Indeed, leading global job search engine, has analyzed to what extent the French take into account the perception of their loved ones regarding their job. As it turns out, the support of family and friends is not only an important professional marker but also a determining condition for retraining potential.
The positive perception of entourage: an important but easily satisfied expectation
Benefiting from the support of loved ones in the face of employment is an important professional expectation for 56% of French people. However, this figure reveals some interesting specificities when examined under a magnifying glass:
However, in reality, this expectation is easily met - 84% of French people believe that their last job was well received by their loved ones. Even more, of all the professional expectations regularly put forward, such as fulfillment (68%), interest (79%), remuneration (47%), proximity to childhood dreams (43%), or utility for society (79%), the positive perception from loved ones is the one that gains the most satisfaction. However, this expectation is even stronger when it comes to planning for professional retraining... But why?
No support from loved ones, no retraining?
If retraining is envisaged in theory by nearly 6 out of 10 respondents, it must face many practical barriers (lack of savings, resumption of studies, not guaranteed to find a job) which slow down the ardor of the French. The results of the survey actually show that retraining is a process considered risky and therefore needs all possible guarantees. And this is where the influence of the close circle comes in.
From this perspective, we even see that the support of loved ones is a sine qua non for the very idea of retraining, since 70% of respondents consider this support a priority when considering a career change.
Beyond that, if professional retraining is effective, the gaze of those close to the nature of the desired job remains decisive for the French job seeker:
And interestingly, in conclusion? 22% of respondents said they had already been jealous of their loved ones on a professional level. The percentage is low, but nevertheless expresses the discomfort of 1 in 5 French people.