Every year since 2010, Jobvite has conducted a survey centered around social media and networking trends among job seekers. Their 2014 results reveal some interesting data points:
- Competition not as tough? In 2013 69% of all job seekers were open to a new job; in 2014, that number has dipped to 51%
- Referrals are royalty? 40% of job seekers have found their “best” job through personal connections, while 62% of recruiters rate referrals as their No. 1 source of high-quality candidates
- Female college students winning? The survey found that 68% of “social job seekers” have at least some college and an amazing 70% are females (c’mon guys!)
- Facebook not “personal”? 76% of those social job seekers found their current gig on Facebook (yes, Facebook!)
As you begin or continue the search for your summer gig, take a look – and see how you stack up to your social job seeking competition.