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Do you want a job that you love? That is likely to bring you satisfaction? Then you'll want to pursue the job that is most likely to bring you great satisfaction. Unfortunately, it won't bring you a paycheck.

Homemaker came out on top of life satisfaction survey conducted by LV Insurance company in the United Kingdom. Most of the people defined as homemakers were women-a stay at home mom. Here are the top five most satisfying jobs:

87.2 percent Homemakers
86.3 percent Hospitality and Events Management
84.4 percent Creative Arts and Design
83.9 percent Charity
83.7 percent Sport and Tourism.
Something that runs across all of these jobs is that the salaries aren't in the top percentile, but they all do focus on bringing others happiness. None of them a STEM jobs, which is the push we see today for careers today. And, of course, the homemakers have a whopping salary of zero.

So, what does bring the happiness if it's not money? Well, it looks like happiness comes from focusing on other people's happiness. As a homemaker, you're focused on making your family life better, even if the actual tasks of cleaning toilets is unpleasant. As a person in hospitality or event management, you make other people's parties and events go well. Creative arts is all about bringing joy, charity is about helping others, and sport and tourism are what makes the average person escaping from their day job feel excited.

In contrast, the jobs that are the least satisfying are:

70.8 percent Shop Workers
70 percent Civil Servants
67.4 percent Salesmen and Women
59.4 percent Police and Security Officers
53.8 percent Advertising and Public Relations
These jobs actually have quite about in common with the most satisfying jobs-it's about helping other people, but not in a way that brings joy like the satisfying jobs do.

How seriously should we take this survey? Well, it was 2000 people in the United Kingdom, which probably doesn't translate directly across to the other side of the Atlantic.

In fact, a survey by CareerBliss found a different set of jobs were most satisfying: Recruiters top the list, followed by Full Stack Developer, Research Assistant, Senior Java Developer, and Android Developer.

Clearly, there's no consistency, although I can't say whether homemaker was even an option on the CareerBliss survey. Nevertheless, it demonstrates that the way you do a survey can have a tremendous impact on its outcome.

Regardless, happiness can come from places other than paychecks. Consider that when you're planning your career.  

The Surprising Most Satisfying Job
The Surprising Most Satisfying Job
A new survey suggests that the most satisfying job isn't what you'd expect.
3 years ago

Whether you're new to a job or you've been working with your manager for several years, what you ask your boss has the potential to bring your career to a screeching halt.

Annoying your boss with your unprofessional questions, however harmless they may seem, could show you to be incompetent, rude, or even a liability to the company, and it might end up costing you your job.

To help you avoid letting your mouth get the best of you, we asked experts to highlight some of the questions that are best left unasked.

'Where's the bathroom?'

'Who,' 'What,' 'Where,' 'When,' 'Why,' 'How' ...?

'Do I have to?'

'Did you hear ... ?'

"What's his deal?'

'What the f_ _k?'

'Do you want to buy some cookies?'

'How much are you offering her?'

'Are you pregnant?'

'Can you take a look at this rash?'

'Are you so sure about that?'

'Where's a good place to grab a bite to eat around here?'

'Do I get my birthday off?'

'My breakup has got me all messed up. Can I take it easy today?'

'Did I tell you about last night's hookup?!'

'I need to renovate my kitchen. Any chance that I can get a raise?'

'I helped set up the chairs in the conference room. Do I get some bonus pay?'

'I don't have much to do today. Can I go home early?'  

Questions you should never ask your boss
Questions you should never ask your boss
There are some questions that are best left unasked.
3 years ago

Monertafte1979   reposted from Dreir1977

Following a great former or current boss to a new opportunity is a career risk worth taking, and here are four more:
• Starting your own business when you’ve got one solid client lined up.
• Leaving a “secure” corporate job to join a promising startup.
• Stepping out of your traditional function and/or industry to try something new
• Making a career decision based on your brain, heart and trusty gut, versus relying purely on logical analysis.  

Five Career Risks Worth Taking
Five Career Risks Worth Taking
4 years ago

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