8 in 10 Indians are looking to switch jobs in 2022

Jan 18, 2022

By: Kritti Bhalla

Eight in 10 people are looking to switch jobs

Online professional network LinkedIn revealed that 82 percent of India’s workforce is considering changing their jobs in 2022.

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The Great Reshuffle in India

LinkedIn’s job-seeker research also highlights that 94 percent freshers with up to one year of work experience and 87 percent Gen Z – those who are born after the mid-1990s – professionals are more likely to consider changing jobs in 2022.

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Flexible working arrangement is a priority

Based on the responses of 1,111 professionals in India, the survey indicates that professionals are leaving their current jobs due to poor work-life balance, not enough money, or greater career ambitions. Professionals in India say flexible working arrangements will be top priority.

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Women are more likely to quit their current jobs

Working women are 1.3 times more likely to quit their current job due to poor work-life balance, when compared to working men. However, LinkedIn also revealed that these women are more likely to remain with their current employer if they get better pay.

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Top IT roles

The fastest growing information technology (IT) jobs were Site Reliability Engineer, Data Science Specialist and Machine Learning Engineer.

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Business Development roles on a rise

Companies are also hiring for Business Development roles such as Affiliate Marketing Specialist, Business Development Representative and Strategy Associate.

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Healthcare roles open up as COVID-19 cases surge

The list also reveals that the healthcare sector is looking to fill vacancies for Wellness Specialists and Molecular Biologists, who can mitigate the COVID-19 crisis and help businesses as well as communities to shelter from the pandemic.

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Legal to marketing roles — jobs on the rise in 2022

Other popular job roles include User Experience Researcher, Recruitment Associate, Chief Legal Officer, Ebusiness Manager, Backend Developer, Media Buyer, Strategy Associate, Service Analyst.

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Gender imbalance is worrying for recruitments made in 2021

Out of the 15 fastest growing jobs listed, men constituted at least 70 percent of new recruitment for IT roles, and marketing and advertising roles.

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Job roles where more women were hired

The four roles that saw more women being hired include Wellness Specialist, User Experience Researcher, Recruitment Associate, and Strategy Associate.

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