Thousand percent rise in Facebook job applications

03 Apr 2012

Dan Cohen, sales director of U.K. multi-posting software provider Broadbean Technology, told the APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) in London that applications to jobs on Facebook rose by 1,000 percent and applications to jobs on Twitter by 500 percent in 2011 from 2010, according to an analysis done by the company. Describing use of the two leading social networks for recruitment as “a no-brainer”,…

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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.