Poll highlights beliefs about career progression

Over two-thirds of UK professionals believe that the ideal amount of time spent daily on progressing your career should be in excess of 30 minutes, according to research for LinkedIn by IPSOS Mori, involving 3,200 working professionals globally.

Other results reveal that – given an hour – 98% would place equal importance in making the boss tea as spending time building their network or finessing their CV.

Other than the marketing profession, politicians were deemed to be the most effective networkers (18%), followed by stockbrokers (11%) and journalists (10%).

Also revealed was a gender divide – more men think the sexes are equally developing their careers, yet women are more likely to think than men spend more time developing their careers (50% women vs. 29% men) with 37% of the population think that men are better than women at networking, versus 24% believing women were better.

LinkedIn says branding expert William Arruda says only nine minutes a day is necessary to progress your career through online networking.




Comments [6]

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello – I have been working for a long time, but nothing is working out. I am always being cheated by my employers, and they also promise me things that they can’t deliver. Now I have decided to quit and open my own copyshop, but I don’t know anything running a business. Martha, Botswana

    Editor: Hi Martha, Our Business Zone should give you advice on the basics of starting  up a business, but we are based in the UK so a lot of the support organisations we link to are UK ones. You could try this programme – http://www.goldmansachs.com/10000-women. If they can’t help they may be able to give you some suggestions of where to go. Also try http://www.cherieblairfoundation.org.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello – I have been working for a long time, but nothing is working out. I am always being cheated by my employers, and they also promise me things that they can’t deliver. Now I have decided to quit and open my own copyshop, but I don’t know anything running a business. Martha, Botswana

    Editor: Hi Martha, Our Business Zone should give you advice on the basics of starting  up a business, but we are based in the UK so a lot of the support organisations we link to are UK ones. You could try this programme – http://www.goldmansachs.com/10000-women. If they can’t help they may be able to give you some suggestions of where to go. Also try http://www.cherieblairfoundation.org.

  • Helena Tome says:

    Hello. I have a great desire to open my own cafe and also to start a company that allows me to sell my art craft work. But I’m having difficulty in figuring out how to get financial help. Could I get help with my business plan and advice from those mentors? How can I find them? I live in Worthing, West Sussex.

    Editor: You can get help for your business plan from qualified accountants, business plan consultants and business mentors with relevant experience. A good business plan will help you to secure funding. 1.You can either work with a private mentor who you may have to pay 2. join a government funded mentoring programme. Both types of mentors can be found at your local chamber of commerce or other business networking groups. You can aslo visit http://www.mentorsme.co.uk for a list mentoring organisations. Good luck with it. 

  • Helena Tome says:

    Hello. I have a great desire to open my own cafe and also to start a company that allows me to sell my art craft work. But I’m having difficulty in figuring out how to get financial help. Could I get help with my business plan and advice from those mentors? How can I find them? I live in Worthing, West Sussex.

    Editor: You can get help for your business plan from qualified accountants, business plan consultants and business mentors with relevant experience. A good business plan will help you to secure funding. 1.You can either work with a private mentor who you may have to pay 2. join a government funded mentoring programme. Both types of mentors can be found at your local chamber of commerce or other business networking groups. You can aslo visit http://www.mentorsme.co.uk for a list mentoring organisations. Good luck with it. 

  • Anonymous says:

    This is a great initiative. There is a huge amount of talented women in the UK and practical mentoring from those who have already succeeded will only aid to support and inspire other women.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is a great initiative. There is a huge amount of talented women in the UK and practical mentoring from those who have already succeeded will only aid to support and inspire other women.


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