Financial services firm Prudential recently conducted a survey that revealed how U.S. workers view their careers post-pandemic, and the lessons they have taken with them over the past year.
The Pulse of the American Workers survey revealed that 25% of respondents are planning to look for a new job post-pandemic, citing “compensation, work-life balance and lack of growth opportunities” as top reasons.
The shock and lingering trauma of the pandemic has altered the way people think of their jobs. Instead of suffering through dead-end positions, many now want to take matters into their own hands.
This is why many in the survey have indicated they would like to change their job or completely revamp their career path to be something they are actually passionate about.
Nearly 50% of respondents agreed that the pandemic made them reevaluate the type of job and career they want moving forward, with 53% stating they would change industries if they had retraining opportunities.
Additionally, 42% of workers have job security concerns due to the pace of change within their field. This number was most prevalent among Millennial and Gen Z workers.