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New Survey Reveals 30 Percent of Office Romances Resulted in Marriage

This just in…move over, step aside HowAboutWe. If you’re looking for romance this Valentine’s Day, it might be found in your very own office.

According to a new Careerbuilder survey, 39 percent of participating employees mentioned they dated a co-worker at least once during their career. Not only that, but wedding bells rang for 30 percent of people who dated a co-worker! Not too shabby odds, eh? In fact, most respondents indicated they were open about their office romance and didn’t keep it hidden. Read more

New Survey Reveals Perks Like Half-Day Fridays & On-Site Fitness Centers Boost Retention

Want to guess what ranks highest for employee importance aside from title and salary? According to more than 3,900 full-time employees nationwide, it’s a flexible schedule.

After that, employees surveyed by CareerBuilder recently indicated it’s the ability to make a difference, followed by the ability to work from home, academic reimbursement, having an office and company car. Read more

Three Ways to Audit Your Job Search

Okay, let’s say you’ve started to pound the pavement and you’re not seeing a lot of progress in terms of landing interviews.

According to a piece on CareerBuilder, it may be time for a job search audit. That is, enlisting a friend to help you objectively and tell you the truth no matter how hard it stings.

1. Talk about the most three opportunities you pursued. If your friend works in your industry, all the better.

Overall, your “auditor” should be familiar with your career and where you are with your search. How are you finding out about new opportunities? Are you pursuing them by applying online or reaching out to your network? How are you helping others within your network as well? Read more

New Survey Reveals 30 Percent of Employees Set to Shop Online at Work

Got work?

Check that, got presents?

If you don’t have presents but do have an office job, you may be among the 30 percent of workers from a recent survey who revealed they plan to shop online during the work day prior to Christmas.

CareerBuilder’s new survey indicates this statistic specifically applies to shopping online after December 7. In addition, more women than men have shopped online during employment hours compared to men at 43 percent and 36 percent, respectively. Read more

New Survey Reveals Nearly 20 Percent of Workforce Will Spend Thanksgiving With Co-Workers

As everyone gears up for Thanksgiving, it turns out co-workers are beginning to feel a lot more like family these days.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, almost one in five employees plan to spend the holiday with co-workers. When broken down by region, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington DC have the highest percentage of people indicating they’ll spend the day with colleagues.

Results varied slightly by age as well. The 18 – 24 and 25 to 33 demographic has the highest percentage of respondents indicating they’ll break bread (or in this case, turkey) with colleagues at 24 percent.

Numbers dipped slightly for 35-44 and 55+ to 18 percent while the lowest percentage bottoms out at 15 percent for the 45-54 age group. Read more

New CareerBuilder Survey Reveals Hiring is Up for Last Quarter

It looks like the last quarter of 2012 will be rocking and rollin’! Okay, maybe not exactly rocking but from the looks of a new CareerBuilder survey, more than 2,000 employers reflect an optimistic outlook for the remainder of this calendar year.

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Got Coffee? Editors, Writers & Media Folks Named One of Top Professions to Drink Coffee

A new survey conducted by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder showed the top ten professions relying on coffee.

We admit, when we read this headline on the CareerBuilder site, we couldn’t help but chuckle.

Of course, media professionals would be on this list! Who else is up until all hours of the night burning the midnight oil or cranking out deadline after deadline like it’s nobody’s business.

Guess what? We were right. Read more

Two-Thirds of Job Seekers Start Looking Six Months Before Searching

According to a new survey, approximately two-thirds of job seekers start looking casually for a new job six months before they start pounding the pavement.

CareerBuilder’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study revealed a lot goes on within those six months. Candidates check out a variety of sources to research opportunities like going online to company sites and Facebook pages. ¬†For instance, 84 percent log onto Google whereas 75 percent visit company sites.

Essentially, this info provides a lot of mojo and moxie to recruiters to keep their pipeline of potential talent active even when candidates are pretty passive. Above all, it’s a reminder to both job seekers and recruiters that a job search is a journey and in this case, it begins about six months before hard core networking and interviewing even occurs.

New CareerBuilder Survey Reveals Candidates Miffed With Employment Process

Want to feel empowered?

Despite high unemployment rates, according to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than half (56 percent) of employers who recruited new employees in the last year reported that a candidate rejected their job offer. That’s right — rejected it.

Turns out, a candidate’s experience with the employer from start to finish during the recruitment process impacts their decision about whether or not to accept an offer. Read more