the polling company, inc. on behalf of Jobvite conducted a nationwide online omnibus survey of 2,108 adults, of which 1,266 adults (aged 18+) were part of the American workforce. Fielded September 5-7, 2012, the survey included questions on current employment status, the use of social networks to find job opportunities and attitudes about the current employment market.
Of the 1,266 members of the workforce, 948 were “job seekers,” and 86% also had at least one social network profile. 318 were currently employed but NOT open to a new job.
Respondents for this survey were selected from an opt-in panel, and had expressed prior consent to participate in online surveys such as this. Data were weighted so the demographics of this audience closely match the nationwide population of adults (age 18+) with respect to gender, age, and region.
Workforce: All participants in the labor market: currently employed + unemployed and looking
Job Seeker: All those actively seeking work or open to a new job, both currently employed and unemployed
OF THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE IS COMPRISED OF JOB SEEKERS
up from 69% in 2011
OF EMPLOYED AMERICANS ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING OR OPEN TO A NEW JOB
up from 61% in 2011
OF JOB SEEKEQRS. SAY FINDING A JOB’S GOTTEN HARDER IN THE PAST YEAR
OF EMPLOYED JOB SEEKERS ARE OVERQUALIFIED
OF JOB SEEKERS ARE LESS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FINDING THE RIGHT JOB
OF ALL JOB SEEKERS HAVE AT LEAST ONE SOCIAL NETWORKING PROFILE
64% have two profiles and 44% have three
TWITTER AND LINKEDIN GAIN ADOPTION AMONGST WORKFORCE
OF JOB SEEKERS HAVE BEEN ASKED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA INFO IN A JOB INTERVIEW
FACEBOOK CONTENT MOST LIKELY TO CAUSE JOB SEEKERS TROUBLE
JOB SEEKERS CREDITS SOCIALMEDIA WITH THEIR CURRENT JOB
OF JOB SEEKERS FOUND FAVORITE/BEST JOB FROM FRIENDS OR FAMILY
WHO ARE THE JOB SEEKERS ON FACEBOOK?
OF JOB SEEKERS USE FACEBOOK TO HELP FIND WORK
up from 48% in 2011
OF JOB SEEKERS USE FACEBOOK CONTACTS FOR CAREER GAIN
WHO ARE THE JOB SEEKERS ON LINKEDIN?
OF JOB SEEKERS USE LINKEDIN TO HELP FIND WORK
up from 30% in 2011
OF JOB SEEKERS USE LINKEDIN CONTACTS FOR CAREER GAIN
up from 27% in 2011
WHO ARE THE JOB SEEKERS ON TWITTER?
OF JOB SEEKERS USE TWITTER TO HELP FIND WORK
up from 26% in 2011
OF JOB SEEKERS USE TWITTER CONTACTS FOR CAREER GAIN
up from 25% in 2011