Career Pathways India Survey

The Career Pathways India survey released by LinkedIn highlights the following observations:

  • One in three Indian professionals thinks they are career sleepwalking. They feel stagnant as they are on a treadmill going nowhere and 57 per cent are keen to consider switching careers to get their dream job
  • 51 per cent of professionals are held back due to fear of adverse impact on pay packets and designation.
  • 73 per cent of today’s young professionals value their work only if they love it as a career choice, while 70 per cent value their work if it has a healthy work-life balance.
  • 57 per cent value their job on the basis of money and 56 per cent of respondents say that whether a job provides learning and growth opportunities are also important.
  • Younger professionals are more open to change as 61 per cent of them are open to considering changing jobs if it does not adhere to their career choice.
  • 80 per cent of respondents believes that their current skill set allows them to pivot easily without compromising on their pay packet and designation and they are future-ready for the changing professional landscape.
  • Today’s professionals want a lot more fulfilment from their jobs and careers and wish to be empowered to change roles and sectors.
  • 62 per cent professionals had chosen their careers because it is something they have always wanted to do, 53 per cent chose their careers as it fulfils them, and only 38 per cent say they chose it because it makes them a lot of money.

The report was based on a survey of 5,026 professionals across 11 cities. The survey notes that today’s generation is more inclined towards a fulfilling job that is, — a job that helps them learn and grow as a professional or a job that they love and excel in the field of their interest.

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