Star Signs Can Affect Job Prospects - reed.co.uk

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Cancer or Virgo, Gemini or Aries, your place on the astrological birth chart could affect your working life.

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People who regularly follow their astrological updates in the newspapers insist their star sign has an impact on everything from their love life to their health, so why should their careers be any different?

Qualifications and experience are perhaps most likely to influence a person's job prospects and working life - but it seems their star sign may have an impact too.

A new infographic published by reed.co.uk, the UK's #1 job site, shows the results of a survey of more than one million jobseekers in September 2013.

It examined birth dates, but also compared these with other information such as earning power and company loyalty, with some fascinating results.

Salary

For example, Capricorns are most likely to be able to earn the best salary, with males raking in an average of £23,927 a year and females taking home an average of £20,644.

Also coming in as higher earners were Taureans (males £23,900, females £20,611), Scorpios (males £23,892, females £20,621), Arians (males £23,900, females £20,601) and Virgoans (males £23,855, females £20,649).

Unfortunately for Sagittarians, they were found to be at the bottom of the earnings scale, with males and females born under this star sign earning an average of £23,676 and £20,542 respectively.

Aquarians (males £23,868, females £20,562), Leos (males £23,700, females £20,574), Cancerians (males £23,849, females £20,485) and Geminians (£23,817, females £20,533) were also relatively low earners compared to their peers born under different signs.

Star signs that earn most:
Capricorn
Taurus
Scorpio
Aries
Virgo

Star signs that earn least:
Sagittarius
Leo
Cancer
Gemini
Aquarius

Loyalty

Pisceans were found to be most loyal to their employers, as they stayed in jobs for an average of 28.9 months before moving on. Whilst Pisceans demonstrated the most loyalty, female Scorpios were the quickest to head to pastures new, staying in jobs for an average of only 25.8 months.

Gender differences

However, there were also differences between the sexes when it came to expectations. For example, female Arians expected to earn £3,299 a year less than males under the same sign, while male Aquarians typically stay in a job for almost five months longer than their female counterparts.

Tom Bunkham, SEO Manager at reed.co.uk, said: "People who regularly follow their astrological updates in the newspapers insist their star sign has an impact on everything from their love life to their health, so why should their careers be any different?

"It will be interesting for reed.co.uk visitors to take a look at the infographic and see if they can spot any of their own traits in our findings - for some, it could certainly explain a lot.

"However, Geminians, Leos and the others mentioned in our list of lower earners shouldn't simply assume that settling for less than their astrologically luckier peers is written in the stars. At reed.co.uk, we boast job vacancies from more than 8,000 employers, so anyone on the lookout for something new can carve their own path to a new career - without having to wait for celestial help."

ENDS

Notes to editors:

03.10.13

Source: reed.co.uk star sign survey. Research consisted of one million jobseekers and their online activity (September 2013).

About Infographics: Infographics are a way of presenting facts, ideas and other information in a compelling visual format.

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Every month, more than 3.6 million use reed.co.uk to search for work and apply for over 80,000 roles each day. The company is based in London's Covent Garden, but also has 350 offices across the UK and around the world.

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