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【社員インタビュー②】中途入社オートンさん

キャリアバックグランド  日本で最初のキャリアはレノボでした。その後はアメリカンエクスプレス、シスコ、DELLには4年半おりました。日本オラクルに入社したのは昨年(2014年12月)ですが、仕事を通して昔からよく知っていました。 現在のお仕事  オラクルが独自に開発しているオラクルOSの営業です。新卒のみなさんにはなかなか分かりづらいかもしれませんが。仕事のスケジュール感は、週に4,5件はお客さんのところに訪問にいきますね。その他はオラクルのイベントへの集客を行ったり、まだ研修期間なので製品トレーニングが結構あります。トレーニングの一環で、今度アメリカのサンタクララに行きます。新卒で入社する方も研修で海外に行くことはありえると思います。早く帰るときは午後5時30分くらいには会社を出ますね。もちろん残業するときもあります。ただ遅くても8時くらいには会社を出ます。家でも仕事できますし、そのためのインフラもオラクルはしっかり整備しているのでいいですね。 営業のお仕事は大変?  大変だと思ったことはありません。というか、自分の仕事を営業と思ったことがありませんね。製品を売る仕事ではなく、お客さんの問題を解決する仕事だと思っています。問題解決をすることでその企業がハッピーになる。オラクル製品を導入したことを決定したクライアントの担当者は社内で高い評価を得る。その人が社内で昇進するかもしれない。そうするとその人の家族がハッピーになる。  要するに、私は自分の仕事を問題解決を通してクライアントをハッピーにする仕事だととらえています。いい製品であればわざわざ人が売る必要がありません。そこにいわゆる営業という人が介在する価値は、やはりコミュニケーションを通して自分のクライアントをハッピーにする解決手法を一緒に考えてあげることだと思います。それに、IT製品(特にオラクル製品)は日本の経済を支える根幹です。自分の仕事は日本経済を支えているという実感が持てて充実していますよ。 オラクルに転職を決めたきっかけ  私は前職でずっとハードウェアを売ってきました。日本国内、アジア地域でセールスチャンピオンになりましたし、一定の成績を残せ、自信もつきました。さらなるステップアップを考えると、ハードウェア以外にも携わりたいと思い始めました。そこでオラクルならソフトからハードまであらゆるカテゴリーの製品を扱えるので絶好な環境かと思い転職を決めました。また、働いている人材の質が本当に高い。社員のモチベーションもいいし、営業センスが抜群な人が多い。様々な企業からの転職者も多いので新しい刺激を受けることが多い。このような人たちと働けることは自分にプラスになると思っていました。 実際オラクルに入社して思ったこと  徹底した自己管理(セルフサービス)が仕事で必要とされるな、と改めて感じました。前職も外資で個人主義的な働き方には慣れていましたが、日本オラクルはそれ以上に自己管理の文化が根付いているなと。その意味では、自分で仕事のリズムも作れるし私には合っていると思っています。また、社内での人脈形成も大変だと思いました。人数も多いですし。特に中途だと自分からアクティブに動いていかないと一向に組織全体が把握できなかったりします。 IT業界で働く意義 IT業界はすごく面白いです。働いて3,4年経つと自分の物事をみる視点が変わっていることに気づきます。ニュースをみても、買い物をしていてもITがどれほど深く生活に入り込んでいるのかが理解できます。経済の流れも違った視点で見れるようになります。人々の生活を根本から変えていく力を持つのがIT業界の特徴。そこに関われるのはとても有意義だと思います。おそらくみなさんが定年を迎える頃には、今では考え付かなかったようなITデバイスなどが登場します。その基礎を学べるチャンスは誰にでもあるものではありません。 新卒の方に一言 ・英語力をつけてください。これはTOIEC何点とかではなく、外国人の主張の仕方やビジネスコミュニケーション手法、ジョーク、海外での文化や相手の地域のバックグランドも理解するつもりで取り組んでください。最初は難しいと感じますが、相手を理解しようとしているうちに身に付きます。 ・製品や会社の勉強の前に自分に関わるすべての人をよく知ってほしい。IT業界と言うと、冷めたイメージがありますが、中の人はどのIT企業でも人間味のある、素晴らしい人が多いです。多くを人から学んで、後世の方々へ伝えてほしい。 オラクルの素晴らしいところ ・DB,OS, Middle ware, HardとほぼIT全製品に知識が伸ばせる。 ・日常生活の変化をITの目線を通して感じれる。 ・社内のコミュニケーションがかなり濃い為、相手の立場も深く学べる。 ・関係してない部門の人でも親切だったり、お互いを高める努力をしている。 オラクルに期待するところ ・他の外資と同じく色々な事が突然グローバルから降ってくる。 ・社内での自由度が無いように感じてしまうこと(実はすべてのツールが定期的にメンテされており、知ればとても働きやすい)

キャリアバックグランド  日本で最初のキャリアはレノボでした。その後はアメリカンエクスプレス、シスコ、DELLには4年半おりました。日本オラクルに入社したのは昨年(2014年12月)ですが、仕事を通して昔からよく知っていました。 現在のお仕事  オラクルが独自に開発しているオラクルOSの営業です。新卒のみなさんにはなかなか分かりづらいかもしれませんが。仕事のスケジュール感は、週に4,5件はお客さんのところ...

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オラクルの新卒が優秀である4つの理由

高い人材の質 日本オラクルの平均年齢は約歳。約2,500人いる社員数のうちほとんどが中途の方です。どの方もずっとIT業界の最先端でビジネスをしてきた営業の人ばかり。ビジネスセンス、実績、人柄などいずれもトップタレントです。このような質の高い人と一緒に働き、成長をする新卒。やがては先輩達と肩を並べるくらいになり、同じくトップタレントの仲間入りをします。  人は財なり、とよく言います。会社経営にとって人はかけがえのない財産です。幸運にも日本オラクルには業界で活躍する人達が自然と集まってきます。その人達のなかで本物の営業力を学ぶことができることがオラクルに優秀な新卒がたくさんいる理由です。 教育制度の充実  新卒はオラクル製品とビジネススキルを中心にみっちり研修を受けます。ビジネススキルでは特にビジネスマナーとともに、プレゼンテーション能力に焦点を当て研修が行われます。最初の3~4ヶ月でこれらについて学び、後はOJTで少しずつ現場を経験していきます。  既述の研修内容は研修プログラムを開発する専門の社内機関が提供しています。その他にも社内で受けられる研修コースというのは多岐に渡ります。より高度な営業スキル、プレゼンテーションスキル、交渉能力を学びたいという方に対しても充実したプログラムが用意されています。 スケールの大きい仕事  オラクル製品は企業(官公庁も)の活動を支える基盤です。オラクル製品がなければ企業活動が続けられない企業もあります。日本の名だたる企業であってもシステムの根幹はオラクルのビジネスマン達が支えています。与えるインパクトが大きい製品を提供しているのがオラクルの特徴。また、個人が動かす金額が大きいのも特徴。1人の営業マンが億単位の売上を出すこともあります。自然と人間的なキャパシティも広がっていきます。 真のグローバル人材になれる環境  グローバル人材の定義とは、"異文化間においても適切なコミュニケーションを用いてビジネスを成功に導くができる人"だと考えます。オラクルでは日本だけがビジネスの舞台ではありません。���界を舞台にビジネスが展開されていきます。例えば日本企業が海外展開をする場合。海外進出を成功に導くための戦略をITの側面から提案します。真のグローバル人材になるためには、用意されている舞台が世界規模でなければいけません。  したがって、日本オラクルのビジネスマンには異文化理解が求められます。さらには、外国でのビジネストレンドにも精通している必要があります。そのため、海外での研修も活発に行われています。例えばシンガポールではASEAN地域のビジネストレンドについての情報交換会があり、それに参加することもあります。  オラクルは世界的な企業です。ここでしか見る事ができない景色、体験できないことがあります。様々な経験を経てオラクルの新卒は真のグローバル人材へと成長していきます。 日本オラクル 日本オラクル新卒採用エントリー受付中! 〒107-0061 東京都港区北青山2-5-8 青山OMスクエアTEL 03-6834-3846(新卒採用 直通番号)

高い人材の質 日本オラクルの平均年齢は約歳。約2,500人いる社員数のうちほとんどが中途の方です。どの方もずっとIT業界の最先端でビジネスをしてきた営業の人ばかり。ビジネスセンス、実績、人柄などいずれもトップタレントです。このような質の高い人と一緒に働き、成長をする新卒。やがては先輩達と肩を並べるくらいになり、同じくトップタレントの仲間入りをします。  人は財なり、とよく言います。会社経営にとって人はか...

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Being an Oraclite - More Than a Dream by Dhanush!!

Those were the days, when I would beworking on my laptop and suddenly a pop-up regarding java updates would show upprompting me to update Java on my system. Once updated, it would always show"Oracle" in red and fascinate me. In our day to day life we come across somany software applications that make our life simple and easier with their userfriendly experience and latest sophisticated innovative technologies. Thisinspired me to get into IT field and to learn and contribute to technology.  Reaching the final year of engineering, onequestion that bothers a student the most would be "What next"? And it had already begun haunting my mind. Iwas looking towards getting a Placement in an Organization where I will be ableto utilize and enhance my knowledge. When the placement process began and weheard that a unit of Oracle ‘Oracle Cloud Services’ is coming to our college myexcitement knew no bounds. Yes!!! It is the same "Oracle" which wouldfascinate me always. I was very excited and started preparation with fullenthusiasm. The recruitment process of Oracle startedon 13th Sept 2014 with an online test with over 400+ candidates attempting it.It was the "race of life" for everyone including me. Adding to my anxiety,it took 4 panicking days for the results to get announced and yippee!!! I was oneamong the top 66 students who cleared the test. On 18th Sept 2014, the unit of Oracle came inand briefed us about the company and enlightened me why is that everyone getspumped in excitement when it comes to getting placed in "Oracle”. Soonafter the talk, the interview process had begun. The interview was abouttechnical and managerial stuffs along with some mind boggling puzzles. I wasconfident throughout the interview process and it went on smoothly. By night,the result of the interview was out and Hurray!!!I managed to clear this roundtoo and was among the top 30 students who made through. I knew for sure; thecompetition is going to be even tougher in the next round. So the next morning on 19th Sept 2014,sharp at 9 A.M, the next interview round had begun and just in an hour I had completedmy technical interview and HR round too. We were told that results would beannounced in the evening. So, we were left with nothing but wait. Entire day, Ikept checking my watch wishing for time to move faster than it usually does! Funny,but now those moments are cherished in my mind. Somehow, I managed to keepmyself calm and relaxed until the result time had come. Finally, the panelannounced the names of those who made through to Oracle and they announced myname too!! Just for a minute, the only thing I remember doing was look up andthank God!! Then emotions burst out and all my friends whogot through along with me, started celebrating with pride and joy!! So, it was "One of the best days of mylife" and "Being an ORACLEite is more than a dream come true"for me. But the dream has just begun and I hope to live my dream, to learn andaccomplish professionally by being a proud ORACLEite.

Those were the days, when I would be working on my laptop and suddenly a pop-up regarding java updates would show up prompting me to update Java on my system. Once updated, it would always show"Oracle"...

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Taking the next big step in life with Oracle by Soham!!

Days come and days go. But there are days on which you start from no where and in the end finishit off in a style you had never thought before. 3rd September, 2014 was one such day. It was that very day on which Oracle Financial Services Software (OFSS) came to our campus forrecruitment. Having cleared the aptitude & technical test I got the opportunity to appear for the interviews. It was just like any other day from waking up to rushing to college to attend the Pre Placement Talk. But things started to become more exciting as the interview rounds began. Therewere going to be two rounds of interviews-Technical & HR/Behavioral. In the beginning there were about 110 candidates for the interviews. As I sat and waited for my turn the coordinatorscame from time to time and declared the names of people who were rejected or selected for the next roundof interview. So asu can guess the adrenalinelevels beganto rise gradually. AsI wasa student of Electrical Engineering I was quite unsure about what the interviewers would like to see in me because I being from a Non-IT background was not that familiar with CS stuffs like C++, Java, DBMS etc. I saw my friends trying to study thick books of CS as if they would mug up thewhole book within hours but I decided to keep it simple and show them the real me and be honest about what I know and what I don’t know. So finally after a long wait my turn came. As I approached the interview room theinterviewer greeted me with a smile. It felt so good. Then the interview began. The interviewer was such a nice person. He treated me as if he knew me for a long time. He asked me about my projects & internships, my role in them, my coding skills, some technical questions,questions like why I want to join OFSS etc. Then he asked me to solve some math problems. Isolved them all and explained them to him. In the end he stood up, shook my hands and wishedme the very best in life. After that I had to wait for some time and was called again for the HR interview. As I entered the room the interviewers seemed so delighted as if I have caught them in a good mood. My tensions seemed to get wiped off by their presence. First of all he asked me the meaning of my name, then about my qualities that make me different from others, myachievements in life, personal views, job posting preferences etc etc.., In the end he asked me ifthere was anything I would like to know and I asked him a couple of questions regarding OFSS. So that was it. I cameout. I was still unsure,uncertain. After like 3 hours of long wait finally when all the interviews had ended we all gathered ina room and the entire Oracleteam arrivedwith the final results.Everyone’s excitementrose to a whole new level. The HR manager started to read out the names of the selected ones oneby one. And then came the moment. The moment of realization. The moment of life. Yes! I had bagged the first job of my life! The feeling was so special...so unprecedented! I don't have aneffing clue of what was happening on my mind then. So once again I would liketo say...THANKS ORACLE!!! :)

Days come and days go. But there are days on which you start from no where and in the end finishit off in a style you had never thought before. 3rd September, 2014 was one such day. It was that very da...

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Placed in Oracle..A dream lived by Nitish!!

Oracle needs no introduction. Everyone from the IT world aspires to be a part of Oracle. No doubt, the best brains at every college compete against each other to join sucha prestigious company. Oracle visited our campus on 3rd September 2014. A pre-placement talk was organized beforethe interview.Having shortlisted for the interview itself was a big motivation for me, but, obviously I was not alone. There were 70 more students shortlisted for the same, most of thembeing from CS and IT branches. So, the competition was really tough. During the talk, my mind was obsessed with the thought that if I wouldbe smart enough to be a part of this group or not and that made me nervous. But to my utter surprise, one of the panel shared how nervous he felt duringhis college days at the time of interview and how he overcome it, I instantly related my situation with his narration. That made me quite relaxed and boosted my confidence. Finally the interview started.It had two rounds. The first roundwas a technical round and the second wasan HR round. My Technical interview began on a relaxed note. It was more of a discussion than the regular“Question Answer” session. The interviewer was very experienced and friendly. I was asked to explain my projects. Later, he asked me to write simple codes like finding transpose of a matrix, conversion of decimal numbers to roman numerals etc. Innovative approach was encouraged. Some questions from C++ and basics of Operating system were also touched upon. Ialso realized , the questions were aimed more totest the clarity of ideas and the ordering of the thoughts, than the detailed technical description . Finally, he gave me puzzles to solve. I was nervous if i would clear the H.Rround,but yes luck and my parents blessings favoured me.I was called in for theH.R round . The HR round started with the usual "tell me about yourself" questions. I was asked about mystrengths and weaknesses, Why doi want to join OFSS, where i see myself five years from nowetc. I was also asked, if ever, I had done anything that was beyond my capabilities. Throughout the interview, the interviewers ensured that the candidate was comfortable and at ease.At last I was asked me if I was satisfied with the compensation offered to me, to which I happily noddedin agreement.  Finally the results were declared. I was on cloud nine when I heard my name. Yeah! I made it inOFSS. What seemed formidable to me some odd 6-7 hours earlier, was now well within my hands. Irealized that dreams do come true if youwake in time. Thanks OFSS!

Oracle needs no introduction. Everyone from the IT world aspires to be a part of Oracle. No doubt, the best brains at every college compete against each other to join such a prestigious company. Oracl...

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Student Engagement + Customer Engagement = Inspiration by David Talamelli!!

I have been travelling to India for the past 4 years now at the end of November/early December to visit our India Campus Team, meet with internal customers and go to the IIT’s for Oracle’s IIT hiring. This trip while I am only half way into my itinerary has been such a productive, humbling and inspirational trip for me. I am so proud of our India Campus Team, I always wanted our team to be known for providing outstanding customer service and for leading the way in campus recruitment. There are always challenges in a large corporate environment but our team has so much positivity about them it is contagious and I see this in the conversations I have with our customers who believe in what we do and the direction we are going. From so many conversations with our team and with our customers I am very excited for the future of Oracle Campus Recruiting in India (stay tuned for more :) Equally inspiring is getting the chance to talk to students and hear their stories and hear about their experiences here at Oracle. Earlier this week, I had the chance to meet about 50-60 of our graduates who started earlier in the year with us. In Asia-Pacific we hire a large volume of students. It was so great to be able to meet some of our recent graduate hires and hear from them the positive impact of getting the chance to work at Oracle has given the them. I also had the chance to meet a group of graduates who joined us earlier in the year, who give their time, effort and resources to help under privileged children locally in Bangalore. To see such generosity and maturity from students to give back to the community they way they do is really a humbling experience. We assisted and donated a number of Oracle backpacks that will be used and welcomed.   Our Campus Function in India has come a long way and I feel we have really matured our go to market strategy. After a few days with the team locally brainstorming we have further plans to make a bigger splash in the India Campus market next year and I am very confident we have the right people who can make this happen. Students, if you have any ideas, suggestions or comments please let me know how you would like to engage with Oracle – your inputs would be welcomed. Any Team Members who come across this post I just want to say – amazing job everyone, I am so lucky to have the chance to work with all of you, you all  are campus rock stars!!!

I have been travelling to India for the past 4 years now at the end of November/early December to visit our India Campus Team, meet withinternal customers and go to the IIT’s for Oracle’s IIT...

EMEA

Eren's 158th day in Oracle!

Written by Eren Akbaba Today is my 158th day in Oracle. And I want to build myfuture in Oracle to 15,800 days. You know why? Because since the start of myinternship, I am learning skills which I cannot learn in school. In my firstweek I met my team, who I knew from my summer internship in 2013, and I mademyself a plan which was very useful for my development in Oracle. I started towork on some database issues, took notes about them and made demos of them.After I learned them, I started to prepare presentations about them. Now I havemy own presentation about all database issues in Oracle 12c, and I am ready topresent them to customers. With this, my mentor and director who are veryhelpful in my development support me and this gives me self-motivation andself-confidence. I presented to our customers; I went to field and developedmyself with my mentor etc. In conclusion my work development is on the righttrack. However, Oracle is not focused only on work. I have learnedthat Oracle is a big family. We arrange team breakfasts with our families,basketball games; football tournaments and we go out and drink coffee together.When you are a junior engineer who recently graduated from university and youexperience this working environment, you become excited about work after schooland about your future. I just want to say thank you to my team, my mentor andmy director, everything is very good in Oracle.

Written by Eren Akbaba Today is my 158th day in Oracle. And I want to build my future in Oracle to 15,800 days. You know why? Because since the start of myinternship, I am learning skills which I...

EMEA

Get To Know The Kenyan Interns by Brian Obinga

The 2nd ECEMEA monthly call was hosted by the Kenyan internsin line with the vision of the call was to bridge geographical gaps and sharesimilarities amongst the 70 Interns currently on the program from ECEMEA. We as the Kenyan interns did not disappoint as we embracedthe theme of the call in an entertaining, professional and charismatic manner.We presented to the group on three areas we believed cut across the internexperience we have had so far: 1. Videointroductions 2. InternPresentations by LOB : (Projects we are involved and what we have achieved) 3. Worklife balance. THE JOURNEY 15th of July 2014 marked a very special day amongst the 14interns in Kenya, it was a day we had all been waiting for after undergoing aseries of arduous interviews, all that was left for us to do now was to take astep forward to forming a formidable team of interns to steer and supportOracle Kenya Operations. This day started with a few eyes crisscrossing, sheerclass of dressing and behavioral stereotyping of what each of us would be onthe course of the internship. Though that was the first day and this is ourfourth month much has changed since then. As Kenyan interns we have grownimmensely through trainings, hands on experience, mentorship programmes, hardwork and determination. We have grown to be the best amongst the best in ourvarious LOB’s, And it is our dire hope to continue doing so to support oracleinitiatives for the 8 months left and beyond. WORKING TOGETHER "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together isprogress. Working together is success." -Henry Ford The difference between success and failure is working as ateam, these are the words that are written on the faces of Kenyan interns everymorning as we strive to succeed. On every step of the staircase we hold oneanother’s hand not letting anyone fall in the quest for success, we gather alland scatter none. We attest that it is a tough journey but one worthwhile. We usually gettogether every Thursday and do presentations amongst ourselves on oracleproducts and solutions and critique each other. The ECEMEA intern call wasconducted on similar grounds. It started off with a series of email exchangeson Idea formulations and in conclusion a meeting of deliberations with variousexperiences and reviews shared amongst our very capable mentors and seniormanagers, people we value for shaping us to throughout this journey. Ourexperience so far as a team has been great, we constantly pressure our managementteam to get involved in X-LOB activities and so far we have done majoractivities which include and not limited to an objective driven by constantdesire and passion for achievement. 1. Redwings team- a team that focuses on all oracle employee in house rules andrelocation publicity to the new Oracle office in 2015. 2. Oraclekids day- java boot camp 3. Oracleacademy activities in various schools 4. Oracleemployees financial wellness month 5. Partnertrainings 6. MissionRed Agents 7. OracleDay THE PRESENTATION The 26th of November marked the day of our presentation, itbegan on a high note with a lot of expectation and an introduction video oneach of us. We decided to do this in line with our main agenda “GET TOKNOW THE KENYAN INTERNS” we thought it appropriate for our fellow interns onthe call to get to know us a little better. It is an idea we thought fitting toa key selling technique; “know your customer”. The sales team then showcased that selling is indeed a partof their DNA with an epic presentation of key activities they’ve engaged in sofar.(below) are their shared experiences in the sales arena. a. Coldcalling b. Partneropportunity c. Research d. Revivingaccounts e. Workshops f. Cloudinitiatives Next in line was the PRE-SALES team who do the backendsolution formulation to the customers’ sales team. It covered: discoverytechniques, Oracle internship mentoring programme, value to the business andpresentation skills. This was followed by a presentation from the OracleAcademy programme coordinator intern who covered Oracle initiatives of earlycomputer science education trainings to wider Africa regions, encompassing whatoracle academy is, value added to students, development in oracle academy anduniversity initiative. Finally the support intern team comprising of Alliance andChannels, Deal Management and Legal showcased their various experiences workingon support business activities. it was during this last presentation thatheated questions came up eliciting sharp reactions from our fellow internsacross the world upon hearing a remarkable achievement from one of our intersin deal Management, who assisted in closing a rather large deal FEEDBACK CORNER “The call was very involving to prepare for and apart fromtechnical hitches, it went well. It was good that they had questions at the endwhich made me feel that they were attentive throughout the presentation”---Valery Mbalanya (Alliance & Channels.) “Accepting to move forward into growth leads to improvementand achievement, getting together despites of our roles and work to share ourexperiences as a team showed a team that is devoted to succeed. The call waspart of our growth, team work, imperfection and correction to build up a solidcareer path” – Beatrice Njau – (Oracle Academy). “In the End we all emerged victorious in our collectiveECEMEA intern call and we look forward to more engagements during the next calland my prayer is a better United Teamfor the Best Oracle Young Professionals IN THE YEARS TO COME” -Brian Obinga- presales intern CX -Written by Brian Obinga

The 2nd ECEMEA monthly call was hosted by the Kenyan interns in line with the vision of the call was to bridge geographical gaps and sharesimilarities amongst the 70 Interns currently on the program...

