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Most job opportunities in which sector in 2014 ?

Bob Malthus was aptly correct when he predicted the explosion of population that will cause countries with large population many reasons to get pissed. In densely populated areas of Asia and Europe the scarcity of job and raging census numbers are some of the head turning statistics. In India the situation is much worse as we as a nation are housing most unemployed youths than any other nation. There are very few jobs in the market and post the recession of 2008 the situation is only slightly better. We need more jobs, but till then we must keep an eye on the professions that have never dissipated in terms of curiosity and applicant numbers.

Retail and sales

Retail and sales people sell products directly to consumers. They work for retailers, including department stores, clothing and accessories stores, car dealers and electronics stores, and are trained on the job. Although there aren’t any formal educational requirements, many employers prefer to hire job candidates who have a high school or equivalency diploma.

Private sector

The opportunities

  • Graduate training schemes in multinational organizations.
  • Many vacancies in SMEs.
  • Anything in between.
  • Employers and job roles
  • Retail banks
  • Construction Industry
  • Agriculture
  • Media organisations
  • Professions, eg law
  • Management roles
  • Support functions (HR, IT etc)
  • Many specialist positions.

Location

Opportunities throughout India and abroad

What to expect

‘Flatter’ organizational structures. Progress depends on performance, not length of service. Can be volatile, with less job security, may not be unionized, the place to look for new, innovative organizations with young workforce and culture. Salaries reflect performance. Vacancies not always advertised. Positions can be filled quickly.

Public sector

The opportunities

Many different employers and types of work. Some graduate-level positions.

  • Employers and job roles
  • Civil service
  • Local government
  • Semi-state bodies
  • Administration
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Defence
  • Police
  • Some specialist positions, eg science, engineering.

Location

Mostly in all sectors and peripheries, the new government which has put forward the agenda of good governance needs to pull up the socks in order to make the transparency and working in this sector more efficiently.

What to expect

Tend to be hierarchical, with set grades. Opportunities for flexible working arrangements, career breaks and job sharing. Good training opportunities. Better job security. Usually heavily unionized, Can be bureaucratic and conventional (but culture varies depending on the organization). Recruitment process can be formal and lengthy.

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Last modified: May 22, 2014
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