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Todays Job Seeker Report

Todays Job Seeker Report

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A survey of job seeker behaviors and motivations.
A survey of job seeker behaviors and motivations.

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Published by: Simply Hired on Oct 12, 2010
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Today’s Job Seeker Report
 |2010 Edition (U.S.)Part 1: General Insights into Todays Job Seeker| 
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www.simplyhired.com
2010 EDITION (U.S.)
Today’s Job Seeker Report
 
A survey of job seeker behaviors and motivations
 
Today’s Job Seeker Report
 |2010 Edition (U.S.)Contents| 
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PART 1:
 
The Job Search Process
Actively Seeking WorkJob Search Goes OnlineSocial Networking and Reerrals
PART 2: Job Seeker Requirements
Passion or WorkWorkplace PreerencesWorking Close to Home
p. 2p. 3p. 4p. 5p. 6p. 7p. 8p. 9p. 10p. 11p. 12p. 13p. 14p. 15p. 16p. 17p. 18p. 19p. 20PART 3:
 
Changes in the Job Market
Seeking Seasonal WorkGoing GreenTranserring Skills to New CareersThe Dream o Sel-Employment
PART 4:
 
Job Seeker Groups
MothersNew GraduatesWorkers Over 55
ABOUTEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CONTENTS
Today’s Job Seeker Report
 
Due to the rising popularity o online job search sites,social networks and personalized search tools, today’s job seeker is active and selective in the recovering job market. The current recession has created a newgroup o varied candidates—distinctive in their jobsearch methods and what they want rom their career.Together, these job seekers are proving that the searchis always on or the next great job.
SELECTIVE & PASSIONATE JOB SEEKERS
According to recent polls conducted by Simply Hired,the ways in which job seekers nd their next posi-tions and their views on what “work” means is varied.Job seekers are looking to personalized job sites andsocial networks to discover jobs, and they want to eelpassionate about the work they do, whether it is byworking at green businesses, doing meaningul work,or being sel-employed.
TECH-SAVVY & SOCIAL JOB SEEKERS
The results o our 2009-2010 polls show that theInternet is the number one channel or job search,with 86% o job seekers looking or jobs online. Socialmedia is also a vital tool or today’s job seeker—32%nd jobs through networking which is moving online,with LinkedIn (45%) and Facebook (24%) consideredthe most eective social networks or job search.These sites are converging with online job sites tobring traditional networking online.
ATTRACTING TODAY’S JOB SEEKER
Today’s job seekers are tech-savvy candidates whohold strong convictions and are not araid to trysomething new. Standard job search tools and a singlemethod o recruitment are not enough. I employersadjust their recruitment eorts by connecting withcandidates on popular social networking sites, oeringpersonalized work benets and providing exiblework hours or amilies, they can reach more eligiblecandidates and retain their star employees.
TODAY’S JOB SEEKERS ARE SELECTIVEAND PASSIONATE...
o job seekers will accept summer work to helpsupport their amilywould consider a career changeo older workers state the recession has delayedtheir retirement
Executive Summary| 
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Today’s Job Seeker Report
 |2010 Edition (U.S.)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Today’s Job Seeker Report
Today’s job seeker is part of a selective, independent and passionate group actively searching forwork through social networking and personalized online job sites
o job seekers would rather have a job they lovethan a job that pays wellsaid that healthcare/insurance is non-negotiablewould preer to work or green-certied companieswould rather work rom home doingcontract jobs or various companies than workull-time in an ofce or one company (41%)o mothers would want a job with better amilybenets or schedule exibility while 44% oathers would rather be a stay-at-home dad
88%
 
65%
 
57%
 
...BUT SOME MAY HAVE TO SETTLE
83%46%
 
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38%
 

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