Published: 14th March 2020
Ask the expert: Here's what youngsters must keep in mind while choosing a suitable career option
Professor Mani provides career advice to different students who are confused about their career choices. Check out what he has to say
I am presently pursuing my BBA. In my third year, I will opt for honours in HR. Which specialisation can I opt for after this to make my future secure? Please advise me on any formal procedure for planning ahead.
Your best option is to do a post-graduation in HR and seek a career in the corporate world in HRD, Training or OD roles. You can pursue your master’s by studying pure HR in institutions such as TISS, XLRI or a hybrid masters in HR from other B-Schools. Do look out for admission advertisements in leading newspapers and apply ASAP. Practice performing better in entrance exam papers, group discussions and personal interviews.
Professor RSS Mani
My daughter has completed BSc Nursing but she is not interested in working as a nurse. Now, she is interested in doing medical coding and billing course. What is its scope for employment? Which is a recognised institute for studying it in Kerala?
There are many institutes in Kerala who offer both classroom-based and online courses in medical coding and billing. The scope for the job is good but may involve working in round-the-clock shifts. I would recommend that she pursue a short-term course in high-demand areas such as optometry or pathology or such allied courses and make a good career that uses her basic nursing degree as well. This may serve her better in the long run and she may fare better.
Professor RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and is currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions. Write to him at email@example.com