Survey shows jobsearch websites hard to use

Jobsearch websites need to be more responsive to users, according to a survey by the career management company ICM CareerCare.

Of 40 directors, managers and executives surveyed, 52 per cent found the registration process laborious and 76 per cent said that job hunters should be allowed to browse vacancies before deciding whether they need to register for further details.

The survey revealed that 65 per cent had used websites while looking for a new job. Websites directly related to the job hunter’s specific industry sector or profession were the most popular.

While the majority of those using jobsearch websites felt that they were of more use than contacting search and selection agencies or writing speculatively to employers, networking with former contacts and trade journals were thought to be the best way to find a new job.

Another survey by FirstPersonalGlobal revealed that four out of five online job hunters fail to find out what a site does with their CV and are unaware that it could end up on their employer’s screen.

For a full summary of the ICM CareerCare survey findings e-mail

peter.douch@careersbp.co.uk

 

 

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