The objective of this presentation is to
inspire the youth of today across the globe to
approach life positively and think laterally
while dealing with their professional lives
The subject is too wide to be covered in a
single presentation , but have attempted to
provide enough to ignite the enlightened
minds to be happy about their existence and
constantly seek new opportunities to succeed
These are challenging times with a plethora
of exciting careers options available
The aim of this presentation is to provide a
flavor of some currently exciting areas of
Some companies have been cited only as an
example , and with no intention to malign
others that have not found a mention
Being a broad area for discussion ,no
misunderstanding should arise if any career
has been left out; it could be simply
The apex management with decision taking
responsibilities command phenomenal
remunerations. The entry level in corporate
though demands lots of struggle and hard work
for sustenance. But once you are at the higher
management level your salaries are what you
wish. If you are holding a management degree
from a renowned institute, even the sky can not
be your limit. With the present trend of hiring
young CEOs and managements on board, doors to
endless & wide opportunities has opened
up.Engineers, CA s and HR Professionals with dint
of sheer hard work can have phenomenal
Some of the top multinational corporates
help you to hone not only your technical
skills ,but also in other functional areas in a
sustainable manner .They have a rigorous
management trainee programme which takes
you through critical projects to enable on the
job learning and getting to know your
Great places to work for include Unilever,
Procter & Gamble , General Electric ,
Johnson & Johnson ,though this is only the
tip of the iceberg
At Unilever, we believe in investing in the future.
That‘s why have created the Unilever Sustainable
Living Plan and why we‘re constantly developing
bigger, better, faster innovations. It‘s also the reason
we put so much energy into developing the business
leaders of tomorrow… you.
Whether you‘re a graduate looking for on-the-job
training through our Unilever Future Leaders
Programme, or a student looking for a hands-on
internship in a pioneering and fast-moving business,
we‘ve got what you‘re looking for. When you join
Unilever, you‘ll be working on live projects and
gaining experience at one of the world‘s most
competitive and successful consumer goods
"AT UNILEVER, IT‘S NOT JUST ABOUT SOAP OR
SHAMPOO. IT‘S ABOUT HOW PEOPLE LIVE.
IT‘S ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE GET A BETTER
QUALITY OF LIFE AND IN DOING SO HELPING
US BUILD A STRONGER, BETTER BUSINESS‖
CHRIS LOXLEY, NEW BUSINESS MANAGER, R&D
Management consultants help organisations to solve issues,
create value, maximise growth and improve the business
performance of their clients. They use their business skills
to provide objective advice, expertise and specialist skills
which the organisation may be lacking.
Management consultants are primarily concerned with the
strategy, structure, management and operations of an
organisation. They will identify options for the organisation
and suggest recommendations for change, as well as
helping with additional resources to implement solutions.
Consultants operate across a wide variety of services such
as business strategy, marketing, financial and management
controls, human resources, information technology, e-
business and operations, and supply-chain management.
Consultancy firms range from larger firms that offer end-
to-end solutions to smaller or niche firms that offer
specialist expertise, skills and industry knowledge.
The day-to-day activities of management consultants are often complex and varied.
Projects can vary in length depending on the type of consultancy, firm and the
demands of the client. They can involve an individual or a large team and may be
based in one location or across various sites including overseas.
Typical tasks, particularly for new graduate recruits, involve:
carrying out research and data collection to understand the organisation;
interviewing client's employees, management team and other stakeholders;
running focus groups and facilitating workshops;
preparing business proposals/presentations.
New recruits tend to spend most of their time at the client's site.
In addition to the above, tasks for more experienced and senior consultants involve:
identifying issues and forming hypotheses and solutions;
presenting findings and recommendations to clients;
implementing recommendations/solutions and ensuring the client receives the
necessary assistance to carry it all out;
managing projects and programmes;
leading and managing those within the team, including analysts;
liaising with the client to keep them informed of progress and to make relevant
Shape the world
―We take on problems
that most people shy
away from. And your
ability to work for an
institution that does
that with gusto and
without fear is a very
Complex problems–such as global poverty and
access to quality health care–require
collaboration among the public, private, and
social sectors to achieve progress.
Because of our relationships, networks, and
client work across these three sectors, we have
a unique opportunity to integrate insights and to
bring the right leaders together to make a
significant positive difference for the world.
We believe in building ―tri-sector athletes,‖
which means your work at McKinsey can span
combinations of all three sectors, giving you the
unique perspectives and expertise to take on our
clients‘ toughest challenges.
Here are some of the ways we are creating positive
change for our clients.
In the United States, we‘re helping cable companies
In Eastern Europe, we helped a financial services
group gain 25 percent market share to become the
dominant franchise in the region.
In China, we developed a revitalization plan for the
downtown shopping area of one of the busiest cities
in the world.
In the Middle East, we worked with a nation‘s leading
hospital to reduce waiting times for diagnostic
radiography from 262 days to nine days.
In Europe, we helped implement an innovative CO2
trading platform that aspires to reduce pollution
across the region.
Management Consulting enables you to do stimulating work with really smart
and very capable people who enjoy collaborating with each other to solve
challenging issues for clients.
•Working as a management consultant is a very fulfilling way to use your
experience. At Accenture, you will be working with leading organizations in
the private and public sector across all industries so your knowledge will be
put to good use and enhanced via the work you do.
•Consulting allows you to stretch yourself. You will apply and continuously
develop your own strengths and expand your expertise with each new project.
Working in Accenture Management Consulting enables you to experience things
differently as you build your career.
•Our management consulting approach has been developed over time based
on on-going research and practical application. You will acquire new skills in
management consulting and be able to tap into a whole field of expertise that
you can use for the rest of your life. You will benefit from new training
curricula and learning at the world‘s most demanding and exhilarating clients.
We want people who bring intellect to everything they do,
people who have the potential to develop into business or
government leaders, and who will be credible in the
boardrooms and other executive levels of the world‘s
biggest companies and public sector institutions.
•Management Consulting people are highly talented and
very diverse individuals, as you might expect in a large
•When recruiting, we look for talented people of varied
•We want to hire people who are excited by working at
the cutting-edge of business and government, and enjoy
working collaboratively to drive outcomes for clients.
Big bucks and long hours are the hallmarks of the investment banking
industry. After all, keeping on top of the world's financial markets can be
an almost 24/7 job, especially in a down economy. But the financial
rewards-not to mention being a part of some of the big-name business
deals that you see in headlines-can make the grueling hours an
Investment banking isn't one specific service or function. It is an umbrella
term for a range of activities: underwriting, selling, and trading
securities (stocks and bonds); providing financial advisory services, such
as mergers and acquisition advice; and managing assets. Investment
banks offer these services to companies, governments, non-profit
institutions, and individuals.
The action and players in investment banking are still centered around
Wall Street and midtown Manhattan in New York City along with a few
other money centers around the world, such as San Francisco, London,
and Tokyo, but the list of players is getting smaller as the industry
consolidates and firms fall to today's struggling economy. Today, leading
banks include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Credit Suisse,
and JPMorgan Chase. These and other firms are regular visitors to campus
career centers-though recruitment has slowed (and layoffs have
increased) considerably because of the recession that began in 2008.
The intensely competitive, action-oriented, profit-hungry world
of investment banking can seem like a larger-than-life place
where deals are done and fortunes are made. In fact, it's a great
place to learn the ins and outs of corporate finance and pick up
analytical skills that will remain useful throughout your business
career. But investment banking has a very steep learning curve,
and chances are you'll start off in a job where the duties are
more Working Girl than Wall Street.
