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Pandemic prompting professionals to rethink their career paths, says Amazon India survey

Source | | PTI

The pandemic is prompting professionals in the country to rethink their career paths with many looking at switching industries as well as upskilling themselves to advance in their careers, according to a survey commissioned by Amazon India. The e-commerce major commissioned a survey to gauge the pulse of the impact of COVID-19 on jobs and future career plans among Indian professionals. The survey was conducted by Morning Consult in August and covered 1,000 professionals across India.

About 59 per cent of the respondents said they were actively searching for a job.

More than one in three (35 per cent) respondents said they saw their pay cut as a result of COVID-19, while 68 per cent said they are looking to switch industries as a result of COVID-19.

One in three (33 per cent) respondents said they are looking for a new job right now where “they can do more meaningful work”.

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