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Indians Seek Most Engineering Jobs on LinkedIn

Mechanical and software engineering job roles were five of the top 10 most viewed job posts in 2017 in India, data indicated.

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Indians are the top searchers for engineering job profiles on LinkedIn while the rest of Asia looks for consultancy jobs, according to global job seeker trends on the professional networking site.

Data indicates that mechanical and software engineering job roles were five of the top 10 most viewed job posts in 2017 in India, while Singapore and Australia sought management consultancy roles and business analyst roles.

The most viewed job post in India was that of a KPMG analyst. 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. Among the top 10 most viewed job posts were intern positions in a software engineering role at Microsoft and Amazon, the Times of India quoted Irfan Abdulla, director – LinkedIn Talent Solutions and Learning Solutions, India and South Asia, as saying.

“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 up-skilled and ready for the future,” Abdulla said.

The search trends on LinkedIn indicated that jobs in MNCs were favored over Indian companies. Eight of the most viewed jobs were in MNCs while the rest two in the top 10 were in Tata Motors and Paytm (for the role of product manager). This was also the case across Asia-Pacific.

In Hong Kong, financial job roles were popular while job roles like management consultant and junior consultant in Boston Consulting Group (BCG) were consistently on the top-10 list in other Asia-Pacific countries.

The preference for consulting could be because it includes several transferable skills, Abdulla said.

According to last year’s survey, Flipkart, Paytm, Ola and OYO Rooms were the most sought after Indian employers in 2016, according to VCCircle. Flipkart was at the top, with Amazon coming close behind, followed by the local arm of consultancy firm KPMG, and One97 Communications Ltd, the parent firm of digital wallet company Paytm. Taxi-aggregator Ola was ranked fifth.

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