Today, to assist those American service people looking for a job, we at Simply Hired want to share with veterans our useful employment search tool.
Simply Hired has a special job search filter designed for US veterans. The veteran job filter provides results from the Direct Employers list of over 400 vet-friendly companies and federal contractors. This filter provides a venue for veterans to perform job searches from select companies who are dedicated to hiring veterans and advancing their careers.
The vet-friendly job filter can be found at www.simplyhired.com/veteran, or as part of the special filters on the left side of any search results page.
On Tuesday evening, Simply Hired's CEO & Co-founder, Gautam Godhwani was featured on the ABC World News with Diane Sawyer segment, Job Openings: Where to Apply.
The latest job statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows an increase of 260,000 job openings in the month of December. Gautam provided insight regarding occupations driving the growth and the salaries associated with them:
Yesterday, we announced an interactive, online U.S Employment Trends tool (found at http://www.simplyhired.com/a/trends/national) which allows job seekers instant access to both local and national employment data. This tool is especially useful for job seekers and the media because it offers forward-looking data that can predict hiring based on job openings each month.
Job seekers can discover job posting trends nationally by metro area, industry and occupation, in addition to the degree of job competition in each metro area. Dating back to October 2010, this range of data provides a clear picture of the number of jobs available and the competition for those jobs.
While the BLS and ADP reports provide data on positions filled, SimplyHired.com's U.S Employment Trends tool provides the only forward-looking data from any job source, making it the leading indicator of the health of the job market.
Today, SimplyHired.com released its 2011 Today's Job Seeker Report, which is a survey of job seeker behaviors and motivations. This report is based on job seeker responses to more than 100 polls on SimplyHired.com between October 2010 and November 2011.
The Today's Job Seeker Report reveals that job seekers today are actively seeking work online, with nine out of ten job seekers using online job sites, in addition to the more traditional modes of newspapers (39 percent) and networking (36 percent). Networking and maintaining relationships with previous coworkers continue to be great ways to get hired: over half of job seekers have been hired through a friend's referral at some point in their career.
Today's top talent is looking for work they both enjoy and feel passionate about. Thirty-six percent of job seekers voted "the work itself" as the main factor that would allow them to love their job, followed by great coworkers (26 percent) and good pay (23 percent).
But, it's definitely about more than just the paycheck—63 percent of people define career success as doing what they love, more important than advancing your talents and abilities (36 percent) or making a certain salary (22 percent). And, a whopping 82 percent of people said they’d rather find a job they love with a lower pay than a well-paying job they don't like.