September 3, 2014

How to Start a Recruitment Business From Home

Planning to start your own Recruitment Business from home? Then know few basics to set up a home based recruitment consultancy. Recruitment is a very vital activity in any sector these days. Generally an organisation or company who find a suitable candidate for your vacant position called as a recruitment Consultancy. There are many consultancies already operating in market to provide recruitment assistance to companies. And over the years this sector has grown big in such a way that you have to be ready to fight with the competition.

Here we will discuss and try to explain step by step to set up your first  recruitment consultancy operating from home and how to run it successfully. This article is categorized based on couple of key factors.

Steps to Start a Recruitment Business From Home

Business Potential: If want to research about the scope of business in this recruitment sector, then you will find that there are huge scope although high competition. Majority of the software, consulting firms, service providers are now a day’s outsource their recruitment department to reduce the cost as well as operation burden. Most of the companies need many resources not only due to new business but also due to high attrition rate (Job switching rates) in India. So far in my career I have changed couple of companies. That means I left many positions vacant and also filled up the open positions. So just imagine with my profile only various recruitment firms done a good business so far. So in this regard you can say it’s an evergreen business niche and you can expect a good demand always.
How to Set Up a Recruitment Business From Home


Who can start?
Basically if you have enough money to invest, then you can start any business with the help of experts. But here we will see how a common people can start this business from his/her home itself with a minimum investment and minimum experience. To start a recruitment firm you should have some basic knowledge about this recruitment process generally followed by all organisations. Anyone who has similar profiles below can be the best person for this business.
  • An MBA HR pass out having enough exposure of Recruitment market scenarios
  • 2-3 years of recruitment experience, but now want to continue from home itself (e.g. generally for women after gave birth to a baby, it’s tough to get back to work immediately. So those women can plan to start a consultancy from home itself)
  • Your spouse/partner might have some similar experiences and you at the same time know how to convert experience into business.
  • A group of friends with a very good network with company HRs can plan a start up. In that case you might learn the techniques of recruitment or hire a recruiter initially to start your company. As time passes you can learn and educate yourself with all facts.
First step towards start up:
First of all think about a name of your start-up. Don't just think casually like, let’s start now and if get success then will think about a good name. This is absolutely a wrong technique. You should plan everything seriously whether it a success or a failure in future. So a proper name is necessary, which will create a brand name in future for your effort. The name should relate your style of work or industry or your business types etc anything. Then choose a domain name with your company name. Choose any domain .com or .in that does not matter so much, but do it immediately so that you can get your desired domain name for web existence. This will cost you hardly Rs 500-600/- every year to keep the domain name alive.

Disclose/Publish your company:
Now your company name and domain is ready. Next big thing is to set up a website for that domain, so that clients/people can find your business and contact details on web world. For that buy some web hosting plan from Go-daddy or Big-rock or another hosting company you like. You can take any basic plan, like 1 website hosting plan which will cost monthly Rs 400-500/-. It’s better to start with a monthly plan, as you don't know whether your business will continue for years or not. When everything will be set up then you might upgrade to a yearly plan to get rid of monthly payment. 

Next prepare a website. For that you can again take help from professional web designers or if you have some knowledge, you can create a blog/website with minimum 5-6 pages and further attach with your custom domain name (Company website name). It's very simple and less expensive. Otherwise pay Rs 10,000 - 15,000/- to make a good website. Even you can make a good looking websites with images and banner, which will cost you more. But again, for a start up a simple and well arranged website is enough. Just keep in mind to put basic information pages like HOME, about us, Contact Us, clients Handled and Service page etc.

Register your company:
Next thing is to register your company name to run your business legally without any hassle. You can contact local registration office and discuss those facts. There are various types of registration based on your business plan. 

You can visit the website http://elagaan.com/ to find out every detail. Even they can help you to register your company name and prepare other legal documents like TAN, Taxes etc. For a single person start-up it's better to start your business with registering as a Sole Proprietorship.  Just visit http://elagaan.com/ to know more about that.

Open a Current Account:
Next thing is to open a business bank account (current account) with your company name to accept payments from client. To open a current account, you have to get ready with all your business registration documents. Don't open account in your name as the business name will create a good impression and represent your brand as well. And even in future you might expand further and include partners to grow in business.


