36.6 Million

Can Facebook get you a job? Well, on the face of things, no. Clearly, you’d have to have something approaching the right qualifications and skills to actually get the gig. But social media is definitely helping; according to a new study by Jobvite and MBA Online, one in six workers used social media to help them get hired, with 16% of workers having found their current jobs via social sites. Almost 9 out of every 10 job-seekers have a social media presence, with 54% actively using that presence to find jobs. In total, 36.6 million Americans are believed to have used social media to find work. Something to think about when wondering who all those people are using the computers to check their Facebook accounts next time you’re at the public library.

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