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Are British jobseekers missing a trick?

Are British jobseekers missing a trick? Job recommendations really work 57% of the people who get job recommendations from friends, family or colleagues end up getting the job Personal contacts are still one of the best routes to a new job but most jobseekers are missing a trick in not leveraging social networks in their job search. And most people are eager to help 62% of the British have recommended The minority aren't a job to their friends, colleagues and family 31% have never recommended a job to anyone 21% would not tell anyone they're job seeking Some ask their colleagues 37% reach out to work Most reach out to friends and family colleagues about job opportunities 55% talk about their job hunt with friends and family 10% Social jobseekers But only 10% put the word out on social networks Even though most of them regularly use social networks 76% of the UK population use social networks to communicate and share with friends, family and colleagues Including employers 98% of UK employers say they'll use social networks to recruit in 2012 Source: Online YouGov survey of nearly 2,000 British adults commissioned by BraveNewTalent in November 2011. Employer Source: Survey by UK-based The FIRM (The Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers) in October2011. BraveNewTalent. The Talented Community

Are British jobseekers missing a trick?

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Personal contacts are still one of the best routes to a new job but most job seekers are missing a trick in not leveraging social networks in their job search.

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