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Samantha Greenfield

Very interesting social networking statistics!

If you are already using your online social networks to explore and promote your job searching, GREAT! If you are one of the skeptics about whether you need social media, take a look at these statistics and THINK AGAIN!

  • 89% of companies will use social media networks for recruiting in 2011
  • 1 in 5 employers use social networking sites to research job candidates
  • 86% of employers say that candidates should make their profiles more employer friendly
  • 65% of companies say they have hired via social media
  • 79% of hiring managers review applicants online
  • 56% of HR professionals use networking websites to source potential candidates
  • 1 out 3 employers pass over candidates based on content of online profile
  • 92% of hiring companies in 2010 will use or plan to recruit via social networks...Of these:
  • 86% will use Linkedin, 60% Facebook, 50% Twitter

Source: CareerEnlightenment.com


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