Where do recruiters come in least trusted professions ranking?

While recruiters rank in the least trusted professions, the good news is they feature below politicians, journalists and car salesmen.

Research released by independent job board CV-Library, reveals professionals are considered untrustworthy due to their lack of morals (66.4%), greed for money (62.1%), unreliability (56.5%) and an irritating nature (26.6%).

The top 10 least trusted professions are:

  • Politicians (78.1%)  
  • Journalists (37.7%) 
  • Car salesmen (27.4%) 
  • Telesales (23.6%) 
  • Bankers (22.8%) 
  • Paparazzi (21.6%) 
  • Estate agents (14.6%) 
  • Recruiters (13.6%) 
  • Lawyer (8.7%) 
  • Bailiffs (6.7%) 

Conversely, trust is associated with the professionals that have our best interests at heart (73.4%), are in their job for a good cause (71%), are reliable (64.5%) and friendly (16.2%). 

The top 10 most trusted professions are:

  • Doctor (61.3%) 
  • Nurse (40%) 
  • Teacher (36.9%) 
  • Paramedic (36.5%) 
  • Police (23.2%) 
  • Armed forces (20.8%) 
  • Vet (16%) 
  • Scientist (14.3%) 
  • Judge (13.2%) 
  • Hairdresser (8.4%) 

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