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Most people’s job switches down to salary: study

By 신용배

Published : April 7, 2011 - 10:55

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While people move from one company to another for many different reasons, a recent study showed that the biggest factor is salary.

In a survey by Korea-based recruitment portal Saramin, about 41.5 percent of respondents who had changed jobs said salary was the main reason. About 2,057 people participated in the research, with 65.8 percent of respondents having experience of moving in their career.

Most people transfered after two to three years in their initial job (18 percent), but some even switched career before six months (11.9 percent).

The other factors included “unstable future of the company (34.6 percent),” “poor working condition (29.7 percent),” followed by “discord with boss or colleges (22.4 percent),” “lack of welfare (22.4 percent),” and “low sense of self-achievement (22 percent).”

When choosing a new job, people considered the following factors in order: salary, aptitude, corporate culture, working conditions, and welfare. Respondents said they usually prepared on average four to five months for a new job.

An official at Saramin said “Although transferring job may be a choice for a better life, frequent shifts are negative, and therefore should be done with cautious and thorough preparation.”

By Kang Yoon-seung (
Intern reporter

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직장을 옮기는 가장 큰 이유는?

(서울=연합뉴스) 직장인들이 일터를 옮기는 가장 큰 이유는 연봉에 대한 불만인 것으로 조사됐다.

5일 취업포털 사람인이 직장인 2천57명으로 설문한 결과에 따르면 응답자의 65.8%가 이직을 한 적이 있다고 답했으며, 직장을 떠나는 이유(복수응답)로는 가장 많은 41.5%가 ‘연봉에 대한 불만’을 꼽았다.

이어 ‘불안한 회사비전’(34.6%), ‘열악한 근무조건’(29.7%), ‘상사 및 동료와의 갈등’(22.4%) 등의 답변이 나왔다.

옮겨갈 회사를 선택할 때 가장 중요하게 고려하는 점 역시 ‘연봉’(30.7%)이 1위를 차지했다.

또 ‘업무 적성’(15.8%), ‘기업문화, 조직 분위기’(14.2%), ‘야근 등 근무환경’(8.1%), ‘복리후생’(5.9%) 등을 살핀다고 밝혔다.

이직 시기로는 ‘입사 후 2년~3년’이라는 답변이 18%로 가장 많았고 ‘1년~2년’(16.1%), ‘3년~4년’(15.6%), ‘6개월~1년’(12.8%), ‘6개월 미만’(11.9%) 등이 뒤를 이었다.