Set up your office & equipment:
Next thing is to get access to any job portal like Naukri.com, Monster.com or Timesjob.com. Among them Naukri is most popular. You can get a package from them and start surfing resumes as per your requirement. Initially you can buy access in sharing basis with 2 or more people, as you might not have enough requirements to handle the high cost of Portal access. So look for such opportunities.

Set up your workspace at home with your desktop or laptop. Take a new mobile number and also a land line number (if you can afford) to handle your daily calls. Analyse and choose a good talk time plan as well. Update both the numbers in your website. Install all required software’s to your computer like MS office, mail server software etc. Create few email IDs with your business domain. Like contact_hr@myfirstcompany.com.

Business Development & marketing:
Next thing is to spread your business and get more & more clients, so just work hard to get better & better. Try to communicate with company HRs and offer them your business proposals. Use social media websites like LinkedIn, Face book to spread about your company and connect with people of similar industry to grow your network. You need to work hard to get clients to run your business smoothly and grow further.

So the biggest skill require to start your own recruitment business from home is the networking and the convincing skills. The more contacts you have the more the scope of clients you can arrange, means more business. Never ignore a small opportunity thinking that may not be profitable. Simply grab all opportunities to spread your business.

Good luck and I hope you will share your valuable experiences here if you are one who has started some business from home. Thanks for reading.
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August 31, 2014

How to decode a PAN number? Read this and try

How to decode your PAN number
PAN number is one of the most valuable thing for every earner, but do you find it difficult to remember PAN number. I know there are many people like me who can remember many such useful details in daily life. Anyway in this article we will try to decode PAN card number in a generic way so that you can at-least find some way to remember this alpha-numeric code. If you are interested to know more about the history of PAN number then refer to wiki page and enjoy the detailed story.

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How to decode PAN number

If you are those who don't know yet how many characters are there in your PAN number then you should know it right now. Total 10 characters where first 5 characters are letters followed by 4 numbers and then last one again a letter. Here I can't share my PAN number to explain this article and not even share others as it will not be a good practice. PAN number is a confidential number and you should take necessary measures to keep it secret, otherwise it can be miss-used.

Anyway we will explain in a generic way so that anyone can decode their PAN number easily without any hassle.

  • Among first 5 characters, 3 are random characters generated from system. It can be any alphabets from A-Z. It can be any combination eg. AAA to ZZZ.
  • Next character, 4th one indicates the status of that person or you can say that what kind of person the PAN car holder is. Check out the possible types of people who can have PAN card.
                           A — Association of Persons (AOP)
                           B — Body of Individuals (BOI)
                           C — Company
                           F — Firm
                           G — Government
                           H — HUF (Hindu Undivided Family)
                           L — Local Authority
                           J — Artificial Judicial Person
                           P — Individual
                           T — AOP (Trust)
  • Fifth character is the first letter of your last name or surname. Means if your name is XYZ Joshi, then the fifth character will be J.
  • Next 4 numeric characters are again random numbers generated from system. It can be anything from 0001 to 9999.
  • Last character in the PAN is an alphabetic check digit.

Hope now you are able to decode your PAN card number. This is just a simple informative article. There are few more useful information PAN number that you should know.
  • If you have issued your PAN card recently then you can see the date of issue besides your photo vertically.
  • If you lost your PAN card and don't even record your PAN number then you can find your PAN number with Know Your PAN service from Income Tax India portal.
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Top 10 Pubs & Bars to Enjoy Night Life in Hyderabad

The nightlife in Hyderabad is something which will make you fall in love with this beautiful city. So far the city is one of the safest cities in India. The Hi-Tech city area is always crowded with people till mid-night. In Hyderabad you can find many Popular Bars & Clubs to enjoy the nightlife to the max. You can understand the nightlife here with the term Mid-Night Biriyani. Yes, here you can enjoy a Biriyani at mid-night also. Tulips - Hotel Green Park in Begumpet and Ohri's Banjara is hot favorite for that. Here in this article we will list out most popular 10 pubs & bars in Madhapur area where you can enjoy drinks, tasty food, Music and a very good gathering with your friends and dear ones.

