A recent study by the University of Colorado Denver shows that job-seekers who look for new jobs using the Internet spend 25 percent less time on average between jobs than those who restrict themselves to more traditional job-search methods. However, the researchers noted that searching for jobs online does not garner higher-paying positions for searchers.
Researchers gathered information by asking job-seekers to complete surveys that asked questions about the methods they were using to look for work. These findings are at odds with the results of a 2004 study that found that individuals who used the Internet as part of their job search were actually unemployed longer than those who looked for work the old-fashioned way. This may be due to changes in the Internet and the way it is used, rather than to flaws in either study, however.
"In 2004 the researchers came up with two scenarios for their findings: The Internet was not an effective tool or that people who looked on-line for jobs were not as qualified," according to Hani Mansour, Ph.D., (Read More....)