Attracting top talent in the motor sector is proving challenging at present. With the obstacles the industry is currently facing, recruiters must ensure that all aspects of their recruitment processes are updated and engaging. This is no different for job adverts.

At InAutomotive, we have been working with professionals in the industry to find out more about what factors they consider when looking for a new job, and why they’re searching, to help recruiters improve their job adverts and understand what professionals in the industry are considering at this point. 

We surveyed over 500 professionals in the motor industry about their job search, which can be found in our recently launched annual report. You can view the figures below:

Jobseekers were asked to answer three questions:

  1. Why are you searching for a new job?
  2. How often do you search for jobs?
  3. What’s the most important factor when searching for a new job?
  4. Would you still apply for a job if it didn’t display salary information?
  5. How often do you receive a pay rise?
  6. How far would you be willing to travel for a new job?
  7. Would you be willing to relocate for a new job?

 

The results were as follows:

 

Why are you searching for a new job?

36% said looking for a new challenge was why they searched for a new job, while 29% said career progression was their ‘why’.

 

How often do you search for a new job?

67% said they search for a new job monthly, while 21% said weekly.

 

What’s most important to you when searching for a new job?

41% of those surveyed said salary was the most important thing when searching for a new job. 25% said location was more crucial to them.

 

Would you still apply for a new job if it didn’t display salary information?

 70% of professionals surveyed said no.

 

How often do you receive a pay rise?

47% said they receive a pay rise annually, while 25% said the last time said between 1-2 years.

 

How far would you be willing to travel to find a new job?

33% said they would be willing to travel between 10-20 miles for a new job, followed by 28%, who were prepared to travel 30+ miles.

 

Would you be willing to relocate for a new job? 

54% said no.

 

Is this information useful for you? Our team can provide you with more insights to professionals in the motor industry.

If you’d like to try our service and receive tailored support alongside it, post a job advert with us now:

 

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