While I was unable to replicate the statistics you mentioned, I did
find some others that should be helpful!
Most recent statistics - 2005
From "The Majority of Job-Seekers Still Use Newspapers Over the
Internet, According to a New Report." Dec. 21, 2005
"Despite the proliferation of online job boards, three out of four
job-seekers still use newspapers to look for employment, according to
a report released today by The Conference Board, the global research
and business membership organization."
"The Internet was not far behind, with three out of five job-seekers
using the Internet."
"The report is based on a nationally representative sample of 5000
households surveyed monthly for The Conference Board Consumer
Confidence Index and was conducted on behalf of The Conference Board
"Newspapers are still the most common method of looking for a job in
three of the four major regions across the U.S. and in all but the top
income group. The Western U.S. is the only area of the country where
the Internet topped newspapers among those seeking jobs. An impressive
63 percent of job searchers 55 years and older in the Western U.S.
reported searching the Internet, while just 36 percent of this age
group did so in the Southern U.S."
"The vast majority of recent job seekers who used the Internet did so
by reading help-wanted ads posted online (88 percent), and nearly 60
percent submitted a resume/application online. Almost 50 percent of
job searchers are researching potential employers on the Internet.
While 43 percent posted a resume with an online search service, just
over a third signed up for email notifications of job listings."
While the following article does not provide percentages, it is still
quite interesting. Please see the article for user demographics:
From "The Score: Looking for Jobs Online," By comScore Media Metrix.
February 23, 2006. http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/8394.asp
"A recent comScore analysis revealed that traffic to Job Search sites
jumped considerably in January versus the previous month, indicating
that many consumers are at least mulling a job change even if they
haven?t come to a formal decision on the matter."
"Traffic to the Career Services & Development category increased 26
percent to 49.8 million visitors in January 2006 from the previous
month. The Job Search subcategory drove much of the gains, surging 42
percent to 15.3 million visitors for the month."
"The top two sites in the Job Search subcategory, CareerBuilder.com
(up 52 percent to 7.3 million visitors) and Monster.com (up 50 percent
to 6.9 million visitors) both outpaced the total category gains on a
According to 2004 statistics by Pew, 42% of those with Internet access
"Look for info about a job."
From "U.S. JOB RECOVERY PUSHES 30 PERCENT GROWTH FOR ONLINE CAREER
SITES, ACCORDING TO NIELSEN//NETRATINGS."
"Nielsen//NetRatings, the global standard for Internet audience
measurement and analysis, reports that traffic to career sites jumped
30 percent year-over-year with nearly 27.2 million surfers, or more
than 18 percent of the total online population, visiting job search
sites in June 2004. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job
creation continued to rise over the past year, while unemployment
Job hunting on the Internet
* 93% Read online listings
* 70% Reseach companies
* 57% Submit resume/apps
* 41 Use job listing services
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 1 in 5 jobseekers
between the age of 20-34 used the Internet to look for jobs in 2003.
This percentage continues to increase."
According to a Pew survey
"Fifty-two million Americans have looked online for information about
jobs, and more than 4 million do so on a typical day. Overall, these
figures represent a more than 60% jump in the number of online job
hunters from March 2000 when we first asked about the subject. We
found then that 32 million had used the Internet to check out jobs.
Moreover, there has been about a 33% hike in the daily traffic related
to job searching. On a typical day in March 2000, about 3 million
Internet users were searching for job information. These current
figures come from a Pew Internet Project survey of 2,259 Internet
users that was conducted from March 1 through May 19, 2002. The margin
of error is plus or minus two percentage points."
From "Internet activities by age group Posted by ZDNet Research." 2006
Scroll down to the chart for "Online Activity by Age Group" and look
at the % Activity by Age for Job Research and Job Hunting:
30% of the internet users job online
From "Internet Job-Hunting Turns a Corner: A Quintessential Careers
Annual Report 2005," by Katharine Hansen.
"Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler, co-founders of CareerXroads, describe
a new phenomenon, the "virtual walk-in," the person who goes to a
company Web site at least once for reasons other than applying for a
job and finds himself or herself looking at the jobs. Eighty-five
percent of their survey respondents said they had done so, and 64
percent of those have actually applied for a job in that situation.
Read the full report. CareerXroads also reported that 86 percent of
the Fortune 500 have a link in their main navigation or from their
home page to a "careers" section."
"More than half of 3,900 human-resource personnel and recruiters
surveyed by Weddle's, a publishing, consulting, and training firm, in
the first three months of 2005 planned to spend up to 30 percent of
their recruiting budgets online. Of those surveyed, 84 percent said
niche sites provide access to the best talent while only 11 percent
gave the nod to general-purpose recruitment sites."
"According to CareerXroads, 61 percent of all external hires can be
attributed to just two channels -- referrals by current employees and
the Internet. Just 5.5 percent come from the traditional want-ads."
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