How Does Social Media Play Into Today's Job Search?

Employers seem to favor LinkedIn. For those using social to find jobs, Facebook was the most important network.


The employment landscape is shifting, thanks to the influence of automation, a growing gig economy and electoral change. A new study from Jobvite analyses the attitudes of workers on issues relating to job security, the economy and the future of work.

Social media plays a huge role in the job search. Jobvite found that 48 percent of survey respondents researched jobs online and 58 percent used social media to research companies of interest. Job seekers are using different networks for different purposes as well.

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