Young Indians struggling to find a suitable job: Survey

T. E. Raja Simhan | | Updated on: Mar 12, 2018

Young Indians are struggling to find a suitable job, according to RandstadWorkmonitor Survey for the second quarter of this calendar year.

The survey shows that both young and mature workers struggle to find a suitable job, with 66 per cent of Indians saying that it is hard for younger workers, aged 25 years and below, to find a suitable job and 79 per cent forced to take a job below their education level.

Over three-fourth (79 per cent) of survey respondents say it is difficult for older workers to find a suitable job and 71 per cent of them believe that older workers are often forced to take jobs below their education level.

Experience is a key factor

The survey from the recruitment firm Randstad also shows that education alone may not be enough to land many younger people their first job, with 82 per cent of Indians saying experience is a more important factor in hiring Gen Y employees than education.

Also, 72 per cent of respondents are willing to move to another country for the right job in comparison to the world average which is 47 per cent, according to the survey.

Workmonitor is a quarterly review that tracks jobseekers confidence and provides a comprehensive understanding of the job market sentiment and trends relating to the employment market across 32 countries, says a press release from Randstad.

Published on July 29, 2013
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