Coventry, England — July 9
The results of a global survey by talent acquisition firm FindEmployment found that social media is the least popular channel job seekers will resort to search for employment.
Surprisingly, only 6 percent of respondents said they actively use social media in their job hunt — despite the medium’s current popularity as a recruitment tool among human resource professionals.
Online recruitment platforms remain the most popular place to conduct a job search, with 27 percent of direct votes endorsing this approach.
The majority (41 percent) advocate a mixed approach of all available mediums they can identify when searching for employment. Personal research and contact was the second best technique preferred to identify potential job opportunities. Recruitment companies only scored with 9 percent of respondents, and traditional media like newspapers came marginally ahead of last placed social media.
Among the survey’s other findings:
• More than half of respondents believe researching the company and its competitors in depth is the best way to prepare for any interview (52 percent).
• 34 percent think that finding time to relax so they are not overly nervous before an interview will help them secure the job.
• More than one-in-10 will practice interview questions until they have answers memorized.
• And 3 percent of candidates embrace technology and videotape themselves practicing in order to improve their presentation.