Asked by : Rohit Mittal, Director Business Development, Port Indigo
Industry : Executive Search
Activity: Question posted: 06 11 2008 04:01:57 +0000, 16 answers, 673 views, last activity 09 14 2012 05:44:29 +0000
Well I will like to understand the views of fellows and peers that a person has to have fancy names and degress in his/her CV to boast off for earning a good job position
Hope this finds you fine.
The capabilities & caliber plays an important role to bag a good position in the Indian market. However it also depend upon the industry you take in consideration. For example, if you consider manufacturing companies there you need good reputation and contacts along with capabilities & caliber viz. if you consider IT and MNC there you need capabilities and caliber to get the good position.
ThanksDipak Mawale(Harbinger Knowledge Products )
Being a part of "Talent Acquisition" & "Executive Search" teams with various corporates, both Indian & MNCs, I agree partly on the above statement. Capabilities & Caliber of an individual certainly help an individual to get a good position in the Indian Corporate world.
However, at the outset, a LOT also depends on the Interviewer's / Hiring Manager's psyche during the interview. In case, the interviewer is not open enough in his approach towards selecting the candidate for his capabilities / caliber / potential and the value that he can bring to the table, no matter how much capable / high caliber a candidate carries with him, an interviewer will still find reasons to REJECT that candidate.
As they rightly say, "You need hundred reasons to SELECT a candidate, but just ONE reason to REJECT him / her".
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Capabilities & caliber are all that are required to get a good position and make it to the top , not only in India anywhere in the world.
The moot point would be how do we define these capabilities.How do we measure it ?
Going by the current norms in large Business Houses and MNC's the academics serve as a good & measurable way to select suitable candidates. This is especially true in starting level positions upto say 3 years. After that the quality of your experience and your record of handling deliverables take over. The people who rise to the top are the ones who able to master both these aspects.
While working in a corporate one of the Key capabilities for which there is no Quality training available - would be to be one with the environment , understanding the various sensitivities and nuances , the hot points and triggers, of the people around you.This kind is a skill which developes with experience and for some it doesnt come easy. And they loose out even though they might be good in other aspects.
A lot of people miss out in their career progression - because they are unable to come to terms with the environment fully.
So capabilities & calliber will take you to the Top, but these 2 words include a lot of sub headings need to be kept in mind.
Untill and unless somebody has seen you performing your CV and self presentation in interview is your face. But beleive me scoring "only" on these is not sustainable...whether it is India or Europe or America.
No matter what you have studied your attitude and knack speaks at the end.
Those who are worried that they do not have good face value should only keep patience and beleive in themselves...whether it is India or Europe or America.
Having seen both the Indian corp. sector & the North American corp. sector...I tend to agree that 'fancy' names matter in India.
Your chances are bolstered if your resume has some marquee names either in the list of institute/s you went to OR in the list of employers you worked for. In India where the number of applicants for an advertised opportunity is magnitudes larger than the corresponding number in say- the US, the hiring manager / HR usually have minutes to decide on whom to "process" ( an HR euphemism for taking a candidate through the recruitment process). And they would rather place their bet on someone with fancy names in their resume ; after all these people have 'proven' themselves (thats what they think ).
Abroad, your actual competency & your interpersonal skills matter tremendously.
well these days all good reputated companies are looking for good academics becoz when ever they say about they employee they want to address him or her with such critirias for freshers when they come for experienced people well it depends upon the exposure of work in the current industry and caliber and talent is very much necessary to get agood position
I feel capabilities and caliber determine the position that you would climb up to in the corporate ladder. Having a kitty full of certifications or degrees would not help you along the way in tactfully handling challenges; capabilities will. Although, studying and achieving certifications might help you make some well informed decisions, they are not the only source for handling challenges. It is good to have certifications / degrees to prove capability; but can we confidently say the vice versa holds good?
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