Wall Street is filled with high-energy, hardworking young
hotshots. Some are investment bankers who spend hours hunched
behind computers, poring over financial statements and churning
out spreadsheets by the pound. Others are traders who keep one
eye on their Bloomberg screen, a phone over each ear, and a
buyer or seller on hold every minute the market's in session.
Traders work hand in hand with the institutional sales group,
whose members hop from airport to airport trying to sell big
institutions a piece of the new stock offering they have coming
down the pipeline. Then there are the analytically minded
research analysts, who read, write, live, and breathe whichever
industry they follow.
You shouldn't go into banking just for the money-the lifestyle is too demanding. To
survive in investment banking, much less to do well, you'll need to like the work
itself, which requires the research ability of a skilled investigative journalist, the
focused attention of a surgeon, and the physical endurance (to withstand the long
hours) of a marathon runner. Of course, you also have to have top-notch analytical
skills, which allow you to spot market trends and oncoming industry changes. And,
quite honestly, even if you love the work, an investment banking career can still be
a tough road, especially in recent years. In fact, U.S. News and World
Report dropped investment banking from its "Best Careers" rankings in 2009. The
magazine sites the financial industry's collapse for "decimating" the job market for I-
If the market or your industry group is in a slump (or if your firm suddenly decides
to get out of a certain segment of the business), there's always the chance that you
may find a pink slip on your desk Monday morning. Stories coming from the Street
these days detail entire groups being called into the boss's office only to be laid off-
all at once. Some of the biggest I-banking layoffs of 2008 include 35,000 from Bank
of America, and 73,000 from Citigroup.
But, if you like fast-paced, deal-oriented work, are at ease with numbers and
analysis, have a tolerance for risk, and don't mind putting your personal life on hold
for the sake of your job, investment banking may be a great career choice. But if
this doesn't sound like you, a job in investment banking could turn out to be a bad
dream come true.
First, if you're an undergraduate, you'll want to try to get an internship: it's the best
way to secure an eventual offer. If you're an undergraduate from an Ivy League
school with a great GPA, bidding recruiting points is still a favorable option-however,
college recruiters are usually sent from the prestigious bulge-bracket firms, and not
the smaller, specialized niche firms or boutiques. It's important to discern the type
of bank for which you are best suited, so conduct your own independent research.
Big firms tend to have more turnover than smaller niche firms, which may better
nurture their investment in training you.
If you're not an Ivy League graduate, and recruiters haven't been breaking down
your door, networking is your best bet. Use your school's alumni network LinkedIn
connections, and your neighbors and acquaintances to get in touch with someone at
the I-bank of your choice. If you're a good student who is truly interested, you've got
If you have an MBA or other advanced business certification, you'll be paid more for
a position than someone with a BA. But those with prior experience always get first
shot, so be sure to get an internship. Industry expertise and prior corporate finance
work can also be a way in, but you'll have to be patient.
If your degree isn't in business, take heart in the knowledge that banks are
increasingly encouraging applications from candidates with specialized resumes in
order to better appeal to a growing client base.
Undergrads and MBAs from top schools are recruited for a number of openings that is small even in
the best of times-so you can imagine what the meltdown of a number of banks on Wall Street
means for those seeking a banking gig. Competition is fierce, so if you're not from a top-tier
school, you may need to be more resourceful and persistent than those who are. Again, doing an
internship in investment banking is essential to breaking into the field in today's business
environment. Networking is key; make use of your alumni network.
A good tip for finding a secure I-banking job is to stay out of the bulge bracket firms that took
bailout money in 2008 and 2009, especially Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, which
have not been approved to pay the government back and could need federal help for years to
come. A few places budding investment bankers should consider looking for opportunities are
boutique firms, healthcare organizations, and firms based in Asia and the Middle East, as well as
specialties such as risk management, restructuring, and financial planning/wealth management.
The position you'll start at obviously depends on your education level. Undergrads vie for two-year
positions as analysts. If you do well, depending on the firm, you may get to stay for a third year,
perhaps even abroad. MBAs compete for fast-track associate slots, and international assignments
may be available for those who want them.
Midcareer people are recruited by headhunters or hired on an ad hoc basis for positions at various
levels. Though relatively few people come into the industry from other fields, it can be done,
especially by those who have a technical background in a specific industry and an aptitude for and
interest in finance. Otherwise, expect to start at the bottom.
Investment bankers are like financial consultants for
corporations-which is precisely where the Corporate Finance
Group comes into play. As a member of Banking or CorpFin, you
serve the sellers of securities-Fortune 1000 companies in need of
cash to fund growth, and private companies that are looking to
complete an IPO-by buying all the shares or all the bonds a
company has for sale, which are then resold by your firm's sales
force to investors on the market.
Many investment banks divide their corporate finance
departments into industry subgroups, such as technology,
financial institutions, health care, communications,
entertainment, utilities, and insurance, or into product groups
such as high-yield, private equity, and investment-grade debt.
As an investment banker in corporate finance, you will
underwrite equity and debt (bond) offerings, help firms devise
and implement financial strategies, analyze their financial needs
(such as how to structure balance sheets and when and how to
proceed with funding initiatives), and work with the sales and
trading departments to determine valuations for new offerings.
The mergers and acquisitions group (known as M&A)
provides advice to companies that are buying another
company or are being acquired. M&A work can seem very
glamorous and high-profile. At the same time, the work
leading up to a headline-grabbing multibillion-dollar
acquisition (such as Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth in 2009)
can involve a herculean effort to crunch all the
numbers, perform the necessary due diligence, and work
out the complicated structure of the deal. As one insider
puts it, "You have to really like spending time in front of
your computer with Excel." Often, the M&A team will also
work with a CorpFin industry group to arrange the
appropriate financing for the transaction (usually a debt or
equity offering). In many cases, all this may happen on a
very tight timeline and under extreme secrecy. M&A is
often a subgroup within corporate finance; but in some
firms, it is a stand-alone department. M&A can be one of
the most demanding groups to work for.
Public finance is similar to corporate finance
except that instead of dealing with corporations,
it works with public entities such as city and
state governments and agencies, bridge and
airport authorities, housing authorities,
hospitals, and the like. Although the basic
services (financial advisory and underwriting)
and the financial tools (bonds and swaps, but no
equity) are similar to those used for private
sector clients, numerous political and regulatory
considerations must be assessed in the
structuring of each deal. A particular key issue
involves how to get and maintain tax-exempt
status for the financial instruments the client
Research departments are generally divided into two main
groups: fixed-income research and equity research. Both types of
research can incorporate several different efforts, including
quantitative research (corporate financing strategies, specific
product development, and pricing models), economic research
(economic analysis and forecasts of U.S. and international
economic trends, interest rates, and currency movement), and
individual company research. It's important to understand that
these are "sell-side" analysts (because they in effect "sell" or
market stocks to investors), rather than the "buy-side" analysts
who work for the institutional investors themselves.
As a researcher, you'll meet with company management and
analyze a company's financial statements and operations, provide
written and oral updates on market trends and company
performance, attend or organize industry conferences, speak
with the sales force, traders, and investment bankers about
company or industry trends, develop proprietary pricing models
for financial products, make presentations to clients on relevant
market trends and economic data, offer forecasts and
recommendations, and watch emerging companies.
