Sunday 28 April 2013

Top Job Search Sites in India

Gone are the days when people used to read newspapers for job vacancies and announcements. with the popularity of internet rising exponentially, many job portals and sites are available wherein job application is possible on the click of a button.

Here are few job sites (job portals) for job seekers that can come handy -

  • Naukri (
  • Times Jobs (
  • Shine (
  • Monster India (
  • Indeed India (
  • Jobs Ahead (
  • Head Honchos (
  • Walkins India (
  • Freshers World (
  • Placement India (
  • Career Builder (
  • Career Age (
  • Giga Job (
  • Naukri Hub (
  • Career Jet (
  • Job Street (
  • DevNet Jobs India (
  • Rediff Jobs (
  • Click Jobs (
  • Flik Jobs (
  • Neuvoo (

Note: The above list is a sample of some job sites / portals available and is not a complete list.

For Tips on Resume Writing refer to blogpost below:

For Tips on Personal Interview Tips refer to blogpost below:

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer
Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

Friday 19 April 2013

Offbeat Careers - Become a Career Counsellor [Farzad Minoo Damania's Interview in Life 365 Newspaper]

Hi Friends,

Check out my interview in Life 365 Newspaper dated 18th April 2013, talking about an offbeat career - "Career Counsellor". 

Article Title: Offbeat Career - Become a Career Counsellor
Article Date: 18th April, 2013
Article in: Life 365 Newspaper
Interviewer: Neelambari Bhoge
Interviewee: Farzad Minoo Damania

Offbeat Career - Become a Career Counsellor
Life 365 Newspaper - Offbeat Career - Become a Career Counsellor

For all your career queries, reach out to me on or 9833971773.
Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer 
Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Career Counselling and Guidance [Aptitude Test, IQ Test, Psychometric Test]


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Career Counsellor and Trainer
Mob: 9833971773

Monday 8 April 2013

AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam 2013

AIIMS conducts an entrance exam for admission to its MBBS course (5 ½ years).

AIIMS MBBS 2013 Important Dates:
  • Last Date for applying: March 24th 2013 (up to 5.00 PM)
  • Entrance Exam Date: June 1st 2013 (Saturday) 10:00am to 1:30pm
  • Result Date (expected date): July 1st 2013

  • Should have attained or will attain an age of 17 (seventeen) years as on the 31st of December of the year of admission. (Candidates born on or after 2nd January, 1997 are NOT eligible to apply.)
  • Should have passed the 12th Class examination of a recognized University/Board of any Indian State with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects, and should have obtained a minimum of 60% marks Aggregate for General & OBC and 50% marks aggregate for  SC & ST candidates in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

MBBS AIIMS Paper Pattern
  • Duration: 3 ½ hours
  • Number of Questions: 200 Questions (objective) – 60 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Biology and 20 questions from GK. 

For more details please refer to

For information regarding NEET Entrance Exam 2013, please refer to my blogpost below:

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer 
Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

Saturday 6 April 2013

Summer Vacation Courses and Activities For Kids - Article by Farzad Minoo Damania [Parsi Times Weekly Newspaper]

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Short Term Courses During Summer Vacation for Students

Hi Friends,

Check out my article publication in Parsi Times Newspaper dated 6th April 2013, explaining several Summer Vacation Short Term Courses for Kids, Students and Graduates.

Article Title: Summer Vacation Activities for Your Kids
 Article Date: 6th April, 2013
Article on: Parsi Times Newspaper
Article Author: Farzad Minoo Damania

short term summer courses for children
Summer Vacation Courses for Students

You can read the entire transcript of the article below:

Exams season is coming to an end. Summer vacations have begun and students have ample time during these few months to enjoy their vacation by indulging into their favorite outdoor sport, playing video games, or going for a holiday trip. Along with these activities students could still do something wherein they can hone their existing skills or develop a new one.

Parents can play an important role in understanding what their children would be interested in, and accordingly plan their summer vacation. Here are some tips that can come handy for your children this summer.

Sports: Children enjoy outdoor sports such as cricket, football or tennis. Why not give them a chance to improve their sporting talent by enrolling with a professional sports coaching academy. This will not only groom their talent in that particular sport, but also help in keeping them active and fit during the summer vacation. Children can also consider learning swimming, karate, judo, yoga, and martial arts.

