When it comes to following up after an interview, ranks of emails and a handwritten note as the most appropriate methods, according to an Accountemps survey of HR managers: 1, 2
Percentage of HR managers who report receiving a thank-you note from a job seeker following an interview: 24
Percentage of those thank-you notes received by email: 65
Percentage received via mail: 21
Percentage of professionals who say that being bored and needing a challenge would be the top reason for seeking a new job in 2018, according to a survey by Korn Ferry: 33
When asked what their typical first step is when looking for a new job, percentage who cited networking: 44
Percentage of respondents who said networking at every point in their career is key, not just when they are in job search mode: 89
Percentage of respondents who said updating their resume is their first step to landing a new role: 23
Source: Korn/Ferry International.
Percentage of employees who say they lack the time or motivation to persist with their New Year's resolutions, according to a survey released from ComPsych: 64
Percentage who said "finding time to go to the gym/prep healthy meals, etc." is the hardest part about sticking to New Year's health resolutions: 35
Percentage who cited "lack of motivation in general": 29
Source: ComPsych Corp.
Percentage of millennials who are making money on the side in addition to their "regular job," and lead all generational groups, according to a survey of millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers by finder.com: 33
Ranks of Gen Xers and baby boomers on the list of those with a side job: 2, 3
Average annual amount of money made by Gen Xers on the side, just beating the younger generation by $37: $5,307
Rank of baby-sitting on the list of the most popular jobs for millennials (while baby boomers and Gen Xers both preferred creative freelancing): 1
Percentage of family caregivers (defined as someone who takes care of a family member or friend, but is unpaid for their services) who spend $5,000 or more per year on caregiving expenses, according to a new Caring.com report: 44
Percentage of caregivers who work who report their caregiving has had a negative impact on their job: 68
Percentage who have missed one or more weeks of work: 55
Percentage of global auto executives who say they believe battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will fail commercially due to infrastructure challenges, according to the 2018 KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey: 54
Percentage who say excessive recharging times will do them in: 60
When asked where they would invest beyond the internal combustion engine over the next five years, percentage of execs who most frequently said hybrids and plug-in hybrids: 72
Source: KPMG LLP.
Percentage of convenience store workers who said that they would recommend working in a convenience store to others, particularly as a first job, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Convenience Stores: 77
Percentage of these workers who said they learned a lot about how to work with different people: 89
Percentage who said they learned how businesses are run and what the challenges are: 80
Source: National Association of Convenience Stores.
Ranks of relaxing or finding peace of mind, discovering new cultures or enjoying a change of scenery, becoming closer as a family, and reading or learning new things on the list of reasons for vacation travel, according to findings from Generali Global Assistance: 1, 2, 3, 4
Source: M Group Strategic Communications (for Generali Global Assistance North America).
Percentage of Americans who believe there will be a major terrorist attack carried out within the United States, according to an Ipsos Global Advisor survey: 51
Percentage who believe there will be a war between North Korea and the United States in 2018: 47
Source: Ipsos Global.
"Not all those who wander are lost." -- J.R.R. Tolkien, novelist and philologist
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