Prioritize Your Search Where Employers Look

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Two recent surveys highlight a disconnect between job seekers’ search methods and where employers have success finding job candidates to hire. A Conference Board survey of job seekers reported that 75% used newspaper classifieds, while only 57% relied on “other” sources – friends, professional organizations, and employment agencies. By contrast, employers in a CareerXRoads survey cited employee referrals as the No. 1 source of external hires, with 27% of hires coming through this channel. Print advertisements generated less than 5% of external hires. Prioritize your search activities accordingly.

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