According to the data revealed by LinkedIn, Indians yearn for engineering job profiles, while the rest of Asia looks at consultancy roles. Mechanical and Software engineering job positions were five of the top 10 most viewed job posts in India in the year 2017.
Irfan Abdulla, Director, LinkedIn Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions India and South Asia, states, "India has always been a den for engineers, and we see close to a million engineering graduates in the country every year. So it is not unusual that many of the most searched jobs on LinkedIn in India are for engineering roles."
The data also revealed that financial job roles like Finance and Risk Analyst, Investment Analyst, Analysts for private equity, were preferred in South-East Asia. Also, consulting job roles like Management Consultant and Junior Consultant in Boston Consulting Group (BCG) were consistently on the Top-10 list in other APAC countries. One of the prime reasons for the popularity of consulting roles could be the opportunity to create business impact at an individual level. Consulting roles seems to accelerate one’s career, and give an opportunity for the individual to become well-rounded and experienced.
Another finding that was worth noting was the candidate's preference for MNC's over homegrown companies. In terms of employers, MNCs as well as homegrown companies are expanding and are always looking for good technical talent that is upskilled and ready for the future,” said Irfan Abdulla, director - LinkedIn Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions, India and South Asia. LinkedIn noted. Eight of the top 10 job posts were by MNCs. The remaining two were those from Tata Motors and Paytm (for the role of product manager). A similar finding was noted across Asia-Pacific.
“This indicates that job-seekers prefer global companies that showcase a promise of strong career path ahead, alongside that of the company’s upward trajectory,” said Abdulla.