August 13, 2014
"Today's world is drowning in data and starving for insights." - Anon I thought that was quite profound. There are roughly 2.9 billion internet users in this world. Close to half the world's population uses the internet and for an internet company, that mean generation of a lot of data. And data being what it […]
August 8, 2014
I recently came across this really good video by outsidebox.com where the crew interviewed some top engineers, artists and writers from the gaming industry. The purpose was to understand how to get into the gaming industry. The workforce of the gaming industry is segregated into developers, artists and writers. The writers come up with the […]
August 8, 2014
Video resumes are incredibly interactive - each minute on a video, if used well are worth a thousand words. It is so easy to go through a 3 minute video and you would have conveyed more than what you could have with a 100 page booklet about yourself. Humour, creativity and imagination, when put to […]
August 6, 2014
In the recent times, there has been an upsurge in nonconventional hires. Dropouts, candidates with low CGPAs or candidates from unknown colleges are getting hired into the best tech companies in the world. Most recently, Anudeep Nekkanti, from the almost unknown Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technological Science, Vishakhapatnam, did the unexpected by landing a job […]
July 25, 2014
A few weeks back, we saw quite a few interns leave us as their respective internships had come to an end. Between the 7-8 interns, they have left quite a bit of their signatures on HackerEarth's journey, through the important contributions that they've made. From what I've seen, I think it would be fair to […]
July 18, 2014
Yup, you heard me. Your résumé is boring. Back in the day, the tag of an IIT or a foreign university might have helped you stand out, but not anymore. There are going to be too many IITs and last year alone close to 200,000 students went abroad to study. How are you going to […]
July 10, 2014
When you look at large companies with a workforce nearing the population of some small eastern European cities, we often forget the hard work of an HR team. And employees are a weird kind. They strive hard to get into a company and a few years later, the same company wants to make them leave. […]
May 26, 2014
In other news, the 10th edition of Google's prestigious Google Summer of Code program is about to kick off and India will be a represented by 401 students - a record in the history of GSoC. With 401 students from India selected to the prestigious GSoC program, it has smoked every other country in contention, […]
May 20, 2014
There are about 18 million developers in the world, and of that, 2.75 million live in India. In the coming years, it is estimated that India will overtake the USA in terms of the number of developers and India will have somewhere close to 5.2 million software developers. Now with those kinds of numbers, you'd think that […]
May 19, 2014
Okay. Let's talk about the elephant in the room. Dress codes. Not having them is a cool thing. Especially in a millennial context, to talk about your company as one that provides you freedom. The rise of companies like Facebook Google, Twitter etc., have projected this free and open culture to a point where it has become […]