job offer: Almost two-thirds of college grads can’t find a job: Survey

job offer: Almost two-thirds of college grads can't find a job: Survey

Bengaluru: Around 66% of campus graduates do not have a job offer on hand, according to a survey by job portal Naukri.

And, of the one-third college pass-outs who had received offer letters, close to 44% confirmed that their joining dates have been delayed, while another 9% saw their offers being rolled back, the survey of 1,300 college students showed.

Most students have switched to online job portals, but 17% are taking the referral route and connecting with their college alumni, it said, adding that some students are also considering freelancing as a viable future career option.

“The pandemic has hit placement prospects of the 2020 batch across 82% colleges. It has further impacted internship offers of 74% pre-final year students. However, students are not losing morale and going virtual for their learning as well as job interviews,” said Sharad Sindhwani, chief business officer at

In fact, most companies are using new-age technology to hire remotely, he added.

Further, online courses and certifications are the first choice among freshers.

About 70% of college students have already subscribed to online courses, followed by half of them reading news regularly to stay abreast of developments in their fields. The situation has not impacted higher education plans of 80% surveyed graduates.

Half of the students found that companies have postponed campus visits while many are resorting to new-age technology solutions for hiring and are conducting video interviews and online assessments.

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