Four in 10 Jordanians Expect to Find Their Ideal Job in the Next Six Months, Says Survey
The state of economies are ever changing and the world’s economy is set to grow in 2018, but what about the regional economies? The latest results from the Middle East Job Seeker Confidence Survey carried out by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, and global market research company, YouGov, indicates that nearly four in 10 respondents in Jordan (39%) are either “somewhat” or “very hopeful” that they will find their ideal job in the next six months.
With regards to job satisfaction levels, 36% of respondents in Jordan are satisfied with their career growth opportunities, while 20% were neutral.
More than four in 10 respondents in Jordan (41%) are satisfied with the level of job security that they have in their current organization, while 18% were neutral.
In terms of work-life balance, 41% of respondents in Jordan said they were satisfied, while 25% were neutral.
Looking at future career growth opportunities, 71% of respondents in Jordan believe that career growth opportunities will either improve or remain similar, while only 21% said they could get worse.
When it comes to job security, 63% of respondents in Jordan believe it will either improve or remain similar. 26% of respondents believe that it could get worse in the next six months.
“As the leading job site in the Middle East, it is our role to provide all professionals with insights on the economic and financial conditions and how they connect to the job market and availability of career opportunities,” said Suhail Masri, Vice President of Employer Solutions, Bayt.com. “At Bayt.com, we aim to empower professionals, job seekers and employers alike, so that they can address and overcome any economic changes and make room for improvements in their careers. Our organisation works with over 29 million professionals and provides them with the necessary tools and technologies to enhance their profiles and CVs on our portal. We have also worked with over 40,000 companies who advertise over 10,000 vacancies on Bayt.com on any given day, as well as use Bayt.com’s CV Search tool to find and recruit thousands of qualified job seekers for their business.”
Personal Economic Conditions
Jordanian respondents were asked about their personal financial conditions. Nearly one third (32%) of believe that their or their family’s financial position will “improve” in the next six months. 29% of respondents expect their financial conditions to “remain the same as it is now,” while only 20% of them said they could recede.
Looking at current business conditions in Jordan, about half of respondents (47%) think they are “good”, “very good”, or “average”. 24% of respondents are also optimistic about improvements in business conditions within the next year.
Anjali Chhabra, Senior Research Manager, YouGov, said: “It is important for us to regularly conduct thorough research regarding job seekers’ and employed individuals’ sentiments and opinions and share that information with the region. The Middle East Job Seeker Confidence Index survey gives us many insights into the personal, business and economic conditions of the region. For instance, the majority of respondents are anticipating significant improvements in business conditions and availability of jobs. If this holds true, it will surely reflect positively in many other areas in the economy.”
Data from the 2017 Bayt.com Middle East Job Seeker Confidence Survey was collected online from August 1st, 2017 to August 24th, 2017. Countries included the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and others.
Bayt.com is the #1 job site in the Middle East, offering a complete range of end-to-end employment solutions and career planning tools. Bayt.com is fully functional in English, Arabic and French, and offers the fastest, easiest, most effective and cost-efficient methods for employers to find quality candidates, and for job seekers to find top jobs, in the Middle East and North Africa.
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