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Khevna Shah  |16 Answers  |Ask -

HR Expert - Answered on Apr 10, 2023

Khevna Shah is the head of human resources at Coverfox Insurance. She has 14 years of experience in human resources across industries like manufacturing, banking & financial services and insurance. Her expertise includes talent acquisition, retention, employee engagement and developing a performance focussed culture.
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Asked by Anonymous - Apr 07, 2023Hindi

i have been laid off by the Byjus. . my last assisgnment is with Byjus as retention executive.I have the experience of working in Human resource and Industrial realtion department for 14 years. But my salary does not increased as per market satndards. Now Iam again seraching for job.How I search for job and demand more salary ?

Ans: When you have interview conversations you can specify what your compensation expectations are - which will clearly let a prospective employer know what salary you are looking for.

Having said that, you have to keep in mind that "market standards" are very loosely defined and you cannot expect a radical rise immediately since the employer will expect to see outcomes before he/she commits to a high salary demand.

My recommendation would be to focus on role & organization that provides learning and growth opportunity. And state your hike expectations clearly and reasonably to land a good position.

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Abhishek Shah  |76 Answers  |Ask -

HR Expert - Answered on Jul 04, 2023

hi Abhishek , i am having 22+ year experience and working as a software delivery head, but salary is like nothing, so what is to do to get good salary job, even i have a good knowledge also, but not able to get the job, and due to this my marriage is also not happening, i got divorce in 2007, but since that i am not able to do the 2nd marriage, i am trying and not able to get the 2nd marriage, so can you please guide please.
Ans: Hello Sunil,

I understand that you're experiencing difficulties in finding a job with a good salary despite having over 22 years of experience as a software delivery head. I can provide you with some suggestions that may help you in your job search and personal life:

Update your resume: Make sure your resume highlights your extensive experience, achievements, and skills. Tailor it to each job application, emphasizing relevant accomplishments.

Networking: Connect with professionals in your industry through networking events, online platforms, and professional associations. Building relationships and seeking referrals can increase your chances of finding job opportunities.

Job search platforms: Utilize popular job search platforms and websites specific to your industry. Regularly check these platforms for new job openings and apply to positions that match your skills and experience.

Stay updated: Keep yourself updated with the latest industry trends, technologies, and certifications. Attend conferences, workshops, and webinars to enhance your knowledge and stay competitive in the job market.

Polish your interviewing skills: Practice common interview questions and prepare your responses. Highlight your achievements and how your skills align with the requirements of the job you're applying for.

Consider contract work or consulting: Explore opportunities for contract work or consulting gigs, as they often offer higher rates and can lead to permanent positions or other opportunities.

Professional development: Identify any gaps in your skills and consider taking courses or certifications to update your knowledge. This demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and can make you more marketable.

Regarding your personal life and desire for a second marriage, it's important to prioritize your emotional well-being and self-care. Here are a few suggestions:

Reflect and heal: Take time to reflect on your past relationship and the reasons for the divorce. Seek closure and consider therapy or counseling if needed to heal and move forward.

Focus on personal growth: Engage in activities that bring you joy, pursue hobbies, and invest in self-improvement. Cultivate your interests and passions, which can make you more confident and attractive to potential partners.

Expand your social circle: Participate in social activities, join clubs or groups related to your interests, and attend events where you can meet new people. Expanding your social circle increases the likelihood of meeting someone compatible.

Online dating: Consider using online dating platforms to connect with potential partners. Be honest about your intentions and take the time to get to know people before committing to a serious relationship.

Seek professional help if needed: If you're struggling emotionally or finding it challenging to move forward, consider seeking guidance from a therapist or relationship counselor. They can provide support and assist you in navigating your personal journey.

Remember, finding a job with a good salary and a fulfilling personal life takes time and perseverance. Stay positive, believe in your abilities, and keep working towards your goals.

Abhishek Shah

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Financial Planner - Answered on Jun 25, 2024

Asked by Anonymous - Jun 13, 2024Hindi
Ours is a family of 3 people -- My wife, I and my daughter who is 15. I am 39, my wife is 37 and our monthly expenses are Rs 90K. I own my house and expect to have no fixed income after 65 years, and expect to live till 75. Considering the ever increasing price rise what should be my corpus at 65 for me to continue living the life style I am living today?
Ans: Calculating your retirement corpus:

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.

4. Future monthly expenses:

To find the monthly expense at retirement (at 65), we need to consider inflation for 26 years (39 years till retirement + 10 years retirement).

You can use an inflation calculator online or a simple formula:

Future monthly expense = Current monthly expense * (1 + Inflation rate)^number of years

In your case, Future monthly expense = Rs 90,000 * (1 + 0.06)^26 ≈ Rs 3,28,550 (approximately Rs 3.29 lakh)

5. Total corpus calculation:

Now you can calculate the total corpus needed. Here's a common approach:

Total corpus = Monthly expense * Number of years in retirement * 12 (months)

However, this method doesn't consider the fact that you'll be withdrawing money every month, reducing the corpus. A more accurate method is using the Time Value of Money (TVM) concept. There are online TVM calculators or Excel functions you can use.

Here's an alternative approach that provides a reasonable estimate:

Multiply the future monthly expense (Rs 3.29 lakh) by a factor considering inflation over the period. This factor can vary depending on your risk tolerance and investment strategy. A factor of 200 is often used as a conservative estimate.
Total corpus = Rs 3.29 lakh/month * 200 (factor) = Rs 6.58 crore (approximately Rs 658 million)

Additional factors to consider:

• Daughter's future expenses: Your daughter will be an adult by the time you retire. While she won't be financially dependent, consider any potential future support you might want to provide for her education or marriage.
• Healthcare costs: Healthcare expenses tend to increase with age. Factor in potential medical needs during retirement.
• Debt: If you have any outstanding debt by the time you retire, you'll need to account for its repayment in your corpus calculation.
• Investment returns: The corpus amount assumes a certain rate of return on your investments. Research different investment options and their potential returns to refine your calculations.


Consult a financial advisor for a personalised retirement plan considering your specific financial situation, risk tolerance, and investment goals. They can help you create a more comprehensive plan and suggest suitable investment strategies to achieve your corpus target.

Remember, this is an estimate. Regularly review your plan and adjust it based on changing circumstances.

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