Job market & Careers
A career in the development sector: Chennai has other avenues to fill besides the IT, MBA and Engineers vacancy. With the sweep of the tsunami, there has been a massive mushrooming of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) in the region; some good and some not so good. The point is, that if you are among those who ache to do something for the less privileged, this is your chance. There are leading NGOs such as World Vision, CRY, Banyan, Jeevan, Darshan, etc which do excellent work.
So, if you are looking for a career in development work, Chennai will offer you an excellent platform; whether you are an IT expert, or an MBA they will be able to use you well, provided you want to cross over from the corporate line to the developmental sector. The only thing that you should be aware, if you really want to work conscientiously, is hard and many times seems to go un-thanked. You have to be tough and focused to be able to hang on in this land; and it is also important that you are physically fit.
A career in film industry, Chennai is one of leading centers of film producers in the country. The South is actually churning out a much higher number of movies than their counterparts in Mumbai; only they are not as well known throughout the country, but limited to the South market.
A job in the film industry is a wonderful opportunity to fulfill all your creative dreams, as well as plan for an opportunity to broach on to the next plane, in Mumbai. The pay is good, but the work is very hard, though the glamour involved will most of the times blind you to the hardships of this profession. Even small actors and dancers can get good breaks provided they have continuous work, and they are committed.