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How necessary is to learn negotiation for a new grad?

Even for the most experienced workers it can be difficult to engage in salary negotiations. For new grads, the whole process can be rather intimidating. Money talks are uncomfortable conversations during job interviews, although they’re fundamental because they determine the starting income of a new grad and serve as a limit for future bonuses and financial compensations. According to recent studies, an average salary package for a new grad in 2013 was $44,900, with 5.3 percentages higher than in 2012 when the amount was about $42,600.

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When entering job interviews, most employers expect candidates to want to negotiate and talk about salary and extra perks throughout the hiring process. However, not many can find the courage to ask for more, or even disagree, and that’s usually because they fear the hiring manager will withdraw the initial offer and not give them the job.

Are you the candidate they’re looking for?

Prior to engaging in a discussion with a hiring manager about financial compensation, job seekers must prove to hiring managers that they’re the right person for the job. They should acknowledge that their lack of experience will influence the offer. Nonetheless, they’re at liberty of discussing extra perks based on performance. New grads should have realistic expectations when entering job interviews, as there are many companies searching for hard-working people; so if you’re committed, you have high chances of climbing up the ladder and making more money as you gain experience.

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The great importance of entering negotiations prepared with information

Many new grads don’t negotiate. Some are terrified by the process as it is, while others don’t want to seem too demanding in front of the hiring manager. And yet, you still can’t attend an interview and not know how much the company is paying other employees for entry-level positions. What if they ask – “how much do you expect to earn on a monthly basis?” You can’t just say “I don’t know” or “Whatever amount pleased you”.

Researching salary figures on websites such as,, and will give you an idea of the amount you should expect. This will prevent you from being too assumptive and aiming too high.

Salary negotiations matter because they foster relations

It’s ok to be nervous when entering a job interview, although you don’t want the hiring manager to know how nervous you are. Many people don’t negotiate an entry-level salary because they presume they don’t deserve more, which by the way is a huge mistake. Negotiations have the power of fostering professional relations; even if they can’t offer you a better-paid salary, this doesn’t mean they can’t come up with non-financial incentives.

Hiring managers appreciate people who can negotiate. It proves that you want to learn and that’s you’re not afraid to speak up. Sound communication skills show that you’re willing to take risks, and stick to your guns.

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Choose your words with extra care

Using appropriate language when negotiating a job offer can bring lots of advantages. Candidates must be direct, but polite. If you have a salary range in mind, and the hiring manager is offering less that you anticipated, start negotiating. Even if they can’t offer you more money, they might still come up with extra perks such as, bonuses based on performance, flexible working hours, and more.

Don’t get overly defensive and keep in mind that you’re a rookie. If an offer is ridiculously low and you can’t accept it, then decline it politely. Leave room for further discussions as you may have to deal with that company again, at some point in the future. Job seekers should always maintain a professional attitude when interviewing for a job, no matter what happens. This will say a lot about your character and personality.

New grads should learn to master negotiations if they want to land significant job offers. If you’re terrified of public speaking or you just can’t find the right words when talking to someone, maybe you should attend a couple of negotiation workshops. These seminars are meant to help you overcome all your fears. Be willing to get out of your comfort zone and you have the great chances of mastering negotiations when attending job interviews.

How Your online Presence Can Help You Get a Job

With some companies slashing their budgets when it comes to advertising for new staff, they are now looking at asking their existing staff for referrals in order to recruit new people. The old it’s not what you know – but WHO you know.

What this means is your online presence can help you gain an interview. If you have a very strong online presence you stand a better chance of tapping into these unadvertised vacancies.

You will need to do your *homework* – instead of sitting on the sidelines and watching, just waiting for something to happen you need to make your mark on the social media sphere.

You can achieve this by reaching out and trying to connect to key people. Find those at work in the industry you are hoping to get into – introduce yourself, ask to subscribe to their feed, or if you have a mutual contact already, ask them to introduce you.

Remember, just as in your real life you can make contact online via the same means, through friends, neighbours, colleagues etc. Be sure to tap into all and any possible connections!

