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Monday, July 31, 2006

Survey Names Top 10 sources of hire

How did you get a job? Weddles releases results of a getting hired survey.

Top ten sources of hire:

31.2% Answered an ad on a job board
10.6% Sent their resume to the company
9.3% Answered an ad in the newspaper
8.5% Responded to a tip from a friend
6.8% Were referred by an employee of the company
6.6% Received a call from a headhunter
5.1% Answered an ad posted on the company?s Web-site
4.9% Attended a career fair
4.8% Used networking at a business event
2.7% Received a call from a staffing firm
2.7% Responded to a tip from a family member




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2 comments:

Jim Durbin said...

These numbers are interesting, but they suffer from some pretty severe cases of selective bias.

The message of using several channels to get a job, but using these numbers to show that newspapers aren't headed south in terms of job ads is a bit of a stretch by Weddle.

More complete analysis at my site.

C.M Russell said...

I agreee with your take Jim, nice work.