Only 21% of Irish people are working in their dream jobs, according to a recent survey.
The survey also revealed that people are most envious of singers such as Bono and Imelda May, who are deemed to have the best jobs in the world.
The research was carried out by Budweiser as part of the beer giant’s dream job competition. It showed that Irish people are also likely to fantasise about being travel writers and professional sportsmen/women.
U2 singer Bono named by 25% of Irish men as the man who was doing their dream job. World number one golfer Rory McIlroy was second with 20% of the vote. Third place was Irish President Michael D Higgins with 16%.
Irish women showed their feisty side by voting boxer Katie Taylor into second place as the woman whose job they would most like with 32%.
However, the top spot went to rockabilly and jazz singer Imelda May with 39%. Bestselling novelist and TV producer Cecilia Ahern was third with 21%.
Only 3% of Irish women voted for reality star and Mrs Kanye West, Kim Kardashian as the woman with their dream job.
Nearly three quarters (73%) of the people surveyed said that their dream job would be defined by doing something they enjoy.
The chance to ‘feel happy every day’ was defined as the quality that would make a job a dream job by 63% of the respondents.
Making a difference in someone else’s life was a key factor for 37% of people.
Budweiser’s Dream Job competition is still open until 4 Feb and has a prize of €50,000. Entrants need to log onto Budweiser’s Facebook page to tell the judges why they deserve to win. The judging panel includes Irish actor Liam Cunningham who plays Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones.
The judges will; review the contestants and narrow them down to five finalists. The finalists will then be given a chance to make a video which will be put on the Budweiser Facebook page. The public will ten vote for the winner.
Budweiser Senior Brand Manager, Laura Douglas said, “We want to encourage everyone to go for it! Our judges are looking for evidence of your passion and talent so include some kind of audio, visual or written stimulus in order to stand out from the crowd.
“We have already been inundated with entries and have witnessed some of the spectacular talent that Ireland has to offer across a wide range of industries.”
To enter visit the Budweiser Facebook page