Keep an eye on company Facebook, Google + LinkedIn pages and other social media behavior  – often they post about upcoming career opportunities, events and jobs. Make a point of connecting to the official pages of any businesses or companies that are significant for the jobs or career you are looking for.


While it takes a long time and a lot of effort, eventually you start receiving job leads in your feed by default!

Now that you have gained that interview looks at your real life presence. Do you look too young? Or too old?

Do you dress appropriately? Are your communication skills holding you back? Is your hairstyle out of date? Do you have a weak handshake or poor posture?

Or are you just not providing strong, clear and concise answers to their questions.

Don’t let doubts linger, address any of the above that is holding you back, square your shoulders and tell yourself ‘I am going to impress the heck out of everyone’.

Don’t put on a false smile, relax and try and be as natural as you can – smiling the whole way through your interview will just come across creepy.

Try and remain comfortable, but, remember you are still *on show* and trying to project the best image possible.

Sadly some people think or feel they have to be something they’re not just to land the job and this only leaves them feeling depressed, anxious and stressed about the whole interview.

Think about your job interview long before you get there; rehearse your answers for common questions, anything you know you want to add during the interview, focus on your positive attributes, goals and achievements. Remember it’s your honesty and being who you are that will get you noticed.

Don’t beat yourself up if the interview hasn’t gone well, or didn’t go as you hoped or planned, focus on where you went wrong and learn how to handle the situation differently next time.

Do you have an online presence? Have you found it helpful? Are there any do’s and don’ts you can share with us?

List of Colleges in Delhi University

Delhi University (DU) is a public central university located in Delhi, India. It was started in 1922 by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. The Vice-President of India is the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor of the University.



Establishment Year: 1922
Location: Delhi

The University of Delhi

List of colleges affiliated with the University of Delhi. University includes a total of 88 colleges spread over Delhi with two major campuses are North Campus and South Campus.

  1. Acharya Narendra Dev
  2. Aditi Mahavidyalaya
  3. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam
  4. Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College
  5. Bhagini Nivedita College (BNC)
  6. Bharati College
  7. Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences
  8. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
  9. College of Arts
  10. College of Vocational Studies
  11. Daulat Ram College
  12. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
  13. Delhi College of Arts & Commerce
  14. Delhi College of Engineering
  15. Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research
  16. Deshbandhu College
  17. Dyal Singh College
  18. Dyal Singh College (Evening)
  19. Gargi College (W)
  20. Hans Raj College
  21. Hindu College
  22. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences
  23. Indraprastha College for Women
  24. Institute of Home Economics
  25. Janki Devi Memorial College
  26. Jesus & Mary College
  27. Kalindi College
  28. Kamala Nehru College
  29. Keshav Mahavidyalaya
  30. Kirori Mal College
  31. Lady Hardinge Medical College
  32. Lady Irwin College
  33. Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  34. Lakshmibai College
  35. Maharaja Agrasen College
  36. Maharshi Valmiki College of Education
  37. Maitreyi College
  38. Mata Sundri College for Women
  39. Maulana Azad Medical College
  40. Miranda House
  41. Motilal Nehru College
  42. Motilal Nehru College (Evening)
  43. Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital
  44. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  45. P.G.D.A.V. College
  46. P.G.D.A.V. College (Evening)
  47. Rajdhani College
  48. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing
  49. Ram Lal Anand College
  50. Ram Lal Anand College (Evening)
  51. Ramanujan College
  52. Ramjas College
  53. Satyawati College
  54. Satyawati College (Evening)
  55. School of Open Learning
  56. School of Open Learning
  57. School of Open Learning
  58. Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women
  59. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
  60. Shivaji College
  61. Shri Ram College of Commerce
  62. Shyam Lal College
  63. Shyam Lal College (Evening)
  64. Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women
  65. Sri Aurobindo College
  66. Sri Aurobindo College (Evening)
  67. Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
  68. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
  69. Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College
  70. Sri Venkateswara College
  71. St. Stephen’s College
  72. Swami Shraddhanand College
  73. University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital
  74. Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute
  75. Vivekananda College
  76. Zakir Husain Delhi College
  77. Zakir Husain Post Graduate Evening College

