Looking for a sales manager job? Check out some Indian BPOs (call centers, for you newbies).
Large India-based BPOs with U.S. operations are increasingly hiring Americans to head up their operations here in the U.S. New roles have been created at BPO giants like Genpact and WNS Global Services for American employees. Most of the jobs require experience working abroad and with outsourcing companies.
About 60% of the outsourcing industry's revenues come from the U.S., and Indian companies are trying to make sure that share doesn't decrease. Hiring Americans for top posts is also a good way to placate those that are against foreign companies setting up shop here. Simply hiring salespeople here is not enough, because when it comes to making a splash, it's gotta be made at the directorial or managerial levels. (Financial Express)
Going Temp (Barron's)
Temporary hiring looks like it's becoming a permanent trend, gaining 19.5% year-over-year. Especially in sales positions, where the need for new employees is dependent on product demand, positions with benefits and perks are no longer the norm.
Hors D'Oeuvres (WSJ)
Fresh grads could benefit from taking on a starter job -- positions that may not necessarily fill your long-term career goals, but can equip you with transferable skills. For example, taking on a sales job can teach you everything about running a business.
Big Numbers (Inc.)
Every salesperson dreams about making that million-dollar sale. A seven-figure sale is often a symbolic transition from rookie to pro. Here's how you can make it happen.
Pharma Central (Inside Tucson Business)
Oro Valley, Ariz., is becoming the place to be for pharma jobs. Sanofi-Aventis and the University of Arizona's biotech research group recently set up operations there. And now Roche is expanding its existing operations and bringing 500 jobs to the region.
Learning Lessons (Advertising Age)
The world of advertising may not have changed much since the days of Mad Men, and the season finale of the hit show has some good lessons for marketers. For example, leaving big shops to set up your own may be a good career move.
Paying Fees (FINS)
Industry regulation has never been the forte of ad agencies, but trade group 4A's is looking to create an industry standard, at least when it comes to client fees.
Young'uns (Ad Week)
Ad Week just released its list of the hottest stars in media and marketing, and guess what? They're all pretty darn young. If you want to make it big in this industry, you better be under 30 -- or at least act like you are.
Buzz Around the Office
I Feel Bad for the Model (Flickr)
This picture was photoshopped by one sick person. Flip it over…and freak out.
List of the Day: Rubbing It in
Here are the stars under 40 who didn't make it on Fortune's list this year, but the magazine is "keeping an eye" on them. Talk about consolation prizes. The top three:
1. Danah Boyd, Social Media Researcher, Microsoft
2. Eric Eddin, Archer Capital Management
3. Omar Hamoui, AdMob
Write to Shareen Pathak