We believe that a bank can be about more than just the
profits it makes, that by doing things the right way we can
be a powerful force for good.
Our brand promise, Here for good, sets out our deep and
lasting commitment to people, to the communities in
which we live and work, and to building a sustainable and
responsible business for the long run. And it's this
commitment that not only sets us apart as a bank but also
as an employer.
By developing your strengths, valuing your unique
perspectives and enabling you to make a difference to our
success, we'll help you to fulfil your potential. Getting the
most from this opportunity will rely on you sharing our
commitment to delivering performance for our
shareholders, building lasting relationships while
demonstrating a passion for helping us do good - for
customers, communities and your colleagues.
We offer potential for bright minds with big
ambitions, and actively encourage our people to
pursue job opportunities within our network that are
in line with their career aspirations.
Whether the right opportunity is local or
international, we'll provide the necessary support to
help you realize your ambition. We'll draw your
attention to available opportunities via our internal
Job Watch portal, which allows you to set up alerts
for relevant job opportunities.
And if the next move is overseas, then our dedicated
International Mobility team will partner with you to
ensure a smooth transition for both you and your
With offices in 68 countries, and a growing team,
your next step could be just around the corner.
Long before he became a successful bank
executive, James Hyman turned down an offer
to be a recording artist for a reason he is too
embarrassed to share publicly.
Let's just say that Hyman's youthful pride at the
time dissuaded him from accepting that offer.
"I would have been a rock-and-roll singer," said
Hyman, 65. "I'm dead serious. I had my
opportunity and I didn't take it."
Instead, he chose a lifelong career in banking
that for the last 12 years placed him at the
helm as the founding president and CEO of
Hopewell Valley Community Bank.
It's a career path that has suited him and
Hopewell Valley Community Bank quite well.
Over the years, Hyman learned the key to
having a bank that flourishes, especially a
community bank such as Hopewell Valley, is to
focus on the people.
Both regular as well as emergency medical
services are always in demand, driving in huge
amount of respectable money. Doctors having
private practice and are well recognized and
renowned (specially specialized ones like
Surgeons, etc.) command high consultation fees.
And to talk about the non-tangible asset in terms
of dignity and respect their profession earns
them, is unmatchable. The other professionals
like dentists, dietitians, etc.; with good practice
are as well quite much in the race. Similarly the
medical service institutions like Apollo, Dr. Lal
Path Lab‘s, etc. drive lots of money and job
1) Communication skills. Doctors must be able to communicate
effectively with nurses, staff members, and other doctors. But most
importantly, they must be able to communicate well with patients. This
communication goes beyond simply informing them of facts—a good
doctor is able to emotionally connect with a patient, and is able to
empathize with their fears, concerns, and unasked questions. No doctor
enjoys being the bearer of bad news, but it happens regularly for many
doctors, and it is important that they convey such information
sympathetically and professionally.
2) Time management skills. Life as a doctor is hectic. Beyond the
obvious need to attend to patients, a doctor is responsible for large
amounts of paperwork and other management tasks. The ability to
manage time well is critical for success. Fortunately, the experience of
attending medical school demands efficient time management—so the
vast majority of graduates have this skill figured out.
3) Problem solving skills. Doctors must be good problem
solvers. Whether in regards to managing their practice or in making a
complicated diagnosis, doctors are presented with problems on a regular
basis. It‘s imperative that a doctor have the ability to logically process
and work through problems in order to arrive at a solution.
4) The ability to separate work from their personal life. This
skill comes into play regularly for most doctors. For one thing,
constantly dealing with injury, illness, and death can be very
difficult psychologically for many people to handle. While it‘s
important to empathize with patients, if a doctor cannot clear his
mind when he moves on to the next patient or goes home for the
day, he will quickly become ineffective. It‘s also important for a
doctor to enjoy quality time away from his practice. Because
there is always so much work to be done, many doctors have
difficulty relaxing at home. But without time to relax and
rejuvenate, a burnout is inevitable.
5) Dedication to patients. A doctor needs to have a deep desire
to heal patients, first and foremost. Without that driving force, it
is impossible to put in the time and effort required first to get
through medical school, get through a residency program, and
ultimately open or join a practice. While the pay can be
rewarding, money alone is not a sufficient motivator to keep a
doctor or aspiring doctor moving. That motivator has to be a
sincere and heartfelt desire to help others. If that desire doesn‘t
exist, there is no point in trying to fake it.
There are many more skills that most successful doctors share, but
these are among the most important. Keep in mind, though, that
without an incredible work ethic and the ability to focus and
complete a lengthy list of tasks, none of these skills will be
IT industry and their solutions are always in
high demand round the globe and it thus
fetches exorbitant salaries to its employees.
The industry though has seen a downturn in
the past years, but the computer and
software dependency of the industries had
brought it up. The salaries paid are touching
the sky by the day and people thus in this
sector in any department get a pay far more
than in other sector and jobs here are
Just as an organization needs the right talent to drive its
business objectives, people need the right environment
to grow and achieve their career goals. The moment you
step into TCS, you would be greeted with that
unmistakable feeling of being at the right place. Along
with that, working with TCS affords you with a sense of
certainty of a successful career that would be driven by
boundless growth opportunities and exposure to cutting-
edge technologies and learning possibilities.
The work environment at TCS is built around the belief of
growth beyond boundaries. Some of the critical elements
that define our work culture are global exposure, cross-
domain experience, and work-life balance. Each of these
elements goes much deeper than what it ostensibly
There's more to us than meets the eye!
People from diverse backgrounds and geographies have come together in pursuit of
a common vision.
Open door policy:
Our corporate culture is open and inclusive; irrespective of your experience, you
will immediately be welcomed into the team, and would always have a significant
role to play.
Intense training and development programs facilitate on-the-job learning.
Our mentor programs foster supportive relationships that help develop skills,
behavior, and insights to enable you to attain your goals.
'Global Family' identity
What sets TCS apart is the support, encouragement, and nurturing provided to you
at every step... just like a family.
Maitree was started with an objective of bringing TCS associates and their families
closer and include them as a part of the TCS extended family
Customer service is a basic necessity for
every company irrespective of the industry
and size; and for that they are ready to pay
good money. Moreover with the global
recession waning, the call center job market
is booming once again. Good talents are thus
once again in high demand there. The other
perks offered in here are as well a very good
Updating and maintenance of books of
accounts is a prerequisite for every company,
for which they are willing to pay what the
professionals demand. Companies are
dependant on CAs and CFAs to keep their
books handy for the audit time; and for
annual financial planning as well. Thus a
wizard at accounts and numbers has
phenomenal job options at his hand, or you
can do private practice as well demanding
fees as per your expertise.
After you pass the CPA exam, you‘ll probably be itching to
get into the job market to start making some money!
Chances are good that with a CPA license in hand, you can
choose to do external auditing.
If you choose to become an independent auditor you have
no special relationship with or financial interest in the
client that would cause you to disregard evidence and
facts when evaluating your client. Obviously, being
independent means you can‘t both work for the client and
be its external auditor. External auditors also conduct
compliance, operational, and forensic audits.
Opening your own one-person business probably isn‘t the
way to go if you plan to be an external auditor conducting
financial statement audits. If you want to do financial
statement audits, you may consider getting your CPA
license and immediately opening your own one-person
shop. However, doing so may not be the smartest choice.
