It’s hard to stay level headed when you are searching for a new opportunity. Sometimes, excitement comes before concern. When it boils down to which job appeals more, there are a number of realistic factors that help you to identify if a potential role is the right fit.

It doesn’t matter if you just graduated and are looking for your first job, or you’ve been in the same role for 5+ years – ultimately, you know what is most important for you when looking for your next challenge.

At InAutomotive, we have been working with jobseekers in a number of industries to find out more about what factors they consider when looking for their next challenge. For this post, we surveyed 200 jobseekers in the automotive industry about their job search.

Jobseekers were asked to answer three questions:

  1. What’s most important to you when looking for a new job?
  2. How far would you be prepared to travel for a new role?
  3. What is your motivation for looking for a new job?

The results were as follows:

50% of automotive professionals surveyed that location is the most important factor when looking for a new job. 37% of you said you would be prepared to travel 10 – 30 miles for a new job, while 24% of jobseekers said they would prefer to travel just 5 – 10 miles.

Location is seemingly a crucial factor for automotive professionals, whether it’s a particularly thriving area for a business, or personal ties to a city/town etc.

After location, 35% said that salary is the most important, while benefits (5.4%) and bonuses (2.3%) were the least popular alternatives.

Jobseekers were also asked what their motivation for looking for a new job was.

43% of those surveyed said that looking for a new challenge was their biggest motivation to search for a new role. 15.5% said they were looking for somewhere closer to home, while another 15.5% of those surveyed said they were searching for a more senior role. 10.7% of jobseekers said they had other motivations including a change of company, returning to the industry and feeling undervalued at their current role.



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