Top 10 Popular Jobs for Fresh College Graduates

Ankan Chattopadhyay

Updated On: July 24, 2019 01:09 pm IST

Fresh graduates often feel confused about which profession to join. We have listed various options which they can consider, and at the same time, they can also take a look at the qualification level required for these jobs.

Top 10 Popular Jobs for Fresh College Graduates

Lakhs of candidates complete their graduation from various institutes of India every year. These courses comprise various streams such as technology, science, arts and commerce and many more. Now, the question that arises is that are there an ample number of jobs for the students who pass their respective courses? This article explores the scenario and lists some of the most popular jobs for freshers.

Nowadays, the level of competition for finding a well-paid job is immense. It can be said that the actual battle begins when the students begin the job hunt. Students should be aware of the fact that practical knowledge is far more necessary than theoretical learning in the professional field. This fact is taken seriously into account by the institutes which prepare the students for their careers.

Students should be careful and strategic about which stream they choose for their higher education. Students should always keep their interest and passion in mind while selecting any course for their higher education. This will help them excel in particular fields.

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Popular Jobs for Fresh College Graduates

Keeping several factors in mind, here is the list of the most popular jobs for fresh college graduates:

  • Salesperson (BA) - Many experts say that being a salesperson can be considered to be one of the best first jobs. There are certain advantages to being a sales professional. The first and foremost thing that can be learnt in this profession is effective communicative skills. Students who pass their undergraduate degree course from any stream can join this profession. Mostly, the students who pursue BBA or any other courses pertaining to management show interest to join this field. The salary earned by a sales professional is handsome enough for a first job. There are chances of exponential growth as well if the students can utilise the opportunity to the best.

  • Nurse (B.Sc) - This is one of the most opted professions for girls especially. With the evolution of the medical industry, the scope for trained professionals has grown to a whole new level. Students who have pursued a course in nursing will only be able to join this profession. There is a scope to earn a decent salary in this profession for a fresher.

  • Software Engineer (B.Tech) - In this era of technology, there is a huge demand for trained professionals in the field of software engineering . The salary package provided to the students in this profession is humungous if compared to the rest. The major factor which draws the students to join a course in software engineering is the availability of jobs. Setting up of the IT companies, corporate MNCs and start-ups in India has led to an increased demand for software engineers. “LinkedIn”, the leading job portal of India has reported that software engineer is the job title which the recent graduates have been looking for the most. Various cyber hubs which have been established in major cities such as Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Bangalore etc has also acted as a catalyst in this entire process.

  • Teacher (B.Ed) - Teaching is known to be one of the noble professions. Even in today's age, students from all across the country aspire to join the teaching profession. Now, this profession can be classified into two major parts - teaching in school and teaching in college. Candidates will have to crack certain entrance examinations to become a teacher . The entrance examination for school-level teachers is CTET whereas the eligibility entrance for college professors is UGC NET .

  • Content Writer (BA) - Content writing can be considered to be one of the most popular professions in today's world. Aspirants are required to be very proficient in their writing skills if they are to choose this profession. There are various fields in the industry which demand trained professionals who can write content about the required topics. To create content for the internet has become a must for companies after the evolution of internet marketing. Students who complete their graduation in any field are eligible to join this profession. The salary offered to college graduates in the field of content writing is pretty handsome.

  • Social Media Marketing (BA) - Recent graduates can also consider the field of social media marketing as a choice for a steady career. Students from any field can opt for this profession if they meet certain qualities which this particular profession demands. With the boom of social media several corporates, media houses, online portals etc are working to make their presence felt in the market. This is where the importance of social media marketing lies. The main function of a social media manager or an expert is to plan or strategize various steps which are to be followed in order to grab the social media market. The students opting for this profession must know the importance of content on social websites, have a creative mindset and writing skills, should be aware of the latest digital marketing trends, know the importance of community management etc. They should be aware of the recent technological advancements as well.

  • Financial Analyst (BBA Finance) - This can be considered to be one of the most prominent options for the students who have pursued their graduation recently. There is a lot of scope for growth for the students who join as a financial analyst in any company. The students who aspire to join this profession are expected to have a minimum bachelor’s degree in statistics , accounting, economics , finance, business administration etc. Though the company might demand a master’s degree for a more advanced position. The students who want to become financial analysts must have certain qualities such as good communication skills, knowledge about financial reporting, analytical ability, knowledge of information technology software etc. The students should also have managerial skills.

  • Journalist (BA) - In this era of information, journalism has evolved to be one of the most opted career choices for young minds. There are a number of media houses in print, television and online platforms which are ready to offer an opportunity to the young minds. Students graduating from any field are welcome to join the media houses as a journalist if they have certain required qualities. These qualities include good writing skills, communication skills, ability to research, be analytical, hard-working, passionate about the job etc. If the students are really passionate about this profession, there are huge chances of making it big in this field.

  • Web Designer (B.SC/B.E) - Web designing jobs are a good option for the graduates who have an interest in website design and want to kick start a career in the IT sector. Fresh graduates need to have the creative ability to initiate new website ideas and come up with good digital data representation schemes. It is also important to have a good understanding of the programming language and have good communication skills for meeting client requirements and communicating the same in an efficient manner to the team. It is up to you to work in either an IT or non-IT firm.

  • Customer Service Representative (BA) - Fresh graduates can also find jobs as customer service representatives, and in order to work as one, your job will involve supporting the customers by answering their queries, helping with the information, responding to complaints etc. The main responsibility of a customer service representative is to make sure that the customers are satisfied with the quality of services and products offered by a particular company or brand. In order to be a successful customer service representative, one needs to be patient, attentive, have good communication and time management skills.

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The jobs mentioned above have not been sequentially arranged according to the decreasing order of popularity. All of these professions are equally popular among the freshers who are looking for jobs.

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