To do financial statement audits, you need two things that
you can‘t get working in a one-person firm:
The solid, practical experience you need to put out a
quality product: Textbook knowledge only takes you so
far; learning by working for experienced CPAs is the logical
complement to your classroom studies.
A support staff that can sufficiently tackle the work
involved: CPA firms have layers of employees, from the
junior auditor to the partner, to review the work product
before it goes to the client. Furthermore, maintaining a
high-quality system for financial statement audits that
meets the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants‘ (AICPA) quality peer review process is almost
impossible. Why? Catching mistakes in your own work is
quite difficult. Additionally, each audit has such a
significant volume of work that a sole member firm would
have serious problems getting a quality audit completed in
a timely fashion.
Many boutique firms are one-person shops, and they can be very
successful. However, if you‘re a newer auditor, it is a good idea to work
for a CPA firm to gain valuable experience. Indeed, you may have no
choice because many states have an experience requirement that must
be met prior to receiving your CPA license .
As an auditor with your new CPA license in hand, you have a few options
for finding a job, including the following:
Large firms: CPA firms can be huge. The big four CPA firms — KPMG, Ernst
& Young, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Deloitte — conduct the majority
of all global audits of public companies (those that sell their stock on
exchanges such as the NASDAQ).
Small firms: Many audit firms consist of a sole practitioner with a
professional staff of three or four members. These types of CPA firms
audit financial statements of private companies — those whose stock is
closely held by a small group of investors.
Private and publicly traded companies: You can also find jobs working
for private and publicly traded companies, usually in the capacity of an
internal auditor (CPA license not mandatory).
The government: You can get an auditing job working for local, state,
and federal government — CPA license not mandatory as well.
Although most CPAs look to do external auditing, other
career options are available to auditors, including those
who don‘t have a CPA license. Here are some of these
Internal auditing: Internal auditors work for the company
they audit and don‘t have to be CPAs. Their job is to make
sure the company runs efficiently and effectively; they
perform financial, internal control, and compliance audits
for the employer.
Government auditing: Think your government is spending
too much of your tax dollars on frivolous expenses? Then
consider a career as a governmental auditor working for
your local, state, or federal government.
Forensic auditing: Forensic auditors often discover
information that‘s used as litigation support. A CPA license
lends more validity when a forensic auditor testifies at
trial, but it‘s not mandatory. A forensic auditor looks at
records and documents just like any other auditor.
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this juncture I came to know about Chartered Accountancy. By this time I
had learnt to pursue my studies on my own. I thought if I can pursue B.Com
on my own then why not C.A.? Of course, pursuing the course was not easy.
It would be difficult for me to read for long time. I had to read keeping the
book close to my eyes. Commuting was also quite difficult. For a moment
my spirits would be shattered. But I would realise that this is not the way
to tackle a problem. I will have to find out ways and means of solving this. I
would read for sometime and then close my eyes and try to recollect
whatever I would have studied. This way I was not wasting my time and was
also giving rest to my eyes, which I needed the most. As far as commuting
was concerned, I would prefer to walk short distances, as catching the
public transport was difficult. For long distances, invariably I would take
the public transport. It was quite risky but I had to take the calculated risk.
After I lost vision in my left eye too, I had to look for means to continue my
studies and clear my examinations. But the important hurdle was to accept
that I am visually challenged. This did take some time as I would relate
myself with my friends who either had a good job or were happily married.
I realised that I should come out of this trauma. Sahaja Yoga meditation
came to my rescue. The meditation gave the overall balance which I
needed the most. I realised that I should accept the situation and go ahead,
instead of brooding. I came to know about the screen reading software and
learnt how to use computers. My urge to pursue the course was rekindled. I
got all the materials converted to soft copy and started studying. For few
subjects I took the assistance of volunteers. I also had to learn how to
communicate with the sc
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The commercial airline sector has witnessed
good growth and expansion in the recent
years. Many private companies have
collaborated; many have started new
services and/or more flights as per
possibilities. The inevitability of the sector
so has a constant demand for qualified
pilots, ground staff, stewards, air
Over 2,000 pilots have received training at government
and private flying schools over the last three years,
Minister of State for Civil Aviation KC Venugopal said today.
Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, he said that
a total of 741 pilots were trained at government flying
schools between 2010 and 2012.
―The total number of pilots trained at private flying
schools during the last three years is 1,337,‖ he said.
Replying to another question, Venugopal said that there
are at present 25 private flying schools and 55 private
aircraft maintenance engineers‘ training institutes in the
country. Of these, a large number are in Maharashtra.
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The career of airhostess is a promising option for
smart girls and women. This profession provides
the exciting experience of flying, visiting
different places and countries and interacting
with so many people from different walks of life.
The good pay package is another attraction. The
profession requires a lot of patience and involves
odd duty hours. Aspirants should have a sense of
responsibility, pleasing personality, presence of
mind, initiative, good physique, patience to
work long hours, systematic approach towards
duty, good appearance, communication and
interactive skills, language proficiency, pleasant
voice, team spirit, positive attitude, sense of
humour and so on.
Eligibility for appointment to the post of airhostess will be more
or less same in almost all airlines. Unmarried smart girls who
meet the following requirements are usually eligible for
selection: graduate or HSC (Plus Two) with a three-year diploma
in hotel management and catering technology from institutes
affiliated to National Council of Hotel Management or degree in
hotel management from a recognised Indian university. The
minimum height required is 157.5 cm (5'2"), and weight should be
in proportion to height. Age should not be more than 24. Upper
age limit is relaxed up to five years for SC/ST and three years for
OBC candidates. Normal eyesight (distant vision of at least 6/6 in
one eye and 6/9 in another eye) is needed. The candidate should
be fluent in English and one or more Indian languages. Preference
will be given to those conversant in foreign languages, such as
French, German and Japanese. Other requirements include a
clear complexion, dynamic and friendly attitude and a valid
Indian passport at the time of interview. Reservation is given to
SC/ST/OBC candidates. Selection is based on personal
presentation, test and interview.
Airhostess training is not mandatory or essential to get into this
profession. Self-preparation is needed. However, some institutes provide
training to develop basic skills required for the profession.
Most of the institutes are in the private sector.
The Small-Industries Service Institute (SISI), Hyderabad, in association
with Computer Management and Technical Education Society (CMTES),
provides a six-month advanced diploma course in airhostess for Plus Two-
passed candidates and graduates in any discipline. SISI-CMTES Hospitality
and Aviation School, Secunderabad - 500 003, is conducting this course.
For details, call 040-277 21610/277 20596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In Kerala, Free Bird Aviation and Management Services, Manacaud,
Thiruvananthapuram, and Frank Finn Institute at Kochi, (Ravipuram) and
Thiruvananthapuram (Pattom) are providing training.
Some other Air Hostess Training Institutes are as follows: Air Hostess
Academy, New Delhi - 110 024; Aptima Air Hostess Academy, New Delhi -
110 027; Frank Finn Management Consultants, Janakpuri, New Delhi - 110
058; Pacific Airways, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi - 110 087; Flyers Inc, New
Delhi - 110 014
With privatisation and foreign collaborations
increasing in the airline industry, demand for
airhostesses will increase. The employers in the
public sector are Air-India and Indian. Private
employers are many.
