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Career Options for Women

Oct 11, 2018 15:47 IST
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Career for Women

Today, women and men are walking hand-in-hand at every sphere of life. They world no longer have boundaries bordered by four walls. The advent of modern technology along-with proper education and communication has given sufficient space to every woman to live her aspiration and dreams like never before.

So, if you are one among those women who want to pursue her dream and aspire to become the next corporate leader, here’s your chance to do so. Here we are presenting an exhaustive list of career options that may suit you according to your passion, talent and skills:

Career as an Air Hostess

This is not only a glamorous but also a promising career option that has popular among Indian women. If you love talking to others and have good communication skills along-with a charming personality, this profession is made for you. Being an Air Hostess, you will be able to visit different places and countries, enjoy living in hotels and experience the joy of talking of new people every single day. Nevertheless, if you are looking forward to work in this profession, be ready to work hard with 100% commitment, dedication and courage.

Eligibility and Personality traits

There are several institutes in India that offer diploma and short-term courses and training to candidates. For Air Hostess training, Air service carriers like Air India and Indian Airlines recruit young girls between the age of 19 to 25 with a minimum height of 157.5cm. In the most of the institutes, the basic educational qualification needed is 12th pass. However, some institutes ask for graduation degree as well.

Smart and confident girls with pleasing and polite personality make it to the level in the profession of Air Hostess. Along-with these traits, the blend of excellent communication skills and good sense of humour is also demanded in this profession. Expertise in at-least one foreign language is preferred in this profession; however, it is not mandatory.

Educational Institutions

There are many institutions that impart training and degree course. A few renowned names are listed below.

There are many educational institute in India that offer Air Hostess training to students. Some of the renowned institutes are

  • YMCA, New Delhi
  • Skyline Educational Institute, Hauz Khas, Delhi
  • Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, New Delhi

Job Prospects

After successful completion of Air Hostess, candidates can find jobs in Public and Private Airlines such as Air India, Indigo, British Airways, etc.

Career prospect in Advertising

Advertising has emerged as one of the vibrant and glamorous field of profession, which guarantees loads of fun and creativity on one hand and fame and recognition on the other hand. In this profession, you must be able to build awareness about what’s going around you, and then engage target audience with captivating Ads. The Advertising career demands all-round creativity, understanding of user behaviour and branding skills.

Eligibility and Personality Traits  

The eligibility criteria for joining an Advertising course at Bachelor’s level is 12th pass and for PG level, you need to be a Graduate in any discipline. There are many institutes that offer Advertising course at Undergraduate and Post Graduate levels. The best way to start a career in Advertising is by joining an Ad Agency. Depending your passion and skills, you can join the creative or management department of any Ad agency.

To build a successful career in Advertising, you need to very good imaginative and visualization skills along-with a patient and calm temperament. You should also have the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines to progress in this field. Command over language, ability to work with a team and organization skills are also needed to work and excel in this profession.

Educational Institutions

Some of the good institutes offering professional courses in Advertising are as follows:

  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, (Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi)
  • Centre for Mass Media, YMCA, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Mass Communications (IIMC), New Delhi
  • KC college of Management, Mumbai
  • Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. (MICA)
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • St. Xavier's College of Communications, Mumbai

Job Prospects

After completing you study in Advertising, you can find jobs in Ad Agencies, Radio Channels, Media Houses, E-Commerce Stores, FMCG companies and PR agencies. The popularity of Advertising in terms of product promotion and branding is increasing day-by-day, and organizations are continuously looking for professionals from the field of Client Servicing, Account Management, Public Relations, Sales Promotion, Art Direction and Copy Writing.

Career in Fashion Designing

The rise in economic development and modern values has impacted our lifestyles. Today, everyone wants to carry a sophisticated lifestyle in terms of apparels, food, travel, education and relationship. Seeing this trend, Fashion Designing has emerged as the hottest career option for some time now. Every second person on earth wants to dress in a glamorous and attractive way, and due to this fashion designers are now in huge demand. Fashion has become an integral part of everyone’s life in this modern society. Therefore, you are bound to grow and take your career to new heights in this profession. 

Eligibility and Personality Traits  

The basic eligibility criteria for doing a fashion designing course from a reputed institute is 12th pass. There are two types of courses that you can pursue after 10+2, and they are Bachelors in Fashion Technology and Bachelors in Fashion Designing. Depending upon your area of interest, you can pursue these courses. The time duration of these courses are 4 years.

To join this profession, you should be highly imaginative and must possess exceptional visualization capabilities along-with an artistic view point for blending fabrics, colours and style to weave the best masterpiece. Moreover, you should be ready to face challenges and competition in this field, and must keep yourself updated with recent fashion trends and user’s fashion taste.

Educational Institutions

The list of top institutes offering courses in fashion designing is as follows:

  • CEPZ Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
  • J D Institute of Fashion Technology (various cities)
  • National Institute of Fashion Design, Calcutta.
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology at New Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Banglore, Hyderabad and Gandhinagar
  • Pearl Acadamy of Fashion, New Delhi.
  • Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai

Job Prospects

If you are artistic and have great fashion sense, then sky is the limit for you in this profession. A skilful and talented fashion designer can find job in apparel companies, export houses and raw material industry as a stylist or designer. The best thing about this profession is that you can open your own fashion boutique after gaining few years of work experience. Visual merchandizing, costume designing and fashion writing are other career options for a fashion designing graduate.

Career in Journalism and Mass Communication

Well, you must be familiar with famous news journalists like Anjana Om Kashayp and Barkha Dutt. And, if you aspire to become like them, a course in Journalism and Mass Communication will be the right thing to do. The profession of journalism and mass communication is challenging and adventurous and more & more woman are joining this profession as it promises job satisfaction and fame on the same hand. The rise of digital media has made the scope of mass communication and journalism even more broad where job roles in the form of reporters, copy writers, producers, anchors, experts and columnists are in high demand.

Eligibility and Personality Traits  

You need to have 12th pass degree and an Undergraduate degree to pursue Bachelors in Mass Communication and Masters in Mass Communication courses respectively. Some of the colleges shortlist candidates on the basis of entrance tests while some of them select candidates on the basis of their academic records. Many institutes also offer 1 year PG diploma courses in Journalism and Mass Communication.

To excel in this profession, you need to have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Along-with this, you should be carry a pleasant and confident personality, and should be able to face the camera with smartness. You reporting should be unbiased and you must learn hold absolutely no opinions based on political influence. In addition, mass communication candidates must be able to take and air any story after doing thorough and extensive research on the respective topic.

Educational Institutions

Top institutes for pursuing Mass Communication Courses are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Mass Communication, IIMC, New Delhi
  • Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Poona, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune
  • New Delhi YMCA, New Delhi
  • Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi & Mumbai  

Job Prospects

Various Newspapers, News agencies, Magazines, Web sites, government and private TV channels employ journalist form reporting, editing and copy writing. Apart from this, international papers and news channels offers a large number of vacancies. Opportunities are also available in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Mass Communication Graduates can find employment in various Newspapers, Magazines, News Agencies, News Websites, Government and Private News Channels, and Radio stations. Other than this, International news papers and news channels offer a large number of vacancies. The positions are available for the profiles of reporting, editing, production, anchoring, copy writing, script writing and video shoots.

 

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