Question of the Day: What percent of jobs are never advertised?


Answer: 70-80%

Questions:

  • If 70-80% of jobs are never advertised, how do you think that most people find jobs? 
  • For those who have jobs/had jobs, what was your process to find work?
  • What do you think are the skills needed to be an effective networker?

Here are the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.

Behind the numbers (Payscale) :

“At least 70 percent, if not 80 percent, of jobs are not published, ” Matt Youngquist, president of Career Horizons told NPR. “And yet most people – they are spending 70 or 80 percent of their time surfing the net versus getting out there, talking to employers, taking some chances [and] realizing that the vast majoring of hiring is friends and acquaintances hiring other trusted friends and acquaintances.”

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Check out the NGPF Career Unit for more lessons and activities including a lesson on how to land that first job. 

 

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta


Tim’s saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.



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