Which Social Network Has the Most Job Search Activity?

Another day, another cool infographic about social media and job search. Recruiters, employers, and job seekers are all out there using social networks. But what do people think about using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for career purposes?

Our friends at Jobvite commissioned a study of 2,049 adults aged over 18 across the US, asking them for their opinions on using social media when finding a job.

It discovered that though almost all of those surveyed seemed to be socially active, just 16% used social networks solely to find their most recent job – but a massive 54% have used Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn in some way.

Here’s an interesting result: Most job search activity takes place on Facebook (44%), LinkedIn (26%), and Twitter (23%).

Other key findings from the study were that:

  • 45% of those employed were open to a new job
  • 86% of active and passive job seekers have a social profile
  • 40% are ‘super social’ with over 150 contacts
  • One in six found the last job through a social network

Like this? Check out How Employers Use Social Media to Screen Applicants (Infographic).

Source: Jobvite

By Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO of Link Humans, home of The Employer Brand Index.