If you’re looking for a job in 2014 you might want to check out LinkedIn and other social recruiting platforms. According to a new study 2 out of 3 companies will use social media to recruit new workers in 2014.
In a video from the team at CareerArc Group’s TweetMyJobs they ask:
“How Big will Social Recruiting Get?”
It turns out that social recruiting will be very big! Check out the video below:
The study was conducted in June 2013 and involved surveying 350 hiring employers and 2,117 job seekers.
Here are some of the main results pulled form the CareerArc study:
- 72% of companies use social media to advertise their jobs
- 59% of companies find they get more referrals and 50% get more applications by using social recruiting
- 1 in 3 job seekers use social media as their primary tool for job searching
- 50% of job seekers spend more than 6 hours per week using social media for their job search
In 2013 three times as many companies are investing at least 10 percent of their hiring budget in social recruiting.
The moral of the story? Don’t say stupid stuff on your Twitter account, pretty up your LinkedIn profile, and always understand that your social use can determine your future employment.
Author: James Kosur
James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.