As newly graduated students and the recently unemployed look for open positions in a difficult job market, companies are on the lookout for new employees. Many employers are using social recruiting, in which companies find potential job candidates on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
What might be surprising is social recruiting is more likely to get you hired, plus it can help you stay employed longer.
Jobvite recently released a survey showing more people get hired from online referrals and company career pages than from job boards. As shown in the infographic below, almost half of the social recruiting hires remained in their positions for over three years.