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Confused? Great!!

“My child has a problem. Till last month, she wanted to be a pilot, from the last week she has been saying Architecture would be a better option for her and after attending a lecture delivered by the top lawyer of the city yesterday, lawyer is all that she wants to become!! She is really […]

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Preparing for a career? Really?

Generally when I ask a young person what you are preparing you, I typically get following types of answers: “I am thinking about doing MBA.” “ I am preparing for IIT.” “Planning for Indian Army.” “NASA may be”. As evident, none of these four students are talking in terms of career. The first student is […]

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Writing résumé or building résumé?

Like Bo Bennet, you too may believe that a résumé is   “a written exaggeration of only the good things a person has done in the past, as well as a wish list of the qualities a person would like to have”, or you may be a fan of Polish Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska’s famous poem ‘Writing a […]

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Management via Engineering: a mindless rush?

Generally after conducting a group workshop for the parents on career development, I meet families in a one-to-one session where the student data are discussed and a career path is plotted in a participatory manner.  In one such session, it was evident, both from quantitative as well as qualitative data, that the boy was likely […]