Survey reveals web jobseekers’ profile

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Survey reveals web jobseekers’ profileOn 28 May 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The first major study of online recruitment gives HR professionals adetailed picture of the profile of jobseekers on the web. According to research released exclusively to Personnel Today the averageonline HR jobseeker is 33 years old, has worked for 11 years since leavingfull-time education and earns £29,250. The National Online Recruitment Audience Survey collected information fromalmost 8,000 jobseekers across eight major job websites. It shows that HR professionals looking online for new jobs are betterqualified than the average jobsite user, earn more and have more workplaceexperience. The study also finds that the average user of online job sites across allprofessions and functions is a 32-year-old who has been working for 10 years,earns £24,990 and last started a new job almost four years ago. Tim Elkington, managing director of Enhance Media, which carried out theresearch, said the results dispel the myth that online jobseekers are mainlygraduates or IT professionals. “This is not true – the Internet is used by many older experiencedprofessionals,” he said. The research reveals that 66 per cent of online HR jobseekers are activelylooking for a job, while 31 per cent are browsing but open to new opportunities.Nearly 50 per cent of HR professionals seeking jobs online have degreescompared to only 33 per cent of all respondents. Imogen Daniels, CIPD adviser for development and resourcing, said thefigures show the Internet is a mainstream recruitment tool. “Recruiters are beginning to understand the medium better and are nowaware of the true effectiveness and cost of online recruiting,” she added.John Clarke, manager online for BBC recruitment, said in his experienceelectronic applications are usually of a high quality. The report does not show the proportion of job site visitors who actuallyapply for jobs. To get a copy of the survey, visit last_img read more