the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, ResumeBuilder.com recently released a survey that discovered what’s stopping Americans from job hunting.
Fears of contracting COVID-19 is the most cited reason among unemployed Americans still not job hunting
1 in 5 Americans still unemployed from pandemic-caused layoffs aren’t looking for work because they don’t want to update their resume
1 in 3 Baby Boomers laid off during pandemic are choosing retirement over job-hunting
One expert isn’t surprised at the 20% of respondents who don’t want to update their resume:
“Many do not know where to start, what the best format is, and how to grab the attention of prospective employers. Many people are also concerned with how to address, or not address, employment gaps, or how to overcome any missteps in the past. It also marks the beginning of a job search, which many find to be stressful and overwhelming.”