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3 in 4 Indian professionals will actively look for a new job in 2021, says LinkedIn Job Seeker research

Freelance content creators, social media and digital marketing, financial, education roles could be hot job trends this year.

| Updated on: Feb 03 2021, 13:38 IST
LinkedIn year-end report
LinkedIn year-end report (REUTERS)
LinkedIn year-end report
LinkedIn year-end report (REUTERS)

LinkedIn on Wednesday released new findings of its Job Seeker research. The findings are based on 1,016 survey responses and reveal that more than 3 in 4 professionals will consider changing jobs or actively look for a new job opportunity in the next 12 months. The findings also give a preview of the career trends that may be big this year. 

According to LinkedIn, the job market will continue to grow more competitive in 2021. More than one-third of job seekers in India have expressed concerns about too many recruitment stages (38%) and extensively long application documents (32%). The report further says that 3 in 4 professional said that had reservations about the networking. 

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Notwithstanding the uncertainty, the LinkedIn data says India has remained resilient towards career growth. “2 in 3 (64%) professionals say they are confident about their future progression while 2 in 5 think attending networking events (38%), and investing in online learning (37%) will be critical to landing a job in 2021,” added the report.

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LinkedIn has also launched 2021 ‘Jobs on the Rise' India list to help professionals. According to the list, below are the top 15 career trends:

  1. Freelance content creators (Podcaster, Creative writer, Youtuber)
  2. Social Media and digital marketing roles (Social Media Marketing Manager, Social Media Strategist, Growth Hacker) 
  3. Marketing roles (Brand Associate, Affiliate Marketing Specialist, Networking Marketing Specialist)
  4. Business Development and Sales roles (Business Development Associate, Sales Team Lead, Strategic Advisor)
  5. Specialized Engineering roles (Network Expert, Software Engineering Specialist, Back End Developer)
  6. Finance roles (Equity Trader, Regulatory Compliance Analyst, Treasurer)
  7. Education roles (Academic Advisor, Admissions Officer, Curriculum Developer)
  8. Artificial Intelligence roles (Machine Learning Specialist, Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Machine Learning Engineer)
  9. E-commerce roles (Online Specialist, Ecommerce Coordinator)
  10. Cybersecurity roles (Security Researcher, Cybersecurity Specialist)
  11. Data science roles (Data Science Specialist, Analytics Consultant, Data Analyst)
  12. Healthcare roles (Medical Officer, Psychologist)
  13. Human resources roles (Human Resources Generalist, Human Resources Assistant, Human Resources Coordinator)
  14. User experience designer roles (User Experience Designer, User Interface Designer)
  15. Customer service roles (Customer Service Specialist)

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First Published Date: 03 Feb, 13:38 IST