How Job Seekers Use Social Media to Find a Job

According to Jobvite, one in six job seekers found their last job through a social network, and more than half of job seekers in the U.S. have used social media to look for work in the past year.

For people who used social media to find their last job:

  • 88% used LinkedIn
  • 71% used Twitter
  • 63% used Facebook

For the most active users of social media, 28% found their last job through social networking, and 85% of those did so via Facebook.

Infographic below from Jobvite:


3 Responses to How Job Seekers Use Social Media to Find a Job

  1. Rachel January 23, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Neat infographic. Lots of opportunities to find job opportunities through social media. I wonder if sites like Glassdoor will ever be go-to place for job hunters. Seems those sites would be more useful as far as getting a snapshot of what it might actually like working for company A versus company B.

    • Chris January 24, 2012 at 12:09 am #

      It has been interesting to see sites like Glassdoor achieve less success than LinkedIn. One reason may be that they did not seem to target recruiters as an audience quite as effectively. That may be partially due to the information that they let people publish about companies causing many companies to see the site as risky or not trustworthy.

  2. jacobssteve49 April 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    It is becoming increasingly important to use social media sites for both government and government contractor jobs, a prime example of which can be seen on the DynCorp International  Linkedin site.