Aspiring to be a DATA Scientist?

Aspiring to be a DATA Scientist?

To Learn Data Science For Free
This Desk will help you to ASK, ANSWER, SPEAK, LISTEN, READ and GROW

who should learn data science?

– People starving to provide solutions to real time business challenges through Analytics
– People aspiring to be a data scientist
– Interest to know business dynamics
– Love spending time with Data & finding hidden patterns
– Analytics as a career choice
– B-tech grad, Science discipline in Mathematics and Stats, Business Administration (MBA), Pharmacy discipline
– People having a job or study related to finance
– People having a job or study related to Marketing
– People who are very analytical and want to see how this field is related to them
– Students who want to explore this career option

Why you should learn data science?

– Data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century”
– Not just data scientist. These mechanisms can be used in varied fields like BFSI, Health Care, Travel and Tourism, Retail & CPG, marketing and many more
– Huge career growth opportunity for free
– Learning is not difficult if you have Analytical mind set

How you should learn data science?

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Our experts in the field will help you out with how to get going about it

  • You will get to hear from domain experts
  • Tech geeks will help how BIG you need to aim technically
  • Statisticians share advanced modelling experiences
  • You will get to hear on innovations in the data science industry
  • You will get to know market trends and insights

What you should learn in data science?

  • Three WH’s you should be asking your self
  • What subjective knowledge I need to learn?
  • Who will get me domain knowledge?
  • Which technical knowledge gives me advantage?

What careers you can think after learning data science?

– Statistician
– Social Media Analyst
– Business Analyst
– Digital Marketing Analyst
– Data Engineer
– Machine Learning Expert
– Mathematician
– Financial Analyst
– Data Scientist

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In an attempt to through light on those unsolved, untold, unseen, unknown sides of the Analytics world.

This is an attempt to bring together the wide voluminous knowledge spread across length and breadth among this group to the focal spot of every individual.

To enlighten everyone on all those “WHYs”, “WHATs”, “HOWs” of the analytical process that has been put to some cold storage of the brain by each one of us.

Well the journey has begun with a lot of motivation but it’s the habit that will keep us moving.
The habit to explore, learn and share one’s learning with others

Have a ASK (Attitude to Seek Knowledge) and keep watching this space for more on data science

What Tools Do You Need To Learn English The Right Way?

What Tools Do You Need To Learn English The Right Way?

Tools you Need to Learn English

Learning English is not rocket science. But of course, it does require a certain amount of focus and determination. For that matter, learning any language does require some basic effort because learning new words, new grammar and an all new way to communicate and express does imply leaving your comfort zone and trying. For many, this can become quite overwhelming. In reality, learning English is not just about understanding the way the language is spoken; it is about adapting yourself to it so that the language becomes your regular communication tool. In order to achieve this, there are some basic tools and approaches that should be used.

What tools are right to learn English?

When you talk about learning English to anyone, the first thing that you would probably hear from them is to buy those big books on English language learning that look quite scary to any beginner. The next thing that you may be told to do is join a good Spoken English institute to improve your language fluency. In most cases, both the above mentioned approaches do not work. But because English language learners are not quite aware of what tools they should be using to learn the language in a more efficient manner, they are left with no choice but to use these redundant methods of learning English.
In order to be able to learn English, you have to first understand that English is a skill; it is not a subject. Hence, books on English, no matter how expensive they are, don’t help to a large extent. Truly speaking, the same rules apply to every language. Language learning should never be based on books because books can only teach you as much. To be able to communicate in a language, you need a more practical approach. The right process of learning will make it easier to acquire the language as your communication tool.
Below are the most important tools that you should use to learn English the right way –

1. Vocabulary book:
There is no language without words. Learning a language, in real sense, is learning words. There is no denying the fact that unless you are aware of the words, you will not be able to use a language properly. A vocabulary book may seem to be an uninteresting book but the fact is that, in English, there are several thousands of words and using a vocabulary book can be a lot of fun. The book will contain a list of commonly used words along with other words that may be less commonly used but will improve your communication.

