Thursday, May 31, 2007

What hiring managers hate about your resume?

What hiring managers hate about your resume?


Read an interesting blog post that I think everyone in the club will be interested in. The tile of the post is "What hiring managers hate about your resume"


A good post indeed and the author points out Grammatical/spelling errors, unexplained date gaps in work experience, Bad formatting etc, among many things that one must not be guilty of.


Although he mentions IT but these resume-guilt’s are very much applicable to our field. So check out the link


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Five tips for studying for exams

Worriers! Exams are nearing and everyone I hope is gearing up for them. Great, so I thought why not share a few things that I did during examination that eased mine anxiety.

Loud speaker: when it comes to reading, read out load this is much more effective than simply reading in mind. While reading in mind can distract you, but listening to your own voice reinforces what you read. I did this P3, wt and many other papers where theory was predominant

Walk: When you are writhing sitting is mandatory, but if you are reading and memorizing stuff, roam around in room or rooftop and you will find that you are recalling and retaining the stuff more easily. Moreover there’s is no chance you will fall asleep!!!

Dream : While going back to sleep, don't think about how exams will go or what the paper be like, instead apply the technique of reviewing what you have read the whole day, Try questioning the formulae and equations that you encountered that day. See then in your minds blackboard.

Mental rehearsal: Rehearse mentally. Mine favorite and it worked for me. They say that we learn more when we teach, so while lying in bed, imagine yourself in class and see in your minds board all things drawn that you have learnt on that particular day. Use vivid images, smell, and objects to reinforce the concepts. I studies propulsion so it was easy to imagine the compressor rotate and see the whole gas turbine engine work in mind. In your case use your imagination.

Talkback: some of the things that I remember most vividly of the study materials that I have studied are the ones that I have talked about with my friends and roommates, The topics that we discussed are still clear in mind. So use this technique to engrave a particular concept, topic in your mind. I am sure you will never forget a velocity triangle of a compressor once you have lively discussion on that.

Lots of breaks: Study without breaks is like no study at all. I remember an advert in one paper which claims that as our brain tiers; its capabilities diminish, so take frequent breaks. Well I don't know how true the claim was, but when I took breaks after a specified period of study, I was rejuvenated for sure. And put in longer hours. So take breaks often and when you again sit for a study session, set a target that you will get up after this particular task is done.

Teashop: While we were in Chennai, my roommates and we were famous for walking to a distant teashop for tea. Everyone used to wonder why we take such a long stroll for the tea? Some suspected a girl is involved, but none was true, we did it because it gave us the necessary exercise and after a long walk and talk about topics not related to study, we were refreshed. Tea was just an excuse. So take walking breaks. Go to that distance shop in group but be on time and come back and don’t get carried away in the masti.

Write: best way to practice a thing is to write it, my mom used to say that, and from the beginning I stuck with this and I always used to revise my stuff with a pencil and paper, I drew, explained and jotted important points as I revised. I was and am poor in spelling and this habit had improved a lot......

So here you are little tit bit of info that I used, some of them you might be using now, some might strike odd. But believe me they worked for me and I know they will work for you. Give them a try...

Best of luck worriers!!! Reach for the stars!!

Members please add your tips. We love to hear about them

Related links from my-aesi
5 tips for studying for exams
My way of decompressing while preparing for exams
After exams what?
6 lessons from last semester
Lessons from propulsion 2 exams
Secret of clearing AeSI!

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Monday, May 28, 2007

instant email


This is great. Instant disposable email. Want an email to get that verification link. Just use the following instructions and then go to the website mentioned and get what you want. - instant disposable email

When forced to register for a site often you'll need to provide an email address to receive a 'verification' link.


Next time give them and then read the emails by going to the site mentioned below


Please Note => Emails are kept for a maximum of 24 hours

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

NASA the ultimate destination

Well I have been visiting (NASA’s official site ever since I have joined AeSI) I visited it regularly and do so now, but now there is one difference. As you all might have learnt that Bishnujee singh is part of NASA mission, so now visiting NASA I feel proud that one of the AeSI guy is out there.


As one of my close friend was saying to me just a week back, Being and working is NASA is the ultimate glory of an aerospace / aeronautical engineer. Others may pay or give you more but NASA is truly the Mecca of aerospace engineer and now knowing that one of us is there doing work, it inspires me and feel me with immense pride!!!!



Well this is the artist impression of the spacecraft that Mr. Bishnujee might be working on. The mission as I have learnt from the site is to build a spacecraft that will do science on aerosol and solar irradiance.


Here’s what the mission page states.....


“Glory is a remote-sensing Earth-orbiting observatory designed to achieve two separate mission objectives. One is to collect data on the chemical, microphysical, and optical properties, and spatial and temporal distributions of aerosols. The other is to continue collection of total solar irradiance data for the long-term climate record. “



For more hop to


Visit it and be inspired!!!!


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ouraesi comples 5 years!!

Hi folks...


Today I am going to talk about Ouraesi, the club!! As many of you might be unaware, ouraesi completed 5th year on May 8th 2007!! It’s been 5 years since the inception of ouraesi. It has come a long way. Many a things have happened till then and I am proud that the club is still thriving and growing and bringing values to its members!!!!


Well as of the update on 22nd may 2007 (3pm). We are now strong team with strength of 925 members!! We have consumed 2842 single messages, with an average posting of 232 messages per month and an average of 474 messages per year!! Year 2006 being the highest grosser when we posted a 856 messages!!! And January being the busiest month!!!


I have come up with a basic statistic page for the club which can be accessed by clicking on the following link.




May it live long and flourish...


Please keep your posts coming.....


