In recent years, there’s been a trend toward following our passions and doing work we love. At least, we hear a lot about finding ways to get paid to do work that we like. However, that trend might be on the verge of a chance, if a recent survey is any indication.
Recent survey released the results of its recent Way to Work survey, and the findings are that many college students are more interested in stability than they feel a passion for their work.
The survey indicates that 70% of the college-age respondents are more interested in finding a stable job than they are interested in whether or not they feel passionate about what they are doing. Not only that, but the aspiration that received the greatest interest in the service was to be financially stable in the next 10 years (31% of respondents). Landing a dream job in the next 10 years was the second-greatest aspiration, with 28% of respondents hoping for this outcome.
This is an interesting development when you consider that, for a number of years, we’ve been steeped in messages about following passions and creating our own dream jobs. At least, I’ve been steeped in that rhetoric as a personal finance freelancer who is regularly exposed to people trying to follow their dreams and create their own jobs.
However, as many college students near the end of their education, it appears that many are less concerned about how much they love their work, and more concerned about whether or not they will have a job that will lead them to financial stability.
This is a struggle that many of us face in our own lives. It’s hard to put a price on job stability. In some cases, it makes sense to stick with a stable job for longer because it does offer something known. You know how much you will be paid each month.
On top of that, a stable job often offers other benefits, like subsidized health insurance and an employer match for your retirement plan. Followed by a healthy work-life balance, drives Indian youth to opt for banking and government jobs. Based on the responses from 5000 banking and government jobs aspirants across the country, the survey from the online competitive exam preparation space. In terms of preferred mode for exam preparation, 58.7 per cent voted for online mock tests, while YouTube classes and videos (44.5 per cent) came second, and traditional coaching institutes (8.4per cent) were the last choice.
A majority of the candidates (39.4 per cent) prepare for three or more competitive exams at the same time, the study said. The survey also found that access to online coaching for competitive exams, such as JEE, NEET, Banking, SSC and GATE, has gained greater momentum.
Online learning and personalised education tools are replacing traditional coaching methods. Social media is definitely a game-changer, offering easy access to discussion forums and study groups. According to the data, Telegram groups (31.5 per cent), WhatsApp groups (31.5 per cent) and Oliveboard discussion forum (27.1 per cent) are the most popular platforms to interact with peers and educators.