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The countries that rank the highest in terms of how important people believe being happy in your career is…are Malaysia and India

In a recent survey I ask the question - on a scale of 1 to 10 how important is being happy in your career? ...as you can imagine most people scored on the higher end of the scale which didn't surprise me... I then looked at the average scores based on which country repsondents started [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:21:11+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Work|0 Comments

We would sacrifice money to pursue our passion

78% of people who responded to a survey said they would sacrifice money to pursue what they love to do. Under what circumstances would you leave money on the table to pursue your passion? Would your basic needs (food, home, clothes) have to be looked after before you pursue your passion, OR would you go [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:22:16+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Work|0 Comments

The most common survey response across the questions ‘what does a successful career’ AND ‘what does being happy in your career mean to you’, is…

...loving what I do, with a whopping 34% of the votes. The second most common response was believing in the organisation's values (17%) followed by receiving recognition (15%). This tells me that following your passion, almost single-handedly, drives happiness AND brings career success. What do you think?

By | 2017-01-10T21:22:45+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Work|0 Comments

A successful career AND being happy in your career – what do you think were the most common responses across both topics?

y survey on what makes you happy in your career asks the following questions: - a successful career - what does this mean to you? - being happy in your career - what does this mean to you? The responses you can select for both questions are identical - of the following options which do [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:23:17+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Work|0 Comments

The older we get the more likely we are to pursue something we are passionate about for work

Survey responses indicate that at the start of their career people get into their role by a process of chance i.e. one thing leads to another and the opportunity presents itself. As you get more and more older things gradually change...survey responses show a decline in the number of responses of people getting into their [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:23:51+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Work|0 Comments

Interesting insight about why people move overseas for work

Do you find anything surprising in these responses for why people move overseas for work... - 34% said it was so they could experience different cultures - 30% to gain experience - 30% because there were more opportunities internationally ...I found it interesting that the most selected response - to experience different cultures - has [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:24:46+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Work|0 Comments

Is your career path dictated by design or by chance?

By design would suggest that you know what you want and you go make it happen. By chance would suggest that you may have a rough idea and lean towards seeing what opportunities present themselves. A lot of responses to my survey seem to indicate that people land in their roles by chance. Do you [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:26:05+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|Work|0 Comments

The 2nd most popular response to the question “what does being happy in your career mean”, will surprise you…

...meaningful connection with their colleagues - that was the second most popular response. For context, the most popular response was loving what you do - not very surprising I don't think. But meaningful connection with their colleagues - this is interesting because it could have been so many other things from making lots of money, [...]

By | 2017-01-10T21:26:35+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Work|0 Comments