The real test of any education system is to ensure that it produces graduates that can find employment and contribute to the nation's growth. However, in India we come across so many graduates across various streams like engineering, management, science and commerce that either have not got a job or are working in positions that do not suit their qualifications. On the other hand, everyday we hear various companies making news announcements that they plan to hire thousands of graduates every year. Then why is it that these students are unable get offers that suit their qualification? The reason is that although they have completed their graduation, they still lack the skills required for employment. To a large extent this shows the failure of our education system which is churning out students with half-baked skills at an alarming rate.
What should a student do in such a scenario? The basic requirement to improve chances of employment is to assess yourself and judge what is it that you lack when compared to people who are employed. After identifying your strengths and weaknesses, you need to work hard to improve yourself. It can be done through various methods depending upon the kind of skill you want to improve. During this period, a student should constantly test her/his knowledge to know if s/he is making any improvement.
A student should remember that not finding employment is not a question of one's ability but of one's skill level required for that job. If you work hard, there is no reason why you cannot succeed in achieving your dream career.
Apart from these, there are various other ways to improve your employability quotient. To know what these ways are and how you improve your employability skills, join us for a chat with our Career expert Amit Bansal on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 between 2 pmand 3 pm IST. Do join in with your queries.
About Amit Bansal
Amit Bansal is a Career Counselor and trainer who heads PurpleLeap, an organisation that works with colleges to make students employment-ready. He is an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur after his engineering at PEC, Chandigarh. He has 10 years of work experience in companies like Asian Paints, Riverrun and Talisma.
(Due to circumstances beyond our control, date and time of chat may change)