To help those looking for a job navigate through finding one, broadbandchoices.co.uk has released a ranking of the most job-seeker friendly locations in the UK. Crawley topped the chart, followed by Reading, Warrington and Luton, while the bottom of the chart is occupied by the capital, preceded by Southampton, Bradford and Sunderland.
Alongside the ranking, broadbandchoices.co.uk polled 1,342 Brits to find out what their most important resource was during their latest job search.
Results show that 82% relied on online resources and information to secure their current position, while almost 1 in 7 Britons turn to social media for their job hunt. Online job platforms play an important role in finding a job too, with 56% of respondents having a profile on one of them.
The broadbandchoices.co.uk job-seeker friendliness index considers the following factors:
- Unemployed population in each city/town
- Number of jobs available on popular online platforms in each city/town
- Number of unemployed people per recruitment centre in each city/town
- Internet speed in the area
See the full ranking, here: https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/features/broadband-choices-reveals-the-uks-most-job-seeker-friendly-locations.
People in the UK also turn to employment agencies during their job search (69%), as well as their friends and family (54%) and professional connections (45%). Job ads in print publications are the least effective when it comes to job search with only 27% relying on them, followed by job fairs and networking events that were the choice for 36% of respondents.
Mark Pocock, Home Communication Expert at BroadbandChoices.co.uk, said:
“Just two decades ago some of the biggest online job platforms did not even exist. Today, it is very hard to imagine searching for a job without the Internet as the first port of call and the most important resource of information.
“From uploading CVs and creating profiles on job websites, to conducting interviews and taking tests online, having a stable connection has become increasingly important for securing a job. Our study proves once again that fast and stable broadband connection is no longer a luxury but a necessity.”
To check the exact broadband speed in your area, visit: https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/tools/speed-test.