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Mentorship gap acute in India: LinkedIn survey

Even as bulk of the workforce today comprises young professionals, a majority of them have nobody to turn to, to guide them out of career blues, says a survey conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Link

Published: 16th November 2017 02:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th November 2017 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Even as bulk of the workforce today comprises young professionals, a majority of them have nobody to turn to, to guide them out of career blues, says a survey conducted by Censuswide on behalf of LinkedIn.

“More than 70 per cent of professionals in their early 20s and 30s say they are keen on seeking advice on their next career move but do not know where to go for answers,” notes the survey. It adds that mentorship gap is so acute in India that those in the age group of 25-33 years experience difficulty in steering their careers in the right direction.

The online survey was conducted from October 31 and November 3 among 6,014 respondents aged 25-33 across the US, UK, India and Australia. The findings of the survey were released on Wednesday to coincide with the launch of the Career Advice feature by LinkedIn.

The survey says 58 per cent of the respondents have reported to have felt pressure to succeed in their career. And, finding a job or career that they are passionate about was the No 1 cause of anxiety. Fifty-seven per cent feel they do not have the right connections to find a mentor.

The survey noted that with India evolving as a hotbed for entrepreneurship and innovation, there is a dramatic shift in the type of skills in demand. Under such circumstances, mentorship is key to guiding the young in the right direction to achieve their goals.

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