We asked respondents (even those who are not looking for a job) what factors would most influence them to change their job. No surprise: Getting a raise topped the list at 73%. Other popular enticements included better work/life balance, job security, a large sign-on bonus, access to new technology projects and more vacation time.
Among those respondents who are searching for a new job, 60% said they’re looking for higher compensation, 43% are interested in career advancement, 33% are looking for more personal fulfillment, and the same percentage are seeking more interesting or challenging work.
When asked what the hardest part of their job search is, 22% of these respondents cited knowing what they want from a new position, and from 10% to 16% named using or building their personal network, knowing how much compensation to ask for, the length of time organizations take to make hires, meeting skills requirements, creating a compelling resume, and interviewing.