The title 'executive assistant to the CEO's office' is often mistaken for an executive secretary's job, but it is far from being a simple administrative job. An executive assistant is often the eyes and ears of the CEO - a job that could be a stepping stone to bigger things.

An increasing number of infotech and consulting firms are using psychometric tests to map the minds of job applicants.
Algo trading is an automated facility where trading is carried out by computer driven algorithms designed by traders.
The utility of part-time MBA courses is debatable, unless they are company sponsored.
The slowdown may also hit increments and the variable part of salaries.