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Fall Issue 2008

Will It Ever Cool Down?

  • September 01, 2008
Nina Seryogina, head of IT and telecommunications at 3R recruitment company estimated an extra 200,000 to 250,000 professionals are needed in the IT sector alone.

Committed to the Idea

  • September 01, 2008
"Those who can, do; those who can't, teach," said George Bernard Shaw. "And those who can't teach, go into administration," added American science fiction writer Lois McMaster Bujold.

Hired Hands

  • September 01, 2008
Contractors have been a common phenomenon in the Western world for decades, yet they were practically non-existent in Russia until very recently.

Naming the Right Price

  • September 01, 2008
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.

Careers in Law and Consultancy

  • September 01, 2008
A person who can in one month, study a completely new area, get to grips with it, identify any problems and think up ways to solve them в that show Olga Pankina describes the role of a consultant.

Who Needs Russian-Speaking Expats?

  • September 01, 2008
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.

Networked Job Searching

  • September 01, 2008
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

Escaping the Daily Grind

  • September 01, 2008
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?

Downshifting - the View From Russia

  • September 01, 2008
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.

The Lawyer's MBA

  • September 01, 2008
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