Free 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey Reveals Critical Results for Job Hunters

Free 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey Reveals Critical Results for Job Hunters

It is a fact that with the competition for quality jobs remaining fierce in today’s market using social media to connect and as a career-building tool is a must to stay current in your career. And those not using these trends are at risk for falling beyond the curve, making it even more difficult to find a job or to sustain a vital career.

The popular job web-site Jobvite is offering a free e-Book that reveals the results from their 2012 Social Job Seeker survey. The report offers immediate access to vital statistics that will shed some light on the attitudes and expectations of current job hunters.

Some highlights from the Jobvite 2012 Social Media Report:

  • Job seeking jumped 6 points from the 2011 report’s 69% with currently 75% of currently employed American adults.
  • 1/3 of the job seekers feel less optimistic about finding a job now than a year ago.
  • 61% in the survey say that finding a job has gotten more difficult in the past year.
  • 26% of the job seekers updated their LinkedIn profile with professional information which is up from 15% from last year.
  • 1in 4 job seekers (24%) report that they have been asked for social media profiles during their interview process.
  • Facebook is leading the social network in theAmericawith 83% adoption and 52% who are using it to look for a job.
  • 80% of the recruiters like to see social content about participation in professional organizations, yet only 1in 5 job seekers posts this information.

The information contained in the report is fascinating. Check it out at:

http://web.jobvite.com/121008_JobSeekerSurvey.html

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    Terri Lynn,
    I think this survey is very flawed...
    Are we to believe that of the 85% of the US workforce that is using Facebook, the largest group of them has only "some college" but also makes over $100K per year? Not likely.
    I did a blog post about some of these inaccuracies:
    http://jonathanduarte.com/linkedin/jobvite-2012-social-job-seeker-survey-is-it-accurate-i-dont-think-so

  • Hi Jonathan. Thanks for your comment and rebuttal blog. Alternative views are always welcome! I agree that some of their numbers don't jive. T

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