Workers might be prepared to compromise when buying a house but most are not prepared to compromise on their next job

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The survey revealed that work/life balance is not as important to workers searching for their next role (Source: Getty)

Workers are getting increasingly picky when hunting for new jobs with over three-quarters not prepared to make key compromises on their next role.

The data compiled by online recruitment website CV Library also revealed that one in ten of those surveyed said that a long recruitment process would put them off a role.

"Some organisations are recognising that they must adapt to workers’ needs. Just recently KPMG revealed that they had shortened their recruitment process to accommodate future working generations, which was extremely positive to see.

"Having a lengthy recruitment process is becoming less and less acceptable and often means brands miss out on the best talent because they have already been snapped up by their savvier competitors," said Lee Biggins of CV Library.

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A fifth of people would not look at a new role if the job description did not make sense.

Perhaps more surprising is that less than a fifth of respondents said that a low advertised salary would not put them off a job - proof that we are not quite as materialistic as some might think.

Despite many City firms championing work/life balance, only 2.9 per cent of workers said that they would be put off by working long hours and 1.6 per cent would be put off by a lack of flexible work opportunities.

"Candidates can glean a first impression of a company within minutes and there are a range of platforms out there which job hunters can use to find out exactly what it’s like to work in a certain organisation," said Biggins.

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