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To be or Not to be? The reason I stopped attending parties with my parents back in the 12th grade was because people would ask me about my future plans. Little did people around me know that I had no absolutely no clue. The quest for the right career track has frustrated students, all over the world, for years. Students leave college with expectations but end up grabbing whatever opportunity presents itself. More often than not there is no imagination involved. And that is where things go wrong. Imagination is the key to locked doors. If you are tossing your nights away, stop despairing. Your solution is here. Go ahead and put your thinking cap on. The HBR Gurus have come up with a plan for early beginners. Follow the three steps given below. 1. Imagine your perfect job: Spend 10 minutes describing the dream position – it shuld that fully fills your needs and is plausible for you. Most of us have already performed this step. However the trick is to think of a vivid, concrete example (like brand management or starting a restaurant). Describe the job's characteristics: what you'd do each day, how the organization would work, your impact, and so on. Be expansive. Do it again for one or two other "perfect" jobs. Now think a little more and imagine the oppo-

site — a job you'd feel was horrible, even though others might disagree. Describe it in the same way. 2. Leverage your strengths: Look to your own capabilities for inspiration. Take your top strength, and imagine a few fields where it would be the right fit. What might be possible? For this moment at least, the sky's the limit. Take a second strength and go through the same process. Do it a third time. 3. Recall your past interests: Go back to your time in high school, college, or your first job. What did you enjoy most? How did you spend your time off? Look back to pivotal career decisions, how and why you made them, and how they turned out. These are personal case studies. Why did you make those decisions? How important are those criteria now? The above gives you a basic idea as to where you stand. The objective is to align the lists with the career opportunities that present itself and determine your track. You could be surfing the internet, reading blog posts or just going through the newspaper columns, but your mindset will be attuned towards discovering the right job. Best of luck fellow explorer, you are on your way.

13 Things an Identity Thief Won’t Tell You You think you have done it all to protect yourself from credit/debit card frauds. Think again.

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Customize and Characterize Is it enough to customize your facebook page or are you missing something important. Our I-Techster answers the question for you.

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THETHE STUDENT GAZETTE THETHE PREMIER ISSUE STUDENT GAZETTE PREMIER ISSUE 2. That red flag tells the mail carrier—and me—that you have outgoing mail. And that can mean credit card numbers and checks I can reproduce. 3. Check your bank and credit card balances at least once a week. I can do a lot of damage in the 30 days between statements. 4. In Europe, credit cards have an embedded chip and require a PIN, which makes them a lot harder to hack. Here, I can duplicate the magnetic stripe technology with a $50 machine.

13 Things an Identity Thief Won’t tell You Former identity thieves confess the tactics they use to scam you. 1. Watch your back. In line at the grocery store, I’ll hold my phone like I’m looking at the screen and snap your card as you’re using it. Next thing you know, I’m ordering things online— on your dime.

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5. If a bill doesn’t show up when it’s supposed to, don’t breathe a sigh of relief. Start to wonder if your mail has been stolen. 6. That’s me driving through your neighborhood at 3 a.m. on trash day. I fill my trunk with bags of garbage from different houses, then sort later. 7. You throw away the darnedest things—preapproved credit card applications, old bills, expired credit cards, checking account deposit slips, and crumpled-up job or loan applications with all your personal information. 8. If you see something that looks like it doesn’t belong on the ATM or sticks out from the card slot, walk away. That’s the skimmer I attached to cap-

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ture your card information and PIN. 9. Why don’t more of you call 888-5-OPTOUT to stop banks from sending you preapproved credit offers? You’re making it way too easy for me. 10. I use your credit cards all the time, and I never get asked for ID. A helpful hint: I’d never use a credit card with a picture on it. 11. I can call the electric company, pose as you, and say, “Hey, I thought I paid this bill. I can’t remember— did I use my Visa or MasterCard? Can you read me back that number?” I have to be in character, but it’s unbelievable what they’ll tell me. 12. Thanks for using your debit card instead of your credit card. Hackers are constantly breaking into retail databases, and debit cards give me direct access to your banking account.

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Office Humor: Wacky Interview Questions You think you have prepared for it all by Humor House

Having passed the strenuous 3-day long placement session, it is time for your personal interview. You have gone through enough mock sessions, your neighbor’s advice has been taken with a pinch of salt, and now you feel ready to take on the bull. Most of us groom ourselves for the worst case possible. We spend months preparing every technical question possible and we imagine ourselves answering the toughest of them with an ease that would make the most stringent of our professors proud. But have we prepared for it all?

