The job website, Adzuna, has found that male job seekers are more ambitious when it comes to earnings, with men being twice as likely as their female counterparts to aspire to top jobs, paying over £100,000.
The findings follow in the wake of a separate survey by graduates that found young men still expect to earn more, work longer hours and be less satisfied in their job than female graduates.
Adzuna’s survey showed that nearly a third of women would be content with salaries between £20-30k, while only half that number of men claim they would be happy to receive the same level of pay. Although men dreamed of earning top salaries, male workers in Britain rate their salary as the least satisfactory element of their working lives. In fact one third (31%) of male employees rated their salary as top on their list of workplace annoyances.
It isn’t just financial aspects of careers that split the genders either, there are also difference between which industries that they aspire to work in. Women are more likely to pursue jobs in Media, PR & Advertising, Charity & Volunteer work and Teaching, whereas many of the male workforce hope to work in Digital / Technology & Engineering roles, according to the survey.
Male employees are also more confident about fulfilling their ambitions with 36% of men believing they will reach their goals or surpass them, compare to 16% of women. Men are more likely to blame internal factors for failing to reach career goals, saying laziness and lack of motivation is the main reason for ailing to reach your career goals.
Women, on the other hand, say lack of confidence could prevent them from reaching their goals along with external factors like family commitments and competition for jobs.
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