Tuesday, July 6, 2004


Job hunting, the cyber way

Shveta Pathak
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COUTING for a dream job? Muttering silent prayers, hoping to wrangle the best deal with a six-figure salary and a duplex apartment thrown in? Or are you just keeping your fingers crossed, till they ache and the knuckles show, fervently hoping for headhunters to amble along and roll the red carpet for you? Well, this need not remain just a pipedream.


SMART SKILLS 
Equip yourself to get a good job
by Usha Albuquerque
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ODAY, the job market has exploded with hundreds of new jobs being created every day, while there are also many that are fading away. The unprecedented era of technology has transformed the job market rapidly, remaking virtually every aspect of the way we work and the way we live. Fifty years ago, machines ruled only the industrial sector, but today the impact of the computer chip magnifies the power of the human mind and intellect.

CAREERCATURE
by Sandeep Joshi

 CAREERCATURE
When I said ‘bring new faces’ I did not mean this.

BITS AND BYTES
Job fair for air hostesses a big draw
New Delhi:
The Air Hostess Academy’s three-day ‘ Big Leap Job Fair’, held in the Capital recently, was a big draw. The fair was organised to provide on-the-spot jobs to candidates in different airlines, hotels and other service industries.

STEPS TO SUCCESS
"Commitment is the watchword"
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UNITA NARAIN, the Director of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), hogged news space in August last after the centre reported high level of pesticide residue in 12 brands of cold drinks.

OFFBEAT OPTIONS
A window of opportunity
Window dressing is fast coming up as a lucrative career choice for those who wish to be self-employed. The new breed of visual merchandisers are much in demand in shopping plazas, fashion boutiques, emporia and at exhibitions. Even five-star hotels hire these professionals to decorate their lobbies and French windows during festival time, writes Manish Kumar Singal

Fashion your future behind the lens
Fat salaries, foreign jaunts, the opportunity to scale dizzying heights and rub shoulders with the bold and beautiful. All these make fashion photography one of the most sought-after professions. But there's more to it than just clicking pretty faces.

IN FOCUS
Step on the gas
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HE University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehra Dun, the only one of its kind in India, offers petroleum-related postgraduate and undergraduate courses. The university also trains professionals in the fields of other conventional and non-conventional energy sources — solar, wind and tidal energy.

CAREER HOTLINE

  • Beat the big B-school bias

  • The PR reality

  • Openings in forestry

  • Caring for children

  • Nurse the desire to serve

TITLE TRACK
Do What You Don’t Want to Do
by Barbara Warren and Angelina Drake
THIS self-help manual is meant for the quintessential procrastinator-a person who does not do what needs to be done. Broadly divided into three sections, the first part, "Who You Are' outlines the personality traits of procrastinators and examines the causes for this attitudinal problem.

  • The Golden Path to Business Success

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