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Monday, February 13, 2006

Fallout of IT Boom

It’s not just the manufacturing sector, which has bad things to say about engineering graduates. Some HR professionals give an idea about the demanding nature of today’s engineering grads:

"Weekends are job shopping time for them and some of them agree to attend three-four interviews at different companies at the same time." There is another fallout to the whole turn of events: a casual attitude toward job change and very often, a `no-show' at the interview.

"With so many jobs and so few candidates, the entire seriousness of the job market has gone," he says. TVA now finds that only three out of every ten candidates scheduled to attend interviews actually do so. And excuses are as flippant as bad memory, bad health, or worse, attending another interview.

Though this behaviour is more rampant among candidates with 3-4 years experience, there are some seniors too who do not show up. This `unreasonable behaviour' is extending beyond the interview stage too, says Mr Sinha. Some demand a 100 per cent jump in salaries and do not turn up for work on the first day.


  • Maybe I should have trained to be an engineer then I would not have been out of a job so long!!!

    By Blogger 30in2005, at 2:41 AM  

  • there were times when friends around me would send resumes to every other email id they got hold of. i used to ask around... guys why do all this... without even knowing what these companies do and how you will fit in. i must admit that i am being hypocritical here. i did apply to a few companies that were compromise candidates instead of what i had in mind. but then, i must also add that i cudn't find companies that i had in mind and were willing to take me for my current qualifications.

    By Blogger Karthik, at 7:09 AM  

  • @30in2005,
    it's not just engineers....everybody seems to be riding the IT/BPO wave.

    If someone is urgent / desperate it could force them to apply to lot of firms without really bothering whether he/she is interested in the firm. However if somebody is working in a particular company, then the choices become limited as they will only scout for opportunities in bigger / better firms.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 2:26 PM  

  • 30in2005 not just an engineer, but you've got to be an engineer in India. Job offers like this and pay rises of this percentage doesn't happen elsewhere :)

    By Blogger WA, at 2:27 PM  

  • I think these HR people should first learn to practice what they preach. First of all, if they did their jobs properly, people would not be trying to jump jobs as much as they are doing currently. Secondly, HR's of companies are also nowhere near reasonable in demanding things from the people they select(like telling them to join within 15 days knowing pretty well that the company where the person is working in would not leave them in less than 3 months). And lastly, in any company, the department with the most slack and inability to stick to timelines is again - HR...most HR initiatives and programs invariably get postponed in most companies while those of other departments rarely get postponed to that extent.

    By Blogger redrajesh, at 5:09 PM  

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