How Engineers should choose their 1st job and differentiated offering to Engineers from InfoEdge.

 
  • Date: April 25, 2011, 4:00 pm - April 25, 2011, 5:15 pm
  • Duration: 1 Hours, 15 Minutes
  • Type of Event: Company Presentation
  • Who Should Attend: Engineering Graduates about to start their Career
  • There could be a list of questions troubling you while you are about to start your engineering career.IT Company vs Core Engineering.Product vs Service Company.Higher studies vs Job.While solving these doubts, Shalabh will also explain how Info Edge stands out as a different company with an envious list of successful products in the internet space.
 

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Shalabh Nigam

Executive Vice President Technology Info Edge India Limited
Shalabh has more than 16 yrs. of experience in the Industry in multiple domains varying from Internet, Telecom, VOIP, Mobile to Supply Chain, Financial Systems and Banking. He brings exceptional troubleshooting and design principles into the development of IT based products so as to deliver 24X7 uptime and long term maintainability in carrier & production grade systems. He also brings in the ’start-up’ culture to big-sized teams by using the right amount of lightweight processes and freedom to innovate.
Prior to Info Edge, Shalabh has worked in cross-cultural environments across globe in countries like USA, Switzerland, Japan, Indonesia and Egypt with organizations like WHO, HeadStrong, BayPackets (now Agnity) etc.
He has a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and is currently handling engineering responsibilities for 99acres, Jeevansathi, Shiksha and AllCheckDeals along with being the Business Head for Brijj.

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  • Firstnaukri: He will also give you an overview on the engineering work done in Info Edge India Ltd. - the parent company for Naukri.com, Firstnaukri.com, 99acres.com etc..
  • Firstnaukri: Hi all, let me welcome Shalabh to this session. In this session Shalabh will try to clarify most of your doubts regarding your first job of your engineering career.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Welcome to the afternoon session.
  • Rohit Vashisht: Good afternoon sir. I want to know what qualities should be there in an engineer to go to management field in a company
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Rohit, how much experience do you have?
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi All, Please specify your experience also while asking question so that I can address specific queries.
  • sumeet kotak: hello sir i had completed B.E. mechanical and i had cleared GATE 2011 and cover 40.33 marks and 418 is my gate score now i am confused about further study or go for job
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Sumeet, Further study and going for job are two different goals. You need to be clear what you want to pursue in short term and long term and accordingly decide. If you are clear, you can accordingly decide your next steps.
  • ABHINAV SINGH: Hello sir. which type of job is best for a fresher civil engg in his field?
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Abhinav, Depends on your interests. At a general level, infrastructure is going to be big in future. Low cost housing will be big. Dams/Bridges/Roads will be big. Take your pick.
  • Amisha Patel: Good afternoon sir,i would like to know is it good for fresher to opt career as Customer relationship manager?
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Amisha, I believe that the field is wide open for a fresher. It is ok to experiment a bit with your career initially to know what you want unless you are very clear.
  • Devesh: hello sir. I want to know that how much CTC/salary should I demand when asked at interview my first job
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Devesh, Understand that the system is always fair and will give you salary based on your skills and what that system/company can offer. So don't have any expectations which will make you feel that you have not got a good deal. Salaries are specific to Industries/Companies and most importantly You.
  • Vikram Sreedharan: hi sir i am a mechanical engineer and i did a course in piping design engineering. I am a fresher. I am finding it difficult to get a job in EPC company.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Vikram, It will be difficult to comment without knowing the whole process, etc. If possibile, try to get a feedback from the HR or if you know anybody in the company where you are trying. I am sure there are enough companies and you will find something interesting.
  • Ayaz: Hello sir I am BE Computer Science working in Search Engine marketting for past 7 months,Actually i am bit confused whether to move on to the Parent feild ie IT,or remain in this feild .
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Ayaz, Lot of times we take career decisions based on the salaries being offered which is a good way to look at the job market. In 7 months, you would have known whether you are enjoying it or not, whether there is a good future or not. Again, look at your aptitude and decide. Both the fields mentioned will have different job requirements as you grow in the job.
