Job Seekers Report That Good Jobs Are Becoming Easier To Find

68% of job seekers surveyed reported starting a new job within six months of beginning their search.

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Job Seeker Survey

49% of respondents indicated that there are more good job openings than there were a year ago, or that their company hiring had increased over last year

Nearly half of job seekers we surveyed reported more hiring activity in their field than a year ago, while half of the job seekers said they have turned down a job offer in their current or more recent job search.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 07, 2012

Of the approximately 1,300 professionals who responded to a recent Workplace Web Poll, 49% of respondents indicated that there are more good job openings than there were a year ago, or that their company hiring had increased over last year. Just over a third reported a continued lack of job openings in their field, or that their company was holding off on hiring new employees, and 16% of respondents were unsure. FPC surveys professionals on a quarterly basis to gain insights on their perspective on workplace issues and trends.

Additionally, just under half of respondents reported turning down a job offer due to either inadequate compensation, because the hiring company wasn’t a good fit, or because they did not want to relocate for that position. 21% of respondents indicated they had accepted the first job offer they received, while 31% have not received a job offer.

Finally, 68% of respondents reported starting a new job within 6 months of beginning their most recent job search, with 17% starting a new position between 6 months and one year of starting their search. 8% of respondents indicated they searched for more than one year before starting a new job, and an additional 7% searched for more than 2 years.

Respondents surveyed during the months of September, October and November 2012, across all industries and job levels, answered the following questions:

"Do you believe that the overall job market is improving?”

43% Yes, there are more good job openings now than there were a year ago
6%    Yes, my company is hiring more employees now than a year ago
29% No, there are still very few job openings in my field
6%    No, my company is still holding off on hiring new employees
16% Unsure

"In your most recent job search, how long did it take you to start a new position?

45% Less than 3 months
23% 3 months – 6 months
17% 6 months – 1 year
8%    1-2 years
7% More than 2 years

"During your current (or most recent) job search did you turn down any job offers?"

20% Yes, I turned down an offer because the compensation was too low
22% Yes, I turned down an offer because the position or company wasn’t a good fit for me
6%    Yes, I turned down an offer because I did not want to relocate
21% No, I accepted the first job offer I received
31% I have not received any job offers to date

Ron Herzog, CEO & President of FPC, said, "Nearly half of job seekers we surveyed reported more hiring activity in their field than a year ago, while half of the job seekers said they have turned down a job offer in their current or more recent job search. These responses are consistent with the overall trend our FPC offices are seeing in the marketplace. There are more competitive jobs out there, and strong candidates with in-demand skills are receiving multiple offers in what has become a very tight talent market. ”

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