More people looking for jobs online


More people looking for jobs online
Increasing numbers of job seekers are searching for opportunities online, according to the latest National Online Recruitment Audience Survey.

It shows that emailing a CV to an employer is the most popular way to apply for a job, with 38 per cent of respondents saying they prefer to put themselves forward this way.

Meanwhile 31 per cent said they found completing an online application form to be their number one way of applying for a new job.

The survey also shows that over half of those who have been interviewed for a job they found online have been successful.

According to Enhance Media, which manages the national survey, this suggests that web-based job seeking is becoming more commonplace, with job seekers now knowing where to find suitable posts and employers knowing where best to place their vacancies.

Tim Elkington, managing director of Enhance Media, said: "Online recruitment is more successful than ever before. More people are applying for jobs and getting interviews and of these, over half are now going on to get a job."

The survey also suggests that the growing popularity of WAP-enabled mobiles is contributing to the success of online recruitment by allowing people to search for vacancies whenever and wherever they are.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.

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