10 Reasons job seekers should care about social media

10 Reasons job seekers should care about social media.  Recent Jobvite studies conducted in 2009 and 2010 show:

    • 73.3% of employers use social network or social media to support their recruitment efforts
    • In 2010, of the recruiters using social media:
      • 78% used LinkedIN
      • 55% used Facebook
      • 45% used Twitter
      • 19% used blogs
      • 14% used YouTube
      • 5% used My Space
    • 58.1% successfully recruited through a social network
    • Rating satisfaction on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, they rated:
      • 8.14  Referral
      • 8.09 Internal transfers
      • 7.34 Direct sourcing
      • 6.86 Social networks
      • 6.52 Corporate career site
      • 6.45 3rd party recruiters/Search firms
      • 6.25 Campus recruiting
      • 5.89 Job boards
    • Asked why they use social media for recruiting:
      • 77% Reach passive job seekers
      • 74% Low cost
      • 72% Source of hard to find skills and experience
      • 72% Good way to find target candidates
      • 60% Identify potential candidates before a requisition opens
    • In what candidate source will your company invest more this year?
      • 46% Social networks
    • In what candidate source will your company invest less this year?
      • 38% Outside recruiters/search firms
      • 36% Job boards
      • 16% Campus recruiting

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