One in three Americans, 33%, plan to look for a new job this year, according to data from Monster Worldwide Inc.’s 2019 State of the Candidate report. The survey found the percentage is even higher among 18- to 34-year-olds; 48% in this age category plan to look for a new job this year.
Ninety percent of those planning to seek a new job expect to do so within the first three months of 2019. And while 54% believe the process would be easy if they had to look for a new job tomorrow, the remainder believe it would be hard.
The survey also found 75% of respondents have had a job where they didn’t feel they were a good fit, and half have felt this way in two or more jobs. Among those who have felt like a bad fit at a job, only 14% were able to tell right away when they started — it took weeks for 41% and months for 39%.
Another three-quarters of the Americans surveyed think that video will play a role in job searching in the future. Seventy-two percent anticipate video in the future job search, but expected uses vary:
Video call with recruiters/potential employers in the interview process: 36%
Video resume: 33%
Video job description: 27%
Video application submission: 25%
Video featuring a recruiter describing a job ad: 22%
Eighty percent of respondents agreed a video of a recruiter talking about a role as part of a job ad would help them better understand a job opportunity. The research also found 32% do not believe that a traditional resume adequately conveys their value to employers, and this is substantially higher among respondents ages 55 to 65, at 48%.