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Who is Zohdi Rizvi, know more about me… 

I am Zohdi, grown up in the city Allahabad. Since childhood I have an altogether kind of curiosity and creativity in myself as my parents told me, that none of toys remained toys when they came in my hand, as I used to break them, open and screw all their internal parts, re-assemble them and give them a new functional life. I was never a topper at my college, but I had echoed the strength of my intellectual capabilities at different junctures of life. I still remember the days when I was of teenage, during 5th standard, I led my college cricket team on playground, imitating favorite cricket stars on the ground. There too I used to come up with strategies and won the matches through careful planning and execution of my experience.

I am a keen observer, I love hair-splitting, getting to the depth/or core of issue and finding the underlying hidden reason behind any problem. This might be due to the fact that I was born in September, as famous Astrologer Linda Goodman proclaims that these traits are common in any Virgo guy/gal. I took my studies like a venture, have a specific ambitious goals in my mind to execute. At the age of 18, when I graduated from A level or intermediate or 10+2, I took one year explaining to my heart whether can I be a doctor for the world who could save a life? But luckily I found that being a doctor I could save only less life but being a business leader I would not only save life but can also give those lives a pertinent hope for advancement and growth in both their personal and professional life. With this aim in mind, I pursued bachelors in business management (a 3 years graduation program of Integral University Lucknow). During the course, I found several subjects that touched my interest. The interesting point was that I was naive to both computers and management. Till 10+2 I have no prior acquaintance with computers or management because of the fact that I was a student from science background dissecting frogs and finding the xylem and phloem of Angiosperm plants.

I took good amount of interest in subjects that my graduation course had offered at that time and came up with 3rd rank all over university securing a certificate of honor and a monetary prize from the university. I got the pulse of my life back with that hint of success and I continued the caravan of my hope further and set many other records for myself. Eventually I realized that I was being seduced heavily by computers and its internal applications. They used to come up in my dream, secretly romancing with me, hinting me to come on date with them and discover the beauty in them. I took this fancy dream of dating with the fairies of binary world and wander in that world. The beauty hidden in that world is beyond my dictionary of words but what I can say is that I felt as If they were the most honest, caring and gentle touch of my life.

I graduated with strong concentration in e-business, the world that has opened many possibilities for me. Also at that time the world of e-business was a very nascent concept for others but what I felt at that time has come true today, and the fact is before you that e-world is now dominating most of our life. There is plethora of opportunities around us both in business life and personal to extract from this e-world.

Having graduated from bachelors, I had the feeling that I can be the next leader of my own world. The world where people would treat me as a messiah, the guiding force or an inspirational personality that has the remotest vision of the pioneering revolution in the industry and to further to compliment this dream, I moved my caravan into the arena Master of Business Administration..There too I witnessed many odds and even of life, struggled but got foothold on my mission path and now this is the day when I am at a distance of few months (in January 2011) when I would be feeling proud to be certified as "Master in Business Administration"

This I wrote for an interviewer who is asking me to define who am I? I guess now he/she knows about me and possibly I could be the next hope for his/ her company…isn't? :-)

Stay blessed and Stay happy…!

Thank you

Zohdi Rizvi

MBA in Marketing and e-business

(http://www.linkedin.com/in/zohdirizvi)

Ahmedabad

Sharp at 1:06 PM

December 19th, 2010

My Text CV for your kind perusal

ZOHDI RIZVI

E-Mail: zohdi.rizvi@gmail.com; zohdi.rizvi@talentsin.com; http://www.linkedin.com/in/zohdirizvi ; http://www.talentsin.com/zohdirizvi

Seeking a Strategic role that gives an Entrepreneur a liberty to brand and market ideas into profitable product(s) or Ventures

Location Preference: (India, UK, US, Gulf and Europe)

~ PROFESSIONAL SNAPSHOT ~

tMBA in Marketing from IBS, Ahmadabad.

tA hard working professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

tExceptional expertise in areas like: Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics, Conversion Optimization, E-Commerce, etc.

tCompetent in creating buzz about the company or its product by leveraging web 2.0 social media marketing tools.

tSEO Certified, Inbound Marketing Certified from Inbound Marketing University.

tReceived A Grade for being an extra ordinary student during Summer Internship training at Kitaab Market.

tAn enthusiastic team player with keen interest in learning new things.

tReady to work in a multicultural environment with good analytical ability.

