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Career Opportunities in Globalized Economy Dr. Jeyakesavan Veerasamy University of Texas at Dallas [email protected] edu
Economics • Continues to be an interesting & complex field globally. • Perhaps not as many job opportunities as IT field.
Economics : concepts • • • Saving vs. Spending Budgeting monthly income & expenses Inflation & GDP growth Effect of corruption on inflation? Is it worth going abroad to learn & earn (IT)? Neighboring countries’ economies are important – we want even our enemy to be healthy
Career opportunities • Higher studies & Teaching • Economic data analysis – companies & banks • Corporate offices • Contrast to IT job: Your knowledge, attitude and enthusiasm can make bigger difference – determine how high you can go.
What do companies want?
What do companies want? Problem Solving Skills • It is ok to complain, but go in with a suggestion to solve the problem – that is what the boss wants. • no room for “whiners”. • shows your passion • this alone can decide promotion! • Do not be afraid to try “something” new. • OK to make a mistake, but NEVER repeat the same one.
What do companies want? Communication skills • Over-communicate, but be succinct and clear – no one has the time or patience now • It is all in the way you put it! • Comprehension skills – Analogy: summarizing a “movie” experience. • Learn to say NO politely • Make your priorities clear
What do companies want? Team-work • • Provide constructive criticism in meetings Ask questions – do not be a silent spectator! Avoid bringing emotions to work Be a professional at work – “Doctor” analogy Value your time and others’ time Offer to help when someone is overloaded Remind people to follow process How can you help to make office run like “welloiled machine”?
What do companies want? Other traits • Be sincere & dependable • No backstabbing / favoritism – look at the lives of people in Tamil serials • Computer skills - must!
Have a wonderful year at college & best wishes for your career!
Questions & Answers Dr. V. Jeyakesavan [email protected] edu