The neverending Job-Exp conundrum

Its always the fear of a graduate be it bachelors or masters. Getting a job in this 7 billion population planet is getting tougher by the day. Competition for places is increasing and most manual labor is being replaced by machines. We always believe machines are better at productivity than man and that is pretty much true in most cases.

Thus comes the main point which is the title of this post. Its a cycle that never has an end. A sort of an infinite loop in scientific terminology. For getting a job you now need some experience in your kitty but to get that you need a job. It confounds the best of graduates as to how will they get job and experience when both need each other and when you are fresh out of college experience is the at the minimum.

Staying in the Middle East one thing is quite certain, If you are a fresh graduate and you have not had at least 2 years of experience in working for any company, your chances of getting a permanent job are close to nil. One way to get a starting job is try the roulette wheel of Linked in or other recruitment agencies. Other ways include either ‘vaasta’ ( meaning internal contacts to fast-track the hire) or to hope your college has tie-ups to get you started.

I am not even going to talk about the conditions in India because it is at least 100 times more difficult because of stiffer competition and not to mention marks play a major role there. But yes you do have a better chance there to get a job if you academics meet the criterion of the hiring companies there.

The only other way out to get experience is to hope to land a part time/freelance job which may not pay or give visa or any things of that sort but can be added to your CV. But those also are not really a luxury. So i will say to current and future graduates , start searching jobs early, go for as many certifications as possible and always keep yourself ahead of the job hire game. Getting a job is becoming a rare luxury with the advancements in technology so get in before its too late and prove yourself to be the best to secure your future.


Power of Emotion

Its going to be almost 4 months since i last wrote a blog post. Looks like im running out of things to talk about *giggles*. But regardless this post is probably one of the more important ones to me as I have been learning regarding this particular topic quite a bit in the last year.

Emotions nowadays play a huge role in how we present ourselves profession and how we carry ourselves in every aspect of our life. Whether it be connecting with family members, or be a professional meeting, emotions always need to be in a controlled state. A lot of people have had their good run of things in life ruined by lack of control over their emotions.

Frustration and anger are the 2 most negatively powerful emotions and I am as guilty as the next guy in being incapable of sometimes handling them. I have been told not to let my emotions get the best of me ad also been told not to let these emotions bottle up. But what i have learned in these years whether right or wrong is that if we can handle our emotions well then we are truly on the way to bigger and better things.

I have also learned that sometimes for the sake of preserving something good and keep it in that state its better to not throw off a negative vibe emotional response because if its not physically torturing you to keep the good thing going then under influence of emotion there is no reason to potentially destroy the present state and any future state of that connection by letting negativity creep in no matter how truthful it might be.

Sometimes there is a fine line where we have to decide whether to be truthful and blunt or to just dust it under the rug because its not a big enough deal to be debated or argued at length about. With that also comes the matter of trust and no matter what 1 of the 2 we decide there should always be a strong mutual trust to understand as to why he chose 1 over the other.

So these emotions are very powerful forces that can make or break connections in a matter of seconds and those who can control them well are definitely in a better position to deal with much more dire matters that might come their way for the rest of their life. Let these emotions not decide the fate of your relationships, associations, decisions etc. Make yourself the person in charge with a calm collected frame of thought and then get on with your work.

The big Two Three

A birthday post to start another year of blogging. The big Two Three. My friend said welcome to your first mid life crisis year. Also the year where you separate a kid and a adult. Well technically he isn’t wrong about what he said. Most people consider 23 are the defining year in their lives, but to hell with all that jazz. I still feel like a 18 year old trapped in now a 23 year old body. And why shouldn’t I feel that way, anyways when we reach say 50-60 people say be young at heart, so im taking a head-start *laughs*.

But yes on a serious note this will be the year where I make or break into the working sector. College life has passed off and its time I made my self into a reputed and reliable working man. Will take sometime though considering I am in a country where entry level find difficulty in getting a job.

