Job Networking Sites Not Yet Reaching Potential For Job Seekers

Thursday, December 14, 2006

FPC Workplace Web Poll Data indicates that 86% of employees polled are not using networking sites for their job searches, with only 14% stating that they have had success with them.

FPC, a national executive search firm, anonymously polls job candidates visiting fpcnational.com on their perspective on workplace issues. This latest data from the FPC Workplace Web Poll indicates that the nations' job searchers are not taking advantage of online networking sites.

Of 1371 respondents across all industries and job levels answering the question "How do you feel about networking websites such as LinkedIn and Jobster? 14% They're great, I've had success connecting with recruiters and hiring companies.

29% Great in theory, but I haven't had much job searching success with them so far.

1% I got bombarded with referral requests so I've stopped using them.

23% I've heard of them, but don't use them.

33% I've never heard of them.

There is a difference in online networking success between the Entry and Mid-level employees' versus Managerial, Director, VP and other Executive Level employees with 20% of entry and mid-level employees having success through online networking and only 11% of managerial and above level employees taking the online route.

Of 523 Entry or Mid-level respondents to the question "How do you feel about networking websites such as LinkedIn and Jobster? 20% They're great, I've had success connecting with recruiters and hiring companies.

28% Great in theory, but I haven't had much job searching success with them so far.

2% I got bombarded with referral requests so I've stopped using them.

17% I've heard of them, but don't use them.

33% I've never heard of them.

Of 841 Manager, Director, VP, or Other Executive Level respondents to the question "How do you feel about networking websites such as LinkedIn and Jobster? 11% They're great, I've had success connecting with recruiters and hiring companies.

30% Great in theory, but I haven't had much job searching success with them so far.

1% I got bombarded with referral requests so I've stopped using them.

26% I've heard of them, but don't use them.

33% I've never heard of them.

Regardless of the income level, or job title level, roughly the same amount of job searchers have never even heard of online networking sites a substantial 30-34%.

Of 957 respondents earning less than 100k answering the question "How do you feel about networking websites such as LinkedIn and Jobster? 17% They're great, I've had success connecting with recruiters and hiring companies.

28% Great in theory, but I haven't had much job searching success with them so far.

2% I got bombarded with referral requests so I've stopped using them.

20% I've heard of them, but don't use them.

34% I've never heard of them.

Of 414 respondents earning greater than 100k answering the question "How do you feel about networking websites such as LinkedIn and Jobster? 9% They're great, I've had success connecting with recruiters and hiring companies.

33% Great in theory, but I haven't had much job searching success with them so far.

0% I got bombarded with referral requests so I've stopped using them.

28% I've heard of them, but don't use them.

30% I've never heard of them.

"Online networking has gained a good deal of attention in these past few years, but job searchers haven't quite latched on to this new form of making job connections yet. Good old fashioned face-to-face networking may still be the method of choice when it comes to networking for a new job, but this may change as people get more comfortable with the options and the industry develops more. " said FPC President Ron Herzog. About the Poll The FPC Workplace Web Poll takes the pulse of candidates in the ever-changing job market and spots developing trends. FPC conducts ongoing research so that its recruiters can provide the most current advice and information to job candidates and client companies. FPC shares pertinent results with the public. The FPC Web site, www.fpcnational.com, offers candidates actionable articles, such as "Perfecting Your Two-Minute Personal Sales Presentation", and "Managing Your Career Track" drawing on the company's years of recruiting talent, helping executives to be seen by hiring companies and negotiating new positions.

About FPC FPC is a national executive search firm with more than 65 franchise offices. Advocates for both clients and candidates since 1959, FPC recruiters are committed to bringing together the right individual with the right opportunity. For further information about FPC, call 800-886-7839 or visit the FPC Web site at www.fpcnational.com.

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