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November 19, 2008

Don’t Quit Your Day Job: CareerBuilder’s Q4 2008 Job Forecast

It’s no secret that starting a job search now isn’t the best idea in the world. CareerBuilder’s Q4 2008 Job Forecast expects the chilly reception for job seekers to continue through the rest of the year.

CareerBuilder and USA TODAY surveyed more than 3,000 hiring managers and HR professionals and over 6,100 workers nationwide. Of the polled workers, 9% had taken a second job to help make ends meet, with 24% considering it.  A vast majority indicated that they would be sticking with their current jobs for at least another year.

Skilled IT and Health Care professionals should have little problem finding work, but other sectors are struggling to stay afloat. One-fifth of surveyed workers who found a new job in 2008 reported that it took them four months or longer to find work.

Check out the report for yourself. The main takeaways: Always stay in your company’s good graces in a difficult time, especially when looking for a new job, and settle in for a long search.

Posted by Amy D.

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