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Half of Romanians want to change jobs until end of year


The Romanians want to change their jobs by the end of the year, according to a study made by an online recruiting platform, in the conditions when five out of ten have applied for a new job recently.

“This year, 85% of respondents have applied at least once since the beginning of the year. Only 8.4% are satisfied by their present jobs, and applied for a new job two years ago,” an eJobs study shows.

Encouraged by the high number of jobs available in the market, the candidates start being more attentive to the recruiting process and have big expectations from employers. For 7 out of 10 candidates the way in which the recruiter speaks is the most important aspect in an employment interview and one of the factors taken into account for employment, the mentioned study shows. 

52% of respondents want to have at least a meeting with the future direct manager. The feedback after the interview, the answers they get from the recruiter and the way in which the company looks are other elements candidates take into account and which can make the difference between an offer accepted or refused. About 20% of respondents specified they wanted hiring interviews  to last less than an hour, says Bogdan Badea, CEO eJobs Romania.

The study also shows that 82% of people who are looking for a job do it by means of online recruiting platforms. The second most used channel for applications are employers' websites. 23% use for that social networks, while 19% of candidates mentioned they tried to get hired by means of job fairs. 

The study was made over November 1 and 19,on a sample of 1,493 respondents.

Launched in 1999, eJobs is the first recruiting platform in Romania and belongs to Ringier Romania, part of Ringier AG, an international media company based in Zurich, Switzerland. Now eJobs has over 4 million resumes, more than 2 million users monthly, 7,000 resumes updated daily and a fan base of 290,000 on Facebook.