Not get­ting the right job pro­file

Arunav Ban­er­jee

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Guide - - JOBFUNDAS -

I am an en­gi­neer­ing grad­u­ate with spe­cial­i­sa­tion in elec­tron­ics and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. I have not been able to se­cure a job through cam­pus place­ments. I have come across so many BPO jobs which have ‘tech­ni­cal help desk’ as the pro­file. I was a bit con­fused while tak­ing up a BPO job be­cause it wouldn’t add to my ex­pe­ri­ence if I switch to the in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy sec­tor af­ter­wards. Which other fields can I get into?

-San­chit

It is true that that the ITES sec­tor looks at job skills and pro­files com­pletely dif­fer­ent from that in the IT sec­tor. You have two choices as of now, ei­ther you con­tinue to look for jobs in the IT sec­tor or pick up a job in the ITES sec­tor. Your chances of get­ting a job of your lik­ing in the IT sec­tor as a fresher are rel­a­tively less if you have not landed a cam­pus job. How­ever, you can try. In a BPO your job in the tech­ni­cal help desk will tend to be rou­tine and stan­dard­ised, but it is still a job and will pay you a salary. The choice is yours. The au­thor has more than 30 years of var­ied ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing as head of the HR con­sult­ing prac­tice at Arthur An­der­sen, Price­wa­ter­house­Coop­ers and Ernst & Young. Write to him at men­tortalk@shine.com

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