Page 293


In preparing for your interviews, you may feel overwhelmed by the variety of questions that you must anticipate. But your interview preparation will be less stressful and better organized if you realize that all interview questions are designed to address five key employer concerns.


1. Can you do the job?

• Do you currently possess the skills to do the job at hand and become a productive employee within a reasonable amount of time?
• Have you demonstrated that you can do this job elsewhere? (This is always the best evidence that you  possess the required skills.) How successful were you at this job? What types of problems did you encounter? And did these problems draw out your problem-solving abilities and push you to develop new skills, or are they likely to be problems on this job, too?
• If you have not done this job elsewhere, can you provide evidence that you have the necessary skills to succeed at this job?


2. Are you motivated to do the job well?

• Are you interested in and excited by this type of work ? Do you have the energy and self-confidence to do the job? What evidence can you provide to support this ?
• Will be hardworking and conscientious – or will you be absent or frequently late, miss assignments, be distracted or otherwise mess up?
• Will you stay long enough to make a contribution after the expense and time that the company invests in recruiting and training you?

3. Will you get along well with others?

• Will you fit in with the “culture” of this organization – the values, attitudes and personal style of this particular workplace?
• Will you be a team player, and what evidence can you provide to support this?
• Will you be a positive influence on your co-workers – an enthusiastic non-complainer, willing to take on extra tasks when needed – or will you hold grudges, breed dissension and talk down your managers and the company?

4. Are you manageable?
• Do you take directions easily? Do you communicate openly and tactfully? Will you be easy to manage, or will you try to circumvent or undermine your manager’s authority? What evidence supports this?
• Will you fit in with the existing management style? Will you support organizational policies and procedures?


5. Can the company afford you?

• Is the salary range for this job compatible with your salary history?
• Does the benefits package meet your needs and expectations?

The dirty little secret of interviewing

Have you noticed that only one of the five employer concerns is about your skills? The dirty little secret of interviewing and job offers is that the person with the best skills or most relevant experience is not necessarily the one who gets the job. If you are not the candidate with the best skill set, you may still get the nod if you are enthusiastic and very well-prepared, and if you can demonstrate that you are motivated, manageable and a team player who fits in with the organization’s culture.

Conversely, if you are the candidate with the best skills, you can still lose the job if you don’t demonstrate that you are also the best person for the job.

Nehru - Soekarno Photogallery

In 1950, the first President of Indonesia – Sukarno called upon the peoples of Indonesia and India to “intensify the cordial relations” that had existed between the two countries “for more than 1000 years” before they had been “disrupted” by colonial powers.

India had supported Indonesian independence and Nehru had raised the Indonesian question in the United Nations Security Council. In 1955, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Indonesian President Sukarno were among the five founders of the Non-aligned Movement.

We have a rare collection of photographs showcasing the friendship and cordial relations between Indonesia and India.

[foogallery id=”14075″]

Honey Lemon Cheesecake

Honey Lemon Cheesecake

Ingredients :

Crust :

  • 1 1/2 cups broken vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling :

  • 11 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, divided use
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup honey


  1. Place cookies and nuts in blender or food processor process until it becomes coarse crumbs.
  2. Add melted butter process until blended.
  3. Pour crumb mixture into 9-inch spring-form pan spread and press evenly onto bottom and up sides of pan to form crust.
  4. Freeze while preparing filling.
  5. Use electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add 1 1/4 cups milk, mixing until smooth and well blended. Beat in lemon juice and peel set aside. In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over remaining 1/4 cup milk; let stand 1 minute. Stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in honey whisk to blend. Add to cheese mixture, mixing until well blended. Freeze 15 minutes; then whisk partially set cheesecake mixture until smooth. Pour into prepared crust and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Drizzle with honey and serve with fresh fruits, and Honey Whipped Cream, if desired. Makes 12 servings.

Are you looking for japanese cheesecake recipe? Make sure to follow the link.

How to choose a Watermelon

7 Healthy Snacks You Can Eat without WorryFollowing these tips will help you pick the best watermelon available. Just remember, the keys to picking a great watermelon are as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Look the watermelon over, choose a firm, symmetrical watermelon that is free of bruises, cuts and dents.
  2. Lift it up – the watermelon should be heavy for its size. Watermelon is 92% water, that accounts for most of its weight.
  3. Turn it over – on the underside of the watermelon there should be a creamy yellow spot from where it sat on the ground and ripened in the sun.


Bay Leaves
Bay Leaves
Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves (Laurus nobilis) have an astringent, spicy flavour similar to freshly ground pepper but without the heat. Dried Bay Leaves have a more intense and less bitter flavour than fresh.

To release the volatile oils encapsulated in the dried leaf, tear or break the leaves before adding to your cooking. Remove before serving. For decoration leave whole.

Did you know?
 The bay tree grows wild and the leaves are harvested by cutting the branches and drying them in the shade. In ancient Greece and Rome the branches were used as wreaths to crown the victors in battle, sport and the arts. We still use the term poet laureate. The word baccalaureate means laurel berries and signifies the sucessful completion of one’s studies.


 Good quality Bay Leaves should be large and whole with clean unblemished leaves of a good green colour. Eugenol is the principal flavour – giving volatile oil.


  • Bay Leaves complement casseroles, stews, soups, sauces, stock, gravy, minced beef and milk puddings.

  • Add extra flavour to stews, casseroles and gravy by simmering with a torn Bay Leaf.

  • Bay Leaves add extra flavour to Italian Bolognese sauce and other minced meat dishes.

  • The strength and flavour of Bay increases with cooking time.


