Most Indians Think Experience Trumps Education in Job Hunting

Monday, 29 July 2013, 12:05 Hrs
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New Delhi: More than nine in 10 people in India believe experience is more helpful than education in securing a suitable job, says a report by staffing and HR services firm Randstad.

According to Randstad Workmonitor Survey Q2 2013, education alone may not be enough for people who are on a lookout for a suitable job and this is true for both young as well as matured workers.

In India, 91 percent of the respondents feel that experience counts more than education in finding a suitable job, which higher in comparison to the world average of 81 percent.

In case of younger people, 82 percent of the respondents said experience weighs harder than education as compared to the rest of the world's 69 percent.

"Organizations and job seekers are keen to find a right mix between experience, education and job match," Randstad India CEO Moorthy Uppaluri said.

Uppaluri further said that "though current recruitment practices are increasingly aligned towards relevant experience, as India moves up the value chain, there will be quite a few roles requiring specific skills backed by relevant education and training."

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Source: PTI
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