India is one of the few jobs markets that sees constant demand for freshers 0 -- 1 year of experience, and 2022 is no different. Despite several startups laying off employees en masse, first-time job seekers have plenty of opportunities coming their way.
Nearly 59 per cent of employers in India have hired or plan to hire freshers in the July-December period H 22022, according to the Career Outlook Report 2022 by TeamLease Edtech. This is a 12 per cent improvement in hiring intent over January June H 1st of 2022 The global intent to hire freshers is just 11 per cent. India outperforms all geographic regions in the world by a large margin for H 2 2022, according to the report.
TeamLease, which works with 500 corporations to build talent supply chains and upskill employees, found that top in-demand positions for freshers include affiliate marketing specialist, site reliability engineer, molecular biologist, UX researcher, and ML engineer.
Technology-led skills are at the heart of the rise in demand for fresh talent. The top domain skills across cities and sectors include product management, machine learning, digital marketing SEO, business analytics, cloud computing, and others.
Shantanu Rooj, founder and CEO of TeamLease EdTech, says that we are witnessing a remarkable demand for domain skills like cyber security ethical hacking, business analytics, ML, along with the perennial favourites such as cloud computing and blockchain. Job-seekers can now navigate the dynamic job market with clarity on high-demand skills and jobs, while investing in skill enhancement, he adds.
Soft skills such as leadership, teamwork, creativity, adaptability, emotional intelligence, communication, etc. Demand is also in demand.
Most of the job opportunities for freshers are in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad, as per TeamLease.
The IT sector, one of the biggest employers in the country, topped the hiring intent, with 65 per cent of companies looking to tap into fresh talent. The sector wants to hire 100,000 freshers in 2022 to meet demand for its robust deal pipelines.
48 per cent of companies are keen on hiring fresh talent as they rush to meet the festive demand in the Oct-Dec quarter. Even Tier II cities like Indore and Kochi are seeing demand for freshers in roles such as delivery executives and supply chain managers.
47 per cent of Telecom companies are looking out for first-time job-seekers ahead of India's 5 G rollout, with 47 per cent of them creating new roles. Telecom companies are expanding their data centres across cities in India as they plan to hire for major job roles like analytics, machine learning, DevOps and tech ops, according to TeamLease.
India has a renewable energy space that is expected to create jobs for freshers, with investments likely to cross $15 billion in the year 2022. The hiring intent of companies is in single-digit lows when it comes to senior talent. Only 4 per cent of employers hire workers with 11 -- 15 years of experience, while only 2 per cent have positions with over 15 years of experience.