Two out of Three Workers Are Looking for New Jobs, Often by Using Social Media

Category : CAREER

By Jen Hubley Luckwaldt, PayScale.com

This will come as a surprise to almost no one who has been riding out the bad economy over the past couple of years, but even people who have jobs now would like new ones. In fact, a recent survey by Jobvite, 69 percent of employed folks are looking for new gigs, and many of them are using social media to do it.

 

Of the 2,100 people who answered the 2012 Job Seeker Survey:

  • 52 percent of all job seekers reported using Facebook in their job search
  • 38 percent used LinkedIn
  • 34 percent used Twitter
  • One in six said social media for helped them find their current jobs

Why so much interest in social media job searching? Once again, we can look at the frustrating economic conditions of the past couple of years. It used to be that job seekers who didn’t have much luck cold calling or networking through professional acquaintances could depend on internet job listings for leads.

“Job seekers have become increasingly frustrated at searching for jobs online and getting no response, and they intuitively know that the best opportunities are found through people, not search engines,” says Dan Finnigan, president of Jobvite.) “As social networking has become a core part of our cultural dynamic, we are continuing to see more and more job hunters taking advantage of a vertical they are comfortable with in order to find work.”

Or maybe they’re just going where the recruiters are. Previous research from Jobvite indicated that 86 percent of HR recruiters look at social media for candidates.

Rethinking Hiring: New Internet Company Connects Businesses To High Energy, Capable Hires

Category : MOMSTAR

Rethinking Hiring:     New Internet Company Connects Businesses With High Energy Capable Hires Through E-service Job Board, by Lisa Stone

Finally, a new exciting  job board launches nationwide. Canuworktomorrow.com, provides an environment for talented individuals and businesses to connect on short notice for on-site tasks.  Businesses will find just that right candidate to complete  projects, temporary jobs and freelance work, all while saving the business money and getting the job finished on schedule. For members, it’s free to join, and there are no fees paid to work.

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey March 11, 2011

Canuworktomorrow.com encourages companies, both large and small, to re-think the way they hire in a suppressed economy.   Whether it be legal, retail, wholesale,  sales, tutoring, writing, graphics, accounting, styling, and even grooming, or any other business environment, companies will utilize the registered members of Canuworktomorrow.com to get the job done for them.  Its members are  smart, educated, multi-taskers who are capable of handling tasks on a project basis but need the flexibility to work on their schedule.

Compare this with the high costs and time spent by companies going back and forth with recruiting services to find the perfect hire.  Enter Canuworktomorrow.com.  Companies can now save their valuable time and money by posting a job need on an E-service job board and being instantly connected to a database of  highly competent members, making it possible to find that one candidate that fits with the job profile.

Consider the company who needs to complete a project in another state.  Why should a company have to absorb the cost of flying its employees to the location to complete the task and take the employees away from their other responsibilities, when it can utilize Canuworktomorrow.com and its database of on-site qualified professionals?  Instead, the company can “cherry pick” who they would like to work on a project basis, with no long-term commitment attached with the temporary hiring.

Canuworktomorrow is geared toward moms, college students, and any professional with a  flexible schedule who wants to work on projects that are stimulating, interesting and back in the business environment, while making some extra money.  Members simply register, create a profile, search posted tasks, work  and get paid, while building relationships and business contacts.   Members have the ability to decide when, where and how much work they want to take on.

Says Cindy Touma, co-founder of Canuworktomorrow.com,  “Members who set up a profile with Canuworktomorrow.com want to work in their local workforces .  For our businesses, It is all about getting the project finished without the usual hassle of finding the right hire.   Hire today, for the day.”   Cindy’s partner Karen Frankel, and co-founder, believes” it’s time to change the way businesses hire.  There is an entire population of moms for example who need to earn some extra cash, but don’t have the availability to work on a regular basis. “  Our members are not just educated, but many are licensed professionals.

This is a company to watch.

Lisa Stone