Searching for a new opportunity can at times, leave any one of us flustered. When it boils down to which job better suits, there are a number of realistic factors that help us all to identify whether that job is the right match.

Whether you’re fresh out of university and looking for your first job, or you’ve been in the same role for 10+ years, we all know deep down which factors are most important to us when looking to land a job.

At Aviation Job Search, we have been working with professionals in the industry to find out more about what factors they consider when looking for a new job. We surveyed 200 aviation professionals in total about their job search, which can be found in our recently launched annual report. You can also view the figures below:

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:

 

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

51% of aviation professionals surveyed that salary is the most important factor when looking for a new job. 34% said location, and 10% said benefits were important. 4% said other, and 1% said bonuses

 

 

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

58% of aviation professionals surveyed said they would be willing to relocate to another country, a majority figure that was expected within the industry. 16% said they would be happy to travel over 30 miles to work, while 12% said other. 10% said they would be willing to travel 5-30 miles, and 3% said they would prefer a job closer to home. 1% said they would travel less than 5 miles for a new job. 

 

 

What is your motivation for looking for a new job?

62% of aviation professionals surveyed said they were looking for a new challenge. 13% said they were looking to work closer to home, while 11% said they were looking for a more senior role. 10% said they were looking to earn more money, and 5% said other.

 

We also ran a separate survey to find out more about whether aviation professionals had received a pay rise lately. For this survey, we interviewed 600 jobseekers. The results were as follows:

 

Have you had a pay rise in the last 6 months?

73% said no.

27% said yes.

 

 

When did you last receive a pay rise?

37% said in the last 6-12 months.

33% said not for the last 2+ years.

30% said between 1-2 years ago

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