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Is professional accompaniment useful for job seekers?

Special Report: Leger Jobboom Survey // Part 5 of 5

A survey conducted by Leger on behalf of Jobboom found that, of people who have looked for a job online in the past 12 months, candidates between 18 and 24 years old were more likely than other respondents to want professional help during their job hunt. All in all, 70 percent of respondents in this age group said that they would like to be assisted by a professional while looking for a job.

Generally, the survey results also show that active candidates are more inclined than passive candidates to want access to additional tools or advice that can help them to manage their careers.

Human Resources to the Rescue

According to survey respondents, having access to a human resources professional who could help them during the course of their job hunt would be most beneficial to them in terms of finding a job. Respondents said that ideally, a professional could help them to:

  • Write and edit their CV (51 percent)
  • Prepare for job interviews (49 percent)
  • Find a job that matches their profile (53 percent)
  • Help them develop a career plan (57 percent)
  • Help them to target employers that share their values and lifestyle goals (45 percent)

Half of survey respondents also indicated that they would appreciate it if more in-depth descriptions of available jobs could be found, in the form of articles or blog posts, on recruitment websites. As well, around 50 percent of respondents would like to find out more about how to target employers that share their personal values and lifestyle goals, via online content.

If you are among the job seekers that would like to read more content that relates to your career, visit the Advice section on Jobboom!

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*The Léger survey was conducted Dec. 12-20, 2016 and generated responses from 500 people aged 18 to 54, all of whom had consulted one or more job postings online in the previous 12 months.



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