Published : 2013-10-06 14:49
Updated : 2013-10-06 14:49
More than half of South Korean job seekers found to have applied for random jobs mainly due to great psychological pressure in the face of a tight job market, a recent survey showed.
According to the Career, an online job search engine, 53.6 percent of 688 job seekers surveyed have made such “random applications.”
Such aimless applications cause losses for both companies and applicants. Most random applicants are eliminated before the final selection procedure to screen candidates. Only 21.7 percent of those who randomly searched and applied for the job positions were successfully employed but they were likely to quit the job within 5 months, according to the research.
Among the respondents, 30.5 percent picked the high employment pressure as the main reason behind the type of application, followed by “financial difficulties” and “haven’t discovered aptitude” at 19 percent and 15.7 percent, respectively.
By Sung Jin-woo, Intern reporter