Searching for a job is one of the most trying experiences for young professionals leaving business school or students who recently received their undergraduate business degree, but they can turn to social media to learn about the available jobs in their desired fields.
According to recent research from Bullhorn Reach*, a software-as-a-service social recruiting solution, 77 percent of all available job openings are posted on LinkedIn, making it the most popular social platform for jobs. Twitter was the second most popular, hosting 54 percent of all job postings.
"While LinkedIn continues to hold its position as the most widely used social network for recruiting, the fact that a majority of jobs are posted to at least two channels reinforces the notion that social networking should never be overlooked in any candidate’s job search," said Art Papas, president and CEO of Bullhorn.
Facebook users should also keep their eyes out for job postings on that social site, though the source found just 25 percent of jobs are posted there. Twenty-one percent of all available jobs are posted on all three sites, while 24 percent are only posted to one network.
According to a Forbes** report that covered the survey, Facebook users should be wary of searching for jobs on the social platform because there isn't a way to search for available jobs and it is difficult to navigate Facebook pages to see job listings.