Also what will be expected of me is to act my age. My personality, body language will all count as to how I market myself to the companies and people around who might have the contacts that can land me a job. But with all this added remodeling I still will not forget that I am indeed a kid at heart. Anyways both have a different place and both should not mix. There’s always a time and place for everything they say and well I have now come to a point where that will hold a higher value.

Still the big 23 is no different from 22 but I will live this year with the hope I make it into the working sector full time and start to build my life for my future.

2014, The best year since 2010

2009 is when i had started my college life. Its when i had met some wonderful people and the turn of the year to 2010 was definitely a year to remember.

Fast Forward to this year and as only 1 week remains, looking back i can say it reached the highs of 2010. Loads of activities and loads of travelling and loads of craziness packed into 12 months.

January started with getting a new car for the family in place of a car that served us well for the last 7 years. Following that i took my friends for a long drive(been the only 1 so far) and enjoyed the hell out.

February brought a new experience for me as a college student, for i had the next 4 months to spend at Paramount Computers for Internship in the IT industry. The daily up-down travel by road did take its toll but i met wonderful people and learned quite a bit of things in the industry.

Mar-June had nothing too much apart from a few b-days including dads, also my internship finally ended and my college life finally finished. Thus started the dreaded job hunt. Although a few outings with friends and parties and movies kept the mood up.

Jul had nothing too much of specialty except for the sporting world brewing up its own fun for the fans.

Aug was the month of a very special wedding. Flew all the way to Cochin to attend my friends wedding. Hell of a experience that with the late nights in my hotel room laughing with the brides brother and friend to no end. Experiencing a orthodox Christian wedding for the 1st time was quite a thing, the different rituals and the families running around and trying to keep things tip-top for the whole 2-3 days events. Ended the whole uptight stuff with day detoxing on a boat laughing, dancing, singing, acting, taking pictures for all the memories.

Oct is where it all unfolded and my year really took a turn for the best. Went to India to experience Diwali in India and enjoy blowing crackers with no worry about any authorities coming on my tail. Spent a good month with moms and dads family celebrating the 7-8 days of Diwali celebrations that follow. Also to boot got possession of a property we had bought and invested the hard earned money in.

Nov- Ended up going to a new country as part of dads globe trotting bucket list experience. 1 week in a country quite similar to India, hiking up a 200ft rock, visiting some beautiful temples and learning the history of a country that’s quite mentioned in our scriptures. Came back and helped a friend who’s making his way up the ladder in the media industry with an assignment. Got to learn photography from him as well as see some hotels and tourist spots which are complete offbeat.

December comes and December goes, weather has changed over the course of the month to come down from the sweltering 50’s in June-July to the moderate and windy 20’s which are a godsend. People are rushing around for Christmas as well as new year, while also making plans to best use the annual Dubai Shopping Fest starting from Jan 1 till Feb 1. All in all a wonderful year spent and here’s to hope the next will be even better.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Y’all. Cheers.

Terrorism in the name of religion

The events of today in Peshawar, Pakistan have all but shown the barbaric nature of the people who preach that they are doing it in the name of Islam. I’m truly shocked as to how they could totally ruin the image of a religion and connect the fact that they killed about a 100 odd children,children for crying out loud
to something that Islam as a religion states.This is a complete illusion that they have, for there is no religion which approves of violence, for there is not one religion which will accept the killing of the innocents especially school going kids, some were even writing their exams to further their education.

Today’s event sadly left many families broken and many parents who were forced to bury their children. Dreams of people were shattered in front of their own eyes as this group barged in and just started blindly firing at anyone and everyone. They took hostages but lay waste to a school and its inhabitants.

The fact that these groups around the world: TALIBAN, ISIS, DAESH, Indian Mujahideen, LET, BOKO HARAM, all kill, abduct, blow buildings, planes and say that its all because that is what allah wants.

I know many Muslim people as will the rest of the people, but the damage that is being done to the image of the religion and complete desecration of the values being taught by the leaders and the saints. The worst bit is because of all this terrorism and the Islam religion being degraded by them, Muslim people are starting to fear for their lives and having very strict international treatment by all non Arab countries in the name of “Safety and Security” of its residents. Most Arabs and Muslims with big beards or names like Khan etc are being singled out for extra checks. Its the biggest stance of racism and discrimination occurring and its not even the peoples fault.