When it comes to workplace fashion, you are what you wear. We’re all grappling with what casual Friday means, and according to Villagers, first and foremost is the issue of professionalism. Looking the part is key. Beyond that, working divas recently told us what they universally slip on to meet relaxed dress codes: khaki pants.

In nearly 200 emails, working divas told us they wear chinos and blouses within traditional offices; in looser environments, black jeans and polo shirts, preferably with the company logo on it. And with both kinds of dress, leather shoes.

Stumped about what to wear to your office on casual Friday? Try these 12 tips.

  1. ‘I would never show my midriff because I love my fellow man. My rule of thumb has always been if I bend over and the mystery is gone, it’s too sexy for work.” –Anita
  2. ‘A dressed-down woman often looks slightly more casual than a dressed-down man. I can’t have anything sticking in anyone’s mind about my appearance that might hold me back. It’s up to me to stay looking professional, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.” –Jennifer
  3. Casual Fridays mean a nice pair of dress pants or khakis with a white button-up shirt, or turtleneck sweater and a sharp pair of shoes.” –Deanna
  4. I enjoy looking ’employed’ when I dress for work: a nice pair of slacks, or denim skirt with a tasteful (not the Victoria’s Secret type) top; in the winter, a blouse with blazer. Revealing cleavage and tight, high-thigh skirts have no place at work.” –Diana
  5. ”When I look in the mirror on Friday morning, the question I ask myself is, ‘Could I meet a CEO today without being embarrassed about what I’m wearing?’ ” –Jennifer
  6. ‘You dress for the part you aspire to. If you aspire for the gardener’s job, well …” –miret
  7. ”As a space planner, decorator and furniture buyer, I’m often crawling under desks, walking through construction sites and attending meetings with clients. The best dress for me is slacks, flats and a tailored shirt or T-shirt topped with a blazer. I’m physically comfortable enough to do my job yet feel emotionally comfortable enough to attend a meeting with a high-level executive.” –Dawnie83
  8. ”Even on casual days, we should project a professional image. Casual dress shouldn’t mean ‘anything goes.’ It means that we don’t have to wear a dress suit.” –Aimee
  9. ”It just means sandals without pantyhose in the summer.” –Flynn535
  10. ”Our company gave out a nice blue polo with the company name and logo that coordinates great with jeans. The joke is that this outfit is our Friday ‘uniform.’ ” –Texto
  11. .”All shirts have to have sleeves. If you can wear it to the beach, it’s not to be worn to the office.” –unnamed member
  12. ”It may be a ‘casual’ Friday, but you are at work, not at high school!” –Kalsij

IIT Alumni Indonesia

IIT Alumni IndonesiaTo all IIT Graduates in Indonesia,  we are a highly influential Group of Expats. Let us come together and form a Group. All Engineering graduates of erstwhile BHU & Roorkee Univ are also welcome. Please contact with your details at the following address:

Vinod Kumar Jain
( IIT Bombay – 1971,  Met Engg )
Vinex Singapore Pte Ltd




Jakarta Office

Perkantoran Kencana Niaga – I, Jl Taman Aries Blok D1 – 3A, Jakarta – 11620, Indonesia
Phone: +62-21-5890 5365, Direct : +62-21-585 6433
Mobile: +62-81180 6616, Fax : +62-21-585 6276
email: [email protected]

SBI BANKBank SBI Indonesia (previously known as Bank Indomonex) is a Bank Managed by State Bank of India , a largest bank in India and a forture 500 company. They offer wide range of services in banking. We have 10 branches in four cities (Jakarta, Bandung , Surabaya and Medan) and proposed to 6 more offices this year.

PT Bank SBI Indonesia
A subsidiary of State Bank Of India
SBI Indonesia – A subsidiary of State Bank Of India (SBI),
web site:

SBI INDONESIA now has a forex licence. It can provide you all forex facilities like:

  • REMITTANCES to INDIA and any country/any currency (immediate credit in INR, USD, EURO,GBP, JPY in India)
  • TRADE FINANCE facilities like opening, advising, negotiation, discounting of LCs. Special facilities for India, S. E. Asia, Europe & USA.
  • GUARANTEES, BID BONDS, SBLC to domestic/ international customers.
  • LOANS – Investment loans, working capital loans, overdrafts, back to back loans, loans secured by SBLCs of other banks etc. in all currencies.
  • FOREX facilities in all currencies, swaps, forwards, options etc. to cover your positions. Attractive conversion rates to help you save your valuable money.
  • FOREIGN CURRENCY accounts in all currencies, freely convertible facility for you from any currency to any currency


  1. TRUST AND SAFETY – Promoted by SBI which is the biggest & strongest bank & financial Group: OFFERS HIGHEST SAFETY & RELIABILITY.
  2. SERVICE AND REACH. SBI Indonesia has the backing & support of SBI Group with more than 14,500 branches in India, 94 foreign offices in all parts parts of World &SBI™s commitment to honour all commitments.
  3. HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT experienced and trained to provide you best services & tailor-made solutions. Awarded by InfoBank Magazine for excellence in Banking for 2008.
  4. STRONG PROFITABILITY highly profitable bank with over 10 years of continuous profitablity- profits jumped 10 times from Dec 06 to Dec 08.

Club Salad

Club SaladThe classic sandwich inspired this salad.

Serves : 1

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups Green leaf lettuce, large diced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 3 ounces Turkey, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 slices Bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1 ounce Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 slice Toast, quartered
  • Thousand island dressing

Directions :

Place the lettuce on a salad plate. Top with the turkey, cheese and tomatoes. Spinkle on the bacon. Top with the dressing. Garnish with the toast points.

submitted by AK Singh

Honey Whipped Cream

Honey Whipped CreamIngredients :

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Using electric mixer, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Gradually add 1/4 cup honey bet until stiff peaks form.