A recent LinkedIn survey of more than 2,000 professionals globally about attitude toward career negotiations like asking for a raise or closing a business deal shows a direct correlation between being a more frequent user of LinkedIn and being more comfortable with negotiating. Forty-eight percent of professionals who visit LinkedIn on a daily basis report feeling confident about negotiating, while only one third of professionals who visit LinkedIn fewer than five times per month have the same feeling of confidence.
Of the eight countries in which LinkedIn conducted the research, India was the most confident country when it came to negotiating. Forty-seven percent of the nearly 400 professionals surveyed in India reported that they feel confident about negotiating, while only 24 percent of professionals in India reported that they feel anxious about negotiating. Germans have the most positive outlook on negotiating, with the highest rate of respondents reporting they are excited about negotiating (21 percent). Professionals in Germany also rank high in feeling confident (43 percent), second only to India.
According to Hari V Krishnan, Country Manager, LinkedIn India, “Professionals today are well-equipped for making informed decisions to further their career. Be it negotiation in a new job or making requests in existing roles, professionals can derive a great deal of confidence and insights from engaging with their network. As Indian professionals realize the importance of an online profile of record, soft skills like negotiation help them stand out in the global talent economy.”