In a recent study commissioned by Sevenstep and conducted online by The Harris Poll, more than 4 in 5 U.S. employees and job seekers (84%) say they are confident in their ability to find a new or a different job in the field they currently work in or in the field they are looking to work in.
The aim in conducting the Job Search Study was to better understand perspectives of employees and job seekers when seeking new employment, what barriers impact their job search, as well as what features attract them to new employment opportunities and employers.
For instance, when asked, “How confident are you in your ability to find a new/different job in the field you currently/are looking to work in?” Male employees and job seekers reported feeling more confident than female employees and job seekers.
For the complete survey findings, download a copy of the Sevenstep Job Search Study infographic: Employees and Job Seekers: Hopes, Views, Barriers.
This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Sevenstep between November 5-7, 2019 among 2,050 adults ages 18+, among whom 1,322 are currently employed or not employed but looking for work.
Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.
All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, Harris Poll avoids the words “margin of error” as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.
Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in online surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in our panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
About The Harris Poll
The Harris Poll is one of the longest running surveys in the U.S. tracking public opinion, motivations and social sentiment since 1963 that is now part of Harris Insights & Analytics, a global consulting and market research firm that delivers social intelligence for transformational times. We work with clients in three primary areas; building twenty-first-century corporate reputation, crafting brand strategy and performance tracking, and earning organic media through public relations research. Our mission is to provide insights and advisory to help leaders make the best decisions possible. To learn more, please visit www.theharrispoll.com.