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2021 Must Know Career Stats

Knowledge is power. That’s why we’re always on the hunt for the most needed facts to help you in your career. In today’s article, we share the top 2021 must know career stats. 

52% Unhappy With Their Career 

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More than half of the workforce is unhappy with their career. Are you among them? The good news, with a little work you can change your career and we’re here to help you.  

In today’s article, we’re sharing important career-related statistics with a bit of insight, guidance, and commentary.  

74% Not Reaching Their Full Potential 

Are you reaching your full potential in your current role? When we are not reaching our full potential, it is difficult to be happy.  According to recent research, at least 74% of employees feel they aren’t reaching their full potential.  

Do you need help activating all of your skills and talents? Here are a few suggestions to get you started: 

1. Keep your eye on the prize 

2. Plan! 

3. Time management 

4. Be positive 

5. Remain focused 

6. Set goals 

7. Take time to recharge daily 

8. Be open to change 

9. Avoid perfectionism 

71% of Hiring Managers Select Candidates Based on Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Hiring managers and HR professionals say they’re more likely to select a candidate based on their emotional intelligence (EQ) rather than IQ (71%).  

What do you know about emotional intelligence? How would you rate your EQ?

76% Of Resume Rejections Due to Unprofessional Email Addresses


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Having a professional email is critical when it comes to applying for a job. Your email etiquette is also important. Punctuation, grammar, professionalism, and timeliness can all be gleaned from your email practices.  

85% Of People Lie on Resumes 

Do you lie on your resume? There’s absolutely no need to fib on your resume. You possess all the skills necessary to land the job. Hiring a professional to help you craft a truthful and impactful resume is a smart way to get ahead in the job search world.  

According to a Top Resume study, recruiters consider candidates with a professionally written resume to be worth 7% more than those with a self-written resume. 

If you need help perfecting your resume, the award-winning coaches at Ignite Your Potential are here to ensure your resume is strong, truthful, and impactful.  

92% Of Companies Use Social Media to Look Up Candidates. 

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Are you on social media? According to the latest statistics, a whopping 92% of organizations will check your social media before calling you into an interview. That’s why it is imperative to ask yourself, “how would this post look to a potential employer?” 

60% of Jobs Are Found Through Networking 

Networking is just as important now as it has been in the past. While in-person networking might be less popular, there are still ways to nurture and grow your professional network. Start by actively engaging on LinkedIn. We share tips and tactics for having a strong professional presence on the popular social networking site, LinkedIn. And our coaches help our clients come up with smart networking plans.

77% Of Recruiters Rely on LinkedIn 

Another reason to pay attention to LinkedIn, over 77% of recruiters claim they rely on LinkedIn for filling open roles. Most certainly, if you haven’t already, get on LinkedIn. If you’re on Linkedin, make sure your profile is up-to-date and shows you in the best light.  

The Average Job Search in the U.S. Takes 5 Months 

Are you searching for a job? According to the latest research, it will likely take you 5 months; however, there’s no need to worry. You can speed this time up. The award-winning career coaches at Ignite Your Potential are now taking clients and offering a complimentary session.  

Each Online Job Posting Receives an Average of 250 Resumes 

Finally, if you’re just not getting any interviews, you might be breaking a cardinal interview sin. Read this article on things that kill your chance of getting an interview before your next interview.  

What 2021 must-know career stats did we miss? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll be sure to include them in our next article.  

Want more information about careers? The coaches at Ignite Your Potential are here to help. Reach out and take advantage of our complimentary 25-minute phone sessions.