We recently conducted a survey with 100 participants from across Ireland and the UK who are currently seeking employment. Here are some of the main takeaways (scroll down for infographic).
Social job seekers
85% of the participants use social media when searching for a job . Platforms included are Facebook , Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram and Google + a breakdown of the study shows the most popular used.
- 40% use Facebook
- 15% use Twitter
- 35% use LinkedIn
- 5% use Instagram
- 3% use Google +
- 2 % use other ( this includes Snapchat and Blog sites)
Mobile phone usage
65% of the participants use their mobile phone when searching online for job vacancies. The other 35% use their laptops or tablets.
Importance of social media when recruiting
85% of job seekers said that they find it important that companies use social media when advertising vacancies to attract talent.
93% said that if they saw a job on a social media platform they would share it with a friend / family member or colleague if they thought it would interest them.
76% of participants said that they would visit a companies social media platforms before applying for a job.