This summer, Jobpostings' Rebecca Spence discovered the Craigslist Experiment, a Thought Catalog study which posted an entry-level job ad in New York City and analyzed the responses. In effect, it answered the question of, "Why do I never get replies when I send out my resume?"
So, Spence decided to recreate the project, only in Canada—she posted an similar ad, with a few slight tweaks: Her posting would be located in Toronto. It would be low-paying. And it would be targeted to the publishing industry. (More on the experiment's parameters here.)
Long story short: Spence received 209 applicants from all walks of life. And the reason it's so hard to get a job is, quite simply, because the competition's fierce and plenty, a fact later confirmed by St. Joseph Media's Catheryn Kendall, who says she receives 300-plus resumes for entry-level positions.
Of course, those aren't the only findings Spence accumulated. Check the infographic below for the full results.
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