'How will I know what is the right job for me?'
In an online chat with readers on November 26, Mayank Gupta, COO, Edukart.com addressed queries on how to find the job that best matches one's skillsets.
For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript:
Mayank Gupta says, Hello All. Welcome to another hour of career talk with EduKart.com
job asked, hi, how to find the right job through linkedin? also please advise if there are other job networks where i can connect with professionals?
Mayank Gupta answers, at 2012-11-26 16:00:51To find a job through linkedin, you can use the 'Jobs' feature of linkedin. You should also watchout for ads which are shown on the right side of your profile screen.
student asked, Hello mayank sir, I am a student. How will I know what is the right job for me?
Mayank Gupta answers, You should try to introspect and evaluate your skills and interests to find the kind of job fit for you.
monty asked, What computing skills should i go for to make it into top It com,pany ?
Mayank Gupta answers, In addition to basic IT skills, you should be building competency in any one or two areas of programming and development. This will help the interviewer evaluate you on your core strengths.
Anindya asked, I am ITIL Certified, with almost 15+ years experience as Project Manager. would like to change my job now. How should I start for getting good offer?
Mayank Gupta answers, Dear Anindya, explore your network and the contacts you have built over years to find the right opening for yourself. You can also take help of high-end placement services groups.
sp asked, I am working as web developer from last 3 years and final year student of MCA. What would I have to move ahead.
Mayank Gupta answers, SP, you will need to show strong understanding of web development and latest concepts in web development. In your interview, you will also need to talk about the most challenging web development which you have done.
job asked, if i am applying for multiple jobs, how can i customise my CV and cover letter?
Mayank Gupta answers, Group the jobs in 2-3 types of jobs. Make different versions suited to the job requirements and send it to the employer. Make sure you dont provide any false information.
jamila asked, I am an MBA in finance.Should I go ahead for C.A.?
Mayank Gupta answers, Read the eligibility for C.A. first. Also think why do you want to go for C.A. if you already have a professional degree in finance? Control and Instrumentation is an area which finds its use in almost every manufacturing setup. Depending on the reasons you want to shift jobs, you can explore companies in the same domain, or a different industry altogether. You will need to understand what do you want to change in your current job.
akshaykumar asked, I'm working as C&I engineer in a power generating company for last 17.5 years and want some changes. What are the options available
Mayank Gupta answers, Control and Instrumentation is an area which finds its use in almost every manufacturing setup. Depending on the reasons you want to shift jobs, you can explore companies in the same domain, or a different industry altogether. You will need to understand what do you want to change in your current job.
akhilesh asked, i amworking as retail store manager i want to change the job in which sector i should go for batter opportunity
Mayank Gupta answers, Retail is a huge sector with unlimited opportunities. You should try to find a job in the same area as you are currently working.
abcabc asked, I am 42 with 19 years of experience in IT sales, I am applying to various jobs on Job portals but unfortunately conversion to return calls are very less. Any specific tip for better conversion ? Is there any age limit ?
Mayank Gupta answers, There can be multiple reasons behind lower number of return calls. Please make sure you are applying largely to those jobs which are advertised. You can also consult some top recruitment consultants.
Kirthi asked, Hello Mayank, I have 5 years of experience in back office & currently pursuing executive MBA progeam.would like to change my job now. How should I start?
Mayank Gupta answers, Find out the kind of jobs you need and then apply for them with your MBA written as ongoing in your resume.
akhilesh asked, sir. i am store manager but due to it is a franchise store so that my salary is not good,i am getting Rs5000 pm it is ok
Mayank Gupta answers, Try for better salaries by going to a bigger store.
sanjib asked, I am 11 years working experience in Web Development in PHP. I want to switch my job to Project Manager. How should i go about that?
Mayank Gupta answers, Dear Sanjib, you might need to go for an advanced degree in management to make yourself eligible for more senior roles.
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vinod asked, What are the sources to find job for senior position in BFSI sector?
Mayank Gupta answers, Vinod, firstly you will need an experience in the sector to apply for senior positions. All banks hire internally, or through notifications in job portals/ newspapers.
sunaina asked, Hello Sir,I am a fresher with a masters degree in HRD Psychology,currently searching for a job in the field of HR or psychology related jobs but unable to trace the right one..i am being offered recruitment related roles but not interested for them,kindly suggest me how to tap the right opportunities !!
