According to a survey by online recruitment solutions provider Monster Worldwide and Gfk, a global market research company, nearly half (48 per cent) of Indians consider their current employment to be 'just a job', while two in five (43 per cent) see their role as part of a career.
Moreover, India ranks 5th in International Rankings of Career-Minded Workforces, which was topped by French workers who are most likely to say they have a 'career' rather than 'just a job'.
In France 70 per cent of people are career minded, followed by Canada 69 per cent, US 57 per cent, UK 43 per cent and India 43 per cent.
People in both countries France and Canada, work fewer hours than the average worker in an OECD - member country.
Moreover, the young generation, those aged between 18 and 24 are the most likely to be career-minded, with 46 per cent saying they consider their employment as part of a career path rather than just being a job for the time being.
"The survey is a reflection of India's workforce; which is a split in terms of those who consider their current employment as part of a longer-term career," Monster.com (India/Middle East South East Asia) Managing Director Sanjay Modi said.
Modi further noted that as the job market continues to grow and professional opportunities proliferate, there is likely to be an increase in career mindedness amongst workers.
Though each country has its own culturally influenced views on what it means to have a career, but regardless of how workers view their jobs, nobody should settle for a role they are not satisfied with, the report added.
The survey covered over 8,000 people in Canada, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, UK and US.