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Work-Life Balance Job Security Income Potential Work Culture Importance of Education Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Suresh M
ProfessionCivil Engineering
Designation – Contractor
Organisation – Civil Contractor
Age – 49
Work Experience (Years) – 6 yrs

Under-Graduation – BBM, VVCE

Please give us a summary of your Career.

Initially, I was working in Falcon, I spent nearly six years there. My father was a civil contractor so from my childhood I was used to seeing him work. Thus, I started to like that profession from an early age. Then, I left my job at Falcon and started to work with my father. I used to go with him at his workplace every day, then day by day, I learned all the procedures that are involved in building a home. To get the proper knowledge, I did a few constructions by myself and got a better hold of the practical knowledge. Now, I work independently as a contractor.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

In the morning, I usually go to the site of construction work. I need to look after the people and check whether they are doing their work properly or not because if any damages are caused to the building, I will be held responsible for it. Some situations require me to complete the task so that the workers do not repeat the mistake in future. The main task is to give a properly structured basement to the house as it is the most important thing. I visit the various sites of construction from morning till evening and generally, oversee the entire process .

Average Income for a Contractor 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 – 5-10 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?
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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?
Does your work require you to travel?
Very Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security for a Contractor?
Very Secure
Would you consider being a Contractor Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Contractor?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Contractor?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Contractor?

Gaining proper experience of the work will help you enter the profession


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
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 in 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?
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 – I Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – I Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – I Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – I 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

You have to focus on your goals and time management is an important skill to have as you will have to manage multiple tasks at the same time.

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

Job Security is assured. There are contractors in every field, so one can get various opportunities. The potential income is greater as you can take on multiple projects if your schedule allows it. You have to be proactive and motivated. One can get job offers on the spot. You are your own boss, you need not work under anyone. One can choose where, when and how to work. You can even achieve fame and appreciation from the work you create.

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

Stress levels can be high as you are responsible for any loss or damage done to the building. So one has to be sure before they take on any project. You have to travel across the country for your projects. It is a risky job and the job security is less. Once your job is completed, you have to wait until you get another. There is more field work than office work.

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?
Maybe Easy for Few

It depends on you gaining the trust of your customers to start your business.

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?

I will definitely pick contractor as my profession.