Filipinos emerge as top 5 most confident on job opportunities in the world

  • LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020, a survey initiated by LinkedIn, showed that the Philippines is among the top countries who have a positive view on job opportunities
  • The country posted an 111 score, passing the 100 global index set to determine the confidence level among respondents
  • Four countries, including the Philippines, in the Asia Pacific Region dominated the survey

Filipinos are among the most optimistic and confident people in the world when it comes to workplace opportunities and growth, a recent global survey bared.

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In a survey conducted by LinkedIn, an American business and employment-oriented digital service, Philippines emerged as one of the top five countries globally who are optimistic and confident about accessing opportunities they want in their workplace.

The Philippines posted an 111 score, which passed the 100 global index set to determine the confidence level among respondents.

“LinkedIn Opportunity Index is a composite measure that seeks to understand how people perceive opportunity and, more importantly, the gaps or barriers they believe are keeping them from reaching these opportunities. The Index uses 100 as a baseline score for confidence. A higher score represents greater confidence from respondents living in a specific market,” the study stated.

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Philippines is ranked fifth behind the other Asia Pacific countries like India, Indonesia, China.

“Filipinos’ positive outlook on life and the economy is an affirmation of how resilient we are as a people. It is in our culture to consciously choose optimism to surpass adversities. One concrete example is how we view effects of disasters – we see it as a “period of resilience” and less of a social accountability,” said Ireneo Jr. Demecais, President and Co-Founder, YGOAL and Country Director, Asean Youth Community (AYC)

“The same mindset is manifested in our views on looking for a job, on ensuring our financial stability, and even on our quality of education,” Demecais added.

The study included 22 markets worldwide, engaging 30,000 respondents around the world.