Catering professionals prioritise new skills over a pay rise, according to new research

Catering professionals prioritise new skills over a pay rise, according to new research
Lee Biggins, founder and chief executive of CV-Library
10/07/2019 - 05:00
55.6% of people in the catering industry say they would prioritise learning new skills over a pay rise, according to CV-library, an online job site.

They surveyed 2,000 UK professionals about their career priorities. The list of career aims include:

  1. Learning a new skill (55.6%)
  2. Getting a pay rise (44.4%)
  3. Moving to another company (33.3%)
  4. Gaining a new qualification (22.2%)
  5. Working for themselves (22.2%)

Two thirds of the people surveyed believe their current employer isn’t responsive enough for their needs.

Lee Biggins, founder of CV-Library, said: “It’s always great to have goals in mind at work, but if these aren’t being met at your current job, don’t suffer in silence. Discuss your progression with your boss and explain what you’d like the next steps to look like.

“If you still aren’t satisfied and think you’ll get better opportunities elsewhere, then don’t hold back. Just be sure to read job adverts thoroughly and ask the right questions in interviews to ensure it meets your needs.”

The survey also asked participants about their long-term goals. Getting a pay rise and learning new skills remained high priorities.

Biggins continued: "It’s promising to see that so many of catering professionals are keen to learn new skills. Employers in this industry are always on the lookout for the most talented candidates, so focussing on your development can definitely make you more employable.

“Learning new skills is an excellent way to secure yourself more opportunities and a better paid job down the line.”

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