Performing Arts: There are several organizations that run summer training courses in the field of performing arts. Your kids could register for short term courses in acting, dramatics, dance (western and Indian), musical instruments (piano, violin, guitar) and sound recording.

Computer Programming and IT: Various institutes provide courses in computer programming. Your children could learn one or more computer programming languages such as Java, C, C++, and Visual Basic. Those who dislike programming can consider training courses in computer hardware, networking and database management.

Crafts and Art: Children learn craft and drawing skills during their tenure in school. If they are keen to learn more, then they can consider courses in painting, drawing, pottery, decoration, and designing. Students can also consider learning the art of photography by enrolling for a basic or advance course in photography.

Foreign Language: Learning a foreign language can be interesting and fun. Short term language courses in Japanese, German, French, and Spanish are available. Also, you can consider course in creative writing.

Memory Development: Children who dislike mathematics, or have problem in remembering concepts, a memory development course could be a good starting point. Courses in Vedic Mathematics and Abacus can help in improving their mathematical ability. There are other memory development courses that aid in fast reading and easy memorizing.

Personality Development: If your child is not very comfortable in communication or public speaking, then a short term course in public speaking and communication can be advantageous. Also undergoing a personality development course can help your child overcome shyness, gain confidence and develop positive self esteem.

Computer Skills and Animation: Kids are well versed with using a computer or laptop. You can train them further in courses such as Microsoft Office (Word, Power point, Excel), Tally, Animation, Website designing, HTML, Flash, Photoshop and Coral Draw.

Career Counseling: If your child is unsure what career to select, then before the exam results are declared, it would be wise to visit a career counselor and assess your child’s abilities by undergoing an aptitude or psychometric test; so that they can select their right career path for a brighter future.

Summer Camps: Enroll your kids in summer camp programs that are conducted by several organizations and associations in various parts of the country. Your child will be exposed to an overall development by indulging in learning, writing and other recreational activities.
Let’s give your children an opportunity to enjoy their summer vacation and simultaneously learn something new in a fun and enjoyable manner. Good Luck!

For all your career queries, reach out to me on or 9833971773.
Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer 
Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Career Dilemma ... Ask Our Career Counsellor - Farzad Minoo Damania in Parsi Times

Hi Friends,

Check out my publication in Parsi Times Newspaper dated 30th March 2013, answering various queries and questions from student and parent community.

Article Title: Career Dilemma… Ask Our Career Counsellor
 Article Date: 30th March, 2013
Article on: Parsi Times Newspaper
Article Author: Farzad Minoo Damania

You can read the entire transcript of the article below:

P.T. Writer and Career Counsellor, Farzad Minoo Damania answers queries of students and parents on wide range of topics.

Question: I am in my final year of B.A. in Psychology from Mumbai University. What are my options for post graduation? – Parinaaz
Answer:  After completing your B.A. in Psychology, you can go for M.A. in Psychology which is a 2 years course. Depending on your interest area, you can go for specializations during your M.A. into Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Industrial Psychology or Counselling Psychology. Also, pursuing short term certification courses along with your studies in counselling, guidance, psychotherapy can be helpful.

Careers after 12th
Question: My son is in FYJC Science stream. Please suggest his career options after 12th? – Mr. Mirza
Answer: This is a very broad question. Your child will have to make his career choice based on his abilities, aptitude, interests, skills and nature. After his board exams, you can consult a career counsellor and undertake an aptitude and psychometric test. This will help you and your child decide his right career field. As far as the field of science goes, he can consider courses in engineering, architecture, medicine, computers and information technology, basic and applied sciences, merchant navy and many more. Remember, some of these courses will require him to take an entrance exam for admission to the undergraduate degree courses. Other than science, he can also look at options in commerce, arts, management, design, law and hospitality.

Question: I have completed my Bachelors in Financial Markets. What post graduation courses can I opt? - Hoshang
Answer: After graduation, you can opt for Masters Degree courses such as MBA (Finance), MFM (Masters in Financial Management) or M.Com. You can also pursue diploma or certification courses in banking and finance, risk management, financial planning and wealth management. You can consider certification courses such as CFP (Certified Financial Planner), CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), and NCMP (NSE Certified Market Professional).

