Indian job seekers embrace online recruitment process

Indian job seekers embrace online recruitment process
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Jan 30 2008. 10 47 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Jan 30 2008. 10 47 AM IST
Bangalore: Indian job seekers ranked high in terms of using the internet to find work, with almost half of them finding their most recent posting online, according to a new survey.
Online recruitment eclipsed all other recruitment channels, including direct approaches, newspaper ads and ‘word of mouth´, a survey conducted by Kelly Services, a Fortune 500 company offering staffing solutions, said.
As per the survey, 40% respondents found their most recent job online. Twenty-two per cent found job as result of being directly approached by an employer, 13% through word of mouth, nine per cent from newspapers and eight per cent by directly approaching an employer, it said.
Online recruitment was rated the preferred way to find a job, with 78% satisfied with the outcome compared to 54% who opted for the traditional methods.
According to the survey, only eight per cent believe that level of education is the best indicator of job suitability, 24% doubted whether their CVs present them in the best possible way and 14% not sure whether they have performed well in job interviews.
The survey sought the views of 115,000 people in 33 countries, including 3,000 from India on various topics, including recruitment.
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