MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 200 million members, today released its findings in regards to the top professional goals people want to achieve in 2013.
Long after all of the presents have been unwrapped and the ball has dropped, a lot of attention is paid to resolutions — the most common ones being losing weight and drinking less — that most people won't keep past the middle of January. LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,100 professionals around the world and found that 74 percent of people globally made a professional goal for 2012, and of that number, fifty-six percent of those professionals said that they actually achieved their goal last year. In the United States specifically, 70 percent of people made a professional goal for 2012, and 56 percent of those people succeeded at accomplishing that goal.
Here are the top five professional goals people in the U.S. said they want to achieve in 2013:
- Professional development through learning new skills (48 percent)
- Network more/build more professional relationships (46 percent)
- Get a new job/career (29 percent)
- Get a raise (28 percent)
- Get promoted or move into a leadership role (25 percent)