Sad that this kind of things happens quite often nowadays and according to one of my friend who i will quote :”You have to be a special kind of twisted fucked up person to go around shooting little kids. These terrorists are brainwashed beyond limits. Severe measures against them necessary. Deeply saddened. Fuck terrorists. ‪#‎insolidaritywithpakistan‬”

That above status on Facebook says enough in itself that something needs to be done to dissolve these extremists and return balance and harmony to the world. Every religion is equal and every person is a unique but equal value. No one should be treated differently and no one should resort to violence.

Creamfields 2014

MUSIC, DRINKS, DANCING, SCREAMING and plenty of others things too. If your a EDM lover you will definitely understand what im talking about. If your not then let me briefly explain what i mean. Imagine a concert filled with about close to 3-4000 people, which in comparison to Europe concerts are nothing really. But with those many people and then the music blaring at the highest possible level, the bass so deep that your body vibrates when its played. 2 of the biggest artists in the industry of Electronic Dance Music, Hardwell ( World #1 DJ ) and Afrojack coming and playing for close to 2 hours each is a dream for every EDM lover to witness and experience.

Yesterday in Abudhabi, UAE was no different. These 2 headliners blew the roof off the arena and played some of the biggest hits with a twist of EDM. The people went mental and everyone was enjoying as if it was a never ending party. Drinks and Smoking everywhere but that dint deter the non drinkers and non smokers, all enjoyed as equals and some even enjoyed a bit too much to say the least. The music was off the hook and the crowd was also off their rockers. Me and 4 friends went there and came out after it with an experience which can only be topped in the US or in Europe. This once in a year concert is the perfect ending to a long year that had its twist and turns. With the music you forget all your issues and just go there to relax and enjoy the hell out.
Definitely the best concert i have been to so far ( there’s only 3 to count on ) but for sure the better ones are still yet to come. My voice is gone, body is aching but this is like a once in a lifetime kind of thing and im totally satisfied.

New City, New Country.

Just a few days back i had to take a trip by choice to the city of Cochin in India. A place where i had never gone before let alone that i have never stayed in India for more than 20 days per year. Its been quite the thing of my life for a while that I’ve been visiting new countries or new cities in India as part of a passion that runs through me and dad to go globetrotting. I have visited about 20 odd countries in 22 years that i have been on this planet. Its quite the thing and its been fun rolling every time i went to a new place. Got to see and learn some history of the place and also visit some of the famous places that i had first heard about in my school in history classes. The experience in all was a thrilling one every single time. Different places always brought different atmospheres, different foods and different modes of travel. Language barrier existed but it was not too much that staying there became very difficult.

Cochin was a new territory and well it became yet another city ventured in my home country. Different type of people, variety of food and flavors. The development clearly being seen with the Metro works that were in progress. One of the few Indian cities which beat my impression which i had gone there by. It wasn’t as developed like metro city of Bombay or Bangalore but it was still big enough and close enough to a metro city status. Having Big brands stores like Harley Davidson around and good hotels while keeping the beauty of nature as intact as possible with water bodies and loads of trees. I was quite impressed with the development is possessed and calling it a small city will not do justice. Its improving day by day and soon will grow into a large tourist hub.

As for the countries that i got the chance to visit it was a whole different experience altogether. Europe, Far East so different and so similar too in varied aspects. Turkey Egypt Greece were 3 countries very rich with historic artifacts and locations. Every piece and area speaking volumes of how this country became what it is today. Civilizations evolving on the lands to what it is presently. Even the weather in all these places differed between rains, cold, heat etc. i would say 20 countries brought me 20 different experiences with the lifestyles and people who are the locals there.

So i end with this small note, rather spend the money to go visit other countries than to spend something on short term basis. The experience and memories from those trips are priceless and as valuable as gold.