Online job seekers enjoy net success

Almost
a third of online job seekers have successfully found a job through a jobsite
according to the latest study on online recruitment.

The
National Online Recruitment Audience Survey (NORAS) also reveals that the
average user visits at least five sites when looking for a job.

The
average age of online job seekers is 33 years old, has nearly 12 years work
experience since leaving education and last started a new job 4 years ago.

A
quarter of online jobsite users are unemployed, 42 per cent are in full-time
employment 12 per cent are working part-time and 8 per cent are in full-time
education.

The
study, which was based on unique user figures for most of the main job sites
from October to December 2002, also reveals that 40 per cent of job seekers use
online recruitment sites to make salary comparisons, 40 per cent to find out
about potential employers, 31 per cent to obtain information about their sector
and 28 per cent to actively manage their careers.

Tim
Elkington, managing director of Enhance Media, which carried out the NORAS
study, said: "The additional information included in NORAS winter 2003
will be invaluable to recruiters when selecting job boards and will help advertisers
get a better response from the right candidates and get more from their
recruitment budgets."

www.enhancemedia.co.uk

By Ben Willmott

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