Job Hunting Excersise

Every year of my five years at TIP, many students from the graduating class would come to me to ask “Sir, kaunsa job karna chahiyeh,” or “dyeing mein sub say ziadah salary miltee hai na?” and I would go through a long exercise with them. But since I am not there this year, and just in case you do need help, here is a little checklist:

* Think of the various kinds of jobs in terms of what you will be doing 5 years from now (NOT in terms of what you will be doing upon joining), and in which possible directions they can lead you.
* For each job in #1, think of one person that does that job and has been in that direction for 5 years. If you don’t know a person in the field, either research or imagine. Now think of this person’s responsibilities, routine, work timings, pay, lifestyle, and career direction.
* Now for the most important part. Understand what kind of work will suit you best. For instance, if you are a people’s person, you may want to head toward marketing; if you are into problem solving, you may like merchandising; if you are into technology, you may like dyeing etc.
* Always remember, no matter what job you choose, you will not get a good salary in the long-term for the job you get, but for what the job gets from you.
* Finally, you will spend more time at work than at home. Pick you career wisely.

There are about six months to graduation. Start hunting!!! Good luck to all.

3 Replies to “Job Hunting Excersise”

  1. thankyou very much sir, for writing such a nice article, your guidance will always help us througout out career, we people are really missing you here in final year (specially in apparel course)…..

  2. thankyou very much sir, for writing such a nice article, your guidance will always help us througout out career, we people are really missing you here in final year (specially in apparel course)…..

  3. as salam u alykum to all the students n reeaders of tip online magazine …..i m ali the student of national textile university faisalabad just visited to ure university on 3rd feb..it was really goood …n g oood to see that another textile insititute in p akistion doing the rite job ..the buildin is too attrective n atmosphere is reall marv……i m happy that i have 2 frinds from ure institue waqas n mazahr n i thank them that they helped me out in visiting ure university …..well let me tell u more about my self..i m on job now ALLAHMDULILLH on coming monday me ll be on job….but apart from this textile stuff i m singer n composer of ads n songs…..so soon in a month or so u ll see my song on IM N THE MUSIK INSHALLAH…so pray for me as well…n do chk my web site
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    so hope that u ppl ll listen to the stuff n ll leave the comments on the site see u then bye …
    waqas n mazar see u online i added u bbaye

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