Trial and error as a new approach for jobs!
For some people, deciding on a career is easy, especially those who have found their passion and interests. What if you can’t figure your passion? Or what if you pursue your passion but still are confused about which job is the most suitable for you? According to a 2016 study by LinkedIn, millennials are job hopping more than previous generations. People who graduated between 2006 to 2010 (millennials) averaged 2.85 jobs in the five years after graduation and it is ever increasing since then (as compared to Gen X- an average of 1.6 jobs). Though we aren’t sure of our goals, we need to approach jobs in a way that we make the most out of it. A new approach to this is the trial and error approach where you learn to discover your potential strengths, passions and interest by experimenting through various internships and live projects. Think of it like a step by step ladder to gaining more clarity!
How does the trial and error approach to jobs help us?
- Gain new insights at different internships
Every new role will be a learning experience for you. A marketing role will help you understand the brand, market and customer audience more; a strategy role will force you to use your analytical mind and make you data-driven. A human resource role will give you better clarity on the company policy, employee relations etc. If you do not wish to change your company, you can always ask for an in-house lateral job switch. Since you are unsure of your career goals, this will be the best learning experience in knowing what is the right fit for you. At the end, all the business expertise that you will gain will serve you as a lifelong investment for your all round development!
- Build relationships across industries
As we all know your relationships are critical for your career. You will meet people coming from all walks of life having different mindsets, personalities and interests. When you are on your journey of trying various roles and figuring what you love, you can make the most of this by making strong connections to help you with your future. Some ways of doing so are interacting with many people and figuring out common interests. Done right, it can help you obtain advice, information, and support.
- Reap the benefits of risk taking
To ensure that you learn the most from this approach, be open to different kind of jobs and roles. You should go for different interviews, gauge every company’s requirement, sign up for corporate events and meetups, and move out of your comfort bubble! Only when you are more acceptable towards risks, challenges and change, the best will come to you. If you are more inclined towards Finance but get a HR job profile, take a pragmatic decision before jumping to a personal one.
Career happiness is a journey and not a destination. You may have to take a chance to keep making trial and error on something that may not turn out the way you like. But if you take this approach, you surely have a huge learning experience along the way!
Talerang’s copyrighted curriculum was researched as a project Harvard Business School. Our training methodology integrates Harvard cases, proprietary assessments, interaction with guest speakers, industry exposure and personal mentoring for holistic professional development. Our programs offer exclusive opportunities to work with over 250 of the best companies in India including the Aditya Birla Group, Foxymoron, Teach For India, Mahindra Group, Avaana Capital, Z3 Capital and more. Our team is from McKinsey, Citigroup, KPMG, ZS Associates and our Panels include CEOs of top companies. Students get dedicated mentors and interact with industry stalwarts from our Young Leaders Panel and Senior Panel. Our Future CEOs alumni also get to access a network that is a close knit community of close to 1000 Future CEOs who are advised by young industry leaders and a panel of industry stalwarts.
Modeled on global best-practices
Talerang’s programs are different from regular trainings and courses due to the international approach to learning and the international curriculum. During the research at Harvard Business School, we interacted with Year UP, a U.S. based organization solving a similar problem. We further refined our learnings by visiting 100+ colleges and partnering with 250+ corporates who defined our training curriculum.
Our research shows that 6 key competencies - self-awareness, life vision, communication, working smart, first impressions and bridge to career help young talent succeed. Additionally, jobs of the future require a combination of 14 skills including research, analytics, digital marketing, finance, strategy, coding, communication and design. We ensure that you are learning in a planned and structured manner with a focus on being relevant for jobs of the future.
Proven track record
Talerang gets applications from close to 100+ premier colleges across India and has several rounds of selection. Our highly selective cohorts are academically bright, have demonstrated leadership and volunteered to impact their communities. Our previous students are articulate all-rounders including national level swimmers, debaters, festival organizers, entrepreneurs and performers. Over 4 years, we have placed 99% of our students and our proud that over 90% of them have been consistently rated as work-ready, with over 50% been given call-back offers for full-time jobs! The jobs and internships we provide are premium with a focus on quality.
As special projects, we have been invited by research teams from Stanford and Harvard to conduct trainings on their behalf and also been the organization of choice for pre-placement training for IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras in an official capacity. From Tata Trusts to Trilegal, various corporates have also invited us to on-board their entry-level hires.