Unemployment is a worrying issue that is plaguing the world. Be it due to lack of skills, poor exposure to available opportunities, lack of education or social discrimination, joblessness has always been a matter of global concern and it has been further aggravated, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Surprisingly, the spectre of unemployment doesn’t different the underdeveloped nations from the developed ones.
Candidates with work experience have an edge over others and little effort is made by many employers to employ them and train them. Most among the educated lot express inadequate exposure to practical training and are compelled to settle for jobs that can even be done without their specialized skills. Teaching is one profession that seems to be the last resort for many and teachers eventually tend to give up their noble profession upon finding a lucrative alternative. Agriculture as an occupation doesn’t feature in a job seeker’s priority. Political connections too influence job seekers and those with a political clout occupy high yielding jobs irrespective of their worthiness. Competition is rampant and disappointment swells with repeated rejections.
Despite all this, the silver lining is that modern day education is getting increasingly fragmented into different areas, something which was unknown in the past. There are specialised courses available in almost every field and the spectrum is ambient especially because people’s needs and priorities in life are getting boundless. Given this, the youth need to be trained and given proper guidance right from their tender age. Efforts need to be taken especially by parents to guide their children, get them to introspect, and place them in a slot that would be far from reaching an immediate saturation level. Nurturing the right talent at a young age is the only way towards breeding excellence and thereafter success is bound to follow naturally. One can’t afford to deny the fact that the child is the architect of a nation’s economy.