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Tamil Nadu grads top 3rd in online job search

Published Dec 21, 2013, 4:43 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 1:43 am IST
Recruitment portals report 75% growth with jump in resume uploads.

Chennai: Tamil Nadu is one among the top  five states in the country where more graduates search for jobs on job portals. Maharashtra leads the country with 32 per cent followed by Delhi (25 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (20 per cent).

“Job portals reported a year-on-year growth of 75 per cent in November this year, compared to the number of resume uploads in the corresponding period last year. 


However, the number of resumes uploaded in December this year increased to 3.15 million from 1.05 million in November last year,” D.S. Rawat, secretary general, Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), said, adding that the projections were based on estimates made by various job portals.

A recent study done by Assocham revealed that the number of online job seekers was estimated to be close to 25 million in 2012-13 and 2013-14, their numbers likely to increase to 50 million in 2016-17.
In the future, this number would  witness a substantial increase because of convenient, easier and economical ways to access job opportunities, the study said.


Rawat also said that business transacted through online advertisements for jobs registered a growth of 52 per cent between 2011-12 and 2012-13.

A head hunter with a top IT company said that they recruited 15 per cent of their employees through job portals as it was easier and cheaper. “We get thousands of student profiles and at just a click of the mouse. But we do it only for specific jobs,” said the head hunter.

Pointing out that companies recruit most of their employees through campus placement, Professor K.K. Sivagnana Prabhu, head (training and corporate affairs) at RMK Engineering College in the city, added that companies relied on job portals more than consultants as the former were reliable.


Location: Tamil Nadu