More jobseekers use internet to search for work

More jobseekers are relying solely on the internet to search for work, major new research has found.

A poll of 40,000 online jobseekers showed 9% exclusively use the internet to search for work – a figure that has increased by 50% since last year.

The annual National Online Recruitment Audience Survey (NORAS) polls visitors to 25 job boards.

The survey also reveals:

  • 76% have applied for a job they found online

  • 65% got a job

  • the average online jobseeker is aged 35

  • has a salary of £31,000

  • uses four recruitment websites to search for work.

Tim Elkington, managing director of Enhance Media, which produces NORAS, said: “This comprehensive survey shows that for an increasing number of jobseekers, the internet is providing everything they need to find a new job.

“The results also show that jobseekers are far more directed about where to look. Five years ago they would have looked at seven websites to find work, now they look at four.”

Comments are closed.