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My BDC Intern Experience at Oracle by Zeynep

Hi Everyone, My name is Zeynep. I am a Business Development Consultant(BDC) intern based in Istanbul. As everyone says, first impressions are veryimportant. I am also a firm believer of this theory. My team and my Managersare based in Prague. Before I started my internship, I thought that focusingand contacting with them would be tough. However, my manager came to Istanbulduring our first week to help us settle in to Oracle. On our first day, he explained the organization structureand organized training for us to learn Technology products such as Oracle DB,FWM and BI. One full week of training passed. At the end of week we wereinformed of which district we will be responsible for. I am responsible for theEuropean region; Automotive, Manufacturing, Textile, Retail and Chemicalsectors. One of our key responsibilities includes speaking with the customerand identifying their IT needs. We carried out test calls with our manager tosee how to behave when facing different attitudes from customers. Our targetsand number of leads are qualified and are defined quarterly. At the beginningthese numbers seemed scary and hard to achieve; but it gets easier day by day.We also had a web conference with the Prague team. Then, we organized my firstactions with OD Sales team. They assisted us in each step. It made me feelcomfortable. I had a chance to attend events which were organized by ourBusiness Partners and Oracle. I am very thankful to be given this opportunityat very beginning of my experience. I can see how my initial point of view haschanged and broadened in 4 months. This is the photo from Oracle Day inIstanbul. It was a great part of my internship. There were around 1200 peoplewith customers, business partners and so on. Being a part of Oracle is blessing. My dream has come trueand I am lucky that I am being given so many opportunities and gaining lots ofamazing experience throughout my internship.

Hi Everyone, My name is Zeynep. I am a Business Development Consultant(BDC) intern based in Istanbul. As everyone says, first impressions are veryimportant. I am also a firm believer of this theory. My...

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The Day Oracle Happened by Juanita!!

Having special interest in databasemanagement and data integrations, ORACLE was the core company that I had alwaysdreamt of. When I got to know that ORACLE was visiting our campus forrecruitment I knew this was my chance. The first round was an online aptitude testand I was eagerly waiting for the results which were out after four days. I was thrilled to see my name in the top 66.The competition now was going to be tough and I started preparing earnestly.The next day morning along with the selected students I attended thepre placement talk which was motivating and we were given a brief insight aboutORACLE. All of us were then divided into batchesand called for interviews accordingly. Handling nervousness and pressure, I wasanxiously waiting for my turn. My interview was at 6 in the evening. I managedto keep a smile and give my best. The questions were mostly based on cloudcomputing which is my favorite subject and elective. I was asked a puzzle,based on logical reasoning for which I was able give a good answer. At the endof the first technical round all I wanted was to see my name in the the 30short listed names. I was on my way home when I got a call from my best friendsaying I had made it to the second technical round. It was indeed a step closerto my dream. The interviews were scheduled at 9 the nextmorning and all of us were ready in the waiting room.Tension and anxiety clearly reflected in everyone’sface. I was asked questions based on my major project and I answered well. More puzzles based on clocks andlogical reasoning followed. I was asked about my dreams and ambitions. I knewthat I had given my best. I was called to the HR round next which turned out to be a friendly interview. I wasasked about my family, my hobbies and my interest indatabases. It was 3 in the afternoon when theinterviews were done and I was sitting with the other candidates. With fingerscrossed I prayed that my name be called. “Juanita Mendonca!”. And there it was!I was finally an ORACLEite!!! I was still trying to sink in the feelingthat my dream had indeed come true!!! Myjoy knew no bounds. Truly it was anamazing experience. My parents were proud, loads of happinessand well wishes from family and friends flowed in. Proud to be an ORACLEite!!!

Having special interest in database management and data integrations, ORACLE was the core company that I had always dreamt of. When I got to know that ORACLE was visiting our campus forrecruitment I...

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My Oracle Academy Program Experience by Sena Aydogan

My name is Sena and I am an intern within the Oracle Technology Sales Team based in Ankara, Turkey. I also give support to the Oracle Academy Program. I completed mandatory compliance courses to learn Oracle’s ethics and business standards and also various online training modules to learn Oracle Sales Systems and Oracle Academy Root Systems so far.I support Technology Sales Team by creating reports orPowerPoint presentations on various subjects such as customer requirementanalysis, IT budgeting etc. as requested. I carry out extensive research beforepreparing each report or PowerPoint presentation. Moreover, I work proactively to support the Oracle AcademyProgram which offers a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hostedtechnology, faculty training, support and certification resources to educationinstitutions globally. I was involved in three events organized by OracleAcademy which helped me to develop my communication skills. I preparedPowerPoint presentations for each event with the assistance of my mentor and Ithen presented them. First of all, I did a presentation on the Oracle AcademyProgram and its offerings at the internal awareness meeting on August 25th,2014. Oracle employees based in Ankara attended this meeting which wasinitiated by Oracle Academy to increase program awareness among different LOBs. Secondly, I carried out brief presentations at OracleAcademy Day events which took place in Istanbul on September 11th, 2014 and inAnkara on October 15th, 2014. Both of the events were aimed to bring the OracleAcademy community together and provide them with some up to date technicalinformation on Oracle Database, BI and Java technologies, as well as to updatethem on Oracle Academy’s education strategy. I presented 2014-2015 OracleAcademy training schedule and useful resources.

My name is Sena and I am an intern within the Oracle Technology Sales Team based in Ankara, Turkey. I also give support to the Oracle Academy Program. I completed mandatory compliance courses to...

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Talent Acquisition at Oracle

TalentAcquisition at Oracle by Isaac Costa Althoughrecruitment is the same as talent acquisition, there are connotations to thelatter concept. We refer to talent acquisition when it is not only to carry outa simply hiring process, when the process is focused on acquiring assets. Inactual organizations Human Capital is considered the most integral part for thedevelopment of the organization. That is why recruitment plays such animportant role in successful organizations such as Oracle. We do not think ofrecruitment as a process of filling open positions anymore, it is an entirelytactical process. Strategic talent acquisition is a long term view of fillingopen positions not only today but also using the candidates that come out of arecruiting campaign. "AtOracle, we approach candidates strategically, in a way that it is not enough toask if they are qualified according to the requirements or whether are theyinterested in the position or not. It is more a process of taking into accountthe career aspirations and expectations of the candidate. We attempt to involvethe candidates in a conversation that encourages building relationships inwhich the potential fit of the candidate is carefully analyzed not only for acertain position, but also to become candidates in future recruitmentprocesses. Thanksto Oracle and their drive to lead technologies in Human capital management weare capable to develop the talent acquisition through Taleo. Oracle TaleoRecruiting Cloud Service is a tool that has helped us to reach the optimalstate by automating e-recruitment and providing talent intelligence from datacaptured during the hiring process. It allows us to enhance the insight intothe candidates and employees through a detailed description of the candidateand also a meticulous historical file which describe the different steps bywhich the candidate has passed through. Sincethe migration to Taleo last summer, Recruiters at Oracle are able to have aclear compilation of the candidates and follow them along the recruitmentprocess. Taleo has provided benefits not only for our daily work activitieswhen it comes to building talent pools in international markets or streamlininga recruitment process, but by improving the quality of hiring by 33% affectingpositively to all the parties implied. There are numerous benefits for thecandidates in the social sourcing field since Taleo offers the possibility tomatch the social networks profiles of the potential candidates to allow them toapply for a specific position. ">WhilstTaleo has resulted in new and improved methodologies in the Recruitment LOB; ithas definitely provided an enhancement in talent acquisition. It has broughtthe value of hiring competitive talent whilst producing huge potential rewardfor all the parties involved in the recruitment process. Longlife to Taleo! Formore info about Taleo click here: http://www.oracle.com/us/media1/taleo-recruiting-cloud-service-1657076.pdf

Talent Acquisition at Oracle by Isaac Costa Although recruitment is the same as talent acquisition, there are connotations to thelatter concept. We refer to talent acquisition when it is not only to...

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Yes!! It indeed is Oracle in my destiny by Keerthana

The initial process of getting into Oraclewas answering an online test for which 450 people had registered. So, the hopeof clearing the exam was obviously less. When I got to know that I had clearedit and I was one of those 66 people who were eligible for the next process,again a faint hope arose in my mind. Finally commenced the Oracle day,that was Sept.18th which began with the pre placement talk which I would say wasvery informative. It made me feel like if I had desired for something, it wasOracle. Later, once the talk was done, Technical Interview process started. InitiallyI was extremely scared and nervous as it was my first interview ever. Laterwhen my turn came, somehow tried to build up my confidence level and enteredthe cubicle. I was welcomed with a very warm smile by the interviewer. Therewas a very good rapport built between the interviewer and me as both of us hadone common matter to discuss apart from the technical stuffs, it was astrology.The interview went on for nearly half an hour. I was very happy at the end ofthe day because I felt my interview really went well. After I reached home at around 8’o clock Igot to know that I made up to the next round. I was very delighted and at thatpoint of time I felt that I must not come back bare handed. I prepared somethingon some subjects. Next day, on september 19th was the 2ndtechnical interview. I was called in the morning itself to the interviewcubicle. It was a very long interview. The interviewer explored the verytechnical knowledge in me. But yes, I would not forget to say that theinterviewer was very kind, warm hearted and he made me feel comfortable. Finally,soon after my 2nd interview was over, I was sent to the HR round. Itwas perhaps a very stress free kind of interview. I was even asked to sing. Iwas asked many questions with regard to my notion about the company and what itreally meant to me. I was asked to ask questions as well. Finally I was givensome details about the company. At last at around 4:30 pm, officialdeclaration of the results were made, and fortunately, I was one amongst thelist of students who just made it. It was a complete amazing feeling then. Iwas so so glad for having achieved the dream in my eyes. It was nothing but an awesome journeyaltogether!!

The initial process of getting into Oracle was answering an online test for which 450 people had registered. So, the hope of clearing the exam was obviously less. When I got to know that I had clearedi...

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When Joy knows no bounds by Sonakshi

Hi, I am Sonakshi Gupta. I have beenrecruited by ORACLE UGBU unit through on-campus placements. First of all I amextremely happy that I am going to be a part of an extremely well established,multinational computer technology corporation like Oracle. On the day of interviews, thepresentation given by recruiters was mind-blogging. Through just a half-hoursession a complete picture of Oracle was well drawn. The various kinds ofproducts developed by Oracle and its various business units were amazing to know.I was enthralled by the steady growth rate of Oracle in the past few years. Thefact that it acquired sun-microsystems in 2010 exhibits its growth in theindustry. I would like to share my interviewexperience. First there was a written test which comprised of aptitudequestions and mcq’s on computer fundamentals. I was shortlisted along with 60other students. The interviews were conducted one week later. The mostwonderful thing which touched my heart was in my first round of interview, whenI sat for the systems profile of Oracle unit(Banglore). But after lookingthrough the kind of projects done by me and my areas of interest theinterviewer automatically shifted me to the developer profile of UGBU unit. Iwas extremely happy that the interview took into consideration of all theaspects and chose a perfect profile for me as I was interested more inEnterprise Java development and databases. The entire interview panel was veryfriendly and encouraging. I got confused for one question in operating systemsin my first round but the interviewer took me into a zone where I could clearall my doubts and he carved out a niche for me where I was in a comfortablesituation with no tension and nervousness. I thought and gave him answers toall his questions which were mostly on Operating Systems and Computer Networks. Next day, I was happy to know that Icleared my first round. The second round was like icing on the cake for me. Theinterviewer was quite impressed with my knowledge on databases. In the thirdround I was asked a few tricky questions in java. The entire interview panelwas very friendly and motivating. Finally my joy knew no bounds and I washovering in air with ecstasy when I came to know that I was placed in Oracle. Iam grateful to almighty for showering his blessings on me and I am alsograteful to Oracle for hiring me.

Hi, I am Sonakshi Gupta. I have been recruited by ORACLE UGBU unit through on-campus placements. First of all I am extremely happy that I am going to be a part of an extremely well established,multinat...

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Oracle Geek Chic(as!)

My name is Karina, and I’m proud to be a woman working in IT! My 2 role models were my aunts, who studied Electronics & Computer Engineering and Informatics respectively. I grew up seeing women doing any career that they put their minds to, so I guess you could say they inspired me to choose this path. Once in the University I choose Informatics cause was the first class I took that show me the world of the computers. I was shocked about how many women were studying in engineering, were very few girls in my school and I couldn’t understand why. It was shock at University to see how few women were studying engineering – I couldn’t and still don’t see why. For me, it was a thrill to learn how to manipulate and create computer programs from scratch, from whatever we had in our minds or hearts and make it a reality. The world has changed so much and now we can see that everything has a computer or is connected to a computer so it is obvious that this is an ideal landscape for IT graduates. To me, technology is the next great industrial revolution of our world. The future is NOW and the future needs you: Go ahead and think about any piece of technology out there imagine if it were designed by you or if it was designed by one of your male classmates. Would it be different? Yes! Because we are different. Now, which one do you think would sell better?.The answer is none! Why? Because men and women have spending power and the gap between the 2 is narrowing all the time. Both women and men buy and need different stuff because, again we are different. Being the only girl among a class full of boys in school was difficult. But now, working in a company like ORACLE we can grow together, both genders can develop amazing things because ideas complement each other and ORACLE challenges you to develop more than just your ideas, they also challenge you to develop yourself and your creativity. Be a women in the IT industry is the most amazing thing you could imagine because there were women before us who opened a hard road so that women today like you and me will continue to blaze the trail for generations to come.

My name is Karina, and I’m proud to be a woman working in IT! My 2 role models were my aunts, who studied Electronics & Computer Engineering and Informatics respectively. I grew up seeing women doingan...

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Oracle South Africa 2015 Graduate Programme Open Day

We at Oracle South Africa couldn’t express what a pleasureit was to host the Open Day for the 2015 Graduate Programme. We hope this day inspired allfuture candidates that will soon have the opportunity to join the red team! The open day took place on the 9th of October 2014 andalthough we were excited to meet the prospective candidates, there was notelling how the day would go. The day began with a few blank stares, some chatterabout which universities they were enrolled in, obviously some friendly rivalryabout which school was the best and some debate on why anyone would willingchoose to study Applied Mathematics. The day commenced with the floor beingopen by our first speaker Zuko Mdwaba, General Business Technology Senior SalesManager, he gave a great presentation about the history and predestinedinnovative future of Oracle. The candidates were then introduced to BelindaDouglas, Recruitment Director and our Human Resource Director Thozama Nene. Whogave our potential candidates a full overview about our recruiting process,what they can expect to get out of oracle given that they show initiative andlastly the valuable impact oracle had and continues to have within thecommunity. For example the Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School, a school whichwas built by Oracle in collaboration with the Department Of Education. Projectslike this is only illustrate a fraction of how far Oracles passions extend. we couldn’t possible imagine the excitement and intrigue ourprospective graduate candidates felt to be welcomed with so much enthusiasminto the oracle environment, even though it was only for the day. Well that’sat least for the moment, some of these faces are sure to return filled withanxiety, confidence and maybe an over compensated amount of Eau de parfume forwhat will seem like one too many interviews. To our prospective graduates, Oracle was happy to host youand we want to leave you with this final thought. We at oracle are invested in skillsdevelopment and we can only hope what you learn during the 12 month program prepares youfor a full-time role in the global technology environment!

We at Oracle South Africa couldn’t express what a pleasure it was to host the Open Day for the 2015 Graduate Programme. We hope this day inspired allfuture candidates that will soon have the...

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Prayers Answered,Wishes Came True by Sapna!!

It was on 18th of September, 2014 whenthe team of Oracle –CLOUD SERVICES had come to our college for recruitment.Everyone was tensed and so was I. We were 66 in number and everyone wanted toget into ORACLE. There was a pre-placement talk conducted which was followed bythe interview process. Everyone was eagerly waiting for their turn to come andwhen my turn came I went into the interview cubicle with only one motive that“I have to do it at any cost”. My First technical interview was completely basedon 6th semester subjects and puzzles. I managed to clear the firsttechnical round and was one among the 30 students who cleared the first round. The second technical round was based on myfavorite subject i.e Operating Systems and I managed to answer the questionsbased on it. I was also asked regarding my final year project. Then came thethird technical round where I was asked about certain UNIX commands, UNIXarchitecture and Computer Networks and puzzles too. I was self-satisfied andwas hoping for the best. Finally I was called for the HR interviewwhere I was asked to tell about myself and she even asked me to sing a song. Iespecially enjoyed the HR round a lot. Finally we were waiting for the results tobe announced. As the results were being announced my heart was beating fasterand I was praying that my name should be one among the several names andluckily my name was the last name to be announced. So I was one among the 16people who made it into ORACLE-CLOUD SERVICES and now I can proudly say thatI’m an ORACLEite.

It was on 18th of September, 2014 when the team of Oracle –CLOUD SERVICES had come to our college for recruitment. Everyone was tensed and so was I. We were 66 in number and everyone wanted toget into...

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My Big Decision in Life : Choosing Oracle by Prabhakar

INTERVIEW!! A phase of life whichevery engineer has to go through at least once in life. Like all students even I wasvery excited about my first interview. Since I belong to a non-IT background, Idid not have any hopes of getting placed in  ORACLE! One fine day, my friends told me that they are takingup Oracle Online test, I too joined themto give them a company and fortunately or unfortunately I got selected tosecond round and my friends could not. Then we attended the pre-placement talk,even now I was not confident of getting a job in Oracle. I liked the way thingswere explained in the talk and was very much impressed by the way they communicatedit to students, they were friendly yet very professional. I thought how nice itwould be to work with such a professionalgroup of people. Before the interviews begun, all myfriends were nervous, studying so manythick books, discussing all topics, preparing for the interview, checkingfiles, resumes, dresses etc.., But my story was different, I was not at allnervous, wearing a simple white shirt and my dad's pants and shoes ,I was lookingat my friends and I felt very lonely. People say that books are our best friends soI searched for books in my bag, but to my surprise  there were no books! Justa file with certificates. I recalledwhat I studied, I started with my nursery classes, A for Apple, B for Ball... upto Z, later fewrhymes. Still I was getting bored sostarted playing games in my mobile phone. Then I was called in for the interview, I wentthere with full confidence because I knew that I can answer any question frommy field which is electronics and I also knew that the interview panel will ask me C++,#,JAVA etc ,which I had no idea about. But they asked me about my favourite projects and subjects likeMicrocontrollers, Power electronics, Circuits and even Electrical MachineDesign, I enjoyed answering their questions. I liked the way they respected myfield and my knowledge. And most important is the second technical interview where he clearly told me to chooseone,either my core company or Oracle. Last but not the least was the HRround, it was more of a casual discussion where the HR asked me few questionsand later I asked her many questions and she cleared all my doubts. I liked theway her questions were framed, after listening to each question I had toanalyse it and try to find its internal meaning and then answer her to the pointwhich I played like “Lagori” Game. Finally me “Prabhakar Pandey” is part ofthe Oracle Fraternity,Yes I am an ORACLEite.

INTERVIEW!! A phase of life which every engineer has to go through at least once in life. Like all students even I was very excited about my first interview. Since I belong to a non-IT background, Idid...

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The Moment When Your Dream Comes True by Anjali !!

ORACLE in our collegecampus! Nothing could have made me happier than that news ,for it was my dream company that was in our college. Well, the first step in theprocess of me being an ORACLEite commenced with an Online Test conducted forhundreds of students in our college campus, out of which few made it to thenext round and I was one among them. After which we went through a short, yetinformative pre placement talk where we got a clear picture of what ORACLE wasand what would our responsibilities be as an ORACLEite. The next, was the mostanticipated....The Chain of Interviews. On the first day I went through atechnical interview where I was asked questions regarding my favourite subjectsand projects. After a long wait, I got to know that I had made it to the nextround while I was on the bus on my way back home. Thrilled, Excited, Confident,I was all set to face my next round of interview the very next day. It was atechnical round and it went really well. As I was the first person to finish mytechnical interview I was immediately sent for HRinterview, which was short, comforting and informative. At the end of the day,results were out and Yes ! I was an ORACLEite !Friends congratulating, Teachersblessing , Parents feeling proud, that moment was the most memorable moment ofmy life .... There's a saying in Hindiwhich goes like this "Kehte hai sache dil se mango toh bhagwan bhi miljata hai....". So yes ! Finally, I got what I had always prayed for anddreamt about ...BEING AN ORACLEite.

ORACLE in our college campus! Nothing could have made me happier than that news ,for it was my dream company that was in our college. Well, the first step in theprocess of me being an ORACLEite...

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That Awesome Feel by Prashant Pinto !!!

It was the morning of September 13th 2014, The 4thfloor at NMAM institute of technology was packed with final year engineeringstudents, anxiously waiting for the online test to start. The online test wasthe first round in the recruitment process for Oracle on demand, one of thelargest companies to visit our campus and me and my friends were all set tomake it into this company. The test went well for most of us. Following thiswas a 5 day wait before the results were out and it was such a delight to havemy name among the 66 selected students. On the morning of September 18th we had awonderful and encouraging pre-placement talk by the Oracle recruitment team. Soonafter this, the interviews began. I fell in the last batch which meant that myinterview would be taken pretty late. The waiting time was spent in revisionsand puzzle solving to keep the nervousness at bay. Finally at 7 pm I was calledin for my interview. It was a 15 minute Q&A session encompassing most of myacademics which I believe I answered with confidence and clarity. 30 students were selected for the second round of interviewsand I was one among them. The very next day I was one of the first few to becalled in for my interview. This one consisted of a quick technical round whichI was able to clear comfortably. By this time my confidence level had risen prettyhigh. I was then called in for my HR round, which was quite a pleasant andcomforting discussion. In the evening came the results. All of us listened with ourfingers crossed as 16 names were called out. What an awesome feeling it was tohear not just mine but also my friends names being read out. Nothing could holdme from jumping around with joy. Congratulations and good wishes followed. That awesome feel is still there and it will take a whilefor this feeling to subside. Looking forward to some great times atOracle.

It was the morning of September 13th 2014, The 4th floor at NMAM institute of technology was packed with final year engineeringstudents, anxiously waiting for the online test to start. The online test...

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Good Times by Ila Bhide

At first, I was really thrilled at the thought of Oraclearriving at our institution for Placement drive. We had to answer an onlinetest on Saturday, September 13 2014 and it involved Analytical and Technicalquestions. Next on September 17 Wednesday, a list of 66 students was declaredas eligible to the interview segment. I was ecstatic to find my name in it andrushed home to share it with my Parents. The next day, we were welcomed by the exciting team ofOracle and I was amazed by the clarity of the Pre placement talk. Soon, all the 66 of us were rushed to the placement halland the grinding task of First Technical Interview was on wheels. It was a daunting experience to wait for the interview. At around 4:15, I was called for interview and withnervous hands; I walked into the cubicle and was welcomed by the warm smile ofmy interviewer. The discussion lasted for 20 minutes and I was optimistic aboutit. At 8:00, Oracle team listed 30 students for the SecondTechnical Interview and yet again, I was delighted to find my name in it. Next day, at 11:15 A.M, I was called for interview and itwas more like a Rapid Fire round, but surprisingly, I kept cool and managed toanswer them with ease. In the noon, I was called for HR interview and it wasvery comforting with casual questions. Thus, I was selected for Oracle and the entire experiencewas remarkable, amazing and a memorable one!

At first, I was really thrilled at the thought of Oracle arriving at our institution for Placement drive. We had to answer an onlinetest on Saturday, September 13 2014 and it involved Analytical...

