What is Career designing ?

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for your support for the ongoing Take off Education campaign on the Facebook and other social medias. I am in receipt of various feedbacks and from now on every week I will be sharing my thoughts on career designing across various subjects / faculties.
This blog is purely with a view of increasing awareness for the students who are studying and also for the people who are working. Needless to mention that there is no age for learning and Education.
Let me start todays write up by sharing simple FAQ’s……
1. What is career designing ?
Planning your career considering your skills, interest, Education opportunities with future work opportunities.
2. Is Education necessary to progress in life ?
 To progress in life one needs to have a vision and hence Education is necessary.
3. But Education is expensive and hence what are the options ? 
Just like other assets such as shares, real estate, fixed deposits, Gold, provident funds, Education is also an asset which needs investment of time, efforts and resources.
4. Is Education available in India ?
 Any format of Education is good. But how much value it will add will depend upon your short term and long term goals in life.
5. How much resources one needs to consider while evaluating Education options 
 The amount of resources varies from the course & the Education provider the student opts.
6. Is job guaranteed during and after Education ?
 Even today there are online projects (jobs) available on the internet and they pay well too. But whether you qualify to execute the project depends on the skills, Education and past experience.
7. Will Career designing give success in life ? 
 Yes if you are true to yourself and no if you take shortcuts.
8. I have seen lot of people changing careers and why is it so ?
 People who don’t plan careers end up switching professions and valuable time, efforts & resources are wasted. Lack for Career planning / designing is the reason for changing careers and so on.
9. So what do you suggest at the end ?
 Spend time thinking about your future, where you are working with your passion and not due to compulsion.
10. How do I start the process ?
 Contact us on  info@takeoffeducation.com  and we will guide you step by step.

Is online Education the way forward for International students ?

Last few days the media has been quiet busy reporting press releases on the online Education. I am sharing most of the articles and they are:
These are substantial press releases in the world of International Education and such news were non visible a few years ago. One will easily conclude that the future belongs to online / digital Education and to an extent it is true. However, most of the International students may not prefer to study online. This is due to the fact that for an International student studying overseas itself is an experience which gives an exposure to the academic world, different culture, work environment and so on and no technology can replicate that experience. Hence, making future projections of International student online enrolments / assumptions by a few Universities may not be a realistic approach all together.
Online Education is certainly a product for the Indian corporate world which the Universities need to explore more in depth. Indian corporates do spend substantial resources on training and enhancing the skills of its employees.  The ground reality is that corporate market not only requires a serious thought but also requires a new business process of delivering training / skill ehancement and that too at a competative price in India.

Time to change the mindset. Approach towards Jobs needs to be changed.

Who doesn’t want a full time job on graduation ? Frankly, everyone wants it. However, the approach towards employment needs to be changed. Days are gone where graduates would secure a decent job after graduation. I am sharing an article / film / URL have degree, will work which is based on the difficulties international students face in attempting to work.

We are in a global world with borderless economies and hence we at Take off Education (your career designers) believe that careers needs to be designed way ahead at a very young age.  The student needs to focus on short term / long term goals before even selecting the University, course, country of study and so on.

One also needs to work on the back up plan incase if the jobs are not available after graduation. I am sharing popular free lance portal odesk wherein the student can earn decent income during and after graduation too.
Lets not forget that the prime objective of any Education provider / University is to provide Education and not to offer jobs. Though there are many Universities who offer exposure to career fairs and so on but should be considered as a bonus during studies.