Take a look at some of the questions asked below and see if they would stump you. Hiring managers can sometimes give you the chills. "Rate yourself on a scale of one to ten how weird you are." "How many basketballs can you fit in this room?" "An apple costs 20 cents, an orange costs 40 cents, and a grapefruit costs 60 cents. How much is a pear?"

“What is your take on the cucumber prices this year?”

"How many bottles of beer are consumed in the city each week?"

“Is this your dream company? (If answered yes) Would you leave it if you were offered a better offer?”

How I braved Anu Aunty and Founded a Million Dollar Company Book of the Month by [Article Author]

How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company starts off by introducing us to the character of young Varun who’s just out of engineering college and unemployed. It chronicles his journey from there till the time he becomes the cofounder of a Million Dollar Company. Of course the journey is not an easy one thanks to the typical nosy Indian aunty called Anu but that’s what makes the book extremely humorous and enjoyable. There are the usual incidents in that every young college graduate

faces; from taking decisions about life in general to late nights, incidents with cops, stalking your crush on Facebook and that hesitation in front of girls. How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is written in a simple manner that everyone can relate to and more often than not, it feels as if a friend is narrating his story to you. Of course, there are loads of those déjà vu moments when you smile and realize that this happened to you as well and that alone makes this book a must read for people of

all generations. It finally ends with the message of igniting passion and motivation in your soul by making you realize once you decide to do something; there is no obstacle that can’t be overcome.

An entrepreneur, filmmaker, and photographer, Varun Agarwal is now an author. When not arguing with Anu Aunty, he is busy running his three companies in Bangalore.

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History Or Fantasy?

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Movie of the Month by [Article Author]

And you thought Honest Abe spent

genocidal horror in sexy pants. Walker

most of his time wrestling the Confed- brings backbone and flashes of humor eracy and trying to free the slaves. Ha! to the guy on the five-dollar bill. But The bestseller list teaches a different

Walker can't save Bekmambetov from

history. It was the spawn of Twilight

his own worst instincts. Just when the

our 16th President was after. Seth

story sort of gets going with Abe

Grahame-Smith, following his 2009

aligned with good vampire Henry Stur-

book success with Pride and Prejudice

gess (Dominic Cooper) against evil

and Zombies, came up with Abraham

bloodsuckers, played by Rufus Sewell

Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and hit the

and Marton Csokas, Bekmambetov

charts again, this time by mashing up

brings out Abe to swing his silver-

vamps with real Lincoln history. It was

tipped axe and decapitate every vamp

Book of the month: How I Braved Anu Aunty and Founded a Million Dollar Company

a fun escapist read. The movie version, in sight with the athletic abandon of a with a script co-written by Grahame-

contestant on So You Think You Can

Smith, is almost no fun at all, even as

Dance. It looks fine the first two or

young Abe declares war on vampires

three times you see it, then the acro-

for killing his beloved mom. That's

batic repetition seeps in and bores you

because Russian director Timur

breathless. The tacky, retro-fitted 3D

Website of the Month: Openculture.com A guide to free educational media

Bekmambetov (Wanted) won't leave a doesn't help either. Spare Walker, who good gimmick alone. He lucked out big deserves to go on to better things. But time nabbing Benjamin Walker to play the movie deserves a stake through Lincoln from 8 to 80 (not exactly, but

the heart.

you get my point). Walker, 30, was a dick-swinging smash on Broadway in the 2010 musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, playing Old Hickory as a

Blog of the Month : Economix.blogs.nytimes.com

Economix tries to use economics in an everyday framework.

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How I braved Anu Aunty and Founded a Million Dollar Company Book of the Month by [Article Author]

How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company starts off by introducing us to the character of young Varun who’s just out of engineering college and unemployed. It chronicles his journey from there till the time he becomes the cofounder of a Million Dollar Company. Of course the journey is not an easy one thanks to the typical nosy Indian aunty called Anu but that’s what makes the book extremely humorous and enjoyable. There are the usual incidents in that every young college graduate

faces; from taking decisions about life in general to late nights, incidents with cops, stalking your crush on Facebook and that hesitation in front of girls. How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is written in a simple manner that everyone can relate to and more often than not, it feels as if a friend is narrating his story to you. Of course, there are loads of those déjà vu moments when you smile and realize that this happened to you as well and that alone makes this book a must read for people of

all generations. It finally ends with the message of igniting passion and motivation in your soul by making you realize once you decide to do something; there is no obstacle that can’t be overcome.

An entrepreneur, filmmaker, and photographer, Varun Agarwal is now an author. When not arguing with Anu Aunty, he is busy running his three companies in Bangalore.

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