You May be Ready For a Career But Are You ‘Career Ready’?

According to a NASSCOM report, each year over 3 million graduates and postgraduates are added to the Indian workforce. Of these, only 25 percent of technical graduates and 10-15 percent of regular graduates are considered employable by the industry. What about the balance of 75 to 85 percent? What makes them unemployable? Some of the reasons cited by experts are: lack of focus in career planning, undue emphasis on academic grades, lack of industry-relevant curriculum and inadequate soft skills capability and mentoring.

The solution to this mammoth problem is just a click away; it’s called Talentpepz, a hi-tech professional New Age Skill Development Portal that helps students and youth to become ‘career-ready’ through a certified ‘individual transformation’ program. Talentpepz uses a combination of Psychometric Assessments, One-to-one mentoring, In-depth E-learning and a Personalized development plan, all of which work in synergy to achieve breakthrough results!

This unique program identifies strengths & challenges of individuals and helps them transform into employable human resource. It’s a flexible ‘only online’ resource that enables users to learn at their own pace, at their own place. The program is accredited by internationally renowned certification body ILM (Institute of Leadership Management, UK).

Talentpepz is a venture born out of international cutting edge research and uses a model that has been proven in other countries. It has a unique Psychometric Assessment with high reliability & validity designed by International Psychologists. The portal ensures Pre & Post Assessments to demonstrate tangible results. Its Mentoring programs are offered for the Short, Mid & Long

Terms by internationally certified mentors and as a bonus the students make the acquaintance of key industry professionals during the course of the program.

Talentpepz offers individual & personalized attention and advocates a balanced approach where Experiential Learning constitutes 70% while Mentoring and E-learning take up 20% and 10% each. As a result, the
confidence level of the student improves exponentially impacting
his/her performance. They understand the demanding needs of the ever-changing market and their minds are opened up to new domains that they had not considered earlier. Soft skills like collaboration, networking, communication, EQ and analytical skills improve exponentially among the users.

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The Road to be Travelled

Life is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing……. Helen Keller

Keep Going …… Difficult Roads lead to Beautiful Destinations……

Life throws lot of challenges and every person needs to wade through a maze either in one’s personal as well as in professional life. While in the personal front there could be a lot a support from family / friends/ well-wishers but when it comes to the professional front one needs to handle the given situation on their own.

Let us start understanding a few of such situation so that one may understand how the same could be managed.

 

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Change management is a collective term for all approaches to prepare, support and help individuals, teams, and organizations in making organizational change.

There are three different types of change management:

  • Developmental
  • Transitional
  • Transformational

 

It is important to recognise this as the different kinds of change require different strategies and plans to gain engagement, reduce resistance, and ease acceptance.

Though there are many ways to handle Change, here are some simple ways which would help one to navigate the transformation and also be a part of the initiative

  1. Lead with the Culture…….
  2. Start at the Top
  3. Get Involved in every Layer
  4. Make a Rational and Emotional case together
  5. Act your way into New Thinking
  6. Engage, Communicate, Engage, Communicate, Engage…….
  7. Inspire Others and hold Pride in the same
  8. Become the Change Ambassador

One needs to understand that Understanding, Accepting, Communicating, Involving helps ease into anything new…….

 

CRITICAL THINKING

Critical thinking is the analysis of facts to form a judgment, which generally include the rational, sceptical, unbiased analysis, or evaluation of factual evidence.

Critical thinking means making reasoned judgments that are logical and well-thought out. It is a way of thinking in which you don’t simply accept all arguments and conclusions you are exposed to but rather have an attitude involving questioning such arguments and conclusions.

The skills that one need’s in order to be able to think critically are varied and include observation, analysis, interpretation, reflection, evaluation, inference, explanation, problem solving, and decision making.

Critical thinking is simply a “deliberate thought process.” Basically, it means that you are using reason and logic to come to a conclusion about an issue or decision you are tangling with. And clear, sound reasoning is something that will help you every day.

From mastering critical thinking skills, you gain better control of your own learning and empathy for other points of view. Critical Thinking is, in short, self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.

 

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

Daniel Goldman defines 5 Characteristics of Emotional Intelligence

Here are some tips to develop your Emotional Intelligence

  1. Manage your negative emotions. When you’re able to manage and reduce your negative emotions, you’re less likely to get overwhelmed. …
  2. Be mindful of your vocabulary. …
  3. Practice empathy. …
  4. Know your stressors. …
  5. Bounce back from adversity

 

Now that if one has a basic theoretical understanding of Emotional Intelligence it is quite easy to manage the same.

Believe that self-awareness is the most important part of emotional intelligence.  When you are aware of yourself, self -regulation becomes easy. This is the ability that helps to control emotions and impulses.

People who self-regulate typically don’t allow themselves to become too angry or jealous, and they don’t make impulsive, careless decisions and develop healthy relationships and become successful leaders.

The pictorial representation helps to understand the personal and professional benefits of Emotional Intelligence.

 

Friends seize the opportunity life has to offer you. Embrace the changes and have the courage to travel the road less travelled, even though what in front of you could rough, tough but is sweet when you make a success of the same. Have the determination to kick down the wall in the front of you, and move to achieve greater heights in life.

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey……. Bobs Hoffman                           

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SIVAKUMAR (SK)