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How Social Media is Used in Recruiting in 2014

As the job market becomes more competitive than ever, social media has significantly impacted recruiting, giving birth to the next big thing: social recruiting.

Thanks to this Jobvite study, this data on recruitment and jobseekers demonstrates why technology is vital to recruitment success.


  • Although 93% of recruiters use or plan to use social media, just 18% consider themselves experts on social recruiting.
  • just 41% of recruiters are investing in mobile.
  • 55% of recruiters have reconsidered a candidate based on their social media profiles.
  • Recruiters use mobile to primarily contact candidates (41%) and forward candidates/resumes to colleagues (40%).

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