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Survey shows rift between priorities for ideal and real jobs

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Hungarians make big compromises on criteria for their “ideal jobs” and the positions they actually fill, a representative survey among 18-59 year olds commissioned by French-owned Hungarian insurer Groupama Insurance shows, Hungarian news agency MTI reported today.

When asked to pick the most important criteria for their “ideal job”, 59% of respondents chose high pay; 59% creativity, commitment and job interest; 52% collaboration with colleagues; and 35% a short commute between home and work. But when asked what the most important considerations were for picking their current job, 56% of respondents said the fact that they had an employment contract with full benefits, 42% said workplace proximity and only 21% mentioned high pay, MTI reported. 

Career opportunity was a low priority for both ideal and actual jobs as well, important for just 23% and 11% of respondents, respectively, according to MTI.

Katalin Siska Boor, head of HR at Groupama said the survey disproves the widely held notion that career opportunity is very important for Hungarians.

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