Almost one in three have their dream jobs

HRM 19 Nov 2012

Most children in Singapore dream of being engineers and teachers, according to a survey by LinkedIn.

Most Singaporean boys rank being an engineer as their dream job (11.4%), followed by those who want to be scientists (9.2%), pilots (8.5%), doctors/nurses/paramedics (6.3%) and police officers (5.5%).

Not surprisingly, girls’ dream jobs differed from their male counterparts. The majority want to be teachers (14.8%), doctors/nurses/paramedics (13%), lawyers (8.7%), journalists/novelists (4.3%) and fashion designers/stylists (4.3%).

Nearly one out of every three LinkedIn members surveyed around the world (30.3%) stated that they either currently have their childhood dream job or work in a career related to their childhood dream job.

For those who do not have their childhood dream job, many attribute it to becoming interested in a different career path as they grew older (43.%).

More than 70% of the global professionals surveyed said that the most important characteristic of a dream job is “taking pleasure in your work.” In second place was, “helping others” (eight per cent) followed by “a high salary” which came in third place (just over six per cent).

 



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