The development of online recruitment for different industries has different prospects, however, the IT industry and manufacturing industry are the two largest industrial clients for online recruitment.
In China, recruitment methods are continuously changing. Online recruitment characteristics such as no region and time limitation, wider range, high efficiency, fast, time-saving, low cost and others, have made online recruitment more popular to both enterprises and applicants.
In 2004, online recruitment occupied 13.2% of the whole recruitment market, far lower than newspaper recruitment and on-spot job fairs. In 2005, the online recruitment market grew sharply and shared 20% of the whole recruitment market. Its market share is estimated to be 28.2% and its market scale is estimated to be 1.42 billion Yuan in 2006 respectively. There's still a large development space for China's online recruitment compared with the quotient of 78% in America. Since 2003, more and more Chinese enterprises began to take advantage of online recruitment service.