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Tattooed jobseekers 'repugnant druggies' say employers

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:18 -- nick

Tattoos on jobseekers can put employers off giving them work, a study has found.

The British Sociological Association (BSA) asked 15 employers about their attitudes towards tattooed interviewees, and many told researcher Dr Andrew R. Timming that they would not consider some of them for jobs.

Looking for work takes longer and is harder, says survey

Wed, 27/02/2013 - 13:37 -- nick

The total time needed to find a new job has risen by a quarter, a new survey has found.

Randstad, the specialist recruitment company, asked 2,000 jobseekers about their hunt for work, and found:

• The interview process for a new job has increased by 1.5 hours
• The number of roles requiring aptitude or technical testing has doubled to 29%
• Employers now take 5 weeks and 6 days to fill a job, up from 3 weeks and 4 days five years ago
• Interviewees relying on internet to prepare take twice as long to secure a role compared to five years ago

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