Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Face Ground reality
Seismology is a multi-disciplinary subject that holds immense scope for earth scientists and professionals from the fields of computers, physics, electronics, telecom and civil engineering.
Sandeep Manudhane
Sudden, and sometimes, catastrophic movements on the earth’s surface generally result from the release of elastic strain energy that radiates seismic waves. Earthquakes typically result from the movement of faults, planar zones of deformation within the earth’s upper crust. Seismology (derived from the Greek word ‘seismos’ meaning “earthquake” and ‘logos’ meaning “word”) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the movement of waves through the earth.

India Inc will have tough time retaining staff: study
Financial service sector foots highest wage bill, followed by IT and media
Manoj Kumar
t costs more to hire and retain talent and the trend is likely to catch up as employee aspirations, coupled with expansion of the economy, exert further pressure on corporate wage bills in the next few years, an ASSOCHAM Eco Pulse (AEP) Study has indicated.

Sandeep Joshi

Your resume is convincing, but why do you want to change your job profile?

Bits & bytes
TCS to recruit over 30,000 engg graduates
Tata Consultancy Services would this year recruit over 30,000 engineering graduates worldwide, a senior company official has said. Delivering the 20th convocation address at Shanmugha Arts and Science Technology and Research Academy(SASTRA) in Thanjavur recently, TCS’ Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, S. Ramadurai said of the 30,000 odd new recruitments, most of them would be from India. He appealed to Indian engineering graduates to continuously improve their software skills, language skills and multi-disciplinary know-how to stay ahead of others.

33,000 more lawyers needed to tap LPO potential in USA
Indian law firms can earn up to $ 4.7 billion in revenues by 2011 by tapping the massive $ 25 billion US legal offshoring business, a new study conducted by Crisil has said.
he Indian Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) industry can target two big segments of US legal sector - the mid-sized private law firms and US corporations, Crisil Research and Information Services Ltd said in its report recently.

Retaining Gen Y the main challenge for employers
Michelle Keller
OR graduating college seniors, the job market is, well, awesome: Hiring is up sharply and corporate competition for the Class of 2006 is hot. But for employers, the real challenge isn’t getting the freshly minted grads to sign on. It’s getting them to stay.

‘Skilled manpower can make India frontrunner in KPO’ 
ndia is likely to capture around 15 per cent of the over $ 54 billion Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) industry worldwide by 2010 from 5 per cent now, the Ministry of Communication and IT has said.

Pretence doesn’t pay in an interview
I.M. Soni
ne mistake young aspirants for jobs commit is that they assume a role at the cost of their original self. Some ape their role models. They expose themselves, become vulnerable, and get rejected. Employers look out for genuines, not fakes.

Title track
Challenges that sales personnel face
alesman, the word conjures up images of an intruder, trying to sell unwanted goods. Probably the most abused and disrespected person in India, yet experts say he is the real cutting edge of any marketing success.

When bosses fight, you might get hurt
Amy Joyce
Say you’ve got a boss you really like and admire. She gets things done, helps your ideas rise to the top, is easy to talk to and listens to your proposals. Great for you, right? Then say this boss does not get along with her boss. They don’t communicate. They don’t agree on anything. They complain about each other when the other isn’t nearby.

Ways to work yourself out of worry
Get yourself through worrying that’s unproductive, advises Holly Hazlett-Stevens, psychology professor and author of “Women Who Worry Too Much,’’ by following these steps:

Smart Skills
Log on to future in software
Usha Albuquerque
click gets us the information we need, a few more and we have a report written or a memo faxed. Don’t bother to go shopping, the computer will do it for you. Forgot your boyfriend’s birthday – not to worry, the computer will remind you. Buying a plane ticket, making a hotel reservation, finding out about the latest music video – check the Internet.

Career Hotline
No bar on spirited choices
Pervin Malhotra
Q I am really keen to become a bartender as I feel I have flair for mixing drinks. What are the prospects in working for good night clubs/ five-stars hotels / pubs etc in places like Chandigarh?

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