As per a survey by global job site Indeed which says that over 80 per cent employees in India are interested in politics with men (21 per cent) who are more interested in building a career in politics as compared to women (12 per cent). There is about 24 per cent of respondents who find a mainstream political career and 21 per cent of them would pursue their interest in politics through a career in its allied fields. Around 34 per cent of respondents find a career as a political analyst and 33 per cent prefer working in a government organization for social service.
Around 33 per cent find working for human rights and welfare organizations and 27 per cent are interested in a career in political journalism. According to the survey, 59 per cent respondents have a belief that one needs to have good public speaking and presentation skills for a career within the political spectrum and 53 per cent believe in the need for social and emotional intelligence.
One needs leadership and conflict management skills for the job is the belief of half of the respondents and (49 per cent) believe that one must possess the skill of being able to understand the audience. One needs crisis management and problem-solving skills to work in the field is the belief of 37 per cent respondents and 47 per cent believe that analytical thinking skills are a must.
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