Why Your First Salary is Crucial for Your Career?

Published on Mar 11,2020 624 Views

After spending a lot of time and a lot of money on pursuing an engineering degree, most young graduates want to land a high-paying job and kick start a successful career. Plus with India predicted to create more than 1.4 million new IT jobs by 2027, it must only be natural for young IT professionals to expect high-paying jobs. While the increase in the number of jobs may solve the unemployment wave in India, Edureka’s study suggests that many of today’s engineering graduates settle for low paying jobs as the skills they possess don’t match the ever-evolving industry requirements.

But while starting salaries are important, should it be a deal-breaker when deciding on your first job? Our research shows that the answer is an absolute YES.

A high-paying first job determines the trajectory of your career in the long run. Moreover, Edureka’s research suggests that an IT professional’s first salary serves as the foundation for the salary growth they see in their career and therefore, is crucial to their future.

With that said, let’s take a look at the few first salary trends in India:

  • Many of the entry-level IT jobs in India offer wages close to or less than 3-3.5 Lakh per annum.
  • Out of the 15 lakh engineering graduates India produces every year, 20-30% work jobs well below their technical qualification and settle for lower pay packages.
  • The average annual salaries of entry-level software developers in India is 3.5 times less when compared to the developer community around the world

So, how do you secure a great first salary? How do you guarantee a starting salary that is 2x to 3x of the average first salary? 

Let’s take a look at a few tips to help you get a great first salary:

  • Begin by tapping the resources that are available to you as a recent graduate from your college
  • Learn the fundamentals of computer science, programming, data structures, algorithms, back-end, and front-end application development to become a competitive candidate
  • Develop an online portfolio of work samples, and demonstrate your knowledge through a blog or other content you create
  • Build versions of your CV that are tailored to specific job roles
  • Gather knowledge about the job and the company and be prepared for an interview with the right questions
  • Build a professional network and get insights from renowned Career Mentors and Industry experts

All said and done, securing an entry-level job that pays well requires perseverance, but if you put in the time and energy, you’ll be rewarded with a satisfying career.

That is exactly why Edureka has designed the Elevate Software Development Program — a program designed by Edureka experts, industry veterans, learners from around the world and a large pool of instructors from companies such as Google and Microsoft to help engineering students develop the right skills, secure high-paying tech jobs and not settle for anything less. By enrolling in Edureka Elevate, a learner is guaranteed a starting salary that is 2X to 3X of the average first salary, ensuring that learners are primed for a successful IT career in the long run.

Here’s what Edureka Elevate Training Program offers its learners:

  • Job guarantee with a high pay package*
  • Pay fees only after securing a job
  • Instructors from top tech companies like Google, Amazon & more
  • 200+ hours of live exhaustive training over 6 months
  • Daily doubt assistance
  • Personal Learning Manager
  • Career Assistance Services
  • Exhaustive interview prep with mock interview sessions
  • Globally valued certificate
  • 100% placement assistance
  • Job referrals from the best companies
  • Scholarship up to ₹ 1 Lakh & plenty more!

Interested to know more about the Edureka Elevate Software Development Program? Just click here or mail your career counselor at edureka.elevate@edureka.co


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