Situation wanted … in SAIL, SBI, Facebook, Google

Public sector is where most new job seekers want to work. According to a recent study, this is mainly to do with the security that PSUs offer. Then, in the pecking order of preference is the private sector with multinationals bringing up the rear.

For fresh management, engineering and software professionals, the top workplace choices are SAIL, State Bank of India, Facebook and Google, says the study by job portal FlikJobs.com and MyHiringClub.com.

Among those already working in the government sector, 67 per cent said they were happy and wanted to continue and only 33 per cent said they were keen to work with the private sector.

“Job security is a big factor… Working in the PSUs and government organisations is stable and permanent… In the current scenario, the salary is also almost at par,” said Mr Rajesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, FlikJobs.com & MyHiringClub.com.

Of the respondents working in the private sector, 63 per cent said they were “desperately keen to work with PSUs or the government” and only 37 per cent said they were interested in continuing in the private sector.

Not surprisingly, for women job-seekers, banks were top on the list.

Among management and engineering students, SAIL and SBI were the first choice to work, among PSUs, and Facebook and Google topped the MNCs’ list.

As for relocating, the US was the preferred destination, with 51 per cent preferring it, followed by the UAE, the UK and the Philippines. Only 39 per cent preferred their home country as a job destination.

The study, “Preferred Employer 2012” covered 1,86,745 registered job-seekers of FlikJobs.com, a release by MyHiringClub.com said.

Source: Business Line

Google hints at new AR glasses in video

If you’ve ever wanted a heads-up display like the one in Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit that gives you directions as you cruise around the city, lets you chat with your pals, and picks out which terrorists to blast, you’re in luck. Google Glasses, which puts Google functions right in front of your eyes, may soon let you do exactly that – well, except that last part.

A video posted on Google+ this morning by the secretive GoogleX group gives a bit of insight into the product under development (see above). In it, a glasses-wearer goes through his day making appointments to meet friends, buying coffee, and snapping photos of street art with nary a swipe or keystroke to be seen.

On the Google+ page, the developers of Project Glass ask for feedback. “We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input,”they write. But the project has been in the works for some time; the New York Times reported in February that the glasses will likely go on sale by the end of 2012. They are expected to be priced in the same range as an Android phone: $250 to $600.

The video suggests that the glasses will include GPS, their own video camera, a 4G internet connection, and a music player.A photo of the prototype shows a small display in the upper right-hand corner of the glasses and several buttons on their arms. The blog 9 to 5 Google has heard that wearers will control the device with a combination of voice commands and head tilts to scroll and click.

Best of all, since the display allows wearers to keep their heads up, pedestrians checking checking their email or texting while crossing the street should still be able to see oncoming cars, bikes, and telephone poles. Rest easy, folks: the brief but dangerous period of technological adolescence known as the era of distracted walking may soon be over.

Source: http://www.newscientist.com

Internet Giants On A Hiring Spree @ IITs

 

The Indian Institute of Technology seems to be the prime place on the hiring radar of three Internet giants, namely Facebook, Microsoft and Google this year. All these biggies are on a brain pool hunt to pick the best talents from India’s premium technology institutes. Facebook went visiting all the IIT campuses from Mumbai to Guwahati.

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