Most Professionals Open To Explore New Opportunities: Linkedin

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NEW DELHI: Most professionals in the country are happy in their current jobs but at the same time are open to exploring new job opportunities, a report says.

According to LinkedIn's 2015 Talent Trends India Report, 55 per cent of Indian professionals define their job search as "passively looking".

Moreover, professionals are exploring job opportunities, regardless of how satisfied they are in their current role.

"In this dynamic and active talent landscape, recruiters need to rethink their strategies and focus on building strong employer brands," LinkedIn India Director Talent Solutions Irfan Abdulla said.

The report noted that professionals now a days appreciate a company that values their career and is communicative during the interview process.

Around 95 per cent of the active candidates surveyed said that they want to receive interview feedback whether or not they end up with the company.

"A candidate's interview experience plays an important role in converting candidates into hires and steps such as getting back to the candidates with interview feedback, regardless of them being hired for the job, helps strengthen a company's overall employer brand," Abdulla added.

When finally deciding on the job offer the top factor that influences a job seeker is compensation, professional development and better work-life balance.

As per the report, nearly one in two professional surveyed said that they had updated their resumes in the last one month. More than one third of the respondents surveyed said they updated their profiles on LinkedIn in the last one month.

The second annual Talent Trends report focuses on exploring how talent approaches the job search journey from start to hire. Nearly 1,000 professionals were surveyed.

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