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New Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Job Seekers Do Not Negotiate First Offers

If you’re looking for a job (and hey, even if you’re not), here’s important information to  keep on the brain.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 49 percent of people searching for jobs do not negotiate their offers at first. They simply accept the first offer communicated to them.

But wait, it gets better. They don’t negotiate and yet 45 percent of employers are actually willing to negotiate! Think about all of the money left on the table. Hmmmph. Read more

Got Stunts? New Survey Reveals 10 Ways Candidates Got Employers to Notice

Got your resume wrapped around a chocolate bar? Or maybe you can pay for a billboard instead? If you’re thinking of a quirky way to get noticed by a potential employer, you’re not alone.

According to a CareerBuilder survey, there are certainly positive ways candidates have stood out from their competition. They asked more than 2,000 hiring managers for their best memories of candidates who took that extra step to truly shine.

As per the press release, CareerBuilder’s human resources vice president Rosemary Haefner indicated, “Employers typically aren’t looking for the most outrageous candidate, they’re looking for the best fit.” Read more

Got Cliques? New CareerBuilder Survey Reveals They’re Omnipresent in the Workplace

Is this high school all over again? The nerd, the jock, the princess, oh wait we’re channeling The Breakfast Club

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, we’re not far off with our assumption. Employees who fit into a specific clique in high school are more likely to be in an office one, too. Survey participants were asked to describe their high school selves as one of the following groups: Athlete, honor society, cheerleader, drama club, geek, class clown, student government, teacher’s pet, band/choir.

Participants who didn’t self-identify as having fit into one of the high school personas are actually the least likely employees to be part of a workplace clique. On the contrary, former class clowns, athletes and geeks are most likely to channel their high school days and belong to an office clique. Read more

Thanks to Social Media, New Survey Reveals Employers Discover Reasons Not to Extend Job Offers

By now we all know the importance of cleaning up our social media profiles since it’s not uncommon for recruiters and hiring managers to search but a new survey seconds that notion. In fact, CareerBuilder’s new study shows that a questionable profile can cost job seekers the potential job.

Reflecting an increase from last year’s survey, more than two out of five hiring managers who actively research candidates online indicated they discovered information that caused them not to move forward.

As for the content itself, hiring managers and recruiters found a variety of questionable content such as proof of inappropriate behavior as well as information which contradicted the job seekers’ qualifications for the job. Furthermore, some candidates bad mouthed previous employers and others demonstrated poor communication skills. Read more

New Survey Says One-Fourth of Bosses Want a Direct Report to Leave

This just in…if you’ve ever wanted your boss to take a hike, it works the other way around, too. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 27 percent of bosses revealed they have a direct report they’d rather see leave.

Rosemary Haefner, the vice president of human resources at the job site, explained in the press release,  “It’s important that managers be as direct as possible when dealing with employees that, for whatever reason, aren’t a good fit for their teams.”

She added, “Fortunately, a plurality of managers in our survey were open to confronting the situation through a formal discussion or warning; however, some will do nothing at all, or even resort to passive aggressive behaviors that can only prolong a negative working arrangement. It’s important that workers be aware of such warning signs, and if necessary, take steps to improve their situations.”

Formal warnings have been issued by 42 percent of the managers surveyed. In lieu of a formal warning, other supervisors pointed out shortcomings in their direct report’s performance, reduced responsibilities, moved the person to another area, and hired someone else to eventually replace the worker.

Interestingly enough, one-third of bosses in the survey confessed they simply wouldn’t do any of the items mentioned.

Survey Says Teachers, Engineers & Scientists Most Likely to Gain Weight on the Job

Want to stay svelte on the job? Then stay in media and don’t become a scientist, engineer or teacher. Half kidding.

Okay, we’re taking this a bit to the extreme but as per a survey published by CareerBuilder, professions that involved a high stress level (not saying that we aren’t stressed out from time to time here in media) resulted in packing on some pounds.  People who worked in a job where they sat at a desk all day also gained weight. 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

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 Three in 10 Employers Caught Fake References

If you’re feeling a bit bold and considering putting down a fake reference on a job application, we have one two words of advice: Think again.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, almost three out of 10 employers caught a fake reference on a job application!  Read more

What the #*&^%? Study Shows Cursing at Work Harms Your Career

If you’ve been known to drop the F-bomb once in a while at the office, you may want to reconsider your choice of words.

In a new study, CareerBuilder reveals 64 percent of employers think less of an employee who repeatedly swears. In addition, 57 percent are less likely to promote someone who curses in the office. Questions are raised about professionalism, lack of control and maturity, along with a lack of intelligence.  Read more

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