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The scarcity of jobs has forced the unemployed to sharpen their wits and use new methods to track vacancies according to an article in El Periodico de Aragon.
It is no longer sufficient to use traditional methods such as your family and friends, the Internet, search portals or newspaper advertisements. Social networks have become the “fifth medium”. According to a survey by Infoempleo and Adecco reported in the article, 50% of candidates acknowledge that you have sought employment in social networks, and of that percentage, 45% claimed to have been hired through this medium.
The survey goes on to show that while only 20% of companies surveyed allocate part of their recruitment budget through to social media, 49% said they used free offerings.
"Social networks have many possibilities because they are very viral and help speed the selection process and bring the curricula and more people faster, "says Encarna Maroño, director selection and quality of Adecco .
SEAT, the car manufacturer, uses “social and professional networks like LinkedIn, Facebook , Wordpress and Twitter to maximize the dissemination of our offerings, reaching niche candidates with specific profiles and share information and opinions about our selection process”.
The study, which sampled 8,777 candidates (employed, unemployed and self-employed) and 555 HR professional can be downloaded here.