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Career progression ranks above salary for jobseekers

Filed under: Recruitment General — Stephanie on November 20, 2012

Thirty-eight per cent of unemployed see progressing their career as the main motivation when looking around for new opportunities, says a new survey by an online firm.

The survey – which shows how job prospects search for business continuity vacancies, penetration testing jobs and countless other vacancies – shows that 38 per cent of jobseekers see progressing their career as the key factor when going after a new job. Around 23 per cent said that responsibilities in the role mattered to them more.

In contrast to that, a mere 11 per cent are mainly motivated by salary, just 10 per cent cited opportunities to train, eight per cent are influenced by the brand of the company, six per cent want qualifications support and three per cent see the main appeal in the benefits package.

The managing director of the firm that carried out the survey told On Rec:

“Contrary to common belief, money is not always the deciding factor when looking for a job and it’s important for companies looking to fill a role to take this into consideration.”

The team manager for Candidate Services said:

“I increasingly speak to more and more candidates who are looking for a position which interests them, with more responsibility and the chance to grow, rather than just an attractive salary.”

A total of 987 candidates took part in the survey, which researched other areas such as preferred ways for looking for jobs, as well as salary trends and methods of using LinkedIn.

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