NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study conducted by TheLadders, just in time for Valentine's Day, the majority of Americans they surveyed are not in love with their jobs. In fact, only 11.7% have found the right corporate chemistry and are 'really happy with this job.' More than 255,000 job seekers on TheLadders — the most comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals — confirmed varying degrees of dissatisfaction with their workplace.
In the poll, 61.3% of job seekers who were asked to describe the way they feel about their current job admitted they are 'actively looking for a next job,' 19.0% claimed their 'job isn't awful, but not great,' 3.9% 'don't know how much more of this gig can be tolerated,' and 4.1% 'want out of this job now.' Despite the latest unemployment rate, which is currently at 8.3% and steadily trending downward, almost one-fourth of all job seekers (20.5%) surveyed stated they were "currently between jobs."
"Both personally and professionally, finding the right match is all about chemistry, and feeling motivated and appreciated in the workplace is paramount for being successful in your career and life," said Alex Douzet, President and Co-founder of TheLadders. "TheLadders Candidate Insights enable us to optimize job-matching technology to help job seekers find jobs they'll love, while also helping our 17,000 recruiters understand the needs of the person behind the resume."
Douzet suggests that workplace satisfaction can be determined by the following factors:
- corporate culture
- opportunity for growth
- sense of challenge
- work-life balance
- compensation package
On an ongoing basis, TheLadders compiles data provided by its 5 million members to educate the company about current behavioral trends in the labor market. TheLadders Candidate Insights is an exclusive feature on TheLadders, where job seekers detail their current situation and provide psychographic information to build robust profiles for recruiters and optimize their job matches. All research is original and proprietary.
TheLadders has been committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. With a unique suite of personalized products and resume services, the career-focused service helps job seekers connect with employers and recruiters more effectively and efficiently. Given its heritage as the leader in the $100K+ job search, TheLadders is dedicated to the science behind the job search and optimally positioned to help all career-driven professionals in finding the right jobs. Opening services beyond $100K+ positions allows recruiters and employers more options when looking to hire professionals at other stages of their careers. TheLadders is headquartered in New York with offices in London. For more information, visit TheLadders Blog and theladders.com. Your career is our job.™