The start of a new year presents a great opportunity to look back at the previous year, evaluate your growth, and take steps to ensure that the next year is better. You may be looking for a job change, or might be finishing your education and looking for your first job.
Your ability to find your dream job depends on a number of factors, including your education background and technical skills, your past experience, your soft skills, and more which are in your control and can be worked upon. There are also various external factors, such as the overall economy, job outlook, required industry skill sets, hiring policies, etc. which are not directly in your control. We tell you everything you need to know about the Indian job market in 2017.
The Indian Job Market & Top Industries – All the Positive Signals
According to the report, 60% of companies have stated that they will be adding new employees to their business in 2017, making the outlook very positive for job seekers with the right skills in demand. A whopping 80% companies that were surveyed suggested that hiring activity will range from steady to strong, and a high focus will be laid upon employee retention, meaning that new job seekers can expect better policies and perks when they join their new jobs. Mid Management roles are likely to account for 45% of new jobs created in 2017, therefore it would be beneficial for job seekers to invest in technical skills as well as managerial experience.
The Top Skills that You’ll Need in 2017
Organizations globally are maturing in their Digital Marketing strategies, and while SEO, SEM and Marketing experts will still be in demand, those who have established themselves through experience and digital marketing courses and certifications will find it easier to get jobs. Data Analysis and Cloud Computing have continued to show magnificent growth throughout 2016, making them the hottest in demand skills in 2017.
Other key areas that are expected to be hiring in numbers in 2017 are UI and UX Design, important primarily because of the huge demand for enterprise applications, enterprise web portals and mobile applications, all of which require high functionality and intuitive design. Data Visualization is also critical for mid-level managers so that insights can be showcased to top management for executive decisions. Recruitment itself will be a key requirement as more and more companies plan to take a much more strategic approach towards hiring and talent management.
2017 therefore presents an excellent opportunity for job seekers to find their dream first job or the change they’ve been looking for. All that’ll be needed is for them to be proactive and equip themselves with the right skills and the right tools. Read our Career Tips that’ll help you get a job in 2017.
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