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IELTS

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The Importance of IELTS  Knowledge of the English language is necessary in English speaking countries that are part of the Commonwealth like the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a popular and accepted method of testing the proficiency in spoken and written English, of people whose mother tongue is not English. A minimum specified grade in the IELTS is mandatory for gaining admission to most of the universities in these countries. For working professionals, the IELTS will add value to applications for a visa or residence permit. 

Before going into details of the IELTS, we must analyse why this is so important, especially for those seeking jobs in English speaking countries. In India, the tendency among students is to pay more attention to domain specialization than to language. The result is that, while job applicants score very high the area of their specialization, they fail woefully when it comes to lang…

Looking Beyond the Campus

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Looking Beyond the Campus  The Importance of Effective Communication “I think people underrate the importance of investing in communication skills as a way to progress in your career”
 By Julie Sweet

Our colleges and universities churn out thousands of professionals every year. Among them are doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, economists, to name only a few. The system of education followed in our schools and colleges lays stress on only acquisition of domain knowledge, skills and expertise. The sad consequence of this is that many of these young women and men are hopelessly unprepared to enter the corporate world. This is because they are lacking on the basic skills required to function in the new environment.
It is seen that one of the most important skills that has to be imparted to budding professionals is the way to communicate, both written and verbal. It is necessary, in the training module, to harp on focussed and sharp communication that is concise, brief and to the poin…