I am 33 years old. I wasted my time to get a job in the government. What will I do right now?

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Evan Palmer



I am 33 years old. I wasted my time to get a job in the government. What will I do right now?

It's never too late. Apply for a job or start any business. There are many ways to earn money. But only have one goal or one goal. Without any goal or goal you would be aimless and you will not know what you want to do, where you want to go.

Many of you have already answered this question and I am sure you are now aware of the current situation and what you need to follow to be successful in your life. Here I just want to add something based on my experience. I hope this helps.

Like you, I am also 25 (26) years old. I did my graduation in 2015. After that my parents strictly told me that I had to earn myself as they weren't going to spend any more money on me because our financial situation was not good. So I didn't get a chance to sit at home and prepare for the government post. I started looking for private work. It was my fir

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Many of you have already answered this question and I am sure you are now aware of the current situation and what you need to follow to be successful in your life. Here I just want to add something based on my experience. I hope this helps.

Like you, I am also 25 (26) years old. I did my graduation in 2015. After that my parents strictly told me that I had to earn myself as they weren't going to spend any more money on me because our financial situation was not good. So I didn't get a chance to sit at home and prepare for the government post. I started looking for private work. It was my first interview. And luckily I cleared it up. It was a BPO job interview. It sounds easy. Well, even though it was a BPO job, I think it has changed my life. My communication was so bad that I came to know only once I got this job. I couldn't speak every time my TL asked me something due to bad English. I used to thank God how I got this job. So I started working on my communication skills, I used to watch YouTube videos every day to improve my English, I started watching Hollywood movies with subtitles etc. All of this helped me a lot and my English improved. I'm not saying I'm very good at English as I still have a hard time speaking, but my written English has improved a lot if I compare it.

The above is one thing I learned while working in a BPO. Another thing that I supported myself is computer typing, this may also surprise someone, but this has helped me to get a job in the government. In the BPO company, my job was to chat with an international client, we had to handle two chats simultaneously and therefore they asked us to work on the speed of writing, so during the training, they gave us 30 minutes to write all days, which improved my typing speed. and my current speed is 80+ words per minute.

After working for 2 years there, I thought I should try it for a government position. Now parents can't say that I can't earn money, so I quit and started preparing for the government post. One thing I did aim for is looking for a government job that requires typing skill, so I started mainly looking for that job alone and applied over 20 applications no matter how many open positions there are. Even if there was only one vacancy, I applied because I knew my strength. I continued preparing along with him. After 6 months of preparation, I decided to quit smoking because the government tests and results take a long time and I was not in a position to wait another month due to financial problems. So I started giving job interviews and after some rejections, I got a job that offered me a good salary. I started working there and the job requirements were the same as my first job.

During my second job, I kept filling out the form for the government job also because I didn't want to forget the practice and hard work that I did during this period. I also kept checking the admission card for the job applied for. Fortunately, I got an admission card for the exam after almost 1 year and got it in the mail. There was only one position for LDC. So I decided to give it a try and came home from Ahmedabad (workplace) to my hoke city (Guwahati) to take the exam. One thing I would like to share is that the offline job application has an advantage that many people do not prefer to fill the form offline as it is a bit complicated as one has to take the impression, fill the form and make the DD of the bank and then send it through the mail. And in the online application, all job applicants complete it from home. So when I got to take the exam, only more than 70 people came for the exam, although the total number of applicants was more than 150, but still, when compared to the regular job exam, it was much less. Yes, there was only 1 vacancy, but it was worth the risk. So I passed the first two stages of the exam easily and then after 3-4 months I was called in for the typing test. I could see all the other students who came to the typing test with no experience and they were all scared and I was confident. Yes, the typing test was qualifying in nature and does not guarantee your selection as once you pass the typing test, the score from your first two exams will decide who will get the selection. The required writing speed was 35 words per minute and on the test my speed was over 70 words per minute. I think only two passed the typing test, but based on the first two stage qualifications, I was selected.

In total, there are two things that I would like to suggest. No matter what job you do, keep learning as you decide your future. I know a lot of people look for government jobs, but that doesn't mean that if you don't get it, your life is useless. I have seen people succeed and earn much more than what government employees make and are happy with the work. In private work, you learn every day and compete to grow in your career. This helped me and I'm sure it will help you too. Second, if you want to be successful or get a job in the government, don't follow what everyone does, you have to think and try to get your way. First identify what your strength is and based on that, apply for the job, be it a private job or a government job.

I wish you all the best for your future life and great success.

