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84% of Professionals Believe In Luck, Says LinkedIn

[ 0 ] May. 21, 2012 | SBO Editor

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 150 million members
worldwide, recently released data about global professionals’ perceptions
of the role Lady Luck has played in their career trajectory.

LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 professionals globally and found that
84 percent of professionals do believe in career luck. Forty-eight
percent consider themselves to have better career luck when compared to
other professionals.

Out of the fifteen countries LinkedIn surveyed professionals in, the
United States ranked as the seventh luckiest country. Forty-nine
percent of respondents from the U.S. reported feeling slightly luckier,
or much luckier, than other professionals.

Globally, the top five most important factors that contribute to luck

—  Having strong communications skills
—  Being flexible
—  Having a strong work ethic
—  Acting on opportunities
—  Having a strong network

The number one most important factor that U.S. professionals attribute
to luck is, “strong work ethic,” which seventy percent of respondents

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? You can use it to build your business. Once you reach fifty LinkedIn contacts you’ll start noticing more
professionals that connect you to cool companies and opportunities.
Professionals have a lucky LinkedIn number which reflects how many
people you are linked to beyond your first-degree connections.

Add a profile photo — people never forget a face and you’re seven
times more likely to be viewed for opportunities if you’ve got a
picture on your LinkedIn Profile.

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make
them more productive and successful. With more than 150 million members
worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company,
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet.

The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.

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