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‘Year in job search’

Indeed’s first ever ‘Year in job search’ in India reveals –
Job search for Ayurveda sees a significant increase in 2017

●        A marked increase in hiring by home grown Ayurveda company Patanjali while the pharma sector showed a 40% dip in search volumes compared to 2016

●        Indian job seekers put flexibility at a premium with searches for ‘Work from Home’ increasing 111% in 2017

●        Digital marketing, government and technology related job searches experienced significant increases in 2017

 

  Indeed, the world’s no. 1 job site has released its first ever Year in Job Search report for 2017 in India. An annual study undertaken by Indeed globally shows some fascinating insights into what job seekers around the world share in common and also what makes them unique. Indeed’s data science team analyzed hundreds of thousands of search terms in ten countries to identify which of them dramatically increased their share of search traffic in the year.

Rising stars of search in India: 

  • Search for ‘Work from Home’ jobs saw an increase of 111%

The study findings suggest that the Indian labour market is smitten by the gig economy with job seekers increasingly looking for ‘Work from Home’ job opportunities. With companies offering competitive salaries and generous perks along with great flexibilities, employees are increasingly exploring flexible career opportunities that allow time for growth in personal capabilities.

  • Growth in Ayurveda trumps the pharma sector with respect to job searches

With the Ministry of AYUSH stressing alternative medicine and encouraging preventive healthcare practices, India witnessed an impressive track record. Job search for Ayurveda saw a growth rate of 56% in 2017.  However, the pharma sector, surprisingly saw a huge dip in searches, a 40% decrease in people seeking jobs in the segment. This could also be indicative of the impact of a larger social trend of Indians looking at adopting alternative/natural healing methods.

  • Machine learning, Data scientist and Data analytics jobs are popular searches

Global technology disruptions coupled with the Indian government’s aggressive focus on digital has seen its impact on the local labour market. With more companies in India wanting to increase their digital presence, there is a visible surge in job searches for digital marketing jobs with core technology opportunities in the domains of Machine learning, Data scientist and Data analytics being the hot favorites.

 

  • Government Job searches boost despite a surge in Tech opportunities

While globally tech jobs are the most sought after, in India job seekers are inclining towards public sector jobs. The thrust of ‘Make in India ' and other progressive initiatives put forward by the Central Government has led to an increasing amount of interest in government jobs rather than technology companies.

Commenting on the 2017 job trends, Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India said “This is the first time Indeed is bringing its ‘Year in Job Search’ report to India which shows patterns of industries where India wants to get to work. Job seeking patterns carry a wealth of insights that cast light on broader social trends. While flexibility remains a priority for most job aspirants globally and in India, the inclination of the Indian workforce towards Ayurveda and public sector jobs signify the impact of socio-economic developments on the job market and people's preferences.”

The table below showcases what the Indian job market witnessed in 2017 in terms of preferences by job seekers across the country.

 

Jan 05, 2018
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