Seven Out of 10 Workers Surveyed Say Recession Has Had Some Positive Career Impact

I found a very interesting article on ResumeBear.com regarding how the recession has impacted workers.

Although the downturn has proven tough for workers, those who are still employed say they’re gaining more from the experience than just managing to keep their jobs. Seventy-seven percent of professionals interviewed cited at least one positive effect the recession has had on their jobs, including the ability to tackle new projects (53 percent), assume additional responsibility (52 percent) and take on more challenging work (52 percent). But according to most respondents, the extra work has yet to be formally rewarded: Only 12 percent said they have received promotions.

The national survey included responses from 457 workers 18 years of age or older and employed full or part time in an office environment. It was conducted by an independent research firm and developed by Accountemps, the world’s first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals.
Workers were asked, “What positive effects, if any, has the recession had on you and your job?”

Their responses*:

Taken on new projects……………………………………. 53%
Gained more responsibility………………………………. 52%
Taken on more challenging work ………………………52%
Had more interactions with management …………….44%
Had more interactions with clients or customers …..38%
Been promoted………………………………………………. 12%
None of these…………………………………………………. 23%

* Multiple responses were allowed

Read more here:

http://www.resumebear.com/blog/index.php/2009/05/05/seven-out-of-10-workers-surveyed-say-recession-has-had-some-positive-career-impact/

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