Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Challenges 2007
Job availability vs job readiness
Bridging the gap
The Great Indian Job Bazaar will face several challenges in the New Year, both on the supply side and the demand side, says career expert Pervin Malhotra

  • Strengthening academia-industry linkage

  • Changing mindset

  • Advantage soft skills

  • Mapping careers to check attrition

  • Reality check of aspirations

Job watch

What’s in a title

Sandeep Joshi

Sorry, I can’t help you.
My New Year resolution ideas have already been exhausted.

Top 10 performance management tips
Mitu Maheshwari
By building a great relationship with your people you will bring trust, honesty and information. This gives you a head start in the performance management of your team.

Animate your future
Aparna Kanchan
A picture says a thousand words” is very true of animation because the picture moves, and is alive. To animate means to bring to life and communicate feelings through storytelling. Telling a story that communicates emotions to an audience involves deep thinking, creativity and reflection.

Partying down is the year-end mood at workplace
Molly Selvin
Corporate bosses eager to spread a bit of holiday cheer are getting a big ‘bah humbug’ from some of their employees. Many workers say they’d rather skip the annual office party. That cheerlessness reflects the stilted nature of many corporate holiday gatherings, experts say, as well as cascading family events during December.

Smart Skills
Plenty of room
Usha Albuquerque
During this frenetic party season we are pampered by the efficient men and women of the hospitality industry. Every hotel and restaurant is buzzing with activity and people are spending their leisure time, eating, drinking and making merry. Thousands are also travelling to holiday locations, which also means more places to stay and to eat.

Bits & bytes
CAR-VING a place for youth
In a bid to provide job opportunities to local people in its upcoming small car project at Singur, Tata Motors recently conducted a written technical test for the ITI-trained local youth. The company invited the first batch of 30 ITI-trained local youth, who had earlier registered their names at the WBIDC's Singur camp office, for a written technical test this morning, a Tata Motors release said in Kolkata.

Career Hotline
Take the plunge
Pervin Malhotra
Q I am interested in becoming a Submarine Technical officer. Can you give some details about the job profile and selection procedure?