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Most Important Factor when Choosing a Job

A UK research carried out by WikiJob in 2009 showed that persons consider a number of factors when choosing a jobs. The findings revealed that the most important factor when choosing a job was career progression and not pay which received the second highest votes. The other factors identified (in descending order) were training, job security, working hours and corporate social responsibility.
The percentages for each factor is illustrated on the graph below.
 
Poll result for a research about important factors when choosing a job and important when aking career choices
 
Some persons would argue that this finding is a bit out dated and isnt Jamaican based. My question to you therefore is:
 
What is the most important factor to you when choosing a Job ?

16 Comments to Most Important Factor when Choosing a Job:

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K P on Friday, October 21, 2011 5:58 PM
Career progression is good, but why would you want to work for less than what you are worth?
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Zelia J. on Monday, October 24, 2011 10:38 AM
Thanks for the comment K P, thats a good question but why choose a job your not happy or comfortable in for a higher pay ?


ThianM on Friday, October 21, 2011 6:01 PM
As a recent university grad, money for now trumps all other factors of job selection. In the future, I can be more frugal...
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Zelia J. on Monday, October 24, 2011 10:44 AM
I understand your line of reasoning but I think 'gaining experience' should be an important factor for you as well, if not your most important. Your degree coupled with experience in your desired field should earn you some good money in the long run.


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RICO on Friday, October 21, 2011 6:15 PM
Getting pay is great but i dont wanna be stuck doing the same thing at fifty so progression is more important
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Zelia J. on Monday, October 24, 2011 10:48 AM
Thanks for the comment and thats a good choice. Hope you reach where you want to be in your fifties.


Richard Reid on Monday, October 24, 2011 9:29 AM
Job Security, which is why I recommend Being your own boss.
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Zelia J. on Monday, October 24, 2011 10:53 AM
Thanks for the input Richard. I understand that being your own boss offers some amount of job security because it saves you from getting fired but what if your company fails ?


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