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Sport a smile to impress employers, students told

SBH Assistant General Manager A.B. Sarma speaking at The Hindu Business Line on campus interaction at S.S.N. Engineering College in Ongole on Thursday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
SBH Assistant General Manager A.B. Sarma speaking at The Hindu Business Line on campus interaction at S.S.N. Engineering College in Ongole on Thursday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

The banking sector offered an excellent opening for budding managers to work as credit analysts, according to State Bank of Hyderabad Assistant General Manager (Tirupati region) A.B Sarma.

Delivering a The Hindu Business Line on campus talk to MBA students of S.S.N. Engineering College here on Thursday, Mr. Sarma said, with 70 per cent of the SBH’s advances going to industries and infrastructure projects, the bank required more credit analysts to process high- value advances.

Over 1,000 professionals were engaged in the last three years to man the bank’s loan processing centres and more openings were likely in the future as banks grapple with the great challenge of reducing Non-Performing Assets, he told the students.

“Those with sound financial analysis background are sure to bag attractive jobs in the banking sector,” he said while speaking on ‘Opportunities in the banking sector’. They could also look for placements in big firms as financial consultants to get loans from banks for economically viable projects.

The banking sector also offered good openings for probationary officers and marketing executives, he explained.

Giving useful tips to the budding managers, he said in a situation wherein the job aspirants were equally competitive, those looking smarter by sporting a smile even in an adverse situation would be able impress the employer.

Multi-tasking

V.V. Raja Rao, Regional Manager, The Hindu , Vijayawada, urged the students to imbibe “multi-tasking” capabilities and develop good communication skills as they would be required to deliver on several fronts simultaneously as managers in the future.

The students were spellbound when he mentioned the success story of The Hindu which, he said, was started with a borrowed capital of just Rs. 1.75 in 1878 with six enterprising persons, to mature into India’s national newspaper with great values.

College Director Y. Satyanarayana Reddy said only those with strategic planning coupled with hard work and innovative would be successful in the highly competitive world.

Management studies department head P. Subbaiah said the talk initiated by The Hindu Business Line Club, campus interface to the corporate world and sponsored by the SBH was part of the college’s efforts to equip the budding managers with much-needed soft skills to get lucrative jobs.

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