JOB SEARCH SURVEY RESULTSSREERAM KISHORE CHAVALIOVERVIEWThis is a quick report of survey results from a survey during April 2013 for a small set of participants to understandpopular sources for finding a new job. While SocialMedia and Portals are big influencers, this data shows thatprofessionals still find Word of Mouth as a key channel for finding suitable opportunities.DETAILS OF SURVEYI created the survey using Excel WebApp. I was curious on how this works and it was pretty simple to create theform and distribute link to collect data.Following was the survey used to collect data
RESPONSE RATESurvey link was distributed through LinkedIn and Facebook to get responses. Response count is 15. Response rateseems reasonable because I posted to this ~ 600 people on my network and assuming 10% of them may havechanged a job in last one year, the response rate will be ~25%.While this sample is small compared to data you can collect by distributing to a larger audience, the data set isreliable as this was completed by professionals in my network.KEY TAKEAWAYJob search by Word of Mouth is more popular irrespective of experience or location. Dont just rely on otherforums and keep your network active.Disclaimer: This is not a broad claim and is limited to data collected using this survey.ANALYSISDISTRIBUTION BY SOURCE:
53% of respondents found job through Word of Mouth (Personal/Professional)DISTRIBUTION OF TIME TO CLOSETime taken to close on an opportunity seems to be distributed evenly.DISTRIBUTION OF RESPONDENTSDistribution of people who responded to survey had even distribution of experience as well as location. So there isno bias to data.
NOTESThanks to everyone who participated in the survey. If you want access to data collected, please contact me.