LinkedIn survey shows luck helps career, Indians believe

15 Mar,2012

By A Correspondent


Professional network LinkedIn has released data about global professionals’ perceptions of the role Lady Luck has played in their career trajectory.


LinkedIn has more than 150 million members worldwide and over 14 million in India.


LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 professionals globally and found that 84 percent of professionals do believe in career luck. Forty-eight percent consider themselves to have better luck in their careers, compared to other professionals.


Seventy-nine percent of the more than 500 professionals surveyed in India believe in career luck. Out of the fifteen countries in which LinkedIn surveyed professionals, India ranked as the fourteenth-luckiest country. Thirty-six percent of survey respondents report feeling slightly luckier, or much luckier, than other professionals.


For professionals in India, the top five most important factors that contribute to luck are:

  • Learning from your mistakes
  • Having a strong work ethic
  • Having strong communication skills
  • Striving to be the best at what you do
  • Having strong technical skills

Globally, the top five most important factors that contribute to luck are:

  • Having strong communications skills
  • Being flexible
  • Having a strong work ethic
  • Acting on opportunities
  • Having a strong network

India is the only country with “Having strong technical skills” in its list of the top five factors contributing to career luck.


“Progressing in their careers and moving up the organizational ladder is crucial for professionals across all levels. The objective of this survey was to discover how professionals perceive luck in their career growth,” said Hari V. Krishnan, Country Manager, LinkedIn India.


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