• Wed, Jul 11 2012

Your Next Job Is Probably Coming Through Twitter And Facebook

Clean up that Twitter feed and make sure your Facebook photos are super professional looking because your next job is probably going to be coming through one of those social mediums. According to a new infographic from Jobvite, 54% of recruiters now use Twitter to source job candidates, 66% use Facebook and 93% use LinkedIn (Google+ only got 20% because, you know, it’s Google+.)

This social recruitment survey was carried out by Jobvite, who polled more than 1,000 human resources and recruitment professionals on their social recruiting activities and intentions. 73% of respondents said that they had successfully hired through social media – up from 58% in 2010 – with 89% saying that LinkedIn had produced the most successful candidates, far ahead of Facebook (25%) and Twitter (15%.) The rise in social recruiting has allowed both candidates and employers an easier way to find the best match,” said Dan Finnigan, Jobvite CEO. “We continue to see social recruiting gain popularity because it is more efficient than the days of sifting through a haystack of resumes. It also increases quality referral hires, which our own data on Jobvite proves are hired faster and last longer.”

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  • Blogging4Jobs

    I really enjoyed this infographic. It’s no surprise LinkedIn is the top when it comes to social recruiting, but of course Facebook is second – 900 million users means a whole ocean of possible candidates as opposed to the fraction of that that LinkedIn has. When done right, recruiting on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any other similar site can be profoundly effective for a business. And people no longer have to rely on clipping the job postings in newspapers. Social media is just much more convenient to use.

    -JMM

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