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Over the years, he has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from World HR Congress and HR Person Of The Year from Public Relations Council of India.
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Nagaraju Question by Nagaraju on Jul 31, 2023Hindi
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Dear Sir, I have 25+ years of experience in "Accounts,Audit and MIS" and am B.com Graduate, since Covid 2019 am jobless as am trying for the same, where there is no response till date. How can we get a job can you please advice.

Ans: Dear Nagaraju,
You are only 25 with experience in Audit and MIS.
At times there might be struggle but be consistent with your efforts of finding a new job through job portals and consultants.
Luck will definitely strike you and you would be successful in getting a new job.
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Dear Nagaraju.

I appreciate your zeal and enthusiasm to continue to work even after a long career and the fact that your children are also working. Apart from what you have been doing, I would recommend these specific steps:

1. Reach out to your managers and colleagues who you have worked in the past as references are still the best way to get a job.

2. Since you have an accounting background, you can also consider working as a freelancer as there are many opportunities for part time gig workers.

3. Explore academics as a career option.

4. Giving back to the society is also very enriching, so do take up some charity or volunteer work.

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I am a BA graduate, unemployed since 2022. After completing my education, I applied to several jobs but no one wanted to hire a fresher. What can I do to get a job? Please suggest some tips
Ans: It's definitely understandable to feel discouraged after facing challenges in securing a job after graduation. However, there are some steps you can take to improve your chances:

1. Reassess your job search:

• Target the right jobs: Are you applying for roles aligned with your BA degree and interests? Research suitable entry-level positions in your field or consider broader titles like "assistant" or "associate" related to your skills.
• Refine your resume and cover letter: Tailor them to each specific job, highlighting relevant skills and experiences, even if they're not directly work-related (volunteer work, projects, etc.). Quantify your achievements whenever possible.
• Expand your job search: Utilize online job boards, company websites, professional networks (LinkedIn), and recruitment agencies. Attend job fairs and networking events to connect with potential employers directly.

2. Enhance your skills and experience:

• Consider short-term courses or certifications: Gain relevant skills through online or offline courses in areas like digital marketing, data analysis, communication, or project management. These can enhance your resume and make you more competitive.
• Volunteer or freelance: Gain practical experience through volunteer work or freelance projects related to your desired field. This shows initiative and demonstrates relevant skills to potential employers.
• Develop soft skills: Build communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management skills through workshops, online resources, or even taking on leadership roles in volunteer work.

3. Network and seek guidance:

• Connect with professionals in your field: Attend industry events, join online communities, and reach out to people working in your desired roles. Informational interviews can provide valuable insights and potential leads.
• Seek career counseling: Talk to a career counselor or advisor at your university or community center. They can help you identify your strengths, explore career options, and refine your job search strategy.

Additional tips:

• Stay positive and motivated: Job searching can be frustrating, but don't give up. Stay focused on your goals and celebrate small wins.
• Practice your interview skills: Research common interview questions and practice your responses beforehand. Be confident, articulate your skills clearly, and express your enthusiasm for the role.
• Keep learning and developing: Continuous learning demonstrates your commitment to growth and adaptability. Consider pursuing further education or professional development opportunities in the future.

Remember, finding a job can take time and effort. By tailoring your approach, developing your skills, and using various resources, you can improve your chances of securing a role that aligns with your goals and qualifications. Good luck!
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Sir, .I have worked for 5.5 years in my last company but my HR says that I will receive gratuity for 5 years. For those who have worked for 4.5 years, they give it for 5 years but in cases like mine, they reduce it. Also, they have deducted 30 days of my EL w/o giving any logical reasoning saying they do it for all. Pls guide what should I do.
Ans: I have give you a brief explanation about how gratuity is calculated.
Sure this will assist you in understanding the methodologies.

