There’s not a lot of definitive data on the effectiveness of social networks, but what’s there suggests that social media hasn’t been quite the silver bullet solution that many were expecting.
One survey found that 71% of respondents had not made a single hire from Twitter and 64% had not made any hires from Facebook. What seems to work is LinkedIn, with 82% of respondents to the survey reporting success. But LinkedIn hardly qualifies as a social network — at least not in the way recruiters use it. It’s no different than a job board where one searches for candidates and attempts to contact them for jobs. There’s nothing social about that process. Social means a two-way conversation among people with something to share.
When one looks at the social media landscape for recruiting, the road ahead looks a lot like the road behind.
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“While the Internet has been found to reduce trading frictions in a number of other markets, existing research has failed to detect such an effect in the labor market” write Peter Kuhn and Hani Mansour in Is Internet Job Search Still Ineffective? on iza.org.(Adapted Choosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor to follow) No more… In their … Continue reading »
Among those who have recently lost a job, social networksin general and online ones in particular may be useful to cope with stress and find new employment write Moira Burke and Robert Kraut in Using Facebook after Losing a Job: Differential Benefits of Strong and Weak Ties on thoughtcrumbs.com. (Adapted choosen excerpts by JMM to follow) The study focuses on …Continue reading »
Smart Social Media Helps Jobs Find You – George Anders – Harvard Business Review How does a customer-service expert in Seattle catch the attention of a hot San Francisco startup in San Francisco, 700 miles away? The answer these days is likely to involve networking and brand-building on social media’s “fun” sites — even the … Continue reading »
Here are some online resources for retirees looking for part-time or full-time work, many of which target anyone 50 or over: – RetirementJobs.com (http://www.retirementjobs.com) has more than 30,000 listings nationwide from companies specifically seeking candidates older than 50. A combination job board, adviser and coach for boomers and seniors looking for work. RetirementJobs also partners … Continue reading »
For the United States @jobs_now – all kinds of jobs @37jobs – high tech jobs @jobsintech – more high tech jobs @robojobs – even more high tech jobs @sfmobilejobs – Jobs for the Mobile Web and Digital Media in Silicon Valley, Seattle, LA and NYC. @medical_jobs – medical jobs or just adjacent, like special education @hrcrossing – human resources jobs @fish4jobs – all …Continue reading »
Online Job Search Websites CareerBuilder : As the U.S.’s largest online job site, CareerBuilder.com puts over 1.6 million jobs in front of poised job seekers wherever they are “at home or work “ in print and on the Internet. More than 49. 23 million unique visitors come to the site every month to check out … Continue reading »
The day you officially don the cap and gown of graduation marks the start of a new journey into the “real world.” But, before you begin that job hunt, some proverbial “housekeeping” is in order to ensure that you put your best foot forward. College professors and mentors teach resume preparation and interview acumen, but … Continue reading »
By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for … Continue reading »
Social Media Strategies from Linfield College Sign up for a Twitter account. Companies often tweet job openings, and find a sizeable pool of applicants within several hours. They also tweet valuable inside information that can help job seekers tailor cover letters and resumes. In addition, some career development offices at colleges tweet local job postings. … Continue reading »
Social media are more and more used for recruitment. But some recruiters are still doubtful. The debate is hot. Hard facts are needed. StepStone recently carried out a survey to collect information and statistics about this increasingly popular use . The key findings (extracted from the report) Organisations use social media mainly for recruitment About … Continue reading »
“A groundbreaking survey from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that recent college graduates, like many others across the United States, are struggling in today’s job market. Only a little over half of recent college graduates are working in full-time jobs. Additionally, half are working in jobs that do not … Continue reading »
If ever there were a go-to place for, well, everything, Craigslist might just be it. Founded in 1995 as an email list of events happening in the San Francisco area, Craigslist has grown to be one of the most well-known websites for free classified listings and community forums. From housing to garage sales to personal ads to, … Continue reading »
The ICT sector and the crisis The global economic crisis immediately had a strong negative impact on innovation worldwide . Total OECD-area business expenditure on research and development (R&D) declined by a record 4.5% in 2009; it declined across all major OECD R&D spenders except Korea and France. In 2010 the recovery that occurred in some countries did …Continue reading »