Archive for the ‘Future Dreams’ Category
Thursday, May 20th, 2010
Here are a few fields that don’t help you earning perks but yes, they are excellent for your personal growth and in getting you the maximum satisfaction.
Study fine arts if you love it but having a thought of earning money with the help of this degree is an illusion. Only a few people could make their profession in fine arts, a source to generate income — rest are either jobless or had to study something else. Therefore, if you are responsible to bear the financial needs of your family and have only one option to choose your major at the university level, fine arts is not for you.
Just like fine arts, study theatre art for the love of ‘theatre’ but don’t expect quick money from the degree/diploma in the said field. We see many artists struggling for years to get a chance in theatre or TV — therefore, even if you have an obsession to become an actor, always keep an alternate profession in your options so that while struggling you can generate money too — because an empty stomach will give you a hungry looking face, which is of no use in the showbiz world!
Choose the teaching profession if you have a natural aptitude towards it — because teaching is not a job for all; only those who are good enough in conveying their ideas clearly to their students can become good teachers. Therefore, if you have this thought in mind that there arise many opportunities for teachers at all academic levels both in government and private sector institutes and you can earn good money by adopting a profession in teaching, then ask yourself, “Can I become a good teacher?” If your heart says, “Yes!”, only then choose ‘teaching’ as your career otherwise DON’T!
If you have the desire to serve humanity, you can opt to work in any NGO. But there are many local NGOs that are going through financial crisis due to lack of sponsors and government’s support and hence, the employees there are not highly-paid. As yourself what you want — if you can survive with an average income and have this desire to serve the needy people — listen to your heart and be a social worker.
A few of the many fields are discussed here that are not very highly-paid but excellent in terms of giving you the job satisfaction. If you are not one of the numerous people who run after money, then any one of the above fields is for you!
Friday, July 18th, 2008
The average rank of India’s largest companies slipped from 1,257 to 1,276, and the median company, which happens to be Punjab National Bank in both years, fell 65 places to 1,308.
Below is the list of the largest companies in India by revenue:
Company ——————————————————— Revenue (billion US$)
Indian Oil Corporation —————————————————————— 53.77
Tata Group ———————————————————————————- 28.90
Reliance Industries ——————————————————————– 28.34
Aditya Birla Group ——————————————————————— 24.12
Hindustan Petroleum ——————————————————————- 18.10
Bharat Petroleum ———————————————————————– 17.60
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ————————————————— 16.60
State Bank of India ——————————————————————— 13.77
Sahara India Pariwar ——————————————————————- 10.87
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited ——————————————————– 9.67
Steel Authority of India Limited —————————————————– 6.42
National Thermal Power Corporation ———————————————- 6.06
Essar Group —————————————————————————— 5.83
ICICI Bank ——————————————————————————- 5.79
Larsen & Toubro ———————————————————————— 5.31
Hindustan Computers Limited ——————————————————— 4.83
ITC Limited ——————————————————————————- 4.75
Bharti Enterprises ———————————————————————– 4.65
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited ——————————————————— 4.57
Reliance Communications ————————————————————- 4.49
Jindal Steel —————————————————————————- 4.38
GAIL ———————————————————————————– 4.21
Videocon —————————————————————————— 4.13
Vedanta Resources ——————————————————————– 3.71
Wipro ———————————————————————————- 3.47
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited —————————————————- 3.43
Infosys ——————————————————————————– 3.14
Indian Railways ———————————————————————— 3.10
Hero Honda —————————————————————————- 2.87
Punjab National Bank ——————————————————————- 2.63
Maruti Suzuki ————————————————————————— 2.51
Canara Bank —————————————————————————- 2.29
Bank of Baroda ————————————————————————–2.07
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
It is very easy to find Customer Service Jobs in almost each and every field in the Job market. All types of offices, companies (small or big), professional’s etc. require customer service people to assist their customers and provide good services to maintain their businesses. Although Customer Service Jobs are easy to find but full of complications for people who lacks in patience and gets frustrated very fast. The disadvantage of Customer Service Jobs is that you have to serve the customers, which is not that easy as it seems to be.
Customer Service isn’t rocket science and isn’t a department. It is a simple philosophy that should be practiced by everyone in an organization, regardless of their position, and it can be broken down into four basic parts; these four points could be considered the starting point – the basics of Customer Service Jobs. By understanding these very simple techniques, you will be well on your way to creating more moments of magic for your customers.
Common sense means doing the obvious. It is a little more than treating your respected customers like you would want to be treated. It is simply treating your customers the way they want to be treated by an agent or organization. Understand that what you would expect might be different than what your customer might expect from you. Common sense is a basic technique of Customer Service Jobs.