Acharya Narendra Dev

Established 1991
Principal Dr. Savithri Singh
Location Govind Puri,Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019.
Campus Urban
Tel: 26294542, 26293224, 26412547
Fax: 26294540

Aditi Mahavidyalaya

Established 1994
Principal Dr Kalpana Bhrara
Location Delhi Auchandi Road, Bawana, Delhi-110039.
Campus Urban
Tel: 26294542, 26293224, 26412547

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam

Established 1959
Principal Dr. Gyantosh Kumar Jha
Location Dhaula Kuan Enclave I, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, Delhi 110010
Campus Urban
Tel: 011-24113436, 24117508
Fax 24111390
Email principal.arsdcolle

Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbia College

Established 1921
Principal Dr. Ahmed Yasin
Location Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110 005
Campus Urban
Tel: 23524180
Fax 23615647

Bhagini Nivedita College (BNC)

Established 1993
Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Purabi Saikia
Location Kair (Near Najafgarh), New Delhi-110043
Campus Urban
Tel: 28017485
Fax 28018326

Bharati College

Principal Dr. (Mrs.) Promodini Varma (Principal)
Location C-4, Vidya Marg, Janakpuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110058
Campus Urban
Tel: 011 4327 3000
Fax 43273040, 43273060

Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences

Established 1995
Principal Dr. Manoj K. Khanna (Acting Principal)
Location Sector 2, Phase-I, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075
Campus Urban
Tel: 25087597
Fax 25087597

Bhim Rao Ambedkar College

Established 1991
Principal Mr. G.K. Arora
Location Main Wazirabad Road,Near Yamuna Vihar,Delhi-110094
Campus Urban
Tel: 22814126
Fax 22814747

College of Art

Established 1942
Principal Prof. M. Vijaymohan (Principal)
Location Delhi Administration, 20-22,Tilak Marg, New DeIhi- 110 001
Campus Urban
Tel: 23383612,23387571
Fax 23386337

College of Vocational Studies

Established 1972
Principal Dr. Inder Jeet Dagar (Principal)
Location Triveni, Sheikh Sarai-II, New Delhi-110017
Campus Urban
Tel: 29258544, 29258792
Fax 29256117

Daulat Ram College

Established 1960
Principal Dr. Daya Aggarwal
Location 4, Patel Marg,Maurice Nagar Delhi-110007
Campus Urban
Tel: 27667863, 27667650
Fax 27666990

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Established 1964
Principal Dr. S.K Garg
Location Shivaji Marg, Karampura, New Delhi-110015.
Campus Urban
Tel: 25458173
Fax 25173400

Delhi College of Arts & Commerce

Established 1987
Principal Dr. Rajiv Chopra (OSD) (Principal)
Location Netaji Nagar,New Delhi-110023
Campus Urban
Tel: 24109821, 26116333
Fax 26882923

Delhi College of Engineering

Location Shahbad Daulatpur,Main Bawana Road, Delhi-110042.
Campus Urban
Tel: 27871018
Fax 27871023

Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research

Established 1964
Principal Prof B P Srinivasn
Location Mehrauli – Badarpur Rd, Sector 3, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi – 110 017
Campus Urban
Tel: 29554327, 29554949
Fax 29554503

Deshbandhu College

Established 1952
Principal Dr.Ajay Kumar Arora
Location Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Campus Urban
Tel: 26439565
Fax 26449396

Dyal Singh College

Established 1959
Principal Dr. I.S. Bakshi
Location Dyal Singh College, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Campus Urban
Tel: 24367819,24365948
Fax 24365606

Dyal Singh College (Evening)

Established 1958
Principal Dr. Suman Sharma (O.S.D)
Location Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Campus Urban
Tel: 24367658
Fax 24369983

Gargi College

Established 1967
Principal Dr. (Mrs) Shashi Tyagi
Location Siri Fort Road, New Delhi – 110049
Campus Urban
Tel: 26494544
Fax 26494215, 26491490

