Majority of Job Seekers Say They Can Outperform Their Boss

Turnober-Intern-Post-FISo, you think you have what it takes to run the ship? An overwhelming majority of employees confidently believe they can do a better job than their current manager.

Monster conducted a survey and asked visitors to their site, “In your current or most recent job, do you think you could do a better job than your manager?”

Over 4,800 responses were tallied and 84 percent of global respondents indicated yes, they can absolutely outperform their boss. While Europeans were most conservative with their answers, the vast majority firmly believed they possess the skills and experience to rise through the ranks.

So, what should you do if you fall into the 84 percent? Mary Ellen Slayter, career advice expert for Monster, stated in the press release, “If you don’t respect your boss, it’s time to start exploring your options for making a move.”

Even if it’s a lateral move, you may be deemed valuable in another work environment as you work for someone more inspiring.

She added, “Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, maybe it’s time to start thinking about becoming the boss yourself.”