Are you a Graduate?

Puzzled about what to do next?

Confused listening to others views?

Unable to take right decision?

Here you are on the right track. Go through this blog to clear all your doubts about career options after graduation.

In India, around 50,00,000 students graduate every year and only few are able to make their career successful. There are many others too who remain confused about what to do next and are not able to make a right decision for their future.

PrepLadder after doing deep research about various career options for graduates has come up with great ideas that you can opt.


Career Options After Graduation 

Here is a list of Career Options that you can choose once you are a Graduate:

Further studies

A very common idea that comes up in every students mind is to do further studies after completing graduation. It is indeed a good plan to shape your future as it will add more educational qualification to your resume.

You can opt for a Masters degree depending on the field in which you did your graduation or can choose a different field as well for studying further.

The areas in which Masters degrees are available in INDIA are as follows

  • Architecture
  • Arts
  • Aviation
  • Business Studies
  • Constructions
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental studies
  • Fashion
  • Humanities
  • Journalism and Mass
  • Communication
  • Law studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Natural Sciences
  • Professional studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

You can even go in for Masters in Business Administration if you don’t want to continue in your chosen filed. MBA can be done with specialization in various subjects. If you feel that MBA can give a boost to your career, you should definitely go ahead with it.


Doing a private Sector Job

A lot of students are there who are not interested in doing further studies and are keen to earn money. In that case they can choose any private job.

This is also a good option as it will gain you experience and we all know that experience matters a lot in today’s time.

There a lot of institutes that organizes campus placements. They call different organizations to their colleges or universities and give graduates an offer to grab a job.

Now a day’s private sector is providing a lot facilities with great amount of salaries depending upon your capabilities, communication skills and experience if any.


Trying for Government Job

Government jobs are unmatched. The relax, facilities and good salaries they provide make them a high buzz among students. Let’s have a look at the benefits provided by public sector jobs.

  • Monthly Salary + Dearness allowance + House Rent Allowance
  • Gratuity (15 days salary every year)
  • Bonus
  • Retirement benefits such as pensions, PF, Salary arrears, Insurance.

The tough part about these is that you need to clear entrance exams to grab a government job. Also these entrance exams are not too easy to crack. Students join expensive coaching classes while only a few are able to make it. Reservation is also a huge barrier that comes in between for unreserved categories and makes their way more difficult. But if you are determined and hard working you can surely get a government job.

Let’s have a look at the various areas of government jobs available

  • Banking
  • Hospital/Medical
  • Engineering
  • Defence
  • Management
  • Police
  • Academics
  • IT
  • Judicial
  • Civil Aviation
  • Insurance
  • Civil Service
  • Telecom
  • Research
  • Manufacturing
  • Media/Journalism
  • Travel & Tourism
  • NGO
  • Consultancy and Call centre
  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace


Preparation for Bank Exams

Banking sector employs millions of young graduates and offers them a one of the most reputed job positions. This industry is witnessing an unprecedented growth and is expected to grow in future.

Here is a list of well-known banking entrance examinations. If you target to get placed in one of the reputed banks, then you need to qualify atleast one of the below mentioned examination:


IBPS – Clerk



IBPS-RRB Officer

IBPS-RRB Office Assistant


RBI Assistant Exam



Indian Bank-PGDBF

Indian Bank –PGDBF


Bank of Baroda- PGDBF


The chances of growth in banking sector are very high. The  hardworking and knowledgeable employees can achieve high positions in just few years.

Also Read: If I don't clear SBI-PO, what are career options?


Trying a Offbeat course

There are a lot courses that are different from the flow. These courses are not opted by most of the aspirants but can be proved as good career options if uncovered properly.

Moreover there are a lot of students who feels that they need to change their field after doing their graduation. There are also students who are interested in some different type of courses and are fed up from doing ethical studies. Here are some courses we are sharing with you

  • Spa Management
  • Beauty related courses
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Tea Tasting
  • Carpet Technology
  • Pet Grooming


Short duration courses

There are some short duration courses available that are really good for shaping career. These don’t require too much funds and time and can be added to your resume and capabilities. Some of these are

  • PG Diploma in Preventive & Promotive Healthcare
  • Diploma in Paithani Handicraft & Modern Garments
  • PG Diploma in Archives Keeping
  • Certification in Finance and Accounts Offered by NIIT Uniqua in association with Genpact
  • Diploma in Education Technology (DET)
  • Systematic Training and education
  • PG Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID)
  • PG Diploma in Chemo-Informatics (PGDCI)
  • Retail Management Programme
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage Services Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management (ACPDM)
  • Radio Jockeying & TV News Reading
  • Indian Institute of Real Estate: Principles and Practices of Real Estate
  • Diploma in Teaching English (DTE)


Study Abroad

You can even try your luck abroad. A student can apply for further studies if interested or could go on work visa to earn good money. Since it is big decision so it is recommended to clear all your doubts and facts before applying for abroad. It is a good option after graduation.


Become an Entrepreneur

If you have a good business mind and is brave enough to take risks then you can start a business of your own as well. You need to have brilliant ideas and funds to start. Rest proper guidance should be taken or you can discuss your ideas with experts for proper information.


So these are the options available to you after graduation. Hope it will be helpful for you.

Always remember,

"Success doesn't just come & find you, You have have to go out and get it"

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