2. Dictionary:
You may want to believe that a dictionary and a vocabulary book are same as these both books deal with words, their usage and meanings. However, that is not the case. A vocabulary book will list words in the order of their usage, with the most commonly words used words listed first. The vocabulary book may only list these words or sometimes, also include their meanings. A dictionary, on the other hand, will not just give meanings but also provide some grammatical information about the word’s usage. Using a dictionary and a vocabulary book together will make English learning easy and fun.

3. Illustrated comic and story books:
In order to get fluent with English and use it as normally as your native language, you have to understand its casual usage as well. Reading comic strips in English, short stories and watching English movies and shows will help a great deal here.
The above tools are the most basic ones. Using these tools will give you a very strong start to learning English.

Things You Don’t Want To Hear At Your Job Interview

Things You Don’t Want To Hear At Your Job Interview

Here the list of things to avoid during job interview

An interview call is a good sign. It is the first step that takes you on your career path however, this can be overwhelming for many. If you are particularly too keen on getting placed with a certain company and are highly hopeful that nothing goes wrong at the interview, you may be too stressed with your interview preparation. All said and done, it is your performance on the day of the interview that will decide your fate. While that does not mean your preparation, your CV, your experience and your qualifications aren’t important – truly speaking, it is these aspects about you that got you shortlisted.

Now, you are all prepared, dressed well and are confident of yourself when attending the interview. You may have made up your mind to perform at your best and ensure that you get the job. But wait, there can be certain very demotivating statements or discussions during your interview that you definitely wouldn’t want to hear. Below is the list of few such discussions and in most cases, it is you who can make or break your destiny (as far as this job is concerned).

What Sounds Discomforting At An Interview?

The below mentioned are a list of things that you definitely would not want to hear from your interviewer. Avoiding these is in your hands and is based on your preparation. You can refer to our post on the job interview tips to ensure that you perform better at the interview and do not have to hear at least a few of the things mentioned below –

  • “I contacted your reference and he has no clue about you”

This is one of the worst things to hear from your interviewer. This indicates only one thing – you have lied about your past experience. Do not assume that your interviewer will not contact your prior company or the professional reference you had mentioned in your CV. If you have seriously messed up with this, you surely don’t deserve the job but if you had been honest, it indicates you weren’t important enough for your reference or your prior company to remember you. In either case, this job is out of your kitty!

  • “You’ve got something on your shirt” or worse, “There seems to be something sticking out of your teeth.”

Your first impression is there to stay for a long, very long time. And, if it is your interview, it can actually play a decisive role in getting you the job. A hiring manager can easily make up his mind about you based on your first impression so make sure that there is nothing obviously wrong with your appearance. A good idea here is to make a quick visit to the restroom before meeting the interviewer, this should help you get a quick check of yourself.

  • “I have some advice for you”

This is a statement that would rarely have something positive coming your way. It is perhaps something in your CV or in your overall personality that has drawn negative attention. It is best advised here to accept the advice from your interviewer with a smile, though it might be difficult.

The 3 Common Bad Habits You Should Quit Now!

The 3 Common Bad Habits You Should Quit Now!

You Should Stop these 3 bad habits with Determination

When it comes to productivity and efficiency, most of us think about time management. Yes, it is true that managing your time right can have a major impact on your performance but the fact is that it is not time management really that needs your focus. What you need to emphasize on is attention and energy management. Where is your energy being utilized? What is it that holds your attention the most? These are the questions that you need to reflect on in order to become efficient and productive in the long run.

Your energy, your power!

When talking about energy, it is not just the physical energy that needs a mention. We also want to talk about your mental and emotional strength. It is your energy that translates your dreams into reality. It is your energy that contributes to your passion and it is your energy that drives you and motivates you to perform better. While there can be a lot of ways to boost your energy levels, it is important to first start with identifying those traits in you that are draining your energy levels. Eliminating these traits, no matter how insignificant they might seem, will help you raise not just your efficiency but also your self-worth.

Truly speaking, you don’t need to put in an extra effort or look for innovative ways to improve your energy levels. By eliminating the things that you commonly do; things that are draining your energy, you can gain back your focus. So basically, you can improve your energy by doing less not by doing more.

