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Where Do YOU Search for Jobs? Millennials are Changing The Way We Look


Where and how do you search for jobs? On a mobile device? Job search is changing and millennials are changing the world!

25 fun facts about CVs, job-hunting and recruitment

Mobile has made looking for jobs easier. Did you know that:

1.    41% of people search for jobs while in bed

2.    38% search on their journey to…work!  

3.    30% search for new jobs while….at work

4.    18% search for jobs from a toilet – yeh!

5.    Social media is becoming a key go-to place for recruiters and candidates. Beware your Facebook profile!


6.    79 % of candidates are likely to use social media in their job search (Source: com)

7.    93% of companies use LinkedIn (with varying degrees of success) for recruiting

8.    80% of recruiters have placed people through LinkedIn.

9.    70% of candidates use a mobile device to find jobs (Source: com)

10. The average time spent by recruiters looking at a CV is only 5 to 7 seconds. (Source: business2community.com)


11. 76% of CVs are discarded for an unprofessional email address? (Source: business2community.com)

12. In 2000, 22% of CVs were submitted via email or posted on the web. In 2016, over 90% of CVs were posted online or sent via email.

13. A single mistake on your CV could stop the process! Over half of all recruiters will dismiss a CV because it contains typos. 43% of hiring managers will disqualify applicants because of their spelling mistakes.

14. 53% of CVs and job applications contain falsifications.  (Source: Statistic Brain)

15. 70% of College Students surveyed would lie on a CV to get a job they wanted (Source: Statistic Brain)


16. Background checking is on the up! I wonder why?

17. While the average length of an interview is 40 minutes, 33% of 2000 surveyed bosses indicated they know within the first 90 seconds if they will hire that candidate. Some of the reasons for this included:

  • 70% indicated applicants were too fashionable or trendy
  • 67% indicated failure to make eye contact.
  • 47% of applicants who had little or no knowledge of the company
  • 33% for bad posture.

18. Almost half of employers (45 percent) said that the time to fill open positions has grown since 2014. (Source: DHI)

19. Nearly half (47 percent) said unfilled positions are staying open longer due to unmatched salary requirements. (Source: DHI)

20. 38% of those surveyed consider employer branding to be one of the three most essential and long-lasting trends in recruiting for professional roles in 2016. (Source.com)


21. 28% consider finding better ways to source passive candidates as one of the three most essential and long-lasting trends in recruiting for professional roles in 2016.

22. 45%. How much of the workforce Millennials are making up now, making them the highest represented generation (Source:  com)

23. When evaluating employers, there are 3 things that matter most to Millennials are

growth opportunities, retirement benefits, work culture. (Source: Glassdoor)

24. 84% of those surveyed by J&C Associates said they still preferred talking to someone when looking for a job rather than just applying online and never hearing again.


25. And finally, over 93.27% of all statistics are made up on the spot – yes, including this one!

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