5 WORK­ERS WHO WANT CA­REER PRO­GRES­SION

The Weekend Post - - Careers - SOURCE: SEEK LAWS OF AT­TRAC­TION

1 SCI­ENCE & TECH

This is the only in­dus­try in which work­ers rank ca­reer de­vel­op­ment po­ten­tial as more im­por­tant than salary when choos­ing a new role. Bank­ing, dig­i­tal and data sci­ence and an­a­lyt­ics work­ers rank it sec­ond. Most groups rank it third.

2 NEW STARTERS

Grad­u­ates and en­try-level em­ploy­ees con­sider ca­reer de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties the No.1 fac­tor when choos­ing a job. It drops to No.2 for ju­niors and No.4 for mid- and se­nior-level work­ers.

3 BY STATE

Work­ers in NSW are most likely to con­sider ca­reer de­vel­op­ment im­por­tant (12.7 per cent), ahead of Vic­to­ri­ans and South Aus­tralians (11.8 per cent) and Queens­lan­ders (11.2 per cent).

4 BY GEN­DER

Men are slightly more likely to value ca­reer de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties than women (12.5 per cent against 11.8 per cent) when look­ing for a new role.

5 BY AGE

About 15 per cent of Mil­len­ni­als con­sider ca­reer de­vel­op­ment a key fac­tor, com­pared with just one in 10 Gen­er­a­tion X work­ers and one in 20 Baby Boomers.

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