Building career Raju’s way
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (email@example.com)