Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Dress up interiors
Interior designers are in demand not just to decorate homes and apartments, but also exhibitions, showrooms and office space, writes Usha Albuquerque

Every week, the real estate pages of the daily newspapers are full of large and attractive pictures of exotic structures, buildings, homes, offices and new and innovative urban complexes – each displayed in aesthetic ways. Today, when you buy a home or an office, you don’t only get a shell structure, most often the interior space will also have been handled in a creative manner.
This is the work of interior designers who work with space, giving it meaning, utility and a pleasing aura.

Success lies in outlook, not looks
I.M. Soni

Youngsters fail in their careers or life not because they lack potential but because they neither explore nor gainfully use the potential they possess. They fail to give significance and meaning to their ambition. They fail to feed “ego food” to it.

Bits & bytes
IIT-Kanpur students to turn teachers in villages
Inspired by the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, will soon set out to the villages to teach primary schoolchildren. IIT students affiliated with the NGO, Youth for Equality, adopted a primary school at Bara Sirohi village in Kalyanpur for this purpose on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

  • More Aussie firms to outsource work to India

  • Over half of India’s workforce was jobless in FY’05

Planning for your first work trip abroad
Mary Ellen Slayter

It sounds like a dream: getting paid to travel around the world, hitting all sorts of exotic spots your friends only wish they could visit. Overseas travel is increasingly an assumed part of many jobs. While it’s an exciting prospect for young workers, it can also be nerve-wracking.

Ensure a career in insurance
R.R. Grover

In the earlier days, the word ‘insurance’ was primarily linked to the concept of life insurance (involving the proposition of death). It evoked in the mind an image of a not-so-welcome agent.

Do a crash course, become a new-age realty consultant
Arvinder Kaur
From pot bellied, smooth talking operators out to make a quick buck, dalals or property dealers as you know them, have since got a radical makeover.

Don't make an employer dig into resume
Maryann Haggerty
Lisa Stewart would like a media job that makes use of her degrees in broadcast journalism and public administration. Instead, she has been working in what she sees as a dead-end customer service position. Is her resume part of the problem?

Office attitudes on fatherhood

Career Hotline
There’s lots on the menu
Pervin Malhotra
Q I am a stay-at-home mom for the last five years. Earlier, I was working as a chef with a hotel chain. But the long hours didn't suit me. Now that my girl is in school, I have plenty of free time and am keen to take up a job. I am quite creative but am not too sure where to get started. Please advice.

  • Have drive, will design cars

  • Distance learning

  • PMT norms

  • At sea about choices

  • Advertising avenues