Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-11-2013

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wanderlust  54% of IT professionals actively search for a job at least once a week.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sketchy Plan  Only 8% of IT leaders strongly agree that their organization has a well-defined employee value proposition.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Vetting Stages  95% of IT leaders feel that, the more thorough the screening process, the better the chance of getting a quality match for a hire.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Visibility Gap  70% of tech employees say the average screening process lends little to no insight into the critical dimensions of the potential job.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Big Fib  39% of tech pros say most IT resumes contain outright lies, compared to 35% of IT leaders who agree.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Reality Check  77% of IT leaders believe most tech worker resumes exaggerate the candidates' work experience, as opposed to 63% of tech pros who agree.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Professional Help  59% of IT workers consult with a recruiter during the job search process—more so than with their colleagues, friends and networking community.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Incomplete Picture   57% of IT pros do not think that candidates receive an accurate depiction of what a job is actually like during a screening stage.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Labor Intensive  63% of tech workers say that online applications are too long.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Time Tested  46% of IT pros say they would not apply for a job opportunity for which they are qualified if the application is too long.

Job Hunting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly