UnderqualifiedBy Don Reisinger | Posted 06-15-2011
33 percent of respondents say that they feel "overqualified" for their current positions.
A mere 3 percent of respondents feel that they're "underqualified" for their current positions.
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Willingness to learn
62 percent of respondents say that they wish they had more skills to better their careers.
41 percent of respondents say that they wish they had a degree or knowledge of a trade or industry to improve their positions.
30 percent of respondents say that they wish they could improve their "soft skills," such as emotional, social, leadership and organizational intelligence.
74 percent of respondents aged 18-34 say that they want to learn more skills for their jobs, compared with 56 percent of workers aged 35 and older who say the same.
64 percent of respondents report a willingness to take on some form of additional burden or expense in order to obtain the skills needed for a better job.
51 percent of respondents say that they would attend employer-sponsored training courses. Among workers aged 18-34, that number jumps to 60 percent.
Learning on the job
Half of all respondents say that skills learned on-the-job prepared them more effectively for their current work tasks than did their formal education.