Job scenario in India: How the word “career” has limited horizons

Engineering graduates and the curious case of unemployment
Did you know, 1.5 million (15 lakh) engineers graduate every year in India? With every coming year, the number only keeps increasing. Most by any country. But if you think that is an astonishing statistic, wait till I tell you one more. 33% of these 1.5 million i.e. around 5 lakh of them end up unemployed. Astounding, isn’t it? Even, 60% of those who manage to get a job, do not enjoy their jobs. Like most other students, they victims of succumbing to peer pressure. They’ve chosen this career path because their parents, friends, relatives and close ones have suggested so.

Funny story: 
Mom 1 and Mom 2.
Mom 1: What is your son doing these days?
Mom 2: He owns a software company in California.
Mom 1: I see.
Mom 2: What is your son doing?
Mom 1: He is working in Infosys.
Mom 2: Wow, that’s great.
Mom 1: Yes it is. Why don’t you ask your son to join Infosys too? I’m sure he’ll crack the interview!
Mom 2: ?!?!

I’m not saying getting into Infosys is a bad career option. I’m not even saying that one should move to US for better career opportunities. All I’m saying is that most of us absolutely ignorant about the opportunities we can have. I mean, the career benchmark in India is a “Project Manager at Infosys or TCS”. While being a Project Manager at such prestigious organizations is good, one must realize that there are other avenues to discover too.

Choosing a career path that you like
When I was working a few years back, I never realized what I was doing was something I really liked. Most of my friends and a few of my colleagues would constantly crib about ‘how they are tired of the rat race’, ‘Monday morning blues’, ‘how they aren’t being paid well’ etc. While I was being paid much less than them, I actually loved my job. It was exciting to wake up in the morning and looking forward to go to the office. Expecting new challenges on the job and feeling enthusiastic to overcome them. That was the nature of my job. Why? Because I had chosen a career that I took interest in. Although, it was only after I quit, I realized that.

It gave me a lot of benefits. I was never fatigued or tired. I was always enthusiastic. My productivity was always 100% and I never had quarrels with colleagues or bosses because we were working for a common objective: the company goals.

There are hundreds of career opportunities out there
In the last few years, India has produced more Engineers than it has produced job opportunities. We are facing a classic scenario of more supply and less demand. But what we fail to realize is that there are hundreds of other career opportunities just lying out there. If you are a skilled photographer, try a photography job. If you are a good programmer, try a challenging programming job. If you are a good sportsperson, pursue your career in sports. In short, assess your strengths and skills and choose a career that makes use of your skills and strengths.

With the recent overhaul of the government, it has only become easier to pursue your dream rather than eyeing a boring 9 to 5 which you despise. Eye for a career where you can showcase your skills. Where you like working as well as stay competitive. If taking orders from higher rungs of the ladder is not your cup of tea, then you can always pursue freelancing or start your own business. You can also pursue tons of online jobs that are usually not pursued by most.

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How to earn money online if you have a great voice

“EA Sports, it’s in the game!” have you ever heard that voice? If you have played any online game by EA Sports, chances are you have heard it. Andrew Anthony, a journalist for The Guardian, is making tons of money sitting at home just because he was the voice behind this memorable one-liner. Why? Because he has a memorable voice. As simple as that. If you too have a great recording voice, you can make a good online earning. Here are some ideas you can follow:

1. Be a Radio Jockey (Online Radio)

It may have been exactly one hundred and twenty years since Marconi invented the Radio, but there seem to be no signs of its extinction. The radio is still as strong as the television in an age of cloud computing and fiber-optics. Before hitting the sack, while going to the office, while returning from the office, millions of people listen to the radio every day. Many even look forward to the various programs being aired on it. If you own a good voice and are a fluent speaker of any language, you have a bright future ahead of you.

2. Sell audio books

In this age of diminishing attention spans, audio books have become highly popular. It has become much easier for people to have a book ‘listened’ instead of ‘read’ while they carry on with some other important task. Multi-tasking is the way to go. People plug in their earphones and listen off a few chapters while on their way to work. If you have a great voice, you can create audio books too. All you need is a good microphone. Read, record and upload it on sites like YouTube. Once you acquire enough audience, you can earn up to $1000 a month. A very simple way to earn money online, isn't it?

3. Webinars

Webinars are nothing but seminars on the web. Web + Seminar = Webinar. There are a ton of people who look to learn something new on the internet every day. All you have to do is gain expertise on a topic and present a seminar. The topic could be anything of your choice. Programming for beginners, How to Use the Internet for People above Fifty, Cooking Classes for the Newly Wed, Dating Advice for Teenagers or anything else that you think will have a decent audience. It will require some initial hard work and a tiny bit of investment but it is one of the easiest methods of earning money online.

4. Record albums

If you have a good voice, chances are that you have good singing skills too. Even if you don’t, all it takes is a 30 day course to learn it all. Once you feel that you have enough expertise in singing, you can offer to record your voice for various music composers. Most of the music composers, especially on the internet, are extremely talented but don’t have a good voice. You can offer to provide vocals for their music and charge a nominal fee. And if you do it passionately enough, who knows, you might even end up being the next Arijit Singh.

5. Dub voice

There are plenty of film makers on YouTube as well as mainstream cinema who are constantly looking for great voices. They have great scripts, great actors but fail to record good voice overs for their characters. Many actors either lack the perfect voice or charge excessively. Offer to charge a nominal fee per hour and make loads of out of it money. The bigger the production you are working for, the more money you can make. Dub voice, earn online.

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