WORKOUT Online job hunting gaining popularity
AUSTRALIA is setting a trend in online job search, according to a Kelly Services survey.
More than 54 per cent of about 19,000 Australians in the survey found their most recent job online. The survey included 115,000 people in 33 nations.
Online job hunting is also popular in Thailand, with 52 per cent of participants from the nation finding jobs through that mode.
Hong Kong (51 per cent) and China (50 per cent) were also high on the list.
The survey proved ‘‘ candidates have embraced the internet as the preferred way of finding a job,’’ says Kelly Services manager James Bowmer.
‘‘ People are now very confident about applying for jobs online, while employers are becoming much more skilled at dealing with the online recruitment phenomenon,’’ he says.
Satisfaction rates are also very high for online recruitment, with 83 per cent in the survey saying they were pleased with the outcome. Only 51 per cent favoured the non-internet modes of application, including snail mail.
In another survey, conducted by final5 recruitment company, 59 per cent of those who responded showed a preference for online job search.
Employers must be mindful of the trends in job searches, say recruiters at final5. The company’s survey also shows participants use more than two ways in which to look for new jobs.