[Guest Post] Are ICT jobs decreasing in Mauritius?
I have just got my Advanced Diploma in IT last week, aiming at a top-up degree later in a UK university later on, once I get a job to save some money aside. Like most people in the IT industry, I have my own speciality too, or if you want, areas in which I do better. Mine are web design (Front-end development) and web marketing. I can teach as well.
After hunting on several recruitment sites, such as Myjob, I did notice some companies recruiting but most of them are looking for potential candidates with years of experience as requirement. As a fresh guy in the market, I find myself among the hundreds others who will be fighting for the few jobs vacancies left.
I remember very well of the time when many IT companies were massively recruiting software engineers, SAP professionals, Web developers and designers, and much more. But since some months now, things have changed. There has been a considerable decrease in the number of vacancies as well as the skills and experience demanded.
I am NOT saying these companies are not recruiting, of course, they still do, BUT, they are not doing it like in the past. Some reasons why I think they might be recruiting less are :
- Perhaps these companies have got sufficient people, so, they are not recruiting too much.
- Perhaps these companies prefer to recruit less Mauritians for some reasons
- Perhaps these companies are not making more profits, so they are not recruiting anymore
The vision of the government
With the vision of the Government to have at least one graduate per household, I’m asking myself lots of questions. Will the market able to absorb all those recently graduated students? Do they have any hope to get a job once their studies have been completed?
Right now, I am pretty worried! While some of my classmates have succeeded in getting a temporary job as a receptionist or even another one is doing metal works, I am constantly checking those web sites for new opportunities. Perhaps I may be luckier, or not. Only time will tell but meanwhile, I still need to rely on my parents who already have taken loans to get myself a good education.
Any hope for the youngsters of this country?
From a reader.
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