The Results Are In: What Does Your Dream Job Look Like?

statistics 3At some point in your life, you’ve likely been asked the question, “What is your dream job?” In fact, sometimes recruiters will even ask candidates about it in an interview. Because everyone is likely to have a different answer, we wanted to know what Movin’ On Up readers would say their dream job looks like.

The Results
According to our poll, “challenging or meaningful work” was the number one characteristic of respondents’ dream jobs garnering 29% of the votes. “Working from home” (22%) was the second most popular option, followed by “growth opportunities within the organization” (17%) and “friendly workplace” (16%).

Fewer respondents selected “frequent travel” (5%) and “no travel” (1%) as dream job descriptors, while 6% of respondents said they are still figuring out what their dream job looks like.

Readers were also able to select the “other” option and provide their own responses. Of the 4% who selected that option, responses included:

  • Work-life balance
  • Living wage
  • A combination of the provided choices
  • Flexibility
  • Good benefits
  • $12/hour
  • Own business

How often have you been asked about your dream job in an interview?  Let us know in the comments section below.

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  2. Wendy Parnell

    I’m asked about my dream job each time I interview. I answer by saying, ” As long as it’s something I love doing, it’s not a job to me in my opinion. Sure you want to make enough money to survive and take care of your family, but you also want to go to work happy enthusiastic about your career.

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