There are two things that young people worry about a great deal: love and money. In India, where love is supposed to happen to you only after you 'settle down in life' we spend more of our youthful energies on building a career.
However, people are just as confused about careers as they are about relationships. And hence the need for information, advice, someone to assure you this-is-way-forward. I guess that is why I wake up each day to half a dozen emails from distressed souls!
There really is a need for a mass medium like television to take up the subject. That was the genesis of Cracking Careers, a half hour weekly show on careers on UTVi (the recently launched business news channel from UTV).
I am the Consulting Editor for this show. So please do tune in and let me know what you think! You can also email me if you'd like your query featured on air. Or, have any subjects you think we should cover.
Every episode of 'Crackin Careers' covers:
a) An issue related to bschools
b) A hot career option (other than MBA)
c) The inspiring story of a young entrepreneur
This week's episode features:
* How to choose a bschool if you haven't cracked the CAT: where do you go with an 80 percentile? We feature the story of Alifia, a student faced with just such a dilemma. And offer advice for others in the same situation.
* Merchandising: an interesting option in the fashion industry
* Little Company: a creche with a difference set up by two young mothers
I also answer some queries from viewers each week.
You can catch 'Cracking Careers' at these days and times:
Saturday 3.30 pm, 6.00 pm
Sunday 12 noon, 5.00 pm
Tuesday 5.30 pm
Dekhiye aur hamein feedback dijiye. As always you can drop me a line at rashmi_b at yahoo.com