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Entrepreneurship Expert - Answered on Jul 04, 2023

Harsh Bharwani is a fourth generation entrepreneur.
As CEO and managing director, he leads the international business and employability initiatives at the computer networking institute, Jetking Infotrain Limited.
After graduating from Delhi University, Bharwani joined the family business in 2010 and set up operations in the US and Vietnam.
He has trained over three lakh students in employability, confidence and key life skills.... more
Lakshminarayanan Question by Lakshminarayanan on Jun 14, 2023Hindi

I administrative experience of more than 30+ years of experience in the at various levels in the Government of India which i have contributed significantly to the success of the organization. I have retired as an Gazetted Offiicer from Government of India in the year 2020. 2. Represented the Ministry at various levels with the relevant agency representative(s) fosters engagement with other Government departments and private sector industries to address national needs, priorities and sustainable development challenges to advocate for action on the areas wherever necessary. 3. I have been looking for an appropriate placement, especially in overseas and I have been applying through LinkedIn for placement outside India. However, i have been unsuccessful in obtaining a suitable employment. 4. I have been receiving a similar reply from the overseas organisations like this- “Thank you for your interest in the Administration Manager position at Colliers International. While your skills and background are impressive, we have decided to proceed with other applicants who more closely fit our needs at this time. We appreciate your time and effort in submitting an application. We encourage you to apply for other positions at Colliers International in the future. Again, thank you for your interest in a position with Colliers International and we wish you success in your job search and future career. Sincerely, Colliers International Team” PLEASE ADVISE

Ans: I understand that you have extensive administrative experience of over 30 years in the Government of India and have retired as a Gazetted Officer in 2020. You've been actively searching for suitable employment opportunities overseas, particularly through LinkedIn, but have been unsuccessful so far. The response you've been receiving from organizations has been along the lines of them appreciating your skills and background but choosing other candidates who better meet their current needs. Here are some suggestions:

1. Expand Your Job Search: Consider broadening your job search beyond LinkedIn. Explore other job portals, professional networks, and recruitment agencies that specialize in international placements. Additionally, connect with former colleagues, industry contacts, and alumni networks to tap into potential opportunities.
2. Tailor Your Applications: Review your application materials, including your resume and cover letter, to ensure they are tailored to each specific job opportunity. Highlight your relevant skills, experience, and achievements that align with the requirements of the positions you're applying for. Customize your applications to showcase how you can add value to the organization and address their specific needs.
3. Network and Build Connections: Networking plays a crucial role in finding employment opportunities. Attend industry events, conferences, and seminars both in person and online. Engage with professionals in your field of interest and participate in relevant discussions. Building connections and fostering relationships can increase your chances of hearing about unadvertised job openings or receiving recommendations.
4. Consider Contract or Consultancy Work: Instead of focusing solely on full-time positions, consider exploring contract or consultancy work. Many organizations, including international ones, often require short-term expertise or project-specific assistance. Consulting or contracting can provide an opportunity to showcase your skills and potentially lead to long-term employment or referrals.
5. Professional Development: Stay updated with the latest industry trends, technologies, and practices in your field. Consider taking courses, certifications, or attending workshops to enhance your skills and demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development. This can make you a more competitive candidate for international job opportunities.
6. Seek Professional Assistance: If you're facing challenges in securing suitable employment overseas, consider seeking assistance from career coaches or professional resume writers who specialize in international job placements. They can provide guidance on your job search strategy, help refine your application materials, and provide insights into the international job market.
7. Persistence and Patience: The job search process can be demanding and time-consuming, especially for international positions. It's important to remain persistent and patient. Rejections are a part of the process, and it may take time to find the right opportunity that aligns with your skills and experience.

Remember to stay positive and maintain confidence in your abilities. Keep refining your approach, leverage your network, and remain open to different opportunities. With perseverance and a well-rounded job search strategy, you can increase your chances of finding a suitable placement overseas. Best of luck in your job search and future endeavors!

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HR Expert - Answered on Mar 10, 2021

Dear Mayank,I am a BCom graduate with 25+ years of experience in accounts and finance.My designation is manager, accounts and finance.I have worked for reputed companies like Karvy Consultants, Ramky, VLCC Healthcare and others.On March 20, 2020, a few days before the lockdown, I was asked to resign from my job and my salary was paid on the same day.Since then, I have been applying for jobs continuously.I am not adamant about my designation. I am trying for all jobs that relate to my experiences. I have been searching through newspapers, Naukri.com, Monster and various social media but it has been a case of ‘Apply and apply but no reply’.Fortunately, both my kids are working from home in IT companies but being the senior responsible caretaker, I am sitting idle without a job in hand.Can you advise/suggest and help me to solve this problem.RegardsNagaraju U E

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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HR Expert - Answered on Dec 23, 2021

Hi Mayank, I would like to keep my question anonymous. I have been working in an energy solutions-based company. It is a multinational engineering consultancy company. Our main line of business is engineering of oil and gas based refineries and related petrochemical plants. I joined this Mumbai-based company in 2015 as a trainee. I am happy with the work but my financial growth is very slow as compared to my friends working in similar companies. I haven't switched companies as on now. I am looking for a job switch both in India or abroad (Dubai/ Singapore).  I have been trying hard to find a company for a job switch but I am not getting response from anyone. I mainly try through LinkedIn and Naukri. My questions to you are: 1. Could you please advise what is the best way to find jobs abroad (because I'm tired of applying via LinkedIn). Should I take any professional help? If yes, please suggest the name of a good company you know. 2. What is the best way to switch a job in India, considering the lack of response from employers through LinkedIn or Naukri? I'll be very happy to have answers to this. Thanks and regards, Anonymous

Hi. As you work in a niche segment, your job search also needs to be focused.

Make a list of the companies where your skills are the most appropriate.  Then connect with people who work in those companies through LinkedIn. Approach them for a suitable role as all good companies have internal employee referral programmes.

Also, please understand that you should not look for a job only because of a low salary.

If your management is supportive and is willing to gradually increase your salary, then you can consider continuing here.


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