Starting the new year with new possibilities, LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network, today launched a new search for job seekers which reveals that despite the pandemic, India’s workforce is optimistic about the future of work and 82% are considering changing jobs. in 2022. To help them navigate today’s changing world of work, LinkedIn has launched the “Jobs Bootcamp” program of content, live events, and learning courses on LinkedIn to help job seekers guide with job search tips and expert career advice.
Research on job seekers further reveals that the big reshuffle in India is led by newbies with up to 1 year of work experience (94%) and Gen Z professionals (87%), who are more likely to consider changing jobs in 2022. Based on responses from 1,111 professionals in India, the survey shows that professionals leave their current jobs due to poor work-life balance (30% ), a lack of money (28%) or greater professional ambitions (23%). When looking for new roles in the new year, Indian professionals say flexible working arrangements will be the top priority.
Professionals are optimistic about the future of work, but 7 in 10 still doubt their own mettle
LinkedIn research reveals that professionals in India are confident of improving their position (45%), career (45%) and overall job availability (38%) in 2022. In fact, 86 % of professionals in India say they are confident in the strength of their professional networks as they enter the new year in search of new job opportunities.
But despite this confident view of the future, the survey also reveals India’s emotional ambivalence as 71% of professionals say they question their abilities at work more now than before the pandemic, while 63% say they are suffering impostor syndrome. This self-doubt appears to be a byproduct of working in isolation for nearly two years, as 33% of professionals say the pandemic has negatively impacted their confidence at work. Results show that lack of face-to-face support from supervisors and peers (40%), having to take on new responsibilities (34%), and having to use more technology (31 %) are the top 3 work stressors for professionals in India.
Better pay, appreciation and work-life balance can convince professionals to stay
The top reasons that may convince professionals in India to stay with their current employer in 2022 include better pay (42%), greater appreciation (36%) and better work-life balance (34%). But the results also point to a stark disparity in men’s and women’s perceptions of how they are compensated by their current employers today.
According to the survey, working women (37%) are 1.3 times more likely to leave their current job due to poor work-life balance, compared to working men (28%). They are also more likely (49%) to say they will stay with their current employer if they get a better salary, compared to working men (39%). This may be a wake-up call for employers to review their benefits and ensure greater inclusion through their offerings.
IT, healthcare and business development roles dominate this year’s list of 2022 jobs in India
To help job seekers identify the fastest growing opportunities in India, LinkedIn has launched the second edition of the annual Jobs on the Rise 2022 India list. To compile this year’s rankings, LinkedIn looked at data from its platform to identify the job titles with the highest growth rates from January 2017 to July 2021.
As companies seek to further evolve their digital footprint in 2022, the list highlights a growing demand for highly skilled IT workers (site reliability engineer, data scientist, machine learning engineer) and IT talent. Business Development (Affiliate Marketer, Business Development Representative, Associate Strategy). The listing also reveals that the healthcare industry is looking to fill vacancies for wellness specialists and molecular biologists who can mitigate the COVID-19 crisis and help businesses and communities protect themselves from the pandemic.
“The pandemic has prompted people to rethink their careers and seek new job opportunities to meet their renewed purpose and priorities in life. As confidence in new opportunities grows, it is evident that the Big Shakeup in India is clearly driven by job seekers, and talent is in the driver’s seat right now – with flexibility as their no. 1 priority today. Our Jobs on the Rise list shows that the demand for tech-savvy talent is growing in the IT, healthcare, and business development sectors. In this changing job market, there’s no better time for us to launch a ‘Jobs Bootcamp’ – a series of LinkedIn Live events featuring career experts who will share career tips and search tips. jobs, the fastest growing jobs list, the Top Voices: Career Experts List and unlock a range of learning courses that can help job seekers learn key skills to find their next job opportunity. 2022,” shares Ankit Vengurlekar, India Editor, LinkedIn News.
Here are the 15 fastest growing jobs in India according to LinkedIn’s “Jobs on the Rise 2022 India” list:
- Affiliate Marketing Specialist
- Site reliability engineer
- Molecular biologist
- Well-being specialist
- User experience researcher
- machine learning engineer
- Recruitment officer
- Data Science Specialist
- Legal council
- e-business manager
- Back end developer
- Media buyer
- Strategy Partner
- Business Development Representative
- Service Analyst
While the fastest growing list shows a number of new career opportunities in India, it also highlights a worrying gender imbalance for hires made in 2021. Of the 15 fastest growing jobs listed, men accounted for at least 70% of hires for IT roles such as Site Reliability Engineer (79%) and Machine Learning Engineer (78%); and marketing and advertising roles such as affiliate marketer (68%) and media buyer (67%). The 4 roles that saw more women hired are Wellness Specialist (54%), User Experience Researcher (60%), Recruitment Associate (68%) and Strategy Associate (60%). Overall, more men were hired for positions in IT, marketing and advertising than women.
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