Mid-career crisis | 57 per cent “desi” professionals want to switch jobs

The Hush Post | 9:17 pm | One-minute read

Choosing a career is indeed the most difficult phase for the millennials. However, even the desi professional with some experience are in the midst of a mid-career crisis.

About 33  per cent of Indian youth are choosing careers without any idea on where it would lead them. While at the same time, 57% want to make a shift to any other career. These are the findings of a survey by LinkedIn.

The survey found out that in spite of doing something meaningful, more than 50 per cent of the youth are choosing options which do not interest them but get them good pay packages and designations.

The survey had sample size of 5,000 professionals across 11 cities selected to look out how adversely the priorities on career paths are changing. 87 per cent from the IT industry say that their current skill-set make them shift easily but some say that it would make them lose credibility in the field.

Thirty-three per cent of the millennials (23-28 year) surveyed have made a shift of two jobs within the last five years. Whereas one in five Gen X (39 to 54 years) had two jobs. Half of Gen Z (22 years and below) respondents stuck to their last job for the last six months to a year. While 28% of Gen Z respondents are likely to change their job in less than a year, says the report.

Mahesh Narayanan, country manager, India, LinkedIn said that today’s professionals want a lot more fullfilment from their jobs and careers. They wish to empower to change roles and sectors. Almost three-quarters of the respondents say they want a dream job that would give them what they love. Also, 70 per cent say that their dream job would give them good work-life balance.

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