Thursday, October 24, 2013

Have you thought of backup career options?

 Backup career options include careers that one can opt for, in order to:
  1. Add residual income along with one’s salary component
  2. Have peace of mind of having a career in case one leaves his/her job
  3. Explore options to do business or commission based sales activities
  4. Formulate a money growth plan to take care of your investment

With uncertain economic conditions it has become necessary to think of a backup career option. Due to slowdown in global economy, companies have cut down the number of jobs thereby leading to unemployment. Therefore, formulating an investment plan and polishing the requisite skills is necessary in case you are subjected to a layoff. In addition, backup career options also come in handy if you do not get qualified in an educational program of ‘your choice. In other words, being flexible with your career preferences is a good option.’

You can choose a backup career option based on your field of interest or education stream. For instance, if you are a science student having a science oriented course as a backup option would be better. Students from a medical background can choose biomedical, dentistry, physiotherapy, etc. On the other hand, if you are have ample of financial resources and are confident enough, transitioning to stock market or entrepreneurship would be a good idea. You might also consider freelance work on temporary or permanent basis in your field of interest. Photography, content writing, web designing, data entry, language translation are some of the popular freelance jobs that have a great scope.

Nevertheless, taking up a job in the core field should be your first priority. A backup option should always remain a secondary choice and opted for only when you are exploring more avenues to grow.

Anuj Jain
Chief Counsellor
Founder, EduGroomers
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