Most popular methods of securing jobs among global workers as of September 2014

This statistic shows the most popular methods of securing jobs according to workers worldwide as of September 2014. During the survey, 25 percent of respondents said that they used online job boards when they secured their most recent job.

How did you secure your most recent job?

Share of respondents
Online job boards25%
Word of mouth15%
Direct approach from employer/recruiter15%
Recruitment/staffing company/headhunter14%
Employee referral9%
Company website7%
Print advertisement3%
Social media site2%
College/university career services office or event2%
Networking event1%
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Source

Release date

September 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of September 2014

Number of respondents

230,000+

Special properties

Workers from respondents across 31 countries, three generations and a multitude of industries and occupations

Supplementary notes


The source does not specify the type or date of survey.

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