Edit: Many thanks to everyone who read this answer and helped make my first answer to fill in 100 upvotes. It may sound a bit, but it will help build my confidence to keep writing answers on Quora.

Many people who work in the private sector dream of getting a good job in government.

Despite the hundreds of jobs offered by the private sector, government jobs are still preferred by young people. Large numbers of people in the 20-25 age group are seen preparing for various competitive exams while working with a private company. Working and studying in the meantime is hard work to do. But nothing is impossible if one has determination and will. Most of the written examinations conducted to fill government job vacancies follow more or less the same pattern. However, f

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Many people who work in the private sector dream of getting a good job in government.

Despite the hundreds of jobs offered by the private sector, government jobs are still preferred by young people. Large numbers of people in the 20-25 age group are seen preparing for various competitive exams while working with a private company. Working and studying in the meantime is hard work to do. But nothing is impossible if one has determination and will. Most of the written examinations conducted to fill government job vacancies follow more or less the same pattern. However, few have a different pattern, but this makes no difference in their exam cracking strategies.

Solving any entrance exam is not an easy task. It takes dedication and smart thinking to pass any exam. Knowing how to decipher any written test becomes easy when you have the ability to reflect on your habit, especially in the case of the schedule and routine that you may or may not follow on a daily basis.

Since you work around the clock, time management becomes critical to you. You need to make optimal use of your time planning a strategy towards your goal. Some people think that they might have to quit their current job to prepare for the exams with full devotion, but that's just a myth.

How should you schedule your life during the preparation time?

  • Get up early in the morning - 5.30 - and study for two hours. At first, it will be difficult, but think about your goal. Get in the habit of getting up early.
  • Generally, people come home from the office at 8pm. So you have two hours from 9.30am to 11.30pm to study. Just make a rule in your life that you won't sleep without studying for two hours and wake up early in the morning so you can easily spend two hours studying.
  • You can easily use travel time to prepare for English. In this time you can learn the substitution of a word, idioms and phrases. Make it your habit.
  • Dedicate an hour a day to current events. Then divide the remaining time into two parts. Read one topic at a time. Don't mix it up with the other topic. For example, if you are reading politics, read only politics and if you are doing math, do only math.
  • But when you're studying, don't read too much at once. Take breaks of 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Now, on the weekends, he tries to study 9 hours a day. So, in a whole week, you manage to dedicate 42 hours (24 on weekdays and 18 on weekends) to study. On average, 6 hours a day, which is enough to pass the exam.
  • Also, if you intend to prepare for the SBI PO, IBPS PO, SSC, CGl exams, you can join the weekend classes with any reputable training institute near your residence or even your workplace.
  • Never fall prey to temporary pleasures, make a commitment to yourself that you will use this precious time to make your life dynamic, vibrant and of permanent pleasure. Never think negatively and always be optimistic. So if you plan your schedule with a goal in mind and work very hard to achieve it, there is no force that can stop you. This is a hard-fought battle that can have glorious results and can land you a job in the public sector.

Start early and be consistent.

I sat for numerous exams of this type, passed some, and also lost some by a small margin. I think I have gathered enough information in recent years to help you get a decent job in government. There are 3 possible ways:

A. The top-down method:

  • List the section of the syllabus. Collect simple, reliable and solid information on each topic through google / youtube / quora, etc. Prepare concise notes.
  • Keep checking the notes. Buy standard books that contain questions from the previous year on various tests. Practice them religiously.
  • Once it reaches a limit of one m
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Start early and be consistent.

I sat for numerous exams of this type, passed some, and also lost some by a small margin. I think I have gathered enough information in recent years to help you get a decent job in government. There are 3 possible ways:

A. The top-down method:

  • List the section of the syllabus. Collect simple, reliable and solid information on each topic through google / youtube / quora, etc. Prepare concise notes.
  • Keep checking the notes. Buy standard books that contain questions from the previous year on various tests. Practice them religiously.
  • Once you hit the limit of one minute per question (for reasoning and math only) with an accuracy of over 90%, move on to practice drills by shopping from any good online source. At least 2 simulations per week. Increase that up to 4-5 simulations per week in the last 30 days before the newspaper.
  • Watch yourself pass the exam with ease.

