Job seekers went mobile, left small employers standing still

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 25, 2013

Where do you think most job seekers begin their search for a new job? Most recruiters will tell you that candidates start by searching on the big job boards like Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder.

And those recruiters will be wrong.

Ten times more job seekers start their job search on Google than anywhere else.

And where do small employers post their jobs? When I ask HR managers where they post their open jobs, they usually rattle off a list of job boards. But they almost never mention Indeed. Yet three recent studies found Indeed to be the number one external source of hire for employers in the US.

How did that happen?

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Topics: First Steps For Getting Your Search Started, Job Board, Hiring Managers, Recruiting On Your Own