Top 10 hot career profiles for job seekers in 2013

1) Analytics
Why?
Recent developments in hardware and networking technologies have made it cheap to not only gather large volumes of data, but also to store it and retrieve it with ease.

Which Sectors?
Banks, consumer goods, retail, IT & IT consulting, business consulting, & e-commerce/online.

What Skills?
Training/experience in statistics or financial analysis; familiarity with statistical techniques, and software such as SAS and SPSS.

How much Pay?
Rs 4.5-8 lakh (p.a) Entry level (Graduate/PG)
Rs 8-12 lakh (Five years of experience)
Rs 15 lakh for IITs & Premier Schools

 

2) Sales
Why?
India is being seen as a large consumer market for various industries. And, many organisations, globally, are directing resources to grow it.

Which Sectors?
Consumer, pharmaceuticals, hi-tech, manufacturing & engineering, auto.

What Skills?
Communication & sales skills; exposure to industry.

How much Pay?
Rs 4-10 lakh (p.a) Entry- to mid-level
Rs 24-50 lakh Senior management

 

3) Chief operating officers
Which Sectors?
IT and IT-enabled services, engineering, procurement and construction.

What Skills?
Ability to multitask, make decisions under stress, motivate pros.

How much Pay?
Rs 1-2crore (p.a) in large organisations
Rs 60-90 lakh SMEs and start-ups

 

4) IT & Mobile product development
Why?
With the Internet becoming an ubiquitous part of more and more lives, a lot of economic activity has moved online as well.

Which Sectors?
IT product, e-commerce, IT consulting and mobile application.

What Skills?
Knowledge of the latest tech and an eye for consumer insights.

How much Pay?
Rs 12-18 lakh per annum (Entry level)
Rs 35-40 lakh (5 years of experience)

 

5) R&D professionals
Why?
Several organisations are investing in R&D centres across industries. The current requirement is for niche skills at the junior management level.

Which Sectors?
Auto, chemical, consumer, pharma, healthcare and IT.

What Skills?
Ability to conduct research to create new products.

How much Pay?
Rs 5-6 lakh (p.a) Entry level
Rs 12-15 lakh Mid level

 

6) Supply chain, procurement & contract mgmt execs
Why?
New projects are coming up in renewable energy segments. In engineering, there is demand for hardcore vendor development and people who know manufacturing/production processes enough to reduce cost.

Which Sectors?
Oil & gas, power, petrochemicals, chemicals, auto, manufacturing and retail.

What Skills?
Experience in procuring capital equipment for petrochemical, oil & gas or power industries.

How much Pay?
Rs 8-25 lakh (p.a) Mid level
Rs 35-70 lakh Senior level (GM and above)

7) Non-exec board members
Why?

India Inc is facing a paucity of independent directors. And an individuals with knowledge of corporate governance issues (among others) are in demand.

Which Sectors?
Mining, agrochemicals, healthcare and life sciences.

What Skills?
Leadership skills to drive better governance and increase efficiencies in areas of environment, health, safety & clean tech.

How much Pay?
Rs 15-30 lakh per annum (Retainer, for meetings on a quarterly basis)

 

8) Social media buffs
Why?
Brands are going social, and customers and stakeholders are taking their conversations online.

Which Sectors?
Technology, media, e-commerce, auto, FMCG and lifestyle product companies.

What Skills?
Tech-savvy; certifications from Google, Yahoo and MS ad platforms will help.

How much Pay?
Rs 4-6 lakh per annum (Mid-level as it is still a nascent segment)

 

9) Junior engineers
Why?
Most organisations that employ engineers are planning to expand. Maximum openings are at the junior level, including IT engineers & process engineers, product and design engineers.

Which Sectors?
IT, telecom, auto, manufacturing, engineering & chemical.

What Skills?
Engineering and project management.

How much Pay?
Rs 3.75-16 lakh per annum (Entry to mid-level)

 

10) Training staff
Why?
The growing needs of educational institutes will need to set up more trainers.

Which Sectors?
Education, training.

What Skills?
B.Ed, relevant bachelors /Masters degreel

How much Pay?
Rs 4-5 lakh per annum (Entry level)
Rs 9-10 lakh(Mid-level)











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