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Excitement of becoming an ORACLEite by Ashwini Shanbogue

It all started in the first year of my engineering, some ofour seniors got placed in Oracle. I heard it is a good company, then did someresearch on net, by which I came to know that it was one of the best companiesin the world. Since then it was my dream to be placed in Oracle, which cametrue on 19th Sep 2014.The placement process consisted of an online test,on clearing which two technical interviews and an HR interview. On 13th September was the initial online test .Interviewswere supposed to be on 18th and 19th.I went for theonline test praying all gods to help me pass the test. I was cool did nothave any nervousness since it was just an online test, I wrote the test, nowcomes the critical part i.e. wait for the results. After a long wait on 17thmorning 11.00 am they announced the results and there it was my name in the clearedcategory. I was so happy and at the same time started getting nervous. The next day was the interview, I was nerevous, I wanted to get in tomy dream company ORACLE and I couldn’t let it go!! I bunked the noon classeswent home and started preparing for the interview, went through all myprojects, all the subjects I had and did some meditation to control mynervousness. Finally the next day 18th September, I’m alldressed up and ready for the interview. We assembled at our auditorium andthere came the Oracle recruitment team. The four panelists and a HR. Theystart the pre-placement talk and I listened to them very keenly, and afterthat they announced the batches according to which interview would take place and yeah Iwas in the first batch. I could hear my heart beat and was veryanxious. . The interview went wellstarting with the introduction, questions on my projects, I was comfortableanswering the questions, hoping to clear this round. Results of this round wereput up in the late evening and I had cleared it!! Now comes the D-day, the next day we had to appear at 9.00amsharp at the placement hall and the best part is Oracle people are always ontime!!They started the interview, I was called first today it was more of adeep technical interview, It was a little stressful for me because I was thefirst one for the interview. But I managed to handle it well, and then I wassent for HR round. HR round was more of a yes/no, where the HR asked me if I’mfine with relocation, night shifts and working on weekends. She gave me aninsight of working in Oracle and I was very happy. Then came the result time. After all the interviews weredone the Oracle recruitment team gave us our feedback and started calling out names,and yes there I am, an ORACLEite!!I was so happy, my dream had come true!!Icouldn’t stop my tears, I was overwhelmed by the great news and was very happybecause my best buddy also got through!!And here we are placed in ORACLE!! Proud to be an ORACLEite!!

It all started in the first year of my engineering, some of our seniors got placed in Oracle. I heard it is a good company, then did someresearch on net, by which I came to know that it was one of...

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IIT Bombay Preplacement talk by Ankit and Megha

Students in India who are now intheir final year of studies have so much to look forward to. Not only must theyfocus on their studies but their thoughts also lean towards the beginning oftheir careers. Once students finish their degrees they start work and companieswho are hiring are visiting colleges to select students to join them. This canbe a stressful period for students as they must decide which company to begintheir career with. In this regard, a pre placement talk by a company would bethe one way for students to get a clear idea of what the company has in offerfor the students, the different job profiles, the location of their job postingetc.. It is an opportunity for both the company and students to interact witheach other. Oracle took the opportunity tovisit IIT Bombay and help educate students about what a career at Oracle may belike for them. Our recent Pre Placement Talk was well received by the studentsas they sat glued to their seats with their eyes wide open as Ankit Garg, an alumniof IIT Bombay who is a Senior Software Development Director at Oracle spoke tothe students. Ankit helped explain what a career here at Oracle would be like,from the technical aspects of the roles we have to the fun activities wepromote as well. Ankit gained the attention of thecrowd by sharing his experiences when he was a student at IIT Bombay and howhis life changed once he stepped into Oracle. This fuelled enthusiasm amongstudents and they came out with lots of questions which Ankit and our campusrecruiter Megha Kapil gave answers to. The panel was elated by the way thestudents responded to the placement talk. Oracle is again offering US positionsto the top CS students at IIT Bombay as well as our India based roles. We wantto take the opportunity to thank IIT Bombay for opening their doors to us andallowing us the opportunity to speak with a fantastic group of students who weare looking forward to interviewing when the hiring season begins on December 1st.

Students in India who are now in their final year of studies have so much to look forward to. Not only must they focus on their studies but their thoughts also lean towards the beginning oftheir...

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Oracle & I - Graduate Recruitment Intern Diary

Our Love Story It’s our 6 week anniversary tomorrow. And by anniversary Imean Oracle & I have been in a committed relationship for 6 blissful weeks.Like most new-age relationships, we met online. Through LinkedIn as it happens.Oracle’s advert was looking for someone to support them through what cansometimes be described as a long and complex process called GraduateRecruitment. Our first encounter was quite a blur; there was a massmixture of emotions – nerves, excitement and anticipation. Our day was spentgetting to know each other, meeting friends, and learning about Oracle as aperson. We had a dinner party in the canteen of P5 where we ate glorious foodfrom a buffet and drank free cappuccinos. As our relationship has progressed, we are both becomingmore comfortable with each other. I spend the majority of my time assistingwith the interview process, assisting to source candidates and keeping track oftheir progression through the process. Oracle’s role is to maintain thesesuitable candidates and nurture them with training and employee development –therefore, our relationship is quite harmonious. Time really does fly when you’re having fun and as ourrelationship continues to grow and develop, I can only hope that one day in thefuture I will become a more permanent fixture in Oracle’s life. But in themeantime, I will just have to keep my head in the cloud.

Our Love Story It’s our 6 week anniversary tomorrow. And by anniversary I mean Oracle & I have been in a committed relationship for 6 blissful weeks.Like most new-age relationships, we met online....

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Scaling New Heights with Oracle Campus Recruitment Team by Abhinav

Hi, I am Abhinav Shankar having about 4 years of work experience in hiringfreshers across India. And Today am all set to scale new heights in my careerand the reason being..... "Yes I have just joined The Campus RecruitmentTeam at Oracle", I am super excited and happy to be a part of this greatOrganization. As a part of the Campus Team I will be actively hiring fresher'sfor Oracle and not only that. On a broader note I will be hiring the Fresh TopTalent's of the Nation. it is going to be highly challenging and fun. What elsewill a Campus Recruiter look for, in his role. Amazing isn't it? On a usual working day something unexpected happened, I got a call from theOracle Recruitment team. Then it all happened. The interview process went onwell and I enjoyed the process completely as the interviewer- My currentmanager was very friendly and appreciated exchange of thought process. Onething I find really interesting about the Organization is that, during thecourse of the interview and upon joining the Organization is so employeefriendly and encourages employees to come up with new ideas. The work cultureis awesome here and that is the reason why Oracle is the Best company to work. Finally I have landed in a place where there is Challenge, Learning, Un -learning, Re- Learning and Fun filled recruitment can happen there by my careeraspirations are met. Glad to be a part of Oracle's Campus Recruitment Team.Heading for a prospective career ahead with Oracle

Hi, I am Abhinav Shankar having about 4 years of work experience in hiring freshers across India. And Today am all set to scale new heights in my careerand the reason being..... "Yes I have just...

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ACM-W India,ACM-Goa Chapter and Oracle Academy Presents Lady ADA:1st National Level Programming Contest for Women

Open Only to girls :Win Prizes :Ramp Up Your Resume :Deadline :31st August 2014 Objective:To promote Programming Skills among girls Eligibility: AnyGirl student enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master's or  Research degree programs under the Faculties of Science, Engineering and Management.   The contest will consist of three rounds. First Round: Online contest on 6th Sept.2014. Second Round: Technical interview viaSkype on 13th Sept. 2014.       FinalRound: National Finals at Goa University on 25th Sept. 2014 . Attractive Cash Prizes forWinners                                                              1st Prize Rs. 15,000| 2ndPrize Rs. 10,000|3rd Prize Rs. 5,000              Top 10 finalists will be provided travel support of Rs.2000 and outstation candidates will be provided accommodation Important Dates:. Last date of Registration:31st August, 2014  1st Round: 6thSept.,2014     2nd Round:  13thSept.,2014   National Finals: 25th Sept., 2014 Venue: Computer Science Department, Goa University. For any clarifications contact Programming contest Organizing committee. Shri Shekhar Sahasrabudhe :9822171609 Email :shekhar_sahasrabudhe@persistent.co.in Prof. Ramrao Wagh - 9423882964 Email:ramrao@unigoa.ac.in Dr.Ambuja Salgaonkar Email:ambujas@gmail.com

Open Only to girls :Win Prizes :Ramp Up Your Resume :Deadline :31st August 2014 Objective: To promote Programming Skills among girls Eligibility: Any Girl student enrolled in Bachelor’s, Master's or  Res...

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Brace Yourself for this Race by Aarti!!

Like every year the time has come yet again, the month ofAugust, the season of hiring, the placement process.... Where dreams come true,where energy levels are high, where tempers fly and tension rises… The onlything that’s changed is that this time it’s YOU!!!! Huge I.T. giants like Oracle that are your dream companieswith lucrative jobs and salaries are already pouring in on campus to pick thecrème-de-la-crème, the ‘best-of-the-best’. Are you the person we’re looking for? Here’s a quick sneakpeek into what we look for when we’re hiring and what you need to do to helpyou prepare for this mammoth task called “PLACEMENTS” Fundamental technical knowledge: Simple!! You need to know what you’ve learntand studied the last 3 years. There’s no avoiding that, now is there? So ensure you knowyour subject well and when asked ‘What’s your best/strongest subject?’ makesure you know your favorite subject word for word; cover to cover. Relevant Projects: If you’re looking for a job in the IT industry, we’re really expectingyou to do a project that’s relevant to your area of interest as well as ours!After all, we’re all in it for the same reason- for you to find the best joband us to find the best candidate J Analytical, Problem Solving, Programming Ability: An important and highly demanding skill setthat not just Oracle but any employer looks for. Practice those puzzles,think about optimizing solutions. Don’t give up without trying and don’t say‘NO’ when you’re asked to write down the code. Always attempt the problem anddon’t let the fear of getting the answer wrong intimidate you. It’s ok to makemistakes. We appreciate that you at least tried your very best! Think out of the box, creative solutions to problems: This is a BIG one! We’re looking to hireyoungsters like you who’ll turn out to be the next Larry Ellison. Creativity,New Ideas, Exciting Solutions are what we’re eagerly looking for. Freshers’like you are the ones who bring in newness that large corporations like us lookforward to each year. Passionate about Technology:  Itgoes without saying! We’re not just offering you a job but a career and yourlove for technology will show us whether you’re in it to win it! Trust me, thiswill go a long way in shaping your future and career path. Soft skills:  With all of the above points stated, thehuman aspect plays a very important role. After all you need to work with otherpeople day in and day out.  Build on yourcommunication; keep your attitude in check, show us who you really are as aperson and always wear that smile! It’s the best way to end your day whateverthe outcome. So remember, your interviewersare watching you keenly and it’s those 30 minutes they spend with you thatclearly shows them the kind of ‘techie’ you’d be. Good luck with yourplacements and brace yourselves to win this race!!!

Like every year the time has come yet again, the month of August, the season of hiring, the placement process.... Where dreams come true,where energy levels are high, where tempers fly and tension...

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Confessions of an Oracle CX Technical Consultant

Hi! My Name is Maria and I am a Customer Experience (CX)Sales Consultant at Oracle UK based in London, one of the most vibrant,energetic and coolest cities in Europe. My journey here has been fun,interesting and full of new experiences. It’s not unusual tohave a recent University grad not know what they want to do right after collegeand of course that is exactly what happened to me. But let me tell you a secret: you don’t haveto! It’s your attitude that really matters. What do you do when have newopportunities in front of you? Do you ignore and walk away from them or do youaccept them and welcome change? Like Paulo Coelho would say “The boat is saferanchored at the port; but that’s not the aim of boats” (The Pilgrimage). I will let you know abit about myself and my background, so you can understand how I’ve come to bewhere I am at today. I was born in the US from Spanish parents and grew upbetween Spain and the US. My father’s career involved us moving every 3 yearsto a new city. So you can imagine that adapting to change for me is secondnature. After finishing high school in Madrid, I decided to go back to the USto study Business Administration and International Business Management. So I amnot your typical Engineer or “IT geek” who dreams about a job in IT. After Igraduated I honestly did not know what field or industry I wanted to focus on. When I moved back toSpain I got a job at a big international company where I was working onimplementing Siebel CRM. I made really good contacts with Oracle consultingexperts and learned to love the product. I realized that my role as aConsultant and my daily tasks were too technical and data entry was not makingme happy. So thanks to my Oracle Colleague who referred my CV, in the summer of2010 I got a call from Oracle. Do you see the trend...the importance ofnetworking and building honest and good relationships? I joined the EMEA Presales Centre (EPC) in Malaga onNovember 2010; the weather was still so warm you could go the beach and Ijoined a small team that soon started to grow, with more young, talented,motivated professionals joining. We all shared the same energy and enthusiasmto learn and prove ourselves. While we were all very different (aside frombeing each from a different country in Europe) we immediately became friends,we enjoyed traveling and we made sure we didn’t miss any popular events, likethe Carnivals in Cadiz or the different Ferias’ in Andalucía. My 3 years in theEPC were full of fun; the atmosphere in the office is always relaxed andoutgoing, and yes there is still room for professionalism. One of my favourite things about Oracle is all the differentopportunities to collaborate and volunteer with their “Leadership in Society”program the fact that the company not only lets you take time in your day forhelping other but it encourages and supports such initiatives is great. Iparticipated and even coordinated many different events from many differentfundraisers; to family fun days with all employees and their friends/family. Myfavourite was collaboration with the Junior Achievement program, where we wentto a local high school and had a session on the importance of education andstaying in school, making career decisions, and writing CVs. Now back to business; our role was to support the Presalesteams in the field, so in my case I had to provide support to the team inMadrid and soon grew to also support UK and other English speakingopportunities like the Nordics. We provided back-office support, which consistsof answering functional requirements for Oracle’s Customer RelationshipManagement (CRM) suite of products, and creating deliverables for the differentcustomer opportunities. While the field presales consultants are in front ofthe customers presenting the Oracle solution and building rapport with thecustomer. But what I found to be a big difference to my previous role and whichhas made me love my job, is that it’s not Technical even though I’m still aproduct expert. It’s all about understandingand learning how a product functionally fits a customer’s needs. It is allabout knowing how an end-user will USE the product. So with the appropriateproduct trainings which we received on a continuous basis, a person with no ITbackground can be a Presales Consultant. Only two years in my EPC role and thanks to an excellentrelationship with the UK field and the advice and support of my mentor andmanager, I was offered the position I am in today and switched sunny Malaga forthe not so sunny London, to continue growing, learning and living newexperiences.

Hi! My Name is Maria and I am a Customer Experience (CX) Sales Consultant at Oracle UK based in London, one of the most vibrant, energetic and coolest cities in Europe. My journey here has been fun,int...

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Individuality VS Collaboration By Phillip

The pastmonth – lots of sleepless nights, national pride, arguments with friends andfans, constant questioning of referee’s decisions and ability of coaches,blaming players and lack of team chemistry. And of course mistaking anger, poordecisions and moments of insanity to passion for football. Yes, the World Cup –an event that stops the world, brings nations together – the world stage toshowcase some of the worlds top talent, putting football clubs across the worldinto a bidding and recruiting frenzy to secure this talent. Watchingeach match, whether in the group stages, knock out or finals we see individualbrilliance from players that can steer a team to victory – or teams that haveexcellent team chemistry, working in unison to work towards the same goal andteam glory. So, fromwitnessing these matches can Campus Recruitment take a page from the World Cup?When targeting talent, are we looking for brilliant individual players that mayor may not fit into the teams culture? Or are we looking for those team playersthat can work in unison with the rest of the team and work towards the samegoals (figuratively of course)? We can seefrom the World Cup, you have national teams filled with individual super starafter super star, who might not necessarily work well with each other – and youhave teams that bond so well and work well with each other, and are accountablefor each other, may do better as a team and will grow together as a team. As a CampusRecruiter, targeting just ‘top talent’ or ‘brilliant individuals”, based purelyon merit may not be best practice. When approaching it from a holistic point ofview – perhaps it’s better practice to take a step back, evaluate the currentteam and culture and hire those that of course have the technical skills andmerits to be successful in your organization, but more importantly will be able to gel withthe team, grow with the team and not to ultimately change the culture that wehave worked hard to instil. So justlike the coaches and selection/recruiting staff for the World Cup, perhaps weneed to think about who we target for our common goals and not that of anindividual. With somuch to offer, why not Oracle?

The past month – lots of sleepless nights, national pride, arguments with friends and fans, constant questioning of referee’s decisions and ability of coaches,blaming players and lack of team...

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My first weeks at Oracle by Keneiloe

Hi  everyone, My name is Keneiloe a Graduate Recruitment Internbased in South Africa. My first weeks at Oracle have been mind blowing andexceptionally interesting. The first day was slow and really all about gettinga feel for everything and getting to know everybody. The days following that Ican really say I enjoyed as I am an individual that likes to get involved,learn new things and really immerse myself into something. I know my mentor sawthis in me from the beginning and she really did nurture the urge I had to getinvolved. I found that the environment was nothing close to what Iexpected. People were really friendly and yet very much focused on their owntasks and I established very quickly that this is how people worked in Oracle.You work interdependently and you can always ask and receive help when you needit. What fascinated me the most was discovering that the person your mostlikely getting help from wasn’t just down the hall or even in another provincebut from a different country and assisted you as though they were sitting rightnext to you. In my second week at Oracle unfortunately my mentor wascalled out of office to attend to some personal matters. This was both ablessing and curse for me as we really did establish a solid workingrelationship she was able to trust me in handle matters while she was away,while also teaching me things I wouldn’t have learnt otherwise. It was dauntingat first because you feel as though you’ve simply been thrown in the deep end,but it was a priceless experience in the sense that I was allowed to be morehands on in different matters for instance learning more about Oracle, therecruitment process and everything that goes into it. It was really anopportunity to prove that my manger hadn’t made a mistake in selecting me forthe position and more so that I can be put in unfamiliar territory and workwell with the little knowledge I had and was still accumulating. I can’t explain how grateful I am to be a part of Oracle, ittruly is a blessing. Being one of the last interns to join the Oracleinternship Program in South Africa, going forward I’m hopeful that I make morefriends and really be part of the camaraderie that has been established amongstthe other interns. Click here to find out more about the Internship Programme across key locations in Africa, Middle East and Eastern-Central Europe. Visit our job board to apply for the current openings.

Hi  everyone, My name is Keneiloe a Graduate Recruitment Intern based in South Africa. My first weeks at Oracle have been mind blowing andexceptionally interesting. The first day was slow and really...

Big Ideas Are Good, but Every Plan Needs Building Blocks by David Talamelli

A few years ago I attended a training course which was designed to help participants understand how they think and behave to help them make better decisions both individually and as part of a team. In this training I completed an Emergenetics Profile which helps you understand the way you think. There are 4 Distinct Categories which are Analytical, Structural, Social and Conceptual which are fairly self explanatory. The training was really insightful and helped me better understand the way I tend to approach situations and also better understand how others approach situations as well. When I took the test my profile was heavily weighted to ‘Conceptual’ thinking which has thinking attributes and traits such as Imaginative, Learns by experimenting, Enjoys the creative process, etc…. Looking at my work I can see this reflected in the projects and work that I do. While it is great to have a conceptual approach to creating solutions that has to be counter balanced with activity from the other categories – any plan needs elements of the other traits involved as well to be successful. What good is having a big plan if you do not take care of the basics or learn how to translate your big ideas into bite size action items.  Everyone has an idea, the hard part is taking those ideas and turning them into reality. Our campus team has implemented a number of changes over the years to improve the services we provide which has been a great challenge and very rewarding for all of us.   Looking back at my blog post from 2 weeks ago, helped me realize that for all the articles out there talking about being innovative, driving change, etc…. we must also stay level headed and make sure that we focus on the building blocks and basics of our work as well. All the good ideas in the world will not be of much use if you cannot execute or maintain them. The challenge is in translating what is in your head to the real world and taking care of all the things involved in your work including the tasks that may not necessarily be fun. Once you have your big idea and you get the building blocks right then you have a much better chance of success then just going head first with an idea and a prayer. This post originally appeared in David Talamelli's Blog

A few years ago I attended a training course which was designed to help participants understand how they think and behave to help them make better decisions both individually and as part of a team. In...

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Best Ways To Excel In Internships By Karthik

Arrive on time. This is such a minor thing, that I'msure you've labeled it with 'work hard' and 'be proactive' but seriously, whenyou arrive on time it does so much for your reputation and even just being latea few times can hurt your reputation. Also due to the fact that as an intern,you may be in the situation where your supervisor checks in with you in themorning and then leaves you to a project (while they do their own job) andchecks back in with you later in the day. So they're looking for you firstthing, and if you're late, you're actually keeping them from their ownwork.  Ask for help, but problem solve first. In your first few weeks, ofcourse you're going to ask for a lot-where's the color printer? How do I accessthis information? However, once you get into the work, the interns that reallymake an impact, find a problem, and attempt to solve it before they go forhelp. "I couldn't update this data, I tried using the online portal, butit gave me an error, do you know what I should do?" All work is needed. The downside of internships, is that sometimesyou end up doing the work that nobody wants to do. Presenting to 100 people,and somebody needs to collate the print outs? Yes, that's boring and you'reoverqualified for it, but your boss will never ask you to do something thatisn't needed. The interns that normally get full time offers, it's usuallyabout 50% doing their job, but also about not complaining when they got theshort end of the stick. It doesn't matter how you get through it-whether it'sgetting zen and completing each task to the best of your ability, or it'smaking a game out of how fast you can photocopy, you want to smile and get the workdone. Work is an Opportunity to Prove Yourself. This is an addendum to mylast point. Interns are often given boring work in order to prove themselves.Yes, you interviewed and got the job, but if you're a good intern, you'll getbasic work, if you do a good job they'll consider giving you more. This meansyou will always have easy tasks to start out with-and for some managers this isa test. So even if you think the work is something you can do with your eyesclosed, make sure you do it to the best of your ability (and a positiveattitude). Day one of your internship is usually work that is simple, make surethat day fifty has more intensive work because you proved yourself on the firstday. There are those interns who never make it past day one work-don't be oneof those people. 

Arrive on time. This is such a minor thing, that I'm sure you've labeled it with 'work hard' and 'be proactive' but seriously, whenyou arrive on time it does so much for your reputation and even just...

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The Shift From an Individual Contributor to Manager – Some Thoughts by David Talamelli

I have been in my current role managing the Campus Recruitment Team and function here at Oracle for the past 3.5 years or so. I was previously an Individual Contributor for 5 years here before I made the shift into a management role. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to take on this current role as I have learnt so much both personally and professionally. I am constantly challenged (in a good way) to push myself out of my comfort zone and on reflection the last 3-4 years has led to real growth for me. During this time I have made plenty of mistakes and had many growing pains but I think that I have learned from them and I think I am now starting to find my own management style. As an Individual Contributor all the projects I worked on together with my colleagues was done collaboratively and I find that I have taken that approach to my current role as well. A few things I have observed/learned as a relatively new manager over the past 3-4 years has been that: 1)      Be transparent with your customers and with your team – The best approach is to make sure that people know what is happening and why something is happening. Some people may not like or agree with something but it is better to get this out in the open so at least everyone understands why a certain action is being taken. 2)      Work with People That Share Your Passion/Belief – I love our Campus Team, each Recruiter in the team continues to surprise me with new ideas and approaches they are using to source the best candidates. We have challenges that we need to overcome but we all share the same belief in doing a great job and a team that is committed to each other and believes in their work is so much more successful than those that are just going through the motions. 3)      Trust Your Team – My boss gives me the flexibility to manage my work and I have taken a page from his book and try to share the same principal with the people I work with. There are great people in our team who know what to do – I try to guide people and keep them focused on our larger goals but also I have learned to step out of the way to let them do what it is they are good at. 4)      Walk the Walk – Do the work with the team – The old approach of top down management does not work. I enjoy working side by side with our team not on top of them. We have a team of great individuals who know what needs to be done, I try to be there to support them achieve their goals them not tell them what to do. 5)      Be Clear and Concise – I like big ideas but I also know sometimes I talk in big picture terms and the message of what needs to be done individually can do gets lost in my enthusiasm or not properly communicated. This is something I have learnt about myself and continue to work on. There are a number of other observations that I can write down but I have just written 5 that came to my mind as I started writing this. I think management is changing for the better – as we continue to shift to an information/services based economy the way we work with people is changing, people that can adapt to change and be open minded will be successful. I have interviewed a number of Recruiters over the years for our team and many people that interview with me are surprised or not able to get their head wrapped around a different style of management outside of the old fashioned manage down and micromanagement style that still exists in many organisations. I think to be successful I need to make sure I surround myself with people who love customer service as much as I do and people who will challenge the status quo with me and be open to new ideas which we do really well. I am sure I will make more mistakes, but mistakes can be good – it means you are trying something new and you can only keep developing yourself if you keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and not become complacent. This post originally appeared in David Talamelli's blog.

