2013 is likely to bring more avenues for career seekers. With the advent of New Technology and growing demand in Mobile Applications, Companies and users are focusing more on Smart phone Apps. Career Counselor Usha Albuquerque, Director, Careers Smart opines that the New Career Avenues will bring enough Job opportunities in coming months.
Social media manager
Social media is the new buzz of the day. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr and YouTube have revolutionised the way we work and live. Not surprising that more and more marketing and advertising companies are incorporating social media into their strategies and using these services to reach out to customers and build social networks within companies and outside.
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Young people recruited for the purpose are quite happy to be working while tweeting, re-tweeting and being up to date with what others are saying online. On a more professional level, this also means reviewing traffic volume, bounce rates and other relevant metrics, developing social media components for new campaigns, helping with blogger outreach, creating long-term solutions for clients, lots of brainstorming, coming up with new ideas for reaching larger numbers.
Tips: Being a social media manager means lots of responsibility because a brand’s reputation and voice is in your hands.
Mobile application programmers
The immense popularity of Apple’s application store and similar sites from other brands has created professional programmers who have specialised in developing applications for mobile phones. Additionally,they may also help in combating security and compatibility issues. Knowledge of interface design, network communications, web services, SQLite databases, GSP framework and location based services is highly recommended for such professionals.
Tips: With 110 million mobile users in India, this upcoming and promising career has a huge scope to be creative.
Natural resource managers
Contributing to the maintenance and conservation of the ecosystem that we rely on for our survival is extremely rewarding. These professionals are in high demand, to advise and help manage development and use of cities and rural areas with minimal impact to the environment.
Professionals in this field are often employed to advise, inform and maintain valued natural resource assets, and job opportunities are available in diverse roles.
Attractive features in this industry include working independently and as part of a team, thriving in different environments, such as outdoors or an office, running community education programmes, doing research and so on, and at reasonably good salary.
Tips: Careers, such as, ecologist, environmental coordinator, forester, land surveyor, and logistics planner are available in field.
Social entrepreneurship is expected to be the next big thing to influence India as the country juggles to achieve a balance between a growing gross domestic product, ensuring inclusive growth and attempting to address issues ranging from education, energy efficiency to climate change. Social entrepreneurs are most commonly associated with the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors, but this need not preclude making a profit.
Tips: Before getting into this profession go and experience the work. Don’t confuse romance and passion. The romance will wear off.
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