So, what are these ‘common traits’ that can possibly be a cause of draining your energy? Here are 3 common bad habits that you should quit immediately to regain your energy –

#1. Tea and coffee

If you think caffeine boosts your energy levels through the day, you are doing something seriously wrong. Of course, you may get an instant energy boost with a cup of coffee but too much of caffeine is going to hamper your energy levels on the long run.

This is quite simple and logical too – you drink too much of coffee through the day, you feel active but you may have difficulty sleeping at night and waking up again the next morning. Basically, this beverage disrupts your biological cycle. What coffee does is that it emulates the molecule adenosine in your brain. This molecule tends to build up over the day but makes you tired later. Tea does something similar. Cutting down on tea and coffee is hence good for boosting your energy levels in the long run.

#2. Smoking

We all know what smoking does to our health but we seldom understand its long term impact. Smoking cuts your energy levels bit by bit. It makes you lousy and lazy apart from causing you some major health related issues. The nicotine can seem to be a stimulant but it leaves you with a lot of tar that can lead up to persistent cough and thereby making you weak and inefficient.

#3. Procrastination

Procrastination is perhaps the worst habit that eats up your energy and makes your feel low and tired always. Working late in the night may indicate your strong work ethics but this is also an indicator of you being bad at prioritization. Don’t wait till the last minutes, this is only going to make you work more and that with less productivity.

The above 3 bad habits are very common and that might make you feel you aren’t doing anything too bad. However, it is only when you get rid of the above habits that you would realize how much good you have done to yourself!

Why Proper Decision Making is Important To Fulfill Your Dreams?

Why Proper Decision Making is Important To Fulfill Your Dreams?

What is life if there is no goal? Yes, no matter how young or old you are, it is important that you understand your purpose of life, identify your mission and work towards that goal. When there is no goal, there is no meaning to your life. From the selection of your course of study to planning your career path, there is always your goal that needs to be prioritized. That being said, fulfilling your goal is in fact fulfilling your real, big dream that you will have for your life.

Some people truly live their dream while there might be several others who will always fall short of achieving their dreams. Dreams are important as they motivate us to work hard but only hard work will not help you achieve success. Proper planning and strategizing your life is equally important. You need to have your own mission statement and a vision for your future. Once you have that, create a blueprint for your route to success. In order to do that, you need to start early but then, it is never too late!

Recognize and prioritize

Before you begin anything, it is important that you recognize your goal or your mission. This could simply be to be successful in whatever you do. But this goal is too vague. You need to be very specific. This will help you in prioritizing your everyday tasks as well as your decisions so that they are all aimed at your goal. Specific and good goals can be becoming a team leader in your organization in next 3 years or saving 10 lakhs of rupees in 5 years. These are measurable goals that you can track. Such goals require specific decisions that you will need to make. Making the right decisions is all that it takes!

Realizing your goal should be your number one priority!

This might sound selfish but this is the most important thing that you will do for yourself to realize your dreams. Love what you do and yes, love yourself – if you don’t, you will never be able to realize your dreams. Also, when you prioritize your dreams over that of others, you will start feeling important and this will motivate you to work harder. And of course, when you love yourself, you will ensure that you don’t over-exhaust yourself thereby your dreams will become clearer and more achievable.

Hard work is not always important!

The next important thing to realize is that not always, it is the hard-work that helps you achieve your goals. It takes some very clear planning and strategizing. Of course, an essential aspect of this is decision making. You don’t have to over-stress yourself at work and spend extra hours to get an annual hike of say, 2000 INR. Decide what you really want – achieving your dream is not to earn that much extra; it is to live a life that is fulfilling. If you have been dreaming of a vacation and working extra to save that extra money for it, by the time you really accumulate that money you may actually feel too exhausted for that travel. Hence, take right decisions about your dreams and how you plan to achieve them!

How to Save Yourself from the Time Wasting Tasks?

How to Save Yourself from the Time Wasting Tasks?

Use these techniques to prevent yourself from Time wasting tasks

Time is precious and we all agree to this. But, are we all able to utilize our time to its optimum best? Are we all really able to ensure that we use the time that we have in the most productive manner? Of course, not. Distractions are all around us and these distractions can inevitably make us waste our precious time doing activities that are either unnecessary or repetitive. In this regard, there are a few things that you can do or at least try to do to make the best use of your available time and avoid tasks that cause you to waste your time.

