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UK Today's Job Seeker Report

UK Today's Job Seeker Report

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

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Today’s Job Seeker Report
 |2010 Edition (U.K.)
 
www.simplyhired.co.uk
2010 EDITION (U.K.)
Today’s Job Seeker Report
 
A survey of job seeker behaviours and motivations
 
Today’s Job Seeker Report
 |2010 Edition (U.K.)Contents| 
1
PART 1:
 
The Job Search Process
Actively Seeking WorkSalary SecurityJob Search Slowly Becoming SocialSeeking Seasonal WorkThe Perfect CV
PART 2: Job Seeker Requirements
Balancing Work and LifeWorking Close to HomeGoing Green
p. 2p. 3p. 4p. 5p. 6p. 7p. 8p. 9p. 10p. 11p. 12p. 13p. 14p. 15p. 16p. 17PART 3:
 
Aid for Job Seekers
Government AssistanceFamily BenefitsRetirement and Pension Plans
ABOUTEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CONTENTS
Today’s Job Seeker Report
 
Today’s Job Seeker Report
 |2010 Edition (U.K.)
Due to the recovering economy, today’s job seeker isactively searching or work by incorporating new jobsearch methods, such as online social networks, todiscover opportunities. Today’s job seeker is part o amultiaceted group o candidates who are selective intheir search, yet are cautiously taking steps to remainflexible and desirable. Job seekers are proving theyhave the drive to land their perect job.
SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT JOB
According to surveys on SimplyHired.co.uk, job seek-ers preer ulfilling work that accommodates theirliestyle. In addition, job seekers are stating new workrequirements: job seekers want more amily-riendlybenefits, “green” initiatives and a shorter commute.But the “perect” job comes with personal ulfillment:most job seekers state work/lie balance is the mostimportant consideration in a new job.
BECOMING A DESIRABLE CANDIDATE
The results rom our 2009-2010 surveys indicate that job seekers today are working to recession-proo theircareers by taking steps to become more desirablecandidates or employers. Job seekers customisetheir CVs to each potential job, take classes toimprove their skills and seek seasonal jobs to gainwork experience.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND JOB SEARCH
Today’s job seekers are active and tech-savvy withover hal saying they use social media or proes-sional networking, LinkedIn being the most popular(38%). Among those who use social media in their job search, 14% o job seekers devote all o their timesearching on social media sites, however, a stunningone out o five people polled were unamiliar withsocial media sites.
TODAY’S JOB SEEKERS ARE SELECTIVE...
would consider relocating depending on the job oferdo not plan to take a summer holiday in order tosearch or a jobsay they never expect to retiresay they are willing to take a pay cut to avoidredundancy
Executive Summary| 
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Today’s Job Seeker Report
Today’s job seeker is part of a tech-savvy and passionate group actively looking forlifestyle-accommodating work through social networking sites.
say that a work/lie balance is the most importantconsideration when looking or a jobare interested in a green careersay working or an environmentally-responsibleemployer is very importantwant to commute to the o ce in less than an hourbelieve men should have more amily-relatedwork benefits, such as paternity leave and flexibleschedules
35%
 
53%
 
30%38%
 
…BUT CAN BE FLEXIBLE IF NECESSARY
36%59%
 
51%60%
 
68%
 

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