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Top misunderstood jobs by UK parents

4th Nov 16 10:12 am

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LinkedIn hold there annual workplace initiative today, Bring In Your Parents Day. The event helps parents understand what their professional working kids do for a living.

The research shows that half of the UK’s parents believe they wouldn’t be able to do their child’s job for a day.

Twenty two per cent believe they would be fired if they tried the job, this could be down to 71 per cent not understanding what their child does for a living.

The study also showed that parents don’t understand what some of the top jobs even are, here’s the list:

1.       UI designer- 93 per cent

2.       Data scientist- 82 per cent

3.       Actuary- 77 per cent

4.       Social media manager- 75 per cent

5.       Sub editor- 71 per cent

6.       Sociologist- 71 per cent

7.       Investment banker- 64 per cent

8.       Radio producer- 61 per cent

9.       PR manager- 61 per cent

10.   Software developer- 59 per cent

The research collated also found that British parents are less likely to talk about their kid’s achievements. Only six per cent said they brag about their children’s achievement’s. This is compared to a fifth of parents in the US and India. In Sweden, a staggering 39 per cent of parents said they are happy talking about their children’s successes.

LinkedIn’s Darain Faraz said: “Our research shows that although our parents are proud of our achievements, there is a worrying lack of understanding when it comes to our professional lives,”

“We’re thrilled that our Bring In Your Parents Day initiative helps inspire hundreds of companies worldwide to connect parents to their children’s professional lives by opening up their workplaces.”

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