30

Dec

Skill Challenges in India

Skill Challenges in India
 

The need for skilled and high skill workforce in India and the globe is increasing with each passing day. NSDC estimates that there is a need for 8.5 mn people/ year to be receiving skill training. Of which today approx1.4 mn only are getting trained each year.

Globalization, new knowledge and competition have all made the requirements for new skills very acute as competition for jobs is becoming intense. The need for high skill workforce is only increasing day by day. Employment facts and survey says that 1 out of 10 Indians is contributing to the skill workforce, while the vast majority is still outside the skill set. In comparison, 75 per cent of the workforce in Germany and 80 per cent in Japan have received formal skills training and have landed with higher paying jobs and careers. Very few Indians get formal education and training in medicine and engineering. Majority opt to pursue undergraduate degree in arts and commerce. Thus there is a huge opportunity to learn and grow. Even on socio-economic and demographic fronts skill development is becoming critical.

Also more problems exists in rural India, where women have lower literacy rates. Further rural India lags on all aspects related to training as they have fewer educational opportunities. Most migrate to big cities to find work and end up with a low paying, unsecured jobs, that results in poverty and escalation of crime.

Employers across are complaining that it is difficult to find skilled labor. And so they pay less. Presently in India 9and many emerging countries) job creation does not keep pace with demographic momentum. And the question remains are companies paying wages according to the skills? It is but accepted that pay and wages will go up as work force develops on skills and productivity measures. Today many companies are willing to offer training opportunities. However in the scheme of things thay find it costly and not within their budgets. There is a strong expectation that colleges and institutions will fill this skill and training void and such candidates when they come to work are already skill proofed and readied. Unfortunately that is not the reality and the reality is companies are creating low wage workforces, more so in traditional sectors.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started National skill development program, aimed to train 40 Crore people in seven years.This though is a step in the right direction may not suffice. Access to one and all is needed to seek, learn and grow. MyFirstBigJob.com aims to provide such access by connecting, jobs, candidates, employers, colleges, certification – training institutes and find a way to bridge the skill gap ahead.


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8

Mar

How to face an interview?

How to face an interview?
 

An interview is an opportunity to show your ability and talent to better market yourself. Today most employers prefer to interview candidates for recruitment. The interview is an opportunity for both employers and prospective employees to discuss and understand each other better about the job and the role. Know that companies always want to choose the best available human resource(s). Thus as a candidate you must work to give the best impression of yourself as a competitive resource – by looking prepared, by being professional and demonstrating your abilities as a learner and a doer. So make use of the following things to make your interview at best.

  • Analysis of the employer: go through the company/ employer history and present situations, past data and any published reports. This will help you significantly in interviews as your analysis helps you to guess how the interview is going to be. Always try to know what the employer is looking for. That will give you knowledge of what qualities employer is looking for in his prospective employees.
  • Be Prepared: Go through your resume as many times as possible, as you should be familiar with what you have written on your resume. If you say something opposite to what you have written on resume it could go against you or may not be construed positively.
  • Practice: Practice makes perfect. Prepare yourself for in front of your friends or in front of mirror. This will boost your confidence.
  • Prepare answers: Anticipate questions, prepare your answers to likely questions will face in the interview. This is a great confidence booster and will help you deliver your answers better. Also allows for a good impression of you in the interview.
  • Dressing: Dress professionally for an interview and do not wear casuals. Dress sense makes first impression on you. Arrive early to the interview, at least 10 min early than the scheduled time.
  • Be Articulate: Speak softly, confidently and clearly as possible as you can. Try to avoid non meaningful or untranslatable words like “Umm”, ‘Ahh’ etc. Always make direct eye contact with the interviewer and answer the questions that are asked to you – in short and straight sentences as possible. Explain only when asked for. If you don’t know, say you don’t know. It is better than beating around the bush and losing out in the process

Remember - Keep calm to ace your interview

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8

Mar

The Emerging Job Situation In India.

The Emerging Job Situation In India.
 

India needs jobs, almost at the rate of 1 million a month over the next 10 years. According to government’s latest survey, jobs are growing. However it is becoming amply evident that jobs are there more for those with skills and training.

It is expected that in the coming years the job market in India is set to grow and industry will be offering more jobs for fresher’s and recently passed out graduates. Start ups and new enterprises in big data, analytics and mobile are expected to play a dominant role, along with traditional manufacturing, retail and agricultural sectors. Sectors like Automobiles, FMCG, IT sectors are also emerging with significant job opportunities. Maruthi Udyog, BHEL, Indian Railways, NSE etc are Notable sectors. Emerging job sectors in engineering are 3D Printing, Energy systems, UAV developments, Advanced Materials, Fuel Cells, Nanotech, Robotics, etc.

Access to such opportunities will become a key factor to maximize the new age opportunities. Specifically in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, where consultant and placement services are not as prevalent.

MyFirstBigJob.com allows recent and fresh candidates to get connected on access and be searched by companies across India and globe

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