Mayank Gupta answers, Sunaina, Do not miss out on the jobs you are getting just because its not the exact one you are looking for. Take up an opportunity and keep looking for Psychology related jobs.
Kirthi asked, KKJ - i have 5 years of work ex in investment banking & really bored, want a change in profile but not getting good offers.How should i go about?
Mayank Gupta answers, You might need to position your experience differently, e.g. by highlighting sectoral expertise rather than investment expertise. Such positing may open doors in a different profile.
BADIBAHOORANI asked, SIR , I AM PLANNING TO BECOME MANAGING DIRECTOR IN MNC . HOW IS MY IDEA AND PLANNING. I M 25 YEARS OLD
Mayank Gupta answers, Idea is good. Take some actions to proceed towards realising it.
vishnu asked, I'm haveing 6 years of exp in software testing now i want to move to cloud Coumputing tech. Can i ? if yes what i need to do?
Mayank Gupta answers, If you develop a skillset in cloud computing, you can definitely switch over.
Deepak asked, I am a B.Com graduate and have done a computer course from a reputed computer institute. I was working in the BPO industry for 6 years. From the past 3 years I am in the support department of a software firm. What should be my road ahead? Please guide.
Mayank Gupta answers, Deepak, you can either progress up the ladder in the BPO industry, or you can move towards technical domain and find opportunities in IT companies.
consultant asked, Hi Mayank! Thanks for this session. My question is simple. How do you know what is the right job for oneself? Did you always want to do what you are doing or you changed your want as per your availability of the jobs in hand?
Mayank Gupta answers, The right job is the one for which you feel motivated to go to office every morning. You know its the right job for you when you start enjoying it as an extension of your non-work life.
sunil asked, I m 19 yrs working experience in indirect taxation (Central Excise) in Gov. & pursuing executive MBA from IIT (last sem). I would like to switch the job. Can u advice me suitable avenues.
Mayank Gupta answers, I believe there must be a plenty of opportunities for you to explore. You will need to arrive at one or two focus areas where you want to find opportunities.
Sidharth asked, i have worked in Market Research for 6 years and now am lookfor a job last 5 months but not receiving any calls
Mayank Gupta answers, Highlight the strengths you have developed in the first few lines of your resume. This will attract the attention of the employer.
Jagdeep asked, Hi I have 3.5 years of Experience in FMCG-Durables sector. But i want move in IT Software development Sector as a Business Manager. Please guide me if i will be treated as fresher in that field???
Mayank Gupta answers, Your acquired skillset will be matched with the skills required for the BM position. Although you will not be considered as a fresher, still the road will be tough for you.
ohit asked, i am 25, PG in business management and have some experience in Managing a small family business for 3 years. i would like to start my own small business but lack some confidence, please advise.
Mayank Gupta answers, Start the new business on a small scale along with your existing business. Once you gain confidence, move completely into the new business.
sandeep asked, hi i am working in a finance company as a Admin & facility manager and want to change but not getting the good oppourtunity. Plz suggest the ways to highlight my self to get more interview calls
Mayank Gupta answers, Highlight the improvements you have brought in the systems in your office. This should attract attention of recruiters.
jain asked, I am planing to do an executive MBA, having 9 years experience. Will an exec MBA help is getting better opportunity?
Mayank Gupta answers, Yes definitely.
Samir asked, When should I decide that I should change my job? I am with a company for 5 years and now feel stagnated and out of commitment.
Mayank Gupta answers, Dear Samir, if you are getting such feelers, then it is the right time to look for other opportunities.
Talha asked, i have failed SYBA win all subject and having FYBA 2 ATKT Pending now after 5 years of Gap i want to pursue for BLS/LLB from Mumbai Rizvi College will i be able to get the admision
Mayank Gupta answers, Please see the eligibility criteria of the college to get your answer.
Mayank Gupta says, Dear All, we have 10 minutes left in the chat. Please post your questions if any.
xs asked, i am working in a telecom backend company as a cluster manager and want to change but not getting the good oppourtunity. i have 9yers exprierance of telecom and 2yers of admin and current company,Plz suggest the ways to highlight my self to get more interview calls
Mayank Gupta answers, Highlight the projects you have undertaken and the key accomplishments you have achieved. This should convince the recruiter to talk to you.
Mayank Gupta says, Dear All, thank you for your questions. We will resume this session to answer more queries. For more career counseling, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your personal details.
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