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Two-thirds of US companies expect to increase hiring in the coming year, according to a recent survey by social recruitment software developer JobVite.If you’re hunting for one of those jobs, it’s going to help to be on social networks. But make sure you keep them updated and professional — nearly half of recruiters always try to track down your online profiles, according to JobVite.
We’ve compiled the most intriguing findings from JobVite’s study and a few others about social media recruiting.
Over 80% of companies now use social media in their recruiting, and another 9% plan to start this year
Nearly two-thirds of recruiters have successfully hired talent using social networks, up 5% from the year prior
As expected, LinkedIn is by far the most used social site for recruiting. Facebook is a distant second
100% of Fortune 500 companies have executives on LinkedIn, and 75% of Fortune 100 companies pay for job postings and/or improved search capabilities
Be ready for more competition than ever in your job search this year -- 77% of recruiters expect an increase
Know that you're competing against the 76% of LinkedIn users that have college degrees -- 9 million of which are recent college grads
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