B. The helping hand method:

  • Join a reputable training center. Attend classes every day. DO NOT miss the classes. I cannot stress this enough. Skipping classes is the fastest way to get out of the competition.
  • Form a small group of like-minded people (max. 3). We all have different strengths. Help each other. Make sure everyone has the same level of preparation in all sections.
  • Keep practicing drills and analyzing them. The training center will likely have its own simulated practice program. But that doesn't mean the ending is skipped.
  • This method ensures that you are constantly in touch with the preparation and your little circle of friends. Since you will be busy with classes, you will have less time to wander. DO NOT make a larger group.

C. The bottom-up method (my favorite):

  • Start with the jobs from the previous year. Try to solve one. List the questions you cannot answer. Classify them according to section. Go to the second. Once sufficient data is available. Analyze your strong and weak sections.
  • Most of the questions are repeated. Start with the weakest sections. Google / Youtube the question for your solution. Look at the solution. Do not copy it anywhere. Write down the gist of the solution in one sentence at most, that is, a clue that will direct you to move in the direction the next time a similar question arises.
  • With enough practice and some time, you will have information on a topic. Try to find lectures on youtube on that topic and watch your brain fill in the blanks. The next time you broach that topic, you will come up with ideas.
  • This method requires time, patience, and self-control. But it requires less effort compared to other methods.
  • This is my favorite method, as it prepares your brain to look for clues and suggestions in the questions and your options.

It is up to you to decide which method you want to use as your own. But stick with any of them honestly. In no time you will see them arrive at your door:

Thanks for your time.

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  1. Hello ... First of all, do not think that you have lost 4.5 years ... everything you read has increased your knowledge and now you try to teach the things you already master ... There are many online platforms that require technical staff and you can probably become a good instructor.
  2. Another thing is that you are only 26 years old, do not get discouraged from your life and your hard work. Hope is important in all respects. So if you become an instructor, it will also be useful for your exams.
  3. If you finally decided to quit the prep and get the job done, then there are many options you can go for.
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  1. Hello ... First of all, do not think that you have lost 4.5 years ... everything you read has increased your knowledge and now you try to teach the things you already master ... There are many online platforms that require technical staff and you can probably become a good instructor.
  2. Another thing is that you are only 26 years old, do not get discouraged from your life and your hard work. Hope is important in all respects. So if you become an instructor, it will also be useful for your exams.
  3. If you finally decided to quit the prep and get the work done, then there are many options you can go for for business if you have good financial support or just go for a full-time professor or software engineer if you have computer skills.
  4. The other option you have is to continue your academic studies from where they left you. From your question it appears that you have completed graduation. Now just go for masters degree and get a good job with that professional masters degree and to study masters the finances you will probably get from your instructor job or any other financial aid.
  5. Here I just want to make you make sure that you "don't feel like you've wasted your time and in that time your friends have reached a good financial position." It's okay to start later than never.
  6. Encourage!!!

Unfortunately, this is something I hear regularly on Quora, as well as from friends, family, and contacts across the country. If people only looked for a job in the private sector immediately upon graduation and then prepared for entrance tests for jobs in government, banks, and insurance companies, there would have been nothing to worry about.

No employer in India wants a fresh in their twenties or early or mid thirties.

What you now need to do is accept whatever job comes your way without feeling dizzy. It doesn't matter what you get paid! Obtaining work experience is essential. While you're in a

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Unfortunately, this is something I hear regularly on Quora, as well as from friends, family, and contacts across the country. If people only looked for a job in the private sector immediately upon graduation and then prepared for entrance tests for jobs in government, banks, and insurance companies, there would have been nothing to worry about.

No employer in India wants a fresh in their twenties or early or mid thirties.

What you now need to do is accept whatever job comes your way without feeling dizzy. It doesn't matter what you get paid! Obtaining work experience is essential. As long as you have a full-time job, wherever you are, continue to prepare for jobs in government, banks, and insurance companies. Focus more on banks. Keep improving your English and your quantitative skills. If further study or a professional degree is possible in the next 3-4 years, do so. Working and studying simultaneously is the way to success.

Post your profile on LinkedIn and your resume on various job portals such as Naukri and Monster.

Good luck ๐Ÿ€

Dear,

As of now, you think you have wasted 3 years preparing for government jobs. Don't take it reluctantly. He studied for 3 more years and gained much more knowledge. It is difficult to get government jobs in India. Everyone is behind government jobs these days. The competition gets tough day by day. You need to survive alone in this environment.

Don't lose faith and hope in yourself. Believe in yourself and take other steps. Other steps, you may say, looking for a private job, are not that hard to come by and you can find one in no time. You prepared for 3 years,

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Dear,

As of now, you think you have wasted 3 years preparing for government jobs. Don't take it reluctantly. He studied for 3 more years and gained much more knowledge. It is difficult to get government jobs in India. Everyone is behind government jobs these days. The competition gets tough day by day. You need to survive alone in this environment.

