Wednesday, November 24, 2004

by Sandeep Joshi

No need to worry. We are just checking your reaction under stress.

Find a foothold in facilities management
The boom in construction activity across the country and need for high-quality support services like security, housekeeping, equipment repair and bill payment in plush housing enclaves has opened more doors for the new breed of facilities managers, writes Manoj Kumar.

‘Construction boom means more jobs for facilities managers’
Vatika Group is one of the leading groups in real estate and hospitality that is developing super premium condominiums-Sovereign Apartments in Gurgaon. Its General Manager, Facilities, Gurgaon, U.C. Srivastava, says this field has tremendous job prospects for "dedicated, hardworking and competent youth."

Innovative ideas to dress up your resume
R.K. Manuja
'resume' is like your preliminary interview, in absentia. Here you and your interviewer are not facing each other. Your 'resume ' therefore, needs to be as impressive as possible so that after going through it one may not be able to resist the temptation of inviting you for an interview. Giving a new format to your resume has become all the more essential in this age of tough competition in every walk of life.

Job jumping

Often entrenched in our thinking is the belief that career planning is logical, linear, and indeed planned. People who are reluctant to answer questions like "What do you want to do?" are often described as undecided or indecisive. Most of us today find ourselves endlessly wrestling with complex questions about our role in an increasingly complicated workplace. And even the most confident ones amongst us find ourselves wanting to make mid-career changes.

Sail into a future on the seas

I wish to join as a Matric Entry Recruit in the Indian Navy. Can you please tell me something about the eligibility requirements?
The eligibility for Matric Entry Recruit (MER) in the Indian Navy is matriculation or equivalent with Science and Maths (55 per cent agg) or plus two with Physics and Maths (50 per cent agg) for general category candidates.

The toughest day in my career
"On January 21 this year, the new building of our library was to be inaugurated. The top brass-the Chief ministers and Governors of Punjab and Haryana, the Deputy Director-General of British Council, etc — were among those invited for the function. Early that morning, my Deputy Manager, who was to coordinate all the arrangements, met with an accident.