Hans Raj College

Established 1948
Principal Dr. V.K. Kawatra
Location Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Malka Ganj, Delhi – 110007
Campus Urban
Tel: 27667458, 27667747, 27667458
Fax 27666338

Hindu College

Established 1899
Principal Dr. Pradumn Kumar
Location Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Campus Urban
Tel: 27667184, 27666718
Fax 27667284

Effect of Globalization on MBA Programs

Globalization when knocked India in the year 1991, it changed the outlook straight from industries to clothes. The one sector which has witnessed a reform in the country is the Education sector, in which Post Graduate courses has seen maximum twists. Pre 1991, having an MBA degree did not existed much in India and in the present time, MBA has become a necessity more than a luxury.  Globalization in courses like MBA has become a blessing in disguise, while the traditional teaching style can no longer be found; various new courses have taken place in the MBA programs list. Here we are going to look at few of such courses which are new and have become significant.


MBA sector has continuously seen changes in terms of course, specializations etc. in order to be globally accepted, MBA programs offered in India in the top colleges offering a professional degree have to be aligned with those provided internationally. Some pros of globally acclaimed courses being taught in India are mentioned below:

Benefits of Globalization Induced MBA Programs

There is a hand few of courses which have been recently introduced in Indian education sector. The benefits of these courses are explained in much detail below:

MBA Programs

  1. Enhanced Job Opportunities

The job horizon has increased since the onset of new courses, various sectors like Healthcare; Agriculture etc. have started demanding MBA professionals to make corporate operations easier and effective.

  1. New Sectors

Sectors like retail etc. have found an independent place in Indian economy. Sectors like retail, supply chain etc. were always seen as back end. However, they have taken centre stage after reputed MBA offering post graduate courses like MBA programs in Retail management. These sectors are known to be getting eyeballs from aspirants.

  1. Real Time

MBA in India has become more real times, with good MBA colleges adapting methods like the MOOC to make learning more up to date, while giving more opportunities to networking and increasing connectivity.

  1. Globally ready Students

With Globalization, MBA programs in India have become equal to MBA programs offered in USA or UK or any other country. This phenomenon makes MBA graduates job ready to work in any country.

A Few such MBA Programs

Although there are a large number of newly launch MBA courses in Indian curriculum, that breaks the regular Finance, Marketing and HR course circle and which makes sure that every MBA graduate of a well reputed college is ready to be employed in any country of their wish with the help of the one MBA degree. Some of the MBA courses which have been witnessing demand since a long time are:

  • Health Care Management

It makes you ready for roles like medical practice managers, hospital administrators etc. on being graduates from this course; you can expect to work in any hospitality sector line as you see fit.

  • Agriculture Business Management

It is a new post graduate course, which prepares students to manage companies that deals with marketing, process or merchandising of Agri products to various customers.

  • Rural Management

This course benefits cannot be directly attributed to Globalization, however it has been reforming the rural segment because of the growths that are linked with the growth of rural sector. It makes young professionals ready for managing marketing in the backward areas of the country.

  • International Management

This program prepares students to face the competition on the global front and make a stand for India in the world.

Colleges offering new MBA Programs

There are a variety of good MBA colleges in India that expertise in providing some unconventional post graduate courses. The MBA programs offered by these colleges witness a large number of student enrollment every year. Some of the top colleges are listed below.

  • International Management Institute – For MBA in IM
  • NMIMS School of Business Management – For MBA in Hospital Management
  • Institute of Rural Management – For MBA in Rural Management
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Lucknow – For MBA in Agriculture Management

Globalization has done more good than harm at least when the Education Sector is concerned. It’s time for you to leave the conventional path too.

Tripti RaiTripti Rai writes on the behalf of, she advises students on right career choices, exam advices, educational institutions etc. Along with education, she also likes to talk about real estate whenever she gets a chance.

Effect of social media behavior on job opportunities

Social networking portals have taken centre stage in everybody’s lives.

The positive and negative aspects of social media can forever be debated upon.

