Most Indians believe job opportunities in India are good: Study

Most Indians believe job opportunities in India are good: Study

A large number of Indians are optimistic about the employment scenario in the country, a survey says.

"About 40 per cent of respondents believe that the job opportunities in India are good," Michael Page's second India Job Confidence Index for fourth quarter of 2015, released today, said.

India fares better than Asia Pacific, where only 35 per cent job seekers think employment opportunities are good in the region. Fifty per cent of Indian respondents are positive about the current national economy against 29 per cent in Asia Pacific.

It has led to job seekers being less pessimistic about their professional situation in the next 12 months, it said adding that people are more satisfied about job security.

The India Job Confidence Index was conducted among 913 respondents in the fourth quarter of 2015, across organisations and sectors, in Indian metro cities and Asia Pacific.

The study also revealed that most respondents in Mumbai have shifted their focus citing `no career growth' as the main reason for switching jobs (44 per cent), which is a new top priority compared to the last quarter when salary was the main factor.

On the other hand, many Delhiites continue to consider development of new skills as the reason for switching jobs (46 per cent). The study also found that most Delhiites (65 per cent) and Chennaites (68 per cent) would like to take up a job abroad.

About 14 per cent of the respondents believe that it will take less than a month to find a job in India, while 21 per cent millennials or Generation Y are also of the same opinion.

36 per cent respondents from Chennai have been looking for a job for 1-3 months and 36 per cent from Bengaluru have been looking for a job for less than 1 month.

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