6 Game-Changing Trends for Your Job Search

We’ve welcomed a few new players to the job search field. Today’s job seekers have more resources to help draw out the Xs and Os than ever before. The wealth of online resources and social platforms can help you break free from getting caught up in zone defense and look out on all sides. Social networking, employee referrals, and even mobile devices are now helping job seekers bolt past the competition and score their dream jobs.

The infographic below, compiled by CareerShift, is a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution. It’s time to ante up and use these game-changing trends to help you score big on the job field!

What do you think? What are some other game-changing trends in today’s job market?


  • 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in recruiting efforts.
  • 78% of recruiters hire through social media.
  • 72% of active job seekers use mobile devices in their job search.
  • Employee referrals account for 40% of all hires.

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By Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert and founder & president of Come Recommended, a career and workplace education and consulting firm specializing in young professionals.