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July 03, 2017 Understanding global jobseeker behavior Michael Harms, Marketing Coordinator

Understanding global jobseeker behavior

The online user has come a long way since the early days of the web. Today's online user expects access to all kinds of information from any device, in any location, at any given time and jobseekers are no exception. 

In fact, jobseeker behavior has changed dramatically in recent years, and responding quickly to these changes is crucial for job board owners in order to remain relevant to their users.

To help understand this rapidly changing environment Madgex conducted a global survey to determine how people identify, apply for and evaluate job opportunities.

Here are the headline stats from the survey, is your job board catering for these behaviors? 


50% of respondents said they use job boards to research employers, with 42% using job boards to research salaries. This tells is that jobseekers aren't solely interested in the job postings themselves. 

Millennials in particular continue to drive significant changes to the way in which we search for jobs as well as how we apply for them...


With such sophisticated online users looking for more than just job postings, job boards need to act on the real pain points of their users to give them the best chance of satisfying their needs...


The full report has unearthed a whole host of invaluable insights into exactly how this behavior continues to change. It is available to download free of charge by following the link below.

Madgex job board software Global jobseeker survey