to better meet the needs of the customers.  Their growth into a US $16.2 billion multinational group with more than 155,000 employees in over 100 countries across the globe is amazing. Today, M&M’s operations span 18 key industries that form the foundation of every modern economy including aerospace, automotive components, consulting services, defense, energy, farm equipment, industrial equipment, information technology and two wheelers. With the location and the high reputation of the company, M&M  is one of the best career options for any Mechanical and Electrical Engineer.

Job Location: You will be getting placed in Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, Bangalore if you opt for R&D. Location depends on the role you are given. Marketing means you will never have a fixed location. Mohali is another option for non-R&D job.

Job Profile: Shop floor job, R&D, Marketing are all yours for the taking.

Eligibility: B.Tech: Mechanical and Electrical are the branches which are eligible.

Recruitment Process: The process includes following rounds:
1.      Online Tests (One HR and other technical)
2.      Group Discussion (Bingo Round)
3.      Technical Interview
Online Tests are easier ones (both: technical and Aptitude)
Group Discussion is not the normal GD, but, they call it ‘Bingo Round’ in which you have to recommend other participants of your GD Group that ‘Why they should be hired?’
Technical Interview will be taken by the company in its premises (at Mohali). It may have an additional dimension which we call HR.

Salary offered: Package is 5 lakhs, but, seeing the company and it’s reputation, M&M is a very good choice to make.

EasyRecruitment: Honda Careers (Honda Siel Cars India Ltd)

Honda Siel Cars India Ltd is a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India. The company is a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Japan. With the location being Noida and the high reputation of the company makes Honda one of the best career options for any Mechanical Engineer. In this post, Honda Careers will be discussed.

Job Location: You will be getting placed in Noida. It depends on the role you are given. Marketing means you will never have a fixed location.

Job Profile: Shop floor job, R&D, Marketing are all yours for the taking.

Recruitment Process: The process includes following rounds:
1.      Written Test
2.      Personal Interview-1 (in College)
3.      Personal Interview-2 (in Company)
Written Test is an easier one with both: technical and Aptitude parts in it.
Personal Interview-1 will be taken in the college itself and will be purely technical.
Personal Interview-2 will be taken by the company in its premises. It may or may not have an additional dimension which we call HR.

Salary offered: Package is under 5 lakhs, but, seeing the company and it's reputation, Honda is a very good choice to make.

EasySuccess: GATE 2014 Pattern and Preparation Strategy

There has been a lot of speculation about a major change from 2014 in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) exam. There were a lot of changes in GATE-2013 too which can be seen as a start for some more changes. The pattern of the paper is to be such that it should be able to cover as much portion of the syllabus as possible because of the massive syllabus of GATE Exam.
The GATE-2013 paper had some drastic changes from the previous years’ papers and this year, that is, in GATE-2014, there is a possibility of the following changes taking place:
1. Some radical changes will be made!
There will be an entire new type of exam going to happen this time around, as states a report of MHRD, saying that they are in consultation with an international and experienced test origination for GATE and NET exams. No wonder some GRE and TOFEL like exam is made this time.
2. Two Papers rather than a Single One.
First one would be more or less like the GRE paper and the Second paper could be a Subject based exam covering all topics this way.
3. First Paper
First paper would be like GRE paper as explained which might be named GATE-Pre (consisting of math and aptitude and may have some questions asked from subjects) and its scores can be same as GRE too. PSUs and other organizations can recruit using these scores as is the trend going these days.
4. Second paper
Second paper would be based entirely on Subjects and M.Tech admissions would be based on the scores in second paper. To appear for the second paper one need to be above certain cutoff in first paper as is the case with IIT exam these days that you have to qualify in AIEEE exam.
5. Previous Degree Marks
GATE scores could also consider earlier degree marks for making final scores as is, again, the case with IIT Exam’s new pattern.
Is the New Pattern going to be implemented in GATE-2014?
Govt. is looking for it to start from GATE 2014. This will be clear after the issuing of the GATE notification this year. Mostly, first paper would be computer based and second paper can be offline.
Preparation Strategy
If you are looking to start preparing for GATE 2014, start looking into aptitude first as it is expected to be a part of GATE-2014 in both the case. Spare some time from your preparation to look into the GRE aptitude and maths sections. Do start looking into basics of core subjects too.