Today, Simply Hired released its 2010 Today’s Job Seeker Report, which is a survey of job seeker behaviors and motivations. This report is based on job seeker responses to over 75 polls on SimplyHired.com between August 2009 and August 2010.
The Today’s Job Seeker Report reveals that job seekers today are tech-savvy, social and selective about the kind of work they choose. The Internet is the number one channel for job search, with 86% of job seekers looking for work online. In addition, social media is a vital tool for today’s job seekers – almost one in three job seekers find jobs through networking, and LinkedIn and Facebook are considered the most effective social networks for job searching.
Even though the unemployment rate has been close to 10%, job seekers today are not likely to budge on what they’re looking for in their next job, whether it’s schedule flexibility, benefits or a short commute. However, some job seekers will have to settle: 65% would consider a career change because they don’t like their current career or can’t find a job in their current career. In addition, the recession has delayed the retirement of 57% of older workers.
Gautam Godhwani, Simply Hired’s Co-Founder and CEO, provides additional highlights and commentary on the report in this video:
Check out the full Today’s Job Seeker Report:
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