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One in five Irish workers have changed their job in the past year

Written by Robert McHugh, on 14th Jun 2017. Posted in Ireland

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In a recent survey conducted by iReach Insights, 1000 adults in Ireland were asked about changing jobs and searching for a new one. The survey found that one in five (18%) who work fulltime or part-time have changed their job in the past year.

In terms of the appropriate length of time to stay with the same company, 5% think a year or less, 41% think 1-5 years, 16% think anywhere between 6-10 years and 38% think over 10 years. This result is also justified by the fact that 70% of adults think changing jobs too often looks bad on CV.

For those who think it doesn't look bad on the CV, the reasons are; 66% believe employers could think that you want to get more experience, 30% believe potential employers could think you are interested in different industries and 28% believe potential employers might think that you are open minded because you are young.

The research found that 65% search for new roles on jobs websites, 30% ask colleagues and family members if they know about a job vacancy, 27% approach recruitment agencies and 15% use LinkedIn. The study also showed that 30% (Male; 46%, Female; 14%) use LinkedIn daily, 22% weekly and 48% monthly or less.

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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