Benchmark Professional Careers Announce Job Survey Results

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Benchmark Professional Careers, along with several of their affiliates in the Midwest and South East released their results today. The findings: 58% landed a job through networking; 33% through advertised postings; and 9% through a recruiter.

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In a collective effort with several of their affiliates Benchmark Professional Careers is releasing the results of a survey that demonstrates how people land jobs.

Benchmark Professional Careers, along with affiliates in the Midwest and South East released their results today. The findings: 58% landed a job through networking; 33% through advertised postings; and 9% through a recruiter.

A spokesperson for the company stated, "This is just a sampling, but it coincides with past findings on a national level. There has been little done to review this subject in the past several years and we felt it was timely to look into this important subject. People don't seem to know how to network effectively any more, or feel that there networks have dried up. They don't know how to energize their existing networks or more importantly, how to develop new networks."

The company makes it clear that this is not a scientific poll, but a good representative sampling from their own clients.

Benchmark Professional Careers works with professionals on the best ways to re-package their most marketable skills and then to network themselves into career positions. When asked what is most difficult for a job seeker today, Benchmark Careers say that complaints about ineffective online campaigns, "searching the online job boards" leads the pack in what job seekers find most difficult. The second biggest complaint is "difficulty in getting to the decision maker" that will ultimately choose who he or she works with.

They also feels that the percentage of people in their survey who found a job through advertised positions is higher than previous surveys is due to the manner in which their clients approach that segment of the job market. The percentage for jobs through recruiters is in line with other survey results from the past. Borden Elliott says that complaints from jobs seekers still resonate when talking about the lack of response from online postings.

Benchmark Careers is encouraging other affiliates to survey their clients in order to get a more national overview of how people are finding jobs. "We feel confident that the percentage of professionals who get jobs through networking will to continue to climb as additional results are revealed."

Benchmark Professional Careers is a Chicago area based career management firm based, assisting executive level professionals. To learn more about them visit their website http://www.benchmarkcareers.com.

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