Half of U.K. job seekers turn to social networks
by Steve Shipside
26 Feb 2013
According to Adzuna over half of U.K. job seekers are using social networks as part of their job hunting. The conclusion is drawn from Adzuna’s own survey of 1000 respondents and shows that the average British adult can draw on some 300 relevant vacancies by means of first and second degree connections. Furthermore over 90 per cent of large employers are now using
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.