U.S. Work World - Career News Briefs - September 2019
New Problem for Employers: Job Seekers Ghosting
"A truly scary trend has emerged in the last year," reports Indeed.com blog, "employers are getting ghosted by job seekers."  Eighty-three percent of employers report being ghosted by job seekers.

Ghosting by Job Seekers Includes: 
  • 50%  Failed to attend a job interview
  • 46%  Stopped replying to hiring manager
  • 22%  Accepted job offer; did not show up first day
  • 19%  Accepted verbal job offer; never signed paperwork 
Job Seekers Who Ghosted During Hiring Process (18%)
  • 50%   Decided job was not right for them
  • 40%   Received a better job offer
  • 22%   Did not like salary or benefits
  • 15%   Job was not up to par
Reasons Job Seekers Gave for Non-Communication
  • Not comfortable telling the employer they had a change of heart (26%)
  • General communication problems with HR or recruiter (13%)
  • Did not know what to do so they disappeared (11%)
  • Felt they lied to or misled by a recruiter
  • Felt the employer was rude or had a poor attitude 
  • Hiring process was taking too long
In today's tight job market, job seekers are not willing to put up with an employer's bad behavior
Consequences - TODAY
94% of job seekers who ghosted an employer report no consequences

Consequences - FUTURE
While few ghosters are feelling the effects now, this is about to change as employers take steps to confront the ghosting problem.
  • 71% of employers starting to keep records of no-show new hires
  • 65% of employers track job seekers who do not show up for job interview
  • 29% of employers are putting other strategies in place to stop ghosting 
Highest number of ghosters are 18-34 year olds because:
  • Did not know how to communicate effectively
  • Did not want to hurt the employers feelings
  • Were not comfortable telling the employer they were no longer interested

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Highest Number of Musical Performers & Artists (based on total population of state)
  • Tennessee
  • Hawaii
  • Oregon
  • Nevada
  • California
  • New Mexico
  • Massachusetts
  • Indiana
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Minnesota
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Ohio
Highest Average Weekly Wage for Musical Performers & Artists
  • $8,985  California
  • $8,782  New Hampshire
  • $7,958  New Jersey
  • $7,586  Tennessee
  • $3,005  Michigan
  • $2,934  Virginia
  • $2,924  Connecticut
  • $2,527  Florida
  • $2,522  Oklahoma
  • $2,406  Nevada
  • $2,324  Georgia
  • $2,086  Hawaii
  • $2,069  Massachusetts

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Neonatal Nurse --  $61,212

Nurse Midwife --  $100,590

Clinical Nurse --  $87,138  

Critical Care Nurse --  $66,503  

Dialysis Nurse --  $66,500
Nurse Practitioner --  $103,880
Heath Policy Nurse --  Unavailable
Informatics Nurse --  $77,460
Nurse Anesthetist --  $165,120
Nurse Educator --  $73,710
Nurse Advocate --  $61,619
Nurse Researcher --  $81,500
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Psychiatric Nurse --  $60,239
Trama Nurse --  $61,866
Travel Nurse --  $65,995
Pediatric Nurse --  $58,726
Geriatric Nurse --  $57,500
Public Health Nurse --  $57,167
Oncology Nurse --  $68,160

How to Approach a Manager for a Job
"Are You Hiring?"

Most businesses only accept online job applications. But if a student really wants a job, visiting the store or restaurant can make the student's online application stand out. Do not waste the manager's time by following these tips:

  • Read about the company on its website
  • Practice giving a firm handshake
  • Prepare your resume to bring to the visit
  • Dress for the visit as you would dress for an interview
  • Think of answers to a few questions such as "Why do you want to work here?" and "What skills and expeirence do you have?"
  • Never show up during busy business hours  
  • Show your business-like attitude by visiting during slower business hours. This is normally between 2-4 p.m. for restaurants and after 4 p.m. for retail stores
  • Visiting the employer during slow hours may give you extra time to talk
  • When you introduce yourself, give the employer a firm handshake and smile
  • Answer the employer's questions with energy to show interest in the job
  • Give the employer a copy of your resume so that the employer has something to refer back to and keep on file if not currently hiring
  • Thank the employer for taking the time to talk to you about a job

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