I have been in my current role managing the Campus Recruitment Team and function here at Oracle for the past 3.5 years or so. I was previously an Individual Contributor for 5 years here before I made...

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My Journey From College to Oracle Redwood Shores by Tushar

Hi  everyone,It feels great to join Oracle Headquarters at Redwood Shores. My journey began in December when I was selected for Oracle on Day 1 of IIT Delhi campus placements for this location. This was the first year that oracle came to IITs for direct recruitment for the Redwood Shores office. It was really exciting for me and there was quite a buzz in the campus. I was on cloud nine when I came to know that I was the only one selected from IIT Delhi.My formal offer letter came in January and my visa process started. I was in touch with my Hiring Manager the whole time from Jan,2014 onwards. It was really nice of him to answer all my queries, some even during odd hours. All the legal paperwork for Immigration was taken care by BAL and they told me that as soon as I complete my degree requirements, they would file for the visa application. In 2nd week of May, after my final exams and B Tech project presentation, I got the letter from the Registrar, IIT Delhi, certifying that I have completed my degree requirements. As soon as I gave BAL the letter, I got all my documents for my visa interview within two weeks. I got my visa for USA, finished my final packing, boarded the plane and reached San Francisco on 18th June. I joined the office the very next day, still battling the jet lag. The office is great. Huge buildings, surrounding a lake are breathtaking for any first timer. I was introduced to my manager and the team mates on the first day. My manager and team mates are very cordial. Everyone here is really friendly and they all are helping me settle in, not only in the company but in this new country as well.Oracle offers awesome food in the cafeterias. My manager took me for lunch on my first day here, showing me around the Indian stalls in the cafeteria.  I am always trying new things for lunch here. Redwood Shores is really a beautiful place. Also as Oracle runs shuttles from the campus to Caltrain stations of San Carlos and Hillsdale, I took an accommodation in San Carlos. I can just walk to the station and take the Oracle shuttle, thus making it very convenient for someone like me to get to work without a car or bike.  I have been given time to learn the development framework and the transition has been smooth. I look forward to working here and learning a lot along the way. I am confident that very soon I will be a huge asset to Oracle.

Hi  everyone,It feels great to join Oracle Headquarters at Redwood Shores. My journey began in December when I was selected for Oracle on Day 1 of IIT Delhi campus placements for this location. This...

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The corporate cross over by Vaishnavi!!

OFSS was one of the initial companies to arrive at ourcollege and as every final year student knows only too well, this isn't exactlyan environment that is conducive to relaxation or sanity. As expected, we wereput through a series of rigorous tests and interviews, each eliminating moreand more candidates until finally 22 out of more than 300 applicants were leftstanding. Fortunately, the recruitment process was so well-planned and timedthat it spared us the mental angst most go through in such scenarios. After months of anxiety and restlessness, we kick-startedour first day in OFSS with excitement and a little trepidation.We needn't haveworried as we were in good hands. Considering most of us came from a non ITbackground we were put through a, much needed, meticulous training process thatlasted almost 3 months. Our trainers were extremely (and sometimes annoyingly)sincere and diligent and helped us challenge ourselves. The training process not just helped us cope, but succeedat our respective job roles that expects nothing but the best possible versionof our work. Apart from the smooth transition from college to training and fromtraining to projects, OFSS has created a pleasant work environment, not justthrough the various amenities such as a well-equipped gym, basketballcourt,pool table among others, but mainly through the truly talented andamicable colleagues and seniors. Our batch of freshers might have just 6 months under our belt, but we have certainly come a long way and werealize we have a long way to go.It has been a professionally and personallyenriching experience for each andeveryone of us and we can't wait for what's next.

OFSS was one of the initial companies to arrive at our college and as every final year student knows only too well, this isn't exactlyan environment that is conducive to relaxation or sanity....

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The secret of my success – by Cais, UK Cloud Solution Consultant

After completing my Masters in Management (specialised inInnovation), I came across an Oracle job advert for a presales position(Malaga, Spain). The advert was located on the Imperial College Business SchoolFacebook page. I was hired in under two weeks! Now that’s an efficient hiringprocess! My journey with Oracle began on the 15th of November 2010two weeks after the EMEA Presales Centre (EPC) Academy launched in Malaga. TheEPC academy goal is to nurture the company’s future field presales. My responsibilitywas to provide primary support to field presales in the UK and EMEA. Over time I developed the relationship with field presalesand their managers at every opportunity. At the EPC I was involved in the following activities, responded tocustomer tenders, customized demos, and prepared product/solution presentationsand demonstrations. A year after joining Oracle, we launched a home grownsolution called Oracle Sales Cloud. I quickly specialised on this product, andwas the go to person within the EPC. I provided support and coverage to allEMEA Field presales consultants. Nine months later, the manager for FINS &CMU for the UK knocked on the EPC door and asked if I would be interested in afield presales position in the UK for FINS. Overjoyed I accepted and had tocomplete a Panel Interview, against other external candidates. Shortly aftercompleting the panel Interview I was offered a permanent role to join the UKFINS team. I was the first person to graduate from the EPC academy, and felt Ihad a lot to prove to the UK team. A year into my field presales role we signedthe biggest sales cloud deal in EMEA until today for a UK bank! I would highly recommend joining the EPC because, you areable to put what you learnt at University into practice at the EPC, learned alot of new software products, and develop further my personal skills. Mostimportantly you get to live in a really exciting city called Malaga! You willget the chance to visit the Alhambra in Granada, Tarifa where you can learn tokitesurf, and enjoy the yearly celebration of “Feria de Malaga!”I return everyyear to Malaga to celebrate this fantastic festivity which takes place over 9days!

After completing my Masters in Management (specialised in Innovation), I came across an Oracle job advert for a presales position(Malaga, Spain). The advert was located on the Imperial...

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Internship Memories from Latin America

"I'm Daniel from Costa Rica and I started with Oracle as ane-Talent in 2013 upon graduating from ULACIT (Universidad Latinoamericana deCiencia y Tecnología) in San Jose, where I majored in Industrial Engineering. After meeting the Oracle team onsite at a University event,I knew immediately that the e-Talent program was for me - I was assigned to thepre-sales department and could apply my engineering knowledge to my role. Theonboarding team at Oracle was really enthusiastic and began to show me how thishuge corporation operates and supports thousands of industries around the worldwith our software tools.I started out being part of the team that managesbusinesses in Central America. My first task was to learn as much as possible about Oraclesolutions in order to become an expert in my field and be able to presentknowledgably. I had to be comfortable and capable of conducting productdemonstrations to potential customers. Igot to work with other sales and pre-sales departments providing information tocolleagues and this was a great way to network and meet employees and fellowe-Talents. Today in my current role, Iam supporting the business in seven countries traveling almost every week. The e-Talent program has helped me to develop myprofessional skills I felt that it was a very promising way to start my careeras part of the Oracle team. The Sales Consultant Manager was my Technical Coach(“TC” for short) who from day one set a schedule of meetings with me for theduration of the entire e-Talent program. We met on a weekly basis to assess and follow up on my personal andprofessional progress, having these feedback sessions greatly prepared mefor continuing my career at Oracle. Today, my TC is still my boss and  Presales Consultant for my region. A good work/life balance is important to me – on my freetime I love to go traveling and getting to know new places. So far, I've been to several countries acrossLatin America like Mexico and Colombia among others as well as visiting theUnited States and Canada. I love to play soccer (as a fan, not a pro!) andrunning in the mornings to keep fit and healthy. On weekends you may also find me watching agood movie, enjoying life with my friends and my girlfriend. I hope to grow professionally within the company and amstriving towards getting a management role soon. The support that is given inOracle is amazing; every employee has the tools to understand what his or herdevelopment career path is and how to reach it. Now it is up to me to continuemaking Oracle the leader in software solutions - I am sure that my professional career hasonly just started and is about to get even better."  Find out more about Oracle internships across Latin America by visiting : campus.oracle.com

"I'm Daniel from Costa Rica and I started with Oracle as an e-Talent in 2013 upon graduating from ULACIT (Universidad Latinoamericana deCiencia y Tecnología) in San Jose, where I majored in...

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Engage, Inspire & Lead as Oracle Campus Ambassador By Megha

OracleCampus Ambassador Program encourages enthusiastic, dynamic & outgoing youngtechies to exhibit their potential & explore Oracle World of Opportunities http://prezi.com/stfwwrvdpvpc/oracle-campus-recruitment-india-choices/ Who can be OracleCampus Ambassador? OracleCampus Ambassador works as a communication bridge between the Institute & Oracle.He/ She is the one who knows the knack of stealing limelight, is well known incollege circuit, clubs & events. If you are social media enthusiast, active,boisterous & demonstrates leadership, presentation & excellentcommunication skills all of this; while maintaining CGPA of 7 and above; thenyou can be the one. Perks of Being an OracleCampus Ambassador Asan Oracle Campus Ambassador you get exposure which many of your counterpartscan only wish for. There are only few who get to add phenomenal experience atOracle on their resume much before their first job. Oneof the biggest advantages is your profile being shared internally with hiringmanagers across various business groups of Oracle. As an ambassador you get anopportunity to interact, discuss, learn & showcase your ideas, thoughts& project work to top technical & business leaders of Oracle. You arethe one to get first hand information about Oracle Products, New Technologies andvarious learning resources (check the links in the end). You also get to workclosely with Campus Recruitment Experts with access to understanding variouslevels of evaluation process, business functions, growth opportunities &work culture. Younever know you may land up being friends with your potential boss or Technical/HR interviewer; giving you an edge about information over your competition. Alongwith this, you get a sneak peek into what is happening at other topuniversities while interacting & competing with Campus Ambassadors across topuniversities. Whatcan be better than this opportunity to build your network with corporatehonchos, while demonstrating your technical & interpersonal skills &being in limelight internally at your institute & getting to make friendsfrom other top universities!! What does Oracle CampusAmbassador Do? Oracle Campus Ambassadoris incharge of driving Oracle initiatives & activities for students onCampus. Your major responsibility will be to educate your fellow graduates onthe world of opportunities available for them at Oracle. You will need to optimize throughyour own internal campus networks of classmates, friends, clubs, portals,communities and other connections to encourage students to interact &engage with Oracle. You will be a link connecting student’s requests forlearning sessions, events, contests, suggestions, feedback & ideas withOracle. With inputs from students you will drive Oracle interactions withstudents through workshops, technical sessions, coding activities or funmanagement games…list is unlimited. So,what is that an Ambassador knows & you do not? Check the links below- I amsure you will be thrilled..Don’t wait … connect with your institutes OracleAmbassador immediately. 1. Internet of Things Developer Challenge – OracleAcademy is partnering with OTN and has launched the IoT Developer Challege - https://www.java.net/challenge Firstprize for students is a trip to JavaOne, second and third prizes are laptops. 2. Ask the Oracle Experts – Webinars andPodcasts - https://academy.oracle.com/oa-ask-the-experts.htmlThese are a series of Webinars and Podcasts hosted by Oracle Academy. The livewebinar is Pacific Time and the recording will be found on our website shortly. 3. Oracle Academy Presents - Big Data Lecture Series – Dan McClary has recorded lectures for studentsand faculty of Big Data for us. - https://academy.oracle.com/oa-web-vls-data-science.html NOTE: At present Oracle runs CampusAmbassador Programs only at IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur,IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras & IIT Roorkee.

Oracle Campus Ambassador Program encourages enthusiastic, dynamic & outgoing young techies to exhibit their potential & explore Oracle World of Opportunities http://prezi.com/stfwwrvdpvpc/oracle-campus...

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Not so long ago in a city not so far away by Carlos Martin

This is the story of how the EMEA Presales Center turned anOracle intern into a trusted technology advisor for both Oracle’s Sales andcustomers. It was the summer of 2011 when I was finishing my ComputerEngineering studies as well as my internship at Oracle when I was offered whatcould possibly be THE dream job for any young European Computer Engineer. Apartfrom that, it also seemed like the role was particularly tailored to me as Icould leverage almost everything I learned at University and during theinternship. And all of it in one of the best cities to live in, not only frommy home country but arguably from Europe: Malaga! A day at EPC As part of the EPC Technology pillar, and later oncompletely focused on WebCenter, there was no way to describe a normal day onthe job as each day had something unique. Some days I was researchingdocumentation in order to elaborate accurate answers for a customer’s questionwithin a Request for Information or Proposal (RFI/RFP), other days I was doingheavy programming in order to bring a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a customer tolife and last not but least, some days I presented to the customer viawebconference the demo I built for them the past weeks. So as you can see, therole has research, development and presentation, could you ask for more? Well,don’t worry because there IS more! Internationality As the organization’s name suggests, EMEA Presales Center,it is the Center of Presales within Europe, Middle East and Africa so I got thechance to work with great professionals from all this regions, expanding my network and learning things from onecountry to apply them to others. In addition to that, the teams based in theMalaga office are comprised of many young professionals hailing mainly fromWestern and Central European countries (although there are a couple ofexceptions!) with very different backgrounds and personalities which guaranteedmany laughs and stories during lunch or coffee breaks (or even while working onprojects!). Furthermore, having EPC offices in Bucharest and Bangalore andthanks to today’s tele-presence technologies, I was working every day withpeople from India or Romania as if they were sitting right next to me and thebonding with them got stronger day by day. Career development Apart from the research and self-study I’ve earliermentioned, one of the EPC’s Key Performance Indicators (KPI) is that 15% ofyour time is spent on training so you get lots and lots of trainings in orderto develop both your technical product knowledge and your presentation, negotiation and other softskills. Sometimes the training is via webcast, sometimes the trainer comes tothe office and sometimes, the best times, you get to travel abroad in order toattend a training, which also helps you to further develop your network bymeeting face to face with many people you only know from some email or instantmessaging interaction. And as the months go by, your skills improving at a veryfast pace, your relevance increasing with each new project you successfullydeliver, it’s only a matter of time (and a bit of self-promoting!) that you getthe attention of the manager of a more senior team and are offered theopportunity to take a new step in your professional career. For me it took 2years to move to my current position, Technology Sales Consultant at the OracleDirect organization. During those 2 years I had built a good relationship withthe Oracle Direct Spanish sales and sales managers, who are also based in theMalaga office. I supported their former Sales Consultant in a couple ofpresentations and demos and were very happy with my overall performance andattitude so even before the position got eventually vacant, I got a heads-upfrom then in advance that their current Sales Consultant was going to move to adifferent position. To me it felt like a natural step, same as when I joinedEPC, I had at least a 50% of the “homework” already done but wanted toexperience that extra 50% to add new product and soft skills to my arsenal. Therest is history, I’ve been in the role for more than half a year as I’m writingthis, achieved already some important wins, gained a lot of trust andconfidence in front of customers and broadened my view of Oracle’s FusionMiddleware portfolio. I look back at the 2 years I spent in EPC and think: “boy,I’d recommend that experience to absolutely anyone with the slightest interestin IT, there are so many different things you can do as there are differentkind of roles you can end up taking thanks to the experience gained at EPC”

This is the story of how the EMEA Presales Center turned an Oracle intern into a trusted technology advisor for both Oracle’s Sales and customers. It was the summer of 2011 when I was finishing my...

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Work at Oracle as a Fresh Student by Ang Sun

Thepast months have flown by since I started working at Oracle; but at the sametime it feels like I’ve been here forever. I came to Beijing to find a jobafter I graduated from The University of Southampton with a MSc in SoftwareEngineering. I got an offer the next day after I had an interview with mymanager. This new style of workinglife hasn’t been a problem with me. The atmosphere here is fantastic andeveryone is so friendly and easy to talk to. I am the first member in our AIEChina Team. We do appreciate those colleagues from Core I/O team who helped usa lot to familiarize ourselves with the new environment. After hire orientationtraining I got to know many new people from various teams including Middleware,People Soft and Solaris. Also Oracle provides weekly system online training asadditional training for those people who need it. The best thing aboutworking at Oracle is that there is a balance between work and rest. It’s goodto have a really nice park and green space near the Oracle buildings. Most ofus like to walk around the riverside after lunch before we get back to work. Ilike to grab a cup of latte before discussing issues and the schedule of ourprojects in a weekly conference call with my US colleagues. It has been greatexperience; I am working alongside talented colleagues from different countriesand nationalities.

The past months have flown by since I started working at Oracle; but at the same time it feels like I’ve been here forever. I came to Beijing to find a jobafter I graduated from The University of...

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My Journey-Foreign Internships By Chandana Neerukonda

Likeany other 9+ pointers,  I too applied forForeign Internships in my 3rd year.  The processstarts by mailing Professors who are working on your area of interest.  It is bit easier to get replies from Professorsif you start mailing by July or August.  In case of Germany ,  once you get acceptance form a GermanProfessor to act as a host for DAAD Scholarship,  you should start the process of applicationfor DAAD scholarship.  Onceyou get it ,  then the voyage begins.   Iworked as a summer Intern at TU Dresden,  Germany on "Temperature  Control of hydrogel-basdmicrofluidic valves" for 2 months in collaboration with CfAED(Center for Advanced Electronics Design).  It was my first flight  and I was actually nervous andforgot to get excited !!  As I reachedDeutschland on 1st of May 2013 , a holiday - people were  enjoying on theroads.   I felt that wassuper-welcoming.   After that reaching the guest-house,  where I booked a room in a shared flat for twomonths,  city registration and opening abank account all are done with the help of an Indian PhD student in TU Dresden.  Dresdenis a beautiful city , where  one canspend hours admiring the beauty of River  Elbe's night view.  Another beautiful thing I found in Dresden isthe cheerful faces of the people in the research group I worked with .  My professor is super cool and  encouraging all the time.  He assigned me to a PhD student ,  who inspired me a lot in thetwo months time.  I used to go for lunchwith my colleagues ,  who used todescribe variousfoods which are displayed in German in the Mensa every day with great patience.  I got  used to German food.   In fact , I am missing it now J As the days were passing,  the Project went in a very perfect way andeverything was fine.   Thenthere was a camping workshop organized by the CfAED,  in which we had to take part.  That was a 3- day workshop with seminars ,   butthe entire 3rd day we spent on river,  pedaling the boat.  That was a great experience.  The project finished  and there comes the send-off party organizedby my lab mates for me.  I actually  became sentimental ,  because I had the precious moments of my lifein Germany.  My Professorexpressed his views on Indian women , I was very much surprised by my Professor'sspeech , in which he insisted on empowerment of Indian women , whom  he  thinksare "Highly Potential Ladies ". It boosted my confidence levels.  And I flew back to India with a new energyand attitude.  And I got placed in Oracle. :) I thank DAAD for they not only have given me anopportunity to work on a project,  but also an opportunity to look atlife in a different perspective.  Icherish every single moment I had in Germany . Thank You DAADonce again.   @France Myeagerness to learn new things did not let me sit idle for 2 months at home thissummer.  So I camehere to work immediately after submitting my bachelor's thesis and I will haveto join in Oracle immediately after finishing this project. I am now doing an internshipin Telecom Bretagne ,  Rennes ,  France.  I am integrated in an ongoing FrenchProject called CORRIDOR (COgnitive Radio for Railway through Dynamic andOpportunistic spectrum Reuse) which targets Modern Railways for which communicationdemands are increasing from the point of view of railway operations as well asfor providing Internet Connectivity to the passengers.   I juststarted my work.  Everything is supercool here except the temperature, which is falling below 12 degrees quite often. I thank Campus France for funding andOracle for encouraging me to take up this opportunity.   Usefulnessof Foreign Internships: As  mentioned earlier, Foreign Internships arenot only like doing some project,  butthey give us a chance to look at life in a different perspective.  Our attitude will change in terms ofpriorities, lifestyle and richness of thoughts.  This is the first time a student comes out of hiscomfort zone called "college" and have do everything on yout own.  Buy thingsfrom supermarket (budget purchases ) and has to cook ,clean the room.  And have the ability to standconfident like an Individual professionally and personally.   Comingto professional life,  a student will getlot of contacts ,  which are valuable for a person's professional growth. Maybe an international publication whichadds value to one’s resume.  Learn to be disciplined and well – organized  there and can implement the same learning uponreturn to India.  Learn the formula"WORK HARD,  PARTY HARD" andmould oneself as a potential achiever of dreams (personal and professional).   MyExperience: Goodgroup dynamics are imparted in me .  Coffee-room of our lab group is the origin of alot of potential Ideas because every one of our research group used to meet veryoften and discuss the progress of our work andtake suggestions from the colleagues. The internship made me confident,  strong .  In my case ,  my internship prepared me perfectly to facethe challenges in my professional as well as personal life.   GoodLuck. God Bless.  See you soon at Oracle!

Like any other 9+ pointers,  I too applied for Foreign Internships in my 3rd year.  The processstarts by mailing Professors who are working on your area of interest.  It is bit easier to get replies...

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Intern's Diary: Nqobile, South Africa

We’ve asked Nqobile, Tech Sales Intern who has recentlyjoined Oracle as part of the Graduate Program in South Africa, to share herthoughts about her experience at Oracle in the very first weeks! “Well where do I begin? With my first days atOracle I actually didn’t believe that I was finally here and that it was reallyhappening, It really felt unreal!  After signing my contract I eased into the feeling that Iwas a graduate and that I was interning at a multi-national company. I caughtup with other fellow graduates who I have met last year during the Oracle OpenDay, fortunately we had maintained those relationships. It was interesting tomeet the other graduates I hadn’t known because during induction they shared knowledgeand ideas that I wasn’t familiar about, knowledge on banking, on having acredit record and other general stuff, It was really enlightening. My first day at the office was rather interesting, I gotthere before my Manager and I had to take the initiative I had spoken aboutduring the interview. When my Manager got there he was impressed that I had metalmost the entire office. I then had to familiarize myself with Oracle’sself-service pages on how to set up my phone, email and do mandatory courses thatwere going to help me familiarize myself with what is acceptable and what isnot acceptable in the office. Coming into such a big company really requires a lot fromyou as a person, work is not really handed to you, you have to give yourselfwork because it might look like there is nothing to do but there is A LOT TO BEDONE. I then went around departments in search for people who had been retainedin graduate programs and that really helped me out a lot because I was talkingto people who had walked this road before.  I will be going to camp in a few days and after that Ireally feel that it is time to show the Managers what I was talking about inthe interviews!”  Keep an eye on our blog for more insights into the Interns’life at Oracle! Follow CareersatOracle Facebook and Oracle LinkedIn for thelatest updates!

We’ve asked Nqobile, Tech Sales Intern who has recently joined Oracle as part of the Graduate Program in South Africa, to share her thoughts about her experience at Oracle in the very first weeks! “Well...

