It is interesting how during times of high unemployment and economic uncertainty professionals are somehow able to sift through the fear and stress and identify what is most important to them in a job.
While losing your job is stressful, there is a strange liberation that can occur giving strength for some to seek only ideal opportunities. “Simply Hired” recently completed a survey of job seekers about what is important to them. The survey revealed the following:
- What would make a job, a job you love? The work (37%), The people (29%), The pay (20%), Location (8%), Benefits (6%)
- 83% said they Would you rather have a job they loved, than a job that pays well that they didn’t like. The same number said that their primary career goal for this year is to find a job they love.
- What work-related benefit is non-negotiable? Healthcare/Insurance (43%), Salary (25%), Commute (12%), Other benefits (17%)
- 43% of respondents said they would be willing to commute 30 minutes to an hour, while another 38% said they would be unwilling to commute more than 30 minutes.
- When asked about relocation, job seekers said the following: Absolutely (22%), It depends on the offer (37%), It depends on location (18%), No way (19%)