Step 1: Land a Job; Step 2: Find a New One
Job satisfaction is not so common in the United States if new research from Indeed Inc. is any indication.
Sixty-five percent of respondents admit to searching for new jobs within just three months of landing their latest position, the Wall Street Journal reported. The study polled thousands of workers and jobseekers.
Carl Van Horn, head of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, said there are plenty of instances in which people take jobs "just to get by," and in the process they're still looking for something bigger and better.
And of the 25 million people nationwide working just part-time, many are searching for a position that comes along with more security and benefits.
"They need to keep looking because they don't know when the job will go away," Van Horn said.
In other instances, jobseekers are more than happy when they land their new role, but soon after, they get a sense of "buyer's remorse."
"In other words, they get into the job and they realize they don't like their boss or their co-workers, or the way the job was described to them was easier than it turned out to be," Van Horn said.
According to Neil Cooper, owner of Career Coach NJ in Livingston, some of the blame can be placed on the workers themselves. It's important, he said, for job hunters to conduct in-depth research on the companies with which they are interviewing.
"A lot of times it may be because they have not done a thorough job of expressing what they're looking for and finding out what the company is really like," Cooper said.
And the internet makes the job search that much easier these days. Folks can even apply for positions while on the job.