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The Internet plays a key role in many peoples lives. It can entertain and educate. It has also changed the landscape for both job seekers and employers. In October of this year there were 2.5 million new postings for available positions on job search sites or in online newspapers according to the Conference Board. The number marks a 28 percent increase from a year ago.

Jeffrey Grau, eMarketer senior analyst said “The Internet has made its mark on a range of human activities from shopping to dating to banking and investing. It should be no surprise, then, that the Internet is also changing the way people build their professional lives.”

People who changed jobs or wanted information on career training found the Internet to be fairly helpful according to a 2005 Pew Internet and American Life Project. 39 percent surveyed said the Internet had played an important role in career training. 25 percent found the Internet helpful when it came to changing jobs.

According to Hitwise, an online competitive intelligence service employment and training sites saw more traffic than wedding, religion and investments sites in October of this year.

The top ten lists of jobs advertised online from January to September of 2006 was mostly white-collar according to the Conference Board. “It is no wonder that the preponderance of Internet job ads are for white-collar positions,” says Mr. Grau.

24 percent of visitors to career Web site have an annual household income over $100,000 and 55 percent have a household income of $60,000 according to comScore Networks.

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Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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