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- 38% say their idea of ‘the dream job’ has changed due to COVID-19
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62% of people say their view of frontline jobs has changed since the pandemic began, including work done by health professionals, teachers, journalists, couriers, restauranteurs and childcare practitioners. Of these, 66% say they have a new-found respect for jobs that are now considered ‘essential’, according to findings from a new report from Matrix Recruitment.
The Dream Job Survey of more than 1,800 adults in Ireland looked at a range of career-related topics including the ultimate dream job and shifting attitudes since the onset of the pandemic. Of those whose views of certain professions have changed since the pandemic, 16% have less respect for jobs that do not contribute positively to society with almost a quarter (24%) saying that careers based on fame or prominence in society are no longer of interest.
About the 2021 Dream Job survey
The Matrix Recruitment Dream Jobs Survey was conducted online in March 2021 among 1808 adults working across a broad range of industries, sectors and regions.
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