Software engineer has become the top-ranked dream job in Taiwan this year among those seeking to change jobs after the Lunar New Year holiday, replacing civil servant, according to an online analysis by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Being a civil servant has long been seen as a secure job with a stable income, but the relatively high benefits for public servants have drawn criticism more recently, limiting interest in pursuing a government job, a report on the analysis said.
The analysis was aimed at identifying the 10 most wanted jobs among Internet users seeking to change jobs after receiving their year-end bonuses and relaxing during their Lunar New Year holiday.
The ministry used scripts to establish a database that stored online articles and conducted context analysis using keywords in the database.
The analysis on the job change preferences of Internet users was conducted on data collected from Feb. 1 to Tuesday last week. Most of the favored jobs share common elements, such as a promising future, high salaries or large year-end bonuses.
Software engineer became the top choice, as growing demand for applications and computer games for mobile devices in recent years has increased demand for software engineers.
Electrical engineers followed in second place, with jobseekers explaining that as electronics continue to dominate human life, jobs in the industry remain promising, adding that such positions usually enjoy large year-end bonuses.
Big data analyzer was third place, with jobseekers saying the job also has promise, given that information technology is being integrated with manufacturing, leading to diversified knowledge and technology.
High salaries, preferential interest rates for bank deposits and a high level of job stability made financial consultant the fourth most attractive job for applicants.
Market development planner was the fifth most-wanted job, because people who describe themselves as creative and bold believe that the job would be challenging.
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