Don’t let “company policies” stand in the way of making a customer happy. However there is possibly a point where you have to take a stand. In spite of what you may have heard, the customer is not always a right side. Let them be wrong with dignity, if they are wrong. Do what you can, within that kind of reason, to see that your customer is always happy.
There are two types of problems to solve – business and non-business problems. Business problems include taking care of meeting and complaint a customer’s needs. Non-business problems that have nothing to do with what you and your company do on the daily basis. These customers are coming to you to either satisfy a complaint or have you help them with a problem, and you should always need to be there to help them.
This is probably one of the most important techniques in Customer Service Jobs. You can have a long-term satisfied respected customer for years. You have to recover, as soon as something bad happens; it is the recovery that will be on customer’s final judgment on just how good you really are.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
The future of accounting is bright according to the Job Market Survey Statistics, which projects a 34% increase in Accounting Job openings by next financial year. Demand of Accounting Jobs is especially high in the International Sector.
According to the survey, as the global economy grows, the number of international & national business establishments will increase, requiring more accountants and auditors to set up books, prepare taxes, and provide management advice. Changing regulations and financial laws, and increased scrutiny of company finances will also drive growth.
Accounting: Job Options
The work of an auditor involves examination of accounting of financial statements and ledgers within corporations and government.
A budget analyst has to develop and manage organizations financial plans. There exist extensive job opportunities in this area both in government and private sector.
Financial accountants prepare financial statements and are engaged in significant financial decisions involving mergers & acquisitions, planning and long-term financial projections.
Management accountants participate in judgments about business analysis capital budgeting. Their job profile consists of cost analysis, analysis of new contracts and participation in efforts to control expenses in efficient manners.
Tax professionals prepare personal and corporate income tax statements and formulate tax strategies. This kind of work requires an extensive knowledge base of economics and current tax codes.
Accountants Work at:
Public Accounting Firms
Professionals in such enterprise work in partnerships, which bestow accounting services to individuals, businesses and government. This field offers progressive potentials to audit managers, tax managers or partners.
Government accountants have the options of working at the local/state level or the central level. They may be involved with administration and formulation of budgets, program analysis or cost tracking.
International Corporations, be it big or small commonly have an accounting group (consisting of audit manager, tax manager & cost accounting manager), which prepares the firm’s fiscal statements, tracks costs, handles tax issues and works on international transactions.
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
Customers may not be impressed with your company, without a first-rate receptionist greeting walk-in customers, answering phones, and directing traffic. A receptionist is often the first voice a caller hears, and that first impression goes a long way to determining how a customer responds to any sales presentations or business opportunities your company offers. Depending upon the position, a Receptionist Job can be considered a low ranking, dead end or servile position, or it could be perceived as having a certain veneer of glamour with opportunities for networking in order to other positions within a specific field. Some people may use Receptions Jobs as a way to familiarize oneself with office work, or to learn of other functions or positions within a corporation.
Personal Qualities and Skills:
There are various important requirements and qualities that a Receptionist Jobs description asks to be fulfilled from those that apply to such jobs.
- A polite manner, clear speach and a high standard of personal appearance are important qualities in a receptionist. A receptionist must be calm and well organised, even when working under pressure.
- The receptionist is usually the first person to receive a customer complaint, so you must have excellent customer service skills, tact, and know when to refer a case to the upper management
- Receptionist work requires accuracy and attention to detail.
- Receptionists must be familiar with handling cash, cheques, credit cards, and foreign currency.
- The ability to speak a foreign and national language can be useful.
- Receptionist should be able to operate standard office equipment, such as computers, photocopiers and fax machines.
- Other tasks include word processing and general clerical work,
- Personality means: friendliness professionalism, attention to detail and efficiency. These are the traits employer should look for when interviewing potential receptionists.
The receptionist needs to be able to perform a lot of duties, including keeping an eye on who comes and goes at the same time an eye on the guest rooms and reception area.
Friday, June 20th, 2008
Bank Job is one of the best options for candidates who possess drive, confidence and stamina. It is not mean for the feint of heart, as Bank job requires very a strong personality. Stamina and drive are most important, as financial services industry employee work for long hours, particularly when they have to deal with deadlines. Mostly banks seek to recruit candidates who come from top universities and business schools. In order to start a career in banking you need to have excellent analytical abilities, communication skills and aptitude for numbers.
Career in Banking
Starting a career as Banking Job has always been a popular choice for undergraduates. Investment banking and retail banking are the two basic types of Bank jobs for anyone that wants to pursue a banking career after graduation from college. Career progression in any of them is excellent and this can happen with additional training.
Banks offers very attractive and handsome salaries to their employees. That is a one main reason that each of the educated people want to be a banker.
