Simply Hired Profiles Today's Job Seeker in 2010 UK Survey Report
Leading Job Search Engine Provides the Industry's Most Comprehensive Snapshot of the Average Job Seeker
LONDON--(November 11, 2010)--Simply Hired, the leading search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network, today released its Today's Job Seeker Report for the UK summarising the results of more than 60 user polls conducted on www.simplyhired.co.uk since October 2009. The report provides the industry's most comprehensive picture of both job seekers and the job search process-including job seeker interests, behaviours and motivations.
"Today's job seeker is part of a selective, independent and passionate group actively searching for work through social networking and personalised online job sites. We are pleased to share this data through our first UK Today's Job Seeker Report."
"The current recession has created a new group of candidates, distinctive in their job search methods and what they want from their career," said Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and chief executive officer, Simply Hired. "Today's job seeker is part of a selective, independent and passionate group actively searching for work through social networking and personalised online job sites. We are pleased to share this data through our first UK Today's Job Seeker Report."
Report highlights include:
Today's job seekers say the most important consideration when looking for a job is a work-life balance (36 percent).
69 percent of job seekers are willing to take a pay cut to avoid redundancy.
More than half of job seekers use social media sites in their job search, including Facebook (18 percent) and LinkedIn (31 percent).
For more information about Simply Hired's UK Today's Job Seeker Report, please contact SimplyHiredUK @ schwartzcomm.com or view the complete report at http://scr.bi/ukjobseekerreport.
About Simply Hired
With more than seven million job listings worldwide, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.co.uk) is the world's largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network. The company powers jobs on over 10,000 network partner sites, and operates global sites in 21 countries and ten languages on six continents. Simply Hired has raised $22.3 million in funding from venture and individual investors including Foundation Capital, IDG Ventures and News Corporation. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.
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