Conducting a job search has changed with the advent of social media, web-based interviewing, and a slow economy. Some job seekers are still operating on the old rules and have not updated their job seeking skills to match the new reality.
Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of job search in 2012:
1. Positions advertised on job boards account for what percentage of new hires?
2. What percentage of employers now use social media sites to screen potential candidates?
3. What is the bottom line number of contacts suggested by LinkedIn that you need to really maximize your use of the site?
4. How many companies are using Skype to interview candidates?
5. How long is the average job search in 2012?
a) 39 weeks
b) 6 weeks
c) 12 weeks
d) 18 weeks
According to the Wall Street Journal, only 13% of all jobs are filled through job boards.
Mashable reports that 91% of employers uses social networking sites to screen potential employees. Sixty-eight percent say that they hired employees based on their social media presence.
According to LinkedIn, you need a minimum of 50 contacts on the site to maximize your use of this platform.
The Wall Street Journal reports that 42% of companies use Skype as part of the hiring process for senior executives.
5. a—39 weeks
The U.S. Department of Labor states that the average length of unemployment for all workers is 39 weeks.
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