A recovering economy has placed job seekers in the driver’s seat.
Half of employed job seekers see their current position as only temporary.
It’s been a long road to recovery, but the economy is finally bouncing back after the Great Recession. Businesses are growing, companies are hiring and quality talent is in high demand. For the skilled worker, the job market has shifted in their favor, and professionals everywhere are taking advantage. The findings of the sixth annual Job Seeker Nation Study explore the progression of the job market, the modern job seeker’s approach to job hunting, and what this means for the workforce in 2015.
What you need to know:
The job market is looking up: compared to 2013, fewer people in 2014 said it was difficult to find a job.
Everyone has their eye out for a better opportunity: 45% of workers will jump ship for a new job even though they are happy in their current position.
Job seekers are surfing the wave of career opportunities. Technology sees the highest short-term turnover, but no industry is exempt from job-hopping.
Over a quarter of job seekers view their current position as a stepping-stone, another indicator that
people see their jobs as a growth experience rather than an endgame.
Money talks: it’s the most influential factor both in deciding to leave a job and in choosing a new one.
Men and women agree on one thing: both genders (38%) value work/life balance equally when considering a new job.
Job seeking is now a 24/7 activity: job seekers search for new positions on mobile during their commute (38%), on the job (30%) and even in the bathroom (18%).