Job Hunting Survey: Indeed Named Most Popular Job Site

As the economy continues to slowly improve, more and more people are finding new jobs using online job boards and similar websites. Since September is known as Update Your Resume Month, we asked job hunters about their favorite online platforms for finding and applying for new jobs. What big names are the most popular? And how many people currently use these platforms to look for work?

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Job Hunting

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 14% of respondents said they are actively looking for a job right now. Another 28% said they are at least keeping an eye out for certain types of job opportunities. And 59% have no interest in job hunting at the moment.

Of those who are not currently looking for work, 61% said they have not actively looked for a new job in at least five years. 15% were last job hunting three to five years ago. 10% last looked for work one to two years ago. 7% have looked for work within the last year. And 6% have done so within the past six months.

Online Platforms

Of those who are currently job hunting or have done so within the past five years, 62% said they mostly found and applied for new jobs online. 30% mainly applied for jobs in person. And just 5% have applied over the phone.

The most popular job site mentioned by respondents was Indeed. Other popular names mentioned include Monster, Craigslist, CareerBuilder, Snagajob and LinkedIn.

Updating Resumes

Even those who aren’t actively seeking employment might still choose to keep their resumes up-to-date, especially in light of Update Your Resume Month. 19% of overall respondents said that they have updated their resumes within the past month. Of those respondents, 46% are actively looking for work right now. And 45% are at least keeping an eye out for new opportunities.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

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What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on September 10 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.