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Job Seekers Prefer Value Career Growth Over Salary

Job seekers are showing a marked interest in computer and engineering-related roles

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The most popular job searches among people with less than five years’ work experience, are not for positions that offer the highest annual salary, but rather for positions in sectors that have traditionally been key drivers of economic growth and hold the potential for career advancement in the long run, according to a research by Indeed.

Architecture, Engineering and Tech lead the pack

When it comes to entry-level jobs, job seekers are showing a marked interest in computer and engineering-related roles, with the top job titles all for technical roles, and around 4 times more popular on average among new entrants as compared to job seekers with over five years of experience. 

According to Indeed, the position of Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technician is over 5 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. Like 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.

Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India, said, “Jobs in the future will increasingly require specialized skill sets, not only in terms of the technical requirements of the given role but also a requisite level of soft skills, which is essential to navigating the professional landscape of the future. Job seekers too are setting their sights on such jobs, which not only pay well but also allow for career progression in the long run.”

Surprisingly, new job seekers do not seem to be as keen on jobs in the financial or the healthcare industry, given that they are two of the key sectors that are witnessing high growth rates, in addition to infrastructure, automobiles and technology. Jobs in these sectors also offer comparatively higher remuneration within the given bracket.

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