Buyers keep quiet on career plans

28 September 2008
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Almost a quarter of buyers never discuss their development with their employers, despite more than half claiming to have a career plan - for their next job or beyond.

According to a survey of 600 buyers by recruiters Edbury Daley, 25 per cent do not believe their employer is good at career development.

"People should have an idea of where they want their career to take them," said the firm's director Andrew Daley. "But if this is not being addressed this is very worrying."

A total of 32 per cent of buyers in the report cited career development as their primary motivation for wanting to change jobs. This compared to 23 per cent who wanted to move for a pay rise.

The study also revealed 28 per cent of buyers got their last job by being headhunted, which Daley said reflects the competitive nature of the purchasing job market.

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