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Social networking 'not as effective' as online jobsites for graduate jobs

Published: Friday, 21 January 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

University students looking for graduate jobs through social networking websites do not find them very useful, according to new statistics.

A report carried out by university website Freelance Student found that 63 per cent of students saw online job boards as the most effective way of searching for a new job.

The Recruiter magazine reported that more traditional methods of searching for jobs, such as referrals or networking (both online and in person) received around half the amount of approval, compared to job boards.

Around 32 per cent of respondents said they used the more traditional methods of hunting for jobs.

A massive 96 per cent of graduates are members of a social network, such as Facebook, Linkedin or My Space.

According to Clicky Media, social media networking now accounts for 11 per cent of all time spent online, while leading website Facebook recently announced that they now have over half a billion members.

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