The above pie chart is taken from Naukri.com’s JobSpeak Report for October 2009. On a monthly basis, Naukri.com consolidates the job statistics in the form of tables and visual graphs. Their report is based on the data of 15 million job applicants who use Naukri.
Now, look at the pie chart above keenly for 5 seconds and try to guess what it is all about.
You probably might have already guessed it, this pie chart shows the statistics of percentage of jobs available in India split on the basis of number of years of experience.
There are few interesting points to note in this pie graph:
- The highest number of jobs are available for professionals with 4-7 years of experience. (The red colored pie sector with 36%).
- Least percentage of jobs target professionals with experience more than 16 years.
- Freshers and professionals with experience of less than 3 years have the second highest number of jobs of 31%.
- Employees with 8-12 years of experience have 22% of the jobs posted in Naukri.
I believe that we can safely generalize these trends that are specific to Naukri.com to the whole of Indian Job market in general.
The first point in the above list sounds quite logical that companies want people who are more experienced than a (fresher /3 yr experienced resource) who work hard for the company. And at the same time they don’t want a too experienced person in the range of 8-22% who usually look for manager role(that involves no work other than checking emails, doing useless excel sheet work, lecturing employees under them and playing politics).
The second point seems to indicate that organizations fear recruiting old and over experienced people with experience of above 16 years, who usually demand gigantic salaries and want to work least. Probably companies think that so much of experience does more harm than good.
I’ve been observing this experience bucket(as Naukri puts it), for a quite long time over six months now. This trend seems to remains static without much change.
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