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Best pubs and bars in Hyderabad


Top 10 Pubs & Bars in Hi-Tech City Madhapur Area

  • Rush Sports Cafe & Bar (Continental, Indian) Hi-tech City
  • Chilis (American, Continental) In orbit Mall, Madhapur
  • Elixir Pub (DJ / Serves Food) Madhapur
  • Twister Sports Pub (Live Music / Valet Parking) Hi-tech City
  • Shamrock - The Irish Bar (Serves Alcohol / Live Music) Hi-tech City
  • Xtreme Sports Bar (Valet Parking / Large  Group Friendly) Madhapur
  • Beer House (Tandoori, Chinese) In orbit Mall, Madhapur
  • News Cafe (Continental, Asian, North Indian) In orbit Mall, Madhapur
  • Slounge - Lemon Tree Hotel Lemon tree hotel
  • SPLASH, The Westin Hyderabad Mind space, Madhapur

Top 10 Pubs & Bars in Hyderabad

These are the few popular places in Madhapur area. Now let's check out the popular bars in entire Hyderabad where you can have a blast with your friends.

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  • MOB (Mad Over Beer) Near Apollo Hospital Jubilee Hills
  • Hard Rock Cafe in Banjara Hills, GVK One Mal
  • Rain in Banjara Hills, Shangri La Towers
  • Movida in Banjara Hills, Radisson Blue Plaza Hotel
  • Kismet in Somajiguda, the Park Hotel
  • Nirvana-The Pub in Shameerpet, Aalankrita Resort
  • Unwind in Panjagutta, Hotel NKM's Grand
  • Rio Lounge in Banjara Hills, Near TDP Office
  • Marco Polo in Begumpet, ITC Kakatiya Hotel
  • The Bar in Hi-tech City, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Center
Although I wrote this article but I am not a big fan of nightlife so far. I have yet to visit any of the places listed above. So far I have visited only one pub that one is Rain Tree Pub Jubilee hills after Jubilee check-post which is not part of this article. Anyway share your experiences and also other such happening places in Hyderabad where one can spend a good evening by a simple comment below.
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August 28, 2014

How to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S Online

Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the latest buzz in the android smartphone segment. This phone has shut everyone's mouth with amazing features at an unbelievable price. At a price of 6000 you can enjoy the features of Big smartphones brand's 20,000-25,000 range phones. But now the question is how to buy Xiaomi Redmi 1S, where is this phone available. The answer is with Flipkart.com. Once again Flipkart has got the exclusive selling rights of Xiaomi Redmi 1S and they have a big plan this time. Company is launching 40,000 handsets exclusively on flipkart and for that flipkart has started an early registration process. We all know when Xiaomi mi3 launched within 20 secs 20,000 phone sold and flipkart website crashed with a message out of stock. 

How to Buy Xiaomi RedMI 1S Online

If you are really interested to buy Xiaomi RedMI 1S Online then you have to register in Flipkart page. Xiaomi RedMI 1S will be available for sale on Flipkart.com from 2nd of September from 2 PM on-wards. But before that you have to make sure that you have registered with Flipkart Xiaomi page to avail this sale, otherwise on September 2nd you will not be able to buy this phone.

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how to buy xiaomi redme 1s on flipkart

Visit Exclusive Xiaomi Flipkart Page and register with your email id. If you have already registered with Flipkart before then no new registration require. Simply click the button and you can see the message below.
You've been successfully registered. Make your Redmi 1S purchase on Sep 2nd at 2:00 PM
Registration will be open till 1st September mid-night. On 2nd September you have to log in with your details atleast 2-3 hours before so that by 2 PM you can book 1 model. This seems like more tough than our IRCTC tatkal ticket booking, really crazy we people are!

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According to Flipkart and company, already more 1,00,000 people has registered for this mega sale. Company will allow first 2000 Flipkart registered people the first preference and then it will be first come first serve basis. And the final contrary here is that, I am one of them who has just now booked this phone. Hope I am going to buy the best smartphone in the price range of Rs. 5000 - 7000. 

I would love to hear your story about the buying experience of Xiaomi Redme 1S smartphone. Thanks for reading.
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August 27, 2014

How to Send Free SMS From Internet to Mobile

I don't know how I will justify this article 'How to send free SMS from internet to mobile' in the age of Facebook and Whatsup. But the fact is, sending free SMS from internet is still very popular and in much demand. By nature we Indians are always attracted to free stuffs. Although Whatsup has already done a remarkable damage to this SMS service but it’s still significant as Whatsup has few limitations. 

