The dream job lie: the 10 jobs with the best work-life balance?


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Dream jobs are in demand. Everything that sounds hip and cool and promises a lot of fun is "in". That's where the jobs with the best work balance come in handy. How questionable are such surveys?

The dream job lie: the 10 jobs with the best work-life balance? The dream job lie: the 10 jobs with the best work-life balance?

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The dream job lie: do not trust statistics ...

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I am suspicious of statistics, especially if it is not clear how the numbers came about. Therefore, a survey published by Mashable surprised me some time ago:

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Glassdoor, a US platform on which employees anonymously theirs Company and Chiefs, has probably collected reviews for a year and has created a top 10 list of professions that are said to have the best work-life balance.

On the alleged work-life balance study

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I have not found anything about how many reviews have been evaluated, but Glassdoor should now have a pretty decent record. However, anonymous online reviews are, of course, a very fragile matter - and they can be just as well faked.

For a little surprised the listing, the Mashable then published in the end, yes: on 1 are the data analysts, also called Data Scientists - there is a precise description of this job profile here.

Dream Jobs: Low competition, high demand

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In my opinion, the still young job profile benefits from the low competition and high demand at the same time. In addition, because of the high level of expertise, not everyone can do this highly specialized job: "Not only is everyone incredibly sharp and very good at their jobs, but also, almost without An analyst is quoted as saying, "Everyone is a pleasure to work and associate.

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All the more amaze me because the places 2 and 5, namely, have been awarded to SEO specialists and social media managers. In both cases, I consider the field of activity to be largely grazed; but evidently, in the assessment of job satisfaction, the imagined future viability of a job is an important factor. It says "About 75% of current employees believe the business wants to get better; 11% say it wants to get worse. "

Dream job list for web workers?

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In general, the satisfaction list seems to me to be a dream job list of digital workers: As further placements can be found there as well as job profile also quite new user experience designer and the game designer. Maybe this profession is more willing to give ratings because of its online affinity?

In addition, there are also some professions such as firefighter, fitness instructor or lifeguard. All professions have one thing in common: they are somehow hip and sound like a cool dream job. This could be because people who are pursuing a dream job, such as tour guides, are actually happier. But maybe the other way round, too, is the image affecting job satisfaction? Or is it all just a well-done PR gag?

The 10 jobs with the supposedly best work life balance

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And these are the 10 jobs with the supposedly best work-life balance:

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  1. Data scientist
  2. SEO specialist
  3. Tour guide
  4. Lifeguard
  5. Social media manager
  6. Group fitness instructor
  7. User experience designer
  8. Corporate communications
  9. Firefighter
  10. Equity trader

Tips for the work-life balance - in every job

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Basically, I think that you can achieve a balanced work-life balance in every job. In my opinion, one of the most important factors is being able to differentiate oneself - for example, by a friendly but decisive "no" when employees or boss once again demand the impossible.

It is important to support a "no" with good arguments and eg to show understanding for the concern of the boss. There are of course numerous other factors that favor a good work-life balance.


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