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Old 9th December 2009, 15:17   #1
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Hi Everyone,

We are in times of uncertainty, at least as far as careers are concerned. IT, which was among the most sought after careers in the last decade, is now termed as risky, short lived and unstable. Govt jobs are few and far between.

A colleauge came back from his home town in Orrisa and showed me an article which had listed out the most preferred jobs for a boy to be an "eligible bachelor" in today's marriage market. The list is as under:

1. IAS Officer. Darn...!!!Why didnt I continue my preparation?
2. Govt Doctor
3. Defense Personnel.
4. Other Govt employees
5. Private Doctors.
6. Bank Employees
7........
8..........
9.........

Where is IT? Nowhere..

I m not saying the survey is correct, but going by the above and today's circumstances, which career path does TBHP feel is the most stable barring Govt jobs?


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Old 9th December 2009, 15:33   #2
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Any job that you are GOOD at.
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8.Engineer in a conservative manufacturing company
9.Doctor/quack in private practice
10.restaurateur
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A car mechanic I am not joking... I am suggesting this being an IT post Graduate and a Car lover.

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Farming - I believe that the next revolution would be in agriculture
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if you are not good at it, no job will be secure. except of course govt job.

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Farming - I believe that the next revolution would be in agriculture
, Humans cant leave without eating and offlate most love spending on eating/drinking. and the way the the agriculture is taking back seat in coming time the "prices" will shoot up and the "farmer" should have the last laugh

So for sure "agriculture/farming" will be a very lucrative option.
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I.A.S. /I.P.S really rocks. An evergreen career.
Dentist with own clinic are in a great position too. There will always be patients, and cost of treatment just keeps going up , up and up. Flipside is unfortunately there is greed creeping into this noble profession now-a-days.
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Agree with you too, with number of automobiles increasing rapidly, a good mechanic is always in great demand!

Best example is "enfield" mechs, few years back they had live with what they get but thanks to a good jump in the sales today most of them(good once) are making good money!



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A car mechanic I am not joking... I am suggesting this being an IT post Graduate and a Car lover.
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1)Currently best is keep 2-3 citi cabs
2)Floriculture
3)Retail(i mean not in front of big players like metro/big bazzar/total etc) but in a place where there are not much big shops)
4)farming(anything will work--- Fruit trees of all kinds in 5-6acres of land--Obviously outside bangalore)
....still more are there. But let me wait for others to contribute

Dev, Very good topic. I am loving it
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Thankfully my wife got through into BSNL as a Junior Telecom Officer. She did not want an IT career even though she started out in IT. I feel in todays world where you can never predict a job loss any govt job is a good choice for stability.
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I don't know which career is most stable,but here's a thing you should think over -

Always get into something which you like,have interest in.This lets you enjoy working,you try new things yourself & finally you become a master.Now a master is always in demand (even in recessions).
And who knows you even mite invent something some day.

Many of my friends (90% + scorers) get into E&TC,etc just to earn more,i mean i don't get the logic.
Why is it just about earning every time ? Just be the master of your line.

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Doctors, Lawyers, Restaurateurs, Chartered Accountants, Garage Mechanics, Skilled Workers such as carpenters, plumbers, masons, electricians and other essential services - quite possibly the most stable professions.

Might be nice to create a world class resource base of essential services executives such as the above!

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Hi Everyone,

We are in times of uncertainty, at least as far as careers are concerned. IT, which was among the most sought after careers in the last decade, is now termed as risky, short lived and unstable. Govt jobs are few and far between.

A colleauge came back from his home town in Orrisa and showed me an article which had listed out the most preferred jobs for a boy to be an "eligible bachelor" in today's marriage market. The list is as under:

1. IAS Officer. Darn...!!!Why didnt I continue my preparation?
2. Govt Doctor
3. Defense Personnel.
4. Other Govt employees
5. Private Doctors.
6. Bank Employees
7........
8..........
9.........

Where is IT? Nowhere..

I m not saying the survey is correct, but going by the above and today's circumstances, which career path does TBHP feel is the most stable barring Govt jobs?


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Good point Neil. I too find it strange that most of my friends are studying what they perceive as being in demand. Tomorrow, if the demand drops, what will they do? Better to study something you love.
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Any Public Sector base job is the most secured job.
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