30% of survey participants say it would be worse for a coworker to find out about their job search than about an office romance.
Hoping to keep your online job search on the down low? Good luck. Privacy is a casualty of the modern age, and that includes job hunting, says a survey from TheLadders.com. People know that they’re taking risks by applying for positions via websites, but they chalk it up to the information culture, including the increasing role that social media and other outlets play in the recruitment process. But that doesn’t mean they’re happy about it. “Americans want their privacy, and we strongly believe that a job search should not require an individual to give it up,” says Marc Cenedella, CEO of TheLadders. “This can be one of the most stressful times in an individual's life. Those of us in the job industry have a special duty and responsibility to treat privacy with care, because privacy issues are critically important, particularly during economically challenging conditions." Wakefield Research conducted the survey, in which an estimated 1,000 participants took part. For more about the findings,
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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