Commonly used job search resources in the United States 2015

Average number of different resources used during job search according to candidates in the United States as of February 2015

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 14, 2015
Commonly used job search resources in the United States 2015 This statistic presents a ranking of the average number of different resources used during job search according to candidates in the United States. During the February 2015 survey, it was found that candidates accessed an average of 4.1 company websites as part of their job search.
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Average number of different resources used during job search according to candidates in the United States as of February 2015

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Average number of sources
Overall number of different resources used17.7
Company websites visited as part of search4.1
People talked to or emailed in professional network3.1
People talked to or emailed in personal network2.7
National online job boards (CareerBuilder, Monster, Dice..)1.3
People contacted through LinkedIn as part of search1.2
Other resources used1.1
Other opportunities considered at current organization0.8
Different local or regional online job boards used0.8
Job site aggregators (Indeed, Simply Hired) used0.7
Direct staffing or recruiting firms used0.5
Different employer review sites used (Glassdoor.com)0.5
People contacted within other social media sites as part of search0.5
People contacted through Facebook as part of search0.5
Other social media sites used as part of job search0.3
Average number of sources
Overall number of different resources used17.7
Company websites visited as part of search4.1
People talked to or emailed in professional network3.1
People talked to or emailed in personal network2.7
National online job boards (CareerBuilder, Monster, Dice..)1.3
People contacted through LinkedIn as part of search1.2
Other resources used1.1
Other opportunities considered at current organization0.8
Different local or regional online job boards used0.8
Job site aggregators (Indeed, Simply Hired) used0.7
Direct staffing or recruiting firms used0.5
Different employer review sites used (Glassdoor.com)0.5
People contacted within other social media sites as part of search0.5
People contacted through Facebook as part of search0.5
Other social media sites used as part of job search0.3
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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 14, 2015
This statistic presents a ranking of the average number of different resources used during job search according to candidates in the United States. During the February 2015 survey, it was found that candidates accessed an average of 4.1 company websites as part of their job search.
Show more
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