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VMock wishes to bring forth voices and stories of career management with its varied hues to help you advance on your career path.

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How Specifics Spruce Up Your Resume

It is common knowledge that recruiters have very little time to examine a resume-6 seconds to be precise! Employers are increasingly using Application Tracking Systems (ATS) (automated resume screening applications that detect relevant keywords as mentioned in the job description) which amplifies the need to include highly specific and relevant keywords in your resume. Using specific keywords can really bolster your chances of securing an interview call.
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Selling Yourself With A STEM Degree

The future of the economy is in STEM. That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.” -James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington D.C.

A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) degree can open up a plethora of career avenues in research and innovation. The vital problem solving and critical thinking skills developed through a STEM degree are highly prized in the Oil & Gas, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, and Medical Science industries. With rigorous training in Science, Mathematics or Statistics, STEM degree holders are naturally equipped to take up quantitative modeling and analysis to solve unique business problems. As our world becomes more technologically integrated and sophisticated, opportunities for STEM individuals are bound to grow by leaps and bounds.

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Traversing The Hospitality Career Landscape

Maya Angelou has rightly said “People will forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” The feeling after a relaxing vacation or a good meal, isn’t always just about the product or the food. It’s about how happy or excited it made you feel. The biggest asset that the hospitality industry has, is making the guests feel comfortable by catering to their specific demands and preferences. From connected rooms that can be controlled through the guests’ smartphones or virtual reality property tours, the industry is employing cutting-edge technologies to deliver a better experience. The services extend beyond the hotel property to include all aspects of guests’ experience from travel to recreation and entertainment. These changes are creating a diverse array of job opportunities for fresh hospitality graduates.
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Executive MBA As A Medium To Accelerate Your Career Trajectory

What started as an experiment by Chicago Booth in 1943 to impart busy executives with management education has now evolved into a standard program for most global business schools. An Executive MBA is structured to accelerate the careers of mid-level managers or senior executives by providing them with a platform to refresh their skill sets, learn about the developing industrial landscape and polish leadership skills. If a professional wishes to climb up the career ladder without giving up their job, or their current professional endeavors, then EMBA is surely the way to go!
Professionals can expect to be offered higher salaries or more important job roles once they complete their EMBAs.

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Exciting Trends Reshaping The Computer Science Industry

“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim,” said Edsger W. Dijkstra, the Dutch systems scientist, programmer, science essayist, and early pioneer in Computing Science. The lines between science fiction and reality are blurring and it won’t be long before we can access our own virtual personal assistant like Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. The revolutionary trends redefining the limits of computing are also leading to an equally diverse and exponentially expanding career space.

Read on to explore some of the hottest trends in Computer Science:

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Handy Tricks To Ace Internship Interviews

Internships are pivotal to accelerating one’s career goals. The professional experience and venerable skill sets garnered from a good internship set the ball rolling for a strong career trajectory. Therefore, defining a comprehensive strategy for acing internship interviews is a necessary exercise. For many students, an internship interview is their first introduction to a professional interview, putting in due effort to prepare, therefore, makes for a great investment.

We’ve got some effective tricks to help you successfully navigate your internship interview and bag your dream internship!

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Career Avenues In The Communications Industry

“Communication- the human connection- is the key to personal and career success.”- Paul J. Meyer

The Communications sector now associated with glitz and glamour started off with humbler beginnings. The genesis of ‘mass communication’ can be traced to the 15th century printing presses when newspapers and books were mass produced and mass distributed for the first time. Technological advancements since, especially the invention of the world-wide web, have revolutionized the Communications sector so much so that the focus of communications media has shifted towards creativity and generating a ‘buzz’. In film, social media content, and advertising the Communications industry is driving consumer engagement globally.
If you are intrigued by the fast-paced and creative world of communications, read on to find out a few careers in communication you can explore.

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The Gifts Of Pursuing A Research Assistantship

“What we find, changes who we become” – Peter Morville

What Is Research Assistantship

According to the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), undergraduate research entails “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.” Undergraduate students passionate about enhancing their knowledge of a particular discipline can choose to volunteer as a graduate research assistant under a faculty member or senior graduate student. Sure, such experiences help to highlight your domain knowledge and practical research experience in your resume, but the bigger question is, how does your assistantship experience build your skill set and your overall career prospects? (more…)

Preparation Hacks To Tide Over The Exam Season

Exams are round the corner and it’s time for stress to make its customary appearance. Time to burrow yourself deep in pages, highlighting every important line and fervently preparing notes in an attempt to soak in a semester’s worth of knowledge in just a few days. However, there are better alternatives to all nighters and cramming. The code to cracking your exams is utilising smart study hacks. Realistic, not idealistic goals will help you succeed.

We’ve prepared some hacks for beating indecision and maximizing productivity and learning.
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The Impact of AI, Automation and Machine Learning in Education

The buzz around AI, machine learning and automation has pervaded corporate boardrooms, gripping the imagination of the media, tech enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs alike. The swift proliferation of these technologies across industries is set to usher in a more productive, profitable and efficient era. Marketing, retail, investment banking, healthcare, and other fields are already participating in a rapid transformation through automation. However, the impact and acceleration of Industry 4.0 in education is not as clear as in other industries. Industry 4.0 aims to create ‘smart factories’ in which cyber-systems combined with the internet, cloud computing and machine learning algorithms make decentralized decisions with minimal human input.

The education giant, Pearson, took note of the sluggish pace of AI progress in education in its 2015 report, Intelligence Unleashed: An argument for AI in Education. “Despite nearly three decades of work, AIEd [AI in education] is in many ways still a cottage industry, and the benefits and enormous potential of the field remain mostly unrealized. Sadly, many of the best ideas in AIEd currently make it no further than the lab or perhaps a lecture hall,” the report states. (more…)