Navigating the Future: Class of 2024 Enters a Dynamic Job Market


As the academic year comes to a close, the class of 2024 is preparing to step into the professional world. However, with a lukewarm response at campus placements, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), and an ever-evolving job market, what lies ahead for these new graduates?

According to LinkedIn’s 2024 Guide to Kickstarting Your Career report, the utilities sector is the fastest-growing industry for young professionals with a bachelor’s degree. This trend is driven by the increasing generation of solar power and a global shift towards renewable energy, leading to a surge in demand for green jobs.

Investments in India’s climate and renewable sector are gaining significant momentum, according to Cleantech Solar’s CEO Sachin Jain. “We are witnessing innovative solutions that offer flexibility in sourcing and address variability in wind and solar power supply,” he says.

So, what does the future hold for professionals aiming to build a career in this industry? Sumant Sinha, Chairman and CEO of ReNew, highlights that a sustainable expansion of renewable energy infrastructure will necessitate upskilling and reskilling the workforce. “With the emergence of AI, there is demand for skill sets geared towards programming and operation of automated systems,” he adds.

LinkedIn data also reveals that 93% of career starters with a bachelor’s degree have transitioned out of the Wholesale Computer Equipment industry after their first role. The Technology, Information, and Internet sectors have emerged as the top industries that career starters have moved into.

What other industries can young jobseekers explore? Swipe through to get a closer look at the top ten fast-growing industries for those with a bachelor’s degree. Share your thoughts in the comments using #GetStarted.


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