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"The global Corporate Sector"

Discussion in 'Working Women' started by RamyaVaradharajan, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hello all, very pleasant evening!

    Here, I would like to invite your opinions and suggestions on how it feels to be exposed to the world at large. Almost many college students are being placed in good, global MNCs in their final year. A job at hand assures them that their life is not hanging in air. But what would be the feeling as such? A fresher at work! Irrespective of the disciplines taken at college; students are hired by the companies and trained in different domains.

    To quote an example, I would refer my own self. Being a Bio-tech student, am placed in an IT company. A change in track if am grabbing this opportunity.

    What would you attribute to this revolutionized world?

    Please do pool in your view points as am preparing a report work on the same!!

    Awaiting good and valuable posts!
     
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  2. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,

    A Bio-Tech student joining a IT Company... Either the student shouldn't know the value of his/her field or should be desperate to join a Job... If there is no desperation, Bio-Tech has much wider scope that an IT co.

    On the contrary if it is a Art/Com/Sci student wants to join then it is a different issue. It is a good opening as the salary levels are good and they have a good growth prospects.

    It is not advisable for students who do specialised subjects/courses to join IT co.

    This is purely my personal opinion...

    Veda
     
  3. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    hello Veda,

    thanks for your suggestion. And i would like to bring to light that am not desperate about "a job" now. As i have already mentioned in one of my posts earlier, i would like to settle myself as an entrepreneur. I have started my plans regarding the same. I always wish to learn more in life and now i plan to get experience in IT field as it would help me to pursue my goal.

    Am very clear in my career pathway. One should not limit his/her own self within the four walls laid by their own conscience. I want to try my hand in a different sector and prove my abilities there as i have done in my own field now:).

    Really appreciate your sincere reply. Thank you!
     
  4. yamusarna

    yamusarna Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Ramya,

    Your question was thought provoking for me since my interests are in HR and People management.

    Unfortunately, not everyone has clear goals like you. They get into a sector just for the money, or for the prospects. They are good initially in their career, but later find it difficult to cope.

    The companies know this fact, but they want to take chances, as the crunch for the graduates is more now.The Company is ready to spend loads on the training and induction, because they want resources. Some Companies recruit for later needs.

    Like in your case, the company might be hopeful of getting business from a biotec company and with your specialized knowledge in that area and some training in IT, you could turn out to be a valuable resource for them.

    Ultimately, the answer lies in the strategy. The company and the Individual should know what they want and how they want to get it.I must appreciate, that you have clearly identified you goals. All, you have to do now is to work towards it and be flexible and focussed at the same time.

    Let me know when you start you company. I may have lots to learn from you.

    All the best,

    Yamuna.
     
  5. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hello Yamuna ma'am, a very cheerful evening to you!

    Really encouraging you were in your post. Hearty thanks:)

    I always believe in planning properly for any kind of job. When it comes to career (according to me) a well designed plan will train you to adapt yourself for any kind of situation that awaits you.

    I totally agree with your concept of current trend that we experience with the IT sector. Its also a "brain-drain" of a different sort. A slightly different shade helps the recruiters to keep in pace. They are not to be blamed for the "globalisation phenomenon" drawing all the recruiters to young and fresh minds! But it is up to us to keep us in the right track and identify our own potentials and tapping the same to the finest and maximum extent possible.
    Keep posting and share your healthy ideas:2thumbsup:
     
  6. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    A very cheerful evening to all!

    I would like to get response regarding what the corporate sector requires from the present day youth. We know and agree that, the global corporate sector is booming in its opportunities every second. It has created opportunities for many deserving candidates.

    Those who have experience in the same or heard of your relatives words can share the same here, so that this thread might be useful for those who are to step into the field.

    Thank you for your valuable suggestions (in advance).

    Motivation plays a significant role in young adults! Let someone benefit from your encouraging posts.
     
  7. Aarushi

    Aarushi Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi Ramya,

    First of all, Congrats on getting your new job! I wish you well in your future endeavors. :)

    Your question about "what the corporate sector requires from the present day youth" is rather generic in nature since the corporate sector does not comprise of a single entity or industry.

    There are diverse kinds of businesses employing people with diverse qualifications for their different divisions. In construction work for example you would need people who are capable of hard physical labor. In finance, you would require people who are very good in maths, accounting etc. In sales, you would need to be an extrovert, smooth in convincing people to your point of view etc.

    However there are a few general qualities that make a person an asset to a company. They are (according to me):

    (1) Good Team player - Most of the work nowadays are done by teams, so the person should be able to work well in teams and contribute fully.