~ OCCUPATIONAL SCAN ~

Sep’11 – Current: TalentsIn (Webisnext HR Services Pvt. Ltd), Allahabad

Founder & CEO TalentsIn is a brainchild of myself, after figuring out the disconnects in the hiring industry and the available solutions. The worth of Talents is continuously undermined, despite the fact it is Talent that makes or breaks the destiny of any venture. Hence after doing a solid research, I envisioned the platform TalentsIn from zero resources and turned it into a venture that has the capability to change the dynamics and trends of game. The product is positioned as Challenger to Market Leader and will be continuously innovated with new versions, based on feedback and learnings. TalentsIn aspire to bring millions of great Talents (Students, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Employers etc) on one common platform to connect like-minded professionals and bargain great opportunities

TalentsIn is an initiative of Students, who have taken the resolution to bring Professional Prosperity in the lives of Professionals and do every possible thing to bring Talents in Limelight.

Visit TalentsIn to build & expose your Social Talent Equity and become the next big thing of your Industry!:

Highlights

¨Spotted the opportunity and turned a revolutionary idea into a concept

¨Built the product from zero resources and scaled it into platform, currently in buzz

¨Built an engaging Facebook Fanbase of more than 2500 over a period of six months

¨End-to-End Engineering of website, total designing of UI/UX

¨Building a stellar Marketing Plan, with maximum focus on Inbound Marketing to generate buzz, lead and sales

¨Testing the live MVP (Minimal Viable Product) to built the next big revolution in the Hiring Industry

¨Raising the funds, building the team and managing the enterprise, with great Leadership acumen

Note: The platform is still in development and the successive version would be released as per the Market Response and Strategy.

Sep’09 – August’11: Kitaab Market, Ahmadabad. (Incubated by IBS Ahmadabad)

Entrepreneur, Founder and Online Marketing Head

Highlights

¨Strategic Planning and Direction.

¨Segmentation, Positioning and targeting users using Internet Marketing and Resources.

¨Product Pricing and Branding; Search Engine Optimization.

¨Website designing and programming; value creation and delivery.

¨Web-Analytics and understanding the consumer behavior on website using Google Analytics.

¨Testing and Improving User Experience using Google Website Optimizer.

¨Social Media Marketing about the company and its products.

~ Online Snapshots and Achievements ~

¨Yourstory.in speaks about TalentsIn here and PeopleMatters.in shares the insights of TalentsIn CEO – Zohdi Rizvi on Social Media in Talent Acquisition in Mar’12 Cover Story here.

¨Times of India(Ahmedabad Mirror) captured Team Kitaab Market on 15th March: http://bit.ly/TOI-Interview

¨ETV Gujarati interviewed Team Kitaab Market: http://bit.ly/ETV-Gujarati-Interview

¨SEO Presentation at Shanti Business School, Ahmedabad: http://slidesha.re/SEO-SBS

¨Presentation for Lumium Consultancy on how it can extract from Internet Marketing:http://slidesha.re/inbound-strategy-for-lumium

¨Guest Blog published on Mastergoogle: http://bit.ly/landing-page-optimization

~ EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS ~

tMBA in Marketing from IBS Ahmadabad. Scored 6.88/10 CGPA.

tBBA in E-Business from Integral University in 2009. Scored 76.56%.

t10 +2 (PCB) from Anglo Bengali Intermediate College. Scored 55%

t10th (Science) from Bishop George School & College. Scored 64.4%

~ SUMMER INTERNSHIP TRAINING ~

tTITLE                    : Establishment and Growth of Kitaabmarket.Com.

Organization          : Kitaab Market, Ahmadabad.

Duration                :14 weeks.

Description            : Learned and created first ever India’s first and second hand online bookstore. The

 Whole project aimed at providing affordable education alternatives to needy people.

~ PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN ~

tTITLE                    : The Role of Electronic Media in Enhancing the Education Sector.

Organization          : UPTEC Computer Consultancy, Allahabad.

Duration                : 3 months.

Description            : A Research cum Dissertation project was undertaken during graduation (BBA) at the

 local city Allahabad to understand the penetration of electronic media and how much

  it has enhanced the education sector.

~ ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS ~

tAwarded with Pinnacle Gold Award for displaying outstanding Organizing Skills in 2009-10 byIBS Ahmadabad.

tActively participated in several co-curricular activities in the academic year 2009-2010 at IBS, Ahmadabad.

tReceived 3000 INR and Certificate for being an extraordinary student in the first year of graduation at UPTEC Computer Consultancy, Allahabad.

t3rd Position holder in Seminar Competition held at UPTEC Computer Consultancy, Allahabad in 2007.

tAchieved 97% score during BBA training at UPTEC Computer Consultancy, Allahabad in 2009.

tReceived an ‘A’ grade for Management Research Project by IBS Ahmadabad.

~ IT FORTE ~

tDOEACC OLevel, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Visual Basic, MySQL, XHTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, MS Office, Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.

tWindows 9X/2000/XP, Linux (Ubuntu).

~ PERSONAL DOSSIER ~

Date of Birth                            : 8th Sep’1987.

Nationality                              : Indian.

Passport Status                      : Permanent, H2595541.

Marital Status                          : Single.   

Languages Known                  : English, Hindi, Urdu (R/W/S) and Arabic (Read Only).       

Permanent Address                : K.M - 79, JK Ashiyana, Kareli, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh – 211016.

Summary

- MBA in Marketing from IBS, Ahmadabad.

- A hard working professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Well versed in designing web sites and programming; ready to take up challenges.

- Exceptional expertise in areas like: Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics, Conversion   Optimization, E-Commerce, etc.

- Competent in creating buzz about the company or its product by leveraging web 2.0 social media marketing      tools.

- SEO Certified, Inbound Marketing Certified from Inbound Marketing University.

- Received A Grade for being an extra ordinary student during Summer Internship training at Kitaab Market.

- An enthusiastic team player with keen interest in learning new things.

- Sound knowledge of MySQL, XHTML, PHP, CSS, Linux, JavaScript, etc.

- Ready to work in a multicultural environment with good analytical ability.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Founder & CEO

TalentsIn

TalentsIn is a brainchild of myself, after figuring out the disconnects in the hiring industry and the available solutions. The worth of Talents is continuously undermined, despite the fact it is Talent that makes or breaks the destiny of any venture. Hence after doing a solid research, I envisioned the platform TalentsIn from zero resources and turned it into a venture that has the capability to change the dynamics and trends of game. The product is positioned as Challenger to Market Leader and will be continuously innovated with new versions, based on feedback and learnings. TalentsIn aspire to bring millions of great Talents (Students, Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Employers etc) on one common platform to connect like-minded professionals and bargain great opportunities

TalentsIn is an initiative of Students, who have taken the resolution to bring Professional Prosperity in the lives of Professionals and do every possible thing to bring Talents in Limelight.

Visit TalentsIn to build & expose your Social Talent Equity and become the next big thing of your Industry!:

Highlights

¨Spotted the opportunity and turned a revolutionary idea into a concept

¨Built the product from zero resources and scaled it into platform, currently in buzz

¨Built an engaging Facebook Fanbase of more than 2500 over a period of six months

¨End-to-End Engineering of website, total designing of UI/UX

¨Building a stellar Marketing Plan, with maximum focus on Inbound Marketing to generate buzz, lead and sales

¨Testing the live MVP (Minimal Viable Product) to built the next big revolution in the Hiring Industry

¨Raising the funds, building the team and managing the enterprise, with great Leadership acumen

Note: The platform is still in development and the successive version would be released as per the Market Response and Strategy.

Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

Founder & Online Marketing Head

Kitaab Market

¨Strategic Planning and Direction.

¨Segmentation, Positioning and targeting users using Internet Marketing and Resources.

¨Product Pricing and Branding; Search Engine Optimization.

¨Website designing and programming; value creation and delivery.

¨Web-Analytics and understanding the consumer behavior on website using Google Analytics.

¨Testing and Improving User Experience using Google Website Optimizer.

¨Social Media Marketing about the company and its products.

Education

Education
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011

MBA

IBS Ahmedabad

Skills

Skills

Google Analytics

Email Marketing

SEO

Social Media Marketing

Certifications

Certifications

SEO Certified

seocertification.org

Inbound Marketing Certified

Inbound Marketing University