Social media-related highlights from the study included:
- 67 percent of job seekers using social media turn to Facebook, while 45 percent use Twitter and 40 percent use LinkedIn.
- The “big three” are starting to get some company, however, as 31 percent of job seekers said they used Instagram as part of the process, 25 percent cited Pinterest and 17 percent said they use Snapchat.
- 31 percent of job seekers admitted to inflating their skills while using Twitter.
- 27 percent of job seekers said they fabricated job references on Facebook, with twice as many men admitting to doing so as women.
- 47 percent of job seekers used mobile as part of their job search.
Other findings from Jobvite’s 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study included:
- 45 percent of job seekers are satisfied in their current positions but open to new opportunities.
- 50 percent of employed workers see their positions as entry-level or stepping stones, with that figure rising to 71 percent for those aged 18 through 29.
- 79 percent of recruiters have made hires via LinkedIn, despite job seekers’ prolific Facebook use.