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[Infographic] Who is the Modern Job Seeker

Posted by Eric Friedman

Today’s job seeker is a different breed from previous generations. From better company perks to being able to work flexible hours, and from a more casual dress code to the option to work remotely – modern job seekers have a whole different set of expectations. So what exactly do they want out of their next job?

This infographic breaks down where and when job seekers are looking for new opportunities today, and what they expect out of companies.

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Eric Friedman is the founder and CEO of eSkill Corporation, a leading provider of Web-based skills testing for pre-employment and training. With academic degrees in Psychology and Business, and experience with both mature and expansion-stage company growth, Eric has focused on how best to hire and motivate team members to be the best they can be for their companies.

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  • Krista L. June, 16, 2015

    Video interviewing is still better than phone interviewing. As for me, I prefer a real-life interview to any other type. It gives you more information, as you can make judgments about people’s emotions, gestures, or feelings. In my experience, behavioral information is often more relevant than textual or audial information.

  • Mindy Scott June, 17, 2015

    Amazing facts! I couldn’t have imagined that people are usually looking for a job in such places as restaurants and restrooms. But modern people do everything on the go, if not on the run, so there is nothing to be surprised about.

  • Melinda P. June, 19, 2015

    Do they want to work remotely? Yes! Most of them. I was asked whether our company provides the opportunity to work remotely in every job interview I conducted but one. And it was one of the main reasons why many people chose our company and not any other.

  • Madison C. July, 07, 2015

    As a hiring manager, I prefer in-person interviews if possible. It’s easy to miss things on video and the candidate can possibly use the computer to help with the interview (if they’re savvy enough.)
    I also find a lot of people do not like a flexible work schedule. “Flexible” is often synonymous with “erratic” and “inconsistent.” Sometimes, an inflexible work schedule is more compatible with someone’s lifestyle because the typical 8-5 gives them family time and time to hang out with their friend group who also works mostly 8-5.

  • John MIraglia July, 07, 2015

    Folks who publish these surveys need to tell us who responded (demographics, occupations, etc.) and how many respondents by demographic group. Without that info, the survey findings are interesting but of limited practical value.

  • Constantin July, 07, 2015

    I read somewhere that looking for a job is, in fact, a real job. I totally agree, especially if it is about a person without employment looking for a new job. If you are serious and act like a professional, you will always land the job you want.

  • Eric July, 08, 2015

    Thanks for your input, John. We’ll definitely take this into account for our future infographics and surveys.

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