It is a Bright Profession with Good Income Opportunities – says Shamik Ghosh, Senior Consultant at Hyland Software

Shamik Ghosh, (Senior Consultant at Hyland Software, Kolkata) |
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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Shamik Ghosh
Designation – Senior Consultant
OrganisationHyland Software
Age – 31
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 8
Under-Graduation – B.Tech, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I am a B.Tech. Computer Engineer with more than Eight years of industry experience in Microsoft web technologies with exposure of SDLC from end to end. I have good experience in client interaction and project deployment on production environment
I want to be associated with a progressive organization that gives me scope to update my knowledge and skills in accordance with the latest trends. As a part of the team, I wish to dynamically work towards the growth of the organization and gain satisfaction thereof.

Please describe your Current Job Responsibilities as Senior Consultant.

Currently working as a Senior Consultant in Hyland Software India (previously Lexmark International (India) Pvt. Ltd.) since November 2015.
• Playing the role of a Lead Developer of the Integration team operating from India.
• Understanding the project Roadmap from stakeholders based out of several geographically distributed locations and thereby planning the Product Backlog.
• Work on setting up a CI Build and Release Process using Jenkins and managing automated Build Pipeline using Python.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
3 Star Rating |

Work-Life Balance

On an average, being a Senior Consultant how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, being a Senior Consultant how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Senior Consultant require you to travel?
Does your work as a Senior Consultant require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
4 Star Rating |
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
3 Star Rating |
What are the different ways of entering this profession?

Open to learning and contribute. Be a team player and possess a sincere mentality.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
3 Star Rating |

Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?


What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?


Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
4 Star Rating |

According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organized
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Consultant?

1. It is a bright profession with good income opportunities.
2. Lot of industry exposure, which gives you varied experiences.
3. Ample opportunities to learn something new and scope of self-improvement every day.
4. One gets to meet and deal with different people & visit various places.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Consultant?

1. Sometimes you feel stressful due to increased work pressure due to deadlines.
2. Always, one needs to be ready to adapt to changing market demands.
3. One must always remain up to date else he/she may lag behind in progress compared to others due to strong competition with other people.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
4 Star Rating |

General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

Administrative Job, because I always wanted to give back to the society.

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