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News: Study: More Than 15% of Workers Get Hired Through Social Networks

An interesting article I will be looking into more deeply in the coming week. I believe that using social networks can help you to build the career you deserve, so it is a welcome message to see some research being done on the topic. — Douglas E. Welch, CareerCamp Founder

Study: More Than 15% of Workers Get Hired Through Social Networks
from ReadWriteWeb by Alicia Eler

In a survey released today, recruiting software platform Jobvite noted that more than 22 million Americans used social networks to find jobs in 2011. One in six people, more than 15%, say they found a job through social networking. Fifty-four percent of job seekers are using Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for their search. Even though there’s a higher job seeking volume on Facebook, more than one-third don’t use it to look for work. There’s far more actual job hunting on Twitter and Linked; almost all job seekers use LinkedIn for job hunting versus nearly 75 percent on Twitter. Overall, 86 percent (nine out of 10) job seekers have a profile on social media. Eighty-four percent of job seekers have a Facebook profile, 39 percent are onTwitter and 35 percent use LinkedIn.

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