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Soft Skills Trainer - Answered on May 18, 2024

Maxim Emmanuel is the marketing director of Maxwill Zeus Expositions.
An alumnus of the Xavier Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, Maxim has over 30 years of experience in training young professionals and corporate organisations on how to improve soft skills and build interpersonal relationships through effective communication.
He also works with students and job aspirants offering career guidance, preparing them for job interviews and group discussions and teaching them how to make effective presentations.... more
Bhimeso Question by Bhimeso on Apr 24, 2024Hindi
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I completely my age is 54. Also completed another 20 years in the rubber industry's in the sales and marketing but till I am not secure and safe... What should I proceed in career now.

Ans: I understand the quagmire you are in, going through uncertainty even after 20 year's.

You are not the first and won't be the last, when doubts creep in, on the cross roads of life..!

Stop review understand your core competence being sales and marketing is communication.

Focus on the sane industry as Sales Trainer
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Here's how to estimate the corpus you'll need to maintain your current lifestyle after retirement:

1. Retirement period:

You plan to retire at 65 and expect to live till 75. So, your retirement period is 75 - 65 = 10 years.

2. Inflation adjustment:

You've rightly considered inflation. To estimate future expenses, we need to factor in inflation. A safe assumption for India is 5-7% inflation. Let's take an average of 6%.

3. Current monthly expenses:

You spend Rs 90,000 per month currently.

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