At the moment the need to accurately assess candidates is particularly acute because employers are increasingly often running up against job-hunters who have a seriously over-inflated idea of their worth as professionals.
In the past, foreigners living and working in Russia even for more than just a year or two have been able to get away with not speaking or learning the language, instead relying on their Russian colleaguesв knowledge of English to get by in the workplace.
In the last few years the popularity of websites such as VKontakte.ru and Odnoklassniki.ru has grown exponentially. Membership of these social networking sites has been increasing ever since they were introduced to the RuNet, and this trend shows no sign of tailing off
Although downshifting has only become a buzzword in the last 10 to 15 years, the idea of escaping the rat race, going back to a simpler life and living closer to the land has a very long history. Increased concern for the environment brought on by awareness that 20th- and 21st-century mankindвs activity has wrought irreversible changes to it has helped to popularize the notion of a lifestyle less guided by consumption and the accumulation of wealth. What does this really mean in practise?
So much for the view of downshifting in other countries. The pattern in Europe and America в where very successful businessmen, seemingly going right against the grain, decide to leave their city jobs behind and go abroad on the quest for a simpler and stress-free life в is well enough established. But what does the term mean in Russia and does the concept exist here? At the moment there isnвt even a proper Russian-language term to describe the phenomenon в it exists only as the English word transliterated into Cyrillic.
But in the last decade legal education has started to catch up. LL.Ms (Master of Laws) degrees, formerly designed for lawyers planning teaching careers, are now hot property for lawyers in major multinational law firms, consultancies and companies