Career as an airhostess will last for about 10 years,
after that one can move on to ground duties, as
ground hostess, check hostess, trainer of airhostesses
and so on.
Airhostesses also get a chance to be promoted to the
posts of senior flight attendant and, then, head
attendant or similar positions. Sometimes, they get
opportunities to diversify in to other departments in
the airline industry. A senior air hostess can get a pay
of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000 a month in public/private
sector airlines. Foreign airlines pay more than Rs. 2
A well established lawyer as well advocates
on account of the nature and significance of
their service and track records, command
the fess of their desire. While the ones who
move ahead in the hierarchy and enter the
Govt. appointments are further in the top
bracket. Income of public prosecutors and
judges are quite rich including the additional
benefits that they get.
1. Diverse Legal Career Options
The complexities of our legal system have created hundreds of legal
career options that serve a variety of core and non-core legal functions.
From lawyers, judges and mediators to paralegals,secretaries and consult
ants, the legal professional‘s role is expanding and evolving to keep pace
with the ever-changing legal system.
2. Growth and Opportunity
In the last several years, the legal profession has experienced staggering
growth. A steady rise in profits and revenues, expanded headcounts and
significant salary increases have provided plenty of job opportunities in
a broad range of legal positions.
3. Financial Rewards
The legal profession is one of the most lucrative industries in today‘s job
market. Double-digit growth in recent years has produced healthy
revenues and rising salaries. Associates in the nation‘s largest law firms
start at $150,000 to $180,000 and partners earn average salaries in
excess of $1.2 million. Many non-lawyers also reap significant financial
rewards in the legal profession.
4. Client Service
At the heart of the legal professional‘s role is client service. Whether you are a
lawyer representing a multinational corporate client, a paralegal assisting abused
women obtain restraining orders or a law clerk researching a tax issue for a new
business, the fundamental purpose of the legal professional is the help others
resolve their legal problems.
5. Diverse Practice Areas
Increased segmentation and specialization in the legal profession has spawned a
growing number of legal specialties and sub-specialties that cater to almost every
legal interest. Legal professionals who seek a career in litigation can specialize
in criminal law, employment law,family law, products liability or dozens of other
practice areas. Legal professionals who prefer a career in corporate law can
specialize in tax law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, finance or another
corporate practice area that satisfies their interests.
6. Intellectual Challenge
Navigating an evolving legal system, advances in technology, vast bodies of case law
and the demands of the legal profession creates a stimulating intellectual
environment for the legal professional. Lawyers and non-lawyers alike must grapple
with conceptually challenging issues, reason with logic and clarity, analyze case and
statutory law, research complex legal issues and master oral and written
Historically, the legal profession has weathered economic
downturns quite well and should do so in the future, in part due
to the growing geographic and practice diversification of many
law firms. In fact, some practice areas such as
litigation, bankruptcy and reorganization, residential real estate
foreclosures and regulatory compliance will actually benefit from
an economic slowdown. As a result, legal professionals should
find plenty of job opportunities in any economic climate.
In a culture that views high pay, impressive schooling and societal
power as hallmarks of success, the legal profession has long been
regarded as a noble and elite profession. This image is further
boosted by the portrayal of legal careers in the media as
exciting, glamorous, fast-paced and desired. As a result, the legal
profession has held its allure and careers in the law remain is one
of the most sought-after professions in today‘s job market.
9. Global Perspective
More firms and corporations are crossing international
borders and expanding across the globe through mergers,
acquisitions, consolidation and collaboration with foreign
counsel. The globalization of the legal profession provides
today‘s legal professional with a world view and the
opportunity to serve international clients.
10. Dynamic Environment
The legal profession is continually changing and evolving,
bringing new challenges and rewards. Legal professionals
must be problem-solvers and innovators, willing to assume
new responsibilities, tackle new challenges, master new
technology and navigate an ever-evolving legal system.
This dynamic legal landscape makes each day unique and
fosters an enjoyable, fulfilling work experience.
NARIMAN'S POINT, COUNTERPOINT
He is the wise man of the Bar. Nariman's stature allows him to be blunt in court. He lets his
displeasure be known when a judge fails to understand a point — "No, no, that's not what I mean."
Nariman, 81, has aged beautifully. His voice has turned metallic over the years, but it still booms
in the biggest courtroom of all — the chief justice of India's , with its 40-feet high ceiling.
Nariman regularly loses his cool with assistants who try and come to his rescue while a judge is in
the middle of asking him a question. "Listen to the judge first, I say," he tells them testily. He can
also be impatient, especially with juniors who take too long to source a citation to buttress his
arguments — "Quick, quick, what are you doing."
Nariman started life as a lawyer in 1951, under the legendary Jamsetjee Kanga, and was enriched
by his senior's endless tales of real-life courtroom drama. He also imbibed his senior's motto:
"Work is worship." (Nariman is proud of the fact that India's first chief justice Harilal Kania was
also a product of Kanga's chamber.)
The case that got him into the real big league came 30 years into his career, in 1981. This was the
Needle Industry Company Case which related to intricate questions in company law. Nariman's
client had lost in the high court to the arguments of the famous H M Seerbhai. Nariman defended
him with great technical brilliance before the Supreme Court, which finally ruled in favour of
Even as he climbed the "greasy poles of success" , as he puts it, he has often found himself drawn
to hopeless cases. Maybe, it's because he believes in the saying: "The important thing is not
winning, but taking part; the important thing in life is not conquering, but fighting."
He charges Rs 2.5-3 lakh for a five minute argument on admission day, while a day-long hearing
could see him earn upwards of Rs 25 lakh. But he does many cases for free, too. As for what he
does with his money, his response is blunt: "That's nobody's business but mine." He's known to give
a lot of money to charity (apart from his pro bono work), but won't disclose details.
Nariman's formula for success: "75 per cent hard work, 25 per cent court craft". His advice to
younger lawyers? "Be humble before the court and do not suppress a fact even if it's against you."
Sorabjee loves to be referred to as the former attorney general,
for it brought him great glory. As AG, he successfully defended
India against Pakistan in the Atlantique downing case in an
international court. The Atlantique incident involved the Indian
Air Force shooting down a Pakistan Navy plane, Breguet
Atlantique, carrying 16 people on board, citing violation of
airspace. The incident took place in the Rann of Kutch on August
10, 1999, just a month after the Kargil war, creating a tense
atmosphere between India and Pakistan. Thanks to Sorabjee, the
court exonerated India and the political situation regained a
measure of normalcySorabjee brings with him extraordinary
constitutional knowledge and international experience. And he
puts to good use his collection of mad 'bawa' (Parsi) jokes to
lighten a particularly grim proceeding. When he runs out of
repartee, you might hear him speaking in typically bawa-
accented Hindi — at times, even lapsing into Gujarati if the
opposing lawyer is Gujarati. And he'll recount the story years
later before another sheepishly-smiling Bench: "We spoke only in
Gujarati and the poor judges understood nothing of our
He is the 'legal robot'. The huge frame rushing from court to court is a common sight on busy days.
But one never finds Harish Salve breathless – effortlessly arguing on cricket and politics, communal
pogroms and economics.
