Work pleasure more sought after trait of dream job than high pay packages: survey

Work pleasure more sought after trait of dream job than high pay packages: surveyA great majority of the professionals largely seek work pleasure rather than high pay packages when it comes to landing into a dream job, a global survey by LinkedIn revealed.

According to the `Dream Jobs' survey, more than 70 per cent of people cited "taking pleasure in your work" as the most significant trait of a dream job.

With merely over 6 per cent, high pay packages emerged at the third spot in the list of most significant characteristics of a dream job. `Helping others' characteristic surprisingly grabbed the second spot with 8 per cent.

Around 33 per cent of respondents said that they either currently doing their childhood dream job or working in a profession related to their childhood dream job.

Commenting on the findings, career expert Nicole Williams at LinkedIn said, "The dream jobs we aspire to as children are a window into our passions and talents."

The survey also revealed that engineer (18.6 per cent) is the top childhood dream job for men in India, followed by scientist and soldier, with 9.4 per cent and 8.3 per cent respectively. Becoming a pilot or a doctor was found to be the childhood dream of 6 per cent of the participants, while 5.7 per cent of participants selected teaching as their chilled dream job.

The survey covered more than 8,000 professionals globally, including 415 from India.

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