Build­ing ca­reer Raju’s way

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Guide - - WORKSMART -

Prof DC Sharma

Many grad­u­ates pre­fer to sit idle than do­ing a job that doesn’t utilise their ed­u­ca­tion and qual­i­fi­ca­tion fully. How­ever, ex­pe­ri­ence has shown be­yond doubt that once an ed­u­cated per­son jumps into some really con­struc­tive and pro­duc­tive work, chances are that ev­ery bit of his qual­i­fi­ca­tion and ex­per­tise will be utilised fully, not only for com­mon good of mankind, but for earn­ing liveli­hood as well. There are cases, where one finds a niche and a con­stant source of ex­cel­lent in­come, even giv­ing jobs to many skilled and un­skilled per­sons.

Surinder Pal Sum­briya, alias, Raju, a 37-year-old young man, who had to un­dergo many tri­als and tribu­la­tions be­fore he could build a stun­ning ca­reer. Now he has been proudly run­ning many flour­ish­ing per­son­al­i­ty­build­ing beauty par­lours un­der the name "Par­adise" at var­i­ous places in Kan­gra district of Hi­machal Pradesh, where clients do not get their turn eas­ily. Even for the top notch politi­cians or lead­ers, it is al­ways with an ap­point­ment to get their per­son­al­ity groomed at his skil­ful tech­ni­cal hands.

Even when Raju con­ducts train­ing work­shops for as­pir­ing un­em­ployed youth on beauty sa­lon and per­son­al­ity devel­op­ment skills, it's not easy to get reg­is­tered. When one thinks of build­ing a ca­reer in per­son­al­ity-build­ing, the name of Par­adise Uni­sex Sa­lon eas­ily comes to their mind.

This group of lead­ing per­son­al­ity devel­op­ment in­sti­tutes in Hi­machal has been do­ing many phil­an­thropic ser­vice by en­abling young peo­ple, es­pe­cially women, to purse a well-paid self em­ploy­ment. Even ed­u­cated youths, who do not have a job in hand, are so trained by his in­sti­tute that the in­come they, thus, make starts mount­ing up. In ad­di­tion, the free­dom and rep­u­ta­tion they en­joy while de­liv­er­ing ser­vices, they rather pre­fer to con­tinue with it, as it gives them more sat­is­fac­tion than any other job could pro­vide.

Bright ca­reer doesn't come in gold plat­ter

Raju has much to teach un­em­ployed youths about how to launch their ca­reer in nat­u­ral way. “A bright ca­reer does not come to any us in a gold plat­ter, how­so­ever skil­ful and tal­ented we are. All that we need to do is to re­alise our worth, so that we have the con­fi­dence that we can do it. It is fol­lowed by a surg­ing vi­bra­tion that makes our own self thrilled with a sense of some rare achieve­ment. This is a cy­cle of learn­ing and earn­ing at the same time,” tells en­thu­si­as­tic Raju, who en­joys the real feel­ings of be­ing con­fi­dent and victorious.

Rep­u­ta­tion

When asked why some in­sti­tu­tions fail in spite of their rep­u­ta­tion, Raju il­lus­trates from his rich ex­pe­ri­ence: “In­tel­li­gent young stu­dents as­pir­ing to face job in­ter­views come to me with hope of a grand success. If I fleece any of them of their money once, I will nat­u­rally lose my rep­u­ta­tion. In the busi­ness world rep­u­ta­tion is more im­por­tant than money. Money can be earned with a lit­tle ef­fort, but it takes decades to earn rep­u­ta­tion. The stigma of lost rep­u­ta­tion is so thick and stick­ing that it is never re­gained. So, I never com­pro­mise with qual­ity, nor al­low any of my em­ploy­ees to play foul. My first les­son to the peo­ple whom we train is that they must learn to give qual­ity ser­vice. That alone is the hall­mark of stu­pen­dous success and a bright ca­reer.”

Qual­ity ser­vice does mat­ter

Chief min­is­ters, min­is­ters, top notch of­fi­cers, man­agers, army of­fi­cers, stu­dents and learn­ers visit Raju for his qual­ity ser­vices time and again. Al­ways smil­ing and re­spect­ful, Raju en­joys repu- tation not be­cause of the rush of peo­ple to seek an ap­point­ment with him, but he feels thrilled by giv­ing the rare qual­ity ser­vice.

We can learn a les­son from him that one is re­spected not be­cause of their rare qual­i­ties, but for their dis­tin­guish ser­vice. Peo­ple don’t re­spect a per­son be­cause of their fair com­plex­ion, but for fair deal and fair ser­vice qual­ity. ( Prof Sharma is a Kan­gra-based psy­chol­o­gist and a noted ca­reer ex­pert with more than 40 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence. He can be con­tacted at di­rec­tor.psy­cho­cure@gmail.com or (di­rec­tor.ca­reer­world@gmail.com)

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