Jobs in a Recession Survey Results 4: Most Recent Hires Found Full-Time Positions

Jobs in a Recession Survey Results 4: Most Recent Hires Found Full-Time Positions

This is part 4 of an ongoing community project to help people understand how to get jobs during a recession.

This data is slightly skewed towards those that are already active in social media as the survey went to those within my network on my blog and the highly connected Twitter community. There were 214 respondents to the survey although this graphic only represents those who got jobs since Sept 2008 (71 respondents) that represent those that were hired during the announcement of the recession. This sample set is smaller than one would expect out of a formal research project, after multiple promotions, it was capping out at 200 respondents, and I don’t have other resources to deploy against email lists, or affiliate programs. This is a personal research project, and is not tied to my employer, clients, or anyone else for that matter.


Finding 4: Most Recent Hires Found Full-Time Positions
This is just the data from the 71 respondents that got hired since Sept 2008 (since the recession was announced).

  • 78% of those recently hired reported that they landed full-time jobs
  • A mere 7% received contract, and another 7% received consultant jobs
  • Even less received part time jobs
  • This means that 78% of respondents were hired in full employment positions, likely with benefits.


    Recommendations for Job Seekers in a Recession

  • Don’t change strategy just yet and offer up that you’ll work part time if you really want a full time position.
  • Companies are still seeking full time bodies for long term programs –make sure your resume reflects this.
  • For those seeking part time, consulting or contracting, you should also think about other job opportunities in full time positions.

  • To find the other results from this survey, I’ll be tagging the post “Job Survey” and you can click that category to learn more.

    Coming soon I’ll be posting results for: titles that were hired, and some other interesting data cuts

    Resources: See my Web Strategy Job Board, or Job Wire.