- LinkedIn data shows that mechanical and software engineering job roles were five of the top 10 most viewed job posts in India in 2017
- Job roles in MNCs were being preferred over those in homegrown companies
- Openings for interns in a software engineering role at Microsoft and Amazon were also among the top-10
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The most viewed job post in India, however, was a KPMG one for an analyst. But at the second, third and fifth spots were mechanical engineering job posts from Tata Motors, security product manufacturing company Allegion, and logistics automation company Vanderlande. Job openings for interns in a software engineering role at Microsoft and Amazon were also among the top-10 most viewed job posts.
“India has always been a hotbed for engineers, and we see close to a million engineering graduates in the country every year. So it is not surprising that many of the most viewed jobs on LinkedIn in India are for engineering roles. In terms of employers, MNCs as well as homegrown companies are expanding and are always looking for good technical talent that is upskilled and ready for the future,” said Irfan Abdulla, director – LinkedIn Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions, India and South Asia.
Abdulla said the preference for consulting could be because it includes several transferable skills. “The role seems to accelerate one’s career, and give an opportunity for the individual to become well-rounded and experienced, and employees get a chance to create business impact at an individual level,” he said.