While the vast majority – 9 out of 10 respondents – cited hard work as the key to moving forward, they also noted several potential barriers to success.
Financial constraints emerged as the most prominent concern, and were cited by 30 percent of respondents. Other roadblocks included lack of access to a professional network (22 percent), a difficult labor market (19 percent), poor professional skills (18 percent) and limited direction and guidance (18 percent).
These concerns were particularly limiting for willing entrepreneurs. Almost half or 48 percent said the economic factors prevented them from starting their own business, while more than a quarter, about 28 percent, felt they lacked necessary contacts.
Meanwhile, respondents from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines quoted a preference for a balance between work life and life, which can also reflect his career management.
LinkedIn's Asia and Pacific CEO, Olivier Legrand, said the report facts provide an important barometer for the state for one of the world's fastest-growing workforce.
"The growing workforce in the region is an important asset, which, if used efficiently, will continue to drive economies," says Legrand.
"Over time, by tracing people's perception of opportunities and the obstacles they face, we hope we can continue to facilitate more balance between demand and supply in the opportunity market."
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