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Article about 'Job Changing' written by Chairman of Tata Sons Ltd

ankur rathi
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Article written by Chairman of Tata Sons Ltd


Mr.Gopalakrishnan succeeds Mr.Ratan Tata as Chairman of Tata Sons Ltd., the holding company for many of the Tata Bluechips like Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Voltas, etc., Possibly he is the first non-Tata person to head the Tata Empire.

The below article written by him is really interesting!

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The grass isn't always greener on the other side !!

Move from one job to another, but only for the right reasons.

It's yet another day at office. As I logged on to the marketing and advertising sites for the latest updates, as usual, I found the headlines dominated by 'who's moving from one company to another after a short stint, and I wondered,why are so many people leaving one job for another?




[I moved the copyright violation, please include a link to the original article so that others may see it. --MH]
[ June 03, 2007: Message edited by: Mark Herschberg ]
NDP Prasad
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Thanks Rathi ji.

Good article.


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stephen gates
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Interesting read. I tend to agree with many things stated. I've been a contractor/consultant for most of my career and while I learned a lot, it does seem I move more in a lateral sense than actually progressing or leading an organization.

I come in, do my job, then find my next project. I can go from developer to engineer to mid level to Sr level to Architect level, but in the end, I am always a hired gun or not the one making the major decisions cause it's not my "baby" as they say.

While staying with one company might not be the ideal in today's society, I think you do learn a lot about that particular companies cultural and policies if you are there 20+ years and therefore become trusted more so than somebody who has had 10+ jobs at 10+ different organizations in 20+ years.
Shaan Shar
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Rathi Ji,

You have just posted the article.. but haven't given your comments...

Your comments are most awaited....

Now let's see what/how do you think on this topic.


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Mark Herschberg
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I had to edit the article because it violates copyright to reproduce it here. It is permissible to include snipits of the article (e.g. quotes and teasers) but no the full article (unless there is a copryright to the article that gives that permission). Please include a link to the article so that others may read it.

--Mark
Abhijit Kumar
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I got a chance to read the uedited article...quite good, I must say. But at the end of the day it's (atleast for me):"Love your job, not your company, because...."

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ambar patil
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Originally posted by stephen gates:
Interesting read.
I come in, do my job, then find my next project

Hi,
... most of the companies don't shift your project(long term)/product/department easily..so if you change then only way of change is change the Job or try HARD within the company to change.
ankur rathi
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
I had to edit the article because it violates copyright to reproduce it here. It is permissible to include snipits of the article (e.g. quotes and teasers) but no the full article (unless there is a copryright to the article that gives that permission). Please include a link to the article so that others may read it.

--Mark


Hi Mark, it came to me as a forwarded mail. I couldn't find a site that publishes this article.
ankur rathi
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Originally posted by Ankur Sharma:
Rathi Ji,

You have just posted the article.. but haven't given your comments...

Your comments are most awaited....

Now let's see what/how do you think on this topic.


I liked it.
bis ani
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The article is available at the following likn:
Job From tata.

You have to download to read.
Shipra Verma
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i got this from an article on monster .

Ask yourself all these before you are ready to pack up and go....

Are you unhappy with your current job, or are you seriously concerned for your (company's) future?? This is keeping in mind that you have successfully aligned your future with that of the present company.
Have you hit the 'plateau' in the company and the next 'hill' is faraway? (You have evovled so fast that you need new gene pool for getting mutated or you will be a fossil gene soon)
Are you looking forward to Monday? Or it makes you sick to be underutilized or go un-noticed??
Is your current resume attracting more attention from recruiters for more meaningful role and position? ?
Is the work culture at your company making you feel 'happy' or 'crappy'? ?
Are you getting what you deserve or you are overpaid?? (In either case, change may be necessary for justifying your poor soul)
Are you ready to give the old job a chance ?


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arulk pillai
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Also ask the question

-- Are you learning new things?

-- Are you keeping up with the emerging technologies (e.g. Spring, JSF)? It is vital in IT to keep your skills up to date.

-- Are you acquiring any new business skills?

Note: Some companies do not recognize how valuable you are until you decide to move on.


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Arjunkumar Shastry
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{
I wondered,why are so many people leaving one job for another?
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Its very easy.Its free market.Many jobs in IT/Retail/marketing sector created shortage of people.So to recruit the people companies are finding various ways to attract.I think employers themsleves are responsible for this mess.Doesn't Tata(TCS etc) persuades people to get them hired by offering fatter pay packet and showing them the carrot of onsite opportunity?


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Ulf Dittmer
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Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:
{
I wondered,why are so many people leaving one job for another?
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Its very easy.Its free market.Many jobs in IT/Retail/marketing sector created shortage of people.

There are drawbacks to that, of course. Once someone has, say, 3 jobs in 5 years, prospective employers are going to question whether that person will stick around at their company. It's going to get harder to find a new job with that kind of CV.

the carrot of onsite opportunity?

I've always wondered what the carrot in that is. More money getting paid for being away? Getting to learn the clients industry from close-up? Or is it because the client might be in a different country? Someone care to enlighten me?


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ankur rathi
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:

I've always wondered what the carrot in that is. More money getting paid for being away? Getting to learn the clients industry from close-up? Or is it because the client might be in a different country? Someone care to enlighten me?


Your guesses are right. First and foremost reason is the money. Client interaction, pleasure, exposure, and reputation follow, IMO.

I think, starting a new thread would be a good idea, as it�s a quite popular topic here.
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by ankur rathi:


and reputation .............




Sometimes not......

We had a guy in our team who a was big pain in the $%%....he got sent off to client side as a onsite coordinator...the idea was if at all he has to shoot off his mouth let it atleast be somewhere where no one will necessarily listen....

We also had our fingers crossed and hoping for him to jump ships, alas it was not to be. The client was too smart for us.. they did not take the bait ....
ankur rathi
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Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:


Sometimes not......

We had a guy in our team who a was big pain in the $%%....he got sent off to client side as a onsite coordinator...the idea was if at all he has to shoot off his mouth let it atleast be somewhere where no one will necessarily listen....

We also had our fingers crossed and hoping for him to jump ships, alas it was not to be. The client was too smart for us.. they did not take the bait ....


By reputation, I meant, within friends, family, and relatives specially. I too don't understand but these people do take pride in that... probably they think it�s because �we� deserver it...
Ramna Reddy
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Here it is..
https://s3.amazonaws.com/ppt-download/job-from-tata-6935.pdf
 
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