Large per­cent­age un­happy with cur­rent job

STUDY: Salary is key fac­tor to mo­ti­vate change in em­ploy­ment sit­u­a­tion

Weekend Witness - - Weekend -

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.

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While most em­ploy­ees are con­stantly look­ing for bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties, few ac­tu­ally man­age their ca­reers by proac­tively up­dat­ing their CVs.

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