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Online job seekers prepared to be flexible to get the right job?

Online job seekers prepared to be flexible to get the right job?
 
The largest ever online recruitment survey shows that online job seekers are prepared to be increasingly flexible to get the job that they want.
 
A surprisingly high percentage - 76% - of UK based online job seekers would relocate overseas to improve their career prospects and would also be prepared to take a course or train to find a new role.
 
The findings form part of NORAS 2009 - the UKs largest online recruitment research project, which surveyed more than 50,000 candidates across 31 online job boards.
 
Interestingly, the most likely job seekers to relocate overseas are Directors or Senior Managers, who constitute nearly one fifth of the total number prepared to relocate. In contrast, those who are prepared to take a course or train to improve their career prospects are more likely to hold more junior positions, constituting 37% of this category.
 
Online job seekers who would relocate overseas or train to get a job were also more pro-active in their approach to looking for a job utilising more methods and channels to search for jobs than the average job seeker.
 
Giles Guest, managing director of Enhance Media, the online recruitment research and strategy company that produces NORAS commented In the current economic climate the competition for vacancies has increased and candidates appear to be increasingly willing to expand their skills and search outside to get the job that they want. The detailed NORAS research helps employers and participating job boards target flexible candidates to fill more complex or difficult roles.
 
The NORAS 2009 results are free to download at www.noras.co.uk

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