Indians highest in seeking jobs online: Survey

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New Delhi, Feb 3 (UNI) Online recruitment the country eclipsed all other recruitment channels including direct approaches, newspaper advertising and 'word of mouth' with almost half of the job seekers finding their most recent positions online, said a survey.

According to Kelly Services Global Workforce Survey, 40 per cent of the respondents found their recent job online and only a mere eight per cent believe that level of education is the best indicator of job suitability.

The survey further said that 24 per cent doubt whether their CVs (Curriculum Vitae) present them in the best possible manner while 14 per cent doubt whether they have performed well in face-to-face job interviews.

Even though the task of applying for jobs and facing an interview can be daunting, it's not the worst part of the recruitment process, according to the surveyed employees. Interestingly, 60 per cent voted 'waiting for a response' as the worst part of the recruitment process while 79 per cent believe that employers treat them fairly in job interviews.

This was followed by 'searching for jobs (17 per cent), 'filling in applications' (10 per cent), 'preparing resume/CVs' (7 per cent) and 'attending interviews' (6 per cent).

''Candidates are now very confident about applying for jobs online while employers are becoming more adept at using online recruitment channels. However, employers need to use online recruitment as a supplement to other hiring practices,'' Senior Vice-President, Kelly Services, Asia-Pacific, Dhirendra Shantilal said.

When asked if the respondents felt that employers were 'fair' in the interview process, 79 per cent said 'yes', 19 per cent said 'sometimes' and only 2 per cent said 'never', the survey added.

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