Large percentage unhappy with current job
STUDY: Salary is key factor to motivate change in employment situation
SIXTY-EIGHT percent of employed South Africans surveyed via Facebook are currently looking for a new job according to a recent survey by Careers24, one of South Africa’s leading job portals. While only 13% of respondents are satisfied with their current jobs, a significant amount are looking for positions with better pay and higher titles.
Salary is a key factor motivating South Africans to look for a change in their employment situation. Many South Africans also cite a lack of promotion as a reason for feeling dissatisfied with their current job.
“The Facebook findings highlighted a distinct dissatisfaction among South Africans. While most employees are constantly looking for better opportunities, few actually manage their careers by proactively updating their CVs,” says Tim Gregory, general manager of Careers24. Looking for a job can be a full-time job — it’s best to regularly update your CV and also your profile on a job board and choose a job board that allows you to set your privacy status and easily remove your CV if you are no longer in the market.
The Careers24 survey showed that a further 19% of South Africans are happy in their jobs, but are open to new opportunities.
Updating your CV regularly and setting up alerts will help you stay ahead of the game in the job-hunting stakes. “We’ve decided to up the ante for job candidates by injecting clever search-and-match technolo- gy into our job board. This soon-to-be launched technology will recommend jobs to candidates based on their skills, work history and career path goals,” says Gregory.
The technology, to be launched in the next few weeks, will see Career24 become a technical market leader in the recruitment space; offering recruiters and job candidates innovation in the job-search game and allowing job candidates to take control of their advancement. — Supplied.
While most employees are constantly looking for better opportunities, few actually manage their careers by proactively updating their CVs.