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Hiring intention 2020 by work experience

About 41 percent of employers, preferred to hire applicants with one to five years of work experience in 2020. This was the most sought skill category across India in that year. In addition, 28 percent of employers preferred people with six to ten years of experience, whereas only six percent were keen on hiring someone with over 15 years of experience.
The automotive and manufacturing sectors were more prone to hiring freshers since they can train the workforce according to their organizational standards and requirements.

Employers' hiring preference across India in 2020, by work experience

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December 2019



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Figures are based on India Hiring Intent Survey that reached out to over 1,000 organizations and corporates from 15 different sectors in the country.

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