It is true that the demand of engineers is not commensurate with their coming out of the colleges and universities and that is creating a big unemployment situation. There are many recruitment agencies but they would only help as a conduit for application transfer from the candidate to the company and if the candidate is selected they would take their fee. Some of these are not reliable also. One has to be cautious on that front. Still, there are some avenues where one has to try to go ahead himself for making a career. Some of the measures are suggested as follows -
1. Upload the CV in reputed job channels - This is one thing that is to be done as a primary means so that one can get all the job alerts by email. Theindiajobs, Naukri, Monster, TimesJobs, Jobket, Naukrihub, Careerjet, CareerAge etc are some of these sites.
2. Apply for PSU entrance exam - There are many PSUs which take engineering radiates for their executive posts and every year they conduct exam for the vacancies. This is a very good opportunity for the engineers and one cannot only opt for his core area but also for other functions like stores, management, safety etc.
3. Prepare for administrative services - Every year there are many administrative posts advertised by the central Govt or various state Govt. Though competition is tough in it but it is worth trying as it is considered as the top career today.
4. Technical jobs in private companies - Many private organisations offer temporary jobs to the engineering graduate. But these jobs do not pay much. Fresh engineering graduates do not like to join such positions but for gaining experience it is not a bad idea. One should not shy away from them. It is only a step for future jobs.
5. Teaching in coaching centres
- As a stop gap arrangement one can also search for teaching in some coaching centre. This is good for revising ones own knowledge also which would be helpful in appearing in competitive exams.
6. Join an entrepreneurship group - Many people have created their own entrepreneurship group and are engaged in different services. They take Mudra loan or other loans for their working. One can join a group of ones liking and learn the intricacies of business environment.