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The New Job Hunt

THE NEW JOB HUNT TODAY'S WORKERS ARE ALWAYS SEARCHING AND ALWAYS LEARNING. Savvy candidates are treating job search like any other major purchase by learning as much about a job or company as they can before deciding to click 'apply. PROFILE OF A JOB CANDIDATE The days of the passive job seeker are over. Now, nearly seven in ten workers search for new opportunities on a routine basis. 69% say searching for new opportunities is part of their "regular routine." 74% are either actively searching for a new job or are open to new opportunities. 30% 35% are preparing for their next job within weeks of starting a new one. say job searching is a weekly activity. THE GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCE How the search for jobs differs by generation: MILLENNIAL BABY BOOMER Actively looking for job opportunities 79% 67% Average years at a job 3 11 Willing to relocate for the right opportunity 83% 1 58% Say job search is more complex than before 33% 43% DISCOVERING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESEARCH Job search is becoming increasingly comparable to consumer buying behavior. Similarly to how consumers check product reviews, candidates are researching potential employers using a wide range of resources. The majority of workers come across new jobs in these three ways: 74% 68% 67% Online Search Traditional Networking Job Boards Prior to Application Most research resources are used prior to a candidate applying for a job. Prior to Interview Prior to Accepting 54% research on social & 53% read news about 84% read the professional networks the company online company's website 81% 74% 74% 53% 56% 56% 34% 34% 34% Average number of unique resources used while searching: -14.5 11.7 - 10.8 -10.2 A Job An Insurance Provider A Bank A Trip A NEW JOB IS NOW LIKE A MAJOR PURCHASE Accepting a new job is rated as a more important life decision than moving, returning to school, or buying a new car. Accepting a new job 44% Moving to a different state + 25% Returning to school 15% Buying a car 9% Other 5% The experience employers provide job seekers through the recruitment process is something candidates will evaluate, engage with, and accept or reject, ultimately deciding whether or not to "make a purchase." Learn more at This survey was conducted online within the U.S. and Canada by Inavero on behalf of CareerBuilder among ,078 workers (employed full-time, not self-employed), ages 18 and over, between March 22 and April 5. 2012. careerbuilder

The New Job Hunt

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The days of the passive job seeker are over. Now, nearly three in four workers are actively looking for new opportunities.


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