Uncertain about your career options? Low on self-confidence? This Q&A column by Nandini Raman, practising counsellor and trainer, may help
I am a 24-year-old Zoology graduate (finished in 2018). I have been trying to clear the exams for a government job (SSC and Railways) but I am extremely frustrated with the process. I am thinking of doing a digital marketing course to earn some money till I clear them. Is this a good move? — Sneha Ojha
I can understand your frustration. What is making this exam so difficult for you? Stay aware that what might look like a good move, might get you completely off-track!
The scope of digital marketing is high today. Many companies hire qualified specialists to take their businesses to another level. However, you need to train, specialise and equip yourself with the prerequisite course certifications before you can land at a lucrative job. Some of the top digital marketing jobs available today are Virtual Reality Developer, SEO and SEM Specialist, User Experience Designer, Data Analysts, Email Marketing Specialist, Internet Marketing Specialist, Bot Developer, Social Media Marketer. So, evaluate if you are taking a break or contemplating swapping fields and make an informed choice!
I am 17 years and got only 62% in the Class 12 Board (PCMB). I have no interest in pursuing a degree in other subjects. I want to prepare for the UPSC exams. Is it okay to opt for the BAG programme from IGNOU? Will this be valid for the UPSC? —…