A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.
Internet users under 50 are particularly likely to use a social networking site of any kind, and those 18-29 are the most likely of any demographic cohort to do so (83%). Women are more likely than men to be on these sites. Those living in urban settings are also significantly more likely than rural internet users to use social networking.
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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 »
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. … 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 »