September 13, 2021 01:15 PM
The pandemic is prompting professionals in the country to rethink their career paths with many looking at switching industries as well as upskilling themselves to advance in their careers, Pandemic prompting professionals to rethink career paths according to a survey commissioned by Amazon India.
The e-commerce major commissioned a survey to gauge the pulse of the impact of COVID-19 on jobs and future career plans among Indian professionals. The survey was conducted by Morning Consult in August and covered 1,000 professionals across India.
More than one in three (35 per cent) respondents said they saw their pay cut as a result of COVID-19, while 68 per cent said they are looking to switch industries as a result of COVID-19.
One in three (33 per cent) respondents said they are looking for a new job right now where “they can do more meaningful work”. Pandemic prompting professionals to rethink career paths, about 59 per cent of the respondents said they were actively searching for a job.
The survey found 51 per cent of the Indian job-seeking adults were interested in pursuing opportunities in industries they do not have experience in. About 55 per cent said compensation is a major factor they look for when applying for a job.
“For half of Indian professionals (49 per cent), opportunities that will help them learn and develop is a high priority when considering a job. For 47 per cent of Indian professionals, having a safe workplace environment is a high priority when considering a job,” the survey said.