Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Being change-hardy
Patricia Kitchen

The way you react to change in the workplace often parallels the way you react to change in your personal life, says Bill Heather, senior vice-president of a management consultants' firm. And since change is here to stay in the corporate world, you may want to work to become what he calls "change hardy" -- that is, you can see that not all change is bad, though some certainly is.

Sandeep Joshi

Not really valuable for our office, but he has antique value.

Auctioneering a skilled job
V. Kumara Swamy
Auctioneering is not just about calling the highest bids and pounding the hammer at the end of a bid, it is an art in itself and requires quite a few qualities to succeed, says celebrity British auctioneer, art expert and media personality Tim Wonnacott. "An auctioneer should have the knowledge of whatever is being auctioned, he should be sharp, numerate and quick-witted too to handle unforseen situations," Wonnacott said, talking about the qualities of a good auctioneer.

Training tax return preparers
NIIT, a leading IT trainer, has been roped in by the Department of Income Tax (DIT), Ministry of Finance, to foster resources for widening the base of income tax payers, by creating trained and certified Tax Return Preparers across the country.

Youth buying the idea of network marketing
After a slow beginning in the mid-nineties, network marketing has clicked with the Indian middle class, catching the fancy of young entrepreneurs. Network marketing or a multi-level marketing arrangement is one where individuals associate with a parent company as an independent contractor and are paid on the basis of their sales of products or services as well as the sales achieved by those they bring into the business.

Talent scouting gets tougher for tech firms
Technology companies around the world still have a long way to go to ensure continued success, as finding and retaining human resource provides them an enormous challenge, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

Career Hotline
Guard your interest
Pervin Malhotra
Q I am interested in working as a guard. Can you tell me about the profession and its prospects?
Amitabh Sehgal
A With the growing threat of terrorism and crime, security officers / guards are being increasingly called upon to protect their employer’s investment, enforce laws on the property and deter criminal activity.