In the middle of the pandemic, the leading online professional network LinkedIn presented its reports on job seekers which state around 82% of professionals are becoming optimistic about the future and looking to change and find new job opportunities in 2022.
Pandemic urged the professionals to rethink their future and career goals to meet their priorities and purpose in life. This happens during the third wave of covid when the unemployment rate is increasing to 8% in 2022 compared to 7% in 2021, According to the Center for Monitoring Economy (CMIE).
|80 % OF INDIAN PROFESSIONAL JOB SEEKERS ARE LEAVING THEIR JOB: ACCORDING TO LinkedIn
The confidence in professionals for new job opportunities is quite evident from the great reshuffling in India. Great reshuffling it’s a phenomenon of large resignations by professionals in less than one year. This phenomenon has become marked especially this year. According to a survey around 1,111 professionals have decided to leave their job and the reason for resignation is poor work-life balance, poor compensation, and higher ambition goals. For those who leave this job, work flexibility will be a top priority for such people to look for in new job opportunities.
‘Ankit Tendulkar‘ Indian managing director and editor of LinkedIn mentioned that these jobs on the rise list show a great interest in professionals in tech-savvy talent in the healthcare and business development sector is booming. LinkedIn also mentions that working professionals become more confident in new job role opportunities, and roles getting better in 2022.
Research has also shown that pandemics and long isolation hurt professional capability. Around 70% of professionals say that they are doubting their abilities more after 2 years of the pandemic. While 63% are suffering from imposter syndrome. It’s a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts his capability, skills, and talent while suffering from constant fear to get exposed to fraud. 33% of professionals mention that their confidence is negatively impacted while working due to isolation.
According to professionals, lack of face-to-face conversation with peers and supervisors, Taking on new responsibilities, or using new technology are major problems faced by professionals during isolation. This survey also shows huge gender disparity. The survey shows that around 34% of women are quitting their job due to poor work-life balance as compared to 28% of working men. Women demanded a pay scale equal to working men who continued with their current employers.
LinkedIn finds out various job titles which are gaining a lot of interest and attracting professionals in 2022, This includes highly skilled IT workers (site reliability engineer, data science specialist, machine learning engineer, and business development talent ( affiliate marketing specialist, business development representative strategy associate).
The list also shows the requirement of health sectors to fill vacancies of wellness specialists and molecular biologists who can alleviate covid 19 cases and help businesses and communists to protect themselves from covid.