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
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
Interesting read, this article on rediff. Good examples of how busineess is reacting to the changing changing face of careerist youth in India. The article does note an important point: Still, there are plenty of tensions between companies and young employees. Many Indian engineers are fascinated with cutting-edge technologies, yet much of the work for clients … Continue reading How fast can a career move in India?
Cube Rules is a blog where Scott Herrick discusses the perspective of the 'cubicle warriors', his blog is aptly named 'Career Management for Cubicle Warriors'. Recently, I got a chance to do couple of guest posts there around career management in India (Thanks Scott!). In an attempt to do justice to the topics I chose, I … Continue reading Career Management in India – guest posts on CubeRules
This thought again came to my mind yesterday while talking to a relative of mine. She has great potential, good educational background, but she seems to be stuck in a company and gotten into a comfort zone she doesn't want to come out of. I tried very hard to make a case for doing something … Continue reading Manage your career, please!
I have had the opportunity to talk to many college going students and fresh college passouts about their goals, and most of the time I hear them talking about 'getting a job with highest possible salary'. Everytime I end up telling them to look for jobs with learning and growth potential instead, and most of the … Continue reading Career management gives better return on your talent investment
If you are exposed to US schools and colleges, you will realize that resident counselors are available in almost all the schools, armed with on-line and offline personality test suites, and willing to provide career guidance for colleges as well as jobs. Private career counseling services abound too. Contrast this with situation in India: very … Continue reading How is career counseling at school level in India different than US?