Excerpted from the India Career Guide
A study of the labor market in India reveals numerous challenges facing expatriates wishing to work in the local economy, including:
Offshore employment placement practices: Most expatriates working in India have secured their jobs prior to moving to India.
Work permits: Although the US and India have an agreement that enables diplomatic spouses to work in each other’s countries, most expatriate spouses from other countries do not have this privilege.
Compensation rates: Even when a person has a job offer, the salary rates are exceedingly low. Despite increasingly competitive salaries in many sectors, a ‘good’ local salary is approximately 25 percent to 30 percent of what professionals would earn in the United States or Europe. Many positions pay far less.
Online Job Sites
Naukri.com was established in 1997. The website allows users to advertise jobs, search for jobs, browse through résumés, upload résumés, visit employers’ home pages, and visit other Indian and international career sites. It provides a one-stop information clearinghouse for jobs and careers. Fee-based job-alert services are available via email or mobile. It publishes a monthly report, NaukriJobSpeak.
Government Employment Resources
National Employment Service or Employment Exchange
The National Employment Service or Employment Exchange, operated by the Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour, runs more than 900 employment exchanges in order to bring about a better matching of the demand and the supply of work opportunities. Jobseekers register with these employment exchanges and are notified as soon as any vacancy in the government sector matches a desired profile. The Central Government of India is planning to launch a website for the National Employment Exchange of India. It will allow everyone to submit a résumé to this web portal of the National Employment Exchange of India. The service of this will be free.
Indian Internships has the latest internships job postings in India. It offers MBA internships, BE/BTech internships, MCA internships, graduate internships, summer internships and winter internships. The website is free and requires no registration.
Staffing Agencies And Temporary Help Firms
Shilputsi Consultants is an Indian-based firm focusing on search and selection services at management levels. It is a global member and the India partner at Career Partners International (CPI), a leading global consortium for outplacement and coaching services. The firm also has a US office focused on recruiting executives for the Indian market.
Office No. 705 A, Futurex
Opposite Currey Road Station
Next to Lower Parel Station
N M Joshi Marg
Lower Parel (E)
Tel: +91 22 2300 2812/2300 2813/2300 4173
Executive Recruiters And Search Firms
ABC Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
ABC Consultants, founded in 1969, has hundreds of consultants and has helped shape the careers of more than 145,000 professionals. Its network includes locations in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad. ABC has developed industry expertise in the following practices: consumer, finance, retailing and services, engineering, process industries, infrastructure, entertainment, media and communications, IT and telecommunications, consulting and financial services, pharmaceuticals, health care and life sciences, and human resources.
ABC Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
301 Eros Corporate Tower
New Delhi 110019, India
Tel: +91 11 4934 3900
Newspapers That Publish Job Advertisements
The Times of India
The Times of India is a leading English-language daily newspaper. The newspaper publishes job opportunities online at its TimesJobs.com website, which has established a strong competitive position in the online recruitment space. The Times group also publishes Ascent, an employment magazine that publishes job listings every Wednesday. Registered users can submit résumés and receive email job alerts. Job searches can be kept confidential.
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete India Guide.