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If you’re unemployed, prepare to be more depressed

October 21, 2012

Unless, of course, you fit into that perfect corporate model of an ideal job-applicant. I came across a survey that gives some insight as to the types of people selected for job interviews. Here’s the info graphic:

I did a little math to sort all of this out and here is a ranking of types of people, from most likely to least likely to get an interview (higher number is worse):
(assuming applicant has skill requirements) Top applicants:
(30) In 30s, currently employed, solid work history.
(51) In 30s, out of work for less than 6 months, solid work history.
(58) In 30s, currently employed, but with employment gaps.
(69) In 30s, currently employed, but job-hopper.
(70) In 30s, out of work for 6 months to one year, solid work history.
(79) In 30s, out of work for less than 6 months, and with employment gaps.
(85) In 40s, currently employed, solid work history.
(86) In 20s, currently employed, solid work history.
(90) In 30s, out of work for less than 6 months, and job-hopper.
(97) In 30s, currently employed, but job-hopper with employment gaps.
(98) In 30s, out of work for 6 months to one year, and with employment gaps.
(99) In 50s, currently employed, solid work history.
(100) In 60s, currently employed, solid work history.
(106) In 40s, out of work for less than 6 months, solid work history.
(107) In 20s, out of work for less than 6 months, solid work history.
(109) In 30s, out of work for 6 months to one year, and job-hopper.

So rather than just being “job-hopping” that is the big culprit, it appears to be mainly companies practicing age discrimination. Of course, getting fired will also put a black mark on your soul, whether you deserved it or not.

Here is the whole chart:

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One Comment
  1. Thanks for the like on my post. Very interesting ideas on your blog!

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