Fun Facts About Job Seekers

According to Jmore Living, here are some fun facts about job seekers

  • 79 percent of job candidates are likely to use social media in their job search.
  • 41 percent of job seekers search for jobs while in bed, 30 percent while at work, and 18 percent from a restroom.
  • 75 percent of employers expect a thank-you note following an interview.
  • Average time spent by recruiters looking at a resume: 5 to 7 seconds.
  • According to a recent survey, hiring managers report that the quality they value least in a candidate is intelligence, the most is reliability.
  • 76 percent of resumes are discarded for having an unprofessional email address.
  • Average length of an interview? Forty minutes. Average time it takes for a hiring manager to know if they will hire that candidate? Ninety seconds.
  • Millennials make up 45 percent of the workforce now, making them the highest represented generation.
  • Typical length of a job search: 16.9 weeks
  • Biggest trend in finding candidates for professional positions? Reaching out to employed people who might be “passive job-seekers” — happy where they are, but if an opportunity came their way that seemed interesting, they might pursue it.

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