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The Past Year Has Made Folks Revaluate Their Career Choices

Being stuck at home for the past year has made a lot of folks reevaluate their lives, and that is particularly true when it comes to their job. 

A new survey finds:

  • 62% of Americans say they’ve been wanting to change their careers, and the pandemic has motivated them to do so.
  • As for why folks feel the need for change:
    • 61% want to feel more secure in their future
    • 51% want freedom from their job
    • 47% want to feel hopeful for the future.

And many folks are looking for a drastic change.

  • In fact, 86% want to do something completely different from what they are currently doing.
  • In order to make that happen:
    • 47% are taking online courses and boot camps
    • 43% are planning to continue their education
    • 42% have learned a new digital skill.
    • 31% have been building a professional network.

As for must –haves in their new jobs, folks are looking for:

  • Creative control (47%)
  • Ability to work remotely (46%)
  • Flexible work schedule (45%)
  • Project-based work (44%)
  • Job and income security (37%)
  • Doesn't require special equipment (28%)
  • Offers ways to give back to the community (27%)
  • Can be performed independently (19%)

Source:SWNS Digital

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