The amount of gratuity for employees whose employer is covered under the Gratuity Act can be calculated using the formula:
Gratuity = n*b*15 / 26

Where n = Tenure of service completed in the company
b = Last drawn basic salary + dearness allowance

For example, you have worked with the XYZ company for a period of 15 years. Your last drawn basic salary along with dearness allowance was Rs 30,000. Hence:

The amount of gratuity = 15 * 30,000 * 15 / 26 = Rs 2,59,615

Two points must be noted here:

As per the Gratuity Act, the amount of gratuity cannot be more than Rs 20 lakh. Any excesses would be treated as ex-gratia.

If the number of years you have worked in the last year of employment is more than six months, then it will be rounded to the nearest figure. Suppose your tenure of service is 16 years 7 months, then you receive the gratuity for 17 years. Otherwise, its for 16 years if it happens to be 16 years 4 months.
In your case 5 years 5 months hence 5 year's as you are below the half yearly for upper round up.


For employees whose employer is not covered under the Gratuity Act, the gratuity amount would be calculated as per the half-month salary on each completed year of service.
The formula is: (15 * Your last drawn salary * the working tenure) / 30.

For example, you have a basic salary of Rs 30,000. You have rendered continuous service of 7 years and the employer is not covered under the Gratuity Act.

Gratuity Amount = (15 * 30,000 * 7) / 30 = Rs 1,05,000.

In regard to your leave,please get a clarification from your HR, as to why they have deducted 30 days of earned leave.
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Hi sir, I have invested in sips from last 5 years but I invested through a brooker and he invested and managed my portfolio in regular mutula funds. I have invested like 8 lakhs and got a market values of like 14 lakhs on that investment, but now I want to convert my regular funds into direct funds. I am confused if i should do that or not. As i have got good returns due to covid 19 dip and ukraine war.
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Transitioning from regular mutual funds to direct funds is a decision that many investors grapple with. While regular funds often come with commission fees that are paid to brokers or advisors, direct funds don't have these additional costs. Over time, these fees can eat into your returns, affecting your overall gains.

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I completed B.Sc Costume Design and Fashion and due to managerial area of interest and not wish to do sewing practical wish to continue in theoretical study as Master of Fashion Management at NIFT, but once after I try to join Ph.D in Costume Design and Fashion or Ph.D in Fashion, institution are rejected by saying the reason that I wants to complete my Post Graduation in M.Sc Costume Design and Fashion to join Ph.d in fashion and I gone to join Ph.d in Management they are saying that you must wants to join in MBA not Master of Fashion Management. Finally I join at one deemed university on Ph D in Management Science but many of them convey that due to your PG degree and Ph.d is non sink, definitely you won't get opportunity to work as Lecturer either in Fashion design or Management. So what I want to do, ? If I study MBA online will it's valid and consider online MBA as qualification ? ? or else shall I go abroad and try to become lecture in Fashion design and Fashion management ? If yes which country has more opportunity to work as Lecturer in Fashion, will at abroad they accept my PG and Ph.D degree. Due to non-guidance and by seeing the name of NIFT I joined and facing total regrets. Kindly please give a solution
Ans: Hello. Thank you for contacting us. It is understandable that you have encountered challenges while aligning your career and academics. Coming to the question, let me tell you that for pursuing a PhD, a master’s degree would be a basic requirement. It is advised to go for a full-time MBA abroad instead of an online MBA as it would add a great value to your profile. It is advised to check with your desired university whether the program regarding the availability of the program.
Going further,given your background in fashion, you also have the choice of pursuing a master’s of fashion management from a foreign university. As you said, you are interested in theoretical knowledge, program on master of fashion management from overseas would be of interest to you as it would leverage your knowledge accordingly.
You can consider countries like the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada that have a thriving fashion industry. Also, while studying fashion, you can choose to combine your fashion studies with management-related subjects. It would be good if you let us know if you have thoughts about any country where you would like to pursue your desired course. We will give our best possible guidance.

For any further queries, please get in touch with us. We have a team of expert counselors who can guide you through any concerns or questions you may have.
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