Job-search methods on-line

November 21, 2002

Among workers using the Internet to look for a job during the first nine months of 2001, the most common jobsearch methods were reading on-line ads or job listings (92.2 percent of Internet jobseekers) and researching information on potential employers (68.5 percent).

Jobsearch methods of Internet jobseekers, 2001
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The least common methods used were posting a resume on a job listing service (37.4 percent) and posting a resume on a personal website (4.8 percent).

This pattern of Internet jobsearch was essentially the same regardless of demographic characteristics, occupation, or industry.

This information is from a supplement to the Current Population Survey. Find more information in "Computer and Internet Use at Work in 2001," news release USDL 02-601.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job-search methods on-line on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/nov/wk3/art04.htm (visited December 22, 2014).