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Recruiting in Canada / 39 per cent have been contacted through a social media website or network study finds

Ignore that request from LinkedIn or Twitter at your peril — it might be a job offer, according to a global study released Wednesday.

The study, commissioned by U.S. human resources firm Kelly Services, found that 39 per cent of Canadians polled have been contacted through a social media website or network in the last year about a possible job opportunity.

Of those surveyed, 14 per cent of Canadians said they were hired after having been contacted via websites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

“Social media is rapidly revolutionizing the recruitment process because it broadens the access to an enormous pool of candidates,” said Michael Webster, executive vice-president of the Americas region for Kelly Services in a statement.

“We are also seeing the impact access to smart technology has on retention as the work and personal lives of today’s employees is more commonly blended together. Suddenly employees have the flexibility to engage socially or accomplish work tasks at any given time.”

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via Why job seekers can’t ignore LinkedIn or Twitter – – Maclean’s On Campus.

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