Friday, November 7, 2008

Employment Stats - November 2008

Here are some useful/interesting job search-related statistics, courtesy of Office Solutions magazine (January 2008):

71% of executives say the use of temporary workers has a place in their overall human resources budgets.
- OfficeTeam

2,356 people go into business for themselves every day in the United States. 20.4 million Americans are currently self-employed.
- U.S. Census Bureau

26 percent of Americans spend six or more hours each day on the Internet. 54 prcent spend 1-4 hours online.
- IBM

82 percent of HR professionals say that the way employees dress at work directly affects their prospects for promotion.
- Yahoo! HotJobs

43 percent of workers say a job interview is the most anxiety-inducing situation.
20 percent say the first day on a new job is the most anxiety-inducing situation.
- Monster.com

88 percent of executives say that sending a thank-you note following an interview can boost a job seeker's chances of landing the job. But 49 percent of applicants don't send thank-you notes. 52 percent of executives prefer to receive a handwritten thank-you note.
- Accountemps

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