2014 Jobvite Job Seeker Nation Study

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Jobvite Job Seeker Nation Study 2014

An authoritative survey of the social, mobile job seeker

On behalf of Jobvite, the polling company, inc., conducted a nationwide online omnibus survey of 2,135 adults (aged 18+), of whom 1,303 were participants in the U.S. labor force. Participants were screened based on their employment situation and attitude toward future career opportunities, and non-employed, non-job seekers were excluded from the study.

The survey included questions on current employment status and the use of social networks and mobile devices to find job opportunities. The survey was fielded December 12-19, 2013. Respondents for this survey were selected from an opt-in panel, and had expressed prior consent to participate in online surveys.

Data was weighted so the demographics of this audience closely match the nationwide population of adults (age 18+) with respect to gender, age, and region.

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51% OF EMPLOYED WORKERS ARE EITHER ACTIVELY SEEKING OR OPEN TO A NEW JOB.

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4 in 10 JOB SEEKERS HAVE FOUND THEIR “FAVORITE OR BEST” JOB THROUGH PERSONAL CONNECTIONS.

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Younger and more educated* workers are likelier to be confident and optimistic about the job market.

Subgroups that are likelier than the average respondent to say the job market is the same or better this year:

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* Category includes 4-year college grads and people who hold graduate degrees

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Who is the social job seeker?

Social job seekers are younger, wealthier, more highly educated and more likely to be employed full-time.

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76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook.

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46% of job seekers have modified their privacy settings and recruiters are looking.

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Less-educated job seekers are more likely to commit social media no-no’s.

Percentage of job seekers on Facebook who have done the following:

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While job seekers flock to Facebook, recruiters prefer Linkedin when searching for candidates.

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Who is the mobile job seeker?

Frequent job-changers are more likely than average to have searched for jobs or had contact with a potential employer on their mobile device: 64% of adults who change jobs every 1-5 years vs. 43% overall.

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43% of job seekers have used their mobile device to engage in job-seeking activity.

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27% of job seekers expect to be able to apply for a job from their mobile device.

37% of Millennial job seekers expect career websites to be optimized for mobile.

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Millennials and younger workers abound among mobile job seekers.

Among 18-29 year-old job seekers:

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Mobile job seekers are more likely to turn to Facebook than LinkedIn in their job search.

The college-educated are also 4x as likely to update their LinkedIn profile with professional info than those who are high-school educated or less, and almost 2x as likely to do so on a mobile device.

PERCENTAGE OF JOB SEEKERS WHO HAVE DONE THE FOLLOWING ON A MOBILE DEVICE:

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About Jobvite

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