Limitations of Whatsup

  • You need a phone in which you can install Whatsup. You can do the same in smart phones only.
  • Your friend also should have a phone with Whatsup installed so that you can send him/her some messages.
  • You can access Whatsup from mobile devices only.
  • After first year usage, Whatsup is chargeable.

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Steps To Send Free SMS to Mobilephone By Way2SMS.COM

So this article is not about promoting SMS services again as everyone knew about the same. But in a country like India where still large part of the country doesn't have high-end mobile phones and enough knowledge to access these apps, still they look for such a service with which they can send free SMS to a friend. But off course, you need at least internet connections to make this possible. 

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In this discussion we will talk about a company who provide services to send free SMS to your friend. It's Way2sms.com. You might have received many bulk SMS's from them as promotion. Recently they acquired 160by2.com to make their presence more strong. Anyway here we will share how you can easily use Way2sms.com and send free SMS to your friend in few quick steps.

  • First of all you have to register to Way2sms.com with your email id, mobile number, date of birth, city details.
  • Immediately you will receive an SMS in your mobile phone. Then verify your account with the password received in the mobile. Your account is ready to use now. The SMS will have the password to login into your Way2sms account for the first time after verification.
  • In the dashboard you will find 2 boxes: Free SMS and Grab Recharge (with many Ads). Click on Free SMS button and proceed.
  • Next you have to add your friend’s mobile number. This is not a mandatory step but it’s better to save to avoid entering the same data every time.
  • You can enter max 140 characters. You can also see some ready to use text or quote. You can select them and click on the send SMS button. It's done.
You can also check the images below describing all the steps. First 4 steps are to complete the registration and login procedure.

How to Send Free SMS From Internet to Mobile
 The Next 4 steps are from Way2sms Dashboard describing the steps to send free SMS.


Steps to Send Free SMS From Internet to Mobile

There are many such free services with which you can send free SMS from internet to mobile phone easily. I Have not tried all of them, so not able to provide any comment on them. Soon I will try to list out such free SMS services available online and write an article. But I would like to hear from you about your experience with these free SMS sending services.
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August 25, 2014

How to find your lost or stolen android phone for free

Lost your android mobile phone or someone might have stolen your beloved Smartphone and you don't know how to trace your lost mobile phone? Then you might get some help here. Smartphone market has grown like anything in last few years. These days a Smartphone is the best companion for any individual; without a phone it’s impossible to think someone’s life. In such a case if you lost your phone then it’s really a sleepless situation as your personal data might be at risk or in someone's hand who can take advantage of your data. In this article we will discuss what you should do as soon as you discover that you have lost your mobile phone and also how you can find your mobile phone with the help of Lookout Plan B mobile app for free.

How Can I Track My Lost Android Phone

First of all, if your mobile phone is not smart enough with few useful app, then there will be no point to discuss on this topic. You may not be able to trace your mobile easily by yourself. Anyway now first thing you can do after reading this article is to install any mobile tracking app available in market or you can simply use the Lookout Plan B app even if your phone does not have any tracking app pre-installed. Now let's back into the topic, so let's assume you have lost your mobile phone then you should follow the below steps:

How to Trace your lost mobile phone
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  • The very first thing everyone should do is to file a police complaint. This is the mandatory step as Police can really help you to find your lost mobile quickly. They also have advanced tracking mechanism as free apps may not be such strong to track down your mobile phone's location. If your mobile phone is landed in a hand that is more professional to handle these situation then it may get much harder. So with filling a police complaint you can ensure a better investigation to find your mobile phone.
  • Next you can do your own investigation by using Lookout Plan B app. This is a free application to use. Simply install this from your desktop or laptop and it will connect to your lost phone and start installing remotely. After that it will send series of pictures and information related to your mobile phone's location in your Gmail account. If the person is moving with your phone it may be difficult to use this app. Again if your phone is in the hand of an expert then he/she can make sure this app will fail to provide information back to mobile owner. But off-course you can try your luck.
  • Now the most important part of this activity is to disable your SIM car so that any sort of unauthorized call can be stopped. Also change your all accounts passwords immediately so that no one can access them from your lost mobile. Most of us used to save passwords in all applications we use from our personal devices. So this habit may hit you badly if you lose your mobile phone.
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We all know that in this age of technology things can be very easy with technology and also it can be toughest with the use of technology. If someone from your locality or an amateur thief took your mobile phone, then it may not be a tough task to find it out. But if someone Technology freak got your mobile then you know how much difficult it can be to find your lost mobile phone. So always be aware and keep your mobile phone in a safe place with enough apps installed or by taking enough safety measures.

