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  • New Survey Shows Job Seeker’s Use of Job Boards
    By on January 14, 2019 | Comments Off on New Survey Shows Job Seeker’s Use of Job Boards  Comments

    Here are some good stats to share with your employer clients. A new study shows job boards are the most popular way to look for work according to B2B research firm Clutch.

    More than 40% of job seekers secure new roles through online job boards, the survey found. This includes general job boards such as Indeed and Monster (33%) and industry-specific job boards such as MediaBistro and USAJOBS (8%).

    Experts say the current job market is tipped in candidates’ favor due to the low unemployment rate, increasing the likelihood that candidates will secure a new job after conducting an initial search using online job boards.

    “Going to a general job board may be the first step,” said Jenna Filipkowski, head of research at Human Capital Institute. “If they find what they’re looking for there, they don’t necessarily need to take the deeper dive.”

    Online job boards are especially effective for women. Forty-four percent of women surveyed found a job using an online job board, compared to 33% of men.

    Most job boards offer automatic job alerts based on candidates’ search history. These automatic job suggestions are influential, with nearly two-thirds of job seekers (61%) finding them helpful.

    Clutch’s 2019 Recruiting Survey included 507 full-time employees who started a new job in the past 6 months.

    Read the full report here: https://clutch.co/hr/recruiting/resources/how-people-find-jobs

  • Job boards rank 4th in survey for getting hires
    By on August 20, 2009 | Comments Off on Job boards rank 4th in survey for getting hires  Comments

    Think job boards are dying? Think again.

    Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the outplacement firm, just released results from a new survey of HR executives, asking them to rate the effectiveness of various job search methods on a scale of 1 (least effective) to 5 (most effective). The results show that networking both offline and online (on sites such as LinkedIn) were the most effective methods with average ratings of 3.98 and 3.3, respectively. Responding to newspaper classified ads (1.7) and attending job fairs (1.6) were the least effective.

    Those surveyed gave Internet job boards relatively high marks. It averaged a middle-of-the-road rating of 3.0, but 38 percent of respondents gave it a 4.0.

    Here is the ranked list of all the job search methods:

    1 Networking
    2 Using social/professional networking sites
    3 Targeted management recruiting firms
    4 Using online job boards
    5 Applying for jobs via an employer’s website
    6 Cold-calling employers
    7 Sending unsolicited resumes to employers
    8 Responding to newspaper ads
    9 Attending job fairs

    While this ranking represents the effectiveness of job search methods, HR executives likely answered the question based on their experience sourcing candidates.

    So look all you naysayers, job boards are still a very viable tool for recruiting. Anything said to the contrary is hype or misinformation surrounding the real truth.