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Strange But True Career Facts

In absence of a proper career plan, people waste their irreversible time and qualification, waiting endlessly for an unknown “good” opportunity and later on either blame their fate or make excuses. In a nationwide survey of students, adults and jobseekers, it was found that:

  • 97% people first finish their journey (education) and then think about the destination (career).

  • 92% of School students, when asked about their career choice have "let's see what happens" attitude and most of them are either having unrealistic career ambitions or they follow the crowd.

  • 65% of school students and 88% of college students were busy doing everything except their studies.

  • 94% people are either in the wrong career or under-employed. They had not imagined during their school or college days that they’ll do the work which they are currently engaged in to earn money.

  • 82% of adults are not getting "good" jobs because they have degrees but not the employability skills. Also they are NOT willing to gain experience or enhance their career competencies.

  • If an employer gives an appointment letter in hand with free training, 89% young people refuse the offer – “if I am getting a job then why to go for training” and prefer to sit at home for more than 6 months.

  • 90% of jobseeker don't sign a bond even for 3 months and prefer to remain unemployed for more than 1 year.

  • Most of young people first disparately search jobs and once they get, 57% start finding faults with the employers or the working facilities and leave their jobs on trivial issues, only to remain unemployed again with negativity and frustration in mind.

  • 71% of jobseekers are wise enough to remain unemployed or under-employed and change their jobs 2 times in a year.

  • 76% of BTech and MBA degree holding engineers and managers are doing nocturnal jobs (awaking in night and sleeping during day time) in Call Centres sharing seats with their undergraduate colleagues trapped in a quagmire without any career or future prospects.

  • 99.8% of jobseekers are not aware that posting resumes on jobsites is not helpful because all such websites collect millions of resumes free of cost and sell the data which is classified on city, education, gender, age wise to marketing/advertising/insurance/ placement agencies at very exorbitant price (ranging from Rs 1,80,000 to pa 3,20,000 pa) which is not cost effective for employers and they don’t have access to your resume. This is why, you wait for 2-3 months and rarely get direct interview calls from real employers.

Most parents refuse to give 40 minutes for career planning of their children, making them to suffer and struggle for 40 years in their working lives.

Remember even the best player requires a coach!