Stats and Graphs: 360 Job hunters

It’s Staturday!

Have you been enjoying reading the individual responses from job hunters?  

Last time we checked in, we had 103 responses.  Now we’ve got 360!  Here’s the full circle of:

Results!

(Please again forgive the cut off labels on the charts – this is how Google forms deals with verbosity)

 

Do you expect to see salary range listed in a job ad?

job ad 360

Yes, and it’s a red flag when it’s not      150    42%
Only for certain kinds of employers        47    13%
No (even if I might think it *should* be)      122    34%
Other        41    11%

Have you ever stretched the truth, exaggerated, or lied on your resume, or at some other point during the hiring process?

Lied 360

Yes               45         13%
No             273         76%
Other               42         12%

When would you like employers to contact you?

contact 360

To acknowledge my application     261    73%
To tell me if I have or have not been selected to move on to the interview stage     322    90%
To follow-up after an interview     237    66%
Once the position has been filled, even if it’s not me     316    88%
Other       42    12%
People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

How do you prefer to communicate with potential employers?

Communicate 360

Phone        38    11%
Email      158    44%
Mail         1      0%
Phone for good news, email for bad news      134    37%
Other        29      8%

Which events during the interview/visit are most important to your assessment of the position (i.e. deciding if you want the job)?

Events 360

Tour of facility      235    67%
Being taken out to meal        12     3%
Meeting department members/potential co-workers      321    91%
Meeting with HR to talk about benefits/salary      137    39%
Being able to present        51    15%
Other        65    19%
People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

Demographics

Are you currently employed, even if part time or in an unrelated field?

currently employed 360
Yes        293       81%
No          65       18%

Have you been hired in the last two months, even if part time or in an unrelated field?

recent hire 360

Yes        93     26%
No      264     73%

How long have you been job hunting (or if recently hired, how long did you look before that)?

job hunt length 360

Less than six months       99    28%
Six months to a year     102    28%
A year to 18 months       55    15%
More than 18 months     100    28%

What type(s) of organization are you looking in?

org type 360

Academic library       292    82%
Archives       119    33%
Library vendor/service provider       110    31%
Public library       241    68%
School library        73    20%
Special library       197    55%
Other        72    20%
People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

What position level are you looking for?

Position Level 360

Entry level      233    65%
Requiring at least two years of experience      206    58%
Supervisory       86    24%
Department Head       50    14%
Senior Librarian       63    18%
Branch Manager       39    11%
Director/Dean       24     7%
Other       36    10%
People may select more than one checkbox, so percentages may add up to more than 100%.

Where are you?

Country 360

Australia/New Zealand          0      0%
Canada          8      2%
Midwestern US      107    30%
Northeastern US      107    30%
Southern US        70    19%
UK          1      0%
Western US        60    17%
Other          7      2%

Where are you?

where 360

Urban area       124     34%
City/Town       113     31%
Suburban area         83     23%
Rural area         35     10%
Other           5       1%

Are you willing/able to move for employment?

move 360

No       106    29%
Yes, anywhere       135    38%
Other       119    33%

Would you like to include a short bio with your answers?

bio 360

No       276    77%
Yes         70    19%
Other         14      4%

Number of daily responses

No Responses 360

This survey was co-written by Naomi House, of I Need A Library Job.  If you’re job hunting, INALJ is a wealth of information and it has job ads up the wazoo.  

Also if you’re job hunting, and haven’t taken the survey yet, please do!  If you’ve got friends, please share the link:

http://tinyurl.com/hiringlibJOBHUNTERsurvey

Finally, if you have questions, comments or concerns, we’d love to hear them.

You can either comment below, or email hiringlibrariansATgmail.

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