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Name – Shailesh Garg
Profession – Bank
Designation – Assistant Vice President
Organisation – Yes Bank
Age – 35
City – Aligarh
Work Experience (Years) – 9
Under-Graduation – B.Com., Amity University, Noida
Post-Graduation – M.Com., Amity University, Noida
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I completed my post graduation in 2008 from Amity University and started my career as an accountant at the Hill View Hospital at Ranchi. I worked there for roughly a year and then switched to Indian Overseas Bank as Assistant Branch Manager at Aligarh. For 5 years, I worked there and got a lot of experience. After that, I took up the job of Assistant Vice President at Yes Bank. I have been working with this firm for the last three years and have got no complaints about the income I receive or the working environment.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Assistant Vice President.
The job of an Assistant Vice President is the most hectic job in a bank apart from that of the Vice President. My office work begins at sharp 9 in the morning. Till 10 am, all the cheques of the previous day have to be cleared and funds are to be transferred to the respective accounts. Any issue regarding the clearance of a cheque is brought to my notice at the earliest. Moving on any maintenance orders for ATM machines, passbook printing machines etc are executed under my signature. If the Assistant Branch Manager is unable to solve the issue of a client, I personally have to look into the matter at the very hour.
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 – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Assistant Vice President require you to travel?
Does your work as Assistant Vice President require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
The job of an assistant vice president is one of the most secure ones but on the other hand, the reputation of the whole bank rests on your shoulders making the job quite stressful.
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
A Masters degree in finance from any good college and sufficient work experience.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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?
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
About 20 lakhs
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
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 is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
Apart from these, the person should be able to make quick decisions and must be able to work progressively.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an Assistant Vice President?
Firstly, the job of a bank’s Assistant Vice President brings honor to you and you create a very good social profile for yourself. It goes without saying that the salary provided is just outstanding. Chances are high that you would get promoted if you are ready to strive tirelessly. The firm sends you on business trips quite often and pays the full expense of the trip. Lastly, the experience and knowledge that one gets at such a high post are priceless.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Assistant Vice President (Banking)?
This is one of the most hectic and stressful jobs in an organization. Any misplacement or miscalculation of funds happens and the head authority blames you for the loss. Mostly you have to work extra hours just in order to confirm every record is properly maintained. Returning home with such a tired mind and body, you usually do not get time to spend some quality time with your family. Lastly, the business trips wear you out due to jetlag and workload.
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?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
The arrangement of funds is quite difficult
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
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 gone for the same profession as this is the area where I find my work satisfying.