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As I mentioned earlier that I am almost settled, looks like I may be getting on to the nerves of the seniors. They had/have their own lives that are already set. Me coming now and visiting them everyday and chatting for an hour may be taking the toll on them. Looks like they informed my wife that I need to do something, like getting a part time job, get involved in some hobbies I like, volunteer somewhere, etc. Hmm…. Got the message. May be I am getting on to my wife’s nerves also by watching too much cricket (controlling the tv remote to be exact)

First I need to prepare a resume. For that I need to find out where I kept the memory stick where I had saved some resumes. Darn. This is a project by itself.


 
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Need to do something?
When I saw the title “need to do something”, i thought you were looking to start a revolutionary movement to do something about all the problems in India :p

Yes, it naturally happens. It’s like summer holidays during our school days. After the first few days of watching TV all day, parents(elders, in your case) keep groaning that you are not doing anything worthwhile…even when there is nothing to do!

Some of my recommendations are:

1) I keep hearing that working in Indian corporate environment is a totally different animal when compared to working in western atmosphere. The working hours are not restricted to 9 to 5. Bosses can be quite demanding. Etc.

2) Use your experience and maturity to start your own business. Try a export-import venture, there is a high demand for Montessori schools in cities or even a growing need for good old age homes for senior citizens.

3) If nothing else, do what my dad does. Get a good internet connection and do day trading. You can make a minimum of 5,000Rs a day.

P.S: where in Bangalore do you stay (my parents live in Sahakaranagar).

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Srini.

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Need to do something
Was really concerned that you were waiting for hot onion pakodas being fried in the kitchen.Consoled myself that you must be a really wealthy person to afford luxories.
Life in India is much more difficult, but still it is your homeland and need not fear that someone may ask you to "go away" one day. All Indiians are born politicians and the best of the brains working in NASA, IBM or Microsoft would be clean drubbing by an ordinary high school failed colleague. Because, he can do or say things, which you wont.
To start with, if it is relevant to you, would say when you enter any organisation, we have to keep our eyes and ears wide open and our mouth shut. Even if our boss provokes us a 100 times, should never say anything about the systems and procedures or their technology. He may tempt us by saying "We will be very glad to implement whatever changes you want". It is better we praise that what they are doing is the best, even if it is simply trash. If our conscience does not permit, safe is to keep our mouth shut. Or else we will have the entire set up stand arraigned against us.

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Assumption & reco's
Assumption :
1. You are NOT in IT (if in IT, head hunters will hound you once they see your cdn. status. The irony is, many would want to send you to US/Canada/Europe for projects as you already have a cdn. passport)
2. You are a P.Eng. Civil
3. You live in Hyderabad

Recoomendations :
1. Though hyderabad is the 3 rd. best place for getting a job (Mumbai and Delhi is the first), it will take you min. of 3 months to land in a job. So first you need to get contacts / network. So for that you need to be sending your resumes out. Get feedback from headhunters, get interiews etc... In interviews, during small talk, you will get leads to pursue. May bosses will ask you about canada and how they can immigrate (for the sake of their children, of course) and you can take it on from there.
2. In the meantime, you can join as a part time lecturer in some engineering college and teach a subject you are interested in. Most private engg. colleges will require your degree/passport, if you want to join them full time but they welcome you part time without any restrictions. The going rate is Rs 500 / hour. You canot join as permanent in govt. colleges but can be a consultant. Remember that in India, normal teaching procedure is using OHP sheets and just reading the stuff out. No need of preparing anything. You can just wake up from sleep and start the projection/reading. Include some overseas experience tit bits you got. Besides it is a place where a lot of fairer sex study and you can be their teacher / mentor.
3. Try infrastructure companies. These are hot in hiring.Hyderabad is just a hub of activity. Your NA experience would help a lot as most NA companies are doing projects / consultancy there. There is no point in sitting at home and waiting for stuff to happen. Unless you send resume out/ make calls to headhunter/attend interviews, nothing will move in a professional level.
4. Try the stock market (with some good financial consultant). The normal is 100% profit in a few months to a year. The best ones give you like 300-500% profit in a year.

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The last option should be to look for a job when some one returns to India.

The culture, working conditions are entirely different in india. When you start work in india you will always feel you are superior which will not be accepted by fellow workers. Be care ful.

The employers too will not believe you and give you responsible jobs. They will think that you will run to canada or elsewhere at any time. Being a civil engineer you can take up contracts or do consultancy jobs in private.

Or else Look for some business opportunities. Be occupied.

Finally as TK said, look to learn stock market, mutual fund options. Very good returns you can expect.


 
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Thanks CDs for the support. Here are my issues:

Working for the govt is ruled out due to nationality and age issues. I hardly know anyone in the govt circles who can pull it off for me to be hired as a consultant.

I am not in IT and also don’t have any inclination to travel to the West for work related reasons for the next few years.

Regarding starting a business, that’s ruled out as I am not cut out for it. I know what I am capable of, and doing business is not my forte.

Teaching could be an option. I have taught in India and Canada and have letters to support it. I would rather do it part time, not to get involved in the politics.
btw what is an OHP sheet?

Stock market is down now. The stocks I am holding are down by about 12%. Don’t know how long it will take to make some profit. I don’t want to invest any more in stock market right now unless it’s an IPO or FPO. I don’t want to be a day trader as I may get hooked to it and sit before a PC all day. Mutual funds, I have kept a distance after a bad experience in the past (lost more than ten thosuand rupees).


 
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btw what is an OHP sheet?

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Must be transparencies used in overhead projectors.

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I hope they are not still into those OHP sheets. When I gave a presentation at a small pvt college in 2005, they had direct laptop to projector connectivity with remote slide flipper and microphone.
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Some points
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Originally posted by KumarM

Thanks CDs for the support. Here are my issues:

Working for the govt is ruled out due to nationality and age issues. I hardly know anyone in the govt circles who can pull it off for me to be hired as a consultant.


That is precisely the reason why people travel to settle in India. Getting a job is so easy there (though it will take some time to get contacts. They need to know that you are looking for a job). Any T,D or H is bound to find a job there. India these days is not Canada where for one job application some 30 qualified native people apply and 200 immigrants apply.
With your requirments, I am guessing that only a part time lecturer position will be good for you. You have got so many conditions.

Regarding the stock market, they had a crash for the past 2 days. Wait for the climate to improve. The stock market is EXPECTED to reach 24,000 this year. Again, you should not invest. Enquire among your network for a good financial consultant and invest through him. Investing in RE is a good option. OTOH, if you own some RE in India (through inheritance) you are already a crore pathi and will become a multi crorepathi in a decade or more.

ALl the best

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