Information Technology
Question: I am working as an IT Systems Administrator for 2 years.  I am interested in enhancing my skills in IT networking and operating systems. Please suggest some short term certifications for the same. - Darayus
Answer: There are several certification courses available for IT professionals. You can consider IT networking certification courses from Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE) or CompTIA (Network+). Regarding operating systems, Microsoft offers Windows Server Administration (MCTS) certification courses in active directory, network and application infrastructure. If you like Linux/UNIX OS, you can look at Red Hat (RHCSA, RHCE), or Oracle Solaris (OCA, OCP, OCE) server administration certifications.

What after 10th?
Question: My daughter is giving her 10th SSC board exams this year. She enjoys biology subject and is interested in taking up genetics for higher studies. Which subjects should she choose in her 11th standard for this? – Mrs. Irani
Answer: Your daughter needs to take Science stream with subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics. For graduate degree courses she can opt for MBBS or B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Life Sciences, or Microbiology.  Later, she can specialize in Genetic Engineering or Genetic Sciences at post graduate or masters degree level.

Fashion Design 
Question: What are courses in fashion designing after 12th? Also give me names of few good fashion design institutes. - Tanaaz
Answer: You can consider diploma, graduate and post graduate courses in Fashion Design, Textile Design, Apparel Production, Accessory Design, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Management, Jewellery Design and Luxury Brand Management. Some of the colleges for fashion design are National Institute of Fashion Technology, Pearl Academy of Fashion, National Institute of Design, and Symbiosis Institute of Design.

MBA versus Masters Degree 
Question: Which of these two courses should I take in order to get a better salary? MBA in Pharmaceutical Management or M.Sc. in Microbiology. - Shiraz
Answer: Higher salary is not dependent on type of course you choose. It depends heavily on your performance on the job, your abilities and talent, and your interest. The best answer to this would be that you should go through the syllabus of both the courses, look at your long term goals, and then make a choice.

Company Secretary 
Question: Can you provide me information on company secretary course? – Shahzad
Answer: Company Secretary (CS) course is provided by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). You will play the role of a compliance officer. To be certified as a CS, you need to pass the Foundation Level, Executive Level, and Professional Level exams conducted by ICSI. To be a member, you also need to undergo pre-membership practical training or internship.

For all your career queries, reach out to me on or 9833971773.
Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor & Corporate Trainer 
Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

Monday 1 April 2013

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test [NEET-UG]

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education for admission to MBBS / BDS Courses in India in All Medical and Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India.

NEET Exam Pattern
The Entrance Examination shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The duration of paper would be 3 hours.

Syllabus for NEET Exam

Physics (Syllabus of Class 11th)
1. Physical world and measurement
2. Kinematics
3. Laws of Motion
4. Work, Energy and Power
5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
6. Gravitation
7. Properties of Bulk Matter
9. Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
10. Oscillations and Waves

Physics (Syllabus of Class 12th)
1. Electrostatics
2. Current Electricity
3. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
4. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
5. Electromagnetic Waves
6. Optics
7. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
8. Atoms and Nuclei
9. Electronic Devices

Chemistry (Syllabus of Class 11th)
1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
2. Structure of Atom
3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
5. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
6. Thermodynamics
7. Equilibrium
8. Redox Reactions
9. Hydrogen
10. s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
11. Some p-Block Elements
12. Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
13. Hydrocarbons
14. Environmental Chemistry

Chemistry (Syllabus of Class 12th)
1. Solid State
2. Solutions
3. Electrochemistry
4. Chemical Kinetics
5. Surface Chemistry
6. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
7. p- Block Elements
8. d and f Block Elements
9. Coordination Compounds
10. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
11. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
12. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
13. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
14. Biomolecules
15. Polymers
16. Chemistry in Everyday Life

Biology (Syllabus of Class 11th)
1. Diversity in Living World
2. Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. Plant Physiology
5. Human physiology

Biology (Syllabus of Class 12th)
1. Reproduction
2. Genetics and Evolution
3. Biology and Human Welfare
4. Biotechnology and Its Applications
5. Ecology and environment

Details regarding eligibility, application, and admission process can be obtained from

NEET 2013
The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) –UG, 2013 will be conducted on Sunday the 05th May 2013 from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm. (The duration of paper would be 3 hours)

Best Wishes,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor
Career Nurturer

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