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[Infographic] Getting Hired In A Digital World


Thanks to the evolution of technology and the now ubiquitous social media, the world of recruitment in recent years has evolved so much so that the first impression that a candidate makes is not in the resume that’s sent to a potential hirer, but made on the Internet.

Do you know, for example, that 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media for recruiting? Of those, 9 in 10 are likely to look at a candidate’s social profiles before meeting them in person – and often candidates will not be brought forward to interview if their profiles feature profanity, alcohol and drug references, or even grammatical errors.

Here’s an infographic from the Brighton School of Business & Management that looks at the fascinating field of online recruitment. You may also be surprised by the role professional online social network LinkedIn plays in the space:

BSBM - Getting Hired in a Digital World - Infographic


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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