It probably comes as no surprise that job candidates from a variety of industries rank top reasons for applying to jobs in different levels of importance. While location and desirable industry remain important for all, taking a closer look at recent CareerBuilder Applicant Experience survey data*, several reasons for applying to a jobs stand out as unique for each industry.
- Manufacturing and IT applicants select reputation of the company as a top reason for applying, whereas staffing applicants find company reputation as less important.
- Salary is among the top three reasons why applicants apply for opportunities advertised by staffing organizations, but health care applicants select salary importance to a lesser extent.
- Of all industries surveyed, work-life balance is most important for health care applicants.
- Applicants within to the health care industry value community outreach more than other industries.
*This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by CareerBuilder, between December, 2011 and May, 2012, to 165,832 candidates using CareerBuilder.com to apply to jobs.
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