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Posted at: Oct 10, 2018, 12:42 AM; last updated: Oct 10, 2018, 12:42 AM (IST)CUBICLE TRENDS

Job seekers prefer growth potential over salary

Entry-level job seekers (those with less than five years of experience0 are preferring jobs in sectors that have traditionally been key drivers of economic growth and offer career progression rather than for jobs with higher salaries. A report released by job site Indeed revealed this.  

According to Indeed's Popularity Index , which is calculated to indicate how much more popular a given job role is among entry-level job seekers versus non entry-level job seekers, the position of Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician is over five times more popular among new entrants into the architecture sector, than with experienced job seekers. Similarly, roles for Java Developer, Mechanical Engineer and Junior Software Engineer are also significantly more popular among entry-level job seekers as compared to non entry-level job seekers. 

It is interesting to note that these job titles are the most popular among job aspirants despite not being the most well paid for the given bracket. It appears that the potential workforce places a premium on the scope for career growth and the ability to sustain in the long run over remunerative benefits. As most industries today are adopting a technology-integrated approach to doing business, it is perhaps advisable to acquire and apply technical proficiency to one's field of work, as the sector promises to steadily generate employment opportunities in the future.

When it comes to entry-level jobs, job seekers showed a marked interest in computer and engineering-related roles, with the top job titles all for technical roles, and around four times more popular on average among new entrants as compared to job seekers with over five years of experience. 

Commenting on the findings Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India, said, “Jobs in the future will increasingly require specialised skill sets, not only in terms of the technical requirements of the given role, but also a requisite level of soft skills.”            — TNS

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