Most professionals in India considering new job in 2023!

Despite uncertain economic times ahead, professionals are taking a long-term view of their careers by investing in their skills and proactively seeking opportunities to progress. Over three quarters (78%) of workers surveyed said if they were to leave their job, they would feel confident finding other roles to apply for.

Professionals are motivated by different reasons when seeking a job. The rising cost of living pressures and the need for financial security is one of the major factors that is pushing workers to look for a new job as they want more money (35%). A similar proportion (33%) is also keen on switching to roles that offer better work-life balance (33%). 1 in 3 (32%) said they also feel more confident in their abilities and think they can find a better role.

Indian workforce appears resilient in the face of economic uncertainty, with 4 in 5 (80%) professionals considering changing jobs in 2023. This sentiment is largely led by Gen Z, with 88% of professionals aged 18-24 considering a switch, compared to 64% of those aged 45-54.

Workers are taking a proactive approach to weather the economic storm

According to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, just over 2 in 5 (43%) professionals in India feel prepared for an economic downturn. However, professionals are also seen taking proactive measures to ‘career cushion’ themselves from the ongoing uncertainty. More than half (54%) of professionals in India are growing their network by staying in touch with the right people and attending more business events.

They are also getting better aligned with business priorities with nearly half (47%) proactively asking for feedback from their peers and managers to do the work that their companies value most. Additionally, 44% are learning new in-demand, and transferable skills today.

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