You can share any of your experiences here by a simple comment. Thanks for reading.
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August 24, 2014

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Hyderabad, Telangana

Looking for the best Engineering colleges in Hyderabad and in the new state Telangana, then just check out the list below. With the division of Andhra Pradesh, many private colleges were closed recently. There were some doubts also with the student fee reimbursement scheme in both the states. Now it seems like some conclusion has reached, as counselling for the Engineering College admission has resumed last week by center in both Seemandhra and Telangana. Whatever the reason is, Hyderabad has been able to regain its own place in case of Engineering colleges where Telangana may get some more colleges in coming years.

best engineering colleges in hyderabadTop Engineering Colleges in Hyderabad

Earlier also Hyderabad had the majority of the Engineering Colleges in United AP. So after division of the states also Hyderabad has the similar crisp.
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  • JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • BITS Pilani- Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad
  • University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Maturi Venkata Subba Rao Engineering College, Hyderabad
  • VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
  • Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
  • CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Aurora's Technological and Research Institute, Hyderabad

Top Engineering Colleges in Telangana 2014

Now the biggest highlight of attraction of this new state Telangana is only Hyderabad so far. They have to go a far distance to set up the state with more such cities. So if you are looking for engineering colleges in Telangana then 90% of them will be in Hyderabad without any doubt. May be in next 10 years the picture will change.
  • JNTU College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • BITS Pilani- Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad
  • University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal
  • JNTUH College of Engineering, Karimnagar
  • Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Ghatkesar
  • Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad


These rankings are based on popularity and past track records only. This can be changed every year based on their performance. If you have some solid or specific record or data related to Engineering Colleges in Hyderabad or Telangana then don't forget to share here with a simple comment.
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August 21, 2014

How to close HDFC personal loan ~ useful points you should know

hdfc personal loan close steps
Want to pre-close your HDFC personal loan early? Then you have to read this article to find few important facts about HDFC personal loan closure procedure. The very first thing you should know about HDFC personal loan is that you will not be able to close the loan till 1 year (If you are a self-employed then it will be 6 months). Means first year you have to pay the EMIs so that banks can squeeze you to max. This is a strange clause but you have signed the terms & condition while taking the personal loan from HDFC. Anyway now check the steps and facts you have to take after you cross 1 year of your personal loan.

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Steps to close HDFC Personal Loan early

1) First of all call the HDFC personal banking number from any city 61616060. You just have to add your city code this number and call them. You can ask them the steps to close your personal loan instead of reading the article as well.

2) Next is to ask the HDFC customer care person about the branch in your city where you can close the HDFC personal loan. You cannot close the loan from any branch, but if you want to take the loan then they can visit your doorstep also. In Hyderabad in Begumpet HDFC branch you can close your personal loan.

3) Although RBI has instructed banks to waive off the pre-close charges but banks are smarter than RBI as they will charge you 4% closure charges with some valid clause that you may not understand. So be ready to pay extra 4% amount to close to your loan.

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4) Carry necessary documents to close you HDFC personal loan like: Xerox copy of ID proof, Amount can be paid in form of Cash/ Cheque and Loan account number. Here one point to note is that it is not necessary that the amount need to pay from your account only. You can pay the loan balance from your relatives or friends account as well. In that take them to the bank with you so that they can issue the cheque for your personal loan closure.

5) Now the closure date is very important as if you close the loan before 14th of that month then your next ECS EMI will not be deducted. But if close the personal loan after 14th of that month then your account will be debited with the EMI. But after 7 working days you will get you money back with interest amount.

After all the steps done bank will provide you an acknowledgement letter which you should keep carefully. The final closure agreement document come in few days after the closure of the loan.
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