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Career at the speed of light - by Ben, EMEA Social Solution Specialist

When I came to Málaga(Spain) to work for Oracle – fresh out of university and still finishing of mymaster thesis – I rented a nice, but small apartment in the heart of the city.I made sure to live close to public transport which would take me into the officeand close to where the party was going on. Looking back today, it seems agesago, but no: My journey started only 3,5 years ago and loads of things havechanged. Things have changed in my favour in ways I couldn’t even dream about. EMEA Presales Center As said, I came out of university with hardly anyprofessional experience. Nevertheless, I was fortunate enough to be hired bythe EMEA Presales Center (EPC) at Oracle. The EPC is a great department, which– in case it doesn’t exist yet – should be introduced into any enterprise ofthe size of Oracle. The idea is simple: Graduates take on back-office presalesactivities in order to free up customer-facing time for the field team. If youare a field presales expert, you are supposed to be out in the field, aren’tyou? Constantly on the road visiting customers together with your salesrepresentatives and not spending hours in the office. Yes – but you will alsoneed to prepare for all of those meetings, which is very hard, not to say,impossible to manage. And that’s where the EPC comes into the game: As asuccessful EPC employee you will be your field team’s priceless resource, whichhelps preparing presentations, sets up demo environments, answers customerquestionnaires, etc. The outcome is a win-win situation for both. The field canfocus on the customers and the meetings itself, whilst you can learn and get intouch with presales in a rather safe environment with no direct clientinteraction. The quicker you learn the better you become until you ultimatelymove into the field yourself as a perfectly prepared and trained resource. Areyou up for the challenge? Under the sun And guess what!? EPC’s presales academy has one of its centers in sunny Málaga, right in thecharming south of Spain. The city has a perfectly balanced climate with mildtemperatures during the colder winter months and bearable heat during summer.Your options on how to spend the afternoons and weekends are endless. Whetheryou are an intellectual culture vulture, a dynamic sportsman / woman, an activeparty animal or just somebody who enjoys the gift of life – you will find yourfavorite spots very quickly. Málaga itself and the surrounding capitals andvillages of Andalucía offer interesting Arabic and Catholic history andculture, lovely food and stunning landscapes. On the beach you can relax orpractice any sport you love – wind and kite surfing included – and within notime you can drive up to and stand on the white slopes of Sierra Nevada toenjoy some proper skiing. In April and May, when the heat starts to dominatethe cold, you can ski in the morning, enjoy the views from Sierra Nevada’s peakdown onto the African coast and chill on Málaga’s beaches in the afternoon.That’s what I call lifestyle! Oh, and before Ifinish off: You remember myself as a young and dynamic student, who I was just3,5 years ago, don’t you? Well, thanks to the EPC and the kick start it gave meinto my career, I made my move into the field as a European-wide productspecialist already over a year ago. Since then I moved out of the noisy citycenter into a lovely, big place in the outskirts of Malaga with my girlfriend,my own car, garden and even a small gym. I still work closely with the EPC andits great people, who now support me in doing my job. When I’m not travellingaround Europe for work, then I enjoy the views down to the beach from my placeand think: Life is beautiful! We are looking for new team members in the EMEA Presales Center! If you are keen to become Ben's colleague send us an email at graduates-emea_ww@oracle.com.

When I came to Málaga (Spain) to work for Oracle – fresh out of university and still finishing of my master thesis – I rented a nice, but small apartment in the heart of the city.I made sure to live...

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How does Oracle recruit in Social Networks?

Oracle is one of themany companies who have adapted their recruiting strategy to the Social Mediatrend. We use multiple Social channels to source and to reach candidates acrossEurope, Middle East and Africa. Some of the most commonchannels we use are Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but also local tools such as Vk.com for the Russian Market or Xing for Germany. We are continuously promoting life at Oracle andour career opportunities and also engage with the audience. If you are wonderingwhy companies are integrating social recruiting into the talent acquisition strategywe need to analyze the importance of this trend with some statistics. Accordingto a report by the Human Resources company Adecco, many companies think that active candidates in social media have more employment opportunities than those who are inactive in them. Ahigh percentage of companies from different sectors recognize that they selectcandidates according to their activity on social networks. Something thatcandidates seem to agree with, because a significant part of professionalslooking for a job claim to have been contacted at least once through thesesocial networks in relation to an employment offer. LinkedInis usually preferred by companies to search for potential candidates (63%),followed by Facebook (38%) and Twitter (26%), but there are also other socialnetworks which are gaining importance such as Google Plus or Xing. Oracleis one of the companies which believe that social networks play an importantrole in the future of professional recruitment because attracting talent in social media is a further optimization of therecruitment process and saves costs for the Human Resources department. Onthe other hand, social media is not only used to recruit candidates. A significant part of the candidateattraction process is ensuring a positive brand experience when potential newemployees check you out online. Despite the importance of employer branding, 83% of companies donot develop actions to improve their image in social networks. Oracleis focused on attracting talented students and graduates across Europe, MiddleEast and Africa. For this matter we are continuously looking at providing ouraudience with an accurate image of what they can do at Oracle, what careeropportunities they have within the company and our work environment. If we takefor instance Germany, we now have 2 new employer branding profiles providingcandidates with an insight into life at Oracle: Xing https://www.xing.com/companies/oracle and Kununu http://www.kununu.com/de/all/de/it/oracle-deutschland-bv. Follow us on Social Media:Oracle LinkedIn, CareersatOracle Facebook and @joinOracleEMEA on Twitter. Click here to findthe original article: http://noticias.lainformacion.com/mano-de-obra/empleo/20-pistas-para-entender-como-reclutan-las-empresas-en-las-redes-sociales_NuhTF8ApnQS1Cryr24UZp1/

Oracle is one of the many companies whohave adapted their recruiting strategy to the Social Media trend. We use multiple Social channels to source and to reach candidates acrossEurope, Middle East and...

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Oracle Internship: Rise.Explore.Drive your career!

Rise.Explore.Drive your career!We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 OracleInternship Program in key locations across Eastern Central Europe, Middle Eastand Africa. We’re looking for talented IT students and motivated Businessstudents in Russia, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Nigeria. We know moving away from the comfort of books and lecturerooms into a corporate environment is a challenge, but putting the acquiredskills into practice is a must! Our Internship program is a great opportunityfor students to experience the smooth transition to the labour market. Theintention behind the program is to build talent by continually investing inskills development in high potential countries within the region. Oracle helpsyou rise, explore and drive your own career! We are looking for people with an IT, Financial or Marketingbackground interested in building a career within Sales or Presales. We’d likeyou to have a high level of energy, drive and enthusiasm because we want you tobecome the future IT and Sales Leaders of Oracle! Rise... You will join one of the Sales or Presales Teams and workclosely with Oracle Professionals from across Eastern Central Europe, MiddleEast and Africa. Explore... The program is giving you the opportunity to have anexperienced colleague as a Mentor who will guide you in the first steps of yourcareer. A complex development program has been designed to ensure you areprepared for performing in a full time role at the highest level. Drive... At the end of the 1 year internship you will be skilled andfully prepared for a full-time role in a global technology environment! Apply now! If you're an IT or Business student or fresh graduate fromRussia or Turkey please send your CV at riana.kremenova@oracle.com. If you're an IT or Business student from UAE, Saudi Arabia,Kenya or Nigeria please send your CV at mpho.lekeba@oracle.com.

Rise.Explore.Drive your career! We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 Oracle Internship Program in key locations across Eastern Central Europe, Middle Eastand Africa. We’re looking for...

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Dealing With Things, One Thing at a Time by Vaibhav Gupta!!

There’s a lot tobe said about the work we choose to do, and the work we want to do. Three yearsago, when I graduated from high school, I chose to start a personal blog. Theoriginal reasons escape me, but I believe it had something to do with expandingmy horizons and engaging in meaningful, satisfying projects. When I am at myblunt best, one of my favourite life theories is to view your own timeline as aseries of projects. I believe people do something similar with what arereferred to as “phases”, but I prefer the term project because it indicates theneed and passion to get involved and do work yourself. Back to thepersonal blog, my very first post was a simple summary of where I thought Istood, and I indicated a feeling of being lost when I realised that I was noton vacation, but was unemployed. At the time, school was all I had known, andthere is a limbo between graduating from school and getting accepted to acollege. Thankfully, I did not go through a similar experience recently,because the collegiate system allows us to sit for placements and get acceptedinto a company (hopefully of choice) well before graduating, and I did withOracle. So I mentionedprojects, and I mentioned unemployment. It may or may not seem to sounduncomfortably like a “job” to you, dear reader, but if it does, I’d ask you notto view any job with tension or dread of any sort. You may have heard time andagain people saying that one should love the work they do, and only do the workthey love. From my little life experience, I can concur with that – at anytime, personal projects that I have undertaken – blogging, art and claymodelling, cooking etc., I have taken them with joy and eagerness that comesfrom a feeling of freedom. If you are likeme, you know that we live in an era of freedom never equalled before, and youknow that you can do anything you like, if you choose to do it. I anticipate mynew position as Associate Technical Writer at Oracle, because I enjoy writing,and I choose to look at it as my next big project. I’m sure it will come withits own challenges, and of course there might be constraints to work with thatmight not have been there with other projects I’ve done, but that is thechallenge and thrill of working on a new project. Every project is differentfrom the previous one, and that is the way to be. I strongly believe that the“peace” so sought after by the philosophers of times past is a dreadful bore,and is the same as atrophy. I believe that people, or at least people like me,can only be happy when we have a big juicy project to dig into, and we thrivein the joy of having things to do. We should never“deal” with things – the connotation of “dealing” implies tolerating somethingor getting it over with quickly, like ripping off a Band-Aid. Instead, weshould choose to “do” things instead, only we should do things one at a time,mostly, simply because we can give that single thing all our enthusiasm andattention, and we can avoid feeling over encumbered so that we may take thenext thing with the same enthusiasm and attention as the last one.

There’s a lot to be said about the work we choose to do, and the work we want to do. Three years ago, when I graduated from high school, I chose to start a personal blog. Theoriginal reasons escape...

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From College to Corporate World!!By Tojin Joseph

" Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matterto me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's whatmatters to me...."-Steve Jobs”. I remember the day I started myEngineering, like everyone, I too dreamed to get placed in one of the topcompanies. Now at this point of time I thank God Almighty, all the crew membersof SCT, my family, friends, Jesus Youth Family & everyone who helped meachieving this. I cleared my interview and landed in mydream company and was all set to explore corporate life. As exciting as thisopportunity was, it made me extremely anxious having heard my seniorsexperience tight schedules and intense stress. Moreover I was to switch over tobecoming a software / programming geek from a Mechanical engineer. On 13th January 2014, as a pleasantsurprise I became a member of ORACLE family, the company that moves world withJava in everything. From the very 1st day, I began to experience thereal beauty of Oracle life. Now completing almost two months here with amazingwork culture and friendly colleagues each day is unforgettable. With numerous plans of spending firstsalary, we ended up doing something new & different; we decided to spend aday with Specially challenged children. We, the PrimeSourcing and Flexcubebatches, headed to MarThoma Opportunity School ,an institution focused onsupporting the education of the mentally and physically challenged on February1st and we enjoyed the act of giving and receiving. Our small efforts fetched personalappreciation of our CEO & many other top officials which really surprisedus. Our company, with the support of the CEO donated 1 Lac under the corporatecitizenship program for the cause of child welfare & we were given chargeto take care of it. As a fresher and being a fan of SteveJobs, I really feel proud of working with my team who made this happenedand now Oracle family has extended their arms to support our vision to help thesociety. When I came to the Oracle Family myknowledge towards the technical was not as good as my team members. The amountof support given to me by my family and my team changed me to a qualifiedcomputer guy from a mechanical guy. Oracle is a place where we get a lot ofopportunities in various fields. I strongly believe that my dream company willmake our dream come true.Oracle is a career path gate way for any fresher’s /anyone who chose to join my Oracle family .

" Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me...."-Steve Jobs” . I remember the day I started myEng...

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Why work and live abroad: from Germany to Spain

Hi, my name is Markus. I am a Sales Consultant for Social Mediaand Marketing in the EMEA PreSales Center (EPC) of Oracle in Malaga. I work togetherwith colleagues across the whole of Europe by delivering product expertise anddemonstrations of our solutions. I mainly focus on Oracle's Cloud solutions forMarketing Automation (Eloqua) and Social Relationship Management. I like towork in international teams and being surrounded by colleagues with differentcultural backgrounds and ideas. After my apprenticeship as management assistant forIT-Systems some years ago, I studied Business Administration at the Universityof Applied Sciences in Mainz. When I was about to finish my studies, I startedto look for jobs and came across the role as a Sales Consultant for Oracle.From the very first moment, I felt this role would fit perfectly with my skillsand interests as it combined both IT and business aspects. The factthat the position was based in Malaga was also a strong argument, as I alwayswanted to work and live abroad. After several interviews with recruiters andManagers of Oracle, I received a contract offer and decided to take the job andmove abroad to Malaga. At the end of May 2013, I flew to Malaga to start my newjob on June, 1st 2013. The EPC as a careerdevelopment centre The EPC in Malaga is a team of young professionalsworking as Sales Consultants, focusing on different solutions of the Oracleproduct portfolio. We work remotely with our colleagues in EMEA to help themduring the sales cycle by delivering product knowledge to prospects to win moredeals. The EPC is a very collaborative environment, where we receive lots oftraining to improve our knowledge such as soft skills and presentation skills.I learnt Spanish and gained so much experience in the past few months by movingabroad, which I would never have experienced without this step. The great thing about the EPC is, you have the chance towork on topics which fit to your profile and which you are interested in. It isa great place to kick off your career and develop into a customer facing role,which could mean that after 2-3 years, you could join one of the field PreSalesorganizations, such as in Germany or UKfor example. Malaga is a greatplace to live In my free time, I play football and tennis. Duringweekends, I take the opportunity to travel with friends through Andalucía. Wespend weekends in Seville, Granada or Gibraltar and we have even sailed a boatto Morocco. Malaga is a perfect city to live abroad for a couple of years, asit is very international and it has a good infrastructure plus plenty of choicesfor free time activities. In Malaga, you will never be bored and the sun isshining almost the entire year. Are you interested in joining our team? Visitcampus.oracle.com and follow CareersatOracle on Facebook!

Hi, my name is Markus. I am a Sales Consultant for Social Media and Marketing in the EMEA PreSales Center (EPC) of Oracle in Malaga. I work togetherwith colleagues across the whole of Europe by...

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Learning Curve By Ankita Bhandary!!

Filled with enthusiasm,a little bit of nervousness and in keen anticipation of what layaheadI embarked on thisamazing journey in Oracle Systems on 4th of July,2013, ready toembrace the numerous experiences onmy first job. Transitioning fromcollege classrooms and assignments to the work place environment withproject deadlines can bea daunting task. But today, as I look back on the past few months,I'mdelighted to say thatI've enjoyed every minute of it ! From swinging on a rope likeTarzan tolearning how to fightfires, from fixing bugs and taking up challenging tasks to forgingnew friendships there has never been a dull moment.Getting an opportunityto interact with extremely talented and experienced co-workers whohave worked on amazing products and technology was truly surreal.Meeting other new hires from different parts of the country andinteracting with them was an eye opener to the rich diversity of ournation. Interacting with teams from different parts of the world andundergoing various trainings has certainlyenhanced my skills. Being a part of theEmergency Response Team (ERT) provided invaluable exposure throughtraining and drills about the immediate steps to be taken to evacuatepeople from danger and protect assets by learning how to use fireextinguishers. Attending Oracle's residential outbound workshop 'TheGO Plus programme' which aimed at educating new employees aboutOracle values like teamwork, innovation, integrity through intriguingtasks like building tents, walking blindfold on ropes,etc in theserene locales of Value Lanes located in the outskirts of Bangalorewas a memorable experience. Organizing 'SystemsBash 2014' was one of the responsibilities entrusted upon the newcampus graduates. Seeing the employees bring out the inner child inthem while participating in fun- filled events was another enjoyableexperience which certainly made it worth the effort. Oracle's making greatproducts to solve complex business problems. Being able to contributein this direction is a fantastic feeling. This journey from campus tocorporate life has been exhilarating, filled with gloriousexperiences and a plethora of opportunities to showcase one's skills.A great learning curve indeed !

Filled with enthusiasm, a little bit of nervousness and in keen anticipation of what lay aheadI embarked on this amazing journey in Oracle Systems on 4th of July,2013, ready toembrace the numerous...

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The incredible story of Bharti and Bhawna Jain!!!

Wewere born on 18th Dec 1990 and our family members were thrilled to know aboutour birth. Our parents accepted us as a great gift from God! They celebratedall our birthdays and make our life full of fun with their perfect guidance andcare. Together, we could study well and learnt playing synthesizer, swimming,synchronized dancing and car driving. I was school topper in 10th class whileBhawna was school topper in 12th class. Bhawna got gold medal at graduationlevel and I was at second position with difference of 0.01CGPA.Wehave always been together from childhood to graduation. Then, we planned forpost graduation.This time also, we wanted to be together, wanted to make it to same institute.You may not believe that Bhawna with AIR GATE rank 160 couldn't get admissionin IIT Kharagpur. My AIR GATE rank was 375. I got admission in IIT Kharagpur infirst list with first choice.  Bhawnadid much better in her interview at IIT Delhi and got admission in M Tech. Whenplacement season begun in December 2013, again our heart-beats raised, wewanted to get back together. I was happy to be selected in Oracle during campusrecruitment drive at IIT Kharagpur. Nextday, my twin sister informed me that she also got selected for Oracle duringcampus recruitment drive at IIT Delhi. This was the greatest moment of ourlives. Our family members and friends were so surprised to know that we areselected in same company from different campuses! “ORACLETWINS” - the new title our friends gave us when we both got placed in Oracle. BhartiJain M.TechCSE IndianInstitute of Technology, Kharagpur

We were born on 18th Dec 1990 and our family members were thrilled to know about our birth. Our parents accepted us as a great gift from God! They celebratedall our birthdays and make our life full...

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Take Journey with Oracle By Ang Sun!!!

This is a fantastic career journeystarting with joining Oracle Graduate Development Program. As a member of thisprogram, you will receive a wonderful, enjoyable and exciting experience. It isnot only a program about how to work but also a program about personal drive,about self-discovering also combined with about business professional. As a graduate with limitedexperience and idea about working position, the Graduate Development Program isdefinitely valuable for you to know your real career path with solidconfidence. Withinthis program, not only will you participate infantastic training, but also have rotation opportunities in differentdepartments. Don’t worry about your non-technicalbackground; Oracle will provide all of you a fertile field to learn, toexperience, and to grow. In this program, you will meet your colleagues fromdiverse educations, cultures and backgrounds; during the first-phase offoundation training, both your technical background team members andsubstantial products training courses delivered by our senior presalesaccelerate speed on learning Oracle information technology; and thesecond-phase of rotation will also consider your characters, capabilities,intelligences and follow a mutually supplemental principal. My first and second rotations were inGovernment Affairs team and Business Planning team respectively; byexperiencing different working positions, business style, team environment andconsidering my personalities, finally I find my real career interest and decideto join Government Affairs team as the final placement. Take opportunities, take challenges, andtake journey. Join us to embrace tomorrow!

This is a fantastic career journey starting with joining Oracle Graduate Development Program. As a member of this program, you will receive a wonderful, enjoyable and exciting experience. It isnot...

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Get Over Engineering! Get Over MBA! Foreign Language is the Next Big thing!!By Karthik SV

In the current market scenariowhere the IT industry is expanding drastically, it’s not only the engineersor management graduates who drive the organization, for the globalization of anyindustry it’s always the native language experts who play a very integral part.The demand for IT experts in IT industry is enormous and it is met with thevolume of engineers who graduate every year. But supply for foreign Languagegraduates are very less and industry is badly in need of it. We need tostrongly agree that there are only very few handpicked universities in Indiafor Language experts. Predominantly languages areclassified into 2 broad categories i.e. Asian Languages & EuropeanLanguages. It depends on the organizations as in where they want to expand andwhat kind of volume which they want to build. Foreign language skills make you interesting and attractive,Knowing a foreign language shows that you are curious about other cultures orthat you have a connection to another culture. When your credentials areidentical to other candidates, having foreign language skills can help sway thehiring manager in your direction. We as Oracle deal with a key non-English speaking market, then hiringemployees with knowledge of that language is useful and helps with understandingthe needs of that market. With language learning comes cultural understanding,and cultural understanding can lead to business deals. A lot of industryexperts recommend that a graduate must learn one foreign language to improvehis/her market value. We in Oracle hire a lot of foreign language experts for ourvarious internal processes. All the language experts are exposed variousdomains like finance, sales, technologies etc; this will certainly help them tobuild their career in the right direction. To know more aboutthe language opportunities in Oracle Contact - Karthik.sv@oracle.com

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From College to Corporation - First Steps at Oracle Sales Academy

David is a graduate from the very first Oracle Class of 2013 : College is considered by most to be thebest years of their lives. When one looks at college, what does s/herecall? Alumni often reminisce about friends and fellow students as well as afew impactful classes and organizations to which they were overly dedicated. I personallywasn’t ready to leave college. My Fourth Year was by far my favorite and sadly thatbittersweet graduation day loomed large. Fortunately, before I left the cocoonin Charlottesville, I received an offer from Oracle which on paper appeared to haveeverything I could want from an employer. It included intensive training in asocial, team-oriented yet competitive atmosphere where there was plenty of roomfor professional development. The problem was, while I worked countlessinternships, I still had no clue what I really wanted to do. I simply had an expensivepiece of paper denoting college’s end. Nevertheless, armed with a couple bags, analmost dead phone, and a plane ticket to a side of the country I had onlyviewed through the lens of Hollywood and MTV, I was off. From the beginning, the experience wassurreal. No one could have explained or helped me to predict what the next twomonths would bring. Training was outstanding and the most impactful element wasbeing surrounded by hundreds of fellow new-hires from diverse backgrounds. Wewere united as fresh college graduates emergent from some of America’s mostprestigious undergraduate and graduate programs. Friends and colleagues rangedfrom Ivy League grads and D1 athletes to Silicon Valley natives who hadreceived multiple offers from top IT companies and Fortune 500s alike. Regardlessof our backgrounds and majors, we were all there to grow and learn together. I was a liberal arts major with a keeninterest in politics that, in retrospect, enrolled in way too many businessclasses. Ostensibly, as in politics, sales is a pushy, cutthroat environmentwhere only the charlatans and least ethical prevail. Oracle taught quite theopposite approach and, in an ongoing joke throughout the Academy, we wereencouraged not to be badgers. Quickly, it became apparent that acustomer-centric based method underlies Oracle’s sales methodology. * We were mostly rookies and Oracle taught usfrom the inception to do what is right for the customer. In short, the Oracle Sales Academy holdsmany of the same benefits of a collegiate campus and our eight week orientationwas there to ensure we had all the resources we needed to succeed. The trainingwas top notch and the myriad of speakers were insightful yet the foundation ofthe program lied in its participants. From Day One, we were encouraged toAlways Be Connecting (ABC). In regards to this philosophy, a two monthnetworking binge began outside the classroom while everything from theintricacies of Oracle’s complex internal systems to social media and personalbrand were taught within. I still remember, after the first week,explaining to my family and friends that I felt as if I were on The Apprentice without the terrifyingand infamous “you’re fired” line. Following the first class, we were told tocreate our team, brand it, and make a commercial explaining our brand. Organizedchaos soon ensued as the teams were assigned a mentor and slapped with a three hourdeadline. For the remainder of the program, these brands became the bannerunder which teams were unified. This wasevidenced by the numerous and ever more boisterous chants of “Sale Boats”,“Larry’s Angels” and other brand names. The exercise showed how having a strongbrand can drive results and fuel a competitive yet cooperative environment. In this environment, training took placeboth inside and outside the classroom. One of the core and most memorable subjectswas The Sandler Sales Methodology. Affectionately known as just Sandler, thisapproach focuses on getting to the root cause of a problem and utilizes questionsto continue a business conversation. I will always remember the first nightafter we were taught the method. We were at The Hut, a local after-workwatering hole, and freshly trained, we applied Sandler techniques to multiplesituations from casual conversation to dating strategies. To this day, Sandlermethodology is still prevalent in our everyday conversations; both professionaland personal. Almost daily, anticipation in the classroomwas overwhelming. During a visit early in the program, Oracle President MarkHurd promised that CEO and Founder Larry Ellison would make an appearance. Mr.Ellison didn’t visit until the seventh week and every time all the teams assembledtogether, rumors that he was coming persisted. When he finally arrived, wedecided to put our newly developed rapport building skills to work askingquestions from about the company as well as “What car did you drive here today?”The CEO was candid in his responses and fielded every question posed. Mr. Ellison’s Departure – photo courtesy of Marina Brady Activities beyond classes during the weekranged from building bikes for the Boys and Girls Club and scavenger hunts to listeningto Oracle Stunt Pilot Sean D. Tucker tell the story of how he averted deathwhen the propeller fell off his plane. Even though activities and speakersvaried, each day was always interesting. We usually took time away from Oracleto travel on weekends to get to know our coworkers. Notable destinationsincluded Santa Cruz, downtown San Francisco, Yosemite, and a memorable bus rideto Sonoma. (L-R ) OSA members David, Sylvia, John and Delorean at Yosemite. David with Oracle Stunt Pilot SeanD. Tucker While I’ve come to the unfortunaterealization that I will never be able to relive my undergraduate experience,the Sales Academy introduced me to lifelong friends and provided everlastingtraining applicable to sales and everyday life. Even though we were dividedinto teams, we all worked collaboratively yet competitively in order to moldourselves into a superpower that Oracle President, Mark Hurd, deemed the futureof sales. David is now based in Burlington, MA asTechnology Account Manager. Lookout for his next blog about relocating! Note from David: Here is a great video toshow the Sales badger concept: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G401CC5Rep8).

