I was recently interviewed by Sital Ruparelia for his website dedicated to “Career & Talent Management Solutions“, on my 2011 predictions. In the Q&A Sital asked me on my views on a variety of topics ranging from the economic outlook to the Baseball World Series.
Sital is a regular guest on BBC Radio offering career advice and job search tips to listeners. Being a regular contributor and specialist for several leading on line resources including eFinancial Careers and Career Hub (voted number 1 blog by ‘HR World’), Sital’s career advice has also been featured in BusinessWeek online.
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Sital: “Mitul, as 2010 draws to a close how would you sum up the year? What have been the highs and lows from an economic viewpoint?”
Mitul: “Sital, 2010 was a tumultuous year to say the least, but the worst period for markets and economies was definitely Q2 when concerns about Europe were at their most extreme.
Market volatility and uncertainty rose significantly during this time and many were talking of an imminent break-up of Europe. Greece’s crisis shook markets but worries quickly spread over the year to other countries including Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
On the other side of the coin, economic conditions globally continued to improve even if Southern Europe suffered. 2010 was a year when there was a clear shift in growth dynamics between developed and developing countries.
Whilst the US, Japan and Europe recovered only slowly from crisis, emerging economies especially in Asia, led global economic activity and provided the high points for economic growth over the year.”