High income, family yardsticks for success among Indian execs: LinkedIn

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New Delhi | Updated: Dec 22, 2014 2:48 PM

Around 56% of senior professionals termed high income as the top indicator for success, followed by having a family (50%) and owning a nice house (38%)...

High income and a family is thought of as the most important ingredients of success for a majority of country’s working professionals surveyed, says a study by LinkedIn.

Around 56 per cent of senior professionals termed high income as the top indicator for success, followed by having a family (50 per cent) and owning a nice house (38 per cent), according to the professional networking site.

Overall, more than half of the respondents (55 per cent) cited having a family as the most important aspect, followed by high income (51 per cent) and owning a nice house (41 per cent).

“As professionals take on senior roles and advance in their careers, the desire for stability and recognition is natural,” LinkedIn India Managing Director Nishant Rao said.

“It was interesting to see them realise and acknowledge the role of others in their network who help surface insights and opportunities which can play an amplification role in one’s career,” Rao added.

Although having a family was cited as the top measure of success, 33 per cent of the senior professionals in Asia Pacific said that leaving work to start a family is difficult.

In this group, the largest number is in Singapore (40 per cent) followed by India (36 per cent), Hong Kong (35 per cent) and Australia (20 per cent).

In India, 43 per cent working women found this transition more difficult than men (35 per cent).

Further, the survey found that 50 per cent senior professionals in India would in hindsight “proactively built and expanded their professional networks to advance their careers”, while 45 per cent felt they could have acquired more qualifications.

LinkedIn partnered with CensusWide to survey more than 6,000 individuals in Asia Pacific — India, Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore — comprising students and professionals across different stages in their career.

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