98% of Recruiters Use Social Media for Their Hiring

If you want to be on the radar of recruiters, an active social (media) life is advisable.

According to a recently released annual North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report from Boston-based Bullhorn, a staggering 98% of recruiters used social media for recruiting in 2012. This number is up from 94% in 2011.

Which social networks do recruiters utilize specificially? Bullhorn's report says that LinkedIn dominates, with 97% of recruiters using the professionally oriented network. Facebook and Twitter are almost tied for second place at 51% and 49% respectively.

While Facebook and Twitter stop well short of LinkedIn's popularity among recruiters, their usefulness is quickly being recognized. 38% of respondents in Bullhorn's survey say they plan to use Twitter more this year, while 37% said the same for Facebook.

Check out more statistics on the state of recruiting in North America in the infographic below.

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Infographic: Bullhorn

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. more

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