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 meaningul 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 eective 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 araid to trysomething new. Standard job search tools and a singlemethod o recruitment are not enough. I employersadjust their recruitment eorts by connecting withcandidates on popular social networking sites, oeringpersonalized work benets 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
Today’s Job Seeker Report
|2010 Edition (U.S.)
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 preer to work or green-certied companieswould rather work rom home doingcontract jobs or various companies than workull-time in an ofce or one company (41%)o mothers would want a job with better amilybenets or schedule exibility while 44% oathers would rather be a stay-at-home dad
...BUT SOME MAY HAVE TO SETTLE