HAMPTON, NH — As 2016 comes to a close, many people are planning out their career moves for 2017. According to a recent survey of 1,000+ professionals by Work It Daily, an online platform that provides career courses, coaching, and community to professionals all over the world, people aren’t satisfied with their current career situations and plan to take action within the next year. You can download the Work It Daily Annual Survey 2017 by clicking here.
Current Career Situations
According to the survey, a whopping 35% of respondents said that they are currently employed but burned out. As a result, they are contemplating changing employers, industries, or careers entirely. However, about 32% of respondents said they are happily employed and focusing on their next career move. Following those results, the survey also revealed that 17% are unemployed and desperate for a job, and 15% are underemployed and in a job I don’t like, looking for something better.
When it comes to planning out career goals, the majority of respondents said they plan 2-5 years out. However, a shocking 16% of those surveyed claimed they don’t plan out their career goals whatsoever.
The survey also asked professionals to specify what’s holding them back from getting the results they want out of their careers, if anything. According to the survey, the majority of respondents (26%) said the biggest thing holding them back is a lack of strategy and tactics. Only 17% said they’re getting the results they want out of their careers.
As far as mapping out a game plan for the next step in their careers, there’s a broad range of tactics professionals will be using to improve their careers in the next year. The top three tactics respondents chose included reading articles/watch videos from credible sources (68%), participating in networking opportunities (65%), and taking online courses (51%). Surprisingly, only 13% of those surveyed said they plan to hire a coach to help them with their careers.