  • virag: can you tell as exactly what Info Edge India Ltd. is about
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Virag, Please visit infoedge.in to know what InfoEdge does. In a nutshell, we are an Internet company having portals like naukri.com, jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, shiksha.com, brijj.com, allcheckdeals.com.
  • parichaydas: M.tech or MBA which is good for a electrical engg
  • Shalabh Nigam: HI Paricaydas, For stuff like MBA or M.Tech, again these are two very different fields. M.Tech is getting into specialization which might make difficult or easy to get a job since you are more niche. MBA is more about management. Typical strategy is to work in the field for sometime and then decide whether to do MBA? Without having core knowledge, it might not be easy to manage.
  • Ravi Chandra: Good After noon sir, i am a fresh graduate from computer science department what qualities should i require well to do a job in IT field
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Ravi, The key qualities for any engineer is love for maths and science, troubleshooting, creativity. Computer Science requires a lot of liking for algorithms, computation, etc.
  • rohan kumar: hello sir......i have been selected in tcs and they have offered me IT IS job profile. I want to know how IT IS is different for development profile and which one is better.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Rohan, This question will be best answered by HR of TCS. Each company have their own designations and roles/responsibilities. Will be difficult to comment. In general, go for a role which requires your brain juices to flow. Anything which can be replaced by others is always not a good way to start the career.
  • Jeetendra Bahadur Singh: sir i want to know about php devoloper job
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Jeetendra, PHP is emerging as a powerful language. In fact, we at InfoEdge, use PHP for all our development work.
  • sneh: sir ,i got placed at mphasis as a software trainee.so should i join it or try for my core
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Sneh, This is always a difficult call. One in hand is better than two in the bush. Go with your gut, discuss with your family and seniors. I strongly believe that go for your core or develop your core if changing tracks. Averages don't survive in the long run.
  • jorawar singh: hello Sir, I am Jorawar Singh aspiring Electronics & Comm. Eng. I want to know what does Info Edge do and if i have any job scope in your firm.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Jorawar, InfoEdge has an elaborate screen process. We need engineers with sound programming skills, love for algorithms, etc. As a preference, we like to go for computer science background. Having said that, do send in your profile to HR or upload in firstnaukri.com and we will get back.
  • surbhi tiwari: hello sir i am an electrical engg 2010 passout & seekin career in my stream only but not gettin a startup as wherevr i apply for job the main drawback is that being a girl cnt go to field .plz gu
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Surbhi, I would suggest that this should be the last criteria in your mind before embarking on a career. Any job in todays world would require you to travel, meet customers, understand requirements, etc. I think it is a mental block and you will get over it once you are clear that this is the field you want to pursue.
  • jagadesh: what is the scope of career in cloud computing
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Jagadesh, Cloud Computing is the new buzzword and there is lot of scope here. There are challenges with security, performance but it is definitely a field to look for in the coming days. We, at InfoEdge, are also exploring Cloud for few implementations.
  • pranshul jain: NOW I DONT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHETHET I MUST GO IN MY CORE FIELD OR IN IT?
  • Debajit Mitra: Sir , I am in my Final year in B.Tech ..I want to know about the various preparations a fresher needs before he joins the corporate world?
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Pranshul, I have answered it earlier. Please refer to the earlier response.
  • SHUBHAM: GOOD AFTERNOON SIR .MY NAME IS SHUBHAM SHARMA.MY I DONE MY B.E. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH A VERY BAD SCORE .AND MY 10 AND 12 TH % ARE ALSO VERY LOW.I AM ALSO NOT A GOOD IN PROGRAMMING.I AM NOW VERY CON
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Shubham, Please discuss with your seniors on how you can improve further in computer science. Sometimes, the course speed takes its toll. In real life, you get more time. Try to find your interest area and switch to other field if you are convinced that computer science is not the field for you.
  • Md Zeeshaan: Hi sir,want dou think about mtech in civil engg.is it useful,or just experience matters....?
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Zeeshan, In the long run, specialization helps and is valued more. There are companies which allow people to pursue higher studies along with the job. You might want to consider that option also.
