My recent talk with a 3rd yr student in a Greater Noida engineering college left me very disturbed about lack of quality and responsibility of such private colleges. My thoughts on what needs fixing, and what we can do about it.
Career counseling advice and discussions for students
Managing conflict at workplace – II
In the previous post, I described the scenario of two smart people in conflict in an organization and why they need to engage in a deep conversation. Here are some of the aspects of such a conversation that A and B need to keep in mind: Create shared goals: Without such a goal, no conversation … Continue reading Managing conflict at workplace – II
Review of career sites – Mission impossible?
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been reviewing some of the career sites that seem to be popular in India. The goal was to understand how good (or bad) these sites are and then hopefully recommend some sites that are useful. However, while going through these sites, I realized that I promised … Continue reading Review of career sites – Mission impossible?
Measuring Career Growth – Final (career phases framework)
This is the last article in the series on Measuring Career Growth, which started off by talking about measures of success and implication of having multiple measures vis-à-vis time, and was followed by posts on financial and learning goals, followed by a post on job complexity and satisfaction. As I promised in the last post, … Continue reading Measuring Career Growth – Final (career phases framework)
Measuring Career Growth – Part III (Job Complexity and Satisfaction)
This is the 3rd post in the series on measuring career growth, and a follow-up to the post on financial and learning goals. In this post, I will talk about 3rd goal (job complexity) and also touch upon the job satisfaction aspect of all these goals, which came up in one of the comments. Job … Continue reading Measuring Career Growth – Part III (Job Complexity and Satisfaction)
Measuring Career Growth (Financial and Learning goals) – Part II
This is the follow-up to my last post in which I talked about various measures of career success and the need to prioritize various goals so that trade-offs can be made when time is factored in. In this post, I will focus on two goals and their measures: financial and learning. Financial Goals: Even though … Continue reading Measuring Career Growth (Financial and Learning goals) – Part II
Measuring Career Growth – Part I
In one of my previous articles, I talked about various measures of success that one can use for their career planning and management. Specifically, I talked about 4 ways: Financial goals Learning/competencies goals Job complexity goals Career Plan goals Note that setting any kind of measurable goal is an exercise in itself (see a series … Continue reading Measuring Career Growth – Part I
Discovering your strengths and likes
This is the second follow-up post to my previous post on mapping career path where I mentioned a way to map out your career growth path if you know your life goal, your value system, your strengths/weaknesses, your likes/dislikes, and your skills/competencies. So how do you discover your strengths and likes? One of the most interesting book on … Continue reading Discovering your strengths and likes
Discovering your life goal
This is a follow-up post to my previous post on mapping career path where I mentioned a way to map out your career growth path if you know your life goal, your value system, your strengths/weaknesses, your likes/dislikes, and your skills/competencies. How does one discover/find/define the life goal? This is an important question, because this determines the … Continue reading Discovering your life goal
Mapping your career path
In my previous posts on managing one's own career, I mentioned that a great way to measure your progress in career is tracking it against your desired career growth path. This is a great way because it provides us with the most direct way of mesuring the return on the time and talent investment we are … Continue reading Mapping your career path