Wisdom Edit, January 2024

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The WisdomCircle team recently met in Bengaluru to take stock of the year that went by and align on goals for the coming year. We hope to be bringing you more roles than ever before that suit your experience and requirements.

This edition features the perspectives of ten members on work-life balance, updates on our platform, active opportunities, and more. Read on to find out.

P.S. We have launched our community and are testing with the first 35 WisGen* to create a space where our members can find opportunities to work, network and learn. Join the waitlist to be invited to the community when we open to more members.

*those over the age of 50 with a lifetime of experience

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Hero Future Energies (HFE) is looking for a Business Process Consultant to evaluate existing process management across the organisation and create SOPs for Business Process Management. 

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Bright Future is looking for Mentors to join their Aasman program as a mentor for a 3-month commitment, playing a crucial role in guiding girls towards informed career and educational decisions.


Kirloskar Institute of Management (KIM) is looking for multiple experienced professionals to take 2-4 hours Knowledge Sessions on various topics such as legal aspects of business, sales and distribution, product management, strategic management, and more for PGDM students at KIM. 

WisdomCircle routinely organises events for our valued members. These sessions are thoughtfully curated to align with the unique interests, needs, and aspirations of our community.

Register for an upcoming event

Artificial Intelligence: Getting the Facts Right

Join us for an insightful session where we will tackle questions such as What is AI and why is it relevant? What are its applications? Can it do everything? and more with Arun Somasekhara, a software engineer with around 15 years of industry experience, who also holds a PhD in the application of artificial intelligence in the field of computer graphics and animation, from the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) at Bournemouth University in southern England.

Thursday 18, January | 4 to 5 PM IST

As a member of WisdomCircle, you have access to the recordings of past sessions on topics like how to be an independent director, financial planning for seniors, and more on the Events page! 

About Kurien Elias

Mr. Kurien Elias has 33 years of work experience largely in the Banking and NBFC landscape across national and international geographies. His last assignment was an EVP with a private sector Bank.

On what he wanted to do post-retirement

“Post retirement I was looking to keep myself engaged, be in touch with the latest developments in the industry and keep networking.”

What Kurien is currently doing

“Currently I work with Greaves Finance as a consultant, thanks to WisdomCircle. I assist them on the GTM strategy covering the entire spectrum of business, credit, risk, operations, collection, compliance, audit, P&L, customer life cycle management, IT, CRM, Loan Origination and Collection software.”

His experience with WisdomCircle

"Hats off to WisdomCircle I managed to pursue my interests and keep myself engaged again. The experience was wonderful, right from updating my profile and then getting the right job. In addition to that they were constantly interacting with me to understand if I was comfortable and getting along well."

Share Feedback in Real-Time

As you navigate our platform, whether applying to roles or exploring recommendations, you will see prompts requesting your feedback. Please do take a moment to share your inputs to help us improve your experience. 

Level Up Your Profile

Recruiters can now see if you have completed the Value Types game and have added your Video Introduction. If you haven't recorded your Video Introduction or played our Value Types game yet, log in to your WisdomCircle account to complete them and stand out to recruiters. 

Retirees on work-life balance and its evolution in retirement

We asked our community, “How important was work-life balance throughout your career and did you manage to achieve it? Has your perspective on the topic evolved in retirement?” and received several thoughtful lessons and perspectives. 

Taking Stock of 2023 and Onward to 2024

When reflecting on the year gone by and thinking on the future, Shobha Narayan, thinks about “What is a good life?” She writes, "My definition of the good life is typically Indian. It involves a contradiction." But how does one reconcile with it?

The Best Years of Your Life Are Earned

Adnan Ahmad writes, “As you cross into the ‘retirement’ community, most of us are filled with anxiety and fear of the unknown. Used to a life of  9 to 5 rigour… the future looks bleak with a calendar filled with empty spaces. The reality for me was no different for the first twelve months or so but then transformed into something completely different.”

How did he transform his post-retirement life?

Are you “insanely” hard working?

Rishi Khanna, writes "In a world where the phrase ‘insanely hard-working’ often garners praise, it’s time to flip the script and consider the merits of being ‘sanely hard-working.’ This isn’t just a play on words; it’s a fundamental shift in how we approach work, success, and life balance." 
What does being "sanely hard-working" entail?

To share your articles, blogs, and other written content related to your post-retirement experience, write to us at content@wisdomcircle.com

WisdomCircle honours those challenging cultural expectations of elders slowing down and retreating into retirement by shining light on their journey through an inspiring series called “Wisdom Stories”. 

Dr Aruna Sharma in her interview with Saonli Sen Choudhury says, “If one is passionate about a cause, avenues automatically open up. Today, I am on the Board of 5 companies, and an Advisor to a few organizations. I spend time with my 91-year-old mother and take pleasure in nurturing my garden.”

Have an achievement you'd like to share with us? Write to us at engage@wisdomcircle.com

Silver Sparks: Retirees reshaping work terrain

Neeraj Sagar, Founder and CEO of WisdomCircle in his article on People Matters, writes on why encouraging organisations to embrace age diversity will cultivate a mutually beneficial environment. 

India urgently requires universal pension plan, say senior citizens

One in five Indians will be over the age of 60 by 2050. There are calls for the government to do more for this section of the population. Including a universal pension plan.

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