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JOB SEARCH METHODS (POLL OF 10,000,000 WORKERS)
% WHO
TRIED IT
SUCCESS
RATIO
66%48:100APPLYING DIRECT TO EMPLOYER
51%22:100ASKING FRIENDS ABOUT JOBS AT WORK
46%24:100ANSWERING LOCAL NEWSPAPER ADS
42%12:100ASKING FRIENDS ABOUT JOBS ELSEWHERE
34%14:100USING THE STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
28%19:100ASKING RELATIVES ABOUT JOBS AT WORK
27%7:100ASKING RELATIVES ABOUT JOBS ELSEWHERE
21%24:100USING A PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
15%13:100TAKING THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM
13%21:100USING THE SCHOOL PLACEMENT OFFICE
12%10:100ANSWERING NONLOCAL NEWSPAPER ADS
10%12:100ASKING TEACHER/PROFESSOR ABOUT JOBS
6%22:100UNION HALL HIRING
6%13:100USING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
5%7:100ANSWERING ADS IN A PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL
2%13:100PLACING AN AD IN A LOCAL PAPER
1%8:100GOING TO WHERE EMPLOYERS PICK UP PEOPLE
12%40:100OTHER MISCELLANEOUS APPROACHES


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