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World – Senior executives willing to change jobs

05 June 2013

76% of senior executives worldwide are willing to change jobs immediately for the right opportunity, with 49% actively seeking a new position, according to a new report by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).

Executives working in the technology sector report the greatest likelihood of making a job change, with 55.1% of tech executives reporting that it is very likely they would consider a new opportunity immediately.

Sales and marketing executives reported the least likelihood of making a job move right now, with just 43.8% reporting it very likely they would consider making a move.

“Rapid changes in technology and big data is impacting every sector,” said Peter Felix, President of the AESC. “The Baby Boom Generation will be exiting executive positions over the coming years, opening up more opportunities for Generation X and Millennials.”

While transitioning from one industry to another at the executive level is notably challenging, more than one third of executives worldwide report they expect to be in a different industry over the next three years.

“While transitioning from one sector to another will remain challenging overall, shifting demographics and the focus on digital transformation will open up new opportunities for executives to make more moves across industries,” added Mr Felix. 

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