Latest From Chipkoo

5 Tips That Can Instantly Grow Your Career!

5 actions which can grow your career instantly

Self-Assessment:

The first step is knowing about your interests and ability, what’s important to you, and what can keep you engaged. Because it’s important that you are confident in your decision. Once you get to know what makes you satisfy, choose your career.

Compare your options:

If you have over one choice, compare them. And match them with your skills, personality, ability, and knowledge. If one option gets matched with your criteria, go with that. You can try over one option if you are an early bird.

Find a Mentor:

As mentioned earlier, chipkoo can be your savior in making informed career decisions, you can always connect with us and can get help through our mentoring process and programs.

Internship/Volunteering:

For college students, nothing is better than internships and volunteering because there you have deep learning and get to know how things get done. In this phase, you can have explorations about different careers in a short time. Internships or volunteering can lead to jobs and careers.

Take Action:

After selecting best career in industry, try to grab more opportunities to grow in your career. And gain some valuable experience; It can give you an insight into your career.

How to thrive in the era of Automation

Automation:

We define automation as “the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically.” As there are many merits of automation, it not without its demerits.

Automation Impact On Employment

Although, the main mission of automation is to make people’s life easier. Automation performs the manufacturing process with greater control and consistency of product quality than human workers. It reduces the number of hours worked on average per week by factory workers. It is also making people’s life a bit hard by taking over millions of jobs. A number of jobs will be destroyed and the workers whose job has been taken over by a machine undergoes a period of emotional stress.

How To Survive In Automation World?

As the jobs will be destroyed because of automation meanwhile a number of jobs will be created. The question that arises for people who are at the beginning of their career is; how will human create value in this increasingly automated world? Not to worry-Chipkoo has come up with TEN future trending skills to survive in automation world.

Skills to survive in the automated world

  • The skill to see the relationships between industries and craft solutions to the problem.
  • The skill of converting data into meaningful interpretations.
  • The skill of thinking out of the box which cannot be followed by AI (Artificial Intelligence).
  • People management skills because robots don’t possess managerial and leadership skills.
  • Communication skills and team collaboration skills will be top demands.

Skills to survive in the automated world

  • Emotional intelligence is also important for hiring managers for the future.
  • Skills of data analyst should be also in consideration.
  • Service orientation will be in demand to work on offering values to clients.
  • Skills of negotiation will always be needed to create a win-win situation.
  • And last but not the least Cognitive flexibility is vital to accommodate the challenge at hand

If you have good command on these 10 skills, then consider yourself alive in the future. If we predict future then along with these skills we should know the most in-demand job in the upcoming years

Ten Most IN-DEMAND Jobs In Future:

Analysts, Medical technicians, Veterinarians, Instructors, Sales and Marketing, Management, Software developers and Programmers, Designers, CSR (customer service representative), Auditors and Accounting

Conclusion:

These are some jobs in which we can peruse our career and can grow because in these fields company cannot completely rely on robots they need human interference to make their work done effectively and accurately. Now we know the skills and the places where we can select our future career, where we can use our skills more effectively and learn new things. To make a successful career in this time of change, these were some important point we need to keep in consideration.
Why every great leader needs a Mentor
It’s exciting to start a business on your own – but it’s always easier to have a helping hand! When you start a career you have to face a lot of challenges, problems, and hurdles in the way of success, to tackle the hurdles successfully you need a mentor. A mentor is a supporting ladder to reach your final destination especially in the initial stages of your startup on which the future of your business depends.
(more…)
Why every professional achiever needs a mentor

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

It can be tough to find someone with whom you can share your fears and challenges with someone who will listen to you when you need them: and someone whom you can completely trust.

(more…)
Why everyone needs to think like a leader?

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” — The Bible The reality of life is “every man for himself”. We are taught as we grow up that a man lives alone, dies alone and must face the consequences of his actions alone. This outlook on life is bleak and nihilistic. It negates the collective good and the pack mentality of the humans. But in practicality, the theory rings true.

