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World – Majority of professionals would welcome contact from recruiters

14 March 2014

As part of LinkedIn’s Talent Trends 2014 report, more than 18,000 professionals from across 26 countries were asked about their jobseeking status; are they actively looking, completely satisfied with their current jobs, or somewhere in between?

According to the results of the survey, the majority (60%) of respondents said that while they are not looking, they are at a stage where they are either open to talking to a recruiter or starting to lightly reach out to their close network for opportunities. A quarter (25%) are actively seeking work, while 15% state that they are not looking at all.

The countries where candidates are most open to chatting with recruiters are:

  • Sweden – 71%
  • Finland –  68%
  • China – 67%
  • Russia – 67%
  • Norway – 67%
  • Spain – 65%

On the other hand, there are a few countries that are noticeably below the global average of 60% and where candidates are more hesitant to talk to recruiters:

  • United Arab Emirates – 45%
  • India – 45%
  • South Africa – 52%
  • Turkey – 53%
  • UK — 54%

Despite the variance between the top and bottom outliers, it’s clear that huge numbers of professionals welcome direct contact and are willing to explore opportunities to advance their career.

To access the full Talent Trends report, please click here.


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