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Young adults born in the 90s use social media to find work

(People's Daily Online)    14:18, November 19, 2015
Young adults born in the 90s use social media to find work
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As the job hunting season of the 2016 college graduates will soon begin, Ganji.com, a major classified-listings website in China, and the Market and Media Research Center of Peking University jointly released a survey report on the employment situation for 2015, which shows that the job-hunting of young Chinese people has become more casual. Social media such as QQ, WeChat and Weibo have become the platform of job hunting and recruitment. Sometimes, reading the "friends circle" of WeChat can land a desirable job.

"Recruiting! Please recommend suitable candidates. Work place: Wangjing SOHO. Successful referrer will get an Apple Watch as reward!" is what Zhang Jun saw come up in his social media account, with this type of recruitment information frequently forwarded by his friends. And thanks to such recruitment information forwarded by Zhang Jun, his cousin Wang Gang recently found a job at an internet company. 

In the job hunting season of this year, social media has played a more important role in spreading information, and has made job hunting much easier for post-90s. 

A director of human resources at a data company told the reporter that for base level positions, they can save a significant amount of money by publishing the information through social media and the publicity photos are more effective on screen than on paper.

More interestingly, finding jobs through social media and the internet is not limited to highly educated people.

The report shows that, in the past, blue-collar workers tended to find a job through a friend's introduction or job assignment from a vocational school. Now, recruitment websites have become a new channel for them to acquire information on vacancies. In the "Internet Plus" era, social media and location-based services are all used in recruitment. 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Kong Defang,Bianji)

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