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New Social Media Study: Significant Increase in Use of Social Media for Job Searching, Networking by Health Care Professionals

AMN Healthcare Services News Release (03/29/12)

AMN Healthcare’s latest “Use of Social Media and Mobile
by Healthcare Professionals” survey reveals that more
physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and pharmacists
are using social media to look for job opportunities, network
with colleagues, and apply for new positions. The percentage of
health care professionals using social media for job searches
climbed to about 33% in 2011 from 20% in 2010, and of those using
mobile job alerts, 10% secured an interview, 14% were offered a
job, and 8% obtained employment. In 2010, only 1% secured a job
through social media. Additionally, 75% of health care
professionals prefer Facebook over other social media sites when
searching for jobs. The survey indicates that employers have the
opportunity to use social media to recruit health care