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'Indians most confident at salary negotiations'

PTI  New Delhi, April 04, 2012
First Published: 17:30 IST(4/4/2012) | Last Updated: 20:36 IST(4/4/2012)

When it comes to negotiating a salary hike, Indian professionals are the most confident lot and career-related negotiations are like a game of tennis for many of them, a survey has found.

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As per the survey conducted by professional networking website LinkedIn across eight countries, Indian professionals are the most confident people in career negotiations like asking for a raise or closing a business deal.

"Of the eight countries in which LinkedIn conducted the research, India was the most confident country when it came to negotiating," LinkedIn said on Wednesday.

About 47% of the nearly 400 professionals surveyed in India reported that they feel confident about negotiating. On the other hand, around 24% participants opined that they feel anxious about negotiating.

For as many as 28% of Indian professionals surveyed, negotiating is similar to playing a game of tennis, where two equal players compete in an organised game.

"Only 7% of survey respondents from India reported feeling indifferent about negotiating, while South Korea topped the list as the most indifferent country (21%)," the report said.

Only 4% of Indian professional said they felt frightened during negotiations.

The survey covered more than 2,000 professionals spread across eight nations.

Moreover, 37% of men surveyed said they were confident about negotiations compared to 26% of women who felt the same way.

"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," LinkedIn country manager Hari V Krishnan said.

LinkedIn, which has more than 150 million members worldwide, has over 14 million users in India alone.


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