David is a graduate from the very first Oracle Class of 2013 : College is considered by most to be the best years of their lives. When one looks at college, what does s/herecall? Alumni often reminisce...

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Why we love Hiring Campus Graduates !!!By Aarti Kumar

ORACLE, notjust the world’s #1 database company anymore but #1 in a hundred othercategories. A company that has left its competitors far behind and is rapidlygaining ground. It’s not just in the name but a host of things that we offerthat makes us the preferred employer. Who wouldn’t want to join a company suchas this? From experienced candidates, top management, students, freshgraduates, everyone wants to be a part of this amazing organization at somepoint or the other in their career. While we’reconstantly on the lookout to hire the ‘best talent’ for our company, one of ourfavorite ways to bring people onboard is through campus hiring. Have you everwondered why we love to hire campus graduates @ Oracle, when there’s an oceanof highly experienced people available outside? Well, here’swhy. Some of our Managers and Vice Presidents at Oracle have shared theirthoughts on why they simply love to hire graduates like you to work with us. “Campus hires bringin high energy and a lot of enthusiasm into the team with their willingness toexperiment and think out of the box away from the established methodologies.Campus recruitment helps us get the brightest talent from various institutes.” - Senior Program Manager, Oracle Retail  “Oracle isa company that is at the forefront of technology and we sustain our marketleadership through innovation. We look for engineers who have bright ideas andhave the passion to challenge the status quo and innovate. Over the years wehave been successful in attracting the “best and the brightest” from thecampuses in India and we count on these talented engineers to apply theirignited minds to our business and technology problems and drive the nextgeneration of innovation” - VicePresident, Oracle Managed Cloud Services “Oracle is invested inour people as they are what keeps the engine running and new ideasflowing. Our new Campus Grads are thefuture to the organization, as we look to each new class of grads to bring a freshvision and the spirit of learning/growing. These new team members are the seedlings for the longevity of OracleCorporation and we are always excited to welcome the newest batch when theycome on board.” - Vice President, Oracle Recruiting JAPAC  “New grads learnnew technologies rapidly and combined with their extensive knowledge of thelatest hardware and software automatically makes them a high-value hire.Willingness to repeatedly ask the question “why” (Why do we do it this way? Whynot that way?) helps to force you to re-examine your approaches.” - Manager, Hardware Development, OracleSystems “Fresh college graduates bring energy,enthusiasm, and excitement which feed our innovation engine. Their ideas andoutlook constantly challenge us to improve our processes and products.” - Director, Development, OraclePrimavera  So here’s aBIG congratulations and a warm welcome to all of you who have been hired fromcampus and will join us this year. You’re at theright place and you’ve made the right choice because we sure do love hiringyoung talent like you who are the future of Oracle. Here’s yourchance to spread the word!!!! Take this post and share it with your juniorsbecause we’re going to be back at your campus to keep hiring more students eachyear!!!

ORACLE, not just the world’s #1 database company anymore but #1 in a hundred other categories. A company that has left its competitors far behind and is rapidlygaining ground. It’s not just in the...

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We are NO different

The Times South Africa recently published an article aboutthe German exchange students who have been attending Ponelopele OracleSecondary School in Ivory Park, Midrand, North of Johannesburg since Novemberlast year. Laura Fricke and Joschka Geczy, both 17 years old, arrived inSouth Africa last year and have been living with host families in Tembisa, EastRand and Kaalfontein Midrand. They maybe different from everyone else in the township, but they say the only thingdifferent about them is their skin colour. “I am very impressed by the level of discipline at theschool”, Geczy said. “The teachers here take their work very seriously,ultimately leading to pupils taking their work very seriously”. Fircke said theuniform gave them another sense of belonging. “It does not make us look andfeel any different from the rest of the pupils and the teachers don’t treat usany different from them”, she said. The no-fee school produced Gauteng’s top matriculant of2013, Praise Ndebele, 18, who achieved eight distinctions, including full marksfor Maths and Science. Fricke and Geczy are part of the AFS Intercultural Programme– an exchange programme operating in more than 50 countries. They arrived inSouth Africa late last year and have been living with host families in Tembisa,East Rand and Kaalfontein, Midrand. They were named Rethabile (“we are happy”in Sesotho) and Jabulani (“rejoice” or “be happy” in isiZulu) by their host“mothers”. “My mom (Rosina Mokoena) is overprotective of me and my four“sisters”. People here are friendly and very accommodating”, Fricke said. The pair will be in the country until August. Click here to read the original article.

The Times South Africa recently published an article about the German exchange students who have been attending Ponelopele Oracle Secondary School in Ivory Park, Midrand, North of Johannesburgsince...

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Working is challenging here and everyday is a fruitful day by Ang Sun !!!

Wouldyou like to start your career in a top leading company in the world? Would youlike to work with more than 100 thousand talented individuals? OracleCorporation is definitely your right choice to kickoff the career.The GraduateTrainee Program is divided into three parts. For the first week, we attendedlocal induction training. We had to familiarize ourselves with many Line ofBusiness (LoBs) and the huge product portfolio. After that, we went on ourfirst business trip to Beijing for another 2-week training. It was definitelyone of the highlights in the whole Program. I had the opportunity to meet newfriends from different cities in China - Beijing, Chengdu, Shenyang. It wassuch a valuable experience to work with different colleagues with various backgrounds.We had to complete assignments and projects from time to time. And all requiresteamwork. We were emphasized to work as a team. Some of us may be strong inprogramming, coding, visual arts, presentation skills, etc. We had tocollaborate and fully utilize the strengths from each of us, so that a highquality piece of work could be delivered. The 2-week training certainlybenefits my professional and personal development for interacting with people,presenting ideas from mind effectively and confidently and enhancing productknowledge. Afterthe fruitful training in Beijing, the second part of the program follows. Wewere in the first job rotation and were placed to different Lobs. It is a greatopportunity to try different roles so that we can find the one most suitablefor ourselves. Oracle has always been so supportive to us. We received furtherintensive product training, sales training and other soft skills training. Wealso got involved into the selling process and had deeper understanding ofvarious industry knowledge. All these successfully transform us from a fresh toan IT professional. Workingis challenging here and everyday is a fruitful day. You can always meet greatpeople, find learning opportunities here in Oracle. If you are looking for apromising future, what are you waiting for? Welcome to join us!

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Business Relationship Consultant role @OracleDirect

My name is Dominik, originally from the Frankfurt Area,Germany and now working and living in Dublin. I joined Oracle in April 2013 asa Business Relationship Consultant (BRC) and would like to share my experiencesover the first good 9 months. After my previous work experience within the financialsector where I received the “Bachelor of Banking” degree, and the onlinemarketing industry as well as having studied a year in the US, I was lookingfor a new challenge for my international career. Oracle offered me theopportunity to work in a multicultural environment and to develop myprofessional skills further, so I was impressed. I chose Oracle because Ibelieve it provides me with an unrivalled opportunity to work in an excitingand challenging environment whilst affording excellent progressionopportunities. During the application process you get a clear picture ofOracle’s huge organization and the wide array of possibilities offered but alsowhat is expected of you. This might sound a bit overwhelming at first, butsupport is on the way. Throughout the Foundation Training and on a regularbasis thereafter you are provided with the necessary sales techniques, toolsand product knowledge to help you succeed. My role as a BRC: My current job is focused on generating demand for Oracle’sHuman Capital Management products in Germany and Switzerland and to find newbusiness opportunities via various channels, such as social media, outbound and  inbound calls, inbound chat andoutbound prospecting as a result of sales initiatives, marketing campaigns andevent follow up, downloads, web-seminars and partner campaigns. On a dailybasis, I build relationships with HR departments to create value in the longterm and helping them to improve their HR experience (Recruiting, Talent &Challenge Management, Team Leadership, Strategic Redeployment, Performance. Inaddition, I am achieving a high level of collaboration with in-countryMarketing and Sales teams by developing and delivering against the joint strategywith the field representatives. Speaking of colleagues, I now work in a teamwith peers from Ireland, UK, Finland, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain andGermany, who cover the northern and southern European markets. Ilove the sales aspect and feel Oracle is the perfect company and environment.The new nurturing techniques of the BRC roles and the amount of training andsupport that is available made this a great career move and I have beenpromoted after 8 months into a Senior Business Relationship Consultant role.

My name is Dominik, originally from the Frankfurt Area, Germany and now working and living in Dublin. I joined Oracle in April 2013 as a Business Relationship Consultant (BRC) and would like to share...

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Why Oracle?A Graduates Perspective By Sinam Lenin Singh !!!

"What type of career I shouldshape for my life?" This is the question that most of the freshers keepasking to themselves, a few of them get the answer but a significant number offresher do not. Choosing the right career at theright time is very important to your growth as an individual. Tobe in the IT field, what are many graduates – working environment, a goodexposure to grow, work timing, and a decent enough salary etc.. This is where I would like sharesome of the points here that will make you (Fresher) realized how cool is tojoin Oracle. Oracle Footprint- Across industries we provides complete business solutions to help companies to run their business successfully. Team - You are going to work with best minds in the industries which comprises individuals which are from best colleges in various levels. Technology - Here in Oracle we not only work on latest  Technologies but we create the latest technology. New Ideas - Oracle gives lots of encouragement to employees across level for innovations and patents. If you are a person who wants to innovate you have the platform to do so without limitation. Thereis a saying “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy “ InOracle there are lots of activities apart from your work which will make aindividual to explore and have fun time along with your day to day work. Mypersonal thoughts after meeting so many students during the campus interviewprocess. There are a significant number of students who are not familiar aboutthe company that they are interviewing with and are very much surprised to knowthat what they do and at times they missed out on opportunity to interview withthose companies which would be the one that they should have pursuit. Beforethe interview process/before applying to any company one point that each andevery student should do is to go through the detailed of the company understandto certain extend and then apply. The best way to know about the company thatyou would like to pursue is to connect with the Alumni. Asthe New Year start, I wish all the fresher and everyone a wonderful andprosperous year ahead

"What type of career I should shape for my life?" This is the question that most of the freshers keep asking to themselves, a few of them get the answer but a significant number of fresher do not. Choos...

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Foundation Training @OracleDirect

My name is Arlene and I am a Business Relationship Consultant for HCM. I had always heard about Oracle and knew it would be afantastic company to work for, but so far they have really exceeded my expectations. This was my first job for a huge organisation and the mix ofnerves and excitement was bursting out of me. I couldn’t wait to get started. I was told I would be doing a foundation training course for two weeks in Clontarf Castle in Dublin. I had no idea I would enjoy the training session so much and meet such great new people and friends. I was so nervous on the first day but just had to remind myself that everyone else was in the same situation. Over the two weeks we learned such skilful information about products and services that Oracle provide and skills we would need but most importantly we learned life lessons. For the two weeks, two men stick in my head, Paul Lanigan and John Costigan. These two men came in separately and taught us how to be the best sales person we can be. But not only in work, they taught us skills foroutside of work too. I thoroughly enjoyed both these sessions and learned skills that will most definitely help me work to my best potential here inOracle. For such a large organisation they managed to make these two weeks so personal and comfortable for everyone involved. I looked forward tocoming into training every day and was genuinely sad that it was over. I met some really great people and am still in touch with them today even though some of us are in different countries. I cannot recommend this training enough, it managed to tick all the boxes for me with regards to keeping me entertainedwhilst also learning new skills and information that will benefit my career. It was a fantastic way to kick-start my career in Oracle and it really gave me the boost I needed to see what I need to do to be a success both in work and outside work. I gained skills and knowledge that will stay with me for life.Special thanks to Andreas Keller, HCM Account Manager for the great video he did!

My name is Arlene and I am a Business Relationship Consultant for HCM. I had always heard about Oracle and knew it would be a fantastic company to work for, but so far they have really exceeded my...

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2014, make it your year By PhillipYi !!!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2….1! Happy New Year!As I counted down to the new year, many thoughts and images raced through my head – the absolute roller coaster ride that was 2013, the significant highs and the deepest lows, the fondest memories and those that I wanted to erase. Then as the new year drew closer and closer, much like everyone else I thought about my new years resolutions. 1. “I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying”. If you have an idea, a new approach, an innovation – do it, try it out. It is always better to have tried and failed, then to have not tried at all. You will never know if something will work, if it will be successful, or if it will ultimately change and shape the way you work until you have tried. 2. Finish everything that I start. Whether it be a book, self learning, picking up a new sport/hobby, any new project – to just stick with it, give it my all and see it through till the end. 3. Embrace change. In 2013, too many times have I found myself resistant to change. Always stuck in my comfort zones and not wanting to move at the worlds pace. The world is so dynamic, constantly changing – this change has to be embraced to break up routine, continue to challenge yourself and to continue to move forward. 4. Prioritise ‘me’ as number 1. Selfish as it may sound, you need to put your interests above anyone else’s. You need to let go of anything that may be holding you back, dragging you down and to ensure that whatever you do, you, yourself can gain from. 5. Positiveness. Always something that I have needed to work on – always seeing the glass as half full. I’ve trained myself to always see the negative so that if the outcome is not the desired outcome, at least you have set yourself up for disappointment and have managed expectations. However, this way of thinking has crept upon all aspects of life – from personal and work and is negatively affecting it. As a result, 2014 is about staying positive and to see the good in everything, even if it’s not what was desired.5 simple resolutions for 2014. All applicable in both a work and personal sense. Whilst it is important to have resolutions, it is equally important to be in the right environment so that you can ensure that these resolutions are kept. I look at my work environment here at Oracle and I can already sense that 2014 will be a great year as the environment is not only great for trying new things/taking new approaches, it is constantly inspiring you to pick up new projects and provide the support base to finish it well, Oracle is an IT company always at the forefront of technological innovation and change, your personal and career aspirations is always noticed and in whatever you do, whatever the outcome the positive things are always announced. With so much to offer, why not choose Oracle in 2014?

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2….1! Happy New Year!As I counted down to the new year, many thoughts and images raced through my head – the absolute roller coaster ride that was 2013, the significant highs...

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Don’t Wait Create an Edge!!By Megha Kapil

Wishyou all a Healthy & Gratifying 2014 ahead!! What a wonderful opportunity isthis for me to write the first Campus blog for this New Year. My last blog wasat a time when you all were in midst of interview season & so it focused onsome simple ways to be a Hero of your life story & get your Dream Job. I amsure most of you would have made through the recruitment process & are celebratingthe beginning an exciting career soon. Youhave the offer letter in your hand & one last semester to go between movingfrom Campus to Corporate. Few months of “Wait” for you to; open the door ofyour office. Apart from clearing exams, going for vacation, spending time withfamily & friends; what is your plan for this “Waiting Period”? Mydear friends, this phase from now until your joining date is not Waitingperiod; this is Gestation period, Development period or Constructive period.This is the time you develop yourself, prepare yourself for the professionalworld. This is the time you should work to sharpen your Sword (skills/ talents/ knowledge) for the War (Competition / to deliver your best in Corporateworld). Don’tstress out. You don’t need to enroll for any courses or spend nights memorizingprofessional jargon's or crunch numbers from organizations balance sheet... Youalready know the company you are planning to join – so keep a check on thelatest developments of organization, product launch, business lines; importantpeople, research the industry, domain that you will be part of. Areyou expected to know all this? Here’s the catch..No you are not. There is noexpectation & that is why it is easy to perform beyond expectation. Yourlittle efforts to keep yourself informed can make you stand out in the crowd offreshers. Youjust need to make yourself aware. Be informed... Preparationnever goes unnoticed & it will give you an Edge over others. Remember youwill join in big groups so you will need to leverage on creating littledifference all the time. This preparation will help you to understand &perform much better during training & later implement learning’s oftraining on the job. Along with company website & random surfing, socialmedia is the best place to tab this information. So get started now…. For all you Fresh Oraclites you can connect with ushere- https://campus.oracle.com/ ; https://www.facebook.com/CampusAtOracle;blogs.oracle.com/campusrecruitment;http://www.youtube.com/user/joinoraclejapac

Wish you all a Healthy & Gratifying 2014 ahead!! What a wonderful opportunity is this for me to write the first Campus blog for this New Year. My last blog wasat a time when you all were in midst of...

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From An Oracle Graduate Trainee !!!

As a finance majored student, in the past fewyears, I knew little information about the IT industry. For me Oracle onlymeans a NASDAQ listed company with reasonable revenue and share price, maybealso with an excellent gain potential. When I was a member ofOracle for only few weeks I got the whole picture and that is not only whatprofessionalism means by but also orientation, responsibility, attitude,competency,love and enthusiasm. It is not only a work or atask but also a kind of lifestyle. After four weeks training I cannot expressthat I am really an Oracler but I have to say that I am ready to start formingmyself a qualified Oracle employee.  What I got here cannot be measured by welfare or financialbenefits. It is about my life and my spirit. If I am looking for a jobproviding comfortable life, actually Oracle could not be a good choice. Fortunately,I am seeking for something which could make me smart and professional, soOracle fit me better than any others. Although I am still a beginner in Oracle,I am looking forward to see what I could be five years later. Be Smart, be Oracle The first step is as good as half over... It’s been 4 months since I have become an employee ofOracle. When I recalled my time in school, I feel lucky to have the chance tostart my career in such a successful company. Before I join I didn’tknow Oracle’s culture, I didn’t  know why itbecame successful. Now I want to share some information I learned in lastmonth. Self Service - Oracle encourage self service. You can findeverything you need at Oracle’s intranet. This has largely reduced the timeconsumed in communicating with different departments, especially in such a big organization like Oracle. For me, I canfind lots of study materials like pdf, ppt, doc files or even demos on company’sinternal website. As long as you want to learn, Oracle will provide the same resources no matter you are fresh man orexperienced worker. Knowledge - Everyone in Oracle is an expert in some area. Just like my managersaid, “there are many people who are familiar with Oracle’sproducts outside Oracle, so theoretically speaking, there won’t be An ’easy’ questionsdelivered to our company”. This is a good chance for someone who just graduatedfrom university, learn from the experienced colleagues and grow faster. Self Motivation - Oracle has a nice and free working atmosphere, butit’s not a non-profitable organization after all. Result driven andachievements are in Oracle’s culture. You should show your value to thecompany and develop you potential fast enough in order to keep up the fastexpansion. In Oracle, you are not just competing with the people in this cityor even this country, instead, you are competing with the best people all overthe world. Join Oracle and you willdefinitely not regret :)

As a finance majored student, in the past few years, I knew little information about the IT industry. For me Oracle only means a NASDAQ listed company with reasonable revenue and share price, maybealso...

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Working at Oracle, we like it!

As most organisations do, here at Oracle Spain we haveplenty of X-LOB activities the week before Christmas where all the employeestake part and spend some time together with colleagues. We started the week with a charity market, some NGOsattended and also some employees made & brought different cakes to collectmoney for GBV (gender violence). Every year our interns get involved in an initiative tocontribute with an NGO and this year was no different as they have helped thefamilies of children with cancer. Theyreceived a large amount of donations and funds from selling calendars withtheir own photos, trying to replicate some famous music bands and groups! We had also the pleasure of meeting Loic Le Guisquet at a“Townhall” event which was celebrated in Madrid. Here all of our colleagues’ had the chance toask him about the business and get his point of view on the different LOBs atOracle. After this Q&A we showed himhow much we enjoyed working at Oracle and now I´m going to show you the LipDubwe recorded... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU! <span id="XinhaEditingPostion"></span>

As most organisations do, here at Oracle Spain we have plenty of X-LOB activities the week before Christmas where all the employees take part and spend some time together with colleagues. We started...

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Working with Oracle Finance in India by Merlin :)

Hi All! My name is Merlin. I’ve been working for Oracle forthe past two months and it’s been a great journey here. This is my first andthe best job I could ever imagine. And I want to share my views and experienceat Oracle. The interview process was done in an effective and systematicmanner. The interviewer made me feelvery comfortable and the interview was conducted in a friendly manner whichbuilt more confidence and made me comfortable to proceed with further discussions.The recruiter at Oracle was a great support, helping me get through theinterview by updating the interview process and schedules at the right timegiving all possible updates until I was a full-fledged employee at Oracle.Ijoined Oracle on 23rd September 2013 as a fresher. The inductionprocess was conducted in an interactive way briefing about the entireorganization, its people, processes and policies. The people at Oracle werevery welcoming. I love the working environment. People here are fun to be with and they help me out in all possible waysto approach to the solutions. It helped me build up a strong relationship withthe co-workers and broaden my views towards working. I learnt a lot of newthings interesting and fun. It helped me develop my professional skills towardswork process and I was taught to work as a team, which helped me strengthen myconfidence towards work. Initially I was hesitant to step into the workingenvironment but now I’m proud to say that I’m an employee working at Oracle. Iwould always recommend people to join Oracle and enjoy the benefits that I’mexperiencing. And I have many friends who studied with me undergoing the sameexperience at Oracle. It’s an amazing platform for fresher’s to kick starttheir career. Oracle is a wonderful place to work, so get in and enjoy thefun!!!

Hi All! My name is Merlin. I’ve been working for Oracle for the past two months and it’s been a great journey here. This is my first andthe best job I could ever imagine. And I want to share my views...

