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Traditional recruitment methods still prevail

Traditional recruitment methods still prevail over social networking

As the economy moves into recovery, people are starting to consider their next career move and whether to follow traditional methods to seek employment or to experiment with increasingly popular social media websites.

It is now clear that social networking has become very much a mainstream activity for Internet users of all ages however, traditional recruitment methods still prevail. Tate, specialists in office recruitment, surveyed 400 people revealing that 70% of job seekers would always rely on recruitment agencies when applying for a job. This is despite Facebook having more than 300 million active users and LinkedIn recently celebrating its 45th million member.

Interestingly 30% of the sample surveyed by Tate would not solely rely on an agency for employment, suggesting that other platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn would be utilised.


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