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More than three-quarters of employees are willing to relocate in order to pursue their dream job, with one-third even willing to move to the other side of the world.
Almost a quarter of international employees said they would be willing to move to another country, or to another city (23% each), if this connected them to their dream job – however, a similar number also stated they would not be willing to relocate.
According to the survey by Monster, which asked the question, “how far would you be willing to relocate for your dream job?” staff from France (50%) and Canada (45%) were reported to be the most enthusiastic about relocating to the other side of the world.
Respondents from the Gulf region were also eager to move overseas, with 49% saying they would leave their current country for their dream job. American respondents came in next, with 48% willing to leave the US, and about one-third ready to move to the other side of the globe.
On the other hand, German and Dutch respondents were the most loyal to their homes, with 58% and 42% respectively stating their complete unwillingness to move.
Overall, the survey found:
- 23% answered “I wouldn’t be willing to relocate”
- 23% answered “I would move to another city”
- 23% answered “I would move to another country”
- 32% answered “I would move to the other side of the world”
“Whether you are actively seeking out a new job, or have come across a dream opportunity unexpectedly, it’s important to think about what life changes you’d be willing to make to pursue your ideal job,” said Mary Ellen Slayter, career advice expert for Monster.
“If a big move wouldn’t bother you, conduct your job search accordingly.”