More than half (55.6%) of people in the catering industry are prioritising learning new skills over a pay rise or promotion in the next 12 months, according to CV-Library.
In the survey of 2,000 professionals, 44.4% say that they are looking to get a pay rise and 22.2% are seeking a promotion.
A third are looking to move to another company, while almost 15% want to change industries altogether.
Two-thirds feel that their employer isn’t responsive to their needs, resulting in 88.9% of workers willing to change jobs in order to achieve their dreams.
However, when it comes to career goals over the next three and five years, getting a pay rise was a high priority for 48.1% in three years and 37% in five years.
“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,” says Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library. “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.”