Office worker cutout Only 32percent of workers are satisfied with advancement opportunities attheir current place of work while just 37 percent are satisfiedwith the training and learning opportunities their employer offers.(Photo: Shutterstock)

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With the lowest unemployment rate in half a century, jobseekers have higher expectations than they did in the midst of theGreat Recession, when having a job at all was something to becelebrated.

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But that's no longer enough, and according to a CareerBuildersurvey, workers not only expect to get ahead but are ready andwilling to jobhop if the right opportunity comes along.

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Related: Gen Z is less likely to job hop… if their workplaceexpectations are met

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The thing is, they don't feel the love from their employers. Notonly do 50 percent feel as if they just have a job, not a career,only 32 percent are satisfied with advancement opportunities at their currentplace of work while just 37 percent are satisfied with the trainingand learning opportunities their employer offers.

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In fact, 58 percent don't believe their company offers themenough chances to learn new skills and advance in their career,while 73 percent of employees whose companies don't presently offereducational opportunities or workshops outside of work hours saythey would be likely to participate if such opportunities wereavailable.

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Remuneration is another reason they're not happy, with 15percent saying that low pay or poor benefits drove them out thedoor; aside from salary, 75 percent pointed to benefits and 59percent to commute time as items they look for during their jobsearches. In addition, 42 percent say half-day Fridays would makethem more willing to join or stay at a company, while 23 percentlong for onsite fitness centers and 21 percent want awardtrips.

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In addition, 32 percent plan to change jobs this year, while 29percent say they're always looking even when employed—and 78percent would jump ship for the right opportunity even thoughthey're not actively looking.

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But they're not crazy about the application process, either.More than 70 percent are on mobile devices; 42 percent say anapplication that is difficult or confusing to complete would makethem give up, while 31 percent said one that takes too long tocomplete would cause them to abandon the process.

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Even when they've gotten a new job 51 percent keep lookingduring the background check process, and 67 percent of employerssay that nearly a quarter of new hires just never show up tostart.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.