The use of social media to find employment is not widespread amongst graduates, according to the latest OneTest report.
Popular social networking sites like Linkedin is primarily a playground for more accomplished professionals to find new opportunities; it’s less useful for a new graduate who’s looking for her first job. So, it’s understandable that a large percentage (40%) do not find social media useful in their job search.
More significantly, it appears graduates do not trust social media. A large majority (69%) are vigilant about their social media footprint and taking steps to promote a positive image. No wonder, a majority (41%) do not believe employers should use social media tools in the recruitment process.
Graduates are treading social media with caution and seems to prefer more traditional methods to find a job.