cocky, casual & cool
An interview isnít a
challenge only for job aspirants. It can test the patience of the
interviewer too, writes A.J. Philip
old are you?" I asked a candidate who appeared too old to be
considered for the job in question. Without batting an eyelid, he said,
"I am 66 but if I dye my beard, I will be 50. In any case, my heart
is 45." I gave him full marks for his confidence, though I kept
wondering whether I should treat his age as 45, 50 or 66. He could not
be faulted for not giving me an option. The purpose of an interview is
not to test the knowledge of the candidate. A look at his certificates
and the written test results, if any, would serve the purpose. An
interview is basically to assess the candidateís personality, his
attitude to life and his aptitude for doing the job on offer.
We have hired this man with multi-tasking ability to meet the staff shortage in December.
co-workers and corporate culture
Melissa Thomas was about to
talk to me about life in cube-land. But the cell connection was cut off
between the elevator and the sidewalk outside her office. You
see, she was trying to escape her office, where her co-workers can hear
everything she says.
work chronology in resume
Felicia Barlow has several
years of experience as a freelance producer of film and video projects.
She would like to make the jump from freelance to full-time producer and
hopes she can use her varied professional background to her advantage.
Biotechnology is one of the
fast growing sectors in India as well the world. This emerging field of
biological sciences is going to take a leap forward in the next five
years. The importance of biotechnology in India was recognised after the
establishment of the National Biotechnological Board in 1982.
Try hall hockey
When Donny Allison arrives for
work each morning, he takes the first hour to check e-mails and voice
mails and to plan his day ó and his boss knows not to talk to him
until after 10 am. When he goes
home at night, Allison always takes about 30 minutes to unwind before
jumping into family life.
Note the quote
for sportswear design
Q I am a student of fashion design. I am
thinking of picking up sportswear design as an elective. Is it a good