Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the November 12, 2001 issue of QuintZine.
A new study challenges widely held perceptions about the online behavior of job-seekers. iLogos Research, a research and consulting firm, released the report, Perception vs. Reality: Jobseeker Behavior Online, which indicates that experienced candidates ARE seeking jobs online; job boards are NOT the largest driver of online traffic for large corporations; and online candidates WILL answer skills-based questions.
The Perception vs. Reality: Jobseeker Behavior Online report finds almost half of online job-seekers are experienced, employed professionals interested in using corporate career pages for researching and applying for positions via the Internet. Furthermore, three times as many candidates come to the corporate Web site careers section from “word of mouth” and from a home page/within-the-site link than from job boards. The report puts to rest a common misconception that only the jobless surf the Web for employment. Based on the survey, 72 percent of passive job seekers visiting the corporate Web site careers sections are employed, while 21 percent are happily employed. Forty percent of happily employed visitors arrive at the careers section via links from the corporate Web site home page or elsewhere within the site.
Overall, online job seekers are willing to devote the time and effort necessary to apply online. Ninety-two percent of candidates are willing to spend more than 6 minutes applying to a job of high interest. To read an executive summary of the report or press release about it (or order the full report if you’d care to shell out $295), go to: RecruitSoft – iLogos
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