As a young lawyer he worked with Nani Palkhivala, something he considers a great learning
experience. But the most "telling event" , he says, was arguing before a five-judge constitution
Bench in the important Bearer Bonds case in 1981. This completely removed all fear from a young
Salve's mind. "In the Bearer Bonds case, the court held that laws relating to economic activities
should be viewed with greater latitude than laws touching civil rights, such as freedom of speech,
religion, etc. The court said — reviewing past decisions — that on economic regulation courts must
give considerable leeway to the legislature. It is a fundamental rule that the duty of judges is to
expound and not legislate. I am proud that I had a creative hand in the landmark judgment."
Another biggie was his fight for Doordarshan in a case regarding telecast rights. All the leading
lawyers were appearing for a private channel and when standing counsel Madan Lokur (now a
judge in the Delhi HC) was asked what he would do as all big guns were on the opposite side, he
had replied: "I have a small gun. You can come tomorrow and see it firing accurately." The "small
gun" — Salve — did fire well and DD won. He counts the Bilkis Bano case among his major triumphs,
setting in motion through the apex court orders a CBI inquiry into an incident that unraveled
sinister designs of conspirators in the post-Godhra riots.
His happiest moment? It came when he got a small endorsement from Palkhivala. In a complex tax
matter, a client took Salve's opinion and wanted to test it by asking Palkhivala to examine it. After
scrutinizing it, the guru said, "I have nothing more to add to Salve's opinion."
Salve went on to become solicitor general during the NDA regime, but after just three years in
office he quit in 2002 over differences with the then AG, an incident he terms "one of the saddest
moments in my professional career."
But what does the 57-year-old do with the money he earns? "For the most part, I waste it." Like
other successful lawyers, he values rigorous preparation, but adds, "Spontaneity is what
distinguishes a good counsel from a not-so-good one."
Education is a basic amenity for all and so its
demand is evergreen and payments top
notch. Demand for learned teachers and
coach right from schools to colleges to
management and technical institutes add to
the possibilities and earning capacity of the
Employment opportunities are grouped into:
adult and lifelong learning;
further education colleges, sixth form colleges
private education e.g. music, sport, dance or
special needs education.
The main employers are:
local education authorities (LEAs) - in the UK,
teaching and support role vacancies for state-
funded schools are governed by individual LEAs;
universities and further education colleges - in
some UK towns the central university is the
largest employer. In 2011/12 there were 181,385
academic staff working in UK higher education
institutions and 196,860 non-academic staff;
local government and other educational
organisations - there are education departments
at local government level, roles available in the
local education authority itself and you could
work for some of the supporting and funding
organisations in education.
Graduates entering the teaching and education
sector can expect:
a friendly, sociable environment where people at
all levels work together;
salaries to vary depending on the job and type of
institution you work for;
a pay freeze for teachers in schools in England
due to government cuts in public spending;
extra work outside your normal working day for
marking and lesson planning;
to work in the evening and through the summer
if you work in higher/further education.
There has been a lot of adjustment to the regulations surrounding the
training and continued assessment of teachers in schools in the UK. For
example, on the 1 April 2013 the Teaching Agency and the National
College for School Leadership merged to become the National College for
Teaching and Leadership. The information held on the Teaching Agency
website has been moved onto the Department for Education website.
Therefore it's important that you keep up to date with the changes in
case they affect routes into teaching and education.
Recent changes to childcare policy will impact upon early years and
nursery education. Some of these changes include:
rising childcare costs;
proposed cuts in staff to child ratios;
more rigorous Ofsted inspections;
the requirement for better qualified staff.
Higher education has also been at the centre of government reforms. As
part of the government spending cuts in 2010, higher education
institutions in England had their teaching budgets cut by 40%. A rise in
tuition fees to £9,000 also resulted in many institutions having to make
teaching and support staff redundant.
Experts have named 'education sector' as the
major employment driver in the country
during the Indian Job Outlook Survey 2012
conducted by TJinsite, research and
knowledge arm of TimesJobs.com. "Jobs
ineducation sector will continue to grow for
next two decades", stated Dhruv Desai,
Senior VP Human Resource & Leadership
Academy, Angel Broking during a discussion
with TJinsite, research and knowledge arm
of TimesJobs.com on future of jobs in
Elaborating the current hiring scenario of the sector, Desai
informed that the tremendous growth in education sector can be
easily and efficiently measured by number of vacancies published
in any job supplement or portal in comparison to other sectors.
In month-over-month analysis of RecruiteX, TimesJobs.com
recruitment index, it has appeared that the supply of candidates
is considerably growing in the sector as job-seekers are eyeing
employment opportunities in this supposedly 'recession proof'
segment. In fact, the demand of educationists is just not limited
to the customary education industry. However, prominent sectors
such as Healthcare/Pharmaceutical and IT/ITeS are also
contributing to the demand landscape of education segment.
According to Desai, playschool/ preschool/kindergarten market in
urban locations is another critical area in the education segment,
which is often ignored or underplayed. "This newly-formed and
fast moving market has provided employment opportunities to
fresh graduates, especially women, with 0 to 2 years experience
with decent remuneration packages." And, as we move forward,
the share of this market will get bigger.
Still, the biggest intake of educations jobs is happening at the
senior level, comprising of candidates with 7-15 years of
experience, added Desai. "Many colleges are expanding
operations in multiple education levels such as UG, PG and also,
PhD/Doctorate. So, effectively hiring is upbeat for senior
positions to manage these specified academic units."
Relating this movement to the 'Brain Gain' phenomenon, Desai
highlights that owing to the boom in higher education segment,
experienced educationists settled in foreign land are willingly
relocating back to India. This trend shift is a result of attractive
pay packages and reputed profiles offered by private education
institutions and universities.
Describing the next-stage evolution of education jobs, he
stressed that apart from plain vanilla education jobs,
employment options are also burgeoning for administration,
research and consultant profiles.
The growth in these not-so-known segments can be attributed to
the need of specialized management courses at doctorate level,
which are not so developed at the present.
In his view, future of educationists is bright,
he cited the example of our Hon' Prime
Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, who before
taking prestigious roles in higher echelons of
Indian government was a noted Professor of
Economics in University of Delhi. Supporting
Desai's viewpoint, industry experts echoed
that as disposable income will rise in Indian
households, a major share of their
expenditure will go to the education sector.
Therefore, no economic turbulence can
affect the growth trajectory of jobs in this
Georgetown University Walsh
School of Foreign Service,
Professor of Diplomacy
Madeleine Albright was the
first woman ever to hold the
post of U.S. Secretary of
State from 1997-2001. Before
this stint, in 1982, she joined
the faculty of Georgetown
University as a research
professor of international
affairs and director of women
students enrolled in the
foreign service program at
the university‘s School of
Foreign Service. On May 13,
2007, two days before her
70th birthday, Albright
received an honorary doctor
of laws degree from
the University of North
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem,
Reynolds Professorship of American
Angelou is an American autobiographer
and poet who has been called
―America‘s most visible black female
autobiographer.‖ Angelou has been
highly honored for her body of work,
including being awarded over 30
honorary degrees and the nomination of
a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of
poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of
Water ‘Fore I Diiie. Since 1991, Angelou
has taught at Wake Forest University as
recipient of the first lifetime Reynolds
Professorship of American Studies, and
since the 1990s she has made around
eighty appearances a year on the lecture
circuit. The Maya Angelou Center for
Health Equity at Wake Forest University
School of Medicine is addressing one of
the most compelling demographic trends
in modern American history — the
increasing diversity of the U.S.
