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HR, Workspace Expert - Answered on Apr 16, 2024

R P Yadav is the founder, chairman and managing director of Genius Consultants Limited, a 30-year-old human resources solutions company.
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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Asked by Anonymous - Apr 15, 2024Hindi

Iam 35 years old working in reputed pvt steel and power sector. Worked in power plant operations for 13 years suddenly my employer organize promotion exam in which I selected told you will be placed in power project which I agree as behind operation I will learns also about its Project. But after promoting placed in civil project in Amenities which is different area not being interest in that job. I discussed with Higher management told as per buisness requirment you have to here for 3 years compulsory after that you will be changed.So in that period I will forgot my area interest and all my 13yrs exp will go in vain. iam getting offer from small pvt sector for my core area. So sir shall I switch or stick to it as it secure job.

Ans: Hi,
It is better to stay in the same company for security. In any case, your company has promised to bring you back to your core area after 3 years.

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Mayank Rautela  |238 Answers  |Ask -

HR Expert - Answered on Apr 22, 2021

Hello Sir,I am Abhishek, age 41, working in an MNC from last six years, as principal design engineer, electrical, in Mumbai.I am a resident of Pune with my family settled there.I have 18 years of experience in electrical design and PLC (programmable logic controller) automation industry.But due to office politics and partial behaviour from management, I am dead in my career.I am also getting very less opportunity in PLC automation, hence no new skills additions in my professional area.I tried hard to change my job but couldn't get any. I also discussed with my manager about my goals and wish to work on PLC automation, but didn't get any major opportunities.Recently I have got another opportunity in Pune but will have to travel more to foreign locations. I have to travel in my current job as well but the new company is offering better designation, better salary and better opportunities for me to work with new technologies in PLC automation.However, it is a very small Indian organisation compared to my current MNC I work for.I am in dilemma whether I should take up the new job or not?What is your advice?Thanks,Abhishek

Hi Abhishek.

If you read my column, you will realise that during this global pandemic I typically do not advise anyone to change their job.

But your case is different as you are getting to work in your area of interest and will also be able to move to your home town.

Do some more analysis and reference check about this new company and management.

If it's positive, then you can go ahead and take this new opportunity.

Today, Indian companies with good management can offer career opportunities far more exciting than any MNC.

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Leadership, HR Expert - Answered on May 03, 2024

Hello sir, im working in govt job PSU for 1 year and im not getting interest here. My age is 27 and passed out in btech ee in 2020. There is almost less work, also its not interesting. I deal with boiler and turbine operations. I want to persue mtech in control / robotics fields. But im afraid of the volatile job market, u see im a bit slow than other people. Do u think i should follow what my heart says or stick to this job due to its job security and my slow brain power . My age is more too. I have good financial support too. Im afraid I will lose job in pvt job. But i want to learn and grow!
Ans: It's natural to feel conflicted about whether to pursue your passion or stick with a secure job, especially when considering factors like job market volatility and personal abilities. Here are some points to consider that might help you make a decision: Consider the balance between pursuing your passion for control and robotics fields and the stability offered by your current government job at a PSU. Think about what will ultimately bring you more fulfillment and satisfaction in the long run. While the job market for control and robotics fields may have some volatility, these sectors also offer opportunities for growth and innovation. Research the demand for professionals in these fields, the potential for career advancement, and the types of companies or industries that are investing in automation and robotics technologies. Reflect on your interest in the control and robotics fields and your desire to learn and grow professionally. Pursuing a master's degree in these areas could provide you with valuable skills, knowledge, and experiences that align better with your career aspirations and interests. While age can be a factor in career decisions, it's important to prioritize your long-term career goals and personal fulfillment. With good financial support and a willingness to learn, you can overcome any perceived limitations and make meaningful progress in your career. Assess the potential risks and rewards associated with transitioning to a new field versus staying in your current job. Consider developing a backup plan or exploring part-time or online learning options that allow you to gain skills in control and robotics fields while maintaining your current job security. 

Assess the potential risks and rewards associated with transitioning to a new field versus staying in your current job. Consider developing a backup plan or exploring part-time or online learning options that allow you to gain skills in control and robotics fields while maintaining your current job security.

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