Utilizing your time to the best does not necessarily mean that you use every second of the day productively. We all need break and some leisure time. Creating a routine can help you greatly here and in this routine, you definitely may want to set aside some time for leisure, fun and tasks that are less significant. Apart from that, it is essential to avoid time waster tasks. Here are five ways that will ensure you are on the track to being productive by keeping your distractions at bay –

1. Avoid multitasking

Multitasking, for many of us, may appear to be a great skill. We may feel that people who can flawlessly multitask are all great performers. Because we tend to consider this as a skill, we always want to learn to multitask. We feel that if we are doing more than one activity simultaneously, we are not left behind and we can actually doing our best. But the fact remains that we are not designed to multi-task. Yes, our brains are not cognitively programmed to perform more than one activity with the same level of fervor. Scientists have conducted studies and have proven this fact time and again. So while you may think that you are multi-tasking, what you are actually doing is switching between tasks and that way, you will end up spending more time, energy and effort in completing all these tasks.

In true sense, multitasking reduces our ability to focus and this has a negative impact on our productivity and quality of work. You must try and complete one task before moving to another one. Scheduling your tasks based on priority is important rather than multitasking.

2. Avoid procrastination

The habit of delaying things is the worst when it comes to managing and enhancing your productivity levels. You may defend yourself stating that you are tired and may want to put off some tasks for a later time but if you aren’t really taking rest instead of completing your task, you are simply creating for yourself an even more stressful situation.

3. Learn to say no

Understand, you cannot do everything. You may want to be able to reach to every task and want to finish off all your work on the same day but that is not practically possible. Make sure that you don’t over commit yourself. Take up only as much work as you can comfortably do so that neither your productivity drops nor are you in a position to keep your tasks pending.

4. Continue your thing

If you are in a routine to have a cup of coffee with your morning daily and then going through your emails and then spending some time on FaceBook, continue your routine. You need not change your routine only because others have a different to-do list. As long as your routine does not bother your work, you are good to go!

5. Get rid of the most difficult tasks at your peak time

When you are at your productive best, complete all your difficult tasks that you may want to procrastinate otherwise. This will ensure that you are able to get the best work done with the most difficult but maybe the most important tasks.

Indian Job Market – Where it stands today

Indian Job Market – Where it stands today

If what Monster.com says is to go by, Indian job market is on a revival mode. The company recently released a first of its kind, Monster Employment Index, which analyzed the employment trends in the key sectors such as IT, BFSI, Production and Manufacturing. The consolidated data from this white paper indicated a rather favorable trend for India in relation to the country’s employment scenario. The Indian job market opened up in 2014 when there was about 17% rise in demand for skilled and professional employees. While the study only considered the hiring done online, it is quite indicative of the present job market trends of the country. The infusion of capital followed by the approval of the FDI can be attributed as a factor that contributed to these numbers. But predominantly, it shows the improvement in the skill development of the working force of the country, though there are a few gaps that still exist.

The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector has shown great potential in comparison to the IT and the manufacturing sectors. The manufacturing and production sector had been showing negative trends prior to 2014 but improved considerably post that. This is also due to the emphasis by the Indian government on the “Make in India” campaign that promoted local production and manufacturing industries.

2016 began with a rather big good news for the job seekers. The Indian companies and the multinational corporations having their operations in India were looking to add over 10 lakh employees and were also willing to offer hefty salary hikes. This trend set off on a good note and the market is expected to get better in the year ahead. The entry of new global players in the Indian market has further fueled this growth.

What You Can Expect?

Whether you are a fresh graduate or an employee looking for a job change, you definitely can expect some positivity coming your way considering the trends of the present Indian job market. However, it goes without saying that these trends apply to skilled professionals. The fact that there exist more jobs is not an indication that jobs are available for all. Getting the right training and acquiring the required skills should remain a priority for all looking for a positive shift in their career or looking to start their careers on a great note.

