Friday, January 07, 2005

Employers Digging Deeper in 2005

Three Factors That Will Affect Your Job Search in 2005: Employers Dig Deeper

by Caroline Levchuck

The average job search now takes four months, reports outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. And enhanced scrutiny of candidates often requires a significant amount of time from companies.

"Companies are spending more time and money on extensive pre-employment screenings, including intelligence, personality and psychological tests, to make sure an individual fits the profile of a successful worker. They are also conducting extensive background checks to weed out possible criminal or unethical behavior," said John A. Challenger, the firm's chief executive officer.

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The upcoming year can bring lots of rewards for job seekers. So start your search and make 2005 your year!
Source: My Yahoo! Daily Tips - HotJobs Job Tip

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