IT Management: LinkedIn, Facebook, Dice Offer Opportunities for IT Job Seekers, Recruiters

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-07-02 Print this article Print


Eighty-six percent of survey respondents said LinkedIn was the social network that matters most—and with 161 million members in more than 200 countries and territories, making it the largest professional network—it's easy to see why.
The rise of social media is having a profound impact on the way job seekers and recruiters connect, especially in the world of tech and IT. At the same time, Web-based job search sites like and others are bringing a new level of precision and sophistication for those working (or looking for work) in IT-related fields. A recent survey of more than 150 human resources and recruiting executives, directors and managers found social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ are increasingly used by recruiters, and also indicated prospective employees are using social media to find the right job. While this trend is likely to continue, Web-based IT employment specialist Dice and others are upping the ante on IT employment, offering not only listings but monthly reports on where jobs can be found, white papers on emerging technologies, and other technology news and advice. These sites are also becoming more specified: For instance, Jobscience addresses the health care market, a rapidly growing space for IT workers, while the freewheeling Craigslist offers a surprising number of legitimate gigs around the globe. To help IT pros sort out which of these offer the best listing for jobs in their particular fields, eWEEK takes a look at 10 different recruitment and job Websites.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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