Challenges for the new entrants to job market.
Lets face it. Job search has never been more easier and more tougher than in the recent times. And if it sounds like an oxymoron-it is one.
True the number of opportunities have opened up tremendously in the past few years not withstanding the seasonal economic fluctuations. But with the opportunities the applicants too have increased multi-fold. Organizations and their hiring managers are now more choosier than before in selecting the most “right” fit. Unfair one might say but whoever said making a fabulous career was fair in the first place. It comes with the territory.
Whilst the tools for searching a job has now become easiest than in the last 100 years but the per capita applicant per job is gone up 100 fold too. The youngsters coming out from the colleges are tech savvier than before but quite naive as far as interpersonal skills are concerned. A great career requires dedication, perseverance , focus, efforts and hard work which I feel is greatly missing in today’s generation. This millennials are rooted to instant gratification as is evident with their choice of recreational means. Nowhere is seems to be more evident than in their approach to building a career.
The casual approach to what we once we described as a life altering decision is appalling.