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Fulu, from Oracle Intern to Associate Sales Consultant

“You dream of being in a company like Oracle, and when thatdream comes true you get mixed feelings, mostly joy infused with fear”. Whenasked about my thoughts on my first week at Oracle, I didn’t give the responsebecause it was expected of me to say so rather, it was the impression I got andthe more time I spent at Oracle the happier I felt. I joined Oracle as an intern for the 2013 graduate intakewhich started in March. For the first month we had a lot of training to do toget used to the organization, but I made it no secret that I wanted to remainat the end of the program and continue as an Oracle employee. So, from thefirst week, I became very involved in as many activities as I could. I was veryproactive and passionate about my work. I was given Oracle SOA as my focus area, despite studying it attertiary level I wasn’t clear at all about the product. In fact all that I knewwent out the window as I learnt the product at Oracle. I was still a bitnervous but luckily as a grad you are part of a mini community so it was alwaysfun to catch-up and hear how the other guys awere doing. I must be honest, Iwas and still am part of a fantastic team, the Oracle Fusion Middlewarepresales team led by Craig and Alen, they were fundamental in my rise to thisposition, along with Heilet who is the Director. They all worked in grooming usand took their responsibility as mentors to lead us. For my work ethic to bediscovered it had to be tested and the FMW management team didn’t hold anypunches or spare us when it came to work. Once a week assessments were preparedfor us to complete, so these could be in the form of presentations, role-playsand documentation which in completion were reviewed by the panel. This was theleast fun part the anxiety would kill you because it’s always the hardest to presentsomething back to the expert as you never know what they are thinking, if theyare happy or not? If they weren’t happy they didn’t hold back and they wouldexpress their disappointment. Fortunately, they gave us ways to move forwardand change what we did wrong. It was referred to as the safe environment. Whenit came to preparation for what was requested of us, I made sure that I workedwith the right people to understand what’s required and did enough dry-runswith the interns in FMW to practice and perfect the delivery. What made the difference I think is the hunger. I am verydriven and I believe I have mastered the art of self-motivation, a quote Ialways remember is “begin with the end in mind” and the end I began thisprogram with was “UNEMPLOYMENT”, I knew I had to do all I could to stay atOracle or get absorbed by the partners. I was extremely shocked when Alencalled me after a presentation that went horribly wrong to tell me that if Iplayed my cards right I could be here next year. Ironically, this was afterdelivering a bad presentation. Two weeks later Craig asked me if I’d beinterested in a full time position I paused for a minute and thought ”did hejust offer me an opportunity of a lifetime and an option too?” he was verymodest about the question but I responded excitedly with a “YES”. The next few weeks leading to mid-June were the longest ofmy life as I waited for the paper-work to be finalised, I knew I was the newBPM (Business Process Management guy) but I had no choice but to wait. I wasscared, but since then the transition has been nothing but exciting, myconfidence has been boosted by the early intake so the confidence that was putin me by my managers is something that I choose to see as positive rather thanpressure. I do not have as much time as I used to but the long nights are funwhilst you still learning. I’ve worked on a few big deals and it has beeneasier due to the training I had as a graduate. From here I plan to be anexpert in my product (I look at it this way, Oracle is a franchise and I’m afranchisee, so I assume ownership of my product). A lot of trust has been putin me and being goal-driven as I am I would like to return the favour byachieving and possibly over achieving in my first year, ”beginners luck right?” My advice for anyone else entering Oracle what happened tome was through hard-work, goals and self-belief. It’s not a benchmark that Iset but merely an example that it can be done and much as it is a cliché youcan do anything you put your mind to” and be passionate about what you do, itmakes everything easier. If you're interested in becoming one of the #Oracleinternsin South Africa send your CV to mpho.lekeba@oracle.com.

“You dream of being in a company like Oracle, and when that dream comes true you get mixed feelings, mostly joy infused with fear”. Whenasked about my thoughts on my first week at Oracle, I didn’t...

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Fulu, from Oracle Intern to Presales Consultant

I joined Oracle as an intern for the 2013 graduate intakewhich started in March. For the first month we had a lot of training to do toget used to the organization, but I made it no secret that I wanted to remainat the end of the program and continue as an Oracle employee. So, from thefirst week, I became very involved in as many activities as I could. I was veryproactive and passionate about my work. When my fellow Interns and I went into our different linesof business, I was given Oracle SOA as my focus area, despite studying it attertiary level I wasn’t clear at all about the product. In fact all that I knewwent out the window as I learnt the product at Oracle. I was still a bitnervous but luckily as a grad you are part of a mini community so it was alwaysfun to catch-up and hear how the other guys awere doing. I must be honest, Iwas and still am part of a fantastic team, the Oracle Fusion Middlewarepresales team led by Craig and Alen, they were fundamental in my rise to thisposition, along with Heilet who is the Director. They all worked in grooming usand took their responsibility as mentors to lead us. For my work ethic to bediscovered it had to be tested and the FMW management team didn’t hold anypunches or spare us when it came to work. Once a week assessments were preparedfor us to complete, so these could be in the form of presentations, role-playsand documentation which in completion were reviewed by the panel. This was theleast fun part the anxiety would kill you because it’s always the hardest to presentsomething back to the expert as you never know what they are thinking, if theyare happy or not? If they weren’t happy they didn’t hold back and they wouldexpress their disappointment. Fortunately, they gave us ways to move forwardand change what we did wrong. It was referred to as the safe environment. Whenit came to preparation for what was requested of us, I made sure that I workedwith the right people to understand what’s required and did enough dry-runswith the interns in FMW to practice and perfect the delivery. What made the difference I think is the hunger. I am verydriven and I believe I have mastered the art of self-motivation, a quote Ialways remember is “begin with the end in mind” and the end I began thisprogram with was “UNEMPLOYMENT”, I knew I had to do all I could to stay atOracle or get absorbed by the partners. I was extremely shocked when Alencalled me after a presentation that went horribly wrong to tell me that if Iplayed my cards right I could be here next year. Ironically, this was afterdelivering a bad presentation. Two weeks later Craig asked me if I’d beinterested in a full time position I paused for a minute and thought ”did hejust offer me an opportunity of a lifetime and an option too?” he was verymodest about the question but I responded excitedly with a “YES”. The next few weeks leading to mid-June were the longest ofmy life as I waited for the paper-work to be finalised, I knew I was the newBPM (Business Process Management guy) but I had no choice but to wait. I wasscared, but since then the transition has been nothing but exciting, myconfidence has been boosted by the early intake so the confidence that was putin me by my managers is something that I choose to see as positive rather thanpressure. I do not have as much time as I used to but the long nights are funwhilst you still learning. I’ve worked on a few big deals and it has beeneasier due to the training I had as a graduate. From here I plan to be anexpert in my product (I look at it this way, Oracle is a franchise and I’m afranchisee, so I assume ownership of my product). A lot of trust has been putin me and being goal-driven as I am I would like to return the favour byachieving and possibly over achieving in my first year, ”beginners luck right?” My advice for anyone else entering Oracle what happened tome was through hard-work, goals and self-belief. It’s not a benchmark that Iset but merely an example that it can be done and much as it is a cliché youcan do anything you put your mind to” and be passionate about what you do, itmakes everything easier. If you're interested in becoming one of the #Oracleinternsin South Africa send your CV to mpho.lekeba@oracle.com.

I joined Oracle as an intern for the 2013 graduate intake which started in March. For the first month we had a lot of training to do toget used to the organization, but I made it no secret that I...

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The Festive Season For a Graduate !!! By PhillipYi

As thefestive season approaches, most businesses start to wind down and prepare forshutdown over the Christmas and New Years break. For most employees also, it isa quieter period and look to close off important things before the years endand start to plan for the new year. Whilst thisis the norm for businesses and those that have joined the work force, forstudents that have finished their tertiary education and looking to graduate atyear’s end, it is a time that is both festive and somewhat stressful. Beinginvolved in campus recruitment for Oracle, for the best part of the last 2years across the ANZ, ASEAN and KR region – it is evident that the majority ofthe student population will finish their studies at year’s end, with thegraduation ceremony to follow early in the new year. So, besides having tothink about what Christmas presents to provide to family and loved ones, orwhat New Years Eve’s or travel plans to decide on, students need to also reallystart to know and understand where they would want to work, for whom and doingwhat... This isoften a stressful period but also rewarding – the more and more you try tounderstand your needs and wants, it is also a time of self development andawareness, as it will help to make personal/career goals and aspirations moreclearer. As a graduate, the world is your oyster – the corporate world – thework force is something that is alien but exciting. Whenapplying for graduate jobs and programs, it is important to look at the short,medium and longer term. What you would like to achieve and what you would liketo be doing – what is most important to you; company size, brand, reputation,industry, job title, responsibility, career growth & potential,remuneration and salary packaging, travel, work environment & culture. Yes, allthe above are all equally as important and must be taken into seriousconsideration before applying. However, all that is not important if you do nothave the motivation, drive and desire to succeed and use it to your advantage.All the above can be found and given to you but if you choose to not utiliseand take it all for granted; it will be a wasted exercise and you will be thesame as everyone else.

As the festive season approaches, most businesses start to wind down and prepare for shutdown over the Christmas and New Years break. For most employees also, it isa quieter period and look to close...

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Shaping a more equal technology work force in Turkey

Our colleague Zumray Koc, Senior Recruiter in the Middle Eastand Africa Recruitment Team, is taking part in a very exciting project initiated by theOracle Women leadership group in Turkey. The project focuses on young female students who are getting scholarships from "The Association forSupporting Contemporary Life". This is a non-governmental organisation, aiming to protect Ataturk’s principles& revolutions, to reach contemporary society via contemporary educational programmesand to carry Turkey above the modern civilizationlevel. Their goal is for the contemporary society and individual torespect universal children’s rights, women’s right and human rights and therealisation, protection & development of the democratic, secular &social state of law in a society. The project is an 8 months Mentoring Program that would helpmentees around career, personal and professional development. The mentors are avery heterogeneous group of volunteers within Oracle. Together with ourcolleague Zumray we have the Oracle Turkey Systems Sales Director, Tech GBSales Director, Business Operations Director -CAT & East & West Africa,HR Director, Facilities Senior Manager and Oracle Consulting TechnologyPractice Manager & Senior Principal Technical Account Manager. They aregiving their time and efforts to this beautiful project who they believe willalso benefit from this inspiring experience. As a member of Oracle Recruitment team, Zumray will act as amentor sharing her experiences and knowledge with these young minds that willhelp them to start their careers: Learn how to find a job when they graduate, how to create contacts in businesslife & how to define & develop themselves in their early career life.Shortly, we are aiming to give some advice to these young ladies to preparethemselves for an active business life. Programs like thishave an enormous positive impact in the community, increasing the interest ofyoung female students into technology and shaping a more equal technology workforce. Thank you Zumray for all your hard work on this!

Our colleague Zumray Koc, Senior Recruiter in the Middle East and Africa Recruitment Team, is taking part in a very exciting project initiated by theOracle Women leadership group in Turkey. The...

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What you should NOT DO in an Interview

There is plenty of content available to prepare for aninterview but there are some very basic mistakes which candidates often makeduring job interviews. So we would like to present our own version of “Fivethings NOT TO DO in a telephone interview” At Oracle, we typically do a first telephone interview withcandidates. Telephone interviews are slightly different from a face-to-faceinterview. Yes, you don’t need to worry about what you should wear, instead,you should pay more attention to your communication style. Let’s start with the first mistake: Don’t come prepared. Is this a retail company? A Manufacturer? What does IT mean?It is very likely that the interviewer wants to check your knowledge about thecompany. Some candidates may have checked Oracle’s website before but most ofthem don’t have a clue of what Oracle does, is it a Consulting company…? Tip 1 Review the job description and the company’s website.The more prepared you are, the better you will perform at the interview. Another common mistake is not remembering dates or importantfacts. It is critical that you know your CV, dates, companies,duties, teams. You will be asked about your previous work experience, so beprepared to answer those questions. The interviewer will expect you to providehim/her with an accurate description of your work experience in a structuredway. Tip 2 Review your CV before the interview. When you are doing an interview, you should be focused onthat interview. Don’t answer phone calls (yes, some candidates take anothercall during their telephone interview… And put the interviewer on hold!) Unlessit is an emergency, it should be your priority, or at least you should showthat you are very interested in the role. Don’t be distracted. Tip 3 Don’t take calls. Normally you will be invited to ask questions at the end ofthe interview.  This is as important asanswering questions. Think carefully about what you’d like to know about thecompany or about the position. This is probably much more important than yourealize as this will show, firstly, if you have listened to what theinterviewer has told you during the interview and secondly, if you haveprepared for the interview beforehand. Don’t ask for information that you can find easily in thecompany’s website, don’t ask questions which are irrelevant to you (what’s cardoes the CEO?) and don’t ask inappropriate questions (Salary, holidays,workdays…). These questions will be answered later so don’t ask them duringyour first interview Tip 4 Prepare good questions. And last but not least, don’t lie! It should not benecessary to mention, but yes, this does often happen. If you lie in anysection of your CV (even if you think it is a tiny detail), the interviewerwill question whether the rest is also false. Tip 5 Be honest and tell the truth. We hope you find these tips useful for your nextinterview, good luck!

There is plenty of content available to prepare for an interview but there are some very basic mistakes which candidates often makeduring job interviews. So we would like to present our own version of...

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Workin' it! - From College to Oracle Sales Academy

By Nicole Bonilla, graduate of the very first Oracle Sales Academy: "Figuring out what to do after graduation can be a pretty intimidating task for most college students. As a second-semester senior with student loan payments on the horizon and scarcely a month left until commencement, it was downright terrifying. I first slipped into Oracle’s campus-recruiting information session at Cornell University this past April. With little to no knowledge about what Oracle actually did or how my psychology degree could possibly be considered relevant to a technology company, I decided to see what they had to say, though I didn’t expect much. Four months later, I am so glad that I made that decision. After a streamlined hiring process that took all of one week to complete, I became a member of the Oracle Direct Class of 2013 Sales Academy – a program spearheaded by President Mark Hurd with the intention of breathing new life into the company and allowing Oracle to train its new sales force from scratch. One of 450 college new hires, I was now on the front lines of a revolution to change the way sales is done at one of the most powerful companies in the world. Even now, it’s hard to believe my luck. The Sales Academy training program kicked off in sunny Santa Clara, California on July 8th – my birthday, coincidentally. Following a day of introductions and general housekeeping, all new hires were invited to a special welcome reception, where we were wooed with lobster tails, wine, and a live mariachi band. In addition to being  serenaded by a group of wonderful Mexican musicians, I also had the opportunity to meet some of my new colleagues and introduce myself to a few of the program’s chief organizers. That day set the tone for the rest of the summer.Without my realizing it, the next 8 weeks flew by. I learned all about the red stack, Sandler methodology, and how to navigate the complex web that is Oracle’s self-service intranet. I saw my first San Francisco Giants game with 6 busloads of my colleagues on an Academy-funded excursion. I listened to seasoned experts give lectures on topics ranging from leveraging Social Media to what Oracle’s Cloud strategy is. I spent a whole day volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, participating in fun activities and building a bike for a wonderful, deserving kid.I even had the amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ask Larry Ellison himself for his insight on reaching entrepreneurial success. His words of advice: “Find the error in conventional wisdom. And never give up.” This, in addition to the inspiring stories shared by some of our other key speakers: Joanne Olsen, Sonny Singh, Mark Hurd, and Safra Katz.This program has done an incredible job of preparing me for my new role as a Core Tech sales representative within Oracle Direct. I was sad to bid farewell to the amazing people that I met in Santa Clara over the past 8 weeks, yet also incredibly excited to see the great work that we’re all going to accomplish in our respective hubs. I am settling into Austin, Texas to begin putting everything I’ve learned to good use. I’m ready to work hard, learn fast, and crush my quota.After all, those student loans aren’t going to pay themselves.

By Nicole Bonilla, graduate of the very first Oracle Sales Academy: "Figuring out what to do after graduation can be a pretty intimidating task for most college students. As a second-semester senior...

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What do the participants say about the #Gradstalk in Germany?

On the 5th of November this year, Oracle GraduateRecruitment invited students from the Berlin/Potsdam area to our Customer VisitCentre in the city centre of Berlin. We discussed current IT trends – Globalization, DataExplosion, Rise of Mobility, Social is Business, – to show students andgraduates what kind of challenges and big opportunities we’re facing at themoment and at the same time what they would face when joining Oracle. We also gave them an insight into our Sales organization. Weshowed them negotiation techniques and the different personality types youmight be in contact with when working in Sales – or any other line of businesswithin Oracle. We then opened the floor to questions about current jobopenings, how #lifeatOracle works and their career planning in general. And what did the attendees think? Lutz Welpelo: ‘It was a really good event – taking place ina perfect location. I liked the relaxed atmosphere, not the typical reservedone I’ve been expecting. Altogether, it was well structured, interactive andentertaining.’ Benjamin Hoffmann: ‘I really liked the event – the topicsmentioned were interesting and made a positive impact on my impression ofOracle. I got the chance to speak to two members of the Sales organizationwhich confirmed my intention to apply for a job at Oracle. For me, it has beena successful event – no questions remained unanswered.’

On the 5th of November this year, Oracle Graduate Recruitment invited students from the Berlin/Potsdam area to our Customer Visit Centre in the city centre of Berlin. We discussed current IT trends –...

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World Class Work Environment at Oracle !!! By Manognya reddy

Why choose OracleIndia as your first employer? As a student pursuing engineering from a college of reputein India – you would sooner or later decide on which company you would like towork for. While there are Lakhs of students graduating each year and would loveto work with Oracle, only a couple of thousands actually make it to thecorridors of this awesome company in India!! Each day, students try hard tocheck if Oracle is holding any campus or off-campus drive so that they may trytheir luck to make it to this company. Here are the factorsyou may want to consider Oracle is the Second Largest Software Company in the World. That says a lot! And Oracle India has itsbiggest center in India, second only to the United States of America. OracleIndia boasts of 34000 plus employees! There are opportunities for new graduatesfrom premier institutes to get hired into roles in Development Groups, GlobalBusiness Units, Support as well as Sales. Oracle offers the opportunity tochase your dream with the possibility of role change after proving your caliber. Along with working on the latest and greatest technologies,Oracle offers a plethora of benefits in addition to the handsome compensation... An oceanof learning - Extensive training on Oracle technologies; online courses fromOracle University Mentors and peers assist in on-the-job learning Hired as permanent employee; no probation period No service agreement   Interest-free housing deposit Higher Education assistance Membership to 2 Professional bodies Excellent Medical Insurance Employee-friendly leave policy World-class working environment Indoor and outdoor games facilities; gymfacilities Fun@work Club activities Additional Benefits Oracle operates with a flat hierarchy and has an Open DoorPolicy. Team members can easily approach the management for any assistance thatmay be required. What are you waiting for? For more details, please visit ourwebsite www.campus.oracle.com or lookfor our updates on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CampusAtOracle. Note: not allbenefits mentioned above are applicable to all the hiring LOBs

Why choose Oracle India as your first employer? As a student pursuing engineering from a college of repute in India – you would sooner or later decide on which company you would like towork for. While...

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The inhouse days at Oracle Netherlands - by Arne Stierman

LastWednesday, our student association Asset (Tilburg University) and Oracleorganised an inhouse day. The purpose was to get to know Oracle and beintroduced to what career perspectives you have when you apply for a job atOracle after graduation. In the pastI've heard about Oracle, but not in great detail. That is why I applied to takepart in the inhouse day. Purely out of curiosity. Although the saying goes thatcuriosity killed the cat, it turned out to be quite different. But you'll readthat later on. After we weregreeted by the Oracle representatives in the main lobby we were given a generalpresentation on what Oracle is about. The first thing that stood out, was howdiverse the Oracle product and services portfolio is. To my knowledge Oraclewas a leading database vendor, yet I never gave thought that Oracle would offera full and complete hardware and software stack. Thepresentation that followed told us more about one of Oracle offerings, OracleSales Cloud. The presentation turned out to be a briefing for a salescompetition. The sales competition consisted of a fifteen minute role play withOracle Sales representatives acting as interested prospect and juror. Duringthe role play we were asked to take the role as Oracle representatives andbuild a basis for a long term relationship. Afterwards wewere invited to lunch and a meet and greet with interns currently doing theirinternship with Oracle. Which gave a nice introduction on how Oracle treatsits interns. Continuingwith the program planned for us, we were invited into a conference call withOracle employees in Dublin, whom are part of the Business Development team.This provided us with a clear image of what was expected of people startingtheir career with Oracle. It was great that everyone we spoke to was veryenthusiastic about the training program and the great extent that Oracle takescare of them. After a shorttour of the building, we were invited to a meeting room individually, to takepart in the sales competition. For me the conversation went well, during therole play, I tried to imagine the customers needs and concerns and tried tomitigate them. Suddenly, laughter interrupted the role play. Both the salesreps were amazed how well the conversation went and said that they would liketo send me to one of their clients. This was a huge compliment for me. Althoughthe goal of the conversation was to build a foundation for a long termrelationship, it turned out that I basically was the only person that actuallygot a quote out.  Afterwards Iwas awarded with the First prize, a bottle of champagne and a goblet. I had areally good time at Oracle. As it turned out, my curiosity didn't get me nor acat killed. I would like to thank everyone at Oracle that helped with the organisationof the in house day, we learned a lot about what Oracle has to offer.

Last Wednesday, our student association Asset (Tilburg University) and Oracle organised an inhouse day. The purpose was to get to know Oracle and beintroduced to what career perspectives you have...

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Pushing Your Limits !!!By Phillip Yi

Being akeen enthusiast for sport and exercise, I often find myself in the gym taking alot of much needed down time. The gym for me is a time where I spend trying tofurther develop myself – whether it is to improve fitness, strength orperformance at sport, usually on my own. But more than often I attend the gymon my own, and I find myself limited to how much I can improve or furtherdevelop myself.So how do Iovercome this? How do I increase my strength, how do I learn new exercises? Howdo I improve my performance at sport? Simple – look for a support base, amentor, someone who you can turn to for that extra motivation, those words ofinspiration, someone that can provide you direction and help further developyou.Yes, whilstwe need to learn and develop ourselves as individuals, we often need to look tosomeone else for that extra push, to point you into the right direction, toprovide that support.All of usas individuals in the workplace, must always work on developing ourselves asindividuals but sometimes in order to further improve, to further succeed weneed to look for support from a mentor figure that can drive you and providethat direction.Oracle’senvironment is much like this – we as individuals are constantly working on ourindividuality, further looking to improve and to succeed. And at times, when werequire that extra push, Oracle has an amazing support and mentor network forus, as individuals to reach our goals. With somuch to offer, why not consider a career with Oracle.!!!

Being a keen enthusiast for sport and exercise, I often find myself in the gym taking a lot of much needed down time. The gym for me is a time where I spend trying tofurther develop myself – whether...

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Spotlight on a career path: Paul, Business Development Consultant

I came to work for Oracle in November 2012 as a CustomerIntelligence Representative and since then I was promoted to a BusinessDevelopment Consultant, for Commercial Industries in the UK, based in Dublin. My background wasprimarily in Logistics, working for such companies as Indaver Ireland,Wincanton and P&O. I spent 10 years working in this industry and gainedexperience in negotiating with customers and suppliers in order to meet theneeds of both, monitoring the quality and quantity of goods as well as theefficiency and organisation of the movement and storage of products. I decided to move from my logistics career in 2009 to studyInformation Technology in D.I.T. Thiswas a challenge for me to move my career path; however the lectures at thecollege helped me significantly with the ability to understand how IT can havean effect on how businesses operate. Following on fromcollege I came to work for Oracle. This also presented challenges but the training I received andthe encouragement from management helped me understand that the same businessrules apply no matter what background you come from. I have also learnt thatusing my past experience in working with customers and suppliers in Logisticshas helped me understand how to meet customer’s needs. Oracle has offered me excellent training such as SandlerSales Techniques and John Costigan. I continue to get all the training that Ineed to develop my career. If you’re interested in joining the Business DevelopmentGroup visit http://bit.ly/oracledirectcareers or follow our CareersatOracleFacebook Community!

I came to work for Oracle in November 2012 as a Customer Intelligence Representative and since then I was promoted to a Business Development Consultant, for Commercial Industries in the UK, based in...

