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How to choose the right career? A simple guide

In a world where everyone wants to build a successful career, people often forget the very first steps towards career guidance

Career guidance is a big gap in today’s world. There are always newer and better options coming up besides medical, engineering and MBA. Options include many professionals with a great variety of competencies required for example media, even publishing! Meeting the experts personally or over the internet for counseling as well as contact with actual practitioners in the fields of interest may help identify professional career paths for us.

Commonly, a career can be described as a set of experiences including education that permits you to use your abilities for your own benefit. Choice of your career is clearly among your most important life decisions. The job you chose will not only be responsible for the sense of satisfaction in life but also your standard of living and financial security.

Although early career choices may be of added help, most people retain, expand and go into major areas during their twenties, thirties or even forties. Some may even begin new careers after they have retired. The best way to avoid being trapped in an unsuitable career is to consider the following steps:

Analyze your situation

Majorly, your career choice will depend upon the finances available to you. Quality education requires some investment of money. The selection of good institutions as specialized centers for the courses of your favoured choice is important. To maximize your potential, you may need to equip yourself with additional skills. Like getting computer education or learning a new language in case you are thinking of going abroad for professional training or learning. The good part is, you can offset a lack of finances by taking education loans from banks.

Assess your abilities

The easiest way to determine your strengths and weaknesses is to recall your successes and failures. If you did well in biology but struggled through English then you might be having more scientific skills than language skills. However, your success in school subjects is majorly influenced by your teachers and peers too. So, try to recall abilities that friends and teachers noticed and praised or encouraged you for the same. If people consistently agree with your positive and negative qualities, they probably are reliable assessments.

Determine your values and interests

It is important that you notice what your interests and values are before planning a career. Would you like to work in big companies or small companies, would you be comfortable in working in structured job or you would like to organize things on your own, what kind of salary and position are you looking for, do you want a job that lets you focus on your family life too or you are interested in being a full time professional? These and other such questions need to be answered to get a clearer view of your career plan.

Analyze various realistic options

One of the major concern in rating a possible occupation is the opportunity. Looking at the current scenario, there are plenty of jobs that can be eliminated in the future because of the expansion in technology. Once you are sure that a job will last for the years to come, you would need to learn about its requirements and skills to be learned. You can speak to the people who are already in that job and ask them a basic question, “what is your regular daily schedule?” and you can get a vague idea of what it's like.

Be aware of the field you are interested in and spend some time observing the work. What seems to be an exciting and glamorous job as of now might be dull and boring in reality.

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Great prospects for career in chip designing after 12th

Demand for smart and intelligent devices is increasing in the country and abroad. In view of this, the integrated circuit i.e. chip designing industry has a chance to grow rapidly
Gousiya Teentalkindia Content Writer

Demand for smart and intelligent devices is increasing in the country and abroad. In view of this, the integrated circuit i.e. chip designing industry has a chance to grow rapidly. In India alone, it has taken the shape of the multi-million dollar industry. IT and electronics majors are eyeing this segment. Actually, chip designing is a great profession, there is a lot of emphasis on innovation. There has always been a need for hardworking and ready to learn youth in this.

Job prospects

According to the Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association, the Indian chip industry currently has an annual growth rate of around 26.72%. By 2020, the chip industry is expected to witness faster growth due to the boom in the mobile device, IT segment or automotive electronics sector. Currently more than 160 chip design firms are active in this field, comprising computer companies in the country. There is also a lot of job opportunities for the talented youth, as, against the demand of the market, only a quarter of the talented engineers are able to get out of all the IITs and NITs in the country.


There is no shortage of jobs in Chip Industry, as the entire manufacturing of chip manufacturing in any company is divided into several stages like design, production, testing, applications, and process engineering. Therefore, a large number of talented engineers are always in demand here. Chip / VLS I Design Engineer, Product Engineer, Test Engineer, Applications / Systems Engineer, Process Engineer, Packaging Engineer in Architecture Design Team, Circuit Design Team, Physical Design Team, Testing or Verification Design Wing based on your experience and proficiency in companies Can be made.

What will you be doing?

Design engineers are usually playing the role of chip designers in IT companies, where their main job is to increase the functionality of small and large electronic devices. For this, such professionals mix millions of small parts and devices and make integrated circuits. Nowadays the advanced version of the chip is "Very Large Scale Integration" (VLSI). This small thin piece of silicon serves as an integrated circuit base. VLSI design experts are in great demand in companies.

Course and Qualification

Many IITs and NITs in the country are offering B.Tech and M.Tech courses in VLSI Design or Chip Design under the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications or Computer Science.

Essential skills

Young people wishing to make a career in this field must have knowledge of hardware and software. Apart from this, good communication skills, teamwork, problem-solving attitude is very important. Programming and Mathematical skills are very important. Young people wishing to make a career in this field must have knowledge of technology development and the latest innovation.

Premier institutes

IIT Delhi

Contact - 011 2659 7135


IIT Kharagpur

Contact - +91 512 259 7325


Bhartiya Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Pune

Contact - 020 6500 3345


Anna University, Chennai

Contact - 044 2235 7354


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