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Job seekers look online

02 Apr 2008

Job seekers look online Almost half of job seekers in the UK use the internet in order to apply for positions, according to a new survey.

In a report from Taleo Research revealed that 43 per cent of workers used online tools during their application process.

"Online search and application techniques are now the most prevalent methods with both active and passive candidates, which suggests that candidates are proactively taking charge of their search for employment," said Neil Hudspith, senior vice president of Taleo.

He added that increasingly people are applying for jobs through companies' websites.

The research also revealed that 38 per cent of people were "Hands Off Hunters", who relied on older techniques such as head hunters, recruitment agencies and personal contacts to help them get a job.

"Traditional Targeters" were the final group of job seekers identified in the report, people who applied for jobs via the age-old method of posting their application.

Also revealed in the research was that of the people applying online for jobs, 53 per cent preferred to do so because of the quick response time.

In related news, a recent survey by GAAPweb has revealed that 64 per cent of accountancy and finance professionals did not find the expression "newly qualified" a discriminatory phrase when found in a job advert.

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