Daily News – January 22, 2014 …French workers are the most likely to say they have a “career” rather than “just a job,” while U.S. workers came in third in the ranking, according to a survey released today by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW) and market research company GfK.
The survey asked the question, “Do you view the work you do to be a career or just a job?” The following answers were received in the U.S.:
- Just a job: 41 percent
- A career: 57 percent
- Don’t know: 1 percent
America’s younger generations are the least likely to be career-minded, with 62 percent of those aged 18 to 35 stating they consider their employment as just a job rather than being part of a longer term career plan, compared with 28 percent of those aged 36 to 44 and 31 percent aged 45 to 54.
Here’s a list by country of those responding who said they view the work they do as a career rather than just a job:
- France: 70 percent
- Canada: 69 percent
- United States: 57 percent
- UK: 43 percent
- India: 43 percent
- Netherlands: 38 percent
- Germany: 25 percent
The survey included more than 8,000 people in Canada, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, U.K. and U.S. It included 511 employed in the U.S.