Regardless of religious affiliations, every theological group agrees that free choice is granted to every human and the choices made with human conscientiousness and morals have consequences. This simple fact of life makes every man the leader of his own life, if not of others. Leading sounds grand. It is always accompanied by a grand vision like Dr. King leading the charge for reforms or a raised fist challenging what is unjust. The reality is simpler and a bit underwhelming. Leadership is recognizing the responsibility for what it is, where it lies, and how to fulfil it successfully. The first person everyone owes a responsibility is himself. What we owe to other is our next set of responsibilities.

One needs to be an effective leader to lead a fulfilling life, even if no other responsibilities weigh on one’s shoulders. Leading oneself is easy, why must one lead others? Why must there be a leader in every group? The answer is very simple. Conflict resolutions and knowledge vacuum leads to power imbalance among different members of a community. An effective leader, be it the head of a family, the leader of a group project, the city council member, the president of a country, or the leader of a pack, makes sure the power imbalance does not cause the exploitation of any member under their leadership. 

Leadership comes naturally to some, just as caring for those around you comes naturally to more people. The instinct to protect, nurture, and care for those near you is as old as the creation of man. The instinct to lead them and yourself to a better future, to better prospects, to a better world is what makes the leaders stand out. One must be a leader not covet power, but to empower others in whatever capacity. Becoming a leader does not mean becoming someone you fundamentally are not. The idea of what a leader isn’t universal in the real world. The “right” leader is right for the specific place, time, and situation in which he or she is placed, and not necessarily for all places, times, and situations. The right leader is, however, one who inspires many leaders in their niches.

The right leader takes responsibility and shoulders the workload. If you take control of that assignment you have been delaying working on, you are well on your way to becoming a leader of your domain! “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” -Simon Sinek

Why being a mentor is important for professionals

“Are Today’s Youth Really a Lost Generation?” Derek Thompson asked this question in 2011 on one of the biggest international media platforms, the Atlantic. The question, as a millennial, was as ironic as it was alarming. The aims and ambitions instilled in the youth did not allow for aims lower than the absolute goals, with the pressure of being on the forefront of competition ever present.

My generation, evolving alongside the digital media and the market crashes, was the first one to face the consequences of the economic decisions of the 90s and the first market crashes of the twenty-first century. As the digital media evolved, so did the job market. The educational landscape, however, remained stubbornly constant. Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer, or a civil servant was the socially acceptable, convoluted multiple choice question that posed as the career aptitude test. Much of it is still unchanged. 

As the market demands variety from us, the traditionalists in the education sector remain stagnant. Interdisciplinary studies are rare and have little to no experienced faculty supervising the research. Ironically, these are the very fields which have the most value with respect to future growth and international employability. Yes, today’s youth is really a lost generation. The parents put their hopes on young shoulders with little to no advice on how to cope with the trials of practical life and the market looks for skills that are not taught in conventional educational environment. The youth are directionless, they are distraught. The faculty that teaches them practical skills have not been a part of practical workforce for years. The faculty that actively may be a part of the workforce cannot effectively connect with the youth and balance their academic relations successfully. The effective and successful exceptions are usually the students who have a successful and practical mentoring relation with one or more of the faculty member or have a mentor in their family/ friends’ circle. 

Mentorship breaks the barriers of informality and teaches the young ones how exactly to counter real world problems without getting tangled up in either the responsibility of the student towards the family or the nuances of the subject matter the mentor specializes in. Mentoring a student is the most effective way of breaking the barriers the student may have built for themselves and building a future that benefits the interests of the students as well as the practical interests of the market perfectly. Mentors can guide students, they can enhance their social skills and can guide the student through acquiring the necessary traits for their chosen field. Mentors do not only teach their mentees how to gain knowledge, they teach their mentees how to contribute to the knowledge being dispersed.

This visual genius and the trailblazer in his field has been a mentor to many newcomers himself. We, at Chipkoo, agree with him completely in his following sentiments: “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” — Steven Spielberg