Received unsolicited this morning.. This must be the third time we have received the same press release but for a different company!!
To vote please click the star ratings above. 1 star is for ‘painfully boring’ and 5 star for ‘actually this is quite interesting’. THIS baby name will be most successful at landing a job.
- For boys, those named Leo will scoop the largest salaries, at an average £41,722.
- Harry, Muhammad and Jack will face a pay cut in comparison.
- For girls, those named Isabella will pocket the biggest pay packet, at an average £28,935.
- Olivia, Grace and Mia will earn much less in comparison.
- Jobseekers who include a middle initial deemed ‘smarter, more eloquent and more qualified.’
- Name abbreviations hinder a woman’s chance of employment but boost a man’s!
Did you know your first name can determine your future salary?
In this study, Resume.io set out to discover the value afforded to the nation’s most popular baby names*.
Why? Because social scientists believe a first name can influence personality, how we are perceived, even physical appearance. So, it stands to reason a first name can shape our career too!
The most and least valuable baby boy names
- Leo will scoop the largest salary, at £41,722. Swiftly followed by those named
- (£40,644) and Oscar (£37,786.)
Those with the UK’s number one boys name: Oliver, land middle of the table, at an average value of £35,536.
Harry (£31,996), Muhammad (£31,760) and Jack (£29,738) will face a pay cut in comparison – yet still fair better than 100% of the names featured in the girls list!
The most and least valuable baby girl names
When it comes to the girls, Resume.io can reveal Isabella’s will pocket the biggest pay packet, at (£28,935.) Followed by Ella (£28,623) and Sophia (£27,856.)
Fortune might escape women named Olivia, currently the UK’s number one girls name, as this moniker lands last in the list, at £26,011. Just above Olivia are Grace (£26,400) and Mia (£26,981.)
|For more detail, including the predicted employability of this years’ graduates (spoiler: grads named David and Lily are set to take the working world by storm!) head to the blog: https://resume.io/blog/This%20baby%20name%20will%20be%20most%20successful%20at%20landing%20a%20job.|
Monikers selected using the latest baby names in England and Wales statistical release by ONS.
To achieve their findings, Resume.io took data from thousands of candidate CVs and extracted first name and salary, providing the company with an average salary pool of over 1,000 given names. Data for Ava, Isla and Noah could not be found.
We hope you find this release useful. If you do end up using it, we would appreciate a link to https://resume.io/ who commissioned the data. A link credit allows us to keep supplying you with future content that you may find useful.
Jonathan Fagan is MD of Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited and TP Recruitment Limited, a set of websites involved in a range of recruitment work. Jonathan has been running small businesses for over 20 years and has a number of interests and investments in companies as diverse as transcription, legal recruitment and a bit of marketing. He is an author of a number of guides and books, together with a children’s novel. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, cricket, coaching girls’ football, operating a parent taxi, lots of running and paddleboarding on Bala Lake and the River Dee. He is a strong believer in a good work-life balance and regular blogs on making money vs enjoying life. Jonathan’s website is https://www.jonathanfagan.co.uk