Almost 60% of U.S. workers are feeling unfulfilled in their careers: survey

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With the pandemic changing how Americans work and think, many have started to rethink their lives and the role that work plays in them. This has spurred numerous workers to find new jobs and new ways of making an income.

The October survey by LinkedIn found that nearly 6 in 10 Americans have gone through a career awakening during the pandemic. The change comes as workers look for a better work-life balance and more fulfilling jobs.

"The pandemic drove many people to reevaluate what's most important to them in life, including not just where and how, but why they work," Catherine Fisher, LinkedIn's career expert, said to USA Today.

The survey also found that a third of workers are looking for a new role entirely or pursuing a side hustle or passion project. It also found that 30% are learning something new in their existing role or company.

One of the leading factors that workers seeking new jobs are looking for are jobs that offer remote work, according to LinkedIn.

According to the survey, most American workers say the pandemic has altered the way they feel about their careers and what they do for a living.

"We're seeing that lack of fulfillment motivating people to make changes, whether they're looking for a new job, a new career, or picking up a side hustle," Fisher says.

The survey asked 2,022 adults in the U.S. in October 2021.

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