Women are more willing to make changes in jobs and career paths than are men but the sexes are equally likely to consider themselves successful. These are among the findings of the third “Today’s Professional Woman Report,” a national survey exploring women’s career and financial concerns that is co-sponsored by Citi and LinkedIn.
The survey, based on a sample of 1,023 professionals, yields some interesting findings:
On average, professional women expect to have eight different jobs over their lifetime and “are more likely than men to make several career transitions as they progress towards their goals.”
Many women (45%) are employed in careers that differ from what they thought they would do when they graduated from college. That is true of 36% of men.
Women are more likely (30%) to think they will work at a different company or in a totally different industry in 10 years than are men (19%).
The 47% of women who say they feel they have achieved their personal goals essentially matches the 48% of men who consider themselves successful in meeting their goals.
Finding the right balance between work and family demands is the top career concern for both genders. Half (50%) of men identify it as a major concern compared with 48% of women.
Women are more likely than men to consider themselves “good listeners,” “loyal,” “collaborative,” “detail-oriented” and “happy.” Men are more likely than women to see themselves as “confident,” ambitious” and “family-oriented.”
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