If you are a fresh graduate looking for a job amidst the pandemic or someone who was recently let go off by your company then doesn’t fret. All isn’t lost! job
While there are the popular and obvious options such as the bank exams (IBPS PO, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant, etc.), the competition is also ruthless which makes it very challenging. In this article, we will go over the lesser-known yet lucrative & easy to secure options.
With potential career paths for engineers, high school, and college pass outs, there is something for everyone in this article.
SSC Stenographer Recruitment:
While the SSC CGL, SSC CHSL exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission are very well known the SSC Stenographer recruitment is an enterprising opportunity for those looking to start their career in the Government sector. This nation-wide exam/selection process is conducted every year by the SSC to pick talented individuals for Grade D and Grade C job profiles across branches, departments, offices in the Indian Government. Any candidate who has just completed 12th grade or an equivalent can appear for this recruitment process.
The salary is very competitive for candidates with higher secondary education. It ranges from INR 9,300 to INR 35,000 (per month) for Group C posts and from INR 5,000 to INR 20,000 (per month) for Group D Stenographer posts. There are typically around 1,500 total vacancies. There are significantly more if not twice the number of Grade D vacancies as compared to Grade C vacancies on offer. The selection process also involves a typing/skill test.
Delhi Police Constable Recruitment:
The Delhi police recruitment cell of the SSC also conducts the Delhi Police Constable recruitment process annually to fill over 5,000 to 6,000 vacancies. The job role is exciting not just to the handsome take-home salary of INR 21,000 to INR 69,000 but also due to various other factors such as social status, job satisfaction, ample allowances – Dearness Allowance (DA), Travel Allowance (TA), House Rent Allowance (HRA) and added perks such as the and Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) and National Pension Scheme (NPS) which helps employees secure their future even after retirement.
Police constables can also go on to become Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP) and DYSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police). The selection process also involves a physical fitness element which could be a turn-off for you. Please bear that in mind before applying for this process.
LIC AAO & AE Recruitment
India’s largest insurance company, the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), which continues to command a monopoly in the insurance sector recruits Assistant Administrative officers (AAO) and Asst. Engineers (AE) periodically through this process. The Asst. Administrative Officers are hired for Legal, Chartered Accountant, Actuarial, Information Technology (IT), and Rajbhasha roles.
The eligibility criteria varies based on the specialized roles you are aspiring for. A LIC AAO makes INR 62,000 on average and Asst. Engineers in LIC get about INR 57,000. An engineering degree is a must for candidates planning to appear for the LIC AE recruitment. The primary eligibility criteria for the LIC AAO recruitment is a valid undergraduate/postgraduate degree from a recognized University/college. The only downside is that the number of vacancies is very limited (50-200) as compared to that of the popular processes conducted by SSC, UPSC, etc. With internal examinations that help you climb the corporate ladder very quickly and reap proportionate monetary benefits, this is a must-apply-for exam,
BSNL JE Recruitment
If you wanted an engineering job in a reputed company then this is an opportunity to cease. Even during the pandemic, there are over 2000 junior engineer vacancies at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited aka BSNL. However, as the name suggests this is an opportunity limited to engineering graduates. Jr. Engineers at BSNL enjoy a salary of up to INR 40,000. Job security is a huge plus point for aspiring engineers. With job losses across the industry due to the pandemic and over 60% of the 9 lakh engineers who graduate every year going unemployed, this is a breath of fresh air.
These are just a few of the options available. There are plenty more that you could apply for. Consider the State Public Service Commission (State PSC) exams, bank exams, and UPSC exams & keep exploring.
Opportunities may seem hard to come by during these unprecedented circumstances and the hunt for that all-important first job could prove to be very tiring but keep at it. Set reminders on job listing sites such as Naukri, AngelList & LinkedIn for relevant opportunities, polish your resume/profile, and upskill yourself. Last but not least – NETWORK!
Your consistency and hard work will all be worth it in the end.
Happy job hunting!