Situation of the job demands in the corporate world of Bangladesh
Despite the slowing economy, rate of employment is increasing day by day in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has made impressive gains in key human development indicators over the last ten years. As there are many kinds of organizations, trade agencies and corporate houses operating at the moment, people have the scope or opportunity to be involved in various types of works. They also have the option to choose from a number of organizations because of the increasing number of businesses.
There is high demand for business graduates these days. For this reason, most of the students are interested to choose Bachelor of Business Administration as their undergraduate discipline. The departments of business of most of the universities have the larger number of students than any other departments. The reason is - nothing but the scope to engage in various kinds of Bangladeshi firms/companies/organizations in the professional world. Second line of demand is in law discipline. In the program of LLB and LLM, subjects like intellectual property law, company law, banking and securities, money laundering are getting priority. The reason is that these subjects can create a bridge between a law student and a business organization with a handsome salary so to speak. Almost every company needs legal advisers. Another point is that it is the period of science and technology. Many business companies have IT department. So, students of Computer Science and Engineering also have wide opportunities to get jobs in the corporate world.
The increasing number of NGOs and private universities open the path of getting jobs to many people. Many kinds of posts are available in NGOs. Also, in the private universities, there are- information desk, office of registrar, post of accountant, department of marketing and graphics and many more. Moreover, there are online based jobs that can be done by staying at home. There may be some people who do not have facility to go to office for work. Those people can get involved in online based jobs. Freelancing is very popular among this kind of works. Over the last few years, many training centers have been set up to provide training on freelancing.
Employment opportunity is available not only for graduates but also for students of undergraduate program. In Bangladesh, there are many groups of companies which hire students for some posts. For example, telephone companies like ROBI, Banglalink, Grameenphone have customer care centers and they mainly hire students as employees in these centers. Companies like Maverick Studio, British American Tobacco, JOBS A1. Com and organizations of newspapers namely Prothom Alo, Dhaka Tribune also provide part-time jobs to students. KFC, Pizza Hut, Nando’s also do the same. Day by day, students are becoming interested to have income source besides study.
In Bangladesh, there is no discrimination among male and female employees. Females can work side by side with males. The working environment is also safe and suitable for them.
Simple attractive marketing tips
The cliché marketing plans have worked in the past. But in this competitive world, the best way to attract customers is to do something new, something creative. To grab the attention of the younger generation, you have to make a marketing plan which is new and fresh and goes with the current world.
The basic theory of attraction marketing is to remove the confusions a customer faces while they are making a decision. Your goal is not just to attract them but to gain their trust at the same time. Focus on the problems people face when they are buying something. Here are some few tips to attract new customers:
The first thing you should keep in mind is that learning is a continuous process. As you gain more experience in your business life you will learn more and more. Every mistake will lead you to a new lesson. Spread this knowledge you have to your customers. But make sure that this information is relevant and important for the customers to know. By helping out your customers when they are in a tight spot about their decision, they will automatically start trusting you.
Use the internet to your advantage. Set up a webpage for your company and offer your customers free services like manuals, training videos, updates, newsletters and other free stuff they can use. In return you can get their email address or any sort of contact information. This way, your customers get to know about your product and you get to know who is interested in your products.
Finally, put up a page on your website with your personal information. This way, people interested in your products will feel more connected to you. They will know who you are, your business goals and how you operate. This will make it easier for the customers to trust you.
These tips may seem very simple and obvious to you but once you actually use them practically, you will feel the magic very soon. This will boost up your clients and sales list and your customer list will keep growing every day.
Bangladesh to sign an ‘Open Skies’ deal with US soon
A primary agreement has been signed between governments of Bangladesh and the US on signing a full-fledged ‘open skies’ pact.
According to the statement of the U.S. State Department, the agreement makes opportunities for strengthening the economic partnership between the United States and Bangladesh through closer links in transport and trade.
The aviation officials of the two countries signed this agreement in Washington. It happened following a long negotiation. The U.S. government invited to sign this agreement last month while Dhaka asked the U.S. to allow it on resuming Dhaka-New York flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
The United States has signed such kinds of agreements with more than 100 partners around the world. According to the agreement, airlines of the two countries will be allowed to operate between and beyond each others' territories. The pact is likely to strengthen two countries’ trade and tourism. According to the signed agreement, defense or military aircraft will not be allowed.
The ambassador of Bangladesh to the US said that the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh signed the agreement on behalf of the country.
Bangladesh Bank allows online purchases with credit cards
The Bangladesh Bank has finally approved a regulation that would allow international credit card holders to use it to make purchases online. This is a big step forward.
Under the existing regulations of the central bank, a traveler is allowed to spend upto $5,000 in non-Saarc countries and $2,000 in Saarc countries a year. With the new approval in place, a cardholder would be allowed to spend an additional $1,000 for online purchases along with the allowed travel allowance. However, for online purchases, a single deal cannot exceed $100.
Mr. Atiur Rahman, Governor of Bangladesh Bank, commented that the bank has taken this initiative for the ease of international credit card uses in the country, particularly keeping the young generation in mind. He also added that professional including online activists and journalists would also be benefited from this financial transaction digitalization. Initially, the bank plans to observe the users activities and reactions over the next three months, after which the bank will take steps accordingly.
Prominent bankers of the country appreciated this move by Bangladesh Bank. They have also said that this would grossly benefit the card users.
The recent approval would benefit international card uses to buy books, software, games and other products. It would also allow them to make hotel bookings.
At present there are about 700 thousand credit cards in Bangladesh. These cards are mostly from Standard Chartered Bank, Eastern Bank and BRAC Bank. Since November 2009, credit card holders were only allowed to make online payment domestically, such as paying utility bills and facilitating fund transfers. Now that international purchases are allowed, card holders would have greater ease and comfort in purchasing goods and services online.