If you happen to interact with the fresh graduates you will find them bubbling with energy. They are very open and broadminded about their future. Gone are the days, when we only used to have limited options for the graduating students. In the gone by era, the parents used to be forcing children into the three prime categories of doctors, engineers and chartered accountants. The other options used to be the civil services, bank probationary officers, scientists, and management careers etc. People had the clout to get their children engaged into some job or the other in order to get his life run smoothly.
Change in workable options: Broadly speaking the thoughts of the older generations have remained the same. Then what has changed? For one, the population of the country has swelled over the years making the competition tougher for the individuals. Secondly, the world has opened out with the drive for globalization has brought many avenues within the country. Thirdly, the internet has created in a variety of options for the discerning individuals.
Not ready to take anything sitting down: The points that are mentioned above are something that you are already aware of. But there is a major perception change among the generations that are graduating now. It is already being felt by many of us. The children in the family have seen their parents toil hard to make an earning. Somewhere down the line, they have seen them working for 12 to 16 hours a day in the jobs without much recognition and reward for their effort. They are not ready to undergo the hard toil for someone else’s benefit. That precisely is a major shift in the thinking process.
Greater risk taking ability: The generations that are graduating from the premier colleges are today much more confident than their peers. While many of them prefer to set up their own start-ups and businesses, the others pick and choose the job options to their liking. But, do you know that most of the job seekers also have greater plans in mind than just doing the routine jobs. This is another striking change of perception.
Foreign universities: The fresh graduates work for a period of 2 years maximum in the first jobs. They have plans for moving out of the country using the GRE, GMAT and TOEFL options and for carrying out a higher study curriculum in that country. They are able to get the information quickly from the internet about the possible expenses, scholarships, loans from banks, and how to earn a living while studying in the foreign land. The parents are also helping out now to ensure that their children get into foreign universities, even at undergraduate levels.
Skilling up within the country: The others, who do not have such high-flying perceptions, restrict themselves to higher education within the country. This could be by the way of going in for a Masters in management or by selecting a course to upgrade the IT software skills. The students have fully understood the importance of additional skills and degrees for their careers. Nobody wants an MBBS only doctor. In the same manner, the individuals having specializations and higher educational qualifications are likely to be on a path of career growth which is satisfying, rewarding and to their liking.
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