Thank you to all those who took the time to take part in our short career survey in March 2016. The survey was carried out by LoveLocalJobs.com, to gain a little understanding of our current users and followers.
More than 50% of the candidates surveyed are currently employed and 31% are unemployed and currently looking for work. As expected 89% of the respondents would be interested in a permanent contract if unemployed.
We then asked the question; ‘If unemployed what industry are/would you be interested in?’ The top answers included Business (38%), Marketing & PR (26%) and Media, Public Sector and HR all coming in the same (12%).
The main results that has stood out from our short survey is the answers to: ‘What do you/would you find most challenging as a jobseeker today?’. 53% answered selling yourself in an interview and 13% negotiating job offers and salary.
Some of you answered the question with other, listing age discrimination and limited jobs in a particular industry as the most challenging aspect of being a jobseeker today!
It was also great to revisit what candidates and jobseekers actually value the most when considering a job. The favourite value is progression within the company, followed by location and thirdly salary.
Q. What is your location?
A. 53% Brighton and Hove, 18% East Sussex and 29% West Sussex
Q. What is your gender?
A. 38% Male, 62% female
Q. What is your age range?
A. 18-24 years 6%, 25-34years 19%, 35-44years 25%, 45-54years 19%, 55-64years 25%, 65-74 years 6%
Q. What is your current employment status?
A. 56% employed, 31% out of working and looking, 6% out of work and not currently looking, 6% homemaker
Q. If unemployed, what industry sector are you interested in?
A. 38% Business, 12% HR, 26% marketing and PR, 12% media, 12% public sector
Q. If unemployed, what type of contract are you interested in?
A. 89% permanent, 11% apprenticeship
Q. What do you value most when considering a job? Please rate most important at top to least important at bottom
A. Progression within the company =1, location =2, salary =3, employee benefits =4, ability to work remotely =5
Q. What do you/would you find most challenging as a jobseeker today?
A. Selling yourself in an interview 53%, negotiating job offers / salary 13%, using social media for job searching 7%, CV and cover letter writing 7%, OTHER 20% (Age discrimination, limited jobs in reprographics, none of the above)