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  2. 2.  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
  3. 3.  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 pursuit  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 oversight
  4. 4. 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 corporate careers
  5. 5.  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 colleagues  Great places to work for include Unilever, Procter & Gamble , General Electric , Johnson & Johnson ,though this is only the tip of the iceberg
  6. 6.  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 companies.
  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9.  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;  conducting analysis;  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 decisions.
  10. 10.  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 unique opportunity.‖  Lynn  Partner
  11. 11.  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.
  12. 12.  Here are some of the ways we are creating positive change for our clients.  In the United States, we‘re helping cable companies revolutionize advertising.  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.
  13. 13.  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.
  14. 14.  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 global organization. •When recruiting, we look for talented people of varied backgrounds. •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.
  15. 15.  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 adrenaline-based rush. 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.
  16. 16.  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.
  17. 17.  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- bankers. 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.
  18. 18.  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 a shot. 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.
  19. 19.  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.
  20. 20.  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.
  21. 21.  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.
  22. 22.  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 will use.
  23. 23.  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.
  24. 24.  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.
  25. 25.  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 family.  With offices in 68 countries, and a growing team, your next step could be just around the corner.
  26. 26.  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.
  27. 27.  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 opportunities.
  28. 28.  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.
  29. 29.  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 enough.
  30. 30.  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 recession proof.
  31. 31.  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 conveys.
  32. 32.  There's more to us than meets the eye! Culture potpourri: 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. On-the-job learning: Intense training and development programs facilitate on-the-job learning. Mentor programs: 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. Community Services: 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
  33. 33.  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 consideration.
  34. 34.  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.
  35. 35.  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.
  36. 36.  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.
  37. 37.  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.
  38. 38.  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 other options:  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.
  39. 39.  I was born in Delhi and grew up there. I belong to a middle class family. I have a gounger brother and a younger sister. When I was playing with my friends my spine received a minor injury. But because of infection the entire spine got affected. As a result I could not sit up and got confined to the wheel chair. Except my right hand I could not move any part of my body. I had to depend on others to attend to the daily ablutions. I wanted to commit suicide. The support given by my father and mother, my sister and brother kept me up, I took the +2 exam. I scored 92% in the exams. This achievement gave me confidence and encouragement. I took the chartered accountant‘s final exam and stood tenth in the national ranking. This success made me live and I grew up from then on. I, who was confined always to the wheel chair with ability to move only one hand, developed a great urge to achieve something notable. I could secure a job as a chartered accountant in a firm and became the chief accountant. I co-ordinated the duties of 300 exployees and solved the problems of our clients all over the country. Though disabled and faced many problems, I could overcome problems with self-confidence. I want to convey to other physically challenged persons that though it is inevitable to seek help form others, if only we can mould our lives as a model to be followed by others. It gives us great strength. If any one of you need any help in the chartered accountancy course you can visit me in neha.bansal 29 @ rediffmail. Com. Read more at: chartered-accountant-102116.asp#.UhCdLtKTS0s
  40. 40.  Becoming a C.A. is a tough task even for sighted people. As a blind person what motivated you to take up this subject and how did you manage? That is what many told me when I thought of taking up C.A. as a career. But let me tell you, determination and commitment can help you achieve those milestones which seem difficult otherwise. I lost vision in my right eye by the time I completed my graduation. I faced few interviews where my candidature was not considered because of my vision problem. I realised that I should have a better education to get a decent and dignified job. At 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 Read more at: chartered-accountant-102116.asp#.UhCdLtKTS0s
  41. 41.  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 hostesses, etc.
  42. 42.  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.  - See more at: 0-pilots-trained-in-country-between-2010-12-kc- venugopal.html#sthash.5OafwGIr.dpuf
  43. 43.  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.
  44. 44.  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.
  45. 45.  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  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
  46. 46.  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 lakhs.
  47. 47.  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.
  48. 48.  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.
  49. 49.  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.  More Info  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 communications.
  50. 50.  7. Prosperity  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.  8. Prestige  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.
  51. 51.  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.
  52. 52.  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 Nariman's client.  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."
  53. 53.  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 conversation."
  54. 54.  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."
  55. 55.  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 talented professionals.
  56. 56.  Employment opportunities are grouped into:  adult and lifelong learning;  environmental education;  further education colleges, sixth form colleges and specialist;  higher education;  pre-primary education;  primary education;  private education e.g. music, sport, dance or drama education;  secondary;  special needs education.
  57. 57.  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.
  58. 58.  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.
  59. 59.  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.
  60. 60.  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 "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 on future of jobs in education sector.
  61. 61.  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, 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.
  62. 62.  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.
  63. 63.  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 segment.
  64. 64.  Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.  Mortara Distinguished 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
  65. 65.  Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina  Reynolds Professorship of American Studies  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. population.
  66. 66.  Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania  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 forecasting methods, 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-
  67. 67.  College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago  Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar  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
  68. 68.  Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Policy at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  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 President Kwasniewski.
  69. 69.  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.
  70. 70.  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. Read more at: in-sports/1/149705.html
  71. 71.  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. Read more at:
  72. 72.  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 per annum." 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. Read more at: sports/1/149705.html
  73. 73.  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. Read more at: sports/1/149705.html
  74. 74. 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
  75. 75.  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.
  76. 76.  Company: Enerplus  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 Western Ontario  Salary, education and advancement may vary from company to company.
  77. 77.  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
  78. 78.  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.
  79. 79.  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!"
  80. 80.  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.
  81. 81.  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: the-entertainment-industry/#ixzz2cJMTt2jO
  82. 82.  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: jobs-in-the-entertainment-industry/#ixzz2cJMr8ZMz
  83. 83.  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 tab.  Read more: the-entertainment-industry/#ixzz2cJNKWIAO
  84. 84.  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 about?  Read more: jobs-in-the-entertainment-industry/#ixzz2cJNO3APu
  85. 85.  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 Anthony Bourdain-lite.  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: jobs-in-the-entertainment-industry/#ixzz2cJNiaMLT
  86. 86.  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. Read more: /the-five-greatest-jobs-in-the-entertainment- industry/#ixzz2cJNp5WTI
  87. 87.  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  Will be nice if you leave your comments behind 
  88. 88. THANK YOU
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