After e-mailing, searching
for a job online is the most popular activity of urban Indians. A report by JuxtConsult on online job search shows that 73 per cent of the people online in urban India are looking for a job. This amounts to 18.4 million online job seekers. This figure has gone up from 53 per cent in 2006. JuxtConsult estimates that there are 80 million white collar employees and students seeking employment in the job market. Of these, about 25 per cent look for jobs online.
A majority of the online job seekers (64 per cent) are already employed and seeking to change their jobs. The remaining 36 per cent are unemployed and looking for their first job.
Another interesting finding of the survey is that only 39 per cent of the job searches happen in the top 10 metro cities. Some 31 per cent of the online job seekers come from the larger non-metro towns, while the remaining 30 per cent come from the smaller non-metro towns.
While a majority of the job seekers visit specific job sites, 10 per cent still turn to generic search engines such as Google and Yahoo! About 5 per cent of the respondents preferred Google for job search purposes, while 3 per cent preferred Yahoo!
The online job search survey is part of JuxtConsult's Indian Online 2007 survey, conducted in April 2007. The survey is based on the responses of 10,000 households in 31 cities and 14,200 online respondents.