It is not the basic skills that will take you places. It is what you do extra that will give you an edge over others that will get you noticed and lead you to achieving your career goals. Again, skill development training in India is still a concern that needs to be addressed. Of course, you can acquire these skills with training programs online or by even considering to travel overseas for your professional training and skill development.

To conclude, there has been a significant growth in the organized sector jobs in India in 2016 and recruitment is particularly strong with the start-up companies that are showing an immense amount of Positivity. As individuals seeking jobs, keep your technical knowledge updated and your chances of getting your dream job can multiply!

Practical Problems Faced by English Learners and Solutions

Practical Problems Faced by English Learners and Solutions

If you feel learning English seems difficult and you are really worried about your TOEFL scores, fret not! There are several thousands of fresh graduates just like you who all have a common concern – English. Being a non-native English speakers, we Indians already have a few issues with our language. This becomes particularly a concern for those who have not learnt English in their formal schooling or have studied the language as a second language. If you are among them, you are surely going to worry about your communication skills considering the importance associated with this language in the professional world. That being said, there are ways to improve the outcomes of your English language learning and this you can easily do by evaluating the problems you are facing and by devising effective strategies that will help you overcome them.

Common Problems faced by English Learners

Below mentioned are two of the most common problems that most English learners are challenged with. These problems arise from practical usage of the language and that implies the solutions are targeted at improvement of the learners and not to remain a practice merely for the books.

  1. Dealing with poor vocabulary

Any language has several thousands of words and that is exactly the case with English language. With English vocabulary, things get a tad bit complicated because the words are not always pronounced the way they are written. There are some silent letters and there are cases when a letter is pronounced in a completely different manner. Learning new words, for sure is a significant problem.

Dealing with a poor vocabulary may seem to be a big concern but if you follow a planned strategy, it isn’t really. The basic thing to keep in mind here is that language is learnt by repetition and this applies to learning new words too. So, keep a weekly target. Learn 3 to 5 new words, understand the meanings and now make it a point that you will use these words. Make a deliberate and conscious effort to use the words you have learnt. This will make the new words a part of your regular vocabulary.

  1. Dealing with poor English speaking skills

The next major problem for English learners is actually to use their knowledge gained in classroom for real life application. In simple words, speaking the language is a big issue. People who are beginners with learning English tend to believe that if they understand the grammar well and learn a few good English words, their public speaking skills would be good too but that is not quite the case. Many people fumble at finding the right words at the right time. This causes them to either stammer or simply use too many fillers such as so, then, etc. in their speech. The best way to overcome this is to listen to English being spoken and this you can do by watching English movies. When you hear the language rather regularly, you tend to get adapt to it. You can also try reading out loud. This will also help as long as you are able to clearly hear your voice.

To be true, if you are able to combat the above two problems, you sure to get a very good start with your English language learning. All the best!

How to Beat Procrastination in 5 Easy Ways?

How to Beat Procrastination in 5 Easy Ways?

Procrastination is one of the most common and annoying behavioral aspects that tends to make you unproductive without you even realizing it. In simple words, procrastination is nothing but putting off your task for a alter period and either taking the present time off as leisure time or attend to other unimportant tasks. Procrastination is quite contagious too. If you have a colleague who tends to procrastinate, you may actually feel it is alright to delay a task and may want to do the same. However, procrastination tends to put you in a difficult situation later when you may have to complete many tasks to complete, all at the same time. This may tell on your productivity as well as efficiency.

Many people are under this constant stress to complete their pending work. Most of the times his happens because of their habit to procrastinate. Almost every person from every walk of life, be it a working professional, CEO of a high performing business, a high school student or even a stay-at-home mum, has experienced procrastination at some point in time. This is perhaps the reason why most people are on a constant lookout for ways to overcome their habit of procrastination. If the numbers are to go by, about 20% of the world population is affected with this habit of procrastination and this number has only increased over the years. If you are keen on getting rid of this habit, here are 5 effective ways that you should definitely try.