Every individual should be careful about what they update or post online.

Increasing popularity of social networking websites

Almost all people today are either on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google+. Facebook, which has more than 900 million active users, is the most widespread social media website. Although most people use these portals to share their life with others, many organisations have recently started accessing these websites for recruitments and job search.

Candidates access these websites to gain information about latest job openings, whereas recruiters look them up to gather more cohesive information about the applicants. Companies have started their own pages on these portals, which is a very effective, fast, and low-cost marketing and advertising strategy.

According to a study conducted in 2011, almost 91% of recruiters employ these portals when hiring and screening new applicants.

Also, 13% companies rejected an applicant because they lied about their qualifications,about 11% rejected a candidate due to inappropriate posting of comments, 11% were rejected for posting inappropriate photos, while another 11% were rejected for bad-mouthing a previous employer online.

19% were rejected for posting pictures and comments about them drinking and doing drugs. Hence we can see that social media can either make or break your chances of landing a lucrative job offer.

Positive Impact

Since these websites give a glimpse of what the applicants are like outside of their resumes and cover letters, recruiters have become increasingly interested in making this a default requirement for the hiring process.

Job seekers can filter companies of their interest and interact directly with the current employees via email, messaging, or chatting. They can contact the previous employees, through company pages, and learn about their experience.

Among other things, hearing about job opportunities immediately also becomes easy. Instant notifications about vacancies update an applicant on a daily basis. This is the reason why almost all job seekers are actively involved with social media.

Consistency in information on all the social networking websites will validate and authenticate your profile, and hence your capability.

Use these portals to build your image. Candidates must focus on creating intelligent profiles, which reflect their skills and accomplishments in the best possible manner.

Making positive suggestions to queries posted by people, sharing interesting articles, and participating in constructive blogging will make your profile shine. Online discussion forums like Quora are very popular where like-minded individuals come together to discuss topics on varying degrees of importance and seriousness.

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Negative Impact

Despite all the positives, there is a negative impact of social media on job opportunities as well. Initially, all the social networking portals were devised to share and upload pictures and posts of your day-to-day activities. However, doing so with abandon now, can hurt your job possibilities in a major way.

Companies carry out a virtual background check to wheedle out any skeletons in a candidate’s closet. The rationale behind it is, that inappropriate pictures and comments reflect on a persons’ personality, which in turn can affect the productivity of an organisation.

An untoward projection of attributes can put a damper on one’s image and hence, their chance to land a profitable job.

Surprisingly, companies often check an applicants’ post to glean the level of their communication skills. We can now effectively say that even though having a profile on social networks is a necessary tool, it could also sometimes be dangerous and hurt our job opportunities.

It is therefore very important to clean-up your profile when applying for any job position. The first step in this direction is to delete any inappropriate pictures or comments. A fun-filled night of debauchery was memorable in college. It is sure to keep to unemployed for a long time if made public to prospective employers.

Customize your privacy settings so only your friends and close acquaintances can view your profile. However, do not hide everything. Keep information of value, the kind which embellishes your image, public.

Refrain from using SMS lingo when corresponding online. Make it a general habit, so you don’t slip when it’s most important to write well.

Make profiles on Linkedin and Twitter, positively, and use them! Generating connections via these portals will improve your chance of being seen as an active player by a company. Staying silent or invisible most of the time will never help at all. Do not leave the profiles dormant, and update them constructively on a daily basis.

Un-tag images wherever possible. A large number of unsuitable images on a person’s profile are the tagged ones. Remember; be careful, vigilant, and intelligent when networking online.


Awareness about digital footprints is important and smart display of virtual information a mandate. The presence of social media is nothing but an extension of ones’ resume. Do not wait till after the interview to improve your profiles. Do the needful right now.

Tina Jindal

Tina Jindal is a professional content writer who works on a variety of topics like employment, real estate, and education. She has been involved with renowned publications and has tried her hand at editing works on Cookery, Gardening, Pregnancy, and Healthcare. She loves to travel and is crazy about dogs.