Every industry is going through an internal churning in the slowdown that the world is facing. While, the world is looking towards China and the other BRIC countries Brazil, Russia and India, the industry is also facing a new dilemma. It is a question which the industry is finding very difficult to address. The working professional who have put in 30-35 years of service in any industry were not too long ago were considered an asset. They used to be in demand in rival companies as well. In the poaching that used to be witnessed cutting across all industries barring the IT and ITES, these experienced professionals were very much in demand.
It was widely believed that a resume has 30 seconds to impress the recruiters. With more and more of information load coming in and patience of the people wearing thin, now the study by TheLadders has shown that a resume has roughly 6 seconds to impress the recruiter. A professionally re-written resume does score over other resume. The recruiters were asked to evaluate a large number of variants of resume and they gave thumbs up to the resume which were professionally written. It is not that a writing a professional resume involves rocket science, rather it involves common sense.
IITs still retain aura about them. With so many of young minds aspiring for the illustrious courses in the islands of excellence, it is difficult to believe that IITs have lost in the race to become number academic institutions in the world. Mr Narayan Murthy, Infosys Mentor spoke yesterday that IITs of sixties and seventies were better compared to present times. IITs have always been known from the quality of education they have provided. And to extract the best from IITs’ faculties, one has to be really sharp as well. Present day students who get selected to IITians may not be so sharp as compared to IITians of yesteryears.
In India its quite common to find corporate executives working late and calling it day after 12 hours. This phenomenon was witnessed in some of the corporate houses earlier in late nineties when the private sector had not fully blossomed in India. Today working late is fad. Those who leave office early are looked at scornfully. The senior executives who have crossed around 50-55 years of age have generally college going children while the middle level executives have their young children going to school.
Engineering colleges have now so many girls studying for various branches of engineering. Girls have always been excelling in 10+2 board examinations every year, leaving all guys behind. Even medical profession is now boasts of about equal number of girl students in every batch. But there is one arena which has still not been fully conquered by girls, the mightiest IIT JEE. But what has this to do with the gender. Girls have been consistently outscoring boys in the CBSE or ICSE examinations for the number years that my memory serves right. Continue reading
India has become a hot destination for top professionals. India is likely to outpace China in GDP growth if it had not done so far. China’s growth story it seems is losing steam. India at the same time is red hot in terms of its economic growth. The growth brings with it many opportunities for the professionals. Some of these may be in form of consultancy, job openings or for that matter sub-letting. There exists opportunities galore.
Academic Excellence and Professional Success are two terms which we all believe have some relationship.But is it true ? There have been many professional successes stories of some brilliant individuals who have excelled in their lives. Some of these entrepreneurs have had no formal education in whole of their lives but still they have excelled in their real lives.
So you have resigned from your job and you would be taking up a new assignment shortly. Or for that matter you have attained the age of superannuation and you would be leaving your present job soon. There are some important last minute things you have scribbled on your notepad and you have tried to complete them to the extent possible.