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Understand the supply and demand for professionals in the oil and energy industry across the Middle East and North Africa. These Talent Pool Reports are based on survey results from a survey of over …

Understand the supply and demand for professionals in the oil and energy industry across the Middle East and North Africa. These Talent Pool Reports are based on survey results from a survey of over 100,000 LinkedIn members.

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  • 1. Talent Pool Report Oil and Energy Industry Middle East & North Africa 2014 Overview & Methodology A world of insights can be gathered from LinkedIn’s 313 million members – the world’s largest professional network. This talent pool is defined by the industry a member works in. Within each industry, LinkedIn Recruiter activity and member characteristics are used to determine supply and demand for talent. A higher demand index means the average professional in a region is interacting with recruiters more frequently than peers in other regions. Data about job consideration comes from our semiannual Talent Drivers Survey of over 300,000 members. Who are these professionals? 313,444 LinkedIn members 16,975 recent grads have joined the workforce 27% of Oil and Energy professionals are managers or above Oil and Energy professionals have held on average 3 positions Professionals in Iraq are in the highest demand and much more likely to be contacted by a recruiter Where should you look for talent? HIGH-DEMAND Qatar United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Egypt HIDDEN GEMS Iraq SATURATED # of LinkedIn Members Less Demand More Demand Demand Index Oman Kuwait 0 10,000 20,000 40,000 70,000 100,000 Where did these professionals come from? of Oil and Energy professionals have studied in a country outside of the Middle East & North Africa region at some point in time – Most studied in India, UK, US and the Philippines. had a previous role that was not in the Oil and Energy sector – most are from the Construction industry, followed by the IT and Mechanical Engineering industries. 39% 18% Recent graduates attended: American University of Sharjah, UAE King Fahd University of Petroleum & Mineral, Saudi Arabia Cairo University, Egypt Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt Heriot-Watt University, UK Oil and Energy industry includes: Oil & Energy, Utilities, and Renewables & Environment Middle East & North Africa region includes: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  • 2. Oil and Energy Industry Who are the top employers by volume of Oil and Energy professionals? Saudi Aramco ADNOC Group Companies (ADCO, GASCO, etc.) Qatar Petroleum Petroleum Development Oman Saudi Electricity Company Petrofac Kuwait Oil Company DEWA RasGas Schlumberger What are the most common functions in the Oil and Energy industry on LinkedIn? ENGINEERING OPERATIONS SUPPORT SALES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY QUALITY ASSURANCE What do Oil and Energy professionals look for in a job? 43% 45% 43% 40% 42% 41% 48% 71% 44% 38% 39% 49% 40% 65% EXCELLENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS STRONG CAREER PATH STRONG EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT A PLACE I WOULD BE PROUD TO WORK 31% 34% GOOD WORK/LIFE BALANCE CHALLENGING WORK JOB SECURITY Oil and Energy Professionals Middle East & North Africa Average A COMPANY WITH A LONG-TERM STRATEGIC VISION How can you connect with Oil and Energy professionals? 1. Leverage your Employees’ Networks The #1 activity on LinkedIn is viewing other members profiles. You can connect with priority talent whenever they visit an employee’s profile page using Work With Us ads. 2. Engage in Conversation through Status Updates Updates to your followers can be targeted (i.e. by function, by geography) to send relevant, timely updates to your priority talent pools. You can reach beyond your follower base using Sponsored Updates. 3. Tell a Relevant Talent Brand Story Share why your company is unique and use LinkedIn’s talent driver data to better understand what this talent pool cares most about. Premium career pages allow for segment-specific targeting to ensure priority talent sees the content most relevant to them. 4. Measure and Track your Progress Talk to your LinkedIn rep to measure the strength of your Talent Brand with this talent pool and to learn how you stack up against your competition. Additional Talent Pool Reports: Learn more about LinkedIn Talent Solutions: Copyright © 2014 LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo, and InMail, are registered trademarks of LinkedIn Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved. 28% 6% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4% ADMINISTRATIVE RESEARCH 19%