Recruiters Finding Top Talent On The Web

A recent survey conducted by ExecuNet.com, an online career services center for executives and recruiters, reports that the Internet is where search firms often find the most qualified executive job candidates. According to the nationwide survey of 109 recruiters who use the Internet to source candidates, 78% use online job sites to locate executive candidates with salaries in excess of $100,000, 76% use online resume databases and 55% use their own firm's Web site. During the past 12 months, 45% of all searches concluded with an offer to a candidate that was found on the Internet. For the majority of search firms, the Internet is a time-tested resource, as 54% say they first starting using it prior to 2000. More than one-third of recruiters (35%) say the quality of candidates found through the Internet has improved during the past 12 months. The highest paying position posted on an Internet job site by those surveyed had an annual salary of $1 million.

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