Wharton School, University of
Professor of Marketing
This professor is internationally
known for his pioneering work
on forecasting methods. He is
author of Long-Range
Forecasting, the most
frequently cited book on
and Principles of Forecasting,
voted the ―Favorite Book —
First 25 Years‖ by researchers
and practitioners associated
with the International Institute
of Forecasters. Recently,
Armstrong challenged the
former vice president to a 10-
year bet, in which $10,000
from the two would be set
aside in escrow as Gore pits his
forecast of how much global
temperature will increase
during that time against a so-
College of Education at the
University of Illinois at
Distinguished Professor of
Education and Senior
William Charles Ayers became
even more famous than usual
when a controversy arose
over his contacts with
candidate Barack Obama
during the 2009 presidential
campaign. Ayers is known for
his current work in education
reform, curriculum, and
instruction. However, he was
involved with the
development of the Weather
Underground in the 1960s,
and this involvement has
come back to haunt him.
Ayers earned an M.Ed from
Bank Street College, an M.Ed
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign
Policy at Georgetown University,
Distinguished Scholar in the
Practice of Global Leadership
Aznar served as the Prime Minister
of Spain from 1996 to 2004. Born in
Madrid in 1953, Aznar studied law
at the Complutense University of
Madrid, and by 1990 he was
confirmed as leader of the People‘s
Party. On 19 April 1995, Aznar‘s
armored car prevented him from
being assassinated by an ETA bomb.
In his Georgetownposition, he
teaches two seminars per semester
on contemporary European politics
and trans-Atlantic relationships in
the Edmund A. Walsh School of
Foreign Service. Additionally, he
teaches a course on political
leadership, convened by Professor
Carol Lancaster, with former Polish
The sports field is yet another sector that
offers lots of money shower along with
glamour flavor. The wide spread scope of this
industry offers lots of opportunities to
people to work in here. The major plus point
here is that there is higher demand
outweighing the supply. Moreover once you
get the spotlight with good performance, the
endorsements and recognisition get you big
boons. Moreover events like IPL has opened
up many more doors here like sports
jockey, Sports/team management, etc.
The India-Pakistan cricket match during the T20 world cup
this year brought the country to a stand still. Work came
to a halt and all people could talk about was the match. A
few days later when the Indian team lifted the world cup,
there was a sense of euphoria and victory in the nation.
Celebrations went on for days and it felt like we had won a
war. Such is the importance of sports in our country.
Though it is true that cricket is more popular than other
sports, but with the exceptionally good performance of the
Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games in 2010,
other sports are seen in a new light. A career of a sports
person is accompanied with its share of glamour and fame
but this does not come easy. Focus, hard work and
determination are important for a player to excel. Being
on top of your game and making sacrifices to reach there
are just part of the journey.
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Developing an interest in a particular sport is important from an early
age. Falling in love with the game and enjoying it is key to developing a
career in that field. Proper training is required once you realise you want
to develop your talent in a particular sport. Apart from facilities, it is
crucial to find a good coach at the right age. Once you are on the right
track, no one can stop you from turning professional and making a career
in this field.
This industry has many other opportunities and one can be part of the
sports brigade by choosing to work in a sports related field. Opportunities
that can be found within both public and private sectors offering sports
enthusiasts a place in this dynamic industry. Sports media and marketing,
team administration, coaching, sports engineering, sports medicine and
nutrition and sports law, are few options to choose from.
"We are in-charge of everything outside the game for a sports person,
such as, events, media, branding and public appearance. We are the
spokesperson for the players we represent and the office for all non sport
related matters," says Latika Khaneja, Director, Collage Sports
Management, while discussing a career in sports management. Since this
is still a nascent industry, what shape and trajectory of growth it acquires
depends on new entrepreneurs that have entered the field and find
reasonable space to innovate along the way.
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Another line of work emerging is the overlap of sports and other
professions. One can specialise in a profession, such as, law, medicine
and journalism and then focus on sports. Discussing medicine and sports,
IPS Oberoi, sports orthopedic, Aretemis Health Institute, Gurgaon, says,
"A sports physician can either be a team doctor or a specialised physician.
They look after sports injuries. The remuneration depends on their
experience. It may range from anything between Rs.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh
The advantages of a career related to the sports industry is that you are
working with people who are passionate about their work. They are
mostly young people looking for a challenge because this industry is still
away from the conventional thing to do. As these professions are still
evolving and have no set definitions, there is room for innovation and
originality. These professions can be pretty lucrative also.
But there is a flip side to all this to. Sports is still seen as a
nonconventional career. Often, youngsters come in only for the glamour
and not for the hard work. Finding promising sports persons who are
committed and dedicated, is also a challenge. Players and games usually
have their share of ups and downs with long lull periods. This being a
young industry is highly competitive and keeps one on their toes.
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The best way to enter any of these fields and
decide what you want to specialise in, is to seek
a sports-related internship. In the sports
industry, internships are critical to young
professionals seeking their first job in sports.
Today some of the smartest young minds are
engaged in sports and sports related activities.
An eye for detail, commitment, hard work,
efficiency, honesty and the willingness to excel
are a prerequisite for anyone wanting to make it
big in this industry.
If you are a sports enthusiast and feel that
you can spend your life discussing sports
but you never made it on the field, don't
lose heart. A career in sports management
is just the thing for you. Looking into the
business of sports will make you stay in
touch with the game and at the same
time you will be handling the managerial
part of the sport.
"I have been working for over 10 years and
feel that one should be ready to break the
mould and have a keen interest in sports.
The line of work is unpredictable and one
can not rely on a specific management
model," says Latika Khaneja, director,
Collage Sports Management. Usually
representation work in this field involves
looking after everything outside the
actual game, building an image for a
Oil and Natural Gas is another sector that
makes huge profits and thus pays exorbitant
salaries to its employees. Moreover the
monopoly of the Government of India over
the profits generated in offshore drilling,
adds to the big bucks involved here. Some of
the best known professions in this sector
include: geologists, marine engineers etc.
Location: Calgary, AB
Salary: Starting entry-level salary $64,000 to
$200,000 for senior management positions.
Also see APEGGA salary survey.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Honours in
Applied Geophysics from University of
Salary, education and advancement may vary
from company to company.
Elaine never imagined working in the oil and
gas industry growing up in her home town of
Mississauga, Ontario. Upon entering
university, she became aware of the exciting
world of geophysics, and has never looked
back. Her early career in mining as a
geophysicist, proved to be the 'foot in the
door' she needed to convince oil and gas
employers to hire her as a seismic data
processor. This position helped her to move
into an interpretation role first with Shell,
and later with AEC (now EnCana). Elaine now
works as a Chief Geophysicist at Enerplus,
where she is the principal geophysical
Elaine made sure her professional growth over
the years was an integration of other disciplines.
"To be successful I needed to have a truly
integrated view of the business and the
reservoir. I spent a few years learning the tools
and approaches of reservoir engineers. I have
also committed myself to lifelong learning and
have taken a wide range of technical,
communication, personal and leadership training
over the years." Elaine also credits volunteer
work with professional associations such as
APEGGA and CSEG for rounding out her
leadership skills. This integrated approach, plus
a few mentors along the way paved the road for
Elaine to learn valuable skills on the job, while
further honing her technical skills.
Elaine comments that the combination of
people and technology drove her to succeed
as a Chief Geophysicist. "I love the people I
work with at Enerplus - we all have a passion
for the application of science and how it can
be used to do business better. In looking back
at how my career path has twisted and
turned through the years, I am grateful for
the opportunities, and for the wisdom in
knowing to never give up!"
