Careers Slideshow: What Workers Will Do To Get Ahead

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-08-2010

What Workers Will Do To Get Ahead

23% of IT workers say it's fine to participate in underhanded or otherwise "out of the ordinary" tactics to get a job.

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15% say such tactics are necessary because the job market is so tough.

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Nearly 80% would gain inside secrets about a company to get a job.

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62% would hide from colleagues that they're applying for an opening, to keep competition down.

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35% say they'd phone a recruiter continuously to get a job interview.

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13% say they'd visit a recruiter's premises and refuse to leave until they were seen.

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Over 20% say they're fine with claiming someone else's work as their own.

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32% of IT workers would create a problem so they could fix it and earn brownie points.

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58% would butter up the boss to get a raise or promotion over colleagues.

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