Jobs & Careers

Spring Issue 2009

Make It on Your Own

  • March 01, 2009
Entrepreneurship is something that Richard Branson said he fell into by mistake. For Sergei Vykhodtsev (left), the founder and CEO of Velle Oats as well as the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year, it was a conscious choice. He believes its the best use of his time and resources. Victor Sedov (right), the president of the US-Russia Center for Entrepreneurship and a competition judge, believes it was the right choice. Chris Willett spoke to the pair to find out more about entrepreneurship in Russia.

Corporate Communication in Uncertain Times

  • March 01, 2009
Faced with the prospect of losing his job at a small financial services company my son spent the last few months enduring an increasingly downhill rollercoaster ride with the rest of the industry.

The Benefits of Leaving on Good Terms

  • March 01, 2009
In its most basic definition, outplacement is practical support from professional consultants designed to help people leaving a company, either because of redundancy or severance, continue in their careers. The reality of outplacement is much more than that. For someone losing a job it can be a real lifeline and for companies having to depart with key members of staff and management it is one of the most helpful and appreciated benefits they can offer.

Working From Home

  • March 01, 2009
The phenomenon of working from home is one that has become increasingly popular in the West over the past few years. In fact, there are currently over 60 million people in Europe working from home, according to statistics published in Noviye Izvestia last year, accounting for 12 percent of the working population. Moreover, the number of people wanting to work remotely is still increasing.

The MBA Interview Process

  • March 01, 2009
Demand among MBA applicants is close to record levels according to QS, an education research company, which conducts the TopMBA Applicant Survey of over 3,000 would-be MBA applicants each year.

Distance Learning for Business Students

  • March 01, 2009
The MBA degree has been with us for a little over a century, but for more than two thirds of that time it was only available by studying for two years full-time.

Self-Study Self-Selection

  • March 01, 2009
The application procedure for the Open Universitys MBA course in Russia is essentially a self-selection process. As with the philosophy of the Open University in the UK, the course is open to anyone, said Judy Armitt, a consultant and lecturer with the institution, on a recent visit to Moscow to lead one of the universitys seminars.

Workplace Overview

  • March 01, 2009
Over the last few years Jobs and Careers biannual overview of Russias labor market has almost continually reported a plethora of vacancies, a lack of qualified professionals and increasing salary expectations. Gone are the days when candidates expectations and demands grew not by the day but by the hour and money was forced to dance to talents tune, said Stanislav Alekseyev, the managing partner at Transeach International.