Nearly 90 percent of employers are using social media to connect with potential employees
Friday, July 15, 2011, By
If you're not using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to help you find a job, you're missing the boat.
According to a survey of U.S. companies released this week by Jobvite, which provides companies with recruiting software, 89 percent plan to recruit through social media this year, up from 83 percent in 2010.
About 64 percent say they use more than one social media website. But if you feel like you have to pick just one, make it LinkedIn. The survey found that 73 percent of all social media-based hires came from LinkedIn, with only 20 percent from Facebook and 7 percent from Twitter.
On Tuesday, July 19 at noon, a website called TweetMyJobs.com is having a job fair on Twitter. It doesn't cost anything to sign up for the site or the job fair -- and who knows, you might make a connection.