In a downtrodden economy where new employment opportunities seem scarce, most working Americans are simply happy to have a job and are convinced that now’s not the time to be looking. However, for cream-of-the-crop applicants, when it rains, it pours.
Sixty-five percent of professionals in the U.S. reported receiving more than one job offer before accepting their current role, according to a global survey conducted in January and February 2012 by London recruitment consultancy Robert Walters. Thirty-five percent of U.S. respondents received one job offer before deciding to proceed with their current role; 40 percent received two offers; 14 percent received three different offers; and 11 percent were offered four or more positions prior to accepting their last position.
If you’re curious about how the job market is in the research industry, Quirk’s third-annual salary survey of corporate researchers includes feedback from researchers who are currently unemployed, asking what they see as the greatest obstacles to finding new employment. The survey data will be shared in the magazine, on quirks.com, on our blogs and leaked via Twitter @QuirksMR. We think some of our readers might be surprised by the results!