LinkedIn has launched a job-seeker research report 2022 to help India's workforce navigate job availability in the current pandemic market through tips, insights and career advice from experts in the field.
The research states that 86% of India's workforce is optimistic about the future of work. 82% are considering changing jobs this year, despite the pandemic. The top priority for professionals in India for the new year is flexible working arrangements.
The focus group for this study included responses of 1,111 professionals in India.
As per LinkedIn's 'Jobs on the rise 2022 list', the top 15 jobs that are gaining prominence in India are affiliate marketing specialist, site reliability engineer, molecular biologist, wellness specialist, user experience researcher, machine learning engineer, recruitment associate, data science specialist, chief legal officer, e-business manager, back end developer, media buyer, strategy associate, business development representative, and service analyst.
Out of the 15 fastest-growing jobs listed above, 70% of men were hired for IT roles, 79% in site reliability engineer roles, and 78% in machine learning engineer hiring roles. As for marketing and advertising roles, men constitute, 68% of affiliate marketing specialist hires and 67% of media buyer hires.
Whereas, 54% of women were hired for wellness specialist roles, 60% of women for user experience researcher roles, 68% of women for recruitment associate roles, and 60% of women for strategy associate roles
Highlights from the report are as follows:
- 30% of professionals are leaving their current jobs due to poor work-life balance
- 28% are leaving their jobs due to lack of money
- 23% are looking for greater career ambitions
- 37% of working women are 1.3x more likely to quit their current job due to poor work-life balance, compared to 28% of working men likely to quit their current job due to the same reason
Ankit Vengurlekar, India managing editor, LinkedIn News, said, "The pandemic has spurred people to rethink their careers and look for new job opportunities to meet their renewed purpose and priorities in life. As confidence in new opportunities grows, it is evident that the Great Reshuffle in India is clearly being led by job seekers, and talent is in the driver’s seat right now — with flexibility as their number one priority today. Our Jobs on the Rise list shows that the demand for tech-savvy talent is growing hotter across the IT, healthcare, and business development sectors. In this evolving labour market, there is no better time for us to launch a ‘Jobs Bootcamp’ — a series of LinkedIn Live events with career experts who will share career advice and job-seeking tips, the fastest-growing jobs list, the Top Voices: Career Experts List, and unlock a range of learning courses that can help job-seekers build key skills to find their next opportunity in 2022."