Networking and upgrading top resolutions for S'pore professionals

Networking and upgrading top resolutions for S'pore professionals

SINGAPORE - Up to 85 per cent of Singaporean professionals have made a New Year resolution related to their professional life and careers this year, LinkedIn found in a survey.

This figure is up from the 67 per cent who said the same last year.

Among the top resolutions made, half of those surveyed said that they hoped to achieve professional development through learning new skills this year. 50 per cent of respondents also said that they would like to work on building professional relations.

Close to 40 per cent of respondents hope to get promoted or move into a leadership role while 36 per cent want to move to a new job and 34 per cent wish to achieve a pay raise.

More information about the findings can be found in the press release below:

Networking and learning new skills more important than getting a raise: Singaporean professionals

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 200 million members, today released its findings in regards to the top professional goals people want to achieve in 2013.

Long after all of the presents have been unwrapped and the fireworks have gone off, a lot of attention is paid to resolutions that most people won't keep past January.

LinkedIn surveyed 450 professionals in Singapore and found that 85 per cent of Singaporean professionals surveyed actually plan to make a New Year resolution related to their professional life/career in 2013 - this is up from the 67 per cent who did last year - and in contrast to how only 54 per cent of them make New Year resolutions in general.

The top five professional goals that Singaporeans want to achieve in 2013 are:

1. Professional development through learning new skills (50 per cent)

2. Network more or build more professional relations (50 per cent)

3. Get promoted or move into a leadership role (39 per cent)

4. Get a new job or career (36 per cent)

5. Get a pay raise (34 per cent)

LinkedIn also asked Singaporean professionals what they wanted to achieve with these professional goals. "Financial security and growth" (49 per cent) is on top of Singaporeans', followed by having "stronger workplace performance" (24 per cent) and "better work-life balance" (24 per cent).

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