They say money can’t buy happiness and apparently that also holds true for career happiness. According to CareerBliss data, the happiest employees say their happiness isn’t coming from their paycheck, rather from simple work-life pleasures.
CareerBliss evaluated more than 200,000 independent employee reviews to discover that the top three factors which contribute to work happiness are:
• The work one does: day to day tasks
• The way one works: control over daily tasks
• And the people one works with: relationship with co-workers
Surprised? You might be even more so when you discover who’s saying this. CareerBliss Happiness Scores reveal the happiest workers are in the following industries:
|Happiness Ranking||Job Industry||Average Score|
|#4||Admin - Clerical||3.066|
The happiest employees say these three factors trump all other key drivers, including compensation, job growth opportunities, who they work for and company culture.
So while most job seekers would agree that salary is an important factor when searching for a new opportunity and negotiating an employment package, CareerBliss data reveals that money alone won’t sustain career happiness over time. Before you look for your next big opportunity, determine what’s going to make you happy. Is it a sense of accomplishment, your relationship with peers or that big corner office? Whatever it is, be honest with yourself and make sure the employer is ready to include it in your job offer.