How you search for a job depends a lot on your age. A new study out today, The Multi-Generational Job Search by Millennial Branding, a research and consulting firm, and Beyond.com, a career network, highlights job search commonalities and differences among Gen Y, Gen X and baby boomers.
Over 5,000 job seekers in total were surveyed, including 742 18-29 year olds (Gen Y), 1,676 30-47 year olds (Gen X), and 2,850 48-67 year olds (baby boomers). The study found a number of similarities in how the three generations approach searching for work: All spend the majority of their time looking online, most favor online job boards, and on average, all three groups spend between 5-20 hours a week looking. More than a third manage their online work histories, fewer than 15% have their own professional websites, and all generations use social media in some form–but Twitter is the least popular job search tool for everyone.
The similarities stop there. Here’s a look at how the three groups differ:
To read more, go to: Does the Way You Job Hunt Show Your Age?