Why Job Seekers Fail to Commit

By Robert Half May 15, 2019 at 6:00am

WHY JOB SEEKERS FAIL TO COMMIT

Have you ever backed out of a job after accepting an offer?

28% Yes
72% No

If “yes,” why did you back out?

Received a better offer from another company 44%
Received a convincing counteroffer from current employer 27%
Heard bad things about the company after accepting 19%
Other 10%

Cities where job seekers most commonly back out:

#1: San Diego
#2: San Francisco
#3: Chicago and Houston (tied)
#4: Austin
#5: Miami

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 workers at companies across the United States

© Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F Disability/Veterans.

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