inspiration-index-thumbnailLast month (July 23), LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, launched its Inspiration Index designed to discover what the most inspired professionals do for a living.

To date, more than 100,000 professionals have contributed to the index by answering one simple question: “How often do you feel inspired by your work?” The index measures responses on a scale of 0 (never inspired) to 100 (always inspired).

“The Inspiration Index was launched to measure where the most inspired professionals in the world are and what they do for a living,” said Joe Roualdes, a senior manager of communications for LinkedIn Talent Solutions. “This data can help recruiters show prospective candidates that certain industries can actually boost their spirits and make their work more inspiring.”

The index findings include:

Most inspired industries for HR and Recruiting professionals (average score = 69)

1. Hospitality – 76

2. Pharmaceuticals – 73

3. Education Management – 72

4. Financial Services – 72

5. Non-profit Organization Management – 71

Most inspired industries for sales & business development professionals (average score = 67)

1. Health, Wellness and Fitness – 77

2. Airlines/Aviation – 77

3. Computer and Network Security – 76

4. Internet – 73

5. Leisure, Travel and Tourism – 73

Most inspired industries for marketing professionals (average score = 67)

1. Food & Beverages – 72

2. Financial Services – 71

3. Internet – 71

4. Information Technology and Services – 70

5. Non-profit Organization Management – 69

Most inspired industries for finance & accounting professionals (average score = 63)

1. Real Estate – 69

2. Management Consulting – 67

3. Telecommunications – 66

4. Information Technology and Services – 66

5. Pharmaceuticals – 65

Anyone with any career, even non-LinkedIn members, can participate. Contribute to the Inspiration Index  here.

 



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