Majority of College Students Declare Internet Their Best Job Source
College Students Report Internet Remains #1 Source of Job Information.
FOSTER CITY, CA -- April 8, 2009 -- CollegeGrad.com, the #1 entry-level job site on the Web, released its survey results on what college students believe to be the best sources of entry-level job information. For the third consecutive year, a majority of respondents, 53 percent, listed the Internet as their primary source of job-related news and data.
"Given the current economic outlook, it's critical for college graduates to use all available resources to institute their job search," asserts Adeola Ogunwole, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for CollegeGrad.com. "The Internet should be the backbone of your search process. More and more companies are finding the cost of hiring online to be more effective than on-campus recruiting, thus it is extremely important that job seekers cultivate a thorough approach to their online job search."
Today's college students are a tech-savvy group, and they often know right where to go to conduct a well-informed job search. As search engines become increasingly powerful and job networking sites blossom, the Internet has become a standard method for nearly all research, particularly job-related research. "With the rise of online job boards and social media sites, interaction between college graduates and their employer of choice is unparalleled," says Ogunwole.
Ogunwole adds, "I cannot stress enough how important it is to begin searching for a job as soon as possible. College graduates as well as recent entry-level hires who have been affected by the economic downturn need to view the job hunt as a continual process instead of a one-time shot."
Although several other sources of job information were noted in the survey results, job fairs, classmates and career centers totaled less altogether than the Internet as a source. During these difficult economic times, it is clear that job seekers are attempting to use all available resources to scout for employment opportunities. Using the Internet, students have a better chance than ever to connect directly with a prospective company or hiring manager. Ogunwole advises, "Now is the time to take advantage of these tools and take charge of your job search."
With well over 2,000 pages of entry-level job search information, CollegeGrad.com is an excellent place for recent graduates to begin their initial pursuit for employment. CollegeGrad.com resources include resume templates, interview tips,employer and career research information, job search videos and more.
Full results of the survey are as follows:
Question: What is your best source of entry-level job information?
- The Internet - 53%
- Job Fairs - 28%
- Career Center - 11%
- Classmates - 8%
The online poll was conducted nationally using a survey placed on the CollegeGrad.com home page during January, 2009. The results are based on more than 500 respondents.
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry-level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry-level job search.
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