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Published : 2014-02-10 18:21
Updated : 2014-02-10 18:21

More and more job seekers are turning to social media to find jobs in the United States.

A survey from a recruiting platform for the social website Jobvite found that 43 percent of respondents are now conducting job-seeking activities on smartphones and tablets anywhere they can.

A total of 27 percent of all job hunters search for job information on mobile devices while in bed. About 16 percent do so while at restaurants. About 15 percent look while they are waiting for the bus or train. And 7 percent were not ashamed to admit that they have looked at job information while in the bathroom.

Job seekers are using LinkedIn (23 percent), Facebook (19 percent), Google+ (16 percent), Instagram (16 percent) and Twitter (13 percent) to learn more about prospective employers.

Jobvite says 93 percent of recruiters are looking at candidates’ social profiles, with 42 percent having reconsidered candidates based on this information.

According to the 2013 report “Social Recruiting Survey Results,” 78 percent of recruiters have hired someone through a social network.

By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (sylee@heraldcorp.com)

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