Six months on from its original research into online recruitment, workthing.com has conducted another survey to find out how online recruitment has moved on.
The research was conducted by BMRB in September 2000 who interviewed 3,000 people using computer assisted telephone interviewing.
The research found that in the last six months the total number of internet users in the UK has grown from 13.4m to 14.3m. Online job seekers now account for 38% of all internet users, an increase of 1.4 million since Spring 2000.
The survey also found that:
· Online job seeking has grown by 29%
· More female users (40%) have been looking for jobs online (35% in Spring 2000)
· Approximately 400,000 people have now obtained jobs online
The online job seeking population has grown not only in number, but also in confidence, sophistication and focus.
· Online users have become much more experienced in the last six months; there are now 35% more “senior”' internet users
· 69% more recruitment site users are prepared to upload their CV
· One in five online job seekers have uploaded their CVs onto a recruitment site, compared to just one in eight six months ago