Even Happy Employees Go Job-Hunting in January

Our Survey Results Show a New Year Means People Want New Jobs No Matter What

On the Prowl

Even though only 43 percent of people said they are unhappy with their current occupation, 48 percent of respondents told us they actively looked for another job in 2011. When asked if they will look for a new job in 2012, that number jumped considerably to 56 percent.

But despite the increased number of job-seekers expected this year, the Los Angeles Times recently cited a survey which found only 23 percent of companies plan on hiring full-time, permanent employees in 2012.

That means setting yourself apart with personal branding and mastering interview techniques has become more important than ever.