Are you using social media for your job search? If the answer is no, you should consider it. Almost 90% of employers surveyed in 2011 were using or plan to begin using social media for recruiting. So now is definitely the time to get online.
Jobvite put together an infographic (below) titled “The Social Job Seeker” filled with facts from it’s 2011 Social Job Seeker survey. Here are some highlights:
- 54% of social media users have used Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter in their hunt for work in the last year.
- Four out of 10 job seekers are “super social” and have 150+ contacts on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. 28% of super socials found their last job through a social network (56% through LinkedIn, 45% through Twitter, 85% through Facebook).
- Super social job seekers have much better luck than other job seekers. 45% of super social job seekers connected with a recruiter on LinkedIn, compared to only 9% of all job seekers. 48% of super social job seekers looked for jobs on Twitter, compared to only 11% of all job seekers.
Are you a super social job seeker? Do you want to become one?
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About the Author: Dana Schwartz is a senior studying public relations and management at Syracuse University. She has previous internship experience with a small New York City public relations firm, as a communications intern for the Special Olympics in London, and in healthcare marketing. She is looking forward to starting a career in public relations upon her graduation in May.