Searching for work in the digital era


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Author: Smith, Aaron


The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but, the author argues, a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills, such as creating a professional resume, searching job listings online, or following up via email with potential employers. This report, based on a nationally representative survey of 2,001 US adults ages 18 and older, documents the current state of digital job seeking in America. It first examines the basic contours of this issue - how many people have looked or applied for a job online, how the internet measures up to other...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Literacy; Technology; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Internet; Online system; Job searching; Skill needs; Technological literacy; Survey; Trend

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Pew Research Center, 2015

Physical description: 29 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 122.220

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