The New Online Job Hunt

Social-networking sites play matchmaker, allowing targeted searches for both employers and applicants. It's more wheat, less chaff

Illustration by Peter Arkle for TIME

The New Online Job Hunt.

With the economy still floundering and unemployment stubbornly high, job hunting has become a second career for many people. And it's no surprise that in a number of fields, particularly for entry-level positions, the search for a new job is being conducted almost exclusively online. Collectively, the most popular employment sites, like Monster and CareerBuilder, now list 5.2 million openings in the U.S. and close to 1 million in the U.K., according to job search engine Simply Hired. Some 88% of entry-level positions in the U.S. are now listed only online, says college-placement firm The promise of job...

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