With rapid advance
in technology, the scope for audiologists has gone up manifold,
writes Girja Shankar Kaura
is just 18 months old, but unlike other children her age, she is a
special child. Born profoundly deaf in both ears, her shortcoming
was detected by her parents when she was six months’ old. But they
did not lose heart and met an audiologist, who concluded, after
several tests, that the child’s hearing could be fully restored
with a cochlear implant.
Sir, you only told me, “Make yourself comfortable in office.”
Frauds and fake CVs:
Employers turn to screening firms
V. Kumara Swamy
WITH call centre
frauds and the issue of fake CVs hitting headlines and companies
trying to stay ahead of their prospective employees’ street
smartness, it is the background screening companies which are
rubbing their hands in glee.
for students headed to UK
FOR those who have
received an offer of admission from an institution in the UK and are
preparing to leave for the country soon, the British Council is
holding the annual pre-departure briefing on July 22.
Working on a vacation
not the best policy
ARE you running off to
the beach this year? Is your car packed with beach umbrellas, rusty
beach chairs, a BlackBerry, laptop and several cellphones? Are you
taking just one week instead of your allotted two? Then I guess
you're all set.
Fresh out of college?
Take help for job
Welcome to the world
of work, new graduates. Sure, you probably had a few internships.
Maybe a campus job for a little extra cash. But what do you really
know about the workplace? You’ll spend more time in this place
than in any other, in an environment you rarely have control over,
around people you didn’t choose but need.
work a stepping stone to success
what you want to do or what you want to be is the first step in making a
success of your job and also your life. The beginning of making the life
you aim at is deciding what you eventually want to be. A beginning of
any journey deciding first and foremost where you want to go.
telecom giants to offshore more jobs to India
telecom giants Telstra and Optus are both eyeing offshoring jobs to
India as part of cost-cutting measures in the face of a slow growth
rate. More jobs in Australia’s USD 33 billion-a-year
telecommunications sector are likely to shift to India, as Telstra is
understood to be considering a major deal with India’s Wipro, a
television channel said recently.
The job of a lexicographer
involves a lot of research
Mary Ellen Slayter
McKean, 34, has wanted to be a lexicographer since she was 8
years old—long before most of us even figure out what the word means.
Lexicographers create dictionaries. It involves more than just writing
entries for specific words.
times for lawyers
Canada outsourcing legal work
the footsteps of call centres, data processing and accounting firms,
lawyers in Canada have begun outsourcing legal work to India. By
offshoring work to India, Canadian lawyers can pay substantially less
per hour and enjoy faster turnaround time than they would be paying
junior lawyers in the country, said a report by Can West News Service in
yourself for a career in personal care
popularity of Guru Ramdev’s yoga programme is an indication of the
growing demand for health and fitness activities. Doing workouts.
Sweating it out on the tennis court or the golf course. This is the
mantra of the modern generation.
Q Where can I learn mushroom
cultivation? Does it have good scope?
— Gaurav Chandel
A Did you know
that of the 1,000-1,400 species of mushrooms growing in India (and
2000 in the world), as many as 300-odd species are edible? There is
huge demand for mushrooms in western countries like Israel, US &
Europe. Indian production is set to reach 6 lakh tonnes by 2020.