Media, events and entertainment are big
players of investment and return, offering
glamour and big monetary chunks to
employees in these industries. The
professionals like actors & models, apart
from their regular roles with fixed charges,
get additional high endorsement worth.
While event/portfolio managers, news
readers, producers and such various profiles
once they have set themselves in the
industry, people run after them with all the
offers that they would desire.
Jay Leno is widely ridiculed on the Internet as a backstabbing, unfunny, pandering
clown. All fair points. Lots of people didn‘t like Leno before he gleefully shoved
Conan under a bus, then threw his hands up blamelessly as if to say, ―Why everyone
so mad at me? I just pushed him in front of a speeding bus. The bus is the one who
ran him over.‖ So now, the hate has really escalated. However, one point that gets
glossed over in all the Leno hate is that his crappy jokes are not entirely his
creation. He has a team of writers that help him churn up the rancid butter he
serves America every night. Yet, Leno takes all the blame. That is why his writers
have a tremendous gig.
Let me first start out by bringing this to your attention: depending on seniority,
Leno‘s writers reportedly make somewhere between $150,000 and $500,000 per
person, with access to the benefits provided by the Writer‘s Guild of America
(health, dental, etc.). What the hell? I was under the impression that unskilled jobs
such as these had all been outsourced to Asia or Mexico for ten cents on the
dollar. If I were an NBC/Comcast investor, I‘d be furious.
Because I am a masochist, and it was less expensive than an hour with Mistress
Dragonspear, I watched Leno‘s Tuesday night monologue as research for this post.
I‘m including the link only so that no one can claim I fabricated the horrible joke
I‘m going to be pulling from it as an example:
Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/03/the-five-greatest-jobs-in-
Fashion photographers and I have a lot in common, in that we both spend
an inordinate amount of time around naked supermodels. They‘ve just
figured out a way to do it that doesn‘t involve the crippling back pain
and arthritis associated with tunneling under the models‘ homes to install
a periscope-like device that snakes through their plumbing and rises from
the commode. Patent pending.
For my money, any discussion involving fashion photographers (and I‘ve
had tons) begins and ends with Terry Richardson. That‘s him above,
trapped inside a sexy sandwich. He‘s taken tons of classy and elegant
pictures for classy and elegant magazines. But the gig of his that all
straight men across the globe are jealous of is his role as photographer of
the 2010 Pirelli calendar. For those unfamiliar, the Pirelli calendar is the
world‘s foremost month by month depiction of topless supermodels in
naughty poses. Are you in an area where topless Brazilian chicks are
kosher? Please to enjoy the decidedly NSFW ‗Behind the Scenes‘
footage. To give the rest of you an idea what I‘m talking about, I‘ve
SFW‘d two of my favorites pictures from this year:
Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/03/the-five-greatest-
There are two kinds of Hollywood producers. The first kind of producer actually
works. He wakes up reasonably early (for Hollywood), reads scripts, attends
meetings, and all in all participates in the process of taking a movie from a
screenwriter‘s head to the silver screen. Coupled with this hard work is an absurdly
high salary, but also worlds of stress. They become tied to the films they produce,
and it‘s not easy to wash the stink of a terrible failure off. Hard work, stress, and
consequences? No thank you.
The second kind of producer on the other hand has a cushy gig. These are guys,
usually already fairly wealthy, who are only in the business for the perks. They‘ll
toss money and clout around to get their name on a film, then use that credit to
enjoy the spoils of the industry – unfiltered access to the most exclusive parties, the
swankiest restaurants, and the most pristine vaginas on the planet.
A day in the life of this kind of producer breaks down like this:
11 am – Wake up in mansion. Direct driver to bring home the 20 year old you
defiled last night. Give him discrete signal to take the ―scenic route‖ so she won‘t
be able to retrace her steps back to your home.
Noon – 2pm – Eat $400 brunch at Beverly Hills Hotel. $20 for spinach and feta
cheese omelet, $380 for champagne cocktails. Charge bill to production company‘s
Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/03/the-five-greatest-jobs-in-
3pm – 6pm – Hang out on set. Drive golf cart around holding
megaphone. Repeatedly ask director to cast some girl you want to sleep
with. Explain to director she has lots of ―talent‖ (while cupping your
hands 12 inches from your chest to imply she has giant breasts).
6:30pm – 9pm – ―Cocktails with Robert Evans.‖ No, not actually having
cocktails with Robert Evans. That guy won‘t shut up. This is code for
meeting with an unscrupulous doctor to pick up a myriad of prescription
and party drugs. While doing piles of cocaine.
9pm – Put in call to Channing Tatum‘s agent about the script your
doctor/dealer wrote, Da Land of Milk & Honeys.
10pm – 2am – Party. Start at the mansion, find out from Brody Jenner
which club has ―the choicest tail‖ that night. Approach multiple girls by
asking, ―Have you ever been in movies? No? You should,‖ then flash your
business card. Identify one who may sleep with you tonight. Ply her
with drinks and said party drugs.
2am – 4am – Sexual debauchery that would make Caligula blush.
So yeah, that‘s a good gig if you can get it. You have to sell your soul and
become sleazier than Joe Francis, but isn‘t that what America is all
Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/03/the-five-greatest-
his is the guy. This is the guy who inspired the whole pitch for this
post. For those unaware, Zane Lamprey is the host of ―Three Sheets‖ on
the Fine Living Network (FML … sorry, FLN. I may be a little jealous),
and coming soon to the Travel Channel. His duties as host require him to
travel around the world to various countries, and detail the local alcohols
and drinking customs of the area. It‘s a really entertaining show, and
does a good job of educating the viewer as to how different cultures
treat their booze. Oh, and in the process Lamprey has drank his way
back and forth across the flat Earth on someone else‘s dime, like an
Speaking of Bourdain, some might argue that his job is better. He does
just as much drinking, even though that‘s not technically part of his
show, and couples it with eating some of the best (and/or most exotic)
food in the world. But I counter that Bourdain‘s ―job‖ doesn‘t exist
without him. The whole show ―No Reservations‖ was based kinda on how
he was already living his life: traveling, eating, doing equal amounts hard
narcotics and foreign chicks. Saying that you want Anthony Bourdain‘s
―job‖ is to say you want Anthony Bourdain‘s life – a fair request to be
made in exchange for your soul, perhaps, but a not realistic position to
tailor your resume towards. Zane Lamprey, on the other hand,
auditioned for and got a gig that already existed.
Read more: http://www.uproxx.com/feature/2010/03/the-five-greatest-
I think this clip from the Scotland episode sums
up my point pretty well. At the part I‘ve cued
up, Zane begins at a tour of the Glenfiddich
distillery, where he samples the Glenfiddich 50
year old (retail price: approx $10k/bottle). I
can‘t even fathom what a $10,000 bottle of
scotch would taste like. If I had to guess, I‘d say
smooth and incredibly complex, with hints of sex
with models. Then, he goes to an exclusive club
where he continues sampling only the finest
scotches … for free … while getting paid. That‘s
his job. And it is the greatest job in the world.
As I sign off for now , I am hopeful that you
will be excited to face life ahead with a
positive spirit , grace and optimism
I shall try to keep up this interaction alive ,
and hope that each of you as an individual
emerge successful and inspired and leave
behind no regrets
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