    (2) Willing to wear different hats at different points of time - you should not restrict yourself to any one role. If a chance comes to learn something new or work on a different kind of project, take it. It will give you new skills as well as distinguish you in management's eyes as somebody who is willing to take risks and new responsibilities.

    (3) Effective time management and prioritization - You might never have enough time on your hands to do all the work that is handed to you. So learn to prioritize. What gives the maximum output and benefits the most or is the most crucial. This might take some time but as you learn the business, it would come more naturally to you.

    (4) Good Communication skills - This basically means that whatever you speak, should make sense. Also, practice giving good presentations because every now and then you might need to do that in front of top management/boss. Practice always makes you better. Get a friend to point out your flaws. E.g. Do you look at the screen instead of the people while talking? Do you umm and aaah a lot while speaking? Do you meander a lot rather than sticking to the point? These are some pertinent things that only a 3rd person will be able to tell you. Or you could do a video of yourself and watch. This will definitely help you in improving your communication skills.

    Hope these pointers help...:2thumbsup:


     
  8. RamyaVaradharajan

    RamyaVaradharajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hello Aarushi ma'am, a very pleasant and exciting evening!


    Thanks a lot for your valuable and patient reply. True. Those are the characteristics that need to be possessed by an individual to survive in the fast developing IT sector.

    Thank you for your wishes ma'am:). Waiting eagerly to start my tenure even though i hear from people that it is monotonous and tiring. Only when i experience or step my foot in, i will be able to feel what and how it is for me!!


    Take care

    Regards
     
  9. leelal

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    Hi Ramya,

    Congratulations on your new and very very first job.!!

    from your emails, its quiet clear that you are well read and quiet analytic and you want t broaden your experiences. Definetely you will have great success in Life.

    As one of our Ilite member has pointed out, a BioTech student shouldn't opt for IT that is doing software activities in other domains. There are IT activities in BioTech field as well. So pls check the background of the company, project description for better candidate profiling.
    Corporate expectations from candidates are
    1. Good communication, presentation skills and active listening skills.
    2. excellent analytical skills and eagernessa nd adaptablity to learn and practise various technologies.

    As the corporate expects, you will be a good fit. Same time, you should interrogate urself whether that matches your career aspirations. Once you get into IT (not related to Bio-tech), few years down the line, it will be difficult to turn the steering to Biotech without higher qualifications.

    So pls ask urself the below.
    1. Why did you chose BioTech as your education discipline when IT, CS and ECE were available?
    2. Look at what you want to do in long Term?
    3. Are u interested in taking up masters in the same field?
    4. Is money and job very essential for you now?
    5. What are the current immediate opporutnities available in India in Biotech field?

    Answering the above might definetely help u to take the right decision.

    Lots of people in IT are doing maintenance or less skilled jobs compared to their main interest and discipline.
    ALL THE BEST!!
     
  10. chittidallas

    chittidallas New IL'ite

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    Hi All,
    This is one kind of interesting topic to discuss in today's world. {most of my views expressed compared to IT as i am already in IT and does not have much skills in other fields }
    Per my understanding that,
    1. It is not necessary to choose the career in which you have finished your graduation. You may not have chosen the right specialization which suits u may be bcoz of different circumstances. It is all depends on one's own interests/skills and today's economy and market outside.
    2. In today's very high competitive world, It is required that one has to have/develop different kind of skills not limited to one/few but in every other aspect... One has to be very good communicator/technically strong/dynamic/Leadership qualities/Discipline/Good Manners, everytime keep improving one's own skills and to be flexible enough to changing market conditions/growing economy very knowledgeable....
    3. Depending on one's own career, that they need to be in update with corresponding chosen field's conditions.....
    4. Before choosing their own career, better to analyse which field they are interested to go for, whether that will give better results in future, whether it vl make him financially gud career, whether it have bright future/ is it very stable field/more flexible field that chose...
    In general, I would say whatever the one's own career, these days it is really highly priority to be talented/successful/exploring themselves/practicing/improving skills in all directions not specifically only in one direction i would say. "PRACTICE MAKES MAN PERFECT".
    "SUCCESS IS NOT DESTINATION BUT A JOURNEY".
    The one has to have unique skills which he/she could show that It is only he/she suits for that with competitive world. it is only you have to show ur skills, ther is no one else could give u bright future none other than you....

    It all depends only on you whether you are "ONE IN THOUSANDS" or "ONE OF THOUSANDS".

    Thnx,
    Chitti.
     

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