How Were Jobs Found Over the Past Twelve Months?

Who was successful in their job hunt?  The research, reported in the Wall Street Journal, reveals that in 2009, 51% of all full-time positions were filled with existing employees.  The study by CareerXroads, a staffing-strategy consulting firm, included 41 companies that employ 1.8 million U.S. workers. External recruits (49%) found most jobs through referrals (27%).  Another 22% came through company website, while 13% of the external hires came through job boards.  Mark Mehler of CareerXroads said that the data meant that networking remains the most effective strategy for new jobs.  “Job seekers should use job boards and corporate sites to find information about openings, but they should use their network to apply.”More On NetworkingTwitter versus real networkingJob Search: Clearing the human resource hurdlesThree steps for fleeing a dying industry
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