70 per cent of people in India are confident of finding better opportunities next year, according to a LinkedIn survey on November 28, 2018. Nearly two out of three Indians (62 per cent) are optimistic about the general economic situation improving in the next 12 months, according to the inaugural edition of the LinkedIn Opportunity Index in Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The index is a composite measure that seeks to understand how people perceive opportunity and the barriers that prevent them from getting those opportunities.
The research by the professional networking platform surveyed more than 11,000 respondents in nine markets in the Asia Pacific region – India, Australia, Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore.
The more developed markets such as Japan, Hong Kong and Australia trail on the Index as people in these markets expressed concerns over economic outlook, and generally felt more cautious about their chances of achieving success with opportunities relevant to them.
Much like in the rest of APAC, Indians consider career advancement as their main opportunity. Along with career advancement, most Indians consider learning a new skill as one of the main opportunities, and they feel working hard can help them get ahead in life.
Starting one’s own business is also seen as one of the top three opportunities for Indians, according to the LinkedIn Opportunity Index. In digital India, 90 per cent feel that digital and social media equip them with material relevant to the opportunity they seek, and 89 per cent feel that digital and social media have helped them to learn new skills, according to the findings.