In April 2020, the unemployment rate in India hit an all-time high of 7.11%. The pandemic had diverse effects on almost all industries across all sectors. One of the most impacted strata have been the freshly graduated youngsters, unemployment rates in their case soaring up to 34.11% in June 2021.
Securing a job has never been easy. Even in a pre-covid world, a majority of freshers have suffered the frustration of applying for a multitude of job posts, only to be rejected repeatedly. Most of us only know too well the depression of receiving cold, indifferent, automated rejection mails that follow our earnest, time consuming job applications. Blame it on educational institutions that shirk their responsibility, when it comes to getting their graduating students hired via successful placement drives or the industry’s depleting recruitment standards and absurd requirements, securing a good job post and getting paid well has always been a challenge.
Data collected in November 2020 proved that on an average, an individual spends (wastes) almost 10-20% of his life applying to companies, and almost half the struggle of a professional life is not centred around sustaining a job but around securing one. In India alone, for every single application that gets accepted, there are almost 200-250 applications that have been overlooked.
In such a cutthroat competition, the odds were never in a fresher’s favour. And in a post-Covid, world, where each industry has begun to expect more and more unjustified work experience from freshly graduating students, things have only grown nastier.
Why Tech can be a solution
In the wake of digitisation and WFH culture, while most industries experienced a sharp fall, the technology industry has largely stayed afloat, with hiring in the IT sector being the least impacted. A report published by Naukri.com in November 2020 proves this, by showing how job postings for the IT sector for both hardware and software segments have been on the rise, especially during the post Covid months.
Globally, the IT sector was the least impacted in terms of overall profitability. It comes as no surprise when statistics also reveal how the skills-scarce tech industry has seen a major influx of skilled workforce during the last few months. Chronically under-staffed, the IT sector had been going through rapid advancements, which meant that jobs were being created far faster than business could fill them. The influx of skilled workforce from a myriad of backgrounds has worked marvellously for both the parties: businesses now could have their share of talent and job seekers with the right skills can have their pick of the roles.
While transitioning from a non-technology background to a core IT sector was near impossible in the past, AWS has changed all that to an extent where millions have been able to make a successful transition. Today, AWS with its certified courses in cloud computing, another highly demanded skill set, has not only made it possible but exceptionally easier for people coming from any background with any skillset to transition to the technology sector.
If you too, like so many others, have dreamt of transitioning to the stabler tech industry and have been stalled in your plans due to a non-technology background, AWS can help you achieve those goals and reach a secure employable rate.
Read our article on ‘Cloud Computing as an Excellent Career Option’ to understand more about how to transition to a sustainable tech career.