  • Gudala Shiva Kumar: good evening sir, i completed btech CSE with 65% and iam average in java and c, can get any software job or can i choose any bank jobs like PO's etc..
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Gudala, With your knowledge, go for software job.
  • ASHWINI KHARE: HELLO SIR,i m pursuing engineering and i want to whether to do a training in telecom from renowned institution or to do a telecom management course from mba college is beneficial for future aspects.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Ashwini, Eventually the knowledge and skills decide where you will reach. MBA and Certification and very different fields. As an engineer, you are better sharpening your core skills.
  • sneh: good evening sir i m a fresher frm dr. mgr university,chennai. my branch is ece.so i want to know which field will be better fr me(electronics,it or telecom) sir ,i got placed at mphasis as a sof
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Sneh, I have answered it earlier. We get lured into the job. Decide how desperate you are for a job. From a skill fitment perspective, you should study further.
  • Avanthi Ravula: hi goog evening Mr.Nigam I have completed my bachelors in electronics and communication engineering but there are only a few opportunities in that field and most of them were asking for experience
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Avanthi, I feel that there are opportunities in all the fields. If companies are asking for experience due to current economic conditions, it is better to pursue higher studies. Think reasonable long term which is 2-3 years else you will also get caught in the trap of leaving your dreams just to get a job in some backoffice IT company.
  • shafi: Hello Sir, I am web developer(.Net) in an immigration law firm, its been 3 months, I want to build my career as a Developer, can you tell me on what things/skills should I concentrate ?
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Shafi, As a fresher, you should just write good code. That takes care of most of the stuff. Now, writing good code is not easy since you need to check the performance of the code, whether others can make changes in the code after you, best data structures to solve a problem.
  • nitin joshi: hello, sir which language should i learn in order to become a website developer?? java or php
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Nitin, Both java and php are used in website development.
  • Vikram Sreedharan: The job i am getting is for the post of sales engineer. what should i do???
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Vikram, Just see how important is a job for you. From engineering to sales is quite a shift. Find out what the sales engineer in the company does and if it excites you, go for it since your engineering skills will get used to some extent.
  • Somasekhar: Im 2010 btech passed out.still i didnt get any job.now im in confused state ,what to do further ,whether still look for the job or to do mtech.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Somasekhar, Please go for M.Tech. Things will improve with time and you would have developed another skill in the same time.
  • GOVIND PHABBA: GUD AFTERNOON MY DEAR SIR............I WANT TO KNOW THAT IF A STUDENT IS HAVING 50% AGGREGATE THEN WHAT STEPS SHOULD HE TAKE TO GET A JOB..............? IM A FRESHER NOW.......
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Govind, Lot of jobs are not about marks but the skills. Develop the skills and you will get a job.
  • rohan kumar: sir i am an electronics and communication engineer . i want to know that if i join an software company now then can i switch to an electronics company after 2 years
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Rohan, It is not always easy to switch from one field in engineering to another unless you are very lucky or you can convince the company that you are very keen to go back to your earlier field.
  • naga ratna kumar: i am in a confusion either to go to software side or construction core side
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Naga, Go for your construction core. If required, you can very easily switch to software since software has lot of openings.
  • zafar: I am also very interested in game programming.. As my final year project I am developing a networked 3D game in Jave 3D.. How can I enter into the game development market?
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Zafar, Gaming is a big market. Look for companies in this space. Now, you also have the options to develop apps for mobile - Android, IPhone, etc.
  • Sneha Talwalkar: Hi,What is better mtech at iits or ms at reputed universities abroad? Coz mere BE is not sufficient for specialising in a core domain
  • Shalabh Nigam: MS at reputed universities abroad is better since it will also give you a global perspective and broaden your horizon. MTech at IITs require some improvements but that is a different debate on the education system in India.:)
  • Haramardeep Singh: Hi Sir, I am Doing MS in VLSI from Bangalore And have just 3 months Experience . I want to do Internship in New Delhi in Core VLSI Company. Tell me the way I can Apply for Internship
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Haramardeep, Try sites like firstnaukri and do check with your seniors.
