The survey of children, aged between 7-14 years, asks just five simple questions:
1. What do you want to be when you grow up? Why have you chosen this and how much do you expect to earn? 2. What is the best/coolest job that you can think of? 3. If you became Prime Minister of Singapore, what are the first three things you would do? 4. What is more important: to make lots of money or to spend time with you family? 5. What are you looking forward to doing in 2010?
In the same survey from last year (released in
The most popular career choices for those surveyed are for becoming a
Lawyer, Doctor, Teacher or joining the
One of the children surveyed is hoping to earn
When asked about the best/coolest job that they can image, being a lawyer came out tops for the second year running. Others thought that being The President, a vet or a scientist would be very cool too. Some of the more intriguing choices included a job where you 'could play at the water park each day', as well as 'taking care of a remote nature resource on an island in the US'. One child thought that being a Deep Space Researcher would be the best job - the reason being that 'space has no boundaries'.
The children surveyed had little hesitation in suggesting what the first
'three things they would do' were if they were fortunate enough to become the
Prime Minister of
- Give a 'thank you' speech - Upgrade computers in schools - Build more theme parks - Ensure that everyone has a job - Make more peanut butter factories - Use my money to help those in need - Ensure that each child is given a game console - Save our coral reefs - Kill all insects - Find more way to reduce global warming - Ban exams - Buy a super big white house!
The most moving answers to the survey came from the question "What is more important - to make lots of money or to spend time with your family?" As many children see their parents' lives becoming more hectic, some wise answers make it very clear that children value family time over money earning opportunities. Some of the responses include:
- Without our family, we are nothing - My family cares for me and loves me. Money has no heart - Money is not important to me. I am happy as long as I have my family with me - Family comes first
For the first time the survey also asked the question "What are you looking forward to doing in 2010?" A fascinating selection of academic & lifestyle responses were received and that include:
- Watching the Youth Olympic Games - Getting better results in school - Canoeing on a cyber lake (if there are any) - Keeping my family united and together - Living my life
This is the fourth year that Adecco has conducted this survey - a survey that allows us a peek at what our children and those around us think about their future and how they would like it to look.
Adecco S.A. is a Fortune Global 500 company and the global leader in HR
services. Established in
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