The US is the most sought-after destination for Indians looking for overseas jobs. Cross border job search for Indians is the highest for US job postings, with over 39.29% of searches by users in India looking for jobs abroad being for the US, reveals data from global job site Indeed.
This is followed by Canada at 17.23%, Great Britain at 14.34%, and United Arab Emirates at 13.79%.
This shows that due to the easing of travel restrictions associated with COVID 19 and the reopening of several economic sectors, there has been a significant uptick in the number of people searching for jobs abroad.
The most popular countries being the United States, Canada and UK also suggests that while better pay and working conditions, improved standard of living and work-life balance are important, a shared language also influences where people want to work.
Indeed’s monthly jobs insights, which shares updates on the labour market between the period of December 1 to December 31 2022, also shows that healthcare allied fields such as dental and nursing have the highest job postings at 30.8%.
This was followed by food services (8.8%), construction (8.3%), rounding off the top four sectors in terms of increase in postings, shows
Further, Bengaluru tops the list of cities in job postings, occupying 16.5% of the total share. Bengaluru is closely followed by Mumbai at 8.23%, Pune at 6.33% and Chennai at 6.1%. Tier 2 cities like Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Kochi, Jaipur and Mohali totally contribute around 6.9%, showcasing the rising demand for talent in tier 2 cities.
“Despite global uncertainties, we are seeing a growth in several job categories, indicating that hiring in India is positive. Overall job postings as of January also stand at 203% above to the pre pandemic baseline of February 2020. If the Union budget focuses on job creation, it will definitely boost the Indian job sector. The first two quarters of 2023 will determine how the jobs landscape will shape up in India,” said Sashi Kumar, Head of Sales, Indeed India,
Top 10 job categories with highest job postings in December, 2022
The relative resurgence of business normalcy in a post pandemic world has brought buoyancy back in sectors like construction and civil engineering. Even sectors like marketing, which was one of the earliest to see layoffs during the pandemic, has picked up steam. In the last year, brands have realised the need for marketing for enhanced customer experience as well as business and sales leading to the increase in demand.
Interestingly, therapy has appeared amongst the top 10 job categories with the highest posting. In the last two years, there has been a movement to address issues like stress, burnout and mental health at work which is highlighted in the demand for therapy roles.