Career development is the lifelong process which involves managing learning, work, leisure and transitions to move towards a personality. It determines a preferred future for an individual. Career development provides someone with the choice of selecting a career and subject to undertake in future.
The 20s is an era of time for crazy career choices and busy job interviews. One thing fresh graduates are constantly worrying about, though, is securing a good, stable job. But in short, your 20s are actually a time in which you kick start your career and must be mentally prepared to make foolish choices, and handle any setbacks thrown your way. Staying strong is the key so remember, it’s never too late.
Having succeeded in the struggle to establish one’s career in international development, as time passes a practitioner faces a different set of issues. It’s no longer about getting your foot in the door and being taken seriously. Your standards rise and your choices increase; your domestic situation adds new criteria to your career decisions; you may be less willing to endure wild and woolly field conditions; your body may start to impose limits on you. Being middle-aged and older brings new challenges as well as opportunities.
Internship is a great way to get your foot inside the door of the corporate world. However, the competition is so fierce that you need to always keep yourself updated and on the toes in order to have any real chance of getting selected for a respected internship in a good NGO. The good news for you is that there are many things that you can do to increase your chances of landing an internship that others can only dream of. This post is about the same.
Everybody wants to make something good out of their lives. Merely a job is often not good enough, we want a purpose in life that would help us feel useful and appreciated for all the good that we would be doing within our dream job. The most common and obvious way to achieve that is to apply for a job at an NGO where our productiveness would be valued not directly by the amount of financial profit that we bring to the company or the amount of trust and authority that we bring to the company’s name, but by the amount of good that we do for the world that we live in.
With the world changing because of constantly transforming policies and regulations, it has become difficult for the companies to keep up. Because of the changing reforms in almost every part of the world, what the global corporate sector is missing is a roadmap and planning backed by researched data. These sudden but growing changes have found an increase in demand for the well-versed expert consultants.
‘Hari Sadhu’ an ad character couple of years back on Television screen gained lot of popularity and drew the attention of many professionals. The ad was not only entertaining but also it had coined few fundamental questions on the work culture in contemporary society and the image of so called “Manager or Boss”. Now, with the passage of time and emerging working trend in 21st century the position of “Manager or Boss” is becoming more and more challenging, crucial and complicated. As a result many B-Schools have revised their curriculum focusing more and more on practical problems rather than confining to theoretical approach and train their students to face the upcoming challenges of 21st century. Similarly the recruiting agencies and HR units of different organisations/corporate have also changed their recruitment or selection process. Where along with the knowledge aspect the understanding and problem solving ability of a candidate, translating her/his experience into execution is the key of success. So to say, Managing the people / work is no longer the definition of a Manager. Now it has expanded too many more dimensions and requires a set of skills, which is unfortunately is not taught in normal classroom. Lists of such attributes are as follows.
Getting a rejection letter is not easy. You experience a sense of agony, sadness, depression and anger – at the same time. However, we want to remind you that – if you keep your cool in this tough time, and respond back with a gracious and polite response – then you can actually save yourself a lot of grace.
It can be daunting at times to write a grant proposal. This can be especially true when there is so much work required to put into it. Among the many steps required include recognizing a problem in the area that you wish to help, thinking of a perfect program to match it and then pitching your proposal to a funding source. If you or your organisation have never applied for a grant, then you’ll be happy to know that if you do, your entire organization will benefit from the entire application process.
Educational institutes throughout the world tend to focus more on preparing students for professional life, working for corporations that aim to provide a service and make huge profits. They also prepare entrepreneurs who come up with the most innovative ideas for businesses and compete with similar firms to reap financial benefits in the market.