Author Archives: Loknath Das

Skip the résumé race, crack a hackathon to land that dream job

BENGALURU : A few years ago, Akanshi Srivastava was the only woman in a Google Developers Group. Recently, she participated in a hackathon in Bengaluru organized by Skillenza for Indonesian on-demand services company Gojek. SheHack, as it was called, had only women. It felt good to be surrounded by women hackers, she says, because breaking stereotypes is what her generation loves ... Read More »

How Watson AI allows IBM’s Advertising Accelerator to do three key things

TechRepublic’s Teena Maddox talked to Dave Neway, head of marketing at IBM Watson Advertising, at CES 2020 about how Watson can take advertising to the next level with artificial intelligence (AI). The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. Dave Neway: We had a major product announcement this week. On Tuesday, I’m very proud to announce that we launched a new offering called Advertising Accelerator with Watson, which as ... Read More »

Job jugglers: How people are pursuing multiple careers while earning a living

In 2002, Anupam Sengupta formed a band called The Karmic Circle The present economic slowdown, in tandem with job crisis, has fired concepts like side hustle and gig economy with a feisty enthusiasm, receiving overwhelming recognition and acceptance all over the world. Closer home, Indians are chasing portfolio careers like never before under pressing circumstances like student debt, stagnant income, lack ... Read More »

Saturday jobs dying as teen employment halves, Resolution Foundation says

The number of working teenagers has almost halved in the last 20 years, a study suggests, sparking fears of the “death of the Saturday job”. A Resolution Foundation report suggests a quarter of 16 and 17-year-olds were in work between 2017 and 2019 – falling from 48% in 1997-99. Young people were instead prioritising studies over part-time work, it added. The ... Read More »

3 Effective And Low-Cost Marketing Strategies

While marketing in today’s digital world provides many more options for businesses, it also makes it more difficult to know where and how to spend your marketing dollars. And when startups are competing with larger companies who have extensive marketing budgets, it can be especially intimidating to figure out how to win over consumers. Let’s take a look at how ... Read More »

[Jobs Roundup] Enter the VC industry with these investment analyst job openings

The Venture Capital industry in India is on the surge, now more than ever, thanks to Indian startups finding their niche and subsequently their corresponding addressable markets. While VC firms might fall under the radar of the so-called FOMO (fear of missing out), heavy dependence falls upon the investment analysts or associates who carry out the due-diligence, sourcing of deals, ... Read More »

Job scare continues to haunt urban Indians; people still optimistic about India’s progress

Other than unemployment, Indians are worried about financial and political corruption, crime and violence, poverty and social inequality and climate change. While job concern is the top pain point for urban Indians, the people still remain hopeful about the country’s progression and are the most optimistic of the global lot. “At least 46% of urban Indians polled are most worried ... Read More »

Oyo plans job cuts amid worries over aggressive expansion plan

In the past month, homegrown hotel startup Oyo has replaced the chief executive officer of its new real estate business, received a host of complaints from hotel partners and witnessed the exit of a joint venture partner in the home market of its largest investor, SoftBank. Now, Oyo plans to cut jobs in India to reduce costs ahead of an expected slowdown ... Read More »

The Show That Never Ends

BREAKING BAD: As we mourned Walter White and Breaking Bad, we welcomed Frank Underwood in House of Cards. Entertainment required outings once. You’d have to drive to the theatre or concert hall. Today, however, the films you want to watch or the music you want to listen to are all available on the phone you hold. As a result, there ... Read More »

Where The Jobs Will Be In 2020

Resolved to land a new job in the new year? Although the U.S. economy is 110 consecutive months into its record-breaking stretch of job gains and the unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, hiring among employers in some areas is projected to soften. But that’s no reason to become one of the 80% of Americans who let their New Year’s resolutions ... Read More »