Monday, May 14, 2007

Always invest in your curiosities

Always invest in your curiosities... That what the author of the article ( )states and I strongly agree with him. The most important skill that one must have for success is curiosity.


like the author, i think the place i am now is the result of the application of this very characters. Read the article and be enlightened and tell us what do you thing is the single skill that has brought where you are today?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Confessions of an AeSI guy from HAL- another gem from OURAeSI

I really enjoy these diaries, so am posting them here in this blog too as gems of ouraesi!!!! Keep up the good work anupam!!

HAL Diary 4

Dear friends

it has been long time since last i shared my experiences with you since joining HAL as due to work and all i was a bit busy. but i received so many mails from so many friends who wanted me to continue sharing my experience.
Our true training started since i came to HAL hyderabad coz here only i got to see the work culture learning the things in practical way , interacting with so many experienced also get to apply your own ideas and thoughts. but the best part of them all was being a part of so many prestigious projects like LCA , Sukhoi 30 etc directly or indirectly.

and ofcourse i also learnt the hard reality that grass is not always greener on the other side.Being in a public sector has its own disadvantages and it always doesnot work out the way u think. you have to fight for everything . you would feel that things should be done in this way but you cannt do that . initially we had to fight for everything as our sudden presence as Grade II officers was not accepted pleasantly by many. facilities provided were no better and everybody was taking their own sweet time in listening to our complaints. but once we stood united and raised our concerns upto Corporate office everything was provided overnight.

so many other problems too like workers , unions etc but in the end its all part of game. u have to make your own way .
life at hyderabd has been a bit difficult initially for most but people like me who had lot of experience of chennai and AeSI didnt face much of the trouble. in my batch about 50 trainees have come to HAL hyderabad and it really feels good to be the lone Aeronautical Engineer in the lot. infact i haven't come across anybody joining as Grade I or Grade II being aeronautical engineer. and i do feel proud when i introduce myself in the hall full of people.
being together with so many regular college students has also taught me that except from lack of practical knowledge we are no way less than them . infact i found that they all know just about their own engineering stream and that too partially. unlike them i found we know so much more and in vast subjects. even being from avionics i can talk about engines or mechanics or electrical or workshop technology . well i guess thanks to multiple attempts in "Principles of flight" and "electrical" papers. and i tell you after seeing my work and knowledge nobody questions my credentials.

and now the biggest benefit of being in public sector is the great social life. we have enough time to enjoy to relax to play . we have swimming pool to relax ,table tennis , an indoor badminton court where we play badminton even upto 12 in the night.

so it has been about 3 and a half months at HAL Hyderabad and it all has been great learning experience. our next phase of training is in bangalore at HAL management Academy from there we will go to IIT Kharagpur or chennai.

HAL is recruiting in large numbers as there is shortage of manpower . so for aesi u need just 60pc to apply . currently 400 positions are there for engineers . package offered is 5.18 lakh CTC. so u can see lot of scope for all of us.
i will keep sharing my experience.

anupam goyal

Related links

Fulfill your dreams in Aeronautics with AeSI

Confessions of an AeSI guy from HAL

I am proud of AeSI

Secret of clearing AeSI!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Finmeccanica's selection process and my experience !!!

Finmeccanica calling!! This is what the ad states. Well I promised that I will come up with a post talking about my experience with the interviewing process. I must say I had a good and exciting time last year when I had a telephonic interview. I applied for the program very late, to be precise on the last date of submission. Although there was an option of filling up the form on web asking all sort of HR-type questions, I preferred sending a plain email with my resume and a little cover letter. The next day I got a reply and the next day I got a call from London asking me for a time for a telephonic interview.

As usual I took the other day off from NAL (I used to work there then) and stated there reading all the basic stuff I thought they might ask. I knew the interview won't be technical but will mainly focus on my communication skills and on my motivation for taking up the opportunity offered by Finmeccanica!!

So I prepared on those lines. As the clock struck 3pm, I surely got the call, with my mobile fully charged; I was ready with a pad and pen. As usual the questions were as anticipated, HR round type, why you want to do this course, why this international career? What do you know about Finmeccanica and this course and describe one incident where you have worked in a team and succeeded and then one experience when you have not succeeded? Questions were like this. Please be sure that when you are on the telephone, you talk slowly. Remember the other person is from another county so he or she might have a little difficulty understanding our assent. But apart from that just confidently state your experiences. I have studied in ISC board and I always like the English language test because they always had a question on writing essay and they were always prepared for us to tell a story unlike the state board English papers where essays means writing about pandit jawarhar lal nehru etc. Well my point is the interview here will present the very same opportunity!!! It will ask you real question and will demand real answers. So guys and gals enjoy the whole experience.

Best of luck!!!

If you have no clue of what I am talking, read the post Finmeccanica calling!!!!

Related links

Finmeccanica's selection process and my experience !!!
finmeccanica calling
50 commons interview questions and answers
Finmeccanica -tips for telephonic interview

Monday, May 07, 2007

It will cost $1711000 to put me in orbit

Antrix Corporation Limited, marketing agency of the Department of Space, charged $29,000 a kg for putting into orbit the Italian satellite Agile using PSLV-C8, while the international rates for launching a satellites ranges between $10,000 to $15,000 a kg. so why did the Italians paid more for putting the 352kg Agile satellite in orbit. According to Mr. Sridhara Murthi,excutive director, premium rates were charged since Agile had to be put into a apecific orbit of 550km at a low inclination of 2.5 degrees to the equator, which is very difficult orbit and inclination to acheive!!!



Well way to go ISRO!!!  Well as thought what might be the cost if I want to put myself in that very same orbit and inclination where Agile is? My calculation shows $1,711,000!!!!! Woo that’s lot money!!!


Thursday, May 03, 2007


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