Using Social Media to Find a Job [Infographic]

Social media has become a very useful tool in searching for jobs in the 21st century. This infographic explains how many people are using it, how are they using it and how successful have they been in finding jobs through social media.

It is no secret that social media is taking the world by storm. At first it was simply used to communicate and catch up with friends.

Increasingly however, there are more and more benefits to using social media- advertising / marketing, reading product reviews, communicating with professors and coworkers and finding jobs.

An infographic (posted below) was recently published by MBAOnline.com that presents us with statistics on how many people are using social media to search for jobs, in what ways those people are using social media to find jobs and how effective social media is at landing new jobs.

Infographic Highlights:

  • 16% of employees found their current job using social media (up from 11% in 2010).
  • 90% of those seeking jobs have a social media profile.
  • Over 36 million Americans say they landed their job by using either Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
  • 50% of job hunters last year used Facebook to look for a job.
  • A higher percentage of males use social media for job hunting than females.
  • Jobs found on LinkedIn pay significantly higher than those found on Facebook or Twitter.

Anson Alexander

Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, SEO expert, teacher, and tech geek. As the founder of AnsonAlex.com, Anson works full time writing, editing, and producing content for his site and providing technical and business services to clients. He has a BS in international business and information systems from the University of Tampa. In his free time, Anson plays video games, enjoys nature, spends time at the beach, and loves to travel.

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