  • shivakumar Gudala: sir i have an idea of developing a website which helps everyone to publish their own adds according to regional wise.. is it possible by 4 people group of my frnds like me..
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Shivakumar, if there are 4 dedicated and committed folks, they can easily develop a website. The other challenges will be around monetization, evangelization, etc. which can come later. Definitely doable.
  • SHUBHAM: 2.INTERNET MARKETING(I WANT TO PREPARE FOR GOOGLE ADWORDS CERTIFICATION AND ANALYTIC CERTIFICATION.CAN YOU PLS SUGGEST ME BEST OPTION BETWEEN BOTH OF THEM ARE ANY NEW OPTION.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Shubham, Analytics is going to be very sought after in future since data is increasing at a very fast pace and lot of intelligence is buried inside the data. I would recommend analytics.
  • ASHWINI KHARE: i am confused between two whether to go for a short time telecom training or for a full time telecom management course
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Ashwini, Check the specifics within the two courses mentioned and then see what interests you. Based on my experience, specialization will have value as more people graduate, etc.
  • ADIL HAIDER KHAN: I am persuing B.Tech(IT), I am final year student. Sir, which is best for me either Networking or Software field. Please mention growth, scope for next 10 year.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Adil, Both networking and software will continue to grow in coming 10 years. After initial few years, your interest will define what you want to do so don't look that long term. Take baby steps towards your career, few years at a time. Things evolve and no real predication for 10 years from now.
  • SHUBHAM: AND SIR THE FIRST STEP IN INTERNET MARKETING IS SEO BUT IF YOU REMAIN IN SEO FOR 1 YEAR YOU CAN JUST GET SLARY OF 15000 MAXIMUM.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Shubham, An expert in any field can always command much more salary. Salaries are a function of demand and supply also lot of times. I am sure you can draw much more salary if you pursue the field with full dedication and attempt to become a world class expert. Anything less, you know the answer.
  • Varun Shankar: Hi Shalabh, I'm a B.tech graduate (2010 passout). I'm working in a BPO now but planing to quit. and look for s/w jobs. Would you recommend doing a course or will I get a job being a 2010 pas
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Varun, Unless you have something which you have done earlier to stake your claim, it might not always be easy. Try the direct route first and be prepared to do a course which offers some industry experience so that getting a job is easy.
  • brijesh: hallo sir,My name is Bijesh kumar Jaiswal completed B.E(COMPUTER),CCNA AND RHCE.And i am looking forward for IBM Tivoli courses but now at present i dont know the future in these courses.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Brijesh, Network Management is here to stay. The challenge with all the courses is in finding a job. With some patience, jobs will happen so continue with the hard work.
  • Rohit Vashisht: do job applicants having masters degree get more preference
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Rohit, Masters degree gets more preference, definitely a better salary also.
  • Utkarsh Verma: hi sir! i am BE Information Science Engineer fresher. I ll be clearing my graduation by this july. I need a good advice where should I join be cause my aggregate is low in 12th n engineering.
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Sushrut, Training with a agenda is always helpful. General trainings don't help. Sometime companies use this as a ploy to delay hiring so you would have to judge the company based on the merit of their responses.
  • sushrut sharma: sir no company visiting in telecom for direct recuritment rather they first ask us to have a training in companies like simtech bharti maxel or tech vidya are these really benificial
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi, See the other response.
  • Deepaksinh zala: iphone , android or asp.net which line i choose
  • Shalabh Nigam: Hi Deepak, All have a place in the sun. To early to predict if one will only survive.
  • Avanthi Ravula: Thank U Mr. Nigam and thanks a lot first naukri for answrs to so many doubts of job seekers
  • Shalabh Nigam: Thanks Avanthi. It is a pleasure to help you guys out.
  • Firstnaukri: Thank you Shalabh for you time. Thanks to everyone who participated; Stay tuned for more such sessions through Firstnaukri Net-Engage
  • Shalabh Nigam: Thanks FirstNaukri for giving me the opportunity to interact with a wonderful audience. Hoping I am able to resolve some of your queries.

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