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There is nothing better than a heartwarming thank-you note. Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your
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"Carry out all my demands or the entire country's electricity will be cut off." Is this another line from a suspense film, or is it a palpable threat made possible with a computer keyboard? "Today, there is a growing trend amongst hackers around the world to threaten national infrastructures for ransom," says Dr. Yaniv Levyatan,
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The World Wide Web is a portal containing billions of quality information, spanning resources from around the globe. Through the years, the internet has developed into a competitive business environment which offers advertising, promotions, sales and marketing innovations that has rapidly created a following with most websites, and gave birth to online business transactions and
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In a recent circular IRDA (The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) has stated, “We have reached a situation where the role of appointed actuaries has to be enhanced significantly so that general insurers are in a position to cope with public demand for non-life products and at the same time ensure the availability of
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Some of the frequently asked questions in Actuarial Interviews - • Why do you want to be an actuary? How did you hear about actuarial science? • What are your future plans/goals? • Where do you see yourself 5/10/15 years from now? • Why do you want to work in this company? • Why are you applying for this
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Institute of Actuaries of India Last Date for May 2010 Membership - 2nd January 2010 Last Registration Date for May 2010 Exams – Registration closes 12 weeks before beginning of the exams. (Approximate start date of May 2010 exams - 3rd week of May) New Eligibility Criteria for 10+2 Students: From 2010 onwards IAI is giving a 10%
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After winning the recent general election with a thumping majority, the UPA (united progressive alliance) government has once again brought back the issue of disinvestment into limelight. A number of public sector undertakings (PSUs) are on the radar of government's disinvestment plan- either complete disinvestment or offloading a minority stake. The names of some companies where
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The yawning gap between the compensation of senior management at public sector undertakings (PSUs) and their counterparts in the private sector was the key focus of the Pay Revision Committee (2nd PRC), headed by retired Supreme Court Judge M Jagannadha Rao. As a part of its strategy to make PSU jobs financially rewarding, the committee of
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On Jan 5, Google did a very Apple-like thing. In a presentation at the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif., the 11-year-old search behemoth unveiled Nexus One, a stylish touchscreen smartphone that runs on the company's Android operating system, is sold through a Google-operated retail Web site, and greets the market with an advertising tagline ("Web
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It is usually the listed companies that figure on the radar of ET500. But Life Insurance Corporation of India is an exception. We cannot miss LIC, which is corporate India’s single largest shareholder and investor. For India Inc, it emerged as an investor of last resort at the peak of the global financial crisis. In
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Two brains are always better than one but it can be a challenge to bring people together at the workplace. Many work processes can be done faster or more efficiently with team work rather than individual contribution. However, it can be a great challenge for the human resources department to build balanced and effective teams. The advantages
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LONDON: Chinese hackers have tried to penetrate computers in the offices of national security adviser MK Narayanan, a British paper on Monday quoted him as saying. Narayanan said his office and other government departments were targeted on Dec 15, the same date that US defence, finance and technology companies, including Google, reported cyber attacks from China. "This
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A new spam campaign using false e-mails made to look like messages from the Social Security Administration is capable of stealing Social Security numbers and downloading malware onto victims' home computers, says Gary Warner, director of computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The campaign was discovered Nov. 23 by Warner and his
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Knowledge process outsourcing today is taking aggressive approach in outsourcing business. Today the clientele base is experiencing a significant increase. The Indian knowledge process outsourcing industry specially is skyrocketing in terms of clientele base & favored economic policies. As per a research & news reported in various new papers & press release across the global, it
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At least twice a month throughout the recession, headhunters have dangled job opportunities in front of Ryan McAllister, an actuary for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. in Novato, Calif. "If I were ever unhappy with my employer, I could pick up the phone and find something else very quickly," says the 28-year-old Mr. McAllister. He joined
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  Make these resolutions to take your career in the right direction. Be a student Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure that you learn something and use it to make yourself more productive. It doesn’t have to relate to your skills. It may be as simple as understanding how to work with specific peers
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