CareerWallet has recently published an extensive global workplace survey* to give a true overview of working life globally and how the job market is being impacted by economic factors including the cost of living.
The report has highlighted that over half of workers (52%) are still using job sites and aggregators to look for their next role, making it the most popular way to find a job.
- This was followed by job seekers applying directly on company websites (28%), using recruitment agencies (23%) and word of mouth (22%).
- Social Media closely followed these more traditional solutions with a fifth (20%) of job seekers stating this was their preferred way of finding a role.
The survey also showed a huge variation in how men and women search for roles with nearly a third more women using job sites and a fifth more admitting to using social media than men. However, men were more likely to use recruitment agencies and word of mouth to help them secure new jobs.
Craig Bines, CEO of The CareerWallet Group, commented, “It is great to see job sites and aggregators still dominating the job seeker market globally as the preferred way to source a new job. It is also interesting to see that job seekers are turning to social media more to find a new role and the impact this is having on other traditional methods.Craig Bines
The results above show an interesting trend in how job seekers are sourcing new roles with social media certainly increasing in popularity but rather than impacting or replacing job site usage it seems to be being used as an alternative to recruitment agencies and other traditional methods such as local newspapers.