Chance for Quick Promotions
If you work hard and generate the quick results you can be promoted in a short time.
Potential for Work Abroad
Bank Job polishes one’s own personality. It supplies you the much confidence that a banker can perform his/her duty every where in the world.
Potential for Teamwork
A bank works like a team it doesn’t matter of department. Working like a team grows your career in most effective way.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
Everybody’s talking about IQ testing and the importance of raw intelligence. A 1999 article in Scientific American said that only the top 5% of Americans (those above an IQ of 125) are even potentially capable of doing senior roles. The bottom 5% (those below IQ of 75) are unlikely to be able to work and will form an underclass in society.
Company’s have always recognized the importance of straightforward “academic smarts” both through specific graduate recruitment programmes and more generally in the way they select and recruit people.
There is an opposing point of view though. Some psychologists have criticized the whole idea of IQ. They either claim it doesn’t actually exist or that it is simply a measure of how good you are at doing IQ tests! Others claim that it is biased against certain groups OR that it doesn’t predict work success (work “smarts” are not the same as “academic brilliance”). Some theorists have claimed its too narrow a concept; that “intelligence” is in fact a bundle of different attributes from understanding language and manipulating numbers to being able to get on with people. Different jobs require different sets of skills.
The provisional answer to “Do Smart People Make the Best Managers?” is NO! We all know very clever people who are not just bad managers but are socially totally ineffective; people who seem almost lopsided.
Yet intelligence as defined in IQ is important. IQ is often defined as being able to deal with increasingly complexity – and most managers do have to do that.
Intelligence seems to be a hurdle you have to jump over. You need a certain amount of intelligence to get into a management role. The more senior you get, the more different management jobs get and therefore the wider the variety of skills you’ll need.
Think about the different combinations of personal attributes you may need for different management jobs.
Think about particularly changes in fast track graduate schemes. There is a collapse in confidence that degrees and other academic qualifications measure what they were measuring even 5 or 6 years ago: and the evidence is that this is in fact the case. Thus many graduate recruiters are doing ancillary measures of high level reasoning to check who are the real high fliers. But the real trick is not only to measure raw cognitive intelligence but those other attributes which may lead to success later on in careers.
Friday, June 13th, 2008
If you’re used to western, staff friendly working conditions, employment in Dubai may comes as something of a shock. With so much cheap labor from Asia, certain jobs are, in effect, closed to westerners, including many trade occupations, such as carpenters and plumber; petrol pump attendants, shop assistants, construction workers and waiters and waitresses.
There are several crucial points with which employee should need to be aware:
1: Once the employee sign a contract (which may be fixed or open), the company for which you work has to sponsor you. A part of the process of acquiring sponsorship and obtaining employee’s residence visa, you must provide a blood sample, which is tested for communicable diseases. If your sample shows any indications of diseases, you’ll be deported straight away.
2 : If you are working with a respectable company you have benefits whether you need to rent a villa or aprtment, want a bank loan to purchase a car, want to subscribe to some mobile – phone services or obtain a liqour livcence; but what happens if you don’t work with reputable company.
3: The maximum working hours for the private sectors are officially eight/day, or 48 hours per six day week. Ten hour days over a five- day week are common, with no overtime paid and ,in some cases, no time off in lieu of overtime worked either.
4: There seems to be concept of fairness when working in Dubai; the color of employee’s passport tends to decide the level of job for which you can apply. It’s the norm, e.g., for your job adverts to stipulate the nationality and gender of candidates.
5: Salaries are also differs according to nationalities; e.g. a hotel worker from the Philppines as a waiter with two years experience , she can earned dhs 900/monthe, on the other hand a Romanian colleague doing the same job ,earned dhs 1,300/month.
- If Dubai is serious about playing with the big boys on the international stage ,it has to improve working conditions and provide a level playing field for employees.It will not only continue to attract quality people, but be able to retain them over the long term too.
Friday, June 6th, 2008
This article gives job seekers some important guidelines on creating a career map.
Whether you are unemployed or have an unfulfilling job, you probably suffer from an ailment that plagues many people: career disorientation. You are not where you want to be professionally. Somewhere along the road to professional happiness you veered off course and lost your way. If you are driving and become lost, a map is a handy tool to help get back on course. A career map is just as useful in curing career disorientation.
This article describes how to develop your own personal career map. Once you know the path you want to take, it is much easier to get where you want to go.
These four key elements will be covered:
1. Finding The Big Picture
2. Do Some Research
3. Start Marketing Yourself
4. Plan For The Unexpected
1. FINDING THE BIG PICTURE
To create a career map, you must be able to take a step back and examine your position. More often than not, you may need to take many steps before the big picture becomes visible. The whole purpose of a career map is to create a path to your end goal. Being able to envision the entire path is crucial.
