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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Sadhana Kabiraj
ProfessionSecurity Forces
Designation – Head Constable, CISF
OrganisationCentral Indian Security Force (CISF)
Age – 60
CityKolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 33

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I joined a district hospital of Balurgat as a nurse in 1985. I worked there for 2 years. My responsibility as a nurse was to take care of the patients and fulfill all the necessary demands. I got a better opportunity in 1987 and I left my job to join the CISF. I am still working for them. I joined the battalion as a constable. No sooner, I acquired the post of Head Constable (GD). I am still working as the same.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

As a Head Constable, I need to work for almost 8 hours a day. My job is to provide security to the major government-owned industries. I supervise the team working under me. At, times there are shooting and fire drills. I also need to supervise and plan out the security arrangement of the industries.


Average Income for a Head Constable in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Often
How would you consider the job security for a Head Constable?
Secure
Would you consider being a Head Constable Risky?
Not Risky

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

Nothing much actually. You just need to pass your higher secondary exam, and all the exams related to the enrollment procedure of this profession.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Ok
How would you describe your co-workers?
Ok
Generally speaking, your work is
Field Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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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?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
12th
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Ok

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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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 pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details

The person who is energetic, love to take up challenges can be more successful in this profession.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

Some of the positives, which would encourage someone to consider this job are as follows:
Firstly, it’s a matter of pride as you are serving for the security of the country.
Secondly, the job is secure as the battalion is under the central government.
Thirdly, the job is well paid.
Fourthly, the work culture is very nice. Most of the times it provides you with an extended family which is close to your hearts.
Fifthly, the employees receive different kinds of incentives in form of cash or services.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

Some of the negavites that you would want someone to be aware when considering the job are as follows:
Firstly, every 4 years the employee receives a transfer offer letter. At times, it becomes a headache to get transferred every now and then.
Secondly, getting holidays is a tough job. At times, when the whole country is in a festive mood, we’re still working.


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?
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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?
Very Difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Impossible
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?

I would have loved to join the army, navy or air force who are directly responsible for the security of our country.