By Amy R. LeeMay 14, 2017 7:25pmHiring managers, salespeople, marketing professionals and others seeking a new job online are more likely to use LinkedIn, a new survey from CareerBuilder found.
The survey, based on responses from over 6,500 employers, found that 40% of employers surveyed have more than 10 employees who use LinkedIn as their primary contact to ask questions about their careers, while 26% have more workers who have LinkedIn as a secondary contact.
This is a trend that will only continue to increase as more employers adopt LinkedIn, said CareerBuilder’s chief research officer, Eric Smith.
“It’s not a new trend, but it’s getting a lot more attention,” Smith said.
“We’re starting to see a lot of companies trying to get out there and talk to potential candidates in person, which is great.”
It’s the first time CareerBuilder has asked the question of this type of survey.
The company started doing the job-hunting survey about three years ago, and it’s also been using the survey to track and identify opportunities.
The average age of LinkedIn members is 40, but many are in their 20s and 30s, so the survey is asking them about their age, gender, experience, education and the location they’re based.
Some of the more common questions are: “What are your career goals?” and “What’s the biggest challenge you face working for me?”
The survey is available online for free.
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