1. Keep your focus on your goals

One of the most effective ways to avoid procrastination is to keep your focus. The more you concentrate, stay determined on your goal, the less you will procrastinate. Laziness is common in people who do not treat their tasks as less important or those who are unable to prioritize their activities. There are several little things you can do to keep your focus. Start by making sure that you create a to-do list. You can keep reminding yourself of your goals by using post-it notes stuck at places where you will see it every day or you can start imagining how happy you would be if you were able to achieve your goals. Such things will help you keep your focus on your goal and thereby avoid procrastination.

2. Rest well and exercise regularly

Your physical fitness is also important to keep your laziness and procrastination at bay. Take a good night’s sleep, relax during your leisure time and exercise on a daily basis. When you are healthy and fit, you won’t feel too tired easily and this will ensure you don’t get lazy at all times.

3. Set deadlines for yourself

When you have a task to complete, always set a deadline for yourself and stick to it. Make sure that you follow your own time constraints. There may be certain tasks that you may want to fulfill for your personal goals and these tasks may not be monitored. If you do not set time frame or deadline for yourself, you may end up procrastinating.

4. Don’t only vouch for perfection

Some tasks are more important to be completed than done perfectly. Perfection may not be possible at all times. Give yourself a little less stress by aiming at completing your task rather than aiming on perfection at all times.

5. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable

Train yourself to become comfortable with difficulties and hardships. This will make you more determined and less lazy.

Looking At Productivity the Smarter Way? Try These!

Looking At Productivity the Smarter Way? Try These!

Managing Yourself: Extreme Productivity,Whether you like it or not, our lives are busy. The sooner we accept this reality, the better we would be able to manage out time and make sure that we are doing that efficiently. No matter what you are occupied with, whether job or studies, rarely would you be finding leisure time on a daily basis. Leave alone leisure time, you may actually worry that you will fall short of time to complete your work and daily chores. If you find yourself in this situation, do not panic as you are not alone. This is the most common complain that people all over the world have – no time! While we all have the same amount of time (24 hours) in a day, there definitely are some people who manage to complete all their daily chores on time. So, what is it that they do differently?

Productivity – the game changer!

To put in in simple words, productivity is what we all need to aim at. When we are productive, we tend to take much lesser amount of time for completing our tasks. But, in order to be productive, we have to be very sure of what needs our attention and when. Add to this the stress of being accurate at all times causes all the mess. If you are keen on being productive and want to take some smart help here, why not turn to your smart friend – your smartphone, of course!

The Productivity Apps

Smartphones have today become our lifelines. We tend to look up on our smartphone for just about everything. Whether it is work or play, our smartphone is our ultimate resort. Why not use the same indispensable tool for solving our productivity woes? Here are 5 apps that are aimed at ensuring your productivity is on the top. With these tools in place, you will not have to worry about missing your deadlines or may have to work on weekends to complete pending tasks.

  1. Mail Tracker

We live in a world where emails have replaced almost all forms of communication. One important email missed might have a major impact on our work. With Mail Tracker, you will not have to worry about this. This iOS App will notify you when your intended email recipients read your email. This will give you an indication that your message has been received by the intended recipient. The best part is that the App will give you a detailed notification on the time the mail was read and whether it was read on a mobile device or a computer. This information will ensure that you never get fooled by your subordinates or colleagues that they missed reading your email.

  1. Push Bullet

If you fear that your forgetfulness will have a negative impact on your work, this App is the right tool for you. This App is a great synchronizing tool that syncs your mobile and computer. Whether it is an alarm or a reminder that you have kept on your phone will now be displayed on your screen. The App is also very effective for file transfers between devices.

  1. Focus Lock

When it comes to productivity, cutting down distractions is important. That being said, our phone is the biggest distractor. The FocuLock App is hence important in our lives for it ensures that you are more focused on your work ans also real life interactions by blocking or locking certain apps that may cause distraction while keeping the phone available for receiving calls and emails.

  1. ETA by Eastwood

This App is ideal for taking you places with minimal hassles. This app will give you details about traffic, the best route to take and the time it will take for you to reach a certain destination. Now, you will never get late for an important meeting or miss a flight!

  1. Evernote

This is a multi-purpose app that does it all for you – take notes, prepare to-do lists, or even scan important documents. The app basically simplifies your work whether you are a student or a business professional.