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Poll: Are You Feeling the Optimism, Job Seekers?

Job Seekers - Optimistic or Not?

I've always been a fairly optimistic person. I just go about life assuming no matter what happens, things will work out in the end. So when I recently started noticing signs that things were starting to get a little better "out there" (financially), I thought it might be my imagination.

When I mentioned it to my husband, who's more of a glass-half-empty guy, he said I was dreaming. But evidently I'm not the only one.

  • The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index recently reported its highest level in almost three years. The Comfort Index is a measure of how people feel about three things: the economy, their own finances, and their willingness to buy things. No one's exactly jumping for joy, but we're inching back toward our comfort zones.
     
  • A recent Gallup Poll asked job seekers if they believed they'd have a job within the next four weeks62% of those who'd been looking for 10 weeks or less said 'yes'! Longer-term job seekers weren't feeling the optimism quite so strongly: Only 33% of people whose job search had lasted 11 weeks or longer thought they'd be hired within four weeks. 

So how do you feel about your job search prospects?

left arrowPlease answer the Pongo Poll question in the left margin, and then feel free to leave a comment below to elaborate or vent. (Be sure to mention how long you've been looking for a job). 

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