India, with world’s second largest population, is a young nation with 63% of its 1.2 billion population under the age of 35 years. Also, with 800 million mobile connections spread over 200 million internet users, India has the fastest growing digital audience in the world and is officially now the second largest Internet user market, after China.
However, for long, Indian population has been facing poor internet connectivity and data insufficiency. Data is excessively costly for a vast majority of rural India and people from informal sector.
The launch of Jio signals an important shift from living life full of data paucity to possibly an age of data wealth. The effect of cheap data services and free voice calls will ripple across the informal sector as people from this section were most bothered when it comes to data usage.
With Reliance Jio’s entry with disruptive offers of free voice calls, roaming and possibly the world’s cheapest data plans will push the consumption for the data across strata of societies. Soon, days will be over when users switch off their mobile data to prevent accidental usage or switch it on only after 10 PM when rates are lower.
Thanks to Relinace JIo, rise of internet facilities and low range mobile devices with internet connections have infiltrated every corner of India today. Reliance Jio is a revolutionary digital movement that will enable access to cheaper phone offering high-bandwidth data services effortlessly. This will help blue collar job seekers in getting the right device to consume high data usage without spending a bomb on the device.
Classifieds in the newspapers or knocking the doors of consultancies are few of traditional methods by which people would look for jobs. Nowadays, online job portals have replaced consultancies while social media ads replaced classifieds. However, for a digitally backward blue collar job seekers, it was not possible to tap the social media channels and other sources while looking for a source of employment. For them, it was easier to contact agencies or brokers than to learn a new technology.
With a sound data connection which will be both reliable and affordable, online job search portals are going to be just a click away for them. Many drivers, maids, and peons will now be able to view the available jobs at just a click of a button. With digital platforms like Just Jobs, they could select a particular job, according to the desired location. Just Jobs (www.just.jobs), a Blue Collar Jobs Marketplace aims to do exactly the same and thus benefit the job seekers.
With mobile technology, every aspect of work life has been completely transformed. Internet connection and mobile connectivity have given job seekers an edge over the traditional methods of job search. Now the hard paper resumes have been replaced by online documents which help in filtering jobs according to key skills and preferences. The new pathways have reduced the time for both job seekers and employers so much so that “61% of job seekers said email communication is very important when doing their job, while 24% said mobile phones are a necessity.”
Its high time blue collar job seekers grab this opportunity and make the most of it to shine in their careers. Digital is the way to go and innovative solutions like Reliance Jio and Just Jobs can help you full fill your dreams.