Docs increasingly turning to social media to locate jobs

More and more, doctors are turning to social media to aid in job hunts, according to a new survey from healthcare recruitment firm AMN Healthcare. One-third of respondents said they used such tools while searching for a job in 2011--up from one-fifth of respondents the year before--while 41 percent said they used mobile devices to research job openings. "The time is ripe for organizations to expand their use of social media to include recruitment," the report's authors write. "Today, job seekers and organizations are more apt to create the ideal career match online."

Social media networking is also on the rise. In 2011, nearly half (48 percent) of all healthcare professionals surveyed said they use social media for professional networking, an increase from 37 percent in 2010. Report (.pdf)

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