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“BeKnown” in Facebook

Sometime back I remember seeing an email from Monster about BeKnown. I hadn’t tried it until today when I happened to get another email about it. What is this? This is an application for Facebook to make it appear/work similar to LinkedIn. So you can use facebook to create your professional profile and recruiters could…

Google+ For Recruiting

Well – No “Wave”, no “Buzz” but “Plus” seems to be way to go!! After two failed attempts, Google has a promising product – something I can use. What’s the selling point for me? I couldn’t figure out how to use Facebook categories to slice-n-dice my friends list. Google+ definitely did the trick very nicely.…

High Potential Hires

Continuing on our saga to hire good candidates – here is what we are looking for. I believe this applies both for our internal hiring at both Pragna and SmartCloud companies as well as the hiring projects we undertake for our clients. Essentially there is a lot of difference between high potential hires/candidates and just another hire/candidate. Though its not always possible to…

Hiring in India: How not to be surprised?

In the past year since we setup shop in Bengaluru, we have lots of interesting stories to share about hiring in India – sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying and in some cases depressing stories. That said, we do have a few nicer stories to tell as well. The other side though makes it for a more…

“A” Resume vs. “The” Resume

What’s the worth of a resume anyway? The answer depends on whether its “A” resume or “The” resume. Let me explain – Majority of recruiters tend to send back as many resumes as they can find which kind of matches the text of the job description. Well – that’s what is called “A” resume. And…

Joining NPA

Well just 3 months ago, I had not heard of NPA. But the concept itself wasn’t new to us. We at Pragna were looking at ways to grow our business and we stumbled upon the idea of partnering with other staffing/recruiting firms to share requirements and leverage our trained team to help make placements. I found…