Another day, another cool infographic about social media and job search. Recruiters, employers and jobseekers are all out there using social networks. But what do people think about using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus for career purposes?
Our friends at Jobvite commissioned a study of 2,049 adults aged over 18 across the US, asking them for their opinions on using social media when finding a job.
It discovered that though almost all of those surveyed seemed to be socially active, just 16% used social networks solely to find their most recent job – but a massive 54% have used Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn in some way.
Here’s an interesting result: Most job search activity takes place at Facebook (44%), LinkedIn (26%) and Twitter (23%).
Other key findings from the study were that:
- 45% of those employed were open to a new job
- 86% of active and passive job seekers have a social profile
- 40% are ‘super social’ with over 150 contacts
- One in six found the last job through a social network