Sunday, 19 February 2017

Private V/S Government Job: Which to choose and why?

Choosing between private and government jobs is a hot topic since the very beginning. Here in this article, we will try to compare both the sectors with best of our experience and will try to figure out the best option between both. Both have respective pros and cons and it is really hard to name best among both. However we will list down pros and cons of both so that you can yourself decide the best among two. Please do let us know your views on same.

Pros and Cons of Private Sector Job

When it comes to private sector then IT and manufacturing industries are referred the most. We will share the pros and cons of having a job in IT industry below (as we are experienced in IT only). We request people from other private sector to mention respective pros and cons of their industries in comments section. Here are the pros and cons of working in IT industry:

  • No bar for right skills
  • Ample options, when market is in good shape
  • Option to work with multiple organizations
  • Onsite opportunities
  • Good infrastructure and working environment
  • Need to be at par with latest technologies
  • Job security risk, especially when market takes the round turn
These are all pros and cons of most of the private sector industries.

Pros and Cons of Government Sector Job

Government sector jobs are usually preferred between two. Main reason is carrier stability and assurance, Once you get into any government job, you have very less (rare I would say) chances of getting fired anytime. Below are some pros and cons of government jobs:
  • Stability in terms of working hours
  • Work life balance
  • Fixed promotions and pay scale
  • No need to be at par with latest changes (however it varies as per the job)
  • Work environment is not that good
We have shared pros and cons of both private and government jobs. Please do share your own views and help us decide which one should one choose and why.

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