Close to half of the job seekers utilised the lockdown period to enhance their skills for better career opportunities and long-term career growth, a survey has found.
The lockdown may have paved way for uncertainties in the job market with reports of layoffs and salary cuts but only 10 per cent active job seekers confirmed that they have been laid off, the survey by job portal Naukri.com revealed.
The country imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25 to contain the coronavirus pandemic that has been extended thrice to May 31.
The unwelcomed pause in the hiring activities has opened new avenues for job seekers to up-skill themselves and enhance their domain expertise and close to 50 per cent job seekers confirmed that they are utilising this time to focus on self-development, it added.
Around 13 per cent of the laid-off employees were senior professionals with over 11 years of work experience and were working in either sales (12 per cent), HR and admin (12 per cent), marketing (11 per cent) or operations or supply chain (11 per cen…