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A job is ‘just a job’ for 48% of Indians

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2014 Published on January 22, 2014

Only 2 in 5 Indians see their jobs as part of a longer term career

Nearly half (48 per cent) of Indians consider their current employment to be ‘just a job’, a survey has found.

Monster India and GfK, an independent global market research company, on Wednesday released new international survey data looking at levels of job satisfaction among Indian workers.

It found that nearly half (48 per cent) of Indians consider their current employment to be ‘just a job’, versus the two in five (43 per cent) who see their role as part of a career.

The survey involved more than 8,000 workers across Canada, France, Germany, India, The Netherlands, the UK and the US.

Those aged between 18 and 24 are the most likely to be career-minded, with 46 per cent saying they consider their employment as part of a career path rather than just being a job for the time being, the survey found.

Older workers are less career-minded compared to their younger colleagues, with this figure dropping to 35 per cent for those aged between 50 and 64.

“The survey is a reflection of India’s workforce; which is a split in terms of those who consider their current employment as part of a longer term career and as the labour market continues to grow and professional opportunities proliferate, we expect an increase in career mindedness amongst workers,” said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India).

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Published on January 22, 2014
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