WORK­OUT On­line job hunt­ing gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Career One -

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.

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