As varied as the reasons may be for candidates to start looking for jobs - most of them consider job boards on the Internet to be the most promising channel.
Where candidates search for jobs
On average, seven out of ten job seekers use Internet job boards. They rate their chances of finding a job as highest there. However, applicants from the baby boomer generation in particular also use the services of the employment agency, while Generation Z is increasingly turning to social networks.
Where candidates present themselves
Clear generational differences are evident in the assessment of the various channels for the Active sourcingGeneration Z applicants rely most frequently on recommendations from acquaintances, while older generations increasingly use profiles in career networks.
How candidates want to be addressed
Most applicants would like to be contacted by e-mail - and in fact, this is also the channel that companies use most often. However, there is a greater discrepancy when it comes to addressing candidates by telephone: Generation Z in particular, but also the baby boomer generation, hardly want to receive active sourcing calls. Nevertheless, three out of ten candidates of the youngest generation are addressed via telephone.
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