A recent survey conducted by a Washington, D.C.-area human resource firm found that job candidates in the U.S. look for one thing above all others when applying for jobs: opportunities for growth and professional development.

This was the case regardless of the respondents’ current employment status, gender, age and educational background. Overwhelmingly, the employed and unemployed responded that they are hoping to land their next job with a company where they can increase their skills set, according to the survey, conducted by Jumpstart: HR. This beat out compensation and benefits, company culture, and company brand as the most important factor in determining whether candidates submit an application.

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