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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Manisha Joshi
ProfessionArchitecture
Designation – JTO-Architect
OrganisationBSNL
Age – 50
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 28
Under-Graduation – B.Arch, Mumbai University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my graduation, I gave an interview for this job and got it. Being a government job, it was very secure and provided me with many opportunities. Hence, I did not consider studying further. I wanted to apply my knowledge in the real field and learn from experience. My job mainly includes designing buildings, auditoriums, offices, colleges etc. In this start, I was not at all aware whether BSNL has an architectural wing. I just thought of it has a telecommunications company. However, little did I know that it did have an architect wing with many talented employees.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My job mainly includes designing buildings, reviewing the site plans and making sure the job is going through nicely till the building is made. I have to make sure that the maximum of my client’s needs is being met in the given budget in the best way possible. I also have to see that the builders do their job well use the proper materials for their job. It is a very simple 9-5 job, so I get ample time with my family with no stress, unless and until the deadlines are not being met. My experience at BSNL has been great so far and I look forward to the new opportunities which are yet to come.


Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 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 – 20-40 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?
Less than 7 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?
Never
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Very Secure
Would you consider this Profession 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?

The different ways of becoming an architect are either passing through the NATA exam or having some other professional course in the given stream.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Easy Going
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Bad
How would you describe your co-workers?
Very Helpful
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?
Yes
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?
Yes
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

Manipal Institute, IITs, Nits,

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 possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
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

One needs to have good creative skills and needs to be very accurate in drawings and measurements.

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

This job has provided me with many amazing opportunities with a decent salary. It is a very easy going job and I am hardly ever expected to work overtime. I also get a chance to work with many different kinds of people. Till date, I have designed all most all types of buildings and it has been a great experience so far. Being a government job, I am very confident about the job security and the moral code of my co-workers. Everyone is very helpful here and I look forward to the new day at work.

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

I am very happy with this job is there is hardly anything I would complain about. Being an Architect, you know that your client’s needs are your top most priority. So it gets a bit stressful when the deadlines are not being met or when someone from the team backs out at the last moment. It is very important for one to work in a team here. Other than that, there is absolutely nothing that I could possibly have to complain about.


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
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 still go for architecture.

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