Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gunning for a future in
paramilitary forces
Usha Albuquerque
In these days of terrorist activities and national security concerns, the protective services, such as the Border Security Force (BSF), the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), etc are very much in the news. Who are these sentinels of our security ? While guarding the national borders is primarily the responsibility of the defence services, it is the paramilitary services that are responsible for ensuring internal security.

Sandeep Joshi

We believe in flexi hours, that’s why the clock has no hands.

Event buzz
Budding managers, Brand India and media barons
The Media Club at the ISB, Hyderabad, hosted Drishticon, a media conclave on “The Role of Media in Taking Brand India Beyond Indian Shores”, recently. The conclave saw several high-profile dignitaries from the field of media come together, to discuss the strategic positioning of Brand India on the global map.

Bits & bytes
PG course in nuclear reactor engg

With an expected increase in the growth of the nuclear power industry in the country, the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Karnataka, will offer a postgraduate course in nuclear reactor engineering from the next academic year.

Hong Kong job portal to tap opportunities in India
Hong Kong-based job search portal will invest about $ 3 million over the next year in India to set up a software development facility and also expand its presence in the country, a report from New Delhi said.

Raising the issue of salary
R.C. Sharma
Money is what every individual needs, and after working in a position for a few years, the salary one receives doesn’t sound attractive enough. So, one starts thinking about a salary raise. But getting one is not so easy. The question is how to go about it? Most of the employees are just waiting for their chance to ask for an increase in their pay packets. There are a number of dos and don’ts concerning it. Follow the tips given here and move at the appropriate moment to execute your plan.

Take your pick of multiple job offers
Mary Ellen Slayter
So many jobs, so little time. Having multiple job offers is a great problem to have, but it can still be stressful. A participant in my online chat learned just how complicated it can be when the opportunities pour in. “I applied for a job a couple of years ago, got it and then turned it down for another job I also was offered. Now I’m looking to move on, and the hiring manager — I still keep in touch with her — for the job I turned down has contacted me about a position opening in their office,” the chatter wrote.

Career Hotline
Reality cheque
Pervin Malhotra
Q What is Cost to Company (CTC)? Is it true that the average starting salary quoted by varies B-schools (e.g Rs 5-6 lakh pa) is, in fact, CTC, and that the actual cash in hand is only 60-70 per cent of the salary quoted ?

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