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My Experience at Oracle !!! By Ayush Gupta

Hi! My name is Ayush, a Gratuate from BITS Pilani and nowworking and living in Bangalore. I joined Oracle in August 2013 as a SeniorConsultant (SC) and would like to share my experiences over the first couple ofmonths with you.It has been a wonderful journey so far. The last two monthshave been very exciting for me. First ofall I would like to mention that the training program at Oracle that we wentthrough really prepared us well. It matured us and allowed us to go from developingsmall applications in college to big enterprise products. Two months of initialtraining has had a lasting impact for me. I am also really enjoying theknowledge I have gained so far and also learning new things in the form ofproduct training. It's really fun to work here. We are treated like adults andwe are responsible for our own workloads.With that I can't keep from mentioning the fun times we as ateam have in the form of Young Leadership programme in Hotel Fortune Trinitywhich included Luxurious buffet lunch too. Wishing it could happen morefrequently.  Oracle provides one of the best opportunities to learnvarious technologies across different platforms. What I like best about workingat Oracle is the work life balance. With the option of flexible timings, onecan easily enjoy planned evenings with friends or maybe working out at thefitness centre in your building. Be it the birthday celebrations at office orthe day long team outing at a resort, It’s all together a different experience.Overall, you get to take full ownership of your project and they give you afree leash on how you design your enhancements/changes.As one of the largest international companies, Oracle isobviously an expert on exploring the potential and possibility of inexperiencednew hires. We were taught how to make an outstanding team work in a grouptraining session at the first few weeks. From this experience I realized thatperfect cooperation is not about where you come from or what your studybackground is, everyone can find his or her own role to support the team. Eventhough I am not that skilled in technology, my background has significantlyhelped me in learning new technologies in Oracle.My idea and suggestion is: for new joiners, the will tolearn is be more important than what you have learnt before. Colleagues here atOracle are professionals in their field, always friendly and glad to help. Sodon’t worry, all you need to do is just be confident, and have a nice attitude,Oracle will let you fully display your talent. Come and join us, here you can always find a tailor maderole for you!

Hi! My name is Ayush, a Gratuate from BITS Pilani and now working and living in Bangalore. I joined Oracle in August 2013 as a SeniorConsultant (SC) and would like to share my experiences over...

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What do the participants say about the Open Day in South Africa?

On the 26th of September, a group of students who werespecifically selected to attend an Open day at Oracle South Africa, joined usat our offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg. The Conference room was filled withinquisitive minds. What we had in store for them was a detailed presentationabout Oracle which was delivered by Zuko - Cluster Leader: Tech GB SouthAfrica. The student’s many questions were all answered especiallywhen we started addressing the opportunities we have and detailed informationon our Graduate Programme. Our employees then came to talk about theirexperience. This allowed all the students to have an integrated learningexperience. By inviting the students to walk around our Oracle Officesallowed them to see, talk, experience a bit of the culture and ask morequestions. Here is some of the feedback from the attendees: Maxwell Moloi: “The open day truly served its purpose andexceeded expectations in the sense that I got to find out more about Oracle andall the different opportunities it has to offer. The fact that Oracle suppliesa full solution to a customer and not just part of it and how the companymanages to setup professional development for their employees is what enticesme to want to join the rapidly growing team of Oracle.” Nqobile Mabaso: “I found the open day to be quiteinformative and enlightening because coming from a marketing background I couldapply the knowledge I got from varsity to the Company I was able to point outwhat they do as part of their corporate social responsibility (Oracle recentlypartnered with the department of education to build a school), how Oracleemphasizes on relationship building because they know they sell to people andnot companies and how they offer the full stack of solutions which gives them acompetitive advantage over their competitors.” Nondumiso Mvelase: “The Open Day was a wonderful experiencefor me especially because I have never been part of an Open Day before, so itwas absolutely amazing for me. It gave me a good idea of how it is to be partof Oracle. We were served with lovely breakfast and lunch which I enjoyed. Iwish the Open Day went on for a whole week. Seeing and hearing from 2013Graduates, telling us about their experience within Oracle was very inspiringto me. They were encouraging us to work hard if we ever got the opportunitythey had. After hearing this from them I will definitely not take it forgranted.” Itumeleng Moraka: “Before I walked into the Oracle officesall that was in my mind was databases and cloud storage. I was then surroundedby passionate, enthusiastic and welcoming employees. I came across a positiveenergy within the multinational company. I realized that Oracle is not acompany that operates in survival mode. This may sound idealistic, but they operatein a non-traditional way investing more into innovation, they stay focused onwhat matters most about where technology is going and at the same time they arenot losing sight of how their products make a difference in the world.” For more information on how to be part of the OracleGraduate Programme please follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CampusAtOracle

On the 26th of September, a group of students who were specifically selected to attend an Open day at Oracle South Africa, joined usat our offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg. The Conference room...

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Get Across The Table & Share Your Story By Megha Kapil !!!

I am sure many of you are presently sitting across thetable facing an industry expert to prove your mettle. Generally when you think of an interview; firstimage is of someone firing you with questions & you trying to hit all theshots right. We make an interview look like a court room where you are a victim& being prosecuted to apply for job: Why have you applied for this job, whydo you think you are fit for this role, tell me your strengths, tell me yourweaknesses, How, When Where, What..?   Interviewis a process of knowing a candidate & his/her fitment in the system forinterviewer; where as for interviewee its understanding the organization &his/her role. We have made this process of interview synonym to Q&Asession. However, as a matter of fact the best scenario is when an intervieweeinitiates a conversation; which seldom happens. Whydon’t we look at our Interview as a meeting to discover a prospect of lifetime,a process to showcase best of our skills, an opportunity to learn while exchangingmeaningful dialogue with experts from industry?  Weall get inspired when we get to know somebody’s achievements. We like to listento interesting life stories of people which are positive & motivating. Doyou have a story? Everyone does… It’s only about realizing & putting ittogether. Ifyou want to win the game then the only trick is to “Drive the Conversation”. Tellthe interviewer your story; mind you “An Interesting Story”. It’s a non frictional story where you are the“Hero/ Heroine” & you display your strengths to the best. Your story has to be fabricated with hard facts,incidences, experiences & exposures that fits the role you are interestedto be in. Story of your success, that describes your knowledge & awarenessabout the latest trends in industry; solutions which reflect your logicalapproach towards problem solving. Astory which exhibits clarity of your thoughts & ambition; demonstrates your enthusiasm, willingness tolearn & passion. Preparation gives you confidence & genuinepreparation never goes unnoticed. Organizationslook for distinctive individuals; so don’t try to be someone else. Know yourself; be what you are, articulateyour characteristics & craft your Unique Story Right Now!!

I am sure many of you are presently sitting across the table facing an industry expert to prove your mettle. Generally when you think of an interview; firstimage is of someone firing you with questions...

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Lesi, from Graduate Trainee to Territory Manager

It’s the final year, University is now coming to an end. Anew chapter now awaits my arrival. This part of my life is called “Looking fora Job”. With no form of experience whatsoever, getting a job at a well renowned IT company is something that every ITstudent dreams about. CV: √, Applicationform: √, interviews: √. Acceptance Call,“Lesi I’m pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to be part of theOracle Graduate Program for 2012”. Life would never again be the same. Being Part of the Graduate Program Going into the Graduate program, I felt like a baby seeingcandy for the first time. The Program gave me the platform to not only break into the workplace but also to help launch my career. Over the next 3 months, Iwent through various trainings / workshops / events / coaching / mentorshipsessions. Like a constructionworker building a solid foundation for a beautifully designed architecture, aclear path to build my career was set. With training out the way, it was nowtime to start working closely with my team. For the rest of the year, it wasall about selling. Sales, Pipeline, Forecasting and numbers soon became thecommon words in my career. As the saying goes, “once a sales man, always asales man”. There was no turning back now, a career in sales was the newhustle in my life. I worked closely with my mentor & coach (Ibrahim) who was heading upZambia and Malawi. This was to be one of my best moments in the program as Istarted engaging with customers and getting some hands on experience in thefield. By the end of the program all the experience, hard work, training andresources came in handy as I was now ready and fully groomed to be a sales rep. Life after the Graduate Program I’m proud to say that now I’m a Territory Manager, headingup Malawi, selling Technology, Middleware & Applications across allindustries. I’m part of the Transition Cluster Team, a powerful team headed bythe seasoned Senior Director. As a Territory Manager my role is to push forcoverage, to penetrate the market by selling Oracle from end- to- end to allaccounts in Malawi. I now spend my days living out of a suitcase, moving fromhotel to hotel, chasing after business in all areas of Malawi. It’s the life ofa Sales Man and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’m truly fortunate and grateful to have been part of such awonderful graduate program. I owe my Sales career to the graduate program, andI truly hope that the program will continue to develop and to groom new talentamongst the youth of this world. If you're interested in joining the Graduate Program in South Africa keep an eye on our CampusatOracle Facebook Page page to get the latest updates!

It’s the final year, University is now coming to an end. A new chapter now awaits my arrival. This part of my life is called “Looking fora Job”. With no form of experience whatsoever, getting a job at...

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The environment that is uniquely Oracle by Phillip Yi

In the pastmonth, I have been given the exclusive opportunity to hire a Legalgraduate/intern for Oracle’s in-house Legal Counsel based here in North Ryde,Sydney. Whilsttalking to various applicants, I am asked the same, broad question – what arewe looking for? Time andtime I have spoken about targeting the best, or targeting the best fit. I am anadvocate of the latter, hence when approaching this question I answer verysimply – ‘we are looking for the individual, that will fit into the culture andenvironment that is uniquely Oracle’. So, what isthe environment/culture like here at Oracle? What makes Oracle so unique and agreat place to work, especially as a graduate? Much likeour business model, we are forward and innovative thinkers – we are not afraidto try new things, whether it is a success or failure. We are all highlydriven, motivated and successful individuals – Oracle is a firm believer thatin order to be driven, motivated and successful, you need to be surrounded bylike minded people. And last, we are all autonomous and independent, selfstarters – at Oracle you are treated as an adult. We are not in the business ofcontinually micro managing, nor constantly spoon feeding or holding your hand.Oracle has an amazing support, resource and training network – if you needsupport, extra training or resources it is there for your taking. And ofcourse, if you do it on your own accord, you will learn it much quicker. For thosereasons, Oracle is unique in its environment – we ensure and set up everyonefor success. With such a great workingenvironment/culture, why wouldn’t you choose Oracle?

In the past month, I have been given the exclusive opportunity to hire a Legal graduate/intern for Oracle’s in-house Legal Counsel based here in North Ryde, Sydney. Whilsttalking to various applicants,...

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Gradstalk @Oracle Berlin

As we did in 2012, we’re inviting students and graduates tovisit us and get to know more about Oracle and the career opportunities weoffer. This year, we’re welcoming you in the newly inaugurated Oracle CustomerVisit Centre in Berlin. We’ll talk about challenges the IT industry and Oracleare facing at the moment and give you an insight in to our sales techniques.You’ll also be able to network and chat with managers from sales and pre-salesto learn more about possible career paths. Some of our new hires will answeryour questions regarding a successful start at Oracle. Felix and Lisa from theEMEA Graduate Recruitment team will be there to inform you about therecruitment process and to be at your disposal for all other questions youmight have. Read what last years’ attendants said about the event: ‘The event exceeded my expectations. I’ve been to somesimilar events of other companies, with Oracle it has been quite fast and easyto get in contact with managers and learn more about different roles. I likedthe limited number of attendants as in this case you’ve got the possibility toreach out to the manager you’d like to speak to. All of them did a great job!’ ‘Thanks for this event! Everything was very impressing andinteresting. After attending this event, I have got really interested inbecoming part of the team.’ To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/Gradtalks or send yourCV and motivation letter to lisa.x.popp@oracle.com.

As we did in 2012, we’re inviting students and graduates to visit us and get to know more about Oracle and the career opportunities we offer. This year, we’re welcoming you in the newly inaugurated Ora...

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Career Kickoff @ Oracle in Dublin

My name is Martin, originally from Stuttgart, Germany andnow working and living in Dublin. I joined Oracle in February 2013 as aBusiness Development Consultant (BDC) and would like to share my experiencesover the first couple of months with you. New Beginnings As an ‘International Business Management’ graduate withprevious work experience for two global players in the automotive andIT-industry, respectively, I was looking for a good place to start myinternational career. Oracle offered me the opportunity to work abroad in amulticultural environment and to develop my professional skills, so I wasintrigued. During the application process you get a clear picture of Oracle’shuge organization and the wide array of possibilities offered but also what isexpected of you. This might sound a bit overwhelming at first, but support ison the way. Throughout the Foundation Training and on a regular basisthereafter you are provided with the necessary sales techniques, tools andproduct knowledge to help you succeed. The BDC Role My current job is focused on generating demand for Oracle’sHardware (Server + Storage) products in Germany and Switzerland and to find newbusiness opportunities over the phone. On a daily basis I get to talk tohigh-level IT decision makers from various organizations and industries, whichis especially exciting. I coordinate my campaigns and sales initiatives withcolleagues from Sales and Marketing to ensure the best outcome. Over time, yougain a lot more professional knowledge, responsibility and self-confidence,while always being able to rely on the continuous training and support fromcolleagues, coaches and management. Speaking of colleagues, I now work in ONEsingle team with peers from Ireland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, Austria, France,Italy and Venezuela who cover the northern and southern European markets. Life in Dublin Life in Ireland’s capital is nothing short of exciting as ayoung professional. It has a truly young and international population while atthe same time retaining its own character and Irish heritage. Even though it iscomparably small for a European capital and you can easily get around, there’splenty on offer for a wide range of interests. Widely known is the livelycultural and musical scene along with the occasional visit to one of the manyIrish pubs to enjoy the aforementioned. There is a lot to discover in thismodern and vibrant city full of contrasts, but also outside: If permitted by the infamous Irish weather, Dublin is theperfect launching pad for excursions to one of the nearby beaches, the WicklowMountains or for weekend getaways to the Irish Westcoast and Northern Ireland. Personally, for outdoor activities, I like to go for a runin Phoenix Park (one of Europe’s largest city parks and host to concerts &festivals in summer time), improve my golf swing and game on one of the manycourses around Dublin (golf lessons organized by Oraclub, Oracle’s Sports &Social Club) or play football after work with colleagues. In early July we even won the 15th Oracle EMEA FootballTournament in Munich with the Irish Team, beating Spain (Málaga and Madridoffice) in the final. If you’re interested in joining our team or have anyquestions, you can visit our campus website or reach out tofelix.wehmeyer-at-oracle.com.

My name is Martin, originally from Stuttgart, Germany and now working and living in Dublin. I joined Oracle in February 2013 as aBusiness Development Consultant (BDC) and would like to share...

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Tips to Become Employable By Mrinal Das !!!

From my little experience in the field of recruitment andmore precisely university hiring for technology (IT) companies, I see a hugegap between the industry needs and the syllabus or curriculum that are taughtin colleges. Due to the rapidly changing dynamics facing the 21stcentury and increasing competition day by day globally industry demands readyto deploy resources or expect minimal training requirement for the new hires tobecome productive and start contributing to the job. While I understand thefact that for a country like India with 1.25 billion population and so muchcomplex diversity, it may be difficult for the education systems to catch upwith the industry and do short periodical revision on curriculum. However,there are certain key skills that can be taught and practiced while you arestill in campus and become employable. Key Employability Skills Technology Skills - All that youneed to know to clear any technical interview with any software companyresiding in any corner of the world are – Programming (C/C++/Java), DataStructure, and OS Problem Solving Skills - whichcontribute to productive outcomes of any given problem Communication Skills- whichcontribute to productive and harmonious relations between various stakeholders Teamwork skills - which contributeto productive working relationships and outcomes Initiative and Enterprise skills -which contribute to innovative outcomes Planning and Organizing skills -which contribute to long-term and short-term strategic planning Self-Management skills - whichcontribute to employee satisfaction and growth Learning skills - which contributeto ongoing improvement and expansion in employee and company operations andoutcomes. TIPS TO BECOME EMPLOYABLE WHILE YOU ARE STILL IN CAMPUS! SetSMART Goal - Goals must be SMART (Specific, measurable, achievable, realisticand Time bound) Dream about your Goal everyday! ImproveWritten and Oral COMMUNICATION - Read English newspapers daily, Talk in Englishto your classmates and to your faculty (don’t bother about your grammar andfluency), Watch quiz, news and informative programs in English media. Alsowatch how great people have become great! PARTICIPATEin Extracurricular activities, technical and management fests - Justparticipate , don’t bother about the results AskFEEDBACK - Give & get Feedback about your performance and your personalityfrom your peer group .Take Criticisms as a chance to improve. Ask for feedbackimmediately after any performance lest they may forget. Put in additionalefforts to correct your mistakes STOPCOMPLAINING - Stop Complaining about the external factors and Count yourBlessings. This will help you develop a positive attitude (instead startanalyzing your internal factors- your capabilities , your weakness etc) YOUARE UNIQUE - Do Not compare yourself with anybody else in the world! YOU AREUNIQUE and You have to develop a unique identity of your Own Havea MENTOR - Have a mentor who will guide you in difficult times and alsomotivate you in all aspects of your career and life (The difference between arole model and a mentor is that you aspire to be like your role model , andyour mentor helps you in the process UsePositive SELF AFFIRMATION - Use Positive self affirmation statements like “Yes,I Can Do it!”, “I am confident “,” I will be Successful”. Shed all negativethoughts and egos. Ignore unproductive negative comments and criticisms.Positive criticism gives you the platform for improvement whereas negativecriticism pulls your legs down so that you will fall!

From my little experience in the field of recruitment and more precisely university hiring for technology (IT) companies, I see a hugegap between the industry needs and the syllabus or curriculum...

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What do the participants say about Oracle Summer School?

Oracle Summer School was definitely a fantastic experiencefor both participants and organizers and also a great way to close the summerseason. Oracle is organising every year a Summer School, for Romanianstudents and graduates of IT&Business Universities to learn about the corporate environment and the various career opportunities. Our goal is to providethem with the core knowledge they need for starting a career in a multinationalcompany. Oracle Summer School lasts for 1 month and includes businesspresentations, meetings with Oracle specialists, soft skills trainings and a mentorship programme. Here is what a few of this year’s participants had to say … Andreea Sia: Oracle Summer School is an extraordinary experience thatinvolves making contact with many people but in contrast, awakes an insight.Oracle Summer School challenges you to actively participate in your learningprocess and discover that what you love can become what you do. Informationgained during the program is dense and challenges are there every step of theway. Catalin Sandu: For me Oracle Summer School was a great learning experiencewhich exceeded my expectations. I met wonderful people and got a better insighton working in a big company. It was great to interact with employees and findout directly from them what they do and ask questions. The training's on softskills were well thought and I enjoyed the passion with which the trainersspoke. Vlad Visan: Astonishment is the word that best describes Summer School.You will meet here technologies and also people who will take your breath away.Live an experience that will change your way of thinking and raise yourstandards. Andreea Tudor: Oracle Summer School was MORE than expected! We had theopportunity to meet wonderful people who gave us tips and tricks for our futurecareers. They shared knowledge and experiences to motivate and encourage us intaking the best decisions in our professional lives. Beside this, all theactivities and workshops helped us in better shaping our values and strengths.It’s the perfect summer activity for ambitious and smart students andgraduates! Oracle Summer School is the programme we’ve created forRomanian students and graduates of IT&Business Universities to learn about the corporate environment and the various career opportunities. Our goal is toprovide them with the core knowledge they need for starting a career in acorporation like Oracle. The Summer Schools lasts for 1 month and includesbusiness presentations, meetings with Oracle specialists, soft skills trainingsand a mentorship programme. Are you interested in joining Oracle Summer School 2014?Keep an eye on our blog for future updates. We’re now organising the next events for students andgraduates in Romania aiming to help them find the right career path and the jobthey’ve dreamed about at Oracle.

Oracle Summer School was definitely a fantastic experience for both participants and organizers and also a great way to close the summerseason. Oracle is organising every year a Summer School,...

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“Best, or Best fit” By Phillip Yi

 As theregular season for Rugby League in Australia draws nearer to a close, clubs arepoised with a very important question – have we got the right talent to becompetitive for the next season? As transferwindows open, players and managers are approached by rival club recruiters andscouts to lure them into their team. So, what recruitment strategies do coachesand clubs utilise in an attempt to further their strength for next season? Wefrequently find examples where teams would just target the ‘cream of the crop’,the ‘best of the best’ but is this the right approach? Often clubs will pay extremely high transferfees coupled with ludicrous salaries to top players to lure them – however,more than often the introduction of new players sometimes doesn’t go asplanned. Especially in team sports, where you need to rely heavily on how theteam plays as a team – drawing on their individual talents to complement eachother, where everyone is accountable for each other, a team full of people thatlead by example – rather than a team of individual super stars, who want to bea hero every match. The teamsthat consistently perform well and win titles are those that have recruitedwell – understanding exactly what profile of player they require and whom willfit well into their culture. Can campusrecruitment take a page out of rugby league and follow suit? Do we target thebest of the best, with the highest marks and grades but disregard whether ornot they are the right fit for your organisation? Each organisation, much likerugby clubs have a culture that is unique to them. Yes, marks and grades areimportant but we must place a higher emphasis on cultural and environmentalsuitability.

 As the regular season for Rugby League in Australia draws nearer to a close, clubs are poised with a very important question – have we got the right talent to be competitive for the next season? As...

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Myself & GFIC Recruitment by Karthik SV

Oracle… Oracle… Oracle…!!! I got a call from Oracle. Who wouldn’t be interested to join such a big organization? I told a big YES as soon as the Oracle Recruiter asked me if I would accept this role. The interview process went well; the expectations of the role with clarity were set to me. I got through… So what next??? I am the Campus Recruiter for Oracle’s Global Finance Teams . It sounds so great isn’t it? New Role, New People, New Challenges and I was all ready to take it.What is my Role???We hire fresh graduates (BA, B.Sc, B.Com & MBA) from all colleges/Universities, which means we give opportunities to all the graduates who would want to work in a global organization. I would again want to shout and say that “We Hire fresh Graduates from ALL the colleges”. What exciting news to all the fresh graduates who would want to kick start their career with an organization which has more than a Lakh great minds.That’s not the end of my role guys…. We hire language experts, you heard it right!!! Are you asking me what languages do we hire??? Too many languages… I will certainly reveal the list. Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Slovenian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Finnish, Greek, Slovak.What is the Source to hire these Languages experts??? A very challenging task and I would love to take challengesJ there are a handful of Language Universities, specific language institutes, Embassies and networking. There is also a lot of competition in the market to hire these language experts. Though there is a scarcity in the market we do not compromise on the quality of our hiring. Graduate hiring program in Oracle is a different ball-game altogether as you will have to play with mass numbers and at the same time keeping a tab on excellent quality of hiring to ensure that our hires are happy in the organization and their interests are in-line with Oracle’s goal.GFIC is a process driven function which will enable the other groups in Oracle to run their business smoothly. People in GFIC are responsible for our backend operations with respect to finance and other orders from our sales executives & our customers. People here in GFIC work round the clock just to make sure that the support is fully extended to the customers and keep them happy whenever it is required and to run the business successfully.Finally what I would like to say is… recruitment in GFIC is serious fun and helps a lot of graduates who would want to work in an open and transparent environment. I would want to proudly say that all my hires are really happy and very much satisfied with the kind of work that they are doing and the exposure that they are getting in Oracle. This is the right place for somebody who wants to achieve their professional and personals goals. Recruitment elsewhere is just finding a job, In Oracle it’s all about finding long lasting career who wants to go-up in the professional ladder!!! One last note: If you are interested in a graduate finance or language role in Oracle India, please feel free to email me at karthik.sv@oracle.com

Oracle… Oracle… Oracle…!!! I got a call from Oracle. Who wouldn’t be interested to join such a big organization? I told a big YES as soon as the Oracle Recruiter asked me if I would accept this role....