6 Game-Changing Trends For Your Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]

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To play a great job search game, you need a great team. On your defensive line, you have your network, co-workers, and supervisors past and present. They can keep you from being the one in five taken out by a reference check gone wrong. On your offensive line, you have online search platforms, social media, web and mobile technology. These key players in your job search allow you to network virtually and score connections.

Our infographic below shares six new trends impacting job seekers. These job search trends will show you why looking for a job is like playing a game — it’s best done with your team behind you.

Some stats to note:

  • 96% of companies conduct reference and background checks
  • 15% of workers’ references don’t know they are listed as a reference
  • Employee referrals account for 40% of all hires
  • 78% of recruiters hire through social media

Check out the full infographic below and develop your playbook with these game-changing trends in mind.

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What do you think? What are some other game-changing trends in today’s job market?

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Val Matta
Val Matta
Val Matta is the co-owner and leader of business development at CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution for companies, outplacement firms, job seekers and university career centers. You can connect with her and the CareerShift team on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.