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Announcing a Decade of Job Seeker Nation: Defining a New Breed of Jobseeker

In 2019, one thing seems certain: it’s a candidates’ job market. With the U.S. economy prospering, headlined by a record stretch of low unemployment, all signs point to a tip-top labor market for American job seekers. In fact, from massive tech IPOs to more job openings than workers to fill them, the job prospects only look to perk up in the coming year.

Last year, we said recruiting hit its tipping point, and we saw candidates seizing their newfound power to negotiate salary more often, preemptively reject companies, and turn down signed offers in lieu of better ones. This new dynamic has forced hiring teams to get creative and explore unknown territories — like adding text into their recruiting methods and engaging candidates on social media — to reach candidates and find new talent.

But after surveying over 1,500 workers on the American work experience, we found this doesn’t paint the full picture, and leaves out an important part of the labor market: the one that is falling behind. While some companies and industries report record growth and headlines paint a positive outlook on employment, not everyone is able to find work, stay sharp, or move ahead in today’s labor market. So, “how hard is it to find a job today” actually depends on who you ask.

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Announcing a Decade of Job Seeker Nation: Defining a New Breed of JobseekerIn 2019, one thing seems certain: it’s a candidates’ job market. With the U.S. economy prospering, headlined by a record stretch of low unemployment, all signs point to a tip-top labor market for American job seekers....Read More
How to Add Diversity to Your Recruiting StrategyIn addition to broadening your company's demographic profile, diversity is key to bringing in new business and new employees. Nearly 70% of job seekers say that a company's diversity portfolio influences their decision about whether or...Read More
Why Internal Mobility Is Inner Strength for a CompanyIf an employee feels appreciated and cared for by an employer, he or she is more likely to perform at peak potential. Happy employees, on average, are 12% more productive than unhappy ones. Companies with motivated...Read More
10 Tips for Recruiting with Text MessagesAs candidate pools are increasingly made up of people from instant-communication generations like Generation Z and Millennials, it's important for recruiters and employers to find ways to get their messages across quickly. Recruiting candidates via text...Read More
Jobvite Employee Spotlight: Sarah SniegowskiAt Jobvite, our company culture is fueled by the enthusiasm of our employees. We pride ourselves on having a workplace that’s fun and engaging, and a smart and motivated team that loves coming to work every...Read More
2019 Recruiting Benchmark Report: Your Guide to Finding Top TalentYou can’t have a conversation about recruiting without talking about the so-called ‘talent war.’ Industry reports suggest that we are in a state of full employment and that the talent war is fierce. The economy is...Read More
To Attract Top Candidates, Recruiters Must Be MarketersTen years ago, US unemployment rates reached a staggering 9.9 percent. Millions of job seekers scrambled to find work. Now, the tides have turned. In 2018, there were more jobs available than workers to fill them....Read More
Why Employer Branding is Critical in Attracting Top TalentIt has always been the case that the best talent has leverage over employers in the job market, but that may be truer than ever today. Good help is hard to find, especially when job seekers...Read More
Why You Need to Invest in a Social Recruiting StrategyIf social media isn't already part of your job advertising campaign, it should be. Worldwide, about 2.8 billion people are on social media. More than 73 percent of people age 18-34 have found jobs via social...Read More
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