Was HR professional on your list of ‘dream’ jobs when you were a child or did you actually want to be an astronaut or a nurse? This week the Couch?! finds out how you ended up in HR.
A survey has revealed a big gap in what we thought we’d be when we grew up and what we ended up doing.
Most kids would rather grow up to be a doctor or nurse than a famous footballer, the study by Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries has revealed.
As a sector, the creative industries scored the highest. More than 30% of Brits specified some type of creative career as their dream job in childhood.
But, sadly, just 11% of Brits have managed to achieve these career ambitions.
Top 10 dream jobs for kids: 1. Doctor/Nurse 2. Vet 3. Footballer 4. Teacher 5. Actor/Movie Star 6. Writer 7. Dancer/Ballerina 8. Pilot 9. Pop Star 10. Astronaut
Top 10 dream jobs for adults: 1. Writer 2. Teacher 3. Landscape Gardener 4. Paramedic 5. Photographer 6. Police Officer 7. Physiotherapist 8. Movie Director 9. Restaurant Owner 10. Musician
So where’s HR in the list I hear you cry. We’d like to hear your stories what did you want to be when you were a child and how did you end up in HR? Just post your comments in the box below.