HindustanTimes Wed,01 Jul 2015

41% of the youth seek happiness, 30% want to be rich

Where careers go, Indian youth are not looking for the impossible, but they are demanding the right to be happy. Swati Kundra writes.
Career aspirations of Indian youth
Most important goal of life
Most important factor in choosing a job
With an aim to overhaul the defunct employment exchanges in India, the Centre has proposed setting up a national career service that will act as a as a one-stop platform for all career-related services. <EM>(HT file photo)</EM>

youth speak

Narmeen Wasi

Narmeen Wasi

Narmeen Wasi, 24, MSc (IInd year) in Tourism from Global Open University, Nagaland;
Worked in the past as German Tour Guide with National Travel and Tourism, Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman.

Dating a colleague: Never. One can face problems. The other person might try to get promotion or stop your promotion if things don’t go well in relationship down the line.

Best way to deal with work pressure: There is no work pressure in tourism.

Being the Boss’ Pet: No use. Boss’ pet can get their work done easily but they lose their self-respect.

I would jop-hop for money/ promotion: For money, yes. Good pay-package matters.

Quality or quantity: Quality. Perfection in work matters. I want to be the best.



Sharry, 25, German Teacher in GD Goenka.

Dating a colleague: Not at all. One has to be professional and should not get personal. Your colleague might take advantage of you (to get promotion). He can ditch you at any time. 

Best way to deal with work pressure: Listening to soothing songs to concentrate more on work.

Being the Boss’ Pet: I can never be a boss’ pet. I don’t like buttering. Those who are boss’ pet, they are very clever and bitch about others.

I would jop-hop for money/ promotion: For money, yes. Money matters.

Quality or quantity: Quality (Of course). My inner voice tells me if you put in efforts into something, you get the desired results. Plus, it gives you a positive feeling and more importantly, satisfaction.