Biomedical Science Jobs and Careers

Written by Sameer Kamat

Biomedical engineering sciencesWhile Biomedical engineering has been getting a lot if interest, the field of biomedical sciences remains largely esoteric and unexplored.
In this post, guest blogger Tanmoy Ray talks about the discipline (and how it differs from biomedical engineering), the kind of jobs and salaries you can get, courses & degrees needed to crack into the field and the scope of biomedical sciences in India and abroad.

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8 tips to beat the online job application system

Written by Sameer Kamat

The battle between humans and machines isn’t just happening in movies. If you are a job hunter with an account on any online job application system, you are playing that game right now without being aware of it. And in all probability, you have been losing it and getting increasingly frustrated about losing your CV in the black-hole. Thanks to the use of sophisticated online job application systems or applicant tracking systems (ATS), the resume that you so lovingly prepared and embellished with nice fonts, boxes and shading is consistently getting rejected. Read on to understand how the resume screening software works within an online job application system and what you can do to improve your chances of getting called for an interview.

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10 signs that could mean an impending layoff in India

Written by Sameer Kamat

Layoff in IndiaGone are the days of job security. Layoffs in India have become a bitter reality for the brightest of employees with the best of qualifications.
Call them redundancies or down-sizing or right-sizing or layoffs, the meaning remains the same. Job cuts.
Sometimes it’s a one-off case, but increasingly lay-offs in India are looking very similar to those we used to hear about in USA, UK and other countries.
You may not get a layoff letter out of the blue. There may be early signs that you can watch out for.
If you can’t completely avoid the layoff letter, at least it may enable you to manage the process better.

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Does a career change at 30 or 35 in India make sense?

Written by Sameer Kamat

Career change at 30 in IndiaA generation back, when ‘one job for life’ was pretty much the accepted philosophy for the conservative working class, a career change at 30 or 35 in India was taboo.

Unless there was a lay-off (another less frequent phenomenon), Indians employees wouldn’t even be thinking of a career change after 30.

The benevolent company ensure that all their needs were taken care of. As the employees crossed 25, 30, 40, 50, a change of career became not only less relevant but also less practical. Not any more.

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Choosing between being a careerwoman or a housewife and mother

Written by Sameer Kamat

Housewife and motherhood or Career-womanNo matter what your qualifications and capabilities are, if you are a woman, the roadmap is more or less pre-defined for you. After marriage, you’d be expected to settle down. Which indirectly translates to – give up your career and take care of your husband and kids.
Ranjini Shankar takes us through her thought process as she made a difficult choice – to pursue her career aspirations after becoming a mother. And she had a rock solid supporter.

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10 Ways to improve your chances of getting a job after college

Written by Sameer Kamat

In this guest post, Aditya Singhal shares job hunting tips and ideas on how to improve your chances of getting a good job after college.

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MBA job opportunities by industry and function

Written by MG (Manish Gupta)

As thousands graduate globally from the hallowed grounds of the programs of yore, we were curious to check where they are headed in terms of job opportunities. In the past, we’ve examined a lot of different MBA jobs and careers one can take after graduating from international business schools.

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Careers in Music Industry: Composer / Arranger / Producer jobs

Written by Sameer Kamat

Music Careers & JobsIn our ongoing attempts to uncover and present unconventional jobs and careers, this time we focus on careers in the music industry. Jobs like music composer, arranger and producer can be creative and rewarding.

After completing his engineering degree in Computer Science, like a good, obedient IT professional, Vijay Krishna worked in software jobs for close to a decade. As a loyal soldier of his tech employer, he also served his time in USA.

But along the way, he realised that his real passion was in the music industry. He yearned to get his fingers tapping on a different type of keyboard. He carved his own career path and took up various music jobs as a composer, arranger and producer.
Vijay covers his musical journey and shares tips on how you can break into the music industry, the qualifications needed, the investment in software/hardware (if you decide to take up the freelancing route), the salary you can expect and more.

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Why MBA after engineering

Written by Sameer Kamat

If you have been scouring the net for international MBA related information, you’d know that a huge number of applicants from India have B.E, B.Tech, M.Tech degrees and several years of work experience after completing their engineering course. You don’t see a similar trend in other professions such as medicine, law, finance / chartered accountancy, entrepreneurship.  Why is an MBA after engineering such a popular option for Indian professionals?

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Career change: Why I left the corporate world

Written by Sameer Kamat

It has been around 3 years since I left my corporate job and I thought it was a good time for an introspective post on why I took a decision that appeared to be a big risk at that time (more from the perspective of folks who were concerned about my well-being). Many have asked me this question, so I thought I’d share it in a blog post to give some rest to my vocal cords.

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