Money Isn't Everything

Job function, not money, is the top priority for engineers and construction personnel looking for new jobs. This is according to a recent survey by international recruitment firm EPCglobal, which reports that of 736 participants, almost 60% said that what a job entails is what's most important. Salary was the runner up, as 19% responded that money mattered most.

09/01/2003


Job function, not money, is the top priority for engineers and construction personnel looking for new jobs.

This is according to a recent survey by international recruitment firm EPCglobal, which reports that of 736 participants, almost 60% said that what a job entails is what's most important.

Salary was the runner up, as 19% responded that money mattered most. The company itself came in at third on the list, followed by access to a company car and health insurance. Other vote getters included travel, location, supervisor, stability, challenge, work experience, the opportunity to use one's strengths, and the right fit.

Additionally, 81% reported that they preferred to speak directly with recruitment consultants during job searches.

Those surveyed included engineers, project managers, construction managers, construction workers and commercial services workers. Roughly 67% of respondents claimed to have more than 10 years of experience in the E/C field, 18% had six to 10 years of background in the area, and 9% had one to five years.





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