If you're unemployed and worried that employers will turn you down for taking on unimpressive work during the recession or for the large employment gaps on your résumé-you needn't panic. A new survey just released by the careers website CareerBuilder.com reveals that the vast majority of employers are sympathetic to such circumstances.
The nationwide survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive, on behalf of CareerBuilder, among 3,023 hiring managers and human resource professionals between November 9 and December 5, 2011. Not only does it offer unemployed job seekers some hope, but it also provides tips to help them land a new position.
"More than 40% of unemployed job seekers have been out of work for six months or longer," says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder. "There's a sense that such a long gap on a résumé negatively affects a candidate's chances, but the survey shows that is not true. That's very positive news forRead More »from Things You Need to Do While You're Unemployed