Don't lose faith and hope in yourself. Believe in yourself and take other steps. Other steps, you may say, looking for a private job, are not that hard to come by and you can find one in no time. Prepared for 3 years, that means you do not need to study as much for further preparation for government work. Get a private job and continue your preparations too. This will make you financially strong and you will also get exposure to industries.

I hope this helps.

The maximum age limit for a person in the non-reserved category in India is 30 years old. So you have at least 3 years to solve one and if you are serious enough I think you will be able to get the results in the first year 1 to 1.5. But you have to be smart about it.

Since you have a limited period of time, do not prepare for the SSC, the examination process takes too long and an incorrect result can waste a full year of your life; instead, take the bank exams.

They have the fastest hiring process and they also run multiple exams throughout the year, unlike SSC. It may appear for b

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The maximum age limit for a person in the non-reserved category in India is 30 years old. So you have at least 3 years to solve one and if you are serious enough I think you will be able to get the results in the first year 1 to 1.5. But you have to be smart about it.

Since you have a limited period of time, do not prepare for the SSC, the examination process takes too long and an incorrect result can waste a full year of your life; instead, take the bank exams.

They have the fastest hiring process and they also run multiple exams throughout the year, unlike SSC. You can sit for bank exams such as: -

  • SBI PO, SECRETARY
  • IBPS PO, SECRETARY
  • IBPS RRB PO, SECRETARY

All of these exams are done every year. You have many opportunities to try to get a job. Even if one fails, you know you have others. Whereas in SSC, if you don't pass the first exam, you will lose the entire year.

The banking exams also have a very well defined curriculum. Get to know the exam pattern and start preparing.

All the best.

Thanks.

Thanks for your question. It is not the role that makes a competition easy or difficult to break, but who you are competing with.

If you are well prepared according to the exam requirements, it will be easy for you, and if not, you will face disappointment.

If I am talking about the ones that are available to engineering graduates i.e GATE, ESE, PSU, then based on the document I will rate GATE as the most challenging. ESE is a long process, but the questions are repetitive by nature, so those who did well in GATE do very well in ESE. For UPMs, most of the questions are a mix of GATE and ESE, so if you practice your

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Thanks for your question. It is not the role that makes a competition easy or difficult to break, but who you are competing with.

If you are well prepared according to the exam requirements, it will be easy for you, and if not, you will face disappointment.

If I am talking about the ones that are available to engineering graduates i.e GATE, ESE, PSU, then based on the document I will rate GATE as the most challenging. ESE is a long process, but the questions are repetitive by nature, so those who did well in GATE do very well in ESE. For PSUs, most of the questions are a mix of GATE and ESE, so if you practice your jobs correctly, it will be more than enough.

But with that being said, I would recommend that you stop looking for easy exams instead of preparing for the one you want to see yourself for.

With thousands of graduates passing each year and only a few government jobs, the competition is fierce, but it's your hard work that will get you through.

High-profile jobs such as vice-chancellors of universities, IIT / IIM, presidents and members of statutory bodies, state governors, etc. are some examples of jobs you can get without exams. But even in those cases, there is some sort of screening process to confirm the suitability and willingness of the person in question. Today some authorities are starting an unhealthy tradition of asking such eminent people to run for office, although it is an offense for them to do so.

Make a written plan. Plan every day, study time, sleep time ... Be clear about how you are going to cover your curriculum day by day, month by month. Be clear about how you are going to evaluate your progress, are you going to take practice tests? Be clear about the methods of evaluating and analyzing results such as weak areas of preparation, speed, calculation precision, etc.

If you have joined a coaching institution ask for guidance, ask for better study material, tests and references. If you can know someone who has passed this exam, they can guide you. Don't feel shy or hesi

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Make a written plan. Plan every day, study time, sleep time ... Be clear about how you are going to cover your curriculum day by day, month by month. Be clear about how you are going to evaluate your progress, are you going to take practice tests? Be clear about the methods of evaluating and analyzing results such as weak areas of preparation, speed, calculation precision, etc.

If you have joined a coaching institution ask for guidance, ask for better study material, tests and references. If you can know someone who has passed this exam, they can guide you. Don't be shy or hesitate to ask for help or guidance.

Trying a lot of mock tests / practice tests usually helps.

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