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Web growing more popular with job seekers - 09/2000

Monster.com no 1 destination

Job seekers using the Internet to research new careers have found Monster.com to be their number one destination, according to a report by Greenfield Online.

The new study, ëSurfiní for a Liviní, found that the Monster.com website ranked significantly higher than other job sites, with 61 percent of online job hunters using the site.

The site also achieved the highest level of satisfaction among users in all categories from ease of applying and career advice to the variety of jobs and search capabilities. Other popular sites included Hotjobs.com (30 percent), Jobs.com (25 percent), Headhunter.com (20 percent), and
Careers.yahoo.com (15 percent).

One of the main reasons why respondents have not used the Web for job research is the lack of localized listings (8 percent made this complaint). Six percent of employed respondents said they found their current position listed online.

Personal accounts have been opened by 50 percent of respondents on job search sites over the past 12 months. These accounts are mainly used to post resumes (64 percent), receive email alerts about relevant job listings (63 percent), and to store resumes (43 percent).

People looking for a new job are realizing that the Internet offers a huge pool of resources, according to Greenfield Online, but the challenge now is for websites to match local jobs with local applicants.