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[Graphic News] Public servant most-coveted job among Korean adults: poll

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : Dec. 12, 2018 - 18:01

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A civil servant position is the most sought-after job among South Korean adults, though most of them aim to take jobs as office workers for practical reasons, a poll showed.

Of 1,143 job seekers and salaried people questioned, the largest portion - 26.7 percent - said they wanted to work for the government or a public institution regardless of the reality, according to the survey conducted by online job portal Saramin.

Another 16.2 percent said they hoped to run a restaurant or other independent operation, followed by 15 percent of respondents wishing to land office jobs.