Changing trends in the market has influenced job seekers to upgrade their skills. Gone are the days when BPO is the preferred industry for many job seekers. A decade ago, BPO was a career destination for many job seekers as it offers free transport; good food and fat pay cheques. Gradually, the magic of BPOs faded and graduates got back to higher studies and specialized courses in a bid to be job-ready. Today’s job seekers have changed their career choices as they have fancy degrees even at the graduation level; these youngsters check the market mood before taking a career decision. These career decisions may change along with the availability of jobs in the market. Sometimes they change with the options available and youngsters often turn to up-skilling and short-term courses to be job-ready in the long run.
Current job market is looking for the candidates with certain skills like Big Data, analytics, digital marketing and project management. Jobseekers want to seek courses like software development, hardware & networking, tally and accounting, interior designing, graphic designing to up skill their current skills.
However young professionals stepping out of jobs to study further or take part-time courses (both online and offline) to polish themselves for the job market requirement. Recent studies mentioned that many professional degree graduates as well as professionals working in industry and want to enhance their skillset/career by taking up new technology courses like Hadoop and Big Data Analytics. These are high paying skills and there is a huge demand in the market for getting good resources for these kinds of technologies both in India and abroad.
Here employees and employers are showing equal interest to upskilling or learning new skills and upgrade their employees. Employers are concerned to gauge the skill gap and handle by taking relevant measures to address these concerns.