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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Rajat Chowdhury
ProfessionGovernment Service
Designation – Senior Engineering Assistant
Organisation Indian Oil Corporation
Age – 46
Work Experience (Years) – 20

Under-Graduation – B.Sc., Calcutta University
Post-Graduation – MCA, Sikkim Manipal University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my graduation in science, I passed the RC level 2 examination from a well-known institution. I qualified UT, NPT, and BPT. All these are courses related to the industrial field in which I opted for working i.e, Indian Oil Corporation. After that, I joined a private company Metal X and worked there for 1 year followed by another firm called Industrial Entity for another 1.5 years and ultimately joined Delta Corporation. I pursued my MCA while working. Then I was selected by IOC and joined here in 1998 and continuing till date.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My job responsibilities are vast here as I am the Senior Engineering Assistant. It is generally a fieldwork where I need to inspect the construction sites and instruct the workers to work accordingly. Basically, I have to supervise their work and explain them the project design in brief. I even have to look after their welfare at the site and regular counseling of the labors are also my responsibility. I have to coordinate with various Internal Departments for proper execution of the undertaken project.

Average Income for a Engineering Assistant in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 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?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security for a Engineering Assistant?
Would you consider being a Engineering Assistant Risky?

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

A graduation of equivalent engineering degrees 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?
Simple Graduation
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?


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 – 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 to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
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

You should try to be cooperative and compassionate towards the people you work with and especially, your subordinates.

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

I would like to highlight a few positives of my profession. Firstly, the job stability in the world of unemployment deserves special mention. Besides one can get a number of health benefits whenever and wherever required. Thirdly, the income potential with such fewer work hours does play a major positive in my profession. And fourthly, this is the best-suited job for mediocre families with least investment and maximum benefit.

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

The negatives that I face associated with my profession are: Firstly, this is not a profession for the ambitious and most intelligent group of students. Secondly, the company will demand you to work according to the plans already laid out and you cannot experiment with your ideas. Thus, professional challenges are very limited.
Lastly, it may be difficult for some people to cooperate with all involved in the project and work smoothly. If you are not good at maintaining public relations, this is not your field.

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 Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
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
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Very Easy
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 go for business as it will earn more fame and money and one can have his own freedom to experiment his own ideas.