Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Attitudes of Young People to Job Searching through Social Media: Case of Slovakia
Issue: Vol. 10, No 1, 2017
Published date: 03-2017 (print) / 03-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Helena Kajanová
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín in Trenčín

Martin Sedláček
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín in Trenčín

Veronika Soósová
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín in Trenčín
Keywords: social media, job searching, recruiting, university students, Slovakia
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-1/11
Index PUBMS: c7cdc73e-0041-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 152-168 (17)
JEL classification: J20, J24

Successful Processes and tools for job searching for different positions are changing in present time. Social media are more important in job searching than any time before. This article is dealing with attitude of young people to job searching through social media. We are focused in our research on university students. The main aim of the article is identify present importance of social media in job searching and behavior of students on social media and their attitudes to possibilities of job searching through social media. The research was done by questionnaire survey on the group of students of Faculty of Social and Economic Relations, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín. The survey was conducted in March - April 2016. We formulate deductions; identify trends and the future of social media in job searching.


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