As you step back to examine your situation, ask yourself these questions:
=> How far into the future do you want to plan? One year? Five years? Ten years?
=> What job characteristics are most important to you? Location? Salary? Room for Promotion?
=> Is there flexiblity for unexpected detours? You never know when a spouse will find a job in another city or when a new boss will make your current job unbearable.
2. DO SOME RESEARCH
Planning should not be a stationary act. A vital part of effective career mapping is gathering information. After all, you cannot fully prepare for a journey unless you have a detailed understanding of the places you want to go. Determining the path you want to take for the next few years requires a lot of legwork. You must identify the specific actions you need to take on the road to success and fulfillment.
There are numerous methods to obtain all the information necessary for creating a sound career map. Some of the most popular choices include:
=> Reading trade magazines and professional industry analysis.
=> Interviewing industry experts.
=> Finding a mentor that is already successful in the job you hope aspire to be in one day.
3. START MARKETING YOURSELF
As you examine your path to success, you must determine how to get yourself on that path. This means you need to be in contact with the companies and/or industries you see in your future. As you already know, landing the job you want is not an easy task. That is why marketing is an essential part of career mapping.
Above all else, a self-marketing strategy for career mapping should address these three issues:
=> Market Identification: Just like a business must decide on the customers to whom it will sell its product, you must decide on the companies and industries to which you will sell yourself. Be specific, having only a general idea will leave you unfocused. Make a list of specifics so you can properly allocate your time and effort.
=> Strength/Weakness Identification: When a business sells its product, it does not just to tell you the product’s name. Advertisements emphasize the advantages of a product. You need emphasize your strengths and downplay your weaknesses as you market yourself. Have your closest friends and colleagues help you compile a list of your positive and negative characteristics.
=> Mission Statement: It may seem trivial to actual develop a mission statement for yourself, but they perform a very valuable function. Creating a mission statement requires you to concisely explain your goals. In doing this, you remove frivolous details and better focus yourself.
4. PLAN FOR THE UNEXPECTED
Often times, as a person develops their career map he or she realizes that they are far off course. This perfectly normal, but it also means that getting on the right road will require a change of direction.
What the future holds is always a mystery. Drastically changing your life can only complicate things. A very important concern to have is your financial stability. A career map is only valuable when it is realistic, so it should address any of your financial concerns. As you plan for the future, ensure you have a financial plan to tackle the worst-case scenario. With each step along the way, you career map should answer the question “Can I afford to continue on?” And the answer must be yes.
Planning before you act allows you to make focused moves. Once you’ve plotted your course, you must act without hesitation. Don’t forget to check your career map regularly to ensure you have not veered off course. Make forecasts and continue to plan. When the job market is rough; the people that do well are those that have a strong idea of where they are trying to go. Remember, driving is a lot easier when you keep your eyes on the road. Happy planning!
Posted by: Nasir Sultan
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
Are you having difficulty deciding on a career to pursue? Are you still in the middle of choosing the right job? Want to be in a practical, yet emotionally fulfilling kind of work? Then this article is for you.
Below is a list of the Top 10 fastest growing jobs in the United States, as stated in the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. These jobs are expected to be the most wanted occupations by 2016. One of them might be your key to a successful career.
1. Network systems and data communications analysts
These are people in charge of managing network systems and data communication devices. They are wanted almost everywhere since the Internet has evolved from being just a trend into a desperate need.
2. Physician assistants
If you have dreams of becoming a doctor, then this is a good training ground for you.
3. Computer software engineers, applications
They take part in creating new technologies in the world of computer software applications.
4. Physical therapist assistants
Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists both in actual as well as administrative PT work. This is as well a good stepping stone if you want to be a licensed PT.
5. Dental hygienists
Dental hygienists focus on keeping your teeth and gums healthy through constant cleaning and polishing. They also come up with new techniques in promoting oral health care.
6. Forensic science technicians
Dreaming of becoming a real life CSI? Here’s your chance to do so!
7. Medical and health information assistants
They help out in providing health information as well as assist in providing your health needs.
8. Fitness and aerobics instructors
Fitness and aerobics instructors continue to be a need in various fitness centers, especially now that people are so obsessed with keeping their body in shape.
9. Veterinary technicians
Veterinary technicians are needed to provide quality health care to animals by performing medical tests for diagnosis and treatment. They are usually found in the fields of biomedical research, livestock management, and wildlife medicine.
10. Database administrators
They are responsible for managing database management systems in order to keep and extract important data in an understandable way. This job is expected to rise by almost 50 percent by 2016.