Social Networking Sites Helps In Seeking Jobs

Troy: Kelly Global Workforce Index, an annual survey that reveals opinions about work and workplace from a generational viewpoint, conducted a survey on how people these days are losing their jobs because of personal content on the pages of Social networking websites and hunting for jobs online.

This survey obtained views from approximately 97,000 people in 30 countries covering Americas, APAC and EMEA regions. The duration of the survey was from October 2010 to January 2011. In the survey, respondents were asked a series of questions relating to their usage of social networking sites as an employment tool. They were even asked to identity for which social networking sites are frequently used for searching jobs and by what method they obtained their last job. The survey also helped in identifying the impact of social media content on people's careers and issues they face by using social networking websites within the workplace.

The results of the survey showed that the most popular social networking sites to find work is facebook and Linkedln which is preferred by 33 percent and 32 percent of people respectively, 23 percent use other sites, 10 percent use blogs and 3 percent use Twitter. Facebook is preferred by Generation Y while Linkedln is preferred by Generation X.

26 percent of respondents are worried that the material from their social networking page could impact their careers since they all share contents about career fallout on social networking sites. 28 percent believe it is important to be active on social media in order to build their career, 30 percent say that the employees are not allowed to access social networking sites as per the company policy.

Among the 30 countries, Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi are confident of finding a job through social media, 90 percent of Indian employees have an individual accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln and out of them, 81 percent use it for professional purposes. About 87 percent of Indian employees use social media to find information about an organizations work culture.

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