Chinese professionals show strong drive for career development: Linkedin

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-07 20:20:30|Editor: mingmei
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BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese users show a strong drive for career development as the country's rapidly evolving economy nurtures emerging opportunities, according to global employment-oriented social networking platform Linkedin.

About 48.6 percent of the surveyed users began their career planning within three years after they started working, a Linkedin report showed Tuesday.

Over 90 percent of the respondents are willing to pay for or receive paid high-quality career-related knowledge and skills content.

About 47 percent are willing to spend over 10 percent of their income on education to enhance their competitiveness, the report showed.

The report revealed that Chinese users post robust demand for services in career choice, career development consulting and skills learning.

The Silicon Valley-based tech firm announced Tuesday an updated strategy for the Chinese market as the company aims to help users "connect to opportunity" by establishing a one-stop career development services platform, with new services rolled out such as career development guidance, training and profession salary analysis.

Linkedin has seen its Chinese users grow more than 10 times to top 47 million since its official entry in China in 2014.

Lu Jian, Linkedin China president, said China is an important expanding market for career development services, and the company will continue to localize its services and work with industrial partners to seize the emerging market's opportunities.