It may take a little time, but if you are dedicated, you will get the opportunity.
Do what inspires you !!
It is not impossible but yes the opportunity diminishes greatly. This is the scenario in IT industry.
What to do in such scenarios :
1. Apply in as many organisations you can.
2. Upgrade your skills meanwhile so that you can stay aligned with the market requirements.
3. If you have the passion for teaching, you can apply for B.Ed and start teaching because we do lack many good teachers.
4. While it's true that not everyone can start a business and if you have a strong will, doors will open up. "Where there is a will, there is "always" a way"
One of my friend who graduated with me didn't get any jobs in IT organisation so later she decided to start a small cake shop. She learned to make them and took a small loan and started with the shop, now she is doing so well that she converted into a small cafe. She even takes "how to make pastry classes" and earns from that as well.
The Job also cannot be very similar to their expectations.
The Job availed to them also very easy to cope up with their studied topics as the practical application may not be equal to their subjects studied.
The job may not be available to them immediately on their completion.
Immediately they cannot be taken as managers as training in the particular job is necessary. So, they have to take up the available job and develop themselves in that job.
Above all, the youngsters can engage themselves amidst their job searching in servicing the family persons and neighbors for payment of electricity /telephone/utility bills, taking them to hospitals etc., which would be making them to know about practical aspects involved in them.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
It seems quite late now but such questions can be shifted to 'Ask expert' section to reap the real benefit of our experts.
Knowledge is power.
It should better be it here. When some of our members give their opinion about options, some may counter it as some options may not be feasible in practical. If we see the second and third responses of the thread, we can seen two contradictory opinions regarding the IT field.
Feasibility of something is possible only if you remain determine to what you want to do.
It will depend completely on your thought. My working experience has been three and a half years and I shared exactly what I am seeing as a trend in IT sector. On the other hand, Neethu gave you a different direction - because there she considered the thought that 'you might' or you 'might not' possess those skill sets which is needed to work in IT sector. So, she related everything from a general perspective. I completely agree with the view she gave as that is needed too, which I missed in my comment.
Rest feasibility of the opportunities is exactly proportional to your skills and your knowledge which will take you ahead. And exactly if you stay dedicated Sir, nothing is tough in this world.
Do what inspires you !!
However a private employer's main aim is his profit . The principle is pay less and get more. A fresher fits in this. Moreover it is easy to ' strike the iron when it is still hot'. A fresher is a hot iron. The employer can train him to the suited needs very easily.
If there is a big gap after conclusion of the studies, then the prospective employee would have forgotten much of what he learned. It may need more training to make him employable. Moreover age would have added some non-flexible characteristics in him which may not suit the job and employer.
Nowadays the employment opportunities in the private sector are much and normally a student passing out a course can easily get a job. If he did not get it , then the reason may be he is below the normal and average of the expectation by employers, or some other reasons. For reasons cited in above paras, he may stand in lesser preference for a private job.
The best way to avoid this is to acquire some skills or specialisation during the gap and equip oneself to prevent obsolescence. Or else get into some job that comes in the way. That avoids rusting.
In each case the person needs to sit and reanalyse himself. In first case mostly the problem would be economic condition of family. They couldn't support for longer. In that case stopping coaching and preparing from home would help to some extent. There is numerous content in online. Sometimes it may be due to lack of motivation to give further attempts. In such case it is better to reanalyse and prepare again with a different strategy. Because whatever it is leaving a dream job just because lack of motivation is not advisable.
In second case there are certain standard skill set expected from any graduate like
Aptitude, c,c ++ Java in IT, Matlab in EEE or ECE and similarily for any engineering course. It is pertinent to develop that. English is defenitely necessary ( A sad reality because most of companies even Indian based work for Foreign clients)
Further pursuing M.Tech is a good option to get into industry in core areas.
Develop some innovative answers for your break. Like may be some projects will help. If you show them during your interview it will help to some extent.
In third case the self analysation is very much needed. Is the person wanted to continue in his graduation then one possible way could be listening to NPTEL lectures, CEC in case of arts and sconce and reinvent your passion. Then look around your society and identify a problem where you could solve using your graduation knowledge. Develop something for it. Companies like amazon, flipkart etc came out like this only. They just bridged the gap in society.
But being innovative is very much needed in any case. Only the person must believe in himself/ herself.
Finally I agree with author for choosing to post here because in Ask experts mostly atleast there must converging of solutions. But this question can generate varied response and everyone of us have our own view. There can be only opinions and not possible solutions in this case.
Just for your information, the thread is a general thread of any unemployed youth. It is not intended for me.