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Nearly half of job seekers expect to get a break in six months: Survey

Nearly half of job seekers anticipate to get a break in six months: Survey

The Bayt.com and YouGov ‘Jobseeker Confidence Survey’ has identified that a big majority (75 per cent) of job seekers anticipate enterprise circumstances in Oman to ‘improve’ in a year’s time. When it came to present enterprise circumstances, 73 per cent of job seekers believed they are ‘average’, ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

Job seekers have largely optimistic perceptions of future financial circumstances. According to the survey, a lot more than six in ten (61.1 per cent) of Omani job seekers who responded to this query mentioned they anticipate the country’s economy to ‘improve’ inside the subsequent six months, 27 per cent anticipate it to stay the identical, and only 11.9 per cent mentioned it could ‘get worse’.

On the availability of jobs, almost half (47 per cent) of them are either ‘somewhat hopeful’ or ‘very hopeful’ that they would discover their best job in the subsequent six months. Twenty-3 per cent had been neutral in response to this query.

Even at the private level, 81 per cent of job seekers mentioned they anticipate their private economic position to ‘improve’ or at least ‘remain the same’ in the subsequent six months. “Likewise, 88 per cent of job seekers said they expect opportunities to either improve or maintain the same level in the next six months. Currently, less than three in ten (28 per cent) Oman respondents are dissatisfied with career opportunities,” the survey mentioned.

“At Bayt.com, we function to assistance all experts, job seekers and employers alike, in their efforts to overcome any financial modifications and to make area for improvements in their careers,” mentioned Suhail Masri, vice president of Employer Solutions, Bayt.com. “We are proud to be able to provide tens of thousands of jobs on a daily basis and to connect many companies and organisations to our database of more than 31mn Cvs.”

Nehal Jibouri, head of Custom Research – MENA, YouGov, mentioned, “Job seeker confidence is a measure of the economic well-being of a country, and a reflection of job satisfaction levels and expectations based on a variety of key economic factors. Therefore, by conducting this survey, we gain insights into the influences that could help forecast economic trends across the region.”

Data for the survey was collected on the internet from January 18 to February 11. Results are primarily based on a sample of four,801 respondents from UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan and Pakistan.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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