careers advice

1 in 5 Workers in Wrong Job

Research from the Skills Commission reveals that 21% of Britain’s workers are in a job that does not make the best use of their skills. A further 41% of workers say they have had a previous job that has not made the best use of their skillsets. The news comes ahead of the publication of the Skills Commission’s info, advice & guidance inquiry and reveals a vital need for good long-term careers advice in the UK. Weighing up the figures for workers being in a job that does not utilise their skills amounts to an average of 4 years and 10 months wasted. Only 4% of workers who escaped such a job relied on formal careers advice to get their next role, whilst 59% of workers still in the wrong role believe good careers advice would help them get a more suitable job. 47% of workers i... »