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What is the Perfect Job?


We are all searching for that elusive ideal job but what exactly does that mean to you? Does it mean a higher salary, a great team of colleagues around you or perhaps it is leaving work early on a Friday?! One thing is for certain the ideal job means something different to everyone. 

A recent survey carried out by CV Library asked British workers what their ideal job looks like. The results are that flexi-time and choosing when to work your daily 8 hours are the most desired aspect of a role. Other findings from the survey are:

  • 39.8% think a salary of £25,000 is reasonable, while 27.5% want a higher pay of £5,500 per year. 
  • The majority (53.6%) would prefer to work flexi-time, choosing their eight hours between 6am and 6pm - only 25.1% want to stick with the traditional 9am - 5pm. 
  • A further 38.7% would be happy with 25 days holiday, while 36.7% would want to stretch it to 30 days. 
  • 66.4% of workers want to work somewhere that has a smart/casual dress code. 

According to the research, education was the industry that most participants wanted to work in. Perhaps this could be down to the opportunity to work term time only in a more relaxed work setting? Another great aspect of working in a school is that there is plenty of opportunities for career progression and personal development, which is another factor that features in the most desirable workplaces. 

So, what does your perfect job look like? When searching for a new job it can be useful to have a list of your requirements to hand, so you can check the advert suits your needs. It is also advisable to contact the school directly to discuss the role and your suitability either prior to submitting the application or during the interview. Remember, at the job interview, it is not just you who is being assessed you should take this opportunity to find out if the school is the right workplace for you too. 

To find your dream job, check out our current vacancies that we have available. 

Congratulations you scored an interview for that dream job, this article will give you all the advice you need on how to prepare for school interviews

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