We at Beyond recently surveyed more than 11,000 job seekers (both active and passive) to understand how they are searching for jobs and not surprisingly, mobile devices are playing a big part. So as a recruiter, what do you need to know? Check out the full [INFOGRAPHIC] here.
Walk into any bar around town at happy hour and you’ll overhear more than one person complaining about work. Job dissatisfaction is pretty common and often people feel like they owe it to a company to suffer through a bad experience. A terrible manager, poor company culture, or even boredom make the work week difficult to get through. But how long should an employee have to wait a bad job out before you move on? The answer might surprise you.
According to a national survey of 11,000 job seekers conducted by Beyond, The Career Network, 46 percent of respondents said that six months to one year was an appropriate amount of time to “stick out” a job if it doesn’t make you happy. Today’s job seekers are impatient—and that’s okay.
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But what if the same candidate also has a 5-year career gap from her time as a stay-at-home mom? One year ago, Michele Gonzalez, of the popular blog NYC Running Mama, was exactly this candidate. And it wasn't as easy as you might think for her to find her new career niche. Now she’s back to work full-time, running full steam ahead with her career.
In the final installment of our Career Journeys series on The Confident Career, Michele shares the challenges of returning to work after multi-year hiatus and finding a way to transfer her military skills to a civilian career. (By the way, wouldn’t you hate to have been one of the companies who passed on a candidate like this?)
Beyond, recently conducted a survey of more than 11,000 job seekers, which revealed that traditional markers of success such as salary and company tenure aren’t as relevant to today’s workers. According to the survey—which was evenly split between employed and unemployed job seekers, a strong majority (77%) believe they have achieved career success. The top reason cited was pride in their work (48%), which ranked well above money (2%) as an indicator of success. Results also showed that tenure at one job is an anomaly; in fact, only 8% of respondents who feel they’ve achieved career success have worked for just one company.
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We’ve all seen those resumes, the ones that have more plot twists than a New York Times bestseller. And while it's tempting to pass them over in favor of a more predictable option, there’s something to be said for a candidate with the confidence to take the road less traveled.
That’s just the kind of person we’re featuring in our latest profile. Lance Baird is an MBA grad and marketing professional turned principal in his own company whose career has consisted of some major leaps of faith.
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“Sorry, it’s just not going to work out. Good luck with your life.”
Breaking up via text isn’t anything new, but it still makes us cringe at a personal level because it feels incredibly impersonal. It’s almost paradoxical, because the texting medium itself represents a connection we have with people we know and trust.
Text messaging has become a powerful piece of communication in our everyday lives. While we all know that person that has steadily refused to participate in the SMS frenzy, research shows that it’s grown to be a core part of how we interact with others. Other than making a call or taking a photo, sending text messages is at the top of the list in terms of how people use their mobile devices.
For recruiters on the front lines of communication for their organizations, it’s worth noting the power of text. It’s innately personal and incredibly direct – what better way to cut straight through the noise and get a person’s attention right away? Plus, it’s becoming an increasingly acceptable communication tool in the business world. It makes sense that recruiters will want to leverage this ubiquitous form of communication for reaching and engaging with candidates.
Say a resume comes across your desk and the candidate’s career path seems so erratic you think their career GPS must have failed them at some point. Do you cast it aside in favor of a someone with a more predictable trajectory? Not so fast.
For the next few weeks over at The Confident Career, we’ll be looking at people who took unique paths to career success. They’re inspiring, surprising, and they just might make you take a closer look at the next unconventional candidate you come across.
In our first profile, we’re featuring a member of our own Beyond family, Cheryl Thompson. Cheryl is an Account Manager on our Client Success team who helps companies hire great people on Beyond. She also happens to have “Olympic athlete” on her resume.