A CareerXRoads study presents information on how employers are finding candidates to fill their jobs. The chart below shows that Employee Referrals and the Internet make up over 50% of all hires. College hires are gaining momentum as is Direct Sourcing from competitors and other companies.
From this information one can see that networking online (through social networking sites and blogging) and off (through co-workers and friends) is critical to your next career move.
CareerXRoads Sources of Hire Survey. [CareerXRoads]
Look Within Your Current Company for Job Openings. [Careerhacker – Bill Inman]
Small Talk, Big Career. [Careerhacker – Bill Inman]
Blogs ‘Essential’ to a Good Career. [Careerhacker – Bill Inman]